Jennifer Hranilovich, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2009)
Residencies:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (2018)
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Child Neurology (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Headache Medicine (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on the way in which hormones such as estrogen and testosterone influence the development of headache in puberty as well as the changes in brain structure and function that show us how this development happens. A particular group of patients in which I study this is transgender youth, with my primary research technique involving imaging of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Publications

  • Orr SL, Gelfand AA, Hranilovich J, Irwin SL, Kabbouche M, Lagman-Bartolome AM, Lavell C, O'Brien HL, Rajapakse T, Rao R, Szperka C, Werner K, VanderPluym J, Yonker M, Hershey A. The Development of the Medical Transfer Packet for Transition of Care of the Pediatric Patient with Headache. Headache. 2020 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32969505
  • Hranilovich JA, Park AH, Knackstedt ED, Ostrander BE, Hedlund GL, Shi K, Bale JF Jr. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Congenital Cytomegalovirus With Failed Newborn Hearing Screen. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Sep;110:55-58. PubMed PMID: 32713673
  • Minen MT, Law EF, Harriott A, Seng EK, Hranilovich J, Szperka CL, Wells RE. Challenges to successful research careers in neurology: How gender differences may play a role. Neurology. 2020 Aug 25;95(8):349-359. PubMed PMID: 32646963
  • Pediatric Headache: A Guide for Primary Care, Specialists and Families Chapter Name: Growing Up: Transitioning to Adult Care

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
My primary clinical interest is in headache, but I also treat other neurologic conditions in children such as epilepsy.

Care Philosophy
Headache is a complex disorder and every patient develops headache by a different pathway, featuring their own unique genes, social factors, hormones, and environment. To ensure the best treatment of my patients, I strive to identify these factors and in combination with current scientific evidence on headache treatment, develop the best plan for the child and family to reduce the burden of headache.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (2018)
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Child Neurology (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Headache Medicine (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology
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