Michael Rivkin

Michael Rivkin, MD

Associate in Neurology; Director, Intensive Neurology Care Service; Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-2758
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"The focus of my clinical activity fixes upon children with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke and I organize and direct the first dedicated Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke service at Boston Children’s Hospital."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Pediatric and Neonatal Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental and Cognitive Disorders
  • Fetal-Neonatal Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Head Trauma

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-2758 or Request an Appointment
Michael Rivkin

I grew up wanting to help people in a tangible way. 

My family has a strong tradition of volunteering to help those in need through our synagogue, a value that was instilled in me from a young age.

My approach to care is based on that compassion. I try to think very hard about what I would do if a patient were my own child. As early as medical school, it was already clear to me that I wanted to treat children. The opportunity to contribute to the health and development of children was extremely appealing and interesting to me, and providing care to children and their families is satisfying and enjoyable.

I completed my residency in general pediatrics before deciding to specialize in neurology. I became fascinated by stroke and cerebrovascular disorders, and found the amount we have yet to learn about the brain inspiring. Consequently, I feel that these are exciting times to practice and to perform research in the field of child neurology and in pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disorders, specifically.

When I started down my path to become a doctor, I had no idea I would wind up doing so much research. But I have been surprised by the fascination the research has held for me, and conducting research on brain development has become an integral part of my approach to care.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1984

Charlottesville, Virginia

Internship

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 1984-985

Cleveland, Ohio

Residency

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital - Pediatrics, 1985-1988

Cleveland, Ohio

Residency

Pediatric Neurology-New England Medical Center, 1989-1992

Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1992-1993

Boston, Massachusetts

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Professional History

I am both a pediatrician and a child neurologist, and my practice specializes in children with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke. I completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology, followed by a fellowship in neurology at Boston Children's Hospital -- broad training that allows me to treat the whole child.

I founded and direct the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Children's Hospital. This program, novel at its inception at Boston Children’s Hospital, brings together care for these children from clinicians in the disciplines of neurology, hematology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy. In addition, we instituted a fellowship to accompany this new program, which is designed to train pediatric neurologists to evaluate and care for children who have stroke and cerebrovascular disorders.

We are excited to have created Boston Children's Hospital's acute response team for pediatric stroke known as the "Stroke Stat" system. This important service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assess and treat children who present with symptoms of acute stroke at Boston Children’s Hospital. This system of evaluation is designed to assess these patients rapidly in order to determine if they can be treated with  tissue plasminogen activator or intravascular treatments that have greatest efficacy when instituted early and accurately.

I also established and direct the Neurology Intermediate Care Unit, the only one of its kind. My service provides neurological consultations to patients in affiliated intensive care units, including the NICU and the cardiology ICU. Additionally, I am an attending physician for in-patient general neurology, intensive care neurology and neurologist of the week services. I am experienced in the management of increased cranial pressure, cerebral perfusion and neuroprotection.

Research

My research focuses on pediatric brain and cognitive development. I am passionate about documenting the clinical strides we have made in treating stroke and cerebrovascular disorders in children, as well as neurology in critical care situations.

I am deeply committed to my research efforts, an orientation reflected in my rigorous scientific training. Following my residency in pediatrics, I spent a year as a research fellow in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Lab at Tufts University School of Medicine. I later completed two additional research fellowships, first in Molecular Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and later in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.

My research work and publications have focused on the use of advanced neuroimaging techniques, specifically using MRI to evaluate changes in brain development after injury. I have explored prenatal drug exposure and brain development, the effect of congenital heart disease on brain development, and the differences that occur in brain structure with stroke in childhood.

I led Boston Children's Hospital's team on a National Institutes of Health landmark study of normal brain development. As the principal investigator of our center, I scanned the brains of 450 children three times to create the first major database of normal brain development.

Early in my research career, I concentrated on developing a human fetal glial cell culture system to study the effects of growth factors upon human oligodendrocyte development.  Subsequent work led to description of the steps in oligodendrocyte development in fetal human brain tissue culture and slices.

Next, I focused on cell cycle mechanisms that govern neuronal proliferation in cerebral cortex, specifically a key regulator of the cyclin-cyclin dependent kinase complex, p27kip1. Work with a p27kip1 knockout mouse revealed that p27kip1 serves as an important determinant of the final number of neurons produced in the murine brain during prenatal development. Subsequently, we have focused on the study of pediatric patients and typically developing children using MRI neuroimaging tools.

