Robert Avery, DO Neurologist

Bio

Biography

Robert Avery, DO, is one of the region’s only dedicated pediatric neuro-ophthalmologists and joins Children’s National Health System from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he completed fellowships in pediatric neurology and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, as well as graduate work in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Avery is available to see patients at the main campus location. He specializes in the neurological conditions that impact vision, particularly optic and cranial nerve abnormalities.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • DO, 2003
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MA, 1995
    Wesleyan University
  • BS, 1993
    Texas Christian University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Robert Avery, DO

Mason's Story

"You are about to embark on a journey that will be the challenge of your life as a parent. But you have chosen a hospital and a brain tumor treatment team that is one of the best in the country."

Merrill's Story

"I think his medical experiences as a small child helped develop his attitude and approaches for coping. He still thinks of Children's as a friendly, good place, which is a real tribute to the excellent care and treatment he received."

Jackson's Story

"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Cerebrospinal Fluid Opening Pressure in Children with Optic Nerve Head Edema

(2011) Neurology

Diagnostic utility of Borrelia burgdorferi cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction in children with Lyme meningitis

(2005) Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Reference range for cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children

(2010) New England Journal of Medicine

Reference range for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in children and adolescents

(2011) Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in children with optic pathway gliomas

(2011) American Journal of Ophthalmology

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