Sarah Mulkey, MD Fetal Neonatal Neurologist

Bio

Biography

Sarah Mulkey, MD, PhD, is a fetal-neonatal neurologist in the Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Mulkey joined the Fetal Medicine Institute in 2016. She grew up in South Florida and earned her medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2005. She completed a residency in Child Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Following completion of her residency, she became the first and only dedicated neonatal neurologist in Arkansas providing state-of-the-art neurologic care to newborns with a variety of complex neurologic conditions. She was the Site-Principal Investigator at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for the Phase II clinical trial for Erythropoietin as a neuroprotective agent for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy led by UCSF (Dr. Yvonne Wu).In 2015, Dr. Mulkey earned a PhD in Clinical and Translational Sciences to further support her development as a clinical researcher. Her research interests include brain injury in the fetus and newborn, brain growth and development, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in newborns at risk for brain injury. Dr. Mulkey is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the Child Neurology Society.Dr. Mulkey’s clinical expertise and interests focus on abnormal development or injury to the developing brain. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts on topics related to newborn brain injury, neuroprotection, neuroimaging of the newborn brain, and on neurodevelopmental outcomes. She enjoys exploring the Washington, DC, area and visiting parks with her husband and three young children.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • PhD, 2015
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency Program, Child Neurology, 2010
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency Program, Child Neurology, 2009
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2007
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2006
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • MD, 2005
    Florida State University
  • BS, 2001
    Florida Atlantic University
News

News

doctors looking at possible Zika-affected patients

Three of 48 fetuses exposed to Zika in utero had abnormal fetal magnetic resonance imaging

During a recent trip Sarah B. Mulkey, M.D., Ph.D., made to Colombia, she tested Zika-affected babies’ motor skills as they sat, stood, and lay facing upward and face down. The international study aims to answer one of the most vexing questions about Zika: If babies’ brains appear “normal” at birth, have they survived Zika exposure in the womb with few neurological repercussions?

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