Dr. Patterson Gentile is an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention.
Carlyn Patterson Gentile, MD, PhD is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at CHOP. Dr. Patterson Gentile is also an Instructor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Patterson Gentile's research focuses on exploring biomarkers to identify children and adolescents at risk for developing chronic post-traumatic headache following concussion, which is associated with prolonged recovery, to allow for earlier intervention. She is interested in understanding the symptomatic and pathophysiologic overlap between post-traumatic headache and migraine in the pediatric population. Her biomarker research includes longitudinally measuring visually-evoked potentials (VEPs) in children and adolescents following concussion who develop chronic post-traumatic headache compared to those who recover. Dr. Patterson Gentile is also interested in measuring calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), an inflammatory neuropeptide that is important in migraine pathogenesis, following concussion.
BA, Hamilton College (Neuroscience), 2006
PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Neuroscience), 2012
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2014
Senior Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Division of Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Instructor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
Committee Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neurology
Member, American Academy of Neurology
Member, American Headache Society
Member, Child Neurology Society
Patterson-Gentile C, Aguirre GKarl. A Neural Correlate of Visual Discomfort From Flicker. J Vis. 2020;20(7):11.
Patterson-Gentile C, Szperka CL. The Changing Landscape of Pediatric Migraine Therapy: A Review. JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(7):881-887.