Ann Pakalnis, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Ann Pakalnis, MD

Ann Pakalnis, MD

Contact Information

Neurology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4625
FX: (614) 722-4633
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The Research Institute
at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2700

Biography

Ann Pakalnis, MD, is an attending neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Pakalnis is Director of the Comprehensive Headache Clinic at Nationwide Children’s. Her clinical and research interests involve the diagnosis and management of headache and the identification of co-morbid disorders linked to migraine.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • Long-Term Migraine Treatment Study in Adolescents, Anonymous
  • Multi-Center Study with Open-Label Trexima in Adolescent Migraine, Glaxo-Smith-Kline.
  • Principal Investigator: Multi-center NIH study – Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention (CHAMP study)
  • Principal Investigator: Motivational Interviewing in Adolescents with Medication Overuse Headache
  • Principal Investigator: Multi-center Study with Open-Label Treximet in Adolescent Migraine

Education and Training

Fellowship

  • The Ohio State University

Residency

  • The Ohio State University

Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio

Internship

  • The Ohio State University

Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
    Date Completed: 06/30/1982

Internship

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1983

Residency

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1986

Fellowship

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Neurology

Specialty:

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/08/1994

Professional Experience

2001–present

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 

2001–present

  • Director, Headache Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

1998–present

  • Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

1998–2001

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 

Publications

  • Pakalnis, A. 2012. Headaches in Children and Adolescents. In Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Edited by Weisleder, P.. Hackensack, New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Pakalnis, A. 2012. Headache, Cluster. In 5-Minute Neurology Consult. 2 ed. Edited by Lynn, DJ, Newton, H, Rae-Grant, A.. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Pakalnis, A, Kring D. 2012. Chronic daily headache: medication overuse and obesity in children and adolescents.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 27, no. May: 580-583.
  • Pakalnis, A. 2012. Headache, Migraine. In 5-Minute Neurology Consult. 2 ed. Edited by Lynn, DJ, Newton, H, Rae-Grant, A.. Philadelphia, NJ: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Pakalnis, A. 2011. Headaches. In Adolescent Medicine today: A Guide to Caring for the Adolescent Patient. Edited by Berlan, E, Bravender T.. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Pakalnis, A and Yonker, M. 2010. Other Headache Syndromes in Children.  Pediatric Annals. Vol. 39, no. July: 440-445.
  • Pakalnis A, Gladstein J. 2010. Headaches and hormones.  Semin Pediatr Neurol.. Vol. 2, no. 17. (June): 100-104.
  • Berenson F, Vasconcellos E, Pakalnis A, Mao L, Biondi DM, Armstrong RB. 2010. Long-term open-label study of oral almotriptan 12.5 mg for the acute treatment of migraine in adolescents.  Headache. Vol. 5, no. 50. (May): 795-807.
  • Stevens J, Harman J, Pakalnis A, Lo W, Prescod J. 2010. Sociodemographic differences in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric headache.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 4, no. 25. (April): 435-440.
  • Pakalnis A, Splaingard M, Splaingard D, Kring D, Colvin A. 2009. Serotonin effects on sleep and emotional disorders in adolescent migraine.  Headache.
  • Apostol G, Pakalnis A, Laforet G, Robieson W, Olson E, Abi-Saab W, Saltarelli M. 2009. Safety and tolerability of divalproex sodium extended-release in the prophylaxis of migraine headaches; results of an open-label extension trial in adolescents.  Headaches.
  • Pakalnis,Ann. 2008. The "4-1-1" on Migraine in Children and Adolescents.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 47, no. 5. (November): 695-696.
