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Katrina L. Peariso, MD,PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Neurocritical Care)
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Child Neurology)
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Pediatrics)
  • MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Ph D: University of Michigan (Physical Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science: College of Charleston (Chemistry)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology with Quality in Child Neurology) (Certification Date: 2013-09-19)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 2015-12-31)


Critical Care
Child Neurology
Neurocritical Care

Contact Information
Research Interests

Pediatric Neurology

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Jiang, Yifei; Pun, Raymund Y K; Peariso, Katrina; Holland, Katherine D; Lian, Qingquan; Danzer, Steve C 2015. Olfactory Bulbectomy Leads to the Development of Epilepsy in Mice. PloS one, 10 9, e0138178

Sánchez Fernández, Iván; Abend, Nicholas S; Agadi, Satish; An, Sookee; Arya, Ravindra; Brenton, James Nicholas; Carpenter, Jessica L; Chapman, Kevin E; Gaillard, William D; Glauser, Tracy A; Goodkin, Howard P; Kapur, Kush; Mikati, Mohamad A; Peariso, Katrina; Ream, Margie; Riviello, James; Tasker, Robert C; Loddenkemper, Tobias 2015. Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Neurology, 84 23, 2304-11

Sánchez Fernández, Iván; Abend, Nicholas S; Agadi, Satish; An, Sookee; Arya, Ravindra; Carpenter, Jessica L; Chapman, Kevin E; Gaillard, William D; Glauser, Tracy A; Goldstein, David B; Goldstein, Joshua L; Goodkin, Howard P; Hahn, Cecil D; Heinzen, Erin L; Mikati, Mohamad A; Peariso, Katrina; Pestian, John P; Ream, Margie; Riviello, James J; Tasker, Robert C; Williams, Korwyn; Loddenkemper, Tobias 2014. Gaps and opportunities in refractory status epilepticus research in children: a multi-center approach by the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Seizure, 23 2, 87-97

Peariso, Katrina; Standridge, Shannon M; Hallinan, Barbara E; Leach, James L; Miles, Lili; Mangano, Francesco T; Greiner, Hansel M 2013. Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of bilateral Rasmussen's encephalitis in a 12-year-old female. Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape, 15 3, 324-32

Doonan, Christian J; Rubie, Nick D; Peariso, Katrina; Harris, Hugh H; Knottenbelt, Sushilla Z; George, Graham N; Young, Charles G; Kirk, Martin L 2008. Electronic structure description of the cis-MoOS unit in models for molybdenum hydroxylases. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130 1, 55-65

Peariso, Katrina; Helton, Matthew E; Duesler, Eileen N; Shadle, Susan E; Kirk, Martin L 2007. Sulfur K-edge spectroscopic investigation of second coordination sphere effects in oxomolybdenum-thiolates: relationship to molybdenum-cysteine covalency and electron transfer in sulfite oxidase. Inorganic chemistry, 46 4, 1259-67

Bin-Salamon, Sofi; Brewer, Scott H; Depperman, Ezra C; Franzen, Stefan; Kampf, Jeff W; Kirk, Martin L; Kumar, R Krishna; Lappi, Simon; Peariso, Katrina; Preuss, Kathryn E; Shultz, David A 2006. Testing bridge-mediated differences in dinuclear valence tautomeric behavior. Inorganic chemistry, 45 11, 4461-7

Kirk, Martin L; Peariso, Katrina 2003. Recent applications of MCD spectroscopy to metalloenzymes. Current opinion in chemical biology, 7 2, 220-7

McClure, Craig P; Rusche, Kristin M; Peariso, Katrina; Jackman, Jane E; Fierke, Carol A; Penner-Hahn, James E 2003. EXAFS studies of the zinc sites of UDP-(3-O-acyl)-N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase (LpxC). Journal of inorganic biochemistry, 94 1-2, 78-85

Peariso, Katrina; Chohan, Balwant S; Carrano, Carl J; Kirk, Martin L 2003. Synthesis and EPR characterization of new models for the one-electron reduced molybdenum site of sulfite oxidase. Inorganic chemistry, 42 20, 6194-203

Peariso, Katrina; Huffman, David L; Penner-Hahn, James E; O'Halloran, Thomas V 2003. The PcoC copper resistance protein coordinates Cu(I) via novel S-methionine interactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125 2, 342-3

Peariso, Katrina; McNaughton, Rebecca L; Kirk, Martin L 2002. Active-site stereochemical control of oxygen atom transfer reactivity in sulfite oxidase. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124 31, 9006-7

Plancher, Joao McONeil; Hufnagel, Robert B; Vagal, Achala; Peariso, Katrina; Saal, Howard M; Broderick, Joseph P . Case of Small Vessel Disease Associated with COL4A1 Mutations following Trauma. Case reports in neurology, 7 2, 142-147