Jennifer Frankovich MD MS

Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


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 10 basic science labs who aim to understand the immunological underpinnings of the illness.

BRAIN Funded Projects

Evaluating clinical measures and and biomarkers in behavioural regression in ASD

Illuminating biological underpinnings in behavioural regression in ASD compared to healthy controls and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)

Recent & Selected Publications

Chan A, Gao J, Houston M, et al. Children With PANS May Manifest POTS. Front Neurol. 2022;13:819636. Published 2022 Apr 26. doi:10.3389/fneur.2022.819636 Read abstract

Chan A, Phu T, Farhadian B, Willett T, Thienemann M, Frankovich J. Familial Clustering of Immune-Mediated Diseases in Children with Abrupt-Onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2020;30(5):345-346. doi:10.1089/cap.2019.0167 Read abstract

McHugh A, Chan A, Herrera C, et al. Profiling Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Children Undergoing Treatment for Spondyloarthritis and Polyarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2022;49(5):489-496. doi:10.3899/jrheum.210489 Read abstract

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