My lab is currently working to study stroke and cerebrovascular disorders in children. We have evaluated the safety and tolerance of children for treatment with tissue plasminogen activator for acute pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. We are significantly involved in three large multicenter studies of pediatric stroke, including the International Pediatric Stroke Study, Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke and Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke.


These include: 


Fero ME, Rivkin MJ, Tasch M, Porter P, Carow C, Firpo E, Tsai LH, Browdy V, Perlmutter R, Kaushansky K, Roberts JM. A syndrome of multi-organ hyperplasia with features of gigantism tumorigenesis and female sterility in p27kip1 deficient mice. Cell. 1996;85:733-744.


Rivkin MJ, Vajapeyam S, Mulkern RV, Wolraich D, Hall EK, Hutton C, Yoo SS, Weiler, M, Waber D. A fMRI study of paced finger tapping in children. Pediatric Neurology, 2003;28:89-95.


Rivkin MJ. Opening the window into brain development in children more widely with magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111:1432-3.


Rivkin MJ, Wolraich D, Als H, Butler S, Conneman N, Mcanulty G, Vajapeyam S, Robertson R, Mulkern R. Prolonged T2* values in newborn versus adult brain: implications for fMRI studies in newborns. Magn Res Med, 2004;51:1287-1291.


Als H, Duffy FH, McAnulty GB, Rivkin MJ, Vajapeyam S, Mulkern RV, Warfield SK, Huppi PS, Butler SC, Conneman N, Fischer C, and Eichenwald EC. Early experience alters brain function and structure. Pediatrics 2004; 113: 846-857.


Anderson DR, Bryant J, Murray JP, Rich M, Rivkin MJ, Zillmann D. Brain imaging-an introduction to a new approach to studying media processes and effects. Media Psychology, 2006;8: 1-6.


Rivkin MJ, Newburger J, Wypij D, Bellinger D. White matter injury causes a consistently found pattern of persistent cognitive and motor dysfunction in long-term survivors of dTGA surgical correction. Manuscript in preparation.


Almli CR, Rivkin MJ (corresponding author), McKinstry RC and the Brain Development Cooperative Group. The NIH MRI study of normal brain development(Objective 2): Newborns,infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. NeuroImage, 35;308-325: 2007.


Leppert IR, Almli CR , McKinstry RC, Mulkern RV, Pierpaoli C, Rivkin MJ, Pike GB, & The Brain Development Cooperative Group. T2 Relaxometry of Normal Pediatric Brain Development. Jour Magn Reson Imaging, 29;258-267:2009.


Yoon U, Fonov VS, Perusse D, Evans AC; Brain Development Cooperative Group(RivkinMJ). The effect of template choice on morphometric analysis of pediatric brain data. Neuroimage, 45; 769-77:2009.


Lange N, Froimowitz MP, Bigler ED, Lainhart JE; Brain Development Cooperative Group MJ). Associations between IQ, total and regional brain volumes, and demography in a large normative sample of healthy children and adolescents. Dev Neuropsychol. 2010;35:296-317. doi:10.1080/87565641003696833.


Fonov V, Evans AC, Botteron K, Almli CR, McKinstry RC, Collins DL and the Brain Development Cooperative Group (Rivkin, MJ). Unbiased average age-appropriate atlases for pediatric studies. Neuroimage, 54; 2011: 313-327.


Bernard TJ*, Rivkin MJ*, Sholz K, de Veber G, Kirton A, Gill JC, Chan AK, et al. Emergence of the primary pediatric stroke center: impact of the Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Trial. Stroke. 2014;45 ; 2018-2023. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.004919. (* co-first authors)


Rivkin MJ, deVeber G, Ichord RN, Kirton A, Chan AK, Hovinga CA, Gill JC, Szabo A, Hill MD, Scholz K, Amlie-Lefond C. Thrombolysis in pediatric stroke study Stroke. 2015 Mar;46(3):880-5. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.008210.


