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Virginia Willis

CredentialsAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
ABPN Epilepsy
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPeds Pediatrics, College of Medicine
DivisionPeds Neurology
Address ACH Administration
1900 Maryland Street
Mail Slot # 512-15
Little Rock AR 72202
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    Dr. V. Erin Willis is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Neurology for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy and demyelinating disorders.

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    Child Neurology Society
    American Epilepsy Society
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
    American Academy of Neurology
    Professors of Child Neurology

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    UAMS Child Neurology Program Director

    Director of Pediatric Demyelinating Clinic

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    2018National MS Society Partner in Care, UAMS/Arkansas Children's Hospital

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    1. Willis E, Moore SA, Cox MO, Stefans V, Aravindhan A, Gokden M, Veerapandiyan A. Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy R9 due to a Novel Complex Insertion/Duplication Variant in FKRP Gene. Child Neurol Open. 2022 Jan-Dec; 9:2329048X221097518. PMID: 35557983.
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    2. Samanta D, Ostendorf AP, Willis E, Singh R, Gedela S, Arya R, Scott Perry M. Underutilization of epilepsy surgery: Part I: A scoping review of barriers. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 04; 117:107837. PMID: 33610461.
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    3. Abramo TJ, McKinney S, Moore J, Jacobs R, Albert G, Meredith M, Porter NH, Storm E, Willis E, Gonzalez CV, Hargrave H, Schneider B, Sharp G. Hemispheric Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring During Pediatric Seizure Activity in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Sep; 36(9):e513-e526. PMID: 29140931.
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    4. Lewis HS, Willis E, Veerapandiyan A. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 4J and Multiple Sclerosis. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2019 Dec; 21(2):117-118. PMID: 31743256.
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    5. Arya K, Willis E, Samanta D. Immunotherapy in Autoimmune and Neuroinflammation-related Epilepsies. J Ped Epilepsy. 2018; 7:69-75.
    6. Samanta D, Gokden M, Willis E. Clinicopathologic Findings of CARS2 Mutation. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 10; 87:65-69. PMID: 30139652.
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    7. Samanta D, Willis E. KIAA2022-related disorders can cause Jeavons (eyelid myoclonia with absence) syndrome. Acta Neurol Belg. 2020 Feb; 120(1):205-207. PMID: 29417424.
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    8. Willis E, Samanta D, Kanfi A. A Not Uncommon Cause of Stroke Mimicker in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 03; 80:92-93. PMID: 29229230.
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    9. Willis E, Ramakrishnaiah R, Archer R. Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder in a Pediatric Patient. J Ark Med Soc. 2016 Aug; 113(2):34-35. PMID: 30047629.
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    10. Samanta D, Willis E. Intractable epileptic spasms in a patient with Pontocerebellar hypoplasia: Severe phenotype of type 2 or another subtype? Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Jul-Sep; 19(3):385-7. PMID: 27570394.
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    11. Samanta D, Willis E. Focal seizure associated with human parvovirus B19 infection in a non-encephalopathic child. World J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 12(1):118-20. PMID: 26684306.
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    12. Samanta D, Willis E. Rapid improvement of the confusional state and electroencephalography after spinal tap in a patient with headache and neurologic deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL) syndrome. Neurol India. 2015 Nov-Dec; 63(6):978-9. PMID: 26588641.
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    13. Bradley L, Bahgat D, Sharp G, Willis E, Ocal E, Albert G, Serletis D. Disconnective Hemispherotomy for Medically Intractable Status Epilepticus in an 8-Year-Old Child. J Ark Med Soc. 2015 Oct; 112(6):86-7. PMID: 26552284.
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    14. Willis E, Samanta D. Paroxysmal Nonepileptic Spells in Adolescence. Pediatr Epilepsy. 2015; 4:118-122.
    15. Samanta D, Willis E. Generalized Epilepsy Syndromes of Adolescence. J Pediatr Epilepsy. 2015; 4:36-101.
    16. Sharp GB, Samanta D, Willis E. Options for pharmacoresistant epilepsy in children: when medications don't work. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Feb; 44(2):e43-8. PMID: 25658218.
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    17. Samanta D, Willis E. Electroencephalographic findings in KBG syndrome: a child with novel mutation in ANKRD11 gene. Acta Neurol Belg. 2015 Dec; 115(4):779-82. PMID: 25543316.
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    18. Samanta D, Willis E, Sharp GB. Absence status after starting clobazam in a patient with syndrome of continuous spike and wave during slow sleep (CSWS). Neurol India. 2014 Nov-Dec; 62(6):685-7. PMID: 25591691.
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    19. Samanta D, Ramakrishnaiah R, Willis E, Frye RE. Myoclonic epilepsy evolved into West syndrome: a patient with a novel de novo KCNQ2 mutation. Acta Neurol Belg. 2015 Sep; 115(3):475-8. PMID: 25092550.
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    20. Willis E, Sharp G, Luat A, Maham S, Chowdury N. J Child Neurol. Subclinical seizures identified with continuous EEG monitoring in Pediatric Patients with traumatic brain injury. 2012; 27:958-964.
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