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  • Jonathan Fratkin, MD

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    Phone: (601) 984-1885
    Fax: (601) 984-1531
    E-mail: jfratkin@umc.edu



    • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1970


    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA


    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA


    • American Board of Pathology Certification: Anatomic and Neuropathology, 1983

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Fratkin is certified by American Boards of Pathology and Ophthalmology. He specializes in the diagnosis of diseases related to the central and peripheral nervous systems (neuropathology), pathologic interactions of nerves and muscles (neuromuscular pathology) and diseases of the eye and visual system (ophthalmic pathology).

    Research interests

    The focus of Dr. Fratkin’s research is neurodegenerative diseases.

    Professional activities

    He is a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists and the American Academy of Neurologists.

    Selected publications

    Dr. Fratkin was the first to describe Involvement of the spinal cord in West Nile virus:

    • Fratkin JD, Leis AA, Stokic DS, Slavinski SA, Geiss RW. Spinal cord neuropathology in human West Nile Virus infection. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004, 128: 533-537.

    He also wrote a review summarizing some of the latest patho-anatomic findings in spinocerabellar ataxias:

    • Fratkin J, Vig P. Neuropathology of Degenerative Ataxias, Chapter 5, Subramony and Durr, eds. Ataxic Disorders, a volume of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2012.