Neonatal Neurology and Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program Contact number | 202-476-2120

Neonatal Neurology

Cutting Edge Care for Expecting Families

Moving quickly matters most when something isn't right with an unborn baby. The Fetal Medicine Institute gets diagnosis and treatment advances to families faster.

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The Neonatal Neurology and Neurocritical Care Program at Children’s National is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region and a leader in advancing neurologic care to some of our most critically ill newborns. The programs consist of a multi-disciplinary team of neonatal neurologists/ neurointensivists, neonatologists, pediatric epileptologists, pediatric neuroradiologists and pediatric neurosurgeons and physiatrist.

Specialized Care for Our Youngest Patients

Evaluation and management of neonatal issues include:

  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Neonatal encephalopathy
  • Seizures
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral dysgenesis and malformations
  • Hypotonia arthrogryposis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Perinatal stroke and neurogenetic disorders 

The Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program involves neurointensive monitoring and neuroprotective strategies specific for newborns in the setting of a 54-bed Level IV NICU.

Neurodiagnostic studies include remote continuous video EEG monitoring, portable CT scanner and neonatal MRI imaging protocols. Neurotherapeutic protocols include therapeutic hypothermia (whole body cooling) for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, status epilepticus, neonatal seizures & epilepsy, and perinatal strokes.  Clinical trials are ongoing.  

The Neonatal Neurology Program provides both Neonatal Neurology and Perinatal Brain Injury clinics for evaluation and ongoing care of newborns and infants with neurologic issues acquired in the neonatal period at both the Sheikh Zayed Institute and Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center.

The Perinatal Brain Injury Clinic is a joint multidisciplinary clinic with neonatal neurology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation and physical therapy for our neurologic patients with cerebral palsy.

The Neonatal Neurology and Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program Team

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