Fullerton HJ, Hills, Elkind MS, Dowling MM, Wintermark M, Glaser C, Tan M, Rivkin MJ, Titomanlio L, Barkovich AJ, deVeber GA. Infection, vaccination, and childhood arterial ischemic stroke: results of the VIPS study, Neurology, In Press


Fullerton HJ, Hills, Elkind MS, Dowling MM, Wintermark M, Glaser C, Tan M, Rivkin MJ, Titomanlio L, Barkovich AJ, deVeber GA. Infection, vaccination, and childhood arterial ischemic stroke: results of the VIPS study, Neurology, 2015;85:1459-1466. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000002065.


Watson CG, Asaro LA, Wypij D, Robertson RL, Newburger JW, Rivkin MJ. Altered gray matter in adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries. J Pediatr, 2016;169:36-63. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.084.


Lehman LL, Watson CG, Kapur K, Danehy AR, Rivkin MJ. Predictors of stroke after transient ischemic attack in children. Stroke, 2016;47:88-93. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009904


Rivkin MJ, Amlie-Lefond C, Dowling MM, Bernard TJ. Guidelines for urgent management of stroke in children. Pediatr Neurol,2016; 56:8-17.


Bernard TJ, Amlie-Lefond C, Dowling MM, Rivkin MJ. Preparing for a pediatric stroke alert. Pediatr Neurol, 2016;56:18-24. 


Amlie-Lefond C, Rivkin MJ, Friedman NR, Bernard TJ, Dowling MM, deVeber G.The way forward: challenges and opportunities in pediatric Stroke. Pediatr Neurol, 2016;56:3-17 Doi:10.1016 /j.pediatrneurol.2015.10.021


Bellinger D, Watson C, Rivkin MJ, Robertson R, Roberts A, Stopp C, Dunbar Masterson C, Demaso D, Wypij D, Newburger J. Neuropsychological statu and structural brain imaging in adolescents with single ventricle who underwent the Fontan procedure. JAHA, In Press.

