Courtney Wusthoff, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2009)

Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (2004) CA

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia- Child Neurology (2010) PA

Board Certification: Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)

Residency: Children's Hospital of Oakland (2009) CA

Internship: Children's Hospital at Oakland (2006) CA

Administrative Appointments

Neurology Director, LPCH Neuro NICU, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013 - Present)

Electrographic seizures are associated with brain injury in newborns undergoing therapeutic hypothermia
Shah, D. K., Wusthoff, C. J., Clarke, P., Wyatt, J. S., Ramaiah, S. M., & Boardman, J. P. (2014). Electrographic seizures are associated with brain injury in newborns undergoing therapeutic hypothermia. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION, 99(3), F219-F224.

Risk factors for EEG seizures in neonates treated with hypothermia A multicenter cohort study
Glass, H. C., Wusthoff, C. J., Shellhaas, R. A., Tsuchida, T. N., Bonifacio, S. L., & Chang, T. (2014). Risk factors for EEG seizures in neonates treated with hypothermia A multicenter cohort study. NEUROLOGY, 82(14), 1239-1244.

Electrographic seizures and status epilepticus in critically ill children and neonates with encephalopathy
Abend, N. S., Wusthoff, C. J., Goldberg, E. M., & Dlugos, D. J. (2013). Electrographic seizures and status epilepticus in critically ill children and neonates with encephalopathy. LANCET NEUROLOGY, 12(12), 1170-1179.

Neurodevelopmental outcome in children with congenital heart disease
Martinez-Biarge, M., Jowett, V. C., Cowan, F. M., & Wusthoff, C. J. (2013). Neurodevelopmental outcome in children with congenital heart disease. SEMINARS IN FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 18(5), 279-285.

Amplitude-Integrated Electro-encephalography The Child Neurologist's Perspective
Glass, H. C., Wusthoff, C. J., & Shellhaas, R. A. (2013). Amplitude-Integrated Electro-encephalography The Child Neurologist's Perspective. JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 28(10), 1342-1350.

How to use: the neonatal neurological examination
Wusthoff, C. J. (2013). How to use: the neonatal neurological examination. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-EDUCATION AND PRACTICE EDITION, 98(4), 148-153.

Genetic testing in children with epilepsy.
Wusthoff, C. J., & Olson, D. M. (2013). Genetic testing in children with epilepsy. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.), 19(3 Epilepsy), 795-800.

Diagnosing Neonatal Seizures and Status Epilepticus
Wusthoff, C. J. (2013). Diagnosing Neonatal Seizures and Status Epilepticus. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 30(2), 115-121.

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Standardized EEG Terminology and Categorization for the Description of Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonates: Report of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Critical Care Monitoring Committee
Tsuchida, T. N., Wusthoff, C. J., Shellhaas, R. A., Abend, N. S., Hahn, C. D., & Clancy, R. R. (2013). American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Standardized EEG Terminology and Categorization for the Description of Continuous EEG Monitoring in Neonates: Report of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Critical Care Monitoring Committee. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 30(2), 161-173.

Hypoglycaemia and neonatal brain injury
Boardman, J. P., Wusthoff, C. J., & Cowan, F. M. (2013). Hypoglycaemia and neonatal brain injury. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-EDUCATION AND PRACTICE EDITION, 98(1), 2-6.

White Matter and Cortical Injury in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Antecedent Factors and 2-Year Outcome
Martinez-Biarge, M., Bregant, T., Wusthoff, C. J., Chew, A. Tm., Diez-Sebastian, J., & Cowan, F. M. (2012). White Matter and Cortical Injury in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Antecedent Factors and 2-Year Outcome. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 161(5), 799-807.

Feeding and communication impairments in infants with central grey matter lesions following perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic injury
Martinez-Biarge, M., Diez-Sebastian, J., Wusthoff, C. J., Lawrence, S., Aloysius, A., & Cowan, F. M. (2012). Feeding and communication impairments in infants with central grey matter lesions following perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic injury. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, 16(6), 688-696.

Neonatal Seizures and Status Epilepticus
Abend, N. S., & Wusthoff, C. J. (2012). Neonatal Seizures and Status Epilepticus. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 29(5), 441-448.

Prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia by diffusion tensor imaging analyzed using tract-based spatial statistics
Tusor, N., Wusthoff, C., Smee, N., Merchant, N., Arichi, T., & Counsell, S. J. (2012). Prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia by diffusion tensor imaging analyzed using tract-based spatial statistics. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 72(1), 63-69.

Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography: a runaway horse?
Dysart, K. C., Kirpalani, H. M., Kirpalani, H. M., Wusthoff, C. J., & Seshia, S. S. (2012). Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography: a runaway horse?. Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 39(3), 267-268.

Modified Pediatric ASPECTS Correlates with Infarct Volume in Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke.
Beslow, L. A., Vossough, A., Dahmoush, H. M., Kessler, S. K., Stainman, R., & Smith, S. E. (2012). Modified Pediatric ASPECTS Correlates with Infarct Volume in Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke. Frontiers in neurology, 3, 122-?.

The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society's Guideline on Continuous Electroencephalography Monitoring in Neonates
Shellhaas, R. A., Chang, T., Tsuchida, T., Scher, M. S., Riviello, J. J., & Clancy, R. R. (2011). The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society's Guideline on Continuous Electroencephalography Monitoring in Neonates. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 28(6), 611-617.

Risk of Later Seizure After Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke: A Prospective Cohort Study
Wusthoff, C. J., Kessler, S. K., Vossough, A., Ichord, R., Zelonis, S., & Smith, S. E. (2011). Risk of Later Seizure After Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke: A Prospective Cohort Study. PEDIATRICS, 127(6), E1550-E1557.

Electrographic Seizures During Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Wusthoff, C. J., Dlugos, D. J., Gutierrez-Colina, A., Wang, A., Cook, N., & Abend, N. S. (2011). Electrographic Seizures During Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 26(6), 724-728.

The ketogenic diet in treatment of two adults with prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus
Wusthoff, C. J., Kranick, S. M., Morley, J. F., & Bergqvist, A. Gc. (2010). The ketogenic diet in treatment of two adults with prolonged nonconvulsive status epilepticus. EPILEPSIA, 51(6), 1083-1085.

Interictal EEG spikes identify the region of electrographic seizure onset in some, but not all, pediatric epilepsy patients
Marsh, E. D., Peltzer, B., Brown, M. W., Wusthoff, C., Storm, P. B., & Porter, B. E. (2010). Interictal EEG spikes identify the region of electrographic seizure onset in some, but not all, pediatric epilepsy patients. EPILEPSIA, 51(4), 592-601.

Limitations of single-channel EEG on the forehead for neonatal seizure detection
Wusthoff, C. J., Shellhaas, R. A., & Clancy, R. R. (2009). Limitations of single-channel EEG on the forehead for neonatal seizure detection. JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, 29(3), 237-242.

Hemosiderin-laden macrophages in the cerebrospinal fluid of a neonate after traumatic lumbar puncture
Wusthoff, C. J., Abend, N. S., & Tennekoon, G. (2008). Hemosiderin-laden macrophages in the cerebrospinal fluid of a neonate after traumatic lumbar puncture. PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, 27(1), 83-84.

Management of common neurologic symptoms in pediatric palliative care: Seizures, agitation, and spasticity
Wusthoff, C. J., Shellhaas, R. A., & Licht, D. J. (2007). Management of common neurologic symptoms in pediatric palliative care: Seizures, agitation, and spasticity. PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 54(5), 709-?.

Differences in pediatric oncologists' estimates of curability and treatment recommendations for patients with advanced cancer: Response
Wusthoff, C. J., Ablin, A. R., & McMillan, A. (2005). Differences in pediatric oncologists' estimates of curability and treatment recommendations for patients with advanced cancer: Response. PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, 45(3), 358-358.

Differences in pediatric oncologists' estimates of curability and treatment recommendations for patients with advanced cancer
Wusthoff, C. J., McMillan, A., & Ablin, A. R. (2005). Differences in pediatric oncologists' estimates of curability and treatment recommendations for patients with advanced cancer. PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, 44(2), 174-181.

The dilemma of confidentiality in Huntington disease
Wusthoff, C. (2003). The dilemma of confidentiality in Huntington disease. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 290(9), 1219-1220.

Medical mistakes and disclosure: The role of the medical student
Wusthoff, C. J. (2001). Medical mistakes and disclosure: The role of the medical student. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 286(9), 1080-1081.

Numerical subtraction in the pigeon: Evidence for a linear subjective number scale
Brannon, E. M., Wusthoff, C. J., Gallistel, C. R., & Gibbon, J. (2001). Numerical subtraction in the pigeon: Evidence for a linear subjective number scale. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 12(3), 238-243.