Robert J. Baumann, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology 

Clinical interests

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epidemiology of Neurologic Disorders of Childhood
  • Epilepsy
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Neonatal Stroke
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology

Robert J. Baumann, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology 

Biography

My name is Robert Baumann; I attended college at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. and received my medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland. I completed two years of pediatric residency followed by a three-year fellowship in child neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child Neurology. I have served on the board of directors of the Professors of Child Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology and am currently on the Board of Directors of the United Council for Neurological Subspecialities.

Faculty rank

Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

Education

Degree
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland

Residency
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago

Fellowship
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology

Neurology

Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

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  1. Cook AM, Zafar MS, Mathias S, Stewart AM, Albuja AC, Bensalem-Owen M, Kapoor S, Baumann RJ. Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Utility of Valproic Acid Administered via Continuous Infusion. CNS Drugs. 2016 Jan;30(1):71-7.
    PubMed
  2. Huss D, Derefinko K, Milich R, Farzam F, Baumann R. Examining the stress response and recovery among children with migraine. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Aug; 34(7):707-15. PMID: 18922826.
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  3. Espinosa PS, Salazar JC, Yu L, Mendiondo MS, Robertson WC, Baumann RJ. Lack of valproic acid-associated weight gain in prepubertal children. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Sep; 39(3):177-80. PMID: 18725062.
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  4. Espinosa PS, Baumann RJ, Vaishnav AG. Elastosis perforans serpiginosa, Down syndrome, and moyamoya disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Apr; 38(4):287-8. PMID: 18358411.
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  5. Baumann RJ, Fakhoury TA, Kustra RP, Vuong A, Hammer AE, Messenheimer JA. Conversion to lamotrigine monotherapy from valproate monotherapy in older adolescent patients with epilepsy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Oct; 23(10):2461-5. PMID: 17727739.
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  6. Taylor LM, Farzam F, Cook AM, Lewis DA, Baumann RJ, Kuhn RJ. Clinical utility of a continuous intravenous infusion of valproic acid in pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Apr; 27(4):519-25. PMID: 17381378.
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  7. Baumann RJ, Espinosa PS. Neuroepidemiology of HIV/AIDS. Handb Clin Neurol. 2007; 85:3-31. PMID: 18808973.
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  8. Jones MD, Ryan M, Miles MV, Tang PH, Fakhoury TA, Degrauw TJ, Baumann RJ. Stability of salivary concentrations of the newer antiepileptic drugs in the postal system. Ther Drug Monit. 2005 Oct; 27(5):576-9. PMID: 16175129.
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  9. Riel-Romero RM, Baumann RJ, Smith CD. An unusual complication of cancer treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Neurooncol. 2005 Jul; 73(3):269-72. PMID: 15980979.
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  10. Miles MV, Tang PH, Ryan MA, Grim SA, Fakhoury TA, Strawsburg RH, DeGrauw TJ, Baumann RJ. Feasibility and limitations of oxcarbazepine monitoring using salivary monohydroxycarbamazepine (MHD). Ther Drug Monit. 2004 Jun; 26(3):300-4. PMID: 15167632.
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  11. Baumann RJ, Ryan M, Yelowitz A. Physician preference for antiepileptic drug concentration testing. Pediatr Neurol. 2004 Jan; 30(1):29-32. PMID: 14738946.
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  12. Ryan M, Grim SA, Miles MV, Tang PH, Fakhoury TA, Strawsburg RH, deGrauw TJ, Baumann RJ. Correlation of lamotrigine concentrations between serum and saliva. Pharmacotherapy. 2003 Dec; 23(12):1550-7. PMID: 14695035.
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  13. Baumann RJ, Robertson WC. Neurosarcoid presents differently in children than in adults. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 1):e480-6. PMID: 14654650.
