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Ryan Felling, MD PhD

Ryan Jordan Felling, MD PhD
Director, Pediatric Stroke Program
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Pediatric Stroke Program
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Expertise

Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neurovascular Disorders, Pediatric Stroke

Research Interests

In the laboratory, Dr. Felling is actively investigating the cellular basis for repair and recovery following injury in the immature brain. His research seeks to define how neural progenitors respond to injury and how this response can be modified to improve recovery.

Biography

Dr. Felling is the director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Stroke Program and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders. With combined training in child neurology and vascular neurology he offers expertise in both the acute diagnosis and treatment of stroke as well as longitudinal management of the neurological consequences of stroke in children.

Dr. Felling's goal is to improve the clinical care of patients through the development of efficient pathways for the rapid evaluation and treatment of children presenting with stroke. He is part of a multidisciplinary team of providers that care for children with cerebrovascular disorders. Clinical research efforts are aimed at improving neurological function in children following stroke and other brain injuries.

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine ( Hershey PA) (2007)
    • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine ( Hershey PA) (2006)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Neurology ( Baltimore MD) (2012)
    • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Pediatrics ( Philadelphia PA) (2009)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology ( Baltimore MD) (2013)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology/Special Child Neurology (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Dellinger, B.B., Felling, R., and Ordway, R.W. Genetic modifiers of the Drosophila NSF mutant, comatose, include a temperature-sensitive paralytic allele of the calcium channel alpha1-subunit gene, cacophony. Genetics. 2000;155(1):203-211.

    Kawasaki, F., Felling, R., and Ordway, R.W. A temperature-sensitive paralytic mutant defines a primary synaptic calcium channel in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 2000;20(13):4885-4889. 

    Brooks, I.M., Felling, R., Kawasaki, F. and Ordway, R.W. Genetic analysis of a synaptic calcium channel in Drosophila: Intragenic modifiers of a temperature-sensitive paralytic mutant of cacophony. Genetics. 2003;164(1):163-71.

    Felling, R.J., Romanko, M.J., Snyder, M.J., Rothstein, R.P., Ziegler, A.N., Yang, Z., Givogri, M., Bongarzone, E. and Levison, S.W. Neural stem/progenitor cells initiate a regenerative response to perinatal hypoxia/ischemia. J Neurosci. 2006;26:4359-4369.

    Alagappan D., Lazzarino D.A., Felling R.J., Balan M., Kotenko S.V., Levison S.W. Brain injury expands the numbers of neural stem cells and progenitors in the SVZ by enhancing their responsiveness to EGF. ASN Neuro. 2009;1(2):pii: e00009.

    Lab

    In the laboratory, Dr. Felling is actively investigating the cellular basis for repair and recovery following injury in the immature brain. His research seeks to define how neural progenitors respond to injury and how this response can be modified to improve recovery.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2012 Guy McKhann Teaching Award2012 Jay Slotkin Award for Research Achievement in Residency2003 1st Place, Life Sciences, Penn State Graduate Student Exhibition2007 Judith Bond MD/PhD Award for outstanding research and clinical achievement
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    Lectures and Presentations

    2003 Neural stem cells react to perinatal hypoxic/ischemic brain insults. Role: presenter; Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    2004 Perinatal hypoxia/ischemia enhances the EGF-responsiveness of subventricular zone neural stem cells. Role: presenter; Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

    2005 A Regenerative Response of Endogenous Neural Stem Cells to Perinatal Hypoxic/Ischemic Brain Damage. Role: presenter; National MD/PhD Student Conference, Keystone, CO.

    2012 Approach to the Diagnosis and Initial Management of Acute Weakness in Children. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD. June 1, 2012.

    2013 Pediatric Stroke. Maryland Stroke Center Consortium. American Heart Association, Baltimore, MD.January 16, 2013.

    2013 Approach to the Diagnosis and Initial Management of Acute Weakness in Children. Department of Pediatrics Grand Round, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD. February 22, 2013.

    2013 Stroke in Infants and Children. Invited CME Presentation, MedStar St. Marys Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. March 25, 2013.

    2013 Stroke in Infants and Children. Invited CME presentation, GBMC Hospital, Towson, MD. May 23, 2013.

    2013 Stroke in Infants and Children. Invited CME presentation, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, MD. May 29, 2013.

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-8073
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Pediatric Neurology

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