John Brandsema, MD

John Brandsema, MD is a Child Neurologist and the Neuromuscular Section Head at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He received his MD from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and completed postgraduate medical education in Pediatric Neurology at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, followed by a clinical fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Harvard Medical School/ Partners Neurology. He has broad clinical and research interests in neuromuscular diseases, with a particular focus in clinical trials of novel therapies for childhood neuromuscular disorders. Outside of the hospital, he is a classically-trained singer and musician, a budding Philadelphia sports fan, and helps his partner breed champion Lakeland Terriers.