Kabelo Thusang

Assistant Professor



I was born and raised in Botswana. I attended premedical program at the University of Botswana before pursuing my MD ay St Georges University in Grenada, WI. I did my 3rd year clinical clerkship in the UK, in Winchester and London and moved back to the US for my 4th year clinical clerkships before doing back to Botswana for Medical internship. I moved back to the US in 2012 for Pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate during that time I developed keen interest in Neurology and joined Children’s Hospital Michigan after that for child Neurology fellowship.

I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer, traveling, outdoor activities, wine tasting and I am a fitness fan.

Selected Publications: 
Kabelo Thusang, keisuke Ueda, Rajkumar Agarwal , Type III spinal cord arteriovenous malformation with good post-surgical outcome. Pediatric Neurology (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.05.021
Kabelo Thusang, Kallol K. Set, Huiyuan Jiang, Premature Termination of Treatment in Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis-a Case of False Negative Initial. HSV PCR and Corpus Callosum Diffusion Restriction, Pediatric Neurology (2017), http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.09.005.
Thusang K, Luat AF (2017) Autoimmune Encephalitis and Epilepsies in Children: A Review of Clinical Approach, Management and Treatment. J Neuroinflamm Neurodegener Dis 1(1): 100003.
Education and Professional Positions: 
M.D. with Honors, St. Georges School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, 2010
B.S. in Medical Sciences, St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies, 2007
Postdoctoral Training
Postdoctoral Training: 
Child Neurology training Child Neurology fellowship (July 1st 2015-June 30th 2018)
Pediatric Residency, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY (July 1st 3012-June 30th 2015)
Pediatric Internship, University Of Botswana Medical Internship Program, Botswana (January 3rd 2011-May 30th 2015)
Research Interests
Research Interests: 

Neuroimmunology and autoimmune epilepsies

Pediatric TBI and concussion

Neuromuscular disorders

Organizational systems improvement

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Society of Critical care Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
Selected Presentations: 
Characterization of novel bacterial species and genera using 16sRNA. Poster presented at: WINDREF Research Institute Annual Report 2005; St George's, Grenada.
Presented an Abstract titled, altered mental status in a 6 year old, role of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae. (Mycoplasma Pneumoniae encephalitis), at the Society of critical care medicine 44th convention in Phoenix Arizona, 2015.
The prevalence and risk factors associated with professional burnout among the clinical and administrative staff in the Pediatric Neurology Division at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. June 2018
Abstract presentation: A de novo heterozygous point mutation in the DYNC1H1 gene causing spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity dominant. The 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD2018), to be held in Vienna, Austria from July 6 – 10, 2018

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