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  14. Miles MV, Tang PH, Glauser TA, Ryan MA, Grim SA, Strawsburg RH, deGrauw TJ, Baumann RJ. Topiramate concentration in saliva: an alternative to serum monitoring. Pediatr Neurol. 2003 Aug; 29(2):143-7. PMID: 14580658.
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  15. Riel-Romero RM, Baumann RJ. Herpes simplex encephalitis and radiotherapy. Pediatr Neurol. 2003 Jul; 29(1):69-71. PMID: 13679127.
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  16. Grim SA, Ryan M, Miles MV, Tang PH, Strawsburg RH, deGrauw TJ, Fakhoury TA, Baumann RJ. Correlation of levetiracetam concentrations between serum and saliva. Ther Drug Monit. 2003 Feb; 25(1):61-6. PMID: 12548146.
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  17. Ma M, Barnes G, Pulliam J, Jezek D, Baumann RJ, Berger JR. CNS angiitis in graft vs host disease. Neurology. 2002 Dec 24; 59(12):1994-7. PMID: 12499502.
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  18. Ryan M, Baumann RJ, Miller CS, Baker C. Valproate-associated stomatitis. J Child Neurol. 2002 Mar; 17(3):225-7. PMID: 12026241.
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  19. Baumann RJ. Behavioral treatment of migraine in children and adolescents. Paediatr Drugs. 2002; 4(9):555-61. PMID: 12175270.
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  20. Baumann RJ. Prevention and management of febrile seizures. Paediatr Drugs. 2001; 3(8):585-92. PMID: 11577923.
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  21. Baumann RJ, Duffner PK. Treatment of children with simple febrile seizures: the AAP practice parameter. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Jul; 23(1):11-7. PMID: 10963965.
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  22. Duffner PK, Baumann RJ. A synopsis of the American Academy of Pediatrics' practice parameters on the evaluation and treatment of children with febrile seizures. Pediatr Rev. 1999 Aug; 20(8):285-7. PMID: 10429152.
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  23. Ryan M, Baumann RJ. Use and monitoring of bromides in epilepsy treatment. Pediatr Neurol. 1999 Aug; 21(2):523-8. PMID: 10465137.
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  24. Wei TY, Baumann RJ. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Pediatr Neurol. 1999 Jul; 21(1):503-5. PMID: 10428440.
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  25. Baumann RJ. Technical report: treatment of the child with simple febrile seizures. Pediatrics. 1999 Jun; 103(6):e86. PMID: 10353983.
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  26. Tagher RJ, Baumann R, Desai N. Failure of intravenously administered immunoglobulin in the treatment of neonatal myasthenia gravis. J Pediatr. 1999 Feb; 134(2):233-5. PMID: 9931536.
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  27. Gewirtz RJ, Broderick RW, Baumann RJ, Stevens JL. Fusiform P1 segment artery aneurysm in a pediatric patient: technical case report. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Oct; 29(4):218-21. PMID: 9876253.
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  28. Sainz J, Minassian BA, Serratosa JM, Gee MN, Sakamoto LM, Iranmanesh R, Bohlega S, Baumann RJ, Ryan S, Sparkes RS, Delgado-Escueta AV. Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy: narrowing the chromosome 6q24 locus by recombinations and homozygosities. Am J Hum Genet. 1997 Nov; 61(5):1205-9. PMID: 9345091.
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  29. Smith CD, Ryan SJ, Hoover SL, Baumann RJ. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in Aicardi's syndrome. Report of 20 patients. J Neuroimaging. 1996 Oct; 6(4):214-21. PMID: 8903072.
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  30. Lanska MJ, Lanska DJ, Baumann RJ, Allen SL, Slone KG, Kryscio RJ. Interobserver variability in the classification of neonatal seizures based on medical record data. Pediatr Neurol. 1996 Sep; 15(2):120-3. PMID: 8888045.
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  31. Baumann RJ, Wilson JF, Wiese HJ. Kentuckians' attitudes toward children with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 1995 Oct; 36(10):1003-8. PMID: 7555950.
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  32. Lanska MJ, Lanska DJ, Baumann RJ, Kryscio RJ. A population-based study of neonatal seizures in Fayette County, Kentucky. Neurology. 1995 Apr; 45(4):724-32. PMID: 7723962.
