Joseph Scafidi, DO Neurophysiologist

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • 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, DO

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."

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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. "

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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!"



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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

Modeling premature brain injury

(0001) International Journal of Neural Development

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

(1999) Journal of Neuroscience

New concepts in perinatal hypoxia ischemia encephalopathy

(2008) Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

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Amaya's Story

Patient story

"Amaya is doing great. She has had two MRIs since (every three months) and all is well. She will begin track season healthy and strong!"

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