Publications

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  1. Cheng HH, Rajagopal S, McDavitt E, Wigmore D, Williams K, Thiagarajan R, Grant PE, Danehy A, Rivkin MJ. Stroke in Acquired and Congenital Heart Disease Patients and Its Relationship to Hospital Mortality and Lasting Neurologic Deficits. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct; 17(10):976-983.
  2. Schmithorst VJ, Panigrahy A, Gaynor JW, Watson CG, Lee V, Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, Newburger JW. Organizational topology of brain and its relationship to ADHD in adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries. Brain Behav. 2016 Aug; 6(8):e00504.
  3. Mrakotsky C, Anand R, Watson C, Vu C, Matos A, Friel S, Rivkin M, Snapper S. O-018 New Evidence for Structural Brain Differences in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: Impact of Underlying Disease Factors. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Mar; 22 Suppl 1:S6-7.
  4. Rivkin MJ, Bernard TJ, Dowling MM, Amlie-Lefond C. Guidelines for Urgent Management of Stroke in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Mar; 56:8-17.
  5. Baumer FM, Ouahed J, Verhave M, Rivkin MJ. Fatal Central Nervous System Disease Following First Infliximab Infusion in a Child With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Apr; 57:91-4.
  6. Bellinger DC, Watson CG, Rivkin MJ, Robertson RL, Roberts AE, Stopp C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Bernson D, DeMaso DR, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Neuropsychological Status and Structural Brain Imaging in Adolescents With Single Ventricle Who Underwent the Fontan Procedure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Dec 14; 4(12).
  7. Bernard TJ, Friedman NR, Stence NV, Jones W, Ichord R, Amlie-Lefond C, Dowling MM, Rivkin MJ. Preparing for a "Pediatric Stroke Alert". Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Mar; 56:18-24.
  8. Amlie-Lefond C, Rivkin MJ, Friedman NR, Bernard TJ, Dowling MM, deVeber G. The Way Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Stroke. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Mar; 56:3-7.
  9. Watson CG, Asaro LA, Wypij D, Robertson RL, Newburger JW, Rivkin MJ. Altered Gray Matter in Adolescents with d-Transposition of the Great Arteries. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:36-43.e1.
  10. Fullerton HJ, Hills NK, Elkind MS, Dowling MM, Wintermark M, Glaser CA, Tan M, Rivkin MJ, Titomanlio L, Barkovich AJ, deVeber GA. Infection, vaccination, and childhood arterial ischemic stroke: Results of the VIPS study. Neurology. 2015 Oct 27; 85(17):1459-66.
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  12. Walker L, Chang LC, Nayak A, Irfanoglu MO, Botteron KN, McCracken J, McKinstry RC, Rivkin MJ, Wang DJ, Rumsey J, Pierpaoli C. The diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) component of the NIH MRI study of normal brain development (PedsDTI). Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1; 124(Pt B):1125-30.
  13. Guerriero RM, Rivkin MJ. Reversible vasoconstriction syndrome involving the basilar artery in an adolescent: imaging and clinical features. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jun; 52(6):635-7.
  14. Panigrahy A, Schmithorst VJ, Wisnowski JL, Watson CG, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW, Rivkin MJ. Relationship of white matter network topology and cognitive outcome in adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 7:438-48.
  15. Rollins CK, Watson CG, Asaro LA, Wypij D, Vajapeyam S, Bellinger DC, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Newburger JW, Rivkin MJ. White matter microstructure and cognition in adolescents with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 165(5):936-44.e1-2.
  16. Lehman LL, Rivkin MJ. Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke: presentation, risk factors, evaluation, and outcome. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Dec; 51(6):760-8.
  17. DeMaso DR, Labella M, Taylor GA, Forbes PW, Stopp C, Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Psychiatric disorders and function in adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries. J Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 165(4):760-6.
  18. Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, DeMaso D, Robertson RL, Stopp C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Adolescents with tetralogy of Fallot: neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. Cardiol Young. 2015 Feb; 25(2):338-47.
  19. Rivkin MJ, Watson CG, Scoppettuolo LA, Wypij D, Vajapeyam S, Bellinger DC, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Newburger JW. Adolescents with D-transposition of the great arteries repaired in early infancy demonstrate reduced white matter microstructure associated with clinical risk factors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep; 146(3):543-9.e1.
