Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030
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My specialty is in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures and epilepsy. I enjoy educating and helping patients and their families choose the right strategies and treatments for seizure control. I believe that involving patients and families in the decision-making process is crucial for a successful outcome. My area of interest is in epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation and autoimmune epilepsies.

No conflicts of interest (09/30/2022)

Selected Bibliography:

Wright MA, Trandafir CC, Nelson GR, Hersh AO, Inman CJ, Zielinski BA.
Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach and Review of Literature.
J Child Neurol. 2022;37(4):303-313. PubMed abstract

Swartwood S, Wilkes J, Bonkowsky JL, Trandafir CC.
Celiac Disease in Children: An Association With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy.
Pediatr Neurol. 2021;120:12-17. PubMed abstract

Espinoza AC, Wright MA, Candee MS, Trandafir C, Nelson GR.
Child Neurology: Late-Onset Vitamin B6-Dependent Epilepsy Identified by Rapid Genome Sequencing.
Neurology. 2021;96(19):911-914. PubMed abstract

Gali K, Joshi S, Hueneke S, Katzenbach A, Radecki L, Calabrese T, Fletcher L, Trandafir C, Wilson C, Goyal M, Wusthoff CJ, Le Pichon JB, Corvalan R, Golson A, Hardy J, Smith M, Cook E, Bonkowsky JL.
Barriers, access and management of paediatric epilepsy with telehealth.
J Telemed Telecare. 2022;28(3):213-223. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Trandafir CC, Pouliot WA, Dudek FE, Ekstrand JJ.
Co-administration of subtherapeutic diazepam enhances neuroprotective effect of COX-2 inhibitor, NS-398, after lithium pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus.
Neuroscience. 2015;284:601-610. PubMed abstract / Full Text