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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Kimia’s research interests include the diagnostic evaluation of common presenting neurologic syndromes in the emergency setting. His previous work has included studies on febrile seizures, seizures by semiology, and acute ataxia. On the methodology side, his recent efforts have focused on implementation of Natural Language Processing methods for mining data embedded in the clinical narrative.


Researcher | Research Background

Amir Kimia received his MD in Medicine from the Technion Medical School in Israel. He did a residency in Pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Israel and a combined fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Informatics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kimia completed a clinical effectiveness program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kimia joined the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital in 2005.

Selected Publications

  1. Kimia AA, Savova G, Landschaft A, Harper MB  An Introduction to Natural Language Processing: How You Can Get More From Those Electronic Notes You Are Generating.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jul;31(7):536-41.
  2. Kimia AA, Capraro AJ, Hummel D, Johnston P, Harper MB  Utility of lumbar puncture for first simple febrile seizure among children 6 to 18 months of age. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1):6-12.
  3. Rudloe T, Prabhu SP, Gorman MP, Nigrovic LE, Harper MB, Landschaft A, Kimia AA.  The Yield of Neuroimaging in Children Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Ataxia in the Post-Varicella Vaccine Era. J Child Neurol. 2015 Sep;30(10):1333-9
  4. Nigrovic LE, Kimia AA, Shah SS, Neuman MI.  Relationship between cerebrospinal fluid glucose and serum glucose. N Engl J Med, 2012 Feb 9;366(6):576-8.
  5. Lyons TW, Johnson KB, Michelson KA, Nigrovic LE, Loddenkemper T, Prabhu SP, Kimia AAYield of emergent neuroimaging in children with new-onset seizure and status epilepticus. Seizure. 2015 Dec 25;35:4-10
  6. Harini C, Nagarajan E, Kimia AA, de Carvalho RM, An S, Bergin AM, Takeoka M, Pearl PL, Loddenkemper T. Utility of initial EEG in first complex febrile seizure. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Nov;52(Pt A):200-4.

Researcher | Publications