Joseph Scafidi, DO Neonatal Neurologist

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Neurology, 2008
    George Washington University Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurology, 2008
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    University Hospital of UMDNJ
  • DO, 2003
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MS, Biology/Neurophysiology, 1999
    New York University College of Arts & Sciences
  • BS, Neural Science, 1996
    New York University College of Arts & Sciences
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Joseph Scafidi

Patient story

Aidan's Story

"My miracle son, Aidan, is now a feisty 5-year-old. He talks, walks, runs, and eats everything in sight."

Jackson's Story

"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."

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Ava's Story

"She continually amazes us, she is truly a Children’s miracle!"

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Skylar's Story

"You have a right to feel robbed of what others have gotten to enjoy, but you also will be thankful for things your child will do that 'normal' parents will never understand. "

Teresa's Story

"The thing I like most about Children's National is that they don't just take great care of the sick children, but they also take great care of the whole family."



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

36th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society

(2007) Pediatric surgery outcome for localization related epilepsy

Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society

(2008) Cellular analysis of the subventricular zone and white matter after chronic perinatal hypoxia

Arg31Arc mRNA induction by Ca2 and cAMP requires Protein Kinase A and MitogenActivated Protein KinaseExtracellular regulated kinase activation

(2001) Journal of Neuroscience

GABAB receptor antagonism Facilitatory effects on memory parallel those on LTP induced by TBS but not HFS

(1999) Journal of Neuroscience

Modeling premature brain injury

(0001) International Journal of Neural Development

New concepts in perinatal hypoxia ischemia encephalopathy

(2008) Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

Society for Neuroscience Abstracts

(2008) Cellular analysis of the subventricular zone and white matter after chronic perinatal hypoxia

Studies on Long Term Depression in area CA1 of the anesthetized and freely moving rat

(1997) Journal of Neuroscience

The pololike protein kinases Fnk and Snk associate with a Ca2 and integrinbinding protein and are regulated dynamically with synaptic plasticity

(1999) European Molecular Biology Organization Journal

Time dependent reversal of LTP in hippocampal area CA1 of the freely moving rat induced by theta pulse stimulation

(1999) Journal of Neuroscience

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Mason's Story

Patient story

"You are about to embark on a journey that will be the challenge of your life as a parent. But you have chosen a hospital and a brain tumor treatment team that is one of the best in the country."

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