Mark Nespeca, M.D.

Specialty

Neurology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Case West Res University School of Medicine

Internship

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University of Utah School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology, Pediatrics

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. Mark Nespeca is a neurologist specializing in epilepsy at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor at UC San Diego.

Dr. Nespeca earned a bachelor's in psychology from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Case-Western Reserve University. He then completed his pediatrics internship and residency at University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals before serving as a general pediatrician for four years on the Navajo Reservation at the PHS Indian Hospital. He went back to continue his medical education, becoming chief resident of neurology/child neurology at University of Utah, followed by a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neuropsychology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Nespeca joined Rady Children's as a physician in 1989 and joined the UC San Diego Neurosciences and Pediatrics Departments as a clinical professor in 2009. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Neurology and is a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

As one of three local investigators of a multicenter National Institutes of Health Rare Disease Research Consortium network, Dr. Nespeca studies the natural history of Angelman syndrome and engages in therapeutic intervention clinical trials.

Publications

Neurological Outcomes After Presumed Childhood Encephalitis.
Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Nespeca M, Crawford JR, Wang SG

Epilepsy After Resolution of Presumed Childhood Encephalitis.
Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser CA, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Crawford JR, Nespeca M, Wang SG

The role of continuous electroencephalography in childhood encephalitis.
Gold JJ, Crawford JR, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Wang S, Nespeca M

Mutations in the gene PRRT2 cause paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia with infantile convulsions.
Lee HY, Huang Y, Bruneau N, Roll P, Roberson ED, Hermann M, Quinn E, Maas J, Edwards R, Ashizawa T, Baykan B, Bhatia K, Bressman S, Bruno MK, Brunt ER, Caraballo R, Echenne B, Fejerman N, Frucht S, Gurnett CA, Hirsch E, Houlden H, Jankovic J, Lee WL, Lynch DR, Mohammed S, Müller U, Nespeca MP, Renner D, Rochette J, Rudolf G, Saiki S, Soong BW, Swoboda KJ, Tucker S, Wood N, Hanna M, Bowcock AM, Szepetowski P, Fu YH, Ptáček LJ

Analysis of EEG patterns and genotypes in patients with Angelman syndrome.
Vendrame M, Loddenkemper T, Zarowski M, Gregas M, Shuhaiber H, Sarco DP, Morales A, Nespeca M, Sharpe C, Haas K, Barnes G, Glaze D, Kothare SV

A therapeutic trial of pro-methylation dietary supplements in Angelman syndrome.
Bird LM, Tan WH, Bacino CA, Peters SU, Skinner SA, Anselm I, Barbieri-Welge R, Bauer-Carlin A, Gentile JK, Glaze DG, Horowitz LT, Mohan KN, Nespeca MP, Sahoo T, Sarco D, Waisbren SE, Beaudet AL

Multicentric infantile hemangiopericytoma: case report and review of the literature.
Sulit DJ, Tom WL, Willert JR, Nespeca MP, Friedlander SF

Angelman syndrome: Mutations influence features in early childhood.
Tan WH, Bacino CA, Skinner SA, Anselm I, Barbieri-Welge R, Bauer-Carlin A, Beaudet AL, Bichell TJ, Gentile JK, Glaze DG, Horowitz LT, Kothare SV, Lee HS, Nespeca MP, Peters SU, Sahoo T, Sarco D, Waisbren SE, Bird LM

Three-channel electroencephalogram montage in neonatal seizure detection and quantification.
Zimbric MR, Sharpe CM, Albright KC, Nespeca MP

Double-blind therapeutic trial in Angelman syndrome using betaine and folic acid.
Peters SU, Bird LM, Kimonis V, Glaze DG, Shinawi LM, Bichell TJ, Barbieri-Welge R, Nespeca M, Anselm I, Waisbren S, Sanborn E, Sun Q, O'Brien WE, Beaudet AL, Bacino CA

Epilepsy in Angelman syndrome: a questionnaire-based assessment of the natural history and current treatment options.
Thibert RL, Conant KD, Braun EK, Bruno P, Said RR, Nespeca MP, Thiele EA

Prediction of neurologic sequelae in childhood tuberculous meningitis: a review of 20 cases and proposal of a novel scoring system.
Saitoh A, Pong A, Waecker NJ Jr, Leake JA, Nespeca MP, Bradley JS

Childhood primary angiitis of the central nervous system: two biopsy-proven cases.
Yaari R, Anselm IA, Szer IS, Malicki DM, Nespeca MP, Gleeson JG

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in childhood: epidemiologic, clinical and laboratory features.
Leake JA, Albani S, Kao AS, Senac MO, Billman GF, Nespeca MP, Paulino AD, Quintela ER, Sawyer MH, Bradley JS

Efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drugs, II: Treatment of refractory epilepsy: report of the TTA and QSS Subcommittees of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
French JA, Kanner AM, Bautista J, Abou-Khalil B, Browne T, Harden CL, Theodore WH, Bazil C, Stern J, Schachter SC, Bergen D, Hirtz D, Montouris GD, Nespeca M, Gidal B, Marks WJ Jr, Turk WR, Fischer JH, Bourgeois B, Wilner A, Faught RE Jr, Sachdeo RC, Beydoun A, Glauser TA, American Academy of Neurology Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee., American Academy of Neurology Quality Standards Subcommittee., American Epilepsy Society Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee., American Epilepsy Society Quality Standards Subcommittee.

Efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drugs, I: Treatment of new-onset epilepsy: report of the TTA and QSS Subcommittees of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
French JA, Kanner AM, Bautista J, Abou-Khalil B, Browne T, Harden CL, Theodore WH, Bazil C, Stern J, Schachter SC, Bergen D, Hirtz D, Montouris GD, Nespeca M, Gidal B, Marks WJ Jr, Turk WR, Fischer JH, Bourgeois B, Wilner A, Faught RE Jr, Sachdeo RC, Beydoun A, Glauser TA, American Academy of Neurology Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee., American Academy of Neurology Quality Standards Subcommittee., American Epilepsy Society Quality Standards Subcommittee., American Epilepsy Society Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee.

Pediatric acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: report of a surviving patient and review.
Leake JA, Billman GF, Nespeca MP, Duthie SE, Dory CE, Meltzer HS, Bradley JS

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