Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Eric Marsh, MD, Ph.D., is an attending pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He specializes in diagnosing and treating children with developmental epilepsies, epilepsy, infantile spasm, and malformations of cortical development.

In addition to his role at CHOP, Dr. Marsh is an associate professor of neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Marsh has long been fascinated by the workings of the brain and how its billions of neurons can lead to neurological diseases when not functioning properly. This interest has driven his research into genetic epilepsies and genetic neurodevelopmental disorders.

Much of Dr. Marsh’s research focuses on mutations in the ARX gene, which cause epilepsy and other diseases. He is also studying the clinical presentations of Rett syndrome, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, CDKL5 syndrome, and related disorders, and is involved in a number of clinical trials for novel therapeutics.