  • Pakalnis A. 2008. The "4-1-1" on migraine in children and adolescents.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Vol. 47, no. 5. (November): 695-696.
  • Pakalnis,Ann; Splaingard,Deborah; Kring,Donna; Colvin,Andrew. 2008. Sleep complaints, emotional disorders, and serotonin effects in adolescent migraine.  NEUROLOGY. Vol. 70, no. 11. (March): A152-A152.
  • Apostol G, Pakalnis A, Laforet GA, Robieson WZ, Olson E, Abi-Saab WM, Saltarelli M. 2008. Safety and tolerability of divalproex sodium extended-release in the prophylaxis of migraine headaches: results of an open-label extension trial in adolescents.  Headache. Vol. 49, no. 1. (January): 36-44.
  • Pakalnis A, Tischner J, Colvin A, Kring D. 2008. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Pediatric Episodic Tension-Type Headaches.  J Pediatric Neurology. Vol. 6, no. January: 109-113.
  • Pakalnis,Ann; Couch,James. 2008. Headache therapy with botulinum toxin.  ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY. Vol. 65, no. 1. (January): 149-151.
  • Pakalnis A, Couch J. 2008. Headache therapy with botulinum toxin: form over substance.  Arch Neurol. Vol. 65, no. 1. (January): 149-152.
  • Pakalnis,Ann. 2007. Current therapies in childhood and adolescent migraine.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 22, no. 11. (November): 1288-1292.
  • Pakalnis,Ann; Kring,Donna; Meier,Lisa. 2007. Levetiracetam prophylaxis in pediatric migraine - An open-label study.  HEADACHE. Vol. 47, no. 3. (March): 427-430.
  • Pakalnis A, Kring D, Meier L. 2007. Levetiracetam prophylaxis in pediatric migraine--an open-label study.  Headache. Vol. 47, no. 3. (January): 427-430.
  • Pakalnis, A, Kring, D, and Meier, L. Levetiracetam Prophylaxis in Pediatric Migraine-An Open-Label Study. Headache; 47:427-430, 2007.
  • Pakalnis A, Butz C, Splaingard D, Kring D, Fong J. 2007. Emotional problems and prevalence of medication overuse in pediatric chronic daily headache.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 22, no. 12. (January): 1356-1359.
  • Pakalnis A. 2007. Current therapies in childhood and adolescent migraine.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 22, no. 11. (January): 1288-1292.
  • Pakalnis, A and Kring, D. Zonisamide Prophylaxis in Refractory Pediatric Headache. Headache; 46: 804-807, 2006.
  • Pakalnis, A. Pediatric Migraine: New Diagnostic Strategies and Treatment Options. Expert Rev. Neurotherapeutics; 6(3): 291-296, 2006.
  • Pakalnis, A, Gibson, J, Colvin, A.  Co Morbidity of Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Pediatric Migraine, Headache; 45: 590-596, 2005.
  • Pakalnis A, Gibson J, Colvin A. Comorbidity of psychiatric and behavioral disorders in pediatric migraine. Headache 45:1-7, 2005.
  • Pakalnis, A, Kring, D and Paolicchi, J. Parental Satisfaction with Sumatriptan Nasal Spray in Childhood Migraine.  J Child Neurol; 18: 770-773, 2003.
  • Pakalnis, A and Paolicchi J.  Frequency of Secondary Conversion Symptoms in Children with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures.  Epilepsy and Behavior; 4: 753-756, 2003.
  • Pakalnis A, Greenberg G, Drake ME, and Paolicchi JM: Pediatric Migraine Prophylaxis with divalproex. J Child Neurol 2001;16: 731- 734.
  • Pakalnis A, Paolicchi JM, Gilles EG: Psychogenic status epilepticus in children: Psychiatric and other risk factors. Neurology 2000; 54(7): 969-970.
  • Pakalnis A: New Avenues in Treatment of Pediatric Migraine: A Review of the Literature. Family Practice 2001; 18:101-106.
  • Pakalnis A, Paolicchi JM: Psychogenic Seizures After Head Injury in Children. J Child Neurol 2000;15:78-80.
  • Pakalnis,Ann. 2002. Nonmigraine headaches in adolescents.  Adolescent medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.). Vol. 13, no. 3. (October): 433-442.
  • Pakalnis,Ann. 2002. Current therapies for prophylaxis of pediatric migraine.  Expert review of neurotherapeutics. Vol. 2, no. 4. (July): 555-559.
  • Pakalnis, A. Current Therapies for Prophylaxis of Pediatric Migraine.  Expert Rev Neurotherapeutics; 2 (4): 555-559, 2002.
  • Pakalnis, A, Kring, D. 0. Chronic daily headache: medication overuse and obesity in children and adolescents.  J Child Neurol.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Elected member of the American Neurological Association
  • Editorial Board, Pediatric Neurology

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