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Dr. Aleksandra Djukic, M.D.,  Ph.D.

Aleksandra Djukic, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology (Child Neurology)

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Areas of Research: Rett syndrome Neuropsychology

Professional Interests

Aleksandra Djukic, is Associate Professor of Neurology . She completed  her neurology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Djukic has Ph.D. in neuropsychology and is especially qualified for evaluations and treatment of children with learning disabilities, addressing  both cognitive and neurological problems in children with a variety of hereditary neurological diseases and  babies with neonatal neurological problems.

Dr. Djukic gained extensive experience following and treating more than 300 children with traumatic brain injuries.

Currently she is Director of the Center for Rett Syndrome which is  the only Center for Rett syndrome in the Tri-State area.

Dr. Djukic is  member of the International Consortium for Rett Syndrome "RettSearch", Leader of the Working group for development of Treatment Quidelines for Rett Syndrome, Grant reviewer for IRSF, member of the International Committee for the research of bio markers in Rett Syndrome and member of the International Committee for the research of the outcome measures in Rett Syndrome.

Dr. Djukic is member of RE-TT (Rett Education -Transforming Teaching) a group which is actively addressing educational issued and provides support to families .

Dr. Djukic is also Director of the Neonatal Neurology service.

She is a member of the New York State Consortium for Krabbe Disease .

Dr. Djukic speaks both English and Serbian.

Selected Publications

Djukic, A., Lado, F. A., Shinnar, S., Moshé, S. L., Are early myoclonic encephalopathy (EME) and the Ohtahara Syndrome (EIEE) independent of each other? Epilepsy Research, 70 (2-3S): 68-76 (2006).

Djukic A. Folate responsive neurological disorders, in Press. Pediatric neurology 2007. Review.

Wilson S, Djukic A, Shinnar S, Dharmani C, Rapin I. (2003) Clinical characteristics of language regression in children. Developmental Medicine Child Neurology 45:508-514.

Djukic A. Neurological Abnormalities in newborn , AAP ,Pediatric Primary Care , Chapter 106


Djukic A, Vigevano F, Plouin P, Moshe S.L. Early myoclonic encephalopathy (neonatal myoclonic encephalopathy). Epilepsy: a comprehensive textbook, 2 ed. Engel J, Pedley T eds. Lippincot Williams&Wilkins, Philadelphia 2007. Chapter 224.

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