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Lila Worden, MD

Pediatric Epileptologist/Neurologist 

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Medical Group


BS, University of Connecticut, 2007
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013

Pediatric Neurology Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2018

Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2020

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Lila Worden, MD, is Pediatric Epileptologist and Neurologist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Worden’s areas of interest include epilepsy, ketogenic diet and other dietary therapies for epilepsy, and neonatal seizures.

    Selected Publications

    • Worden LT, Abend NS, Bergqvist AGC. Ketogenic diet treatment of children in the intensive care unit: Safety, tolerability, and effectiveness. Seizure. 2020 Aug;80:242-248. doi:

    • Worden LT, Chinappen DM, Stoyell SM, Gold J, Paixao L, Krishnamoorthy K, Kramer MA, Westover MB, Chu CJ. The probability of seizures during continuous EEG monitoring in high-risk neonates. Epilepsia. 2019 Dec;60(12):2508-2518. doi: 10.1111/epi.16387.

    • Worden L, Grocott O, Tourjee A, Chan F, Thibert R. Diazepam for outpatient treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patients with Angelman syndrome. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 May;82:74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.02.027.

    • Worden LT, Turner Z, Pyzik PL, Rubenstein JE, Kossoff EH. Is there an ideal way to discontinue the ketogenic diet? Epilepsy Res. 2011 Aug;95(3):232-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2011.04.003.

    • Skora CE, Worden LT, Oakley CB. Comprehensive Migraine Initiative in the Pediatric Emergency Department Improves Treatment Outcomes. J Child Neurol. 2020 Mar;35(3):235-241. doi: 10.1177/0883073819889711.

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