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William R. Yorns, Jr., DO

Pediatric Neurologist 

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


Trinity College, 2001
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2007

Pediatrics, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 2007-2009

Child Neurology, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, 2009-2012
Clinical Neurophysiology, Drexel University – Hahnemann Hospital, 2012-2013

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology (ABPN)
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Epilepsy
    • Migraine

    Selected Publications

    • Yorns, WR. Neurologic Disorders Affecting the Foot and Ankle. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2021; in press.

    • Yorns, WR, Khurana, D, Carvalho, Legido, A, Hardison H, Valencia, I. Efficacy of Lacosamide as Adjunctive Therapy in Children with Refractory Epilepsy. J Child Neuro. 2014; 29(1); 23-7.

    • Yorns, WR, Hardison, HH. Mitochondrial dysfunction in migraine. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2013; 20(3):188-93.

    • Shoar Z, Dunne C, Yorns WR, De Luca F, Rezvani G. Diabetic ketoacidosis with cerebral hemorrhage and alpha coma in an adolescent female. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013; 26(5-6); 561-4.

    • Yorns WR, Valencia I, Jayaraman A, Sheth S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ. Buccal swab analysis of mitochondrial enzyme deficiency
      and DNA defects in a child with suspected Myoclonic Epilepsy and Ragged Red Fibers. J Child Neurol 2012; 27(3): 398-401

    • Yorns WR, Blaise JH, Bronzino JD: Frequency–dependent changes in the paired-pulse index in the hippocampus of the freely
      moving adult male rat. Experimental Neurol 2004; 186: 104-108.

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