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Pediatric Neurocritical Care Specialist, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me

Clinical Interests

Child neurology; neurocritical care

Research Interests

Pediatric status epilepticus; inflammation and secondary injury in pediatric neurological emergencies

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


My Education

PhD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000.

MD: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2008.

Residency: Pediatrics/Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

Fellowship: Neurocritical Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

My Publications

Apnea Testing in the Setting of Pediatric Brain Death: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure May Be the Safer Option∗. Peariso, K. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:1107-1108.

First-line medication dosing in pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Vasquez, A; Gaínza-Lein, M; Abend, NS; Amengual-Gual, M; Anderson, A; Arya, R; Brenton, JN; Carpenter, JL; Chapman, K; Clark, J; et al. Neurology. 2020; 95:e2683-e2696.

Association of guideline publication and delays to treatment in pediatric status epilepticus. Sánchez Fernández, I; Abend, NS; Amengual-Gual, M; Anderson, A; Arya, R; Barcia Aguilar, C; Brenton, JN; Carpenter, JL; Chapman, KE; Clark, J; et al. Neurology. 2020; 95:e1222-e1235.

Effect of COVID-19 on Emergent Stroke Care: A Regional Experience. Hsiao, J; Sayles, E; Antzoulatos, E; Stanton, RJ; Sucharew, H; Broderick, JP; Demel, SL; Flaherty, ML; Grossman, AW; Kircher, C; et al. Stroke. 2020; 51:e2111-E214.

Ictal Bradyarrhythmia in a 2-Year-Old Male with Brainstem Embryonal Tumor. Garris, J; Aungaroon, G; Peariso, K. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. 2020; 9:18-21.

Electroencephalographic Reporting for Refractory Status Epilepticus. Sansevere, AJ; Arya, R; Sanchez Fernandez, I; Gaillard, WD; Tasker, RC; Lai, Y; Anderson, AE; Tchapyjnikov, D; Chapman, KE; Brenton, JN; et al. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2019; 36:365-370.

The onset of pediatric refractory status epilepticus is not distributed uniformly during the day. Sanchez Fernandez, I; Gainza-Lein, M; Abend, NS; Amengual-Gual, M; Anderson, A; Arya, R; Brenton, JN; Carpenter, JL; Chapman, KE; Clark, J; et al. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2019; 70:90-96.

Final Results of the RHAPSODY Trial: A Multi-Center, Phase 2 Trial Using a Continual Reassessment Method to Determine the Safety and Tolerability of 3K3A-APC, A Recombinant Variant of Human Activated Protein C, in Combination with Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Mechanical Thrombectomy or both in Moderate to Severe Acute Ischemic Stroke. Lyden, P; Pryor, KE; Coffey, CS; Cudkowicz, M; Jr, SR N; Song, S; Rost, NS; Clarke Haley, E; Yankey, J; Magee, K; et al. Annals of Neurology. 2019; 85:125-136.

KCTD7 deficiency defines a distinct neurodegenerative disorder with a conserved autophagy-lysosome defect. Metz, KA; Teng, X; Coppens, I; Lamb, HM; Wagner, BE; Rosenfeld, JA; Chen, X; Zhang, Y; Kim, HJ; Meadow, ME; et al. Annals of Neurology. 2018; 84:766-780.

Efficacy and safety of ketogenic diet for treatment of pediatric convulsive refractory status epilepticus. Arya, R; Peariso, K; Gainza-Lein, M; Harvey, J; Bergin, A; Brenton, JN; Burrows, BT; Glauser, T; Goodkin, HP; Lai, Y; et al. Epilepsy Research. 2018; 144:1-6.