When Myles was diagnosed with a seizure disorder, his mom came to Children's Neurology team for help.
When your child has a neurological disorder, finding a pediatric specialist is an important part of getting the care your child needs. At Children's National, more than 30 pediatric neurologists — part of the largest pediatric neuroscience team in the country — offer their vast experience to patients and families. The neurologists are in the Divisions of Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, and Critical Care Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, and the Neurofibromatosis Institute.
The neurology division’s team includes neurologists, specially trained nurse practitioners, dedicated neurology nurses, and social workers. To offer a multidisciplinary, fully integrated approach to care, the division consults on the best treatment for your child in collaboration with physicians from the more than 40 pediatric specialties — individualized treatment for your child.
Our team cares for common and complex pediatric neurological conditions, including:
The division sees about 2,500 patients each year through our Inpatient Consult Program. Inpatient neurologic care addresses a variety of conditions that require hospitalization, including trauma, tumors, epilepsy, and inflammation (such as meningitis).
Outpatient care covers neurologic evaluations, assessments, and related treatments. You can access neurologic outpatient care at Children’s National Health System, and Children’s National's facilities in Rockville, Frederick, Laurel, and Annapolis, Md., and in Fairfax and Woodbridge, Va.
Children’s National also serves patients and families throughout the region by coordinating inpatient and outpatient clinical neurologic care for several area hospitals, including INOVA Fairfax Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital.
"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong."
Marc DiFazio, MD
Marc DiSabella, DO
Christine Mason, DNP, PPCNP
Andrea Gropman, MD
Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics
Ana Gelabert, FNP
Maria Acosta, MD
Johanna Penny Glass, PhD
William McClintock, MD
Adeline Vanderver, MD
Karin Nelson, MD
Lucy Civitello, MD
Robert Avery, DO
Tarannum Lateef, MD
Jennifer Murphy, CPNP-AC
Lauren Dome, CPNP-PC
Meganne Leach, PPCNP
Roger Packer, MD
Interim Division Chief, Neurology
Ronda Franke, CPNP-PC
Emily Freilich, MD
Michiko Lendenmann, PPCNP
Elizabeth Wells, MD
Bennett Lavenstein, MD
For the fourth year in a row, Children’s National Health System is ranked among America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report.
Our team performs electroencephalogram (EEG) and Evoked Potentials and EMG/Nerve Conduction studies