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Marc A. Dichter, MD, PhD

Marc A. Dichter, MD, PhD Physician

Dr. Dichter is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Marc A. Dichter

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1978

Clinical Expertise:

  • Epilepsy

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency: Children's Hospital of Boston

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dichter is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

O'Donnell, Lauren A. Agrawal, Arpita. Sabnekar, Praveena. Dichter, Marc A. Lynch, David R. Kolson, Dennis L.: Apelin, an endogenous neuronal peptide, protects hippocampal neurons against excitotoxic injury Journal of Neurochemistry 102 (6): 1905-17,2007.

Dalmau, Josep. Tuzun, Erdem. Wu, Hai-yan. Masjuan, Jaime. Rossi, Jeffrey E. Voloschin, Alfredo. Baehring, Joachim M. Shimazaki, Haruo. Koide, Reiji. King, Dale. Mason, Warren. Sansing, Lauren H. Dichter, Marc A. Rosenfeld, Myrna R. Lynch, David R.: Paraneoplastic anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis associated with ovarian teratoma.[see comment]. Annals of Neurology 61 (1): 25-36,2007.

Dichter, Marc A.: Innovative clinical trial designs for future antiepileptic drugs. Epilepsia 48 ( Suppl 1): 26-30,2007.

Tseng, Henry C. Ruegg, Stephan J. Maronski, Margaret. Messam, Conrad A. Grinspan, Judith B. Dichter, Marc A.: Injuring neurons induces neuronal differentiation in a population of hippocampal precursor cells in culture. Neurobiology of Disease 22 (1): 88-97,2006.

O'Donnell, Lauren A. Agrawal, Arpita. Jordan-Sciutto, Kelly L. Dichter, Marc A. Lynch, David R. Kolson, Dennis L.: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-induced neurotoxicity: roles for the NMDA receptor subtypes. Journal of Neuroscience 26 (3): 981-90,2006.

Dichter, Marc A.: Models of epileptogenesis in adult animals available for antiepileptogenesis drug screening. [Review] [34 refs] Epilepsy Research 68 (1): 31-5,2006.

Ding, Shinghua. Messam, Conrad A. Li, Peiying. Selzer, Michael E. Dichter, Marc A. Haydon, Philip G.: Murine brain progenitor cells have the ability to differentiate into functional neurons and integrate into the CNS. Cell Transplantation 15 (8-9): 699-710,2006.

Chen, Jinqiu. Tseng, Henry C. Dichter, Marc A. Zhang, Hongtao. Greene, Mark I.: Differential localization of ErbB receptor ensembles influences their signaling in hippocampal neurons. DNA & Cell Biology 24 (9): 553-62,2005.

Ances, Beau M. Vitaliani, Roberta. Taylor, Robert A. Liebeskind, David S. Voloschin, Alfredo. Houghton, David J. Galetta, Steven L. Dichter, Marc. Alavi, Abass. Rosenfeld, Myrna R. Dalmau, Josep.: Treatment-responsive limbic encephalitis identified by neuropil antibodies: MRI and PET correlates.[see comment]. Brain 128 (Pt 8): 1764-77,2005.

Tseng, Henry C. Dichter, Marc A.: Platelet-derived growth factor-BB pretreatment attenuates excitotoxic death in cultured hippocampal neurons. Neurobiology of Disease 19 (1-2): 77-83,2005.