Dr. Paola Pergami, MD

Dr. Paola Pergami, MD

Dr. Paola Pergami, MD

Languages: English, Italian
Fax: (877) 680-5505

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Specialties
  • Pediatric Neurology
About the Provider

Paola Pergami, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Neurologist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She also serves as an Associate Professor within the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pergami has a background in neuroscience, specific training in pediatric neurology, and an interest and expertise in pediatric stroke. She obtained her MD form the University of Pavia, Italy, and her PhD from the University of Milan, Italy. She completed her Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at UPMC, in Pittsburgh. Before moving to Washington DC, Dr. Pergami developed the Pediatric Stroke Program at West Virginia University, establishing institutional protocols for diagnosis and management of children and neonates with stroke or ischemic injury. Complementing her clinical work in pediatric stroke, Dr. Pergami has collaborated with the International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS). Within that group, she has contributed to the development of many important studies including studies on seizures in pediatric stroke (SIPS) the role of inflammation in pediatric stroke (VIPS), and investigating potential use of mechanical clot removal in children with stroke. Her clinical expertise and interests focus on acute stroke intervention, neuroimaging, and mechanism of brain plasticity in stroke recovery. Dr. Pergami is the author of multiple original, peer-reviewed research articles.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2008)
  • Residency Program: West Virginia University Healthcare (2007)
  • Medical School: Universita degli Studi de Pavia (1989)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital