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. Benson LA, Li H, Henderson LA, Solomon IH, Soldatos A, Murphy J, Bielekova B, Kennedy AL, Rivkin MJ, Davies KJ, Hsu AP, Holland SM, Gahl WA, Sundel RP, Lehmann LE, Lee MA, Alexandrescu S, Degar BA, Duncan CN, Gorman MP. Pediatric CNS-isolated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 May; 6(3):e560. View abstract
  2. Li H, Benson LA, Henderson LA, Solomon IH, Kennedy AL, Soldatos A, Bielekova B, Murphy J, Davies KJ, Lehmann LE, Lee MA, Alexandrescu S, Degar BA, Gorman MP, Duncan CN. Central nervous system-restricted familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis responds to hematopoietic cell transplantation. Blood Adv. 2019 Feb 26; 3(4):503-507. View abstract
  3. Halyabar O, Chang MH, Schoettler ML, Schwartz MA, Baris EH, Benson LA, Biggs CM, Gorman M, Lehmann L, Lo MS, Nigrovic PA, Platt CD, Priebe GP, Rowe J, Sundel RP, Surana NK, Weinacht KG, Mann A, Yuen JC, Meleedy-Rey P, Starmer A, Banerjee T, Dedeoglu F, Degar BA, Hazen MM, Henderson LA. Calm in the midst of cytokine storm: a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and macrophage activation syndrome. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Feb 14; 17(1):7. View abstract
  4. Elrick MJ, Gordon-Lipkin E, Crawford TO, Van Haren K, Messacar K, Thornton N, Dee E, Voskertchian A, Nance JR, Muñoz LS, Gorman MP, Benson LA, Thomas DL, Pardo CA, Milstone AM, Duggal P. Clinical Subpopulations in a Sample of North American Children Diagnosed With Acute Flaccid Myelitis, 2012-2016. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Feb 01; 173(2):134-139. View abstract
  5. 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
  6. 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. 2019 Apr 30; 92(18):e2118-e2126. View abstract
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Reply: To PMID 24907434. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan; 159(1):211. View abstract
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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