Brandon Zielinski

Brandon Zielinski, MD, PhD

Chief, Associate Professor

Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8098
Business Email: zielinskib@ufl.edu

About Brandon Zielinski

Brandon A. Zielinski, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the UF College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and his PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. He completed neurology and pediatric neurology subspecialty training at the University of California San Francisco. He is board certified in neurology and psychiatry with a special qualification in pediatric neurology, and practiced at the University of Utah for over a decade before relocating to Gainesville. At UF Health, he cares for pediatric patients with seizure, stroke and traumatic brain injury among other neurological conditions.

Dr. Zielinski is also a UF AI Initiative scholar and his research interests include both basic as well as clinical/translational neuroscience. He studies structure-function relationships in developing brain networks, both in health and neurological disorders affecting children. He is a past recipient of the Child Neurology Society’s Outstanding Junior Member Award, has published in top-tier peer reviewed journals, and his research is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Zielinski is passionate about contributing to a patient-centered clinical care service model for neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, and expanding the Division of Pediatric Neurology to meet the needs of children and families throughout the state of Florida and beyond.

He enjoys any and all outdoor activities, exploring the natural world with his family, and getting outside of his comfort zone.

Additional Positions:
Adjunct Associate Professor
2022 – Current · University of Utah
Artificial Intelligence Initiative Scholar
2022 – Current · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-2631-0950

Areas of Interest
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autism and related disabilities
  • Brain Structure
  • Brain imaging
  • Machine learning and applications
  • Neuroimaging
  • Pediatrics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Publications

