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Brian L. Appavu, MD

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Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Stroke Epilepsy


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016


Education & Training

Medical School / Education

Medical College of Wisconsin


Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital


Columbia University Medical Center, New York


Phoenix Children's Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Neurocritical Care Society, American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Neuroimaging

Research & Publications

PUBLICATIONSAppavu B, Riviello JJR. Electroencephalographic Patterns in Neurocritical Care - Pathologic Contributors or Epiphenomena? Neurocritical Care. 2018 Aug; 29(1):9-19. PMID: 28660340Appavu B, Fox J, Little R, Kerrigan JF, Obeid M. Seizures Induced by Exiting Water: A Unique Form of Reflex Epilepsy. Neurologist. 2017 Sep 22. PMID 28859025Appavu B, Guido-Estrada N, Lindstrom K, Grebe T, Kerrigan JF, Troester M. Electroclinical Phenotypes and Outcomes in TBC1D24-Related Epilepsy. Epileptic Disorders. 2016 Aug 8. PMID: 27502353 Appavu B, Vanatta L, Condie J, Kerrigan J, Jarrar R. Ketogenic Diet Treatment for Pediatric Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus. Seizure. 2016 Oct;41:62-65. PMID: 27475280Appavu B, Ashby D, Condie J. Manifestation of West Nile Encephalitis in Infancy. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec;4(4):e166-8. PMID: 26501475Appavu B, Mangum T, Obeid M. Glucose 1 Transporter Deficiency: a Treatable Cause of Epileptic Myoclonus. Pediatric Neurology. 2015 Oct;53(4):364-6. PMID: 26385057Arsenieva D, Appavu BL, Mazock GH, Jeffery CJ. Crystal structure of phosphoglucose isomearse from Trypanosoma brucei complexed with glucose-6-phosphate at 1.6 resolution. Proteins. 2009 Jan;74(1):72-80. PMID: 18561188WEBINARSAppavu B (2018) Electroencephalographic Patterns in Neurocritical Care. Brain Matters Lecture Series. URL:
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