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Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4222

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology within the Division of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Pediatrics. He has a joint academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tenney graduated with his BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. He earned his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship (F30 NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. He completed his residency in child neurology followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Tenney’s research interests include mapping the onset and spread of generalized seizures and how these patterns may relate to treatment response and clinical outcome. Dr. Tenney has received a “Taking Flight Award” from CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) to fund this work. Clinically, Dr. Tenney evaluates and manages patients with epilepsy in the New Onset Seizure clinic and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. He also reads electroencephalograms (EEGs) and has a special interest in patients with Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE). Dr. Tenney is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, Organization for Human Brain Mapping and Child Neurology Society.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Neurology, Epilepsy, Imaging

Cincinnati Children's Blog

Common Seizure Triggers in Infants and Children

BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Common Seizure Triggers in Infants and Children

By Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD11/5/2019

Understanding Different Seizure Symptoms

BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Understanding Different Seizure Symptoms

By Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD9/15/2016

My Locations

My Education

MD/PhD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2006.

Residency: Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Certification: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2011; Epilepsy, 2013.

My Publications

Changes in functional organization and functional connectivity during story listening in children with benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes. Vannest, J; Maloney, TC; Tenney, JR; Szaflarski, JP; Morita, D; Byars, AW; Altaye, M; Holland, SK; Glauser, TA. Brain and Language. 2019; 193:10-17.

Cortical morphology, epileptiform discharges, and neuropsychological performance in BECTS. Fujiwara, H; Tenney, J; Kadis, DS; Byars, A; Altaye, M; Spencer, C; Glauser, T; Vannest, J. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 2018; 138:432-440.

Whole-brain MEG connectivity-based analyses reveals critical hubs in childhood absence epilepsy. Youssofzadeh, V; Agler, W; Tenney, JR; Kadis, DS. Epilepsy Research. 2018; 145:102-109.

Impact of radiotracer injection latency and seizure duration on subtraction ictal SPECT co-registered to MRI (SISCOM) performance in children. Aungaroon, G; Trout, A; Radhakrishnan, R; Horn, PS; Arya, R; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; et al. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2018; 129:1842-1848.

Ictal connectivity in childhood absence epilepsy: Associations with outcome. Tenney, JR; Kadis, DS; Agler, W; Rozhkov, L; Altaye, M; Xiang, J; Vannest, J; Glauser, TA. Epilepsia. 2018; 59:971-981.

Modeling pathogenesis and treatment response in childhood absence epilepsy. Knox, AT; Glauser, T; Tenney, J; Lytton, WW; Holland, K. Epilepsia. 2018; 59:135-145.

Functional connectivity of the hippocampus to the thalamocortical circuitry in an animal model of absence seizures. Mousavi, SR; Arcaro, JA; Leung, LS; Tenney, JR; Mirsattari, SM. Epilepsy Research. 2017; 137:19-24.

Language and motor function thresholds during pediatric extra-operative electrical cortical stimulation brain mapping. Vera, AZ; Aungaroon, G; Horn, PS; Byars, AW; Greiner, HM; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Crone, NE; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; et al. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017; 128:2087-2093.

After-discharges and seizures during pediatric extra-operative electrical cortical stimulation functional brain mapping: Incidence, thresholds, and determinants. Aungaroon, G; Vera, AZ; Horn, PS; Byars, AW; Greiner, HM; Tenney, JR; Arthur, TM; Crone, NE; Holland, KD; Mangano, FT; et al. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2017; 128:2078-2086.

Clinical factors predict surgical outcomes in pediatric MRI-negative drug-resistant epilepsy. Arya, R; Leach, JL; Horn, PS; Greiner, HM; Gelfand, M; Byars, AW; Arthur, TM; Tenney, JR; Jain, SV; Rozhkov, L; et al. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2016; 41:56-61.