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Jessica L. Carpenter, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Division Head, Pediatric Neurology

Additional Title:

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology, UMMC


737 W. Lombard Baltimore Md 21201

Phone (Primary):



(410) 706 6100

Education and Training

1997 B.A. University of Pennsylvania (Magna Cum Laude), Philadelphia PA

2002 M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA

2004 Internship and residency; Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC

2007 Residency; Chlid Neurology, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC


Jessica L Carpenter, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). She also serves as a staff clinician for GEB-SDGE at the NIMH. Her clinical and research interests are broad and include pediatric neurocritical care, pediatric stroke, epilepsy and neurodiagnostics. She is also a researcher of mental health disorders with a focus on neuroimaging and neurophysiology.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric stroke, perinatal stroke, sickle cell vasculopathy, neurocritical care, neuromonitoring, neuroimaging, continuous EEG, epilepsy, encephalitis.

Highlighted Publications

Schreiber, John M., et al. "Continuous video EEG for patients with acute encephalopathy in a pediatric intensive care unit." Neurocritical care 17.1 (2012): 31-38.

Koh S, Wirrell E, Vezzani A, Nabbout R, Muscal E, Kaliakatsos M, Carpenter JL, Wickström R, Riviello JJ, Brunklaus A, Payne E, Valentin A. (2020) Proposal to Optimize Evaluation and Treatment of Febrile Infection‐Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES): A Report from FIRES Workshop. Epilepsia Open

Murphy OC, Messacar K, Benson L, Bove R, Carpenter JL, Crawford T, Dean J, DeBiasi R, Desai J, Elrick MJ, Farias-Moeller R. (2020) Acute flaccid myelitis: cause, diagnosis, and management. The Lancet.

Kuhn VA, Carpenter JL, Zurakowski D, Reitz JG, Tague L, Donofrio MT, Murnick J, AxtFliedner R, Limperopoulos C, Yerebakan C. (2020) “Determinants of neurological outcome in neonates with congenital heart disease following heart surgery”. Pediatric Research. Jul 25:1-8. 49.

Sun LR, Harrar D, Drocton G, Castillo-Pinto C, Felling R, Carpenter JL, Wernovsky G, McDougall CG, Gailloud P, Pearl MS. (2020) Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Considerations in Children. Stroke. 51(10), pp.3174-3181.

Carpenter, Jessica L., et al. (2021). "Common carotid artery imaging after vessel sparing decannulation from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support." Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Awards and Affiliations

1. University of Maryland School of Medicine

2. National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)