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Chalongchai Phitsanuwong

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Neurology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr Phitsanuwong is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist who specialises in the treatment of children with epilepsy. He has an expertise in the ketogenic diets for the treatment of difficult-to-control seizures. He also offers evaluation and care for children with epilepsy from a genetic disorder. His interests include dietary therapy for epilepsy, and the genetic of epilepsy, in addition to providing pediatric care for epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
    Dr Phitsanuwong is also a program director for residency training program, serving as a mentor to child neurology residents and epilepsy fellows. His research interests include ketogenic diets and epilepsy genetics.

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    University of Chicago, Chicago, ILFellowship06/2015Pediatric Epilepsy
    Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FLFellowship06/2014Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
    University of Chicago, Chicago, ILResidency06/2013Child Neurology
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MIResidency06/2010Pediatrics
    University College London, London, the UKDiploma03/2007Clinical Neurology
    Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, ThailandDoctor of Medicine03/2003Medicine
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    2015Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
    2020Fellow, American Epilepsy Society
    2021Distinguished Leader in Program Innovation Award (Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy Program), Biological Science Department, The University of Chicago
    2022The Lucille Lester Award for Promotion of Childhood Wellness, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago

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    1. Kacker S, Phitsanuwong C, Oetomo A, Nordli DR, Kacker S, Phitsanuwong C, Oetomo A, Nordli DR. Late infantile epileptic encephalopathy: A distinct developmental and epileptic encephalopathy syndrome. Epileptic Disord. 2024 Feb; 26(1):98-108. PMID: 38100275.
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    2. Gupta M, Nordli DR, Hur MH, Phitsanuwong C, Sheth R, Galan F. Residency Training: A Practical Guide for Medical Students who are Planning a Future in Child Neurology. Child Neurol Open. 2023 Jan-Dec; 10:2329048X231210620. PMID: 37915615; PMCID: PMC10617254.
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    3. Moreno Vadillo C, Berger S, Torres RJ, Prior C, Holmgren M, Regier D, Gómez-González C, Calame DG, Lotze T, Shinawi M, Poupak J, Heller C, Cohen J, Person R, Telegrafi A, Phitsanuwong C, Fiala K, Thiffault I, Del Viso F, Zhou D, Fleming EA, Pastinen T, Fatemi A, Thomas S, Pascual SI, Biskup S, Lupski JR, Maric D, Yano ST. Cation leak through the ATP1A3 pump causes spasticity and intellectual disability. Brain. 2023 08 01; 146(8):3162-3171. PMID: 37043503; PMCID: PMC10393399.
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    4. Paibool W, Schimpf S, Nordli DR, Phitsanuwong C. Modified Atkins diet in children with epilepsy with eyelid myoclonia (Jeavons syndrome). Epilepsy Behav. 2023 08; 145:109347. PMID: 37459720.
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    5. Nordli DR, Korff CM, Taha M, Kim A, Phitsanuwong C, Nordli DR, Kim SH. Letter on: 3D figure of epilepsy syndromes. Epilepsia Open. 2023 09; 8(3):1202-1204. PMID: 37183581; PMCID: PMC10472358.
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    6. Phitsanuwong C, Kim JA, Schimpf S, Nordli DR. Experience with the ketogenic diet in premature neonates. Epilepsia Open. 2023 03; 8(1):200-204. PMID: 36398475; PMCID: PMC9977748.
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    7. Kacker S, Nordli DR, Phitsanuwong C. Efficacy and tolerability of the modified Atkins diet in children with drug-resistant genetic generalized epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2022 Apr 01; 24(2):295-301. PMID: 34825888.
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    8. Phitsanuwong C. Genetic and Metabolic Neonatal Epilepsies. Pediatr Ann. 2021 Jun; 50(6):e245-e253. PMID: 34115564.
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    9. Sawanyawisuth K, Chattakul P, Khamsai S, Boonsawat W, Ladla A, Chotmongkol V, Limpawattana P, Chindaprasirt J, Senthong V, Phitsanuwong C, Sawanyawisuth K. Role of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma Exacerbation in Children: An Updated Meta-Analysis. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2020 Apr-Jun; 13(2):161-166. PMID: 33013097; PMCID: PMC7472813.
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    10. Limpawattana P, Sawanyawisuth K, Busaracome P, Foocharoen C, Phitsanuwong C, Chumjan S, Chotmongkol R, Chaisuksant S. The best criteria to diagnose metabolic syndrome in hypertensive Thai patients. J Med Assoc Thai. 2008 Apr; 91(4):485-90. PMID: 18556856.
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