Ruth D Nass

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Ruth D Nass, M.D.

Professor; Nancy Glickenhaus Pier Professor of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry;
Departments of Neurology (Neurology), Pediatrics (Fac) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Chld & Adol Psychiatry )
NYU Child Study Center

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Floor 7 Room 123
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY, NY 10016


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1977-1980 — Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Neurology), Residency

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Research Interests

Pediatric Neurology, Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Hemiplegic CP, Autism

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Face and location processing in children with early unilateral brain injury
Paul, Brianna; Appelbaum, Mark; Carapetian, Stephanie; Hesselink, John; Nass, Ruth; Trauner, Doris; Stiles, Joan
2014 Jul;88:6-13, Brain & cognition
— id: 1059462, year: 2014, vol: 88, page: 6, stat: Journal Article,

Pediatric neuroenhancement: Ethical, legal, social, and neurodevelopmental implications
Graf, William D; Nagel, Saskia K; Epstein, Leon G; Miller, Geoffrey; Nass, Ruth; Larriviere, Dan
2013 Mar;80(13):1251-1260, Neurology
— id: 255262, year: 2013, vol: 80, page: 1251, stat: Journal Article,

Early occurrence of cerebral white matter abnormality detected in a neonate with salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Winfeld, Matthew; Patel, Payal; Shah, Bina; Nass, Ruth; Milla, Sarah
2013 ;26(1-2):13-17, Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism
— id: 306372, year: 2013, vol: 26, page: 13, stat: Journal Article,

Perinatal risk factors and later social, thought, and attention problems after perinatal stroke
Harbert, Mary J; Jett, Micaela; Appelbaum, Mark; Nass, Ruth; Trauner, Doris A
2012 ;2012:914546-914546, Stroke research & treatment
— id: 417382, year: 2012, vol: 2012, page: 914546, stat: Journal Article,

[ALS and frontotemporal dementia - case report and review of the literature]
Nass, R D; Meister, I G; Haupt, W F; Fink, G R
2012 Dec;80(12):711-719, Fortschritte der neurologie-psychiatrie
— id: 417402, year: 2012, vol: 80, page: 711, stat: Journal Article,

[Concussive convulsions: seizure or no seizure?]
Nass, R D; Elger, C E; Fink, G R; Burghaus, L
2011 Nov;79(11):655-659, Fortschritte der neurologie-psychiatrie
— id: 417412, year: 2011, vol: 79, page: 655, stat: Journal Article,

The clinical utility of the Social Responsiveness Scale and Social Communication Questionnaire in tuberous sclerosis complex
Granader, Yael E; Bender, Heidi A; Zemon, Vance; Rathi, Sipra; Nass, Ruth; Macallister, William S
2010 Jul;18(3):262-266, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 110875, year: 2010, vol: 18, page: 262, stat: Journal Article,

Ethical perspectives in neurology: ethical considerations in sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
Hamid, Hamada; Nass, Ruth
2010 Jun;16(3 Epilepsy):242-245, Continuum : lifelong learning in neurology
— id: 417392, year: 2010, vol: 16, page: 242, stat: Journal Article,

Cognitive and behavioral abnormalities of pediatric diseases
Nass, Ruth D; Frank, Yitzchak
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010,
— id: 2005, year: 2010, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Compulsive Spitting in a Child with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Tourette's Disorder: Tic or Compulsion?
Nass, Ruth; Coffey, Barbara J
2010 Feb;20(1):71-73, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 107381, year: 2010, vol: 20, page: 71, stat: Journal Article,

Perinatal stroke
Stiles, Joan; Nass, Ruth D; Levine, Susan C; Moses, Pamela; Reilly, Judy S
Pediatric neuropsychology: Research, theory, and practice New York, NY, US: Guilford Press; US, 2010,
— id: 5338, year: 2010, vol: , page: 181, stat: Chapter,

Tuberous sclerosis complex: a tale of two genes
Nass, Ruth; Crino, Peter B
2008 Mar 18;70(12):904-905, Neurology
— id: 116236, year: 2008, vol: 70, page: 904, stat: Journal Article,