  20. Greenwell EA, Wyshak G, Ringer SA, Johnson LC, Rivkin MJ, Lieberman E. Intrapartum temperature elevation, epidural use, and adverse outcome in term infants. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):e447-54.
  21. Kirton A, Armstrong-Wells J, Chang T, Deveber G, Rivkin MJ, Hernandez M, Carpenter J, Yager JY, Lynch JK, Ferriero DM. Symptomatic neonatal arterial ischemic stroke: the International Pediatric Stroke Study. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec; 128(6):e1402-10.
  22. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, Rivkin MJ, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Dunbar-Masterson C, Rappaport LA, Wernovsky G, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries corrected with the arterial switch procedure: neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. Circulation. 2011 Sep 20; 124(12):1361-9.
  23. Maski KP, Sengupta S, Silvera M, Rivkin MJ. Intracranial artery dissection in an adolescent with Marfan syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jul; 45(1):39-41.
  24. Rosman NP, Tarquinio DC, Datseris M, Hou W, Mannheim GB, Emigh CE, Rivkin MJ. Postnatal-onset microcephaly: pathogenesis, patterns of growth, and prediction of outcome. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr; 127(4):665-71.
  25. Maril A, Davis PE, Koo JJ, Reggev N, Zuckerman M, Ehrenfeld L, Mulkern RV, Waber DP, Rivkin MJ. Developmental fMRI study of episodic verbal memory encoding in children. Neurology. 2010 Dec 7; 75(23):2110-6.
  26. Lipton J, Rivkin MJ. 16p11.2-related paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia and dopa-responsive parkinsonism in a child. Neurology. 2009 Aug 11; 73(6):479-80.
  27. Liu AK, Marcus KJ, Fischl B, Grant PE, Poussaint TY, Rivkin MJ, Davis P, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Changes in cerebral cortex of children treated for medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Jul 15; 68(4):992-8.
  28. Almli CR, Rivkin MJ, McKinstry RC. The NIH MRI study of normal brain development (Objective-2): newborns, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Neuroimage. 2007 Mar; 35(1):308-25.
  29. Mewes AU, Hüppi PS, Als H, Rybicki FJ, Inder TE, McAnulty GB, Mulkern RV, Robertson RL, Rivkin MJ, Warfield SK. Regional brain development in serial magnetic resonance imaging of low-risk preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):23-33.
  30. Mulkern RV, Davis PE, Haker SJ, Estepar RS, Panych LP, Maier SE, Rivkin MJ. Complementary aspects of diffusion imaging and fMRI; I: structure and function. Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 May; 24(4):463-74.
  31. Waber DP, Pomeroy SL, Chiverton AM, Kieran MW, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Rivkin MJ. Everyday cognitive function after craniopharyngioma in childhood. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Jan; 34(1):13-9.
  32. Rivkin MJ, Wolraich D, Als H, McAnulty G, Butler S, Conneman N, Fischer C, Vajapeyam S, Robertson RL, Mulkern RV. Prolonged T*2 values in newborn versus adult brain: Implications for fMRI studies of newborns. Magn Reson Med. 2004 Jun; 51(6):1287-91.
  33. Als H, Duffy FH, McAnulty GB, Rivkin MJ, Vajapeyam S, Mulkern RV, Warfield SK, Huppi PS, Butler SC, Conneman N, Fischer C, Eichenwald EC. Early experience alters brain function and structure. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4):846-57.
  34. Kleta R, Aughton DJ, Rivkin MJ, Huizing M, Strovel E, Anikster Y, Orvisky E, Natowicz M, Krasnewich D, Gahl WA. Biochemical and molecular analyses of infantile free sialic acid storage disease in North American children. Am J Med Genet A. 2003 Jul 1; 120A(1):28-33.
  35. Rivkin MJ. Opening the window into brain development in children more widely with magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):1432-3.
  36. Rivkin MJ, Vajapeyam S, Hutton C, Weiler ML, Hall EK, Wolraich DA, Yoo SS, Mulkern RV, Forbes PW, Wolff PH, Waber DP. A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of paced finger tapping in children. Pediatr Neurol. 2003 Feb; 28(2):89-95.
  37. Mulkern RV, Vajapeyam S, Robertson RL, Caruso PA, Rivkin MJ, Maier SE. Biexponential apparent diffusion coefficient parametrization in adult vs newborn brain. Magn Reson Imaging. 2001 Jun; 19(5):659-68.
  38. Nankova BB, Rivkin M, Kelz M, Nestler EJ, Sabban EL. Fos-related antigen 2: potential mediator of the transcriptional activation in rat adrenal medulla evoked by repeated immobilization stress. J Neurosci. 2000 Aug 1; 20(15):5647-53.
  39. Rivkin MJ. Developmental neuroimaging of children using magnetic resonance techniques. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2000; 6(1):68-80.
  40. Robertson RL, Ben-Sira L, Barnes PD, Mulkern RV, Robson CD, Maier SE, Rivkin MJ, du Plessis A. MR line-scan diffusion-weighted imaging of term neonates with perinatal brain ischemia. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1999 Oct; 20(9):1658-70.
