Bennett Lavenstein, MD Neurologist


Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Neuro

National Provider ID: 1417041393

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Bio

Biography

Bennett Lavenstein, MD, serves as the Movement Disorders Program Director at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Lavenstein is a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. His clinical interests include movement disorders and pharmacology; his research interests include deep brain stimulation, as well as therapeutics in movement disorders. 


Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Neurology, 1978
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, 1978
    National Institutes of Health
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1975
    Univ of MD Medical System
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1971
    Univ of Pittsburgh Graduate
  • MD, 1970
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, BS, 1966
    George Washington University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Bennett Lavenstein

Tea's Story

Tea's Story

On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Eyelid Myoclonia in Childhood

(2007) Annals of Neurology

Eyelid Myoclonia in Childhood Multiple Etiologies and Manifestations

(2007) Neurology

Human Herpes Virus 6 HHV6 Rhomboencephalitis in Immunocompetent Children An Enlarging Spectrum of Central Nervous System Infectious Disease

(2006) Annals of Neurology

Human Herpesvirus 6 HHV6 Rhomboencephalitis in Immunocompetent Children An Enlarging Spectrum of CNS Infectious Disease

(2007) Journal of Child Neurology

Medications Used to Treat ADD

(2001) ADD and the College Student

Neonatal Fluoxetine Withdrawal Syndrome A movement Disorder Secondary to Maternal Use During Pregnancy

(2006) Neuropediatrics

Neonatal Withdrawal Syndrome Secondary to SSRI Exposure In Utero

(2006) Proceedings of the International Child Neurology Congress

Neurological Comorbidity Patterns Differential Diagnosis in Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

(1995) A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Disorders in Adults

The Child Neurology Workforce Study Its Inception and Outcome

(2006) Proceedings of the Association of American Medical Colleges

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Tea's Story

Tea's Story

On Tea Abbadini’s thirteenth birthday, she started feeling sudden pain on the right side of her lower abdomen that her parents thought was appendicitis. A few months later on Christmas Eve, Tea’s hand cramped up for 10 minutes and, on New Year’s Eve, she got her first back cramp. Her back cramp was so bad that it curved her to the right and caused her to walk leaned over for a few hours.

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