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Emily Hanzlik, MD
Emily Hanzlik, MD

Emily Hanzlik, MD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty




Neuro-oncology Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Child Neurology Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pediatric Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
MD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine                                   
BS (Biology) - University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, AR

Research Interests

  • Clinical pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Neurologic complications of pediatric cancer
  • Medical education and trainee development

I am interested in clinical pediatric neuro-oncology as well as its intersection with pediatric neurology to improve both the overall outcomes and supportive care of patients both during and after completion of their oncology treatment.  I also want to focus on medical education and improving the exposure and training of both pediatric oncology and pediatric neurology trainees through curriculum development and clinical exposure to patients.

Selected Publications

Hanzlik E, Archambault B, El-Dairi M, Schroeder K, Patel MP, Lipp ES, Peters KB, Ashley DM, Landi D. Use of Trametinib in Children and Young Adults With Progressive Low-Grade Glioma and Glioneuronal Tumors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Nov 24, 2022.  doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000002598

Tanguturi YC, Hanzlik E, Pagano L, Cundiff AW, Graham TB, Fuchs DC. Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis: Multidisciplinary Development of a Clinical Practice Guideline. Hosp Pediatr Oct 12, 2021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34642216

Hanzlik E, Klinger SA, Carson R, Duis J. Mirtazapine for sleep disturbances in Angelman syndrome: a retrospective chart review of 8 pediatric cases. J Clin Sleep Med 16(4):591-595, 2020.

Sarma A, Hanzlik E, Krishnasarma R, Pagano L, Pruthi S. Human Parechovirus Meningoencephalitis: Neuroimaging in the Era of Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Testing. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 40(8):1418-1421, 2019.

Hanzlik E, Gigante J. Microcephaly. Children 4(6), 47, 2017. doi:10.3390/children4060047

Abdel-Baki MS, Hanzlik E, Kieran MW. Multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor clinics: the key to successfull treatment? CNS Oncology 4(3):147-155, 2015. doi:10.2217/cns.15.1

Hanzlik E, Woodrome SE, Abdel-Baki M, Geller TJ, Elbabaa SK. A systematic review of neuropsychological outcomes following posterior fossa tumor surgery in children.  Childs Nerv Syst 31(10):1869-75, 2015. doi:10.1007/s00381-015-2867-3

Last update: February 2023