  41. Perez-Atayde AR, Fox V, Teitelbaum JE, Anthony DA, Fadic R, Kalsner L, Rivkin M, Johns DR, Cox GF. Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy: diagnosis by rectal biopsy. Am J Surg Pathol. 1998 Sep; 22(9):1141-7.
  42. Rivkin MJ. Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the term newborn. Neuropathology, clinical aspects, and neuroimaging. Clin Perinatol. 1997 Sep; 24(3):607-25.
  43. Serova L, Nankova B, Rivkin M, Kvetnansky R, Sabban EL. Glucocorticoids elevate GTP cyclohydrolase I mRNA levels in vivo and in PC12 cells. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1997 Sep; 48(2):251-8.
  44. Rivkin MJ, Volpe JJ. Strokes in children. Pediatr Rev. 1996 Aug; 17(8):265-78.
  45. Fero ML, Rivkin M, Tasch M, Porter P, Carow CE, Firpo E, Polyak K, Tsai LH, Broudy V, Perlmutter RM, Kaushansky K, Roberts JM. A syndrome of multiorgan hyperplasia with features of gigantism, tumorigenesis, and female sterility in p27(Kip1)-deficient mice. Cell. 1996 May 31; 85(5):733-44.
  46. Rivkin MJ, Flax J, Mozell R, Osathanondh R, Volpe JJ, Villa-Komaroff L. Oligodendroglial development in human fetal cerebrum. Ann Neurol. 1995 Jul; 38(1):92-101.
  47. Rivkin M, Rosen KM, Villa-Komaroff L. Identification of an antisense transcript from the IGF-II locus in mouse. Mol Reprod Dev. 1993 Aug; 35(4):394-7.
  48. Rivkin MJ, Volpe JJ. Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the newborn. Semin Neurol. 1993 Mar; 13(1):30-9.
  49. Rivkin MJ, Ye Z, Mannheim GB, Darras BT. A search for X-chromosome uniparental disomy and DNA rearrangements in the Rett syndrome. Brain Dev. 1992 Jul; 14(4):273-5.
  50. Rivkin MJ, Anderson ML, Kaye EM. Neonatal idiopathic cerebral venous thrombosis: an unrecognized cause of transient seizures or lethargy. Ann Neurol. 1992 Jul; 32(1):51-6.
  51. Rivkin MJ, Hedges TR, Logigian EL. Carotid dissection presenting as posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Neurology. 1990 Sep; 40(9):1469.
  52. Rivkin M, Gilmore HE. Generalized seizures in an infant due to environmentally acquired cocaine. Pediatrics. 1989 Dec; 84(6):1100-2.
  53. Rivkin MJ, Aronoff SC. Pulmonary infections in the immunocompromised child. Adv Pediatr Infect Dis. 1987; 2:161-80.
  54. Rivkin MJ, Davis PE, Lemaster JL, Cabral HJ, Warfield SK, Mulkern RV, Robson CD, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA. Volumetric MRI study of brain in children with intrauterine exposure to cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Pediatrics. 2008 Apr; 121(4):741-50.
  55. Leppert IR, Almli CR, McKinstry RC, Mulkern RV, Pierpaoli C, Rivkin MJ, Pike GB. T(2) relaxometry of normal pediatric brain development. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Feb; 29(2):258-67.
  56. Anselm IA, Anselm IM, Alkuraya FS, Salomons GS, Jakobs C, Fulton AB, Mazumdar M, Rivkin M, Frye R, Poussaint TY, Marsden D. X-linked creatine transporter defect: a report on two unrelated boys with a severe clinical phenotype. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2006 Feb; 29(1):214-9.
  57. Ment LR, Bada HS, Barnes P, Grant PE, Hirtz D, Papile LA, Pinto-Martin J, Rivkin M, Slovis TL. Practice parameter: neuroimaging of the neonate: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society. Neurology. 2002 Jun 25; 58(12):1726-38.
  58. Bernard TJ, Rivkin MJ, Scholz K, deVeber G, Kirton A, Gill JC, Chan AK, Hovinga CA, Ichord RN, Grotta JC, Jordan LC, Benedict S, Friedman NR, Dowling MM, Elbers J, Torres M, Sultan S, Cummings DD, Grabowski EF, McMillan HJ, Beslow LA, Amlie-Lefond C. Emergence of the primary pediatric stroke center: impact of the thrombolysis in pediatric stroke trial. Stroke. 2014 Jul; 45(7):2018-23.
  59. Rivkin MJ, deVeber G, Ichord RN, Kirton A, Chan AK, Hovinga CA, Gill JC, Szabo A, Hill MD, Scholz K, Amlie-Lefond C. Thrombolysis in pediatric stroke study. Stroke. 2015 Mar; 46(3):880-5.
  60. Lehman LL, Watson CG, Kapur K, Danehy AR, Rivkin MJ. Predictors of Stroke After Transient Ischemic Attack in Children. Stroke. 2016 Jan; 47(1):88-93.
  61. Watson CG, Dehaes M, Gagoski BA, Grant PE, Rivkin MJ. Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Performed in Acute Perinatal Stroke Reveals Hyperperfusion Associated With Ischemic Injury. Stroke. 2016 Jun; 47(6):1514-9.
  62. Calderon J, Stopp C, Wypij D, DeMaso DR, Rivkin M, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Early-Term Birth in Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease After the Fontan Procedure: Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 179:96-103.
  63. Bernson-Leung ME, Rivkin MJ. Stroke in Neonates and Children. Pediatr Rev. 2016 Nov; 37(11):463-477.
  64. Rollins CK, Asaro LA, Akhondi-Asl A, Kussman BD, Rivkin MJ, Bellinger DC, Warfield SK, Wypij D, Newburger JW, Soul JS. White Matter Volume Predicts Language Development in Congenital Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov 9.
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