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Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS)
Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorders
Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Dr. Elia conducts genetic research in children with disruptive behavioral disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Genetics (ADHD)

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2008– present)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center (1998 – 2001)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2001 – 2008)
M.D., Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania (1982)
B.S., Biology, Alvernia College (magna cum laude) (1975)
Selected Publications
Elia, J., Dell, ML., Friedman, DF., Zimmerman, RA., Balamuth, N., Ahmed, A., Pati S.. Pandas with Catatonia: A case report. Therapeutic Response to Lorazepam and Plasmapheresis.. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol 44(11) . 2005 Nov.:1145-1150..
Milstone, AM., Meyers, K., Elia J.. Treatment of Acute Neuropsychiatric Lupus with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG): a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clinical Rheumatology. Vol 24. 2005 Jan.:394-397.
Wigal, S., Swanson, JM., Feifel, D., Sangal, RB., Elia, J., Casat, CD., Zeldis, JB., Conners, CK.. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride and d,l-threo-methylphenidate hydrochloride in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol 43(11) . 2004 Nov.:1406-14.
Ambrosini, PJ., Wagner, KD., Biederman, J., Glick, I., Tan, C., Elia, J., Hebeler, JR., Rabinovich, H., Lock, J., Geller, D.. Multicenter open-label sertraline study in adolescent outpatients with major depression. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol 38(5) . 1999 May:566-72.
Castellanos, FX., Giedd, JN., Elia, J., Marsh, WL., Ritchie, GF., Hamburger, SD., Rapoport, JL.. Controlled stimulant treatment of ADHD and comorbid Tourette's syndrome: effects of stimulant and dose. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol 36(5) . 1997 May:589-96.
Castellanos, F X., Elia, J., Kruesi, M J., Marsh, W L., Gulotta, C S., Potter, W Z., Ritchie, G F., Hamburger, S D., Rapoport, J L.. Cerebrospinal fluid homovanillic acid predicts behavioral response to stimulants in 45 boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. Vol 14(2) . 1996 Feb.:125-137.
Schmidt, ME., Kruesi, MJ., Elia, J., Borcherding, BG., Elin, RJ., Hosseini, JM., McFarlin, KE., Hamburger, S.. Effect of dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate on calcium and magnesium concentration in hyperactive boys. Psychiatry Research. Vol 54(2) . 1994 Nov.:199-210.
Castellanos, FX., Elia, J., Kruesi, MJ., Gulotta, CS., Mefford, IN., Potter, WZ., Ritchie, GF., Rapoport, JL.. Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites in boys with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Psychiatry Research. Vol 52(3) . 1994 Jun.:305-316.
Elia, J., Gulotta, C., Rose, S R., Marin, G., Rapoport, J L.. Thyroid function and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol 33(2) . 1994 Feb.:169-172.
Elia, J., Welsh, PA., Gullotta, CS., Rapoport, JL.. Classroom academic performance: improvement with both methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine in ADHD boys. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines. Vol 34(5) . 1993 Jul.:785-804.