Effects of early focal brain injury on memory for visuospatial patterns: selective deficits of global-local processing
Stiles, Joan; Stern, Catherine; Appelbaum, Mark; Nass, Ruth; Trauner, Doris; Hesselink, John
2008 Jan;22(1):61-73, Neuropsychology
— id: 116237, year: 2008, vol: 22, page: 61, stat: Journal Article,

Frequency and predictors of autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex
Zelleke, TZ; Rubin, MR; Cohen, BC; Lai, GL; LaJoie, JL; Miles, DM; Devinsky, OD; Zaroff, CZ; MacAllister, WM; Weiner, HW; Nass, RN
2008 SEP ;64(3):S115-S115, Annals of neurology
— id: 104238, year: 2008, vol: 64, page: S115, stat: Journal Article,

Mental retardation: Relationship to seizures and tuber burden in tuberous sclerosis
Zaroff, C; Barr, W; Devinsky, O; Miles, D; Nass, R
2006 MAR ;60(3):S127-S128, Annals of neurology
— id: 104247, year: 2006, vol: 60, page: S127, stat: Journal Article,

Mental retardation and relation to seizure and tuber burden in tuberous sclerosis complex
Zaroff, Charles M; Barr, William B; Carlson, Chad; LaJoie, Josiane; Madhavan, Deepak; Miles, Daniel K; Nass, Ruth; Devinsky, Orrin
2006 Oct;15(7):558-562, Seizure
— id: 69073, year: 2006, vol: 15, page: 558, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation and assessment issues in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Nass, Ruth D
2005 Dec;12(4):200-216, Seminars in pediatric neurology
— id: 67851, year: 2005, vol: 12, page: 200, stat: Journal Article,

Mental retardation and relation to seizure and tuber burden in tuberous sclerosis complex
Zaroff, CM; Barr, W; Devinsky, O; Miles, D; Nass, R
2005 SEP ;46(11):166-166, Epilepsia
— id: 59587, year: 2005, vol: 46, page: 166, stat: Journal Article,

Social and affective impairments are important recovery after acquired stroke in childhood
Nass, Ruth D; Trauner, Doris
2004 Jul;9(6):420-434, CNS spectrums
— id: 45973, year: 2004, vol: 9, page: 420, stat: Journal Article,

Effects of mothers' autoimmune disease during pregnancy on learning disabilities and hand preference in their children
Ross, Gail; Sammaritano, Lisa; Nass, Ruth; Lockshin, Michael
2003 Apr;157(4):397-402, Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
— id: 116238, year: 2003, vol: 157, page: 397, stat: Journal Article,

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome: what's the best treatment?
Nass, Ruth; Bressman, Susan
2002 Feb 26;58(4):513-514, Neurology
— id: 116239, year: 2002, vol: 58, page: 513, stat: Journal Article,

Perfusion brain scintigraphy studies in infants and children with malformations of the vein of Galen
Nass R; Kramer E; Molofsky W; Melnick J; de Hollisey M; Madrid M; Wisoff JH; Berenstein A
2001 Sep;17(9):519-523, Child's nervous system : ChNS
— id: 34709, year: 2001, vol: 17, page: 519, stat: Journal Article,

Behavioural profiles of children and adolescents after pre- or perinatal unilateral brain damage
Trauner, DA; Nass, R; Ballantyne, A
2001 MAY ;124(5):995-1002, Brain
— id: 55057, year: 2001, vol: 124, page: 995, stat: Journal Article,

Acquired aphasia in children after surgical resection of left-thalamic tumors
Nass, R; Boyce, L; Leventhal, F; Levine, B; Allen, J; Maxfield, C; Salsberg, D; Sarno, M; George, A
2000 SEP ;42(9):580-590, Developmental medicine & child neurology
— id: 54506, year: 2000, vol: 42, page: 580, stat: Journal Article,

