Jessica Carpenter, MD Neurologist



Jessica Carpenter, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology at Children’s National Health System. She serves as the director of the Neonatal and Childhood Stroke Program and co-director of the Neurocritical Care Program. Dr. Carpenter also is a member of the CaNDO Program. Her interests include perinatal infarcts, pediatric neurocritical care, and continuous EEG monitoring.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurology Fellow, 2007
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • MD, 2002
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1997
    University of Pennsylvania
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Jessica Carpenter

Patient story

Eli's Story

"Hang in there. Find support. The initial craziness of being in a hospital and having a child with a stroke will gradually fall into a new reality, and you will all adjust to it."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Electrographic Seizures after Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children and Young Adults: A Retrospective Multicenter Study

(2014) Journal of Pediatrics

Levetiracetam vs. (fos)Phenytoin for Seizure Prophylaxis in Pediatric Intracranial Hemorrhage

(2014) Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

Development and Implementation of a Diagnostic and Management Algorithm for Pediatric Acute Encephalopathy/Encephalitis

(2014) Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Electrographic seizures in pediatric ICU patients: cohort study of risk factors and mortality

(2013) Neurology

Continuous Video EEG for Patients with Acute Encephalopathy in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

(2012) Neurocritical Care

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