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Danielle Becker, MD, MS

Danielle Becker, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Becker is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Addiction Psychiatry, 2016
  • Neurology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal EEG
  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Atonic Epilepsy
  • Convulsion
  • Cryptogenic Epilepsy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Drop Attack
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (Emu)
  • Epileptic Confusional State
  • Epileptic Twilight State
  • Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery
  • Familial Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Clinic
  • Focal Seizures
  • Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Generalized Seizures
  • Grand Mal Seizures
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Maternal Seizures
  • Mesial Temporal Sclerosis
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • New Onset Seizure
  • Occipital Lobe Epilepsy
  • Parietal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Seizure
  • Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Responsive Neurostimulation
  • Simple Partial Seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: New York University Medical Center


American Academy of Neurology, National American Epilepsy Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Becker is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Shallcross AJ, Becker DA, Singh A, Friedman D, Jurd R, French J, Devinsky O, Spruill TM.: Psychosocial factors associated with medication adherence in ethnically and socioeconomically diverse patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior 46 : 242-245,2015.

Shallcross AJ, Becker DA, Singh A, Friedman D, Montesdeoca J, French J, Devinsky O, Spruill TM: Illness Perceptions Mediate Relationship Between Depression and Quality of Life in Epilepsy Patients. Epilepsia 56 (11): 186-190,2015.

Becker, DA and Pacia, S.: Antiepileptic medications: Principles of Clinical Use. In Youmans and Winn (Eds.), Neurological Surgery, 7th edition. : 2017.

Becker, DA and McGarvey, ML: Status Epilepticus. The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd edition. Elsevier. : 2014.

Becker, DA, McGarvey, ML, Rojvirat, C, Bavaria JE, Messé, SR: Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Spinal Cord Ischemia after Open Aortic Repairs. Neurocrit Care 18 (1): 70-74,2013.

Brown MG, Becker DA, Pollard JR, Anderson CT: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Patients with Epilepsy. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 13 (6): 351-356,2013.

Becker, DA, Fennell, EB, & Carney, PR: Daytime behavior and sleep disturbance in childhood epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 5, 708-15. Epilepsy & Behavior 5 (5): 708-15,2004.

Becker, DA, Ingala, EE, Price, RS, Martinez Lage, M, Galetta, SL: Dry Beriberi and Wernicke’s encephalopathy following gastric lap band surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19 (7): 1050-1052,2012.

Becker, DA, Balcer, LJ, Galetta, SL: The Neurological Complications of Nutritional Deficiency Following Bariatric Surgery. J Obes : 1-8,2012.

Becker, DA, Fennell, EB, & Carney, PR: Sleep disturbance in children with epilepsy.4, 651-658. Epilepsy & Behavior 4 (6): 651-658,2003.

Fennell, EB, Becker, DA., & Bongiolatti, S: Epilepsy. In T. H. Ollendick & C. S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical child and pediatric psychology. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. : 2003.

Becker, DA, Rojvirat, C, McGarvey, ML, Messe, SR: Outcome from Spinal Ischemia after Aortic Repair. Poster Presentation at 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, San Antonio, Texas. Awarded Travel Fellowship. : 2012.

Garvey, MA, Ziemann, U, Becker, DA, Barker, CA & Bartko, JJ: New graphical method to measure silent periods evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology 112 (8): 1451-1460,2001.

Garvey, MA, Kaczynski, KJ, Becker, DA, & Bartko, JJ: Subjective reactions of children to single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Child Neurology 16 (12): 891-894,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
3 W Gates

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5166
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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