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Lisa Renee Sun, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurology

Specializes in: Children (1-11 years), Adolescents (12-18 years)

Expertise: Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Stroke

Research Interests: Pediatric and young adult stroke, Cancer-associated stroke, and Chemotherpy-associated vasospasm

Background

Dr. Sun is an expert in both pediatric neurology and cerebrovascular neurology, with a special interest in pediatric and young adult stroke. She focuses on both acute care of stroke as well as longitudinal management of an array of neurologic conditions that affect children and young adults.
Dr. Sun’s clinical research program is broadly focused on developing a deeper understanding of the causes, management, and prevention of stroke in the young. More specifically, Dr. Sun is interested in stroke associated with cancer and chemotherapy.
In addition to her clinical and research interests, Dr. Sun is the associate program director of the Child Neurology residency program at Johns Hopkins.
After completing medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Sun completed her pediatrics and neurology residency training at Johns Hopkins, and subsequently she completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology/Stroke.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., Yale University (Connecticut) (2007)
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (2011)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Sun’s research focuses broadly on pediatric and young adult stroke, with emphasis on discovering the causes, treatments, and prevention of stroke in the young. Specifically, Dr. Sun is interested in stroke and cerebrovascular dysfunction associated with cancer and chemotherapy.

Selected Publications

Felling, RJ, Sun LR, Maxwell EC, Goldenberg N, Bernard T. Pediatric arterial ischemic stroke: epidemiology, risk factors, and management. Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases. 2017 Mar; pii: S1079-9796(16)30230-3

Sun LR, Bosemani T, Smith-Hicks CL. Neuroimaging abnormalities in a child with infantile spasms on high-dose vigabatrin. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Feb;67:109-110.

Yeshokumar AK, Sun LR, Klein JL, Baranano KW, Pardo CA. Gait disturbance as the presenting symptom in young children with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). pii: e20160901.

Duis J, Dean S, Applegate C, Harper A, Xiao R, He W, Dollar JD, Sun LR, Waberski MB, Crawford TO, Hamosh A, Stafstrom CE. KIF5A mutations cause an infantile onset phenotype including severe myoclonus with evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction. Ann Neurol. 2016 Oct;80(4):633-7.

Zeiger WA, Sun LR, Bosemani T, Pearl PL, Stafstrom CE. Acute infantile encephalopathy as presentation of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 May;58:113-5

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Guy McKhann Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology, 2016

Memberships

  • American Heart Association

    2015 – present

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional Activities

  • Pediatric Neurology Residency Associate Program Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2016

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Pediatric Stroke
    Didactic Conference , Neuropsychology Seminar , Baltimore, MD (04/17/2017)
    Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Pediatric Stroke: Keeping up with the times when time is brain
    presentation , Departmental Conference (10/27/2016)
    Duke University
  • Introduction to Stroke
    Medical Student Lecture , Baltimore, MD (09/01/2016)
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Chemotherapy-associated cerebral vasospasm in children with leukemia
    Grand Rounds , Department of Neurology Grand Rounds , Baltimore, MD (06/16/2016)
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • The Neurologic Examination in Critically Ill Children
    lecture , Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Conference , Baltimore, MD (03/01/2016)
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
  • The Neurologic Examination in Children
    lecture , Noon Conference , Baltimore, MD (02/01/2016)
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Decompressive craniectomy for pediatric stroke
    presentation , Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Conference , Baltimore, MD (11/01/2015)
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Pediatric stroke and the BAT (acute stroke alert) call
    presentation , Noon Conference , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2015)
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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