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Kenneth R. Huff, M.D.

Kenneth Huff, MD

Kenneth R. Huff, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Division of Neurology

Contact Information:
1000 W. Carson Street
Box 468
Torrance, CA 90509
Phone: (310) 222-4168
Email: khuff@labiomed.org

Research Focus:
Gliosis neurobiology, nervous system growth factor mechanism and processing, seizure disorders and epidemiology of acute flaccid paralysis.

Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Training:
Residency in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency in Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship in Neurological Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship in Neurological Pathology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Education:
M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Selected publications:

1. Ernst T, Chang L, Walot I, Huff K. Physiologic MRI of a tumefactive multiple sclerosis lesion. Neurology. 1998 Nov;51(5):1486-8. PMID: 9818892

2. Wang J, Huff K, McMasters R, Cornford ME. Sudden unexpected death associated with HHV-6 in an adolescent with tuberous sclerosis. Pediatr Neurol. 1999 Jul;21(1):488-91. PMID: 10428436

3. Reddy KS, Sulcova V, Schwartz S, Noble JE, Phillips J, Brasel JA, Huff K, Lin HJ. Mosaic tetrasomy 8q: inverted duplication of 8q23.3qter in an analphoid marker. Am J Med Genet. 2000 May 1;92(1):69-76. PMID: 10797426

4. Reinshagen M, Geerling I, Eysselein VE, Adler G, Huff KR, Moore GP, Lakshmanan J. Commercial recombinant human beta-nerve growth factor and adult rat dorsal root ganglia contain an identical molecular species of nerve growth factor prohormone. J Neurochem. 2000 May;74(5):2127-33. PMID: 10800958

5. Itti E, Huff K, Cornford ME, Itti L, Poruri K, Mishkin FS. Postinfectious encephalitis: a coregistered SPECT and magnetic resonance imaging study. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Feb;27(2):129-30. PMID: 11786745

6. Okada PJ, Young KD, Baren JM, Raroque SS, Huff KR, Wiebe JB, Stavinoha PL, Lewis RJ. Neurologic outcome score for infants and children. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Oct;10(10):1034-9. PMID: 14525734

7. Young KD, Okada PJ, Sokolove PE, Palchak MJ, Panacek EA, Baren JM, Huff KR, McBride DQ, Inkelis SH, Lewis RJ. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of phenytoin for the prevention of early posttraumatic seizures in children with moderate to severe blunt head injury. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Apr;43(4):435-46. PMID: 15039684

8. Ray P, Hayward J, Michelson D, Lewis E, Schwalbe J, Black S, Shinefield H, Marcy M, Huff K, Ward J, Mullooly J, Chen R, Davis R; Vaccine Safety Datalink Group. Encephalopathy after whole-cell pertussis or measles vaccination: lack of evidence for a causal association in a retrospective case-control study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Sep;25(9):768-73. PMID: 16940831

9. Sifuentes M, Doroshow R, Hoft R, Mason G, Walot I, Diament M, Okazaki S, Huff K, Cox GF, Swiedler SJ, Kakkis ED. A follow-up study of MPS I patients treated with laronidase enzyme replacement therapy for 6 years. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Feb;90(2):171-80. Epub 2006 Sep 29. PMID: 17011223

10. Zangwill KM, Yeh SH, Wong EJ, Marcy SM, Eriksen E, Huff KR, Lee M, Lewis EM, Black SB, Ward JI. Paralytic syndromes in children: epidemiology and relationship to vaccination. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Mar;42(3):206-12. PMID: 20159431

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