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John R. Mytinger, MD

John R. Mytinger, MD

Physician Team

Neurology Residency

Physician Team

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4625
FX: (614) 722-4633


John R. Mytinger, MD, is an attending child neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric and child neurology residencies as well as his clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowships at the University of Virginia. His interests include infantile spasms/West syndrome, medically refractory epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, clinical trials research, and intraoperative monitoring. Dr. Mytinger is the director of the Infantile Spasms Program.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Albany Medical College
    Date Completed: 05/26/2005


  • University of Virginia Health Systems
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007


  • University of Virginia Health Systems
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010


  • University of Virginia Health Systems
    Date Completed: 06/30/2011


  • Pediatrics


  • Neurology


  • Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2012


  • Wirrell EC, Shellhaas RA, Joshi C, Keator C, Kumar S, Mitchell WG; Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC). 2015. How should children with West syndrome be efficiently and accurately investigated? Results from the National Infantile Spasms Consortium.  Epilepsia. Vol. Ahead of Print, no. March: eAhead of Print.
  • Mytinger JR, Weber A, Heyer GL. 2015. The response to ACTH is determined early in the treatment of infantile spasms.  Epileptic Disorders. Vol. Ahead of Print, no. February: eAhead of Print.
  • Fedak EM, Patel AD, Heyer GL, Wood EG, Mytinger JR. 2014. Optimizing Care With a Standardized Management Protocol for Patients With Infantile Spasms.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. Ahead of Print, no. December: eAhead of Print.
  • Hussain SA, Kwong G, Millichap JJ, Mytinger JR, Ryan R, Matsumoto JH, Wu JY, Lerner JT, Raman Sankar R. 2014. Hypsarrhythmia assessment exhibits poor inter-rater reliability: a threat to clinical trial validity.  Epilepsia. Vol. 56, no. 1. (November): 77-81.
  • Mori M, Bartholomew D Martin L, Mytinger JR, Hickey S. 2014. m.8993T>G-associated Leigh syndrome with hypocitrullinemia on newborn screening.  Journal of Inherited and Metabolic Disease. Vol. 17, no. September: 47-51.
  • Brenton JN, Mytinger JR. 2014. The Sporadic Occurrence of Completely Lateralized Vertex Sharp Transients of Sleep Is a Normal Phenomenon: A Retrospective, Blinded, Case-Control Study.  J Clin Neurophysiol. Vol. Ahead of print, no. September: eAhead of print.
  • Mytinger JR, Heyer GL. 2014. Oral corticosteroid versus ACTH for infantile spasms – an unfinished story.  Pediatric Neurology. Vol. 51(1), no. July: 13-4.
  • Mytinger,John,R; Joshi,Sucheta. 2012. The Current Evaluation and Treatment of Infantile Spasms Among Members of the Child Neurology Society.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 27, no. 10. (October): 1289-1294.
  • Mytinger,John,R; Quigg,Mark; Taft,William,C; Buck,Marcia,L; Rust,Robert,S. 2010. Outcomes in Treatment of Infantile Spasms With Pulse Methylprednisolone.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 25, no. 8. (August): 948-953.
  • Shaheen,T; Volles,D; Calland,F; Sifri,C,D; Mytinger,J; Hagspiel,K; Sawyer,R; Bonatti,H. 2009. Cefepime-Associated Status Epilepticus in an ICU Patient with Renal Failure.  JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY. Vol. 21, no. 4. (August): 452-454.
  • Mytinger,John,R; Patterson,James,W; Thibault,Erin,S; Webb,Jeffrey; Saulsbury,Frank,T. 2008. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection in a Child.  PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY. Vol. 25, no. 6. (November): 630-632.
  • Mytinger,John,R; Blackman,James,A; Goodkin,Howard,P. 2008. Index of suspicion.  Pediatrics in review. Vol. 29, no. 7. (July): 243-248.
  • Cao,B,H; Mytinger,J,R; Huard,J. 2002. Adenovirus mediated gene transfer to skeletal muscle.  MICROSCOPY RESEARCH AND TECHNIQUE. Vol. 58, no. 1. (July): 45-51.
  • Qu-Petersen,Z,Q; Deasy,B; Jankowski,R; Ikezawa,M; Cummins,J; Pruchnic,R; Mytinger,J; Cao,B,H; Gates,C; Wernig,A; Huard,J. 2002. Identification of a novel population of muscle stem cells in mice: potential for muscle regeneration.  JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY. Vol. 157, no. 5. (May): 851-864.
  • Khadilkar,R,V; Mytinger,J,R; Thomason,L,E; Runyon,S,L; Washicosky,K,J; Jinks,R,N. 2002. Central regulation of photosensitive membrane turnover in the lateral eye of Limulus. I. Octopamine primes the retina for daily transient rhabdom shedding.  VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE. Vol. 19, no. 3. (May): 283-297.

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