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  33. Lanska MJ, Lanska DJ, Baumann RJ. A population-based study of neonatal seizures in Fayette County, Kentucky: comparison of ascertainment using different health data systems. Neuroepidemiology. 1995; 14(6):278-85. PMID: 8569999.
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  34. Lanska MJ, Lanska DJ, Baumann RJ. False-positive reports of neonatal seizures on birth certificates. Am J Public Health. 1994 Sep; 84(9):1522. PMID: 8092388.
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  35. Conrad GR, Dean BL, Baumann RJ, Seabold JE. HMPAO scintigraphy, MRI, and CT of a vascular fibrous dysplasia of the craniofacial bones. Clin Nucl Med. 1991 Oct; 16(10):743-6. PMID: 1742927.
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  36. Smith CD, Baumann RJ. Clinical features and magnetic resonance imaging in congenital and childhood stroke. J Child Neurol. 1991 Jul; 6(3):263-72. PMID: 1875030.
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  37. Gilmore RL, Falace P, Kanga J, Baumann R. Sleep-disordered breathing in Möbius syndrome. J Child Neurol. 1991 Jan; 6(1):73-7. PMID: 2002206.
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  38. Robbins DK, Wedlund PJ, Kuhn R, Baumann RJ, Levy RH, Chang SL. Inhibition of epoxide hydrolase by valproic acid in epileptic patients receiving carbamazepine. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1990 Jun; 29(6):759-62. PMID: 2116161.
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  39. Fockele DS, Baumann RJ, Shih WJ, Ryo UY. Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT of the brain in the neonate. Clin Nucl Med. 1990 Mar; 15(3):175-7. PMID: 2317998.
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  40. Baker RS, Baumann RJ, Buncic JR. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) in pediatric patients. Pediatr Neurol. 1989 Jan-Feb; 5(1):5-11. PMID: 2653341.
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  41. Sran SK, Baumann RJ. Outcome of neonatal strokes. Am J Dis Child. 1988 Oct; 142(10):1086-8. PMID: 3177305.
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  42. Baumann RJ, Carr WA, Shuman RM. Patterns of cerebral arterial injury in children with neurological disabilities. J Child Neurol. 1987 Oct; 2(4):298-306. PMID: 3655210.
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  43. Robbins DK, Chang SL, Baumann RJ, Wedlund PJ. Quantitation of trans-10,11-dihydroxy-10,11-dihydrocarbamazepine in human urine by high-performance liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr. 1987 Mar 20; 415(1):208-13. PMID: 3584359.
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  44. Baker RS, Ross PA, Baumann RJ. Neurologic complications of the epidermal nevus syndrome. Arch Neurol. 1987 Feb; 44(2):227-32. PMID: 3813938.
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  45. Stelling MW, McKay SE, Carr WA, Walsh JW, Baumann RJ. Frontal lobe lesions and cognitive function in craniopharyngioma survivors. Am J Dis Child. 1986 Jul; 140(7):710-4. PMID: 3717109.
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  46. Carr WA, Baumann RJ, Baker RS. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in neuro-ophthalmology. Demonstration of a pontine glioma. Surv Ophthalmol. 1984 Jul-Aug; 29(1):79-83. PMID: 6505950.
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  47. Baumann RJ, Markesbery WR. Santavuori disease: diagnosis by leukocyte ultrastructure. Neurology. 1982 Nov; 32(11):1277-81. PMID: 6890163.
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  48. Baumann RJ, Jameson HD, McKean HE, Haack DG, Weisberg LM. Cigarette smoking and Parkinson disease: 1. Comparison of cases with matched neighbors. Neurology. 1980 Aug; 30(8):839-43. PMID: 7191066.
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  49. Baumann RJ, Leonidakis MG. Extending neurologic services to rural children. Neurology. 1979 Sep; 29(9 Pt 1):1298-30. PMID: 573410.
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  50. Baumann RJ, Marx MB, Leonidakis MG. Epilepsy in rural Kentucky: prevalence in a population of school age children. Epilepsia. 1978 Feb; 19(1):75-80. PMID: 624270.
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  51. Baumann RJ, Marx BM, Leonidakis MG. An estimate of the prevalence of epilepsy in a rural Appalachian population. Am J Epidemiol. 1977 Jul; 106(1):42-52. PMID: 879159.
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  52. Baumann RJ, Marx MB, Leonidakis MG. An estimate of the true prevalence of epilepsy in a rural Appalachian population. Neurol Neurocir Psiquiatr. 1977; 18(2-3 Suppl):211-7. PMID: 616530.
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