(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Alexander Judkins has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Judkins earned his medical degree in 1996 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY. From 1996-97, he completed an internship in anatomic pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at HUP from 1997-99, a fellowship in neuropathology at HUP from 1999-01, and a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Office of the Medical Examiner, City of Philadelphia, from 2001-02.

From 1998 to 1999, Dr. Judkins served as Instructor in Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also currently an Assistant Neuropathologist at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Judkins' research interests are establishing a tissue microarray core lab to facilitate basic and clinical research at Children's Hospital. He also does ongoing research on cortical dysplasias and their role in the development of pediatric epilepsy.

In 1996, Dr. Judkins received the William B. Hawkins Award from the Department of Pathology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Dr. Judkins has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.

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