2022
Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach and Review of Literature.
Journal of child neurology. 37(4):303-313 [DOI] 10.1177/08830738211064673. [PMID] 34927485.
2022
Ophthalmic Artery Obstruction With Focal Cerebral Arteriopathy of Childhood.
Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. [DOI] 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001686. [PMID] 35921587.
2022
Sex-dependent structure of socioemotional salience, executive control, and default mode networks in preschool-aged children with autism.
NeuroImage. 257 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119252. [PMID] 35500808.
2021
A 16-year study of longitudinal volumetric brain development in males with autism.
NeuroImage. 236 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118067. [PMID] 33878377.
2021
Challenges and opportunities for neuroimaging in young patients with traumatic brain injury: a coordinated effort towards advancing discovery from the ENIGMA pediatric moderate/severe TBI group.
Brain imaging and behavior. 15(2):555-575 [DOI] 10.1007/s11682-020-00363-x. [PMID] 32734437.
2021
Evidence for normal extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid volume in autistic males from middle childhood to adulthood.
NeuroImage. 240 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118387. [PMID] 34260891.
2021
Longitudinal Stability of Intellectual Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Age 3 Through Mid-adulthood.
Journal of autism and developmental disorders. [DOI] 10.1007/s10803-021-05227-x. [PMID] 34677753.
2021
White Matter Disruption in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Results from ENIGMA Pediatric Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Neurology. [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012222. [PMID] 34050006.
2020
Changes in the Auditory Association Cortex in Dementing Illnesses.
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 41(10):1327-1333 [DOI] 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002786. [PMID] 32810019.
2019
Autism Classification Using Topological Features and Deep Learning: A Cautionary Tale.
Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI … International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention. 11766:736-744 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-030-32248-9_82. [PMID] 32728675.
2019
Beery VMI and Brain Volumetric Relations in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Journal of pediatric neuropsychology. 5(3):77-84 [DOI] 10.1007/s40817-019-00069-z. [PMID] 32953403.
2019
Generalizability and reproducibility of functional connectivity in autism.
Molecular autism. 10 [DOI] 10.1186/s13229-019-0273-5. [PMID] 31285817.
2019
Revisiting Abnormalities in Brain Network Architecture Underlying Autism Using Topology-Inspired Statistical Inference.
Brain connectivity. 9(1):13-21 [DOI] 10.1089/brain.2018.0604. [PMID] 30543119.
2019
Targeted gene panel sequencing for the rapid diagnosis of acutely ill infants.
Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. 7(7) [DOI] 10.1002/mgg3.796. [PMID] 31192527.
2018
Auditory attention in autism spectrum disorder: An exploration of volumetric magnetic resonance imaging findings.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 40(5):502-517 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2017.1373746. [PMID] 29072106.
2018
Evaluation of Differences in Temporal Synchrony Between Brain Regions in Individuals With Autism and Typical Development.
JAMA network open. 1(7) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.4777. [PMID] 30646371.
2018
Longitudinal development of thalamic and internal capsule microstructure in autism spectrum disorder.
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 11(3):450-462 [DOI] 10.1002/aur.1909. [PMID] 29251836.
2018
Riemannian Regression and Classification Models of Brain Networks Applied to Autism.
Connectomics in neuroImaging : second international workshop, CNI 2018, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2018, Granada, Spain, September 20, 2018 : proceedings. CNI (Workshop) (2nd : 2018 : Granada, Spain). 11083:78-87 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-030-00755-3_9. [PMID] 33345258.
2018
Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) in Relation to Longitudinal Cortical Thickness Changes in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 48(10):3319-3329 [DOI] 10.1007/s10803-018-3566-1. [PMID] 29728946.
2018
Temporal response profiles of serum ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 and the 145-kDa alpha II-spectrin breakdown product after severe traumatic brain injury in children.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 22(4):369-374 [DOI] 10.3171/2018.4.PEDS17593. [PMID] 29957142.
2017
Multivariate characterization of white matter heterogeneity in autism spectrum disorder.
NeuroImage. Clinical. 14:54-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.01.002. [PMID] 28138427.
2017
Revisiting Abnormalities in Brain Network Architecture Underlying Autism Using Topology-Inspired Statistical Inference.
Connectomics in neuroimaging : First International Workshop, CNI 2017, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Quebec City, QC, Canada, September 14, 2017, proceedings. CNI (Workshop) (1st : 2017 : Quebec, Quebec). 10511:98-107 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-319-67159-8_12. [PMID] 30135962.
2016
Beery VMI performance in autism spectrum disorder.
Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence. 22(7):795-817 [DOI] 10.1080/09297049.2015.1056131. [PMID] 26292997.
2016
Investigating the Microstructural Correlation of White Matter in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Brain connectivity. 6(5):415-33 [DOI] 10.1089/brain.2015.0385. [PMID] 27021440.
2016
KERNEL PARTIAL LEAST SQUARES REGRESSION FOR RELATING FUNCTIONAL BRAIN NETWORK TOPOLOGY TO CLINICAL MEASURES OF BEHAVIOR.
Proceedings. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2016:1303-1306 [DOI] 10.1109/isbi.2016.7493506. [PMID] 32742554.
2016
The Relation of Focal Lesions to Cortical Thickness in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.
Journal of child neurology. 31(11):1302-11 [DOI] 10.1177/0883073816654143. [PMID] 27342577.
2015
Atypical development of white matter microstructure of the corpus callosum in males with autism: a longitudinal investigation.
Molecular autism. 6 [DOI] 10.1186/s13229-015-0001-8. [PMID] 25774283.
2015
Detecting the effects of Fabry disease in the adult human brain with diffusion tensor imaging and fast bound-pool fraction imaging.
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. 42(6):1611-22 [DOI] 10.1002/jmri.24952. [PMID] 26018987.
2015
Feasibility Study Evaluating Therapeutic Hypothermia for Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children.
Therapeutic hypothermia and temperature management. 5(4):198-202 [DOI] 10.1089/ther.2015.0016. [PMID] 26562493.
2015
Longitudinal volumetric brain changes in autism spectrum disorder ages 6-35 years.
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 8(1):82-93 [DOI] 10.1002/aur.1427. [PMID] 25381736.
2015
Mesial temporal lobe and memory function in autism spectrum disorder: an exploration of volumetric findings.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 37(2):178-92 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2014.997677. [PMID] 25749302.
2015
WIDE RANGE ACHIEVEMENT TEST IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: TEST-RETEST STABILITY.
Psychological reports. 116(3):674-84 [DOI] 10.2466/03.15.PR0.116k24w8. [PMID] 25871566.
2014
Abnormal lateralization of functional connectivity between language and default mode regions in autism.
Molecular autism. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2040-2392-5-8. [PMID] 24502324.
2014
Complexity of low-frequency blood oxygen level-dependent fluctuations covaries with local connectivity.
Human brain mapping. 35(4):1273-83 [DOI] 10.1002/hbm.22251. [PMID] 23417795.
2014
Distinct cortical locations for integration of audiovisual speech and the McGurk effect.
Frontiers in psychology. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00534. [PMID] 24917840.
2014
Longitudinal changes in cortical thickness in autism and typical development.
Brain : a journal of neurology. 137(Pt 6):1799-812 [DOI] 10.1093/brain/awu083. [PMID] 24755274.
2013
An evaluation of the left-brain vs. right-brain hypothesis with resting state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging.
PloS one. 8(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0071275. [PMID] 23967180.
2013
Fusiform correlates of facial memory in autism.
Behavioral sciences (Basel, Switzerland). 3(3):348-71 [DOI] 10.3390/bs3030348. [PMID] 24761228.
2013
Longitudinal Heschl’s gyrus growth during childhood and adolescence in typical development and autism.
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 6(2):78-90 [DOI] 10.1002/aur.1265. [PMID] 23436773.
2013
Multisite functional connectivity MRI classification of autism: ABIDE results.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00599. [PMID] 24093016.
2013
Neuropsychological investigation of motor impairments in autism.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 35(8):867-81 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2013.827156. [PMID] 23985036.
2012
Recent trauma and acute infection as risk factors for childhood arterial ischemic stroke.
Annals of neurology. 72(6):850-8 [DOI] 10.1002/ana.23688. [PMID] 23280836.
2012
scMRI reveals large-scale brain network abnormalities in autism.
PloS one. 7(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0049172. [PMID] 23185305.
2011
Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging classification of autism.
Brain : a journal of neurology. 134(Pt 12):3742-54 [DOI] 10.1093/brain/awr263. [PMID] 22006979.
2010
Network-level structural covariance in the developing brain.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107(42):18191-6 [DOI] 10.1073/pnas.1003109107. [PMID] 20921389.
2009
Brain activation during anticipation of sound sequences.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 29(8):2477-85 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4921-08.2009. [PMID] 19244522.
2002
Perception of sound-source motion by the human brain.
Neuron. 34(1):139-48 [PMID] 11931748.
2000
Functional magnetic resonance imaging reflects changes in brain functioning with sedation.
Human psychopharmacology. 15(8):613-618 [PMID] 12404614.

Education

Chief Resident, Neurology
2009-2010 · University of California at San Francisco
Fellow, Pediatric Neurology
2007-2010 · University of California at San Francisco
Resident, Pediatrics
2005-2007 · University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center
Medical School
2001-2005 · University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience
1996-2001 · Georgetown University Medical Center
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
1992-1996 · Arizona State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8098
Emails:
Business:
zielinskib@ufl.edu
Administrative Specialist III:
Bayleigh S Dowling
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Addresses:
Business Street:
HD-402
1600 SW Archer Rd
GAINESVILLE FL 32610