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Tanya Joelle W McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurology

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Female

Expertise: Epilepsy, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Neurology

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Dr. Tanya J. W. McDonald focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. Her specific interests include dietary therapies for adults with epilepsy, evaluations for seizure surgery and epilepsy in women (including considerations during pregnancy).

Her research focuses on the impact of ketogenic diets like the modified Atkins diets, on cardiovascular health measures in adults with epilepsy.

Dr. McDonald completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University and received her medical and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. She trained in neurology and epilepsy at Johns Hopkins and is board certified in neurology and epilepsy.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (2012)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2016)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Epilepsy (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Epilepsy (2017)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2016)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

Impact of Ketogenic Diets on Cardiovascular Health in Adults With Epilepsy. NCT02694094

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