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Faculty

Tonya Phillips Balmakund, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sections

  • Neurology

Specialties

  • Neurology

Contact Information

  • Email: BalmakundTonyaM@uams.edu
    Phone: 479-750-0125
    Fax: 479-750-0323
    Address: Schmieding Developmental Center
    519 Latham Dr.
    Lowell, AR 72745

Education

  • M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1991
  • B.S., University of Arkansas, 1986

Training

  • Transitional Internship, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1991-1992
  • Resident, Child Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1994-1995
  • Resident, Adult Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1992-1993
  • Intern/Resident, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1993-1994
  • Resident, Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1995-1997

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Recent Honors

  • M.Harold Fogelson Teaching Award: Excellence in Education of Future Pediatric Neurologists, 2007
  • ACH Patient Satisfaction Dean’s List , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2010
  • Crossing the Creek Award, Awarded by Dr. Richard Jacob, Chair, Department of Pediatrics. Commendation for compassion and dedication., 2011

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Mulkey, SB., Balmakund, T., Ramakrishnaiah, R. Cerebral Arteriopathy in a Newborn with Incontinentia Pigmenti. Pediatric Neurology 2016 54:76-81.
  • Journal Article, Stephanie L. Merhar, MD., Kurt r. Schibler, MD., Catherine M. Sherwin, PhD., Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD., Jing Shi, MD, PhD., Balmakund, T., Alexander A. Vinks, Pharm D, PhD. Pharmacokinetics of Levetiracetam in Neonates with Seizures. Journal of Pediatrics 2011 159:152-154.
  • Journal Article, Laurel Slaughter, MD., John Egelhoff, DO., Tonya Balmakund, MD. neurologic Outcome in Neonatal Temporal Lobe Hemorrhagic Venous Infarction. Journal of Child Neurology 2009 24(10):1236-1242.
  • Journal Article, Malinowski, L., Phillips T. Neurologic Outcome in Neonatal vein of Labbe Hemorrhagic Infarction. Journal of Child Neurology 2008 23:593-600.
  • Journal Article, Spitzmiller, R.Edwin., Phillips T., Meinzen-Derr, Jareen., Hoath, Steven B. Amplitude Integrated EEG (aEEG) is Useful in Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Full Term Infants with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Child Neurology 2007 22(9):1069-1078.
  • Journal Article, Phillips T., Gibson J., Ellison, D. Fumarate Hydratase Deficiency: A Unique Presentation and Outcome in Monozygotic Twins. Pediatric Neurology 2006 35(2):150-153.
  • Journal Article, Phillips T., Jacobs R., Ellis E. Polyoma Nephropathy and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Renal Transplant Recipient. Journal of Child Neurology 2004 19:301-303.
  • Journal Article, William J., Steel C., Sharp GB., De los Reyes E., Phillips T., Bates S., Lange B., Griebel M. Anxiety in Children with Epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 2003 4:729-733.
  • Journal Article, William J., Steel C., Sharp GB., De los Reyes E., Phillips T., Bates S., Lange B., Griebel M. Parental Anxiety and Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 2003 4:483-486.
  • Journal Article, Williams J., Lange B., Phillips T., Sharp G., delos Reyes E., Bates S., Griebel M., Simpson P. The course of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms in children with new onset seizures.. Epilepsy and Behavior 2003 13:517-521.

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