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Gihan Tennekoon, MBBS, MRCS, LCRP

Attending Neurologist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Gihan Tennekoon is an attending neurologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Gihan Tennekoon completed his MBBS from University of London, England followed by Residency in Internal Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, United States.

Dr. Tennekoon’s research interests include stem cell biology, neurofibromatosis and biology of myelin forming cells. His areas of expertise are degenerative disease of the nervous system, neuromuscular disease, etc.

Representative Publications:

Ambulatory Function in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Age-Related Patterns of Progression

Longitudinal Timed Function Tests in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Imaging DMD Cohort Natural History

Two-Year Longitudinal Changes in Lower Limb Strength and its Relation to Loss in Function in a Large Cohort of Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Skeletal Muscle Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers Correlate with Function and Sentinel Events in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Multicenter Prospective Longitudinal Study of Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in a Large Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cohort