Open Forum on Transverse Myelitis, including Acute Flaccid Myelitis

May 25, 2017



About Our Guest Speakers

Sarah Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Sarah Hopkins is a pediatric neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She sees patients in the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at CHOP, and has an interest in transverse myelitis. She completed her medical school at University of Arkansas in Little Rock, AR, her pediatric residency and Fellowship in Child Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.  Dr. Hopkins also has a graduate degree (MSPH) in Epidemiology from The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Cynthia Wang, MD

Autoimmune Neurology Fellow at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Cynthia Wang is an autoimmune neurology fellow at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, supported by the TMA’s James T. Lubin clinician-scientist fellowship award. She completed a pediatric neurology residency at the University of Michigan where she developed interest in rare neuro-immunological disorders in children. Her fellowship training thus far has involved seeing adult and pediatric patients with TM, ADEM, NMO, and ON with Dr. Benjamin Greenberg and his team. Her primary research interest is in immune-mediated and demyelinating central nervous system conditions in children, particularly ADEM. Her current research project involves studying the long-term neuropsychological and quality of life outcomes in ADEM.

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