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John Zempel, MD

John Zempel, MD

Dr. Zempel specializes in taking care of children with epilepsy, Landau-Kleffner syndrome and pediatric sleep disorders. He focuses on surgical and medical treatment of epilepsy and EEG-video monitoring of patients with epilepsy. Dr. Zempel is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Patient records and any correspondence should be sent to: 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8111, St. Louis, MO 63110 Dr. Zempel is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurology
49
Male
1985
2002
Neurology-Pediatric - certified
Neurophysiology - certified
*Pediatrics
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
Suite 2C/D
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6120
  
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Education

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Internship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri
Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
IPA Secondary to Medicare
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
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USA Managed Care Org
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Modulation of the brain's functional network architecture in the transition from wake to sleep.Larson-Prior LJ, Power JD, Vincent JL, Nolan TS, Coalson RS, Zempel J, Snyder AZ, Schlaggar BL, Raichle ME, Petersen SE.Prog Brain Res. 2011;193:277-94.

PMID:
21854969
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsDecoding motor signals from the pediatric cortex: implications for brain-computer interfaces in children.Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Roland JL, Sharma M, Anderson NR, Bundy DT, Freudenburg ZV, Smyth MD, Zempel J, Limbrick DD, Smart WD, Leuthardt EC.Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):e160-8. Epub 2011 Jun 20.

PMID:
21690116
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFluctuating concepts of childhood absence epilepsy.Zempel JM, Ciliberto M.Neurology. 2011 Jun 7;76(23):1952-3. No abstract available.

PMID:
21646621
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe temporal structures and functional significance of scale-free brain activity.He BJ, Zempel JM, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME.Neuron. 2010 May 13;66(3):353-69.

PMID:
20471349
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsElectrographic seizures in preterm infants during the first week of life are associated with cerebral injury.Shah DK, Zempel J, Barton T, Lukas K, Inder TE.Pediatr Res. 2010 Jan;67(1):102-6.

PMID:
19745782
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCortical network functional connectivity in the descent to sleep.Larson-Prior LJ, Zempel JM, Nolan TS, Prior FW, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 17;106(11):4489-94. Epub 2009 Mar 2.

PMID:
19255447
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsA pilot study of continuous limited-channel aEEG in term infants with encephalopathy.Lawrence R, Mathur A, Nguyen The Tich S, Zempel J, Inder T.J Pediatr. 2009 Jun;154(6):835-41.e1. Epub 2009 Feb 23.

PMID:
19230897
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsElectrophysiological correlates of the brain's intrinsic large-scale functional architecture.He BJ, Snyder AZ, Zempel JM, Smyth MD, Raichle ME.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 14;105(41):16039-44. Epub 2008 Oct 8.

PMID:
18843113
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsUtility of prolonged bedside amplitude-integrated encephalogram in encephalopathic infants.Mathur AM, Morris LD, Teteh F, Inder TE, Zempel J.Am J Perinatol. 2008 Nov;25(10):611-5. Epub 2008 Oct 7.

PMID:
18841534
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLoss of resting interhemispheric functional connectivity after complete section of the corpus callosum.Johnston JM, Vaishnavi SN, Smyth MD, Zhang D, He BJ, Zempel JM, Shimony JS, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME.J Neurosci. 2008 Jun 18;28(25):6453-8.

PMID:
18562616
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsAccuracy of bedside electroencephalographic monitoring in comparison with simultaneous continuous conventional electroencephalography for seizure detection in term infants.Shah DK, Mackay MT, Lavery S, Watson S, Harvey AS, Zempel J, Mathur A, Inder TE.Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):1146-54.

PMID:
18519484
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsDisruption of sodium bicarbonate transporter SLC4A10 in a patient with complex partial epilepsy and mental retardation.Gurnett CA, Veile R, Zempel J, Blackburn L, Lovett M, Bowcock A.Arch Neurol. 2008 Apr;65(4):550-3.

PMID:
18413482
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsOutcome following surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal involvement in preadolescent children: emphasis on mesial temporal sclerosis.Smyth MD, Limbrick DD Jr, Ojemann JG, Zempel J, Robinson S, O'Brien DF, Saneto RP, Goyal M, Appleton RE, Mangano FT, Park TS.J Neurosurg. 2007 Mar;106(3 Suppl):205-10.

PMID:
17465386
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMoving GLM ballistocardiogram artifact reduction for EEG acquired simultaneously with fMRI.Vincent JL, Larson-Prior LJ, Zempel JM, Snyder AZ.Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 May;118(5):981-98. Epub 2007 Mar 26.

PMID:
17368972
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe unilateral cobalt wire model of neocortical epilepsy: a method of producing subacute focal seizures in rodents.Chang JH, Yang XF, Zempel JM, Rothman SM.Epilepsy Res. 2004 Sep-Oct;61(1-3):153-60.

PMID:
15451016
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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