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Frank A Zelko, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 10
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD); Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Child and Adolescent psychiatry; Epilepsy Surgery; Neuropsychology; Pediatrics; Psychometrics; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Description of Interests

I provide clinical evaluations and conduct research on neurocognitive functioning in pediatric populations such as epilepsy, lupus, liver disease, and concussion. My primary focus at present is upon pediatric epilepsy, with a particular emphasis upon attention and executive skills deficits.

Professional Education

PhD: University of Minnesota (1985)

Most Recent Publications

Gitelman DR, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ying J, Sagcal-Gironella ACP, Zelko F, Beebe DW, Difrancesco M, Parrish T, Hummel J, Beckwith T, Brunner HI.
Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2013 Aug;65(8):2190-2200.doi:10.1002/art.38009.
PMID: 23666759   ISSN: 00043591

DiFrancesco MW, Gitelman DR, Klein-Gitelman MS, Sagcal-Gironella ACP, Zelko F, Beebe D, Parrish T, Hummel J, Ying J, Brunner HI.
Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2013 Mar 7;R40.doi:10.1186/ar4197.
ISSN: 14786354

Brunner HI, Klein-Gitelman MS, Zelko F, Thomas EC, Hummel J, Nelson SM, Huggins J, Curran ML, Roebuck-Spencer T, Beebe DW, Ying J.
Arthritis care & research. 2013 Mar;65(3):372-381.
PMID: 22933364   PMCID: PMC3519977   ISSN: 21514658

Lai J-S, Zelko F, Krull KR, Cella D, Nowinski C, Manley PE, Goldman S.
Quality of Life Research. 2013 Jan;1-10.doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0548-9.
ISSN: 09629343

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Zelko FA, Gottlieb L. Pediatric Epilepsy. In: Hunter SJ, Sparrow EP, editors. 2012. Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 149-157.

Zebracki K, Zaccariello M, Zelko F, Holmbeck G. Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood in Individuals with Spina Bifida: A Developmental Neuropsychological Perspective. In: Hunter S, Donders J, editors. 2010. Principles and Practice of Lifespan Developmental Neuropsychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 183-193.

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