Autistic regression with rolandic spikes
Nass R; Devinsky O
1999 Jul;12(3):193-197, Neuropsychiatry neuropsychology & behavioral neurology
— id: 6181, year: 1999, vol: 12, page: 193, stat: Journal Article,

Outcome of multiple subpial transections for autistic epileptiform regression
Nass R; Gross A; Wisoff J; Devinsky O
1999 Jul;21(1):464-470, Pediatric neurology
— id: 6167, year: 1999, vol: 21, page: 464, stat: Journal Article,

Moyamoya syndrome associated with congenital heart disease
Lutterman J; Scott M; Nass R; Geva T
1998 Jan;101(1 Pt 1):57-60, Pediatrics (1948)
— id: 28152, year: 1998, vol: 101, page: 57, stat: Journal Article,

Autism and autistic epileptiform regression with occipital spikes
Nass R; Gross A; Devinsky O
1998 Jul;40(7):453-458, Developmental medicine & child neurology
— id: 57214, year: 1998, vol: 40, page: 453, stat: Journal Article,

Conduction aphasia in a 3-year-old with a left posterior cortical/subcortical abscess
Nass R; Leventhal F; Levine B; Lebron D; Maxfield C; McCaul P; George A; Allen J
1998 Mar;62(1):70-88, Brain & language
— id: 57215, year: 1998, vol: 62, page: 70, stat: Journal Article,

Temperament profiles of children with vein of Galen malformations
Nass R; Melnick J; Berenstein A
1998 Aug;13(8):387-390, Journal of child neurology
— id: 7703, year: 1998, vol: 13, page: 387, stat: Journal Article,

Patterns of electroencephalographic abnormalities in autistic spectrum disorders: Correlation with clinical status and outcome
Nass, R; Gross, A; Devinsky, O
1998 SEP ;44(3):B56-B56, Annals of neurology
— id: 104278, year: 1998, vol: 44, page: B56, stat: Journal Article,

Autistic epileptiform regression: Response to multiple subpial resections
Nass, R; Gross, A; Wisoff, J; Devinsky, O
1998 SEP ;44(3):A24-A24, Annals of neurology
— id: 104277, year: 1998, vol: 44, page: A24, stat: Journal Article,

Language development in children with congenital strokes
Nass R
1997 Jun;4(2):109-116, Seminars in pediatric neurology
— id: 56975, year: 1997, vol: 4, page: 109, stat: Journal Article,

Boys with Asperger's disorder, exceptional verbal intelligence, tics, and clumsiness
Nass R; Gutman R
1997 Oct;39(10):691-695, Developmental medicine & child neurology
— id: 12240, year: 1997, vol: 39, page: 691, stat: Journal Article,

Magnetic resonance imaging in the congenital adrenal hyperplasia population: increased frequency of white-matter abnormalities and temporal lobe atrophy
Nass R; Heier L; Moshang T; Oberfield S; George A; New MI; Speiser PW
1997 Apr;12(3):181-186, Journal of child neurology
— id: 7224, year: 1997, vol: 12, page: 181, stat: Journal Article,

The development of drawing in children with congenital focal brain injury: Evidence for limited functional recovery
Stiles, J; Trauner, D; Engel, M; Nass, R
1997 MAR ;35(3):299-312, Neuropsychologia
— id: 53288, year: 1997, vol: 35, page: 299, stat: Journal Article,

Developmental stutter in a patient with callosal agenesis disappears during steroid therapy
Nass RD
1996 Sep;15(2):166-168, Pediatric neurology
— id: 12550, year: 1996, vol: 15, page: 166, stat: Journal Article,

Specific cognitive abilities in 2-year-old children with subependymal and mild intraventricular hemorrhage
Ross, G; Boatright, S; Auld, PAM; Nass, R
1996 OCT ;32(1):1-13, Brain & cognition
— id: 98378, year: 1996, vol: 32, page: 1, stat: Journal Article,

Developmental change in spatial grouping activity among children with early focal brain injury: Evidence from a modeling task
Stiles, J; Stern, C; Trauner, D; Nass, R
1996 JUN ;31(1):46-62, Brain & cognition
— id: 52877, year: 1996, vol: 31, page: 46, stat: Journal Article,

Etiologies of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Facts and myths
Nass R
1995 ;10(3):236-241, International pediatrics
— id: 8115, year: 1995, vol: 10, page: 236, stat: Journal Article,

Failure of steroid replacement to consistently normalize pituitary function in congenital adrenal hyperplasia: hormonal and MRI data
Speiser PW; Heier L; Serrat J; New MI; Nass R
1995 ;44(6):241-246, Hormone research
— id: 6966, year: 1995, vol: 44, page: 241, stat: Journal Article,

Advances in learning disabilities
Nass R
1994 Apr;7(2):179-186, Current opinion in neurology
— id: 12986, year: 1994, vol: 7, page: 179, stat: Journal Article,

Acquired stuttering after a second stroke in a two-year-old
Nass R; Schreter B; Heier L
1994 Jan;36(1):73-78, Developmental medicine & child neurology
— id: 57308, year: 1994, vol: 36, page: 73, stat: Journal Article,

Sex differences in learning abilities and disabilities
Nass, R D
1993 Dec;43(1):61-77, Annals of dyslexia
— id: 641582, year: 1993, vol: 43, page: 61, stat: Journal Article,

1993 JUL-AUG ;9(4):303-305, Pediatric neurology
— id: 52251, year: 1993, vol: 9, page: 303, stat: Journal Article,

Landau-Kleffner syndrome: temporal lobe tumor resection results in good outcome
Nass, R; Heier, L; Walker, R
1993 Jul-Aug;9(4):303-305, Pediatric neurology
— id: 417352, year: 1993, vol: 9, page: 303, stat: Journal Article,

Visual evoked potentials in dyslexics and normals: failure to find a difference in transient or steady-state responses
Victor, J D; Conte, M M; Burton, L; Nass, R D
1993 Sep-Oct;10(5):939-946, Visual neuroscience
— id: 417472, year: 1993, vol: 10, page: 939, stat: Journal Article,

1993 SEP-OCT ;10(5):939-946, Visual neuroscience
— id: 52253, year: 1993, vol: 10, page: 939, stat: Journal Article,

Differential effects of congenital versus acquired unilateral brain injury on dichotic listening performance: evidence for sparing and asymmetric crowding
Nass R; Sadler AE; Sidtis JJ
1992 Oct;42(10):1960-1965, Neurology
— id: 60854, year: 1992, vol: 42, page: 1960, stat: Journal Article,

The effects of precocious adrenarche on cognition and hemispheric specialization
Nass R; Baker S; Sadler AE; Sidtis JJ
1990 Sep;14(1):59-69, Brain & cognition
— id: 60864, year: 1990, vol: 14, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

Double disconnection effects resulting from infiltrating tumors
Sidtis JJ; Sadler AE; Nass RD
1989 ;27(11-12):1415-1420, Neuropsychologia
— id: 60868, year: 1989, vol: 27, page: 1415, stat: Journal Article,

Dichotic complex-pitch and speech discrimination in 7- to 12-year-old children
Sidtis, John J; Sadler, Abigail E; Nass, Ruth D
1987 ;3(3-4):227-238, Developmental neuropsychology
— id: 28826, year: 1987, vol: 3, page: 227, stat: Journal Article,

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita in an infant with posterior agenesis of the corpus callosum
Voorhies, T M; Nass, R D; Vigorita, V J
1984 ;6(4):397-400, Brain & development (Tokyo)
— id: 417482, year: 1984, vol: 6, page: 397, stat: Journal Article,

Growth and sexual maturation of laboratory-reared, wild Rattus norvegicus, R. rattus, and R exulans in Hawaii
Hirata, D N; Nass, R D
1974 May;55(2):472-474, Journal of mammalogy
— id: 417492, year: 1974, vol: 55, page: 472, stat: Journal Article,