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Purnima Thyagarajan Valdez, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 2301 Erwin Rd, Chc T-0913, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-4468
Email address: purnima.valdez@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • Fellowship-Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatrics, New York University, 2003 - 2006
  • Pediatric Internship & Residency, Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, 2000 - 2003
  • M.D., Northeastern Ohio University, 2000

Publications

Duffney, Lara J., Purnima Valdez, Martine W. Tremblay, Xinyu Cao, Sarah Montgomery, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, and Yong-Hui Jiang. “Epigenetics and autism spectrum disorder: A report of an autism case with mutation in H1 linker histone HIST1H1E and literature review..” Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 177, no. 4 (June 2018): 426–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32631.

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Wagnon, Jacy L., Bryan S. Barker, Matteo Ottolini, Young Park, Alicia Volkheimer, Purnima Valdez, Marielle E. M. Swinkels, Manoj K. Patel, and Miriam H. Meisler. “Loss-of-function variants of SCN8A in intellectual disability without seizures..” Neurol Genet 3, no. 4 (August 2017). https://doi.org/10.1212/NXG.0000000000000170.

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Mendelsohn, Alan L., Purnima T. Valdez, Virginia Flynn, Gilbert M. Foley, Samantha B. Berkule, Suzy Tomopoulos, Arthur H. Fierman, Wendy Tineo, and Benard P. Dreyer. “Use of videotaped interactions during pediatric well-child care: impact at 33 months on parenting and on child development..” J Dev Behav Pediatr 28, no. 3 (June 2007): 206–12. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e3180324d87.

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Tomopoulos, Suzy, Benard P. Dreyer, Purnima Valdez, Virginia Flynn, Gilbert Foley, Samantha B. Berkule, and Alan L. Mendelsohn. “Media content and externalizing behaviors in Latino toddlers..” Ambulatory Pediatrics : The Official Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association 7, no. 3 (May 2007): 232–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ambp.2007.02.004.

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Tomopoulos, Suzy, Purnima T. Valdez, Benard P. Dreyer, Arthur H. Fierman, Samantha B. Berkule, Maggie Kuhn, and Alan L. Mendelsohn. “Is exposure to media intended for preschool children associated with less parent-child shared reading aloud and teaching activities?.” Ambulatory Pediatrics : The Official Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association 7, no. 1 (January 2007): 18–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ambp.2006.10.005.

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Erzurum, V. Z., R. J. Obermeyer, A. Fecher, P. Thyagarajan, P. Tan, A. K. Koler, M. K. Hirko, and J. R. Rubin. “What influences medical students' choice of surgical careers..” Surgery 128, no. 2 (August 2000): 253–56. https://doi.org/10.1067/msy.2000.108214.

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