EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Colorado State University , 2002 , Fort Collins , CO

Medical School

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center , 2006 , Denver , CO

Internship

Pediatrics
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children , 2008 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatric Neurology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2011 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Neuro-immunology
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Partners Adult MS Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Partners Pediatric MS Center at Massachusetts General Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Solomon IH, Li H, Benson LA, Henderson LA, Degar BA, Gorman MP, Duncan CN, Lidov HG, Alexandrescu S. Histopathologic Correlates of Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Isolated to the Central Nervous System. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Dec 01; 77(12):1079-1084. View abstract
  2. Messacar K, Sillau S, Hopkins SE, Otten C, Wilson-Murphy M, Wong B, Santoro JD, Treister A, Bains HK, Torres A, Zabrocki L, Glanternik JR, Hurst AL, Martin JA, Schreiner T, Makhani N, DeBiasi RL, Kruer MC, Tremoulet AH, Van Haren K, Desai J, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Abzug MJ, Tyler KL, Dominguez SR. Safety, tolerability, and efficacy of fluoxetine as an antiviral for acute flaccid myelitis. Neurology. 2018 Nov 09. View abstract
  3. Yeh EA, Graves JS, Benson LA, Wassmer E, Waldman A. Pediatric optic neuritis. Neurology. 2016 Aug 30; 87(9 Suppl 2):S53-8. View abstract
  4. Nosadini M, Alper G, Riney CJ, Benson LA, Mohammad SS, Ramanathan S, Nolan M, Appleton R, Leventer RJ, Deiva K, Brilot F, Gorman MP, Waldman AT, Banwell B, Dale RC. Rituximab monitoring and redosing in pediatric neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Feb; 3(1):e188. View abstract
  5. Ramanathan S, Prelog K, Barnes EH, Tantsis EM, Reddel SW, Henderson AP, Vucic S, Gorman MP, Benson LA, Alper G, Riney CJ, Barnett M, Parratt JD, Hardy TA, Leventer RJ, Merheb V, Nosadini M, Fung VS, Brilot F, Dale RC. Radiological differentiation of optic neuritis with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies, aquaporin-4 antibodies, and multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2016 Apr; 22(4):470-82. View abstract
  6. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Reply: To PMID 24907434. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan; 159(1):211. View abstract
  7. Benson LA, Olson H, Gorman MP. Evaluation and treatment of autoimmune neurologic disorders in the pediatric intensive care unit. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Dec; 21(4):284-90. View abstract
  8. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Visual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):503-7.e2. View abstract
  9. Malik MT, Healy BC, Benson LA, Kivisakk P, Musallam A, Weiner HL, Chitnis T. Factors associated with recovery from acute optic neuritis in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2014 Jun 17; 82(24):2173-9. View abstract
  10. Titulaer MJ, Höftberger R, Iizuka T, Leypoldt F, McCracken L, Cellucci T, Benson LA, Shu H, Irioka T, Hirano M, Singh G, Cobo Calvo A, Kaida K, Morales PS, Wirtz PW, Yamamoto T, Reindl M, Rosenfeld MR, Graus F, Saiz A, Dalmau J. Overlapping demyelinating syndromes and anti–N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. Ann Neurol. 2014 Mar; 75(3):411-28. View abstract
  11. Benson LA, Healy BC, Gorman MP, Baruch NF, Gholipour T, Musallam A, Chitnis T. Elevated relapse rates in pediatric compared to adult MS persist for at least 6 years. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2014 Mar; 3(2):186-93. View abstract
  12. Benson LA, Maski KP, Kothare SV, Bourgeois BF. New onset epilepsy in Prader-Willi syndrome: semiology and literature review. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Oct; 43(4):297-9. View abstract
  13. Benson LA, Barrett SF, Wright CH. Characterization of selected elementary motion detector cells to image primitives. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2008; 44:410-6. View abstract