The Department of Pediatrics Section of Child Neurology is nationally recognized for providing outstanding consultation, clinical care, and surgery for children and adolescents with neurological disorders. U.S. News & World Report ranked
Child Neurology as one of the top 10 programs in the nation.
Clinical services offered include comprehensive evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders, parent and patient education, comprehensive neurological consultation services, and inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Child Neurology's faculty members - which include physicians, neuropsychologists, researchers, nurse practitioners & physician assistants - are active in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and translational and clinical research in the neurosciences that will lead to improved treatment options for patients with neurological disorders.
As the largest medical center in the western region providing such broad expertise, Child Neurology at Children's Hospital Colorado is the referral center for children and adolescents with neurological disorders for much of the western U.S.
The Section of Child Neurology treats more than 17,000 patients per year in the outpatient clinics at Children's Hospital Colorado. Clinics are held at the main campus; network of care sites and at rural outreach clinics. The Section of Child Neurology has an inpatient consultative service as well as a dedicated 8 bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Procedures performed by our providers include EEGs, EMG’s and Botox injections.
Outpatient clinics and services at Children's Colorado include:
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The section of Child Neurology is nationally recognized for providing outstanding consultation, clinical care, and surgery for children and adolescents with neurological disorders. The team is considered a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders, pediatric stroke, and genetic disorders affecting the nervous system. We have a strong commitment to educating and training the next generation of child neurologists. Faculty teach and mentor fellows, residents, and medical students.
The section of Child Neurology offers training in three areas:
The three-year, ACGME-accredited residency program in child neurology provides academic, clinical, and research experiences to residents with previous pediatric training (two years minimum). The goal of the program is to train physicians in child neurology and prepare them for careers in clinical or academic medicine. Training for pediatric residents in child neurology involves intensive clinical training in all aspects of clinical pediatric neurology as well as opportunities for development of clinical and/ or translational science research skills.
Clinical and research fellowships are available in several neurological subspecialty areas. Clinical fellowships in pediatric epilepsy and neuropsychology are currently available, and fellowships in movement disorders and pediatric stroke are being developed.
The Section of Child Neurology supports the neurology education of pediatric and psychiatry residents through elective rotations and works with the School of Medicine to provide experiences in pediatric neurology for third- and fourth-year medical students. Pediatric neurology is an integral component of the pediatric clerkship curriculum for third-year medical students at CU SOM. The faculty provides a lecture in pediatric neurology as part of the clerkship's core lecture series. An elective in pediatric neurology is available for fourth-year medical students who have successfully completed a pediatric clerkship.
We are passionate about education and look forward to sharing our program with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Research is an integral part of the Section of Child Neurology and is essential to its mission to advance the care of children and adolescents with neurological disorders now and in the future. Current projects include both clinical and translational neuroscience investigations focused on improving the understanding and treatment of a variety of neurological disorders.
Children's Hospital Colorado in affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine is pioneering research into some of the newest treatments, latest preventions, and most promising cures of childhood diseases. The Anschutz Medical Campus provides opportunities for early-stage and start-up research-oriented biotechnology and will facilitate the use of emerging science to pioneer discoveries benefiting global healthcare. The Section is proud to be a part of this exciting research environment and to perform cutting-edge research to improve treatment opportunities for patients with neurologic disorders.