Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Christopher  Skidmore, MD

Christopher Skidmore, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Director, Neurology Residency
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs

Specialties
Neurology - Epilepsy

Make An Appointment

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
909 Walnut Street
2nd Floor, COB Bldg.
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-1222
Fax: (215) 955-0606

Medical Services

Years in Practice

15

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Personal Statement

I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and I am a member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. We offer comprehensive treatments that include anti-epileptic drugs, experimental drug trials, epilepsy surgery, neurostimulation, and diet therapy.

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Medicine, Medical School

Internship

  • Cleveland Clinic

Residency

  • Cleveland Clinic

Fellowship

  • Cleveland Clinic

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • One Net PPO
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

Atlas of Electroencephalography, 3rd Edition

Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable seizures arising from eloquent and other neocortical areas

Absolute spike frequency as a predictor of surgical outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy

Longitudinal qualitative characterization of mri features after laser interstitial thermal therapy in drug-resistant epilepsy

AR2, a novel automatic muscle artifact reduction software method for ictal EEG interpretation: Validation and comparison of performance with commercially available software

AR2, a novel automatic artifact reduction software method for ictal EEG interpretation: Validation and comparison of performance with commercially available software

Clinical features and postoperative seizure outcome in patients with drug-resistant gelastic seizures without hypothalamic hamartoma

Heart rate and blood pressure in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)

Long-term effect of antiepileptic drug switch on serum lipids and C-reactive protein

Adult focal epilepsies

Laser interstitial thermal therapy for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Seizure outcome after switching antiepileptic drugs: A matched, prospective study

Subdural electrode implantation and recording in MRI-negative epilepsy surgery

Presurgery resting-state local graph-theory measures predict neurocognitive outcomes after brain surgery in temporal lobe epilepsy

Resting-state functional connectivity predicts the strength of hemispheric lateralization for language processing in temporal lobe epilepsy and normals

Long-term treatment with responsive brain stimulation in adults with refractory partial seizures

Distinct types of white matter changes are observed after anterior temporal lobectomy in epilepsy

Contralateral interictal spikes are related to tapetum damage in left temporal lobe epilepsy

Temporal lobe epilepsy and surgery selectively alter the dorsal, not the ventral, default-mode network