Andrew Darmahkasih, MD

Title: PGY-2, UC Irvine

Organization: Children’s Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency Program

Bio: Dr. Darmahkasih is a second-year resident at the UC-Irvine/Children’s Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency Program. His interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy stemmed from working with Dr. Brenda Wong during his time as a medical student, participating in several research studies with Duchenne patients, including evaluating the natural history of pulmonary function in steroid-treated Duchenne patients and the neurodevelopmental features of patients with DMD.


This panel discusses clinical care across multiple disciplines for individuals with Duchenne.

Eric Ball, MD


Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates

Brenda Wong, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director

UMass Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Andrew Darmahkasih, MD

PGY-2, UC Irvine

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency Program

John Brandsema, MD

Child Neurologist and Neuromuscular Section Head

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Umme Vahanvaty, MS, RD, CS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Director for Translational Research for the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

Director and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopinks School of Medicine