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    Elysa Marco, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology
    Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-7317

       Biography 
       Education and Training
      Institution Degree School or Department Year
      University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
      University of California, San FranciscoM.D. School of Medicine2000

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      Elysa Marco is a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist. She cares for children with all types of neurologic concerns, however, she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with cognitive, sensory, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Marco participates in the care of children at the UCSF Medical Center Pediatric Neurology Clinic and the UCSF Marin-based practice in Greenbrae. In addition to her general child neurology and cognitive behavior focused clinics, she co-directs the monthly Autism NeuroGenetics Clinic where children on the autism spectrum can receive coordinated evaluation and treatment from specialists in neurology and genetics.

      Dr. Marco also has an active neuroscience laboratory at UCSF that focuses on understanding and finding treatments for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research is based on a thorough cognition and sensory evaluation of each child combined with innovative functional imaging to better understand how children's brains process sound, touch, and visual information. Her current research involves individuals with autism disorders, sensory processing disorders, neuroanatomic disorders (such as agenesis of the corpus callosum) and specific genetic disorders (such as 16p11.2 copy number variations.) In addition, she is an active collaborator with investigators studying the effects of autism on maternal health and the neural underpinnings of Tourette's Syndrome. Dr. Marco's lab is also combining structural and functional brain imaging with computer based training interventions to determine if computer games can help children resist distracting information and improve visual motor planning. The over arching goal of Dr. Marco's research is to use basic science findings to create beneficial treatments for children.

      Dr. Marco received her BA in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and then obtained her MD at the University of California, San Francisco. She continued her residency training at UCSF in pediatrics, neurology, and child neurology. In addition, she completed a cognitive and behavioral fellowship with an emphasis on the genetics of cognitive impairment. She joined the faculty of UCSF in 2005 and is an active clinician, researcher, and educator.


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      1. Chang YS, Owen JP, Desai SS, Hill SS, Arnett AB, Harris J, Marco EJ, Mukherjee P. Autism and sensory processing disorders: shared white matter disruption in sensory pathways but divergent connectivity in social-emotional pathways. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e103038.
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      2. Owen JP, Chang YS, Pojman NJ, Bukshpun P, Wakahiro ML, Marco EJ, Berman JI, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Buckner RL, Roberts TP, Nagarajan SS, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. Aberrant white matter microstructure in children with 16p11.2 deletions. J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 30; 34(18):6214-23.
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      3. Adviento B, Corbin IL, Widjaja F, Desachy G, Enrique N, Rosser T, Risi S, Marco EJ, Hendren RL, Bearden CE, Rauen KA, Weiss LA. Autism traits in the RASopathies. J Med Genet. 2014 Jan; 51(1):10-20.
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      4. Owen JP, Marco EJ, Desai S, Fourie E, Harris J, Hill SS, Arnett AB, Mukherjee P. Abnormal white matter microstructure in children with sensory processing disorders. Neuroimage Clin. 2013; 2:844-53.
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      5. Lau YC, Hinkley LB, Bukshpun P, Strominger ZA, Wakahiro ML, Baron-Cohen S, Allison C, Auyeung B, Jeremy RJ, Nagarajan SS, Sherr EH, Marco EJ. Autism traits in individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 May; 43(5):1106-18.
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      6. Wickremasinghe AC, Rogers EE, Johnson BC, Shen A, Barkovich AJ, Marco EJ. Children born prematurely have atypical sensory profiles. J Perinatol. 2013 Aug; 33(8):631-5.
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      7. Marco EJ, Khatibi K, Hill SS, Siegel B, Arroyo MS, Dowling AF, Neuhaus JM, Sherr EH, Hinkley LN, Nagarajan SS. Children with autism show reduced somatosensory response: an MEG study. Autism Res. 2012 Oct; 5(5):340-51.
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      8. Hinkley LB, Marco EJ, Findlay AM, Honma S, Jeremy RJ, Strominger Z, Bukshpun P, Wakahiro M, Brown WS, Paul LK, Barkovich AJ, Mukherjee P, Nagarajan SS, Sherr EH. The role of corpus callosum development in functional connectivity and cognitive processing. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e39804.
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      9. Marco EJ, Harrell KM, Brown WS, Hill SS, Jeremy RJ, Kramer JH, Sherr EH, Paul LK. Processing speed delays contribute to executive function deficits in individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2012 May; 18(3):521-9.
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      10. Marco EJ, Hinkley LB, Hill SS, Nagarajan SS. Sensory processing in autism: a review of neurophysiologic findings. Pediatr Res. 2011 May; 69(5 Pt 2):48R-54R.
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      11. Marco EJ, Anderson JE, Neilson DE, Strober JB. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in 3 brothers. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):e693-8.
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      12. Marco EJ, Abidi FE, Bristow J, Dean WB, Cotter P, Jeremy RJ, Schwartz CE, Sherr EH. ARHGEF9 disruption in a female patient is associated with X linked mental retardation and sensory hyperarousal. BMJ Case Rep. 2009; 2009.
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      13. Neilson DE, Adams MD, Orr CM, Schelling DK, Eiben RM, Kerr DS, Anderson J, Bassuk AG, Bye AM, Childs AM, Clarke A, Crow YJ, Di Rocco M, Dohna-Schwake C, Dueckers G, Fasano AE, Gika AD, Gionnis D, Gorman MP, Grattan-Smith PJ, Hackenberg A, Kuster A, Lentschig MG, Lopez-Laso E, Marco EJ, Mastroyianni S, Perrier J, Schmitt-Mechelke T, Servidei S, Skardoutsou A, Uldall P, van der Knaap MS, Goglin KC, Tefft DL, Aubin C, de Jager P, Hafler D, Warman ML. Infection-triggered familial or recurrent cases of acute necrotizing encephalopathy caused by mutations in a component of the nuclear pore, RANBP2. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Jan; 84(1):44-51.
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      14. Marco EJ, Abidi FE, Bristow J, Dean WB, Cotter P, Jeremy RJ, Schwartz CE, Sherr EH. ARHGEF9 disruption in a female patient is associated with X linked mental retardation and sensory hyperarousal. J Med Genet. 2008 Feb; 45(2):100-5.
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      15. Brancati F, Barrano G, Silhavy JL, Marsh SE, Travaglini L, Bielas SL, Amorini M, Zablocka D, Kayserili H, Al-Gazali L, Bertini E, Boltshauser E, D'Hooghe M, Fazzi E, Fenerci EY, Hennekam RC, Kiss A, Lees MM, Marco E, Phadke SR, Rigoli L, Romano S, Salpietro CD, Sherr EH, Signorini S, Stromme P, Stuart B, Sztriha L, Viskochil DH, Yuksel A, Dallapiccola B. CEP290 mutations are frequently identified in the oculo-renal form of Joubert syndrome-related disorders. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Jul; 81(1):104-13.
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      16. Marco EJ, Skuse DH. Autism-lessons from the X chromosome. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2006 Dec; 1(3):183-93.
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      17. Klein OD, Backstrand K, Cotter PD, Marco E, Sherr E, Slavotinek A. Case report: Y;6 translocation with deletion of 6p. Clin Dysmorphol. 2005 Apr; 14(2):93-6.
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      18. Keet CA, Fox CK, Margeta M, Marco E, Shane AL, Dearmond SJ, Strober JB, Miller SP. Infant botulism, type F, presenting at 54 hours of life. Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Mar; 32(3):193-6.
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      19. Hwang W, Ralph J, Marco E, Hemphill JC. Incomplete Brown-Séquard syndrome after methamphetamine injection into the neck. Neurology. 2003 Jun 24; 60(12):2015-6.
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      20. Theodosopoulos PV, Marco E, Applebury C, Lamborn KR, Wilson CB. Predictive model for pain recurrence after posterior fossa surgery for trigeminal neuralgia. Arch Neurol. 2002 Aug; 59(8):1297-302.
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      21. Marco EJ, Wolkowitz OM, Vinogradov S, Poole JH, Lichtmacher J, Reus VI. Double-blind antiglucocorticoid treatment in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a pilot study. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Jul; 3(3):156-61.
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