Welcome to the Division of Child Neurology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Our vision and mission is excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. Our nationally recognized clinical faculty are uniquely positioned to combine a family based approach to care with leading-edge technology, diagnostic tools, and treatments.
The Vanderbilt specialist-team recognizes that your child is an individual with unique health care needs. We offer the latest education, diagnostic, and treatment options available for childhood epilepsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics, sleep disorders, headaches, neonatal neurology, neuro-intensive care, neuro-ophthalmological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and cerebral palsy.
Child neurology also provides excellent services in neurodiagnostic testing, including electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies, and neuroimaging testing (MRI, CT, PET scan, functional MRI, SPECT). Treatment options for spasticity include medications, Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections, and intrathecal baclofen pumps.
Clinic and Programs
- Pediatric Neurology Clinic
- Neuromuscular Clinic
- Epilepsy Program
- STEP Clinic - Spasticity Treatment, Evaluation, and Planning
- Neurovascular Center
- Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
The Child Neurology clinics are located on the 9th floor of the Doctors' Office Tower, located within Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
The neuromuscular clinic is located on the 3rd floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic, adjacent to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
A primary missions of our division is the study of neurological disorders in children and using this knowledge to advance the care of children with these conditions. Our division actively participates in the education of medical students, Child and Adult Neurology residents, and fellows in Clinical Neurophysiology (Epilepsy) and Sleep.
The Division of Child Neurology is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research. Areas of focus include epilepsy, autism, neurocutaneous diseases, stroke, sleep disorders, stem cells, muscular dystrophies, peripheral nerve, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Research in the division is funded by multiple sources including NIH, DOD, private foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry.
As the only comprehensive Child Neurology clinical and research practice in the region, Vanderbilt medical students and residents have the opportunity to provide care for and learn from the full spectrum of disorders encountered in pediatric neurology. The program is accredited by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to provide clinical training leading to certification in Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology.
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