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Healthcare Providers

Susan D. Apkon, MD

Healthcare Provider
Department Director
Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Seattle Children’s Hospital
OB.8.410 - Rehabilitation Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington, United States

Dr. Apkon is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is also the Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s. She is interested in treating children with acquired and congenital disabilities including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Apkon is also interested in spasticity management, including the use of botulinum toxin injections and phenol injections. Her research interests include clinical trials in children with neuromuscular diseases, osteoporosis in children with disabilities.

 

Representative Publications:

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and neuromuscular, rehabilitation, endocrine, and gastrointestinal and nutritional management

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: respiratory, cardiac, bone health, and orthopaedic management

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 3: primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan

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