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Dana D. Cummings, MD, PhD

Job Title Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1996 MD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
1996 PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Neuroscience


2001 Pediatric Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
1998 Resident in Pediatrics and Instructor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • World Federation of Neurology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology


  • 2004-06, 2007-09 American Academy of Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development award
  • 2000-02 Wyeth-Aerst unrestricted grant for studies of executive function deficits in Tourette Syndrome, principal investigator
  • 2000-02 Johns Hopkins Neurobehavioral Research Unit Grant (funded through NIH sponsored General Clinical Research Center at JHH) for study of Executive Function Deficits in Tourette Syndrome, co-principal Investigator
  • 1988-96 Training Fellowship, National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program, for MD/PhD  in neuroscience completed at University of Pennsylvania
  • Baldwin Lucke Memorial Prize for outstanding research at the Uinversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Representative Cold Spring Harbor Symposium: Neurobiological Basis of Epilepsy
  • Brown University Faculty Scholar
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
  • National Merit Excello Special Corporate Scholarship


  • Bansal LR, Belair J, Cummings D and and Zuccoli G, Late-Onset Radiation-Induced Vasculopathy and Stroke in a Child With Medulloblastoma. (2014) Journal of Child Neurology 29(7):1-3.
  • Bernard TJ, Rivkin MJ, Scholz K, deVeber G, Kirton A, Cox Gil J, Chan AK, Hovinga CA,  Ichord RN, Grotta JC, Jordan LC, Benedict S, Friedman NR, Dowling MM, Elbers J, Torres M, Sultan S, Cummings DD, Grabowski EF, McMillan HJ, Beslow LA, Amlie-Lefond C, on behalf of of the Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Study. (2014) Emergence of the Primary Pediatric Stroke Center: Impact of the Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Trial. Stroke 45(7):2018-23.
  • Cummings, D.D. (2005) Behavioral Interventions. Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders. Ed. Singer, H.S. Kossoff, E.H. Hartman, A.L. Crawford, T.O. Marcel Dekker: New York.
  • Cummings, D.D. Singer, H.S. Krieger, M. Miller, T.L. and Mahone, E.M. (2002) Neuropsychiatric Effects of Guanfacine in Children With Mild Tourette Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Clinical Neuropharmacology 25(6) 325-332.

    View Dr. Cummings' full list of publications from PubMed. 
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August 21, 2014
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August 21, 2014