Jennifer Frankovich, MD, MS
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology
Director of PANS Research Program
Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Frankovich is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology Rheumatology (AIR) at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). Her clinical expertise is in systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that co-occur with psychiatric symptoms. She completed her training in pediatrics, pediatric rheumatology, and clinical epidemiology at Stanford University/LPCH. She directs the Stanford PANS Program (2012- present) where she and her collaborators have created a longitudinal clinical database and large biorepository of patient and control biospecimens. In addition to generating clinical data to better understand the PANS illness, she is collaborating with ten basic science labs who aim to understand the immunological underpinnings of the illness.
Video Interview with Dr. Frankovich
Dr. Jennifer Frankovich, pediatric rheumatologist and co-founder of the Stanford PANS Clinic is interviewed by Neuroimmune Foundation Founder and Director, Anna Conkey, on whether or not there is a true difference between abrupt onset OCD versus a sub-acute onset, if PANS and PANDAS should truly be classified as autoimmune encephalitis, intracellular strep, the gut microbiome, efficacy of various treatments, and more.