Traumatic Brain Injury | CHOP Research Institute

Traumatic Brain Injury

Published on
Apr 5, 2023
The CHOP Global Scientific Excellence Award supports researchers-in-training to improve pediatric healthcare and outcomes for all children.

Dr. Kirschen’s research interest is pediatric neurocritical care. His work focuses on using multimodality neuromonitoring and neuroimaging to detect and prevent brain injury in critically ill children, predicting recovery after severe acute brain injury, and the accurate diagnosis of brain death.

kirschenm [at]

The Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center uses advanced imaging methods to study brain development, autism spectrum disorder, and mild traumatic brain injury/concussion.

In advancing intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) research for more than 29 years, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) wholeheartedly embraces today’s novel concepts and technologies to discover the causes of IDD and uses this knowledge to improve outcomes for affected people.

Investigating limbic circuitry, mental function, and new neurons of the postnatal brain (Lab LMNoP).

The Cohen Lab investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie cognitive impairments associated with traumatic brain injury. The lab specifically focuses on alterations in neuronal excitability in the brain's limbic system.

The Resuscitation Science Center is a multifaceted, collaborative scientific platform dedicated to understanding critical illnesses and accelerating discoveries to improve resuscitation care and outcomes for children. By partnering translational and clinical science, the Center takes a true bench-to-bedside approach to pediatric research.

Developing knowledge, diagnostics, and therapeutics to improve the care of children with critical illnesses, painful conditions, and those undergoing anesthesia-sedation.

Todd Kilbaugh, MD, is an anesthesiologist and pediatric intensivist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, medical director of the ECMO Center, and director of the Resuscitation Science Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

kilbaugh [at]

Dr. Cohen's laboratory focuses on how traumatic brain injury alters hippocampal and cortical circuitry, thereby causing cognitive impairment.

cohena [at]