Derek E. Neilson, MD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4760

Email derek.neilson@cchmc.org

Dr. Neilson studies genetic contributions to the disorder acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE), in which children are predisposed to devastating neurologic injury following common infections. Research involving families with recurrent ANE has revealed a candidate gene which is now being studied in mouse and cellular models.

MD: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1998.

BA: Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 1993.

Izumi K, Takagi M, Parikh AS, Hahn A, Miskovsky SN, Nishimura G, Torii C, Kosaki K, Hasegawa T, Neilson DE. Late manifestations of tricho-rhino-pharangeal syndrome in a patient: Expanded skeletal phenotype in adulthood. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Aug;152A(8):2115-9.

Marco EJ, Anderson JE, Neilson DE, Strober JB. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in 3 brothers. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):e693-8.

Gika AD, Rich P, Gupta S, Neilson DE, Clarke A. Recurrent acute necrotizing encephalopathy following influenza A in a genetically predisposed family. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2010 Jan;52(1):99-102.

López-Laso E, Mateos-González ME, Pérez-Navero JL, Camino-León R, Briones P, Neilson DE. [Infection-triggered familial or recurrent acute necrotizing encephalopathy]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2009 Sep;71(3):235-9.

Neilson DE, Adams MD, Orr CM, Schelling DK, Eiben RM, Kerr DS, Anderson J, Bassuk AG, Bye AM, Childs AM, Clarke A, Crow YJ, Di Rocco M, Dohna-Schwake C, Dueckers G, Fasano AE, Gika AD, Gionnis D, Gorman MP, Grattan-Smith PJ, Hackenberg A, Kuster A, Lentschig MG, Lopez-Laso E, Marco EJ, Mastroyianni S, Perrier J, Schmitt-Mechelke T, Servidei S, Skardoutsou A, Uldall P, van der Knaap MS, Goglin KC, Tefft DL, Aubin C, de Jager P, Hafler D, Warman ML. Infection-triggered familial or recurrent cases of acute necrotizing encephalopathy caused by mutations in a component of the nuclear pore, RANBP2. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Jan;84(1):44-51.

Neilson DE, Adams MD, Orr CMD, Schelling DK, Eiben RM, Kerr DS, Bye AM, Childs AM, Clarke A, Crow YC, Gika AD, Grattan-Smith PJ, Schmitt-Mechelke T, Uldall P ,van der Knaap MS, Trevarthen KC, Tefft DL, Warman ML. A recurrent mutation in a nuclear pore protein predisposes to acute necrotizing encephalopathy. Submitted 2008.

Falk MJ, Feiler HS, Neilson DE, Maxwell K, Lee JV, Segall SK, Robin NH, Wilhelmsen KC, Träskelin AL, Kolehmainen J, Lehesjoki AE, Wiznitzer M, Warman ML. Cohen syndrome in the Ohio Amish. Am J Med Genet A. 2004 Jul 1;128A(1):23-8.

Neilson DE, Feiler HS, Wilhelmsen KC, Lynn A, Eiben RM, Kerr DS, Warman ML. Autosomal dominant acute necrotizing encephalopathy maps to 2q12.1-2q13. Ann Neurol. 2004 Feb;55(2):291-4.

Neilson DE, Eiben RM, Waniewski S, Hoppel CL, Varnes ME, Bangert BA, Wiznitzer M, Warman ML, Kerr DS. Autosomal dominant acute necrotizing encephalopathy. Neurology. 2003 Jul 22;61(2):226-30.

Neilson DE, Brunger JW, Heeger S, Bamshad M, Robin NH. Mixed clefting type in Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 2002 Apr 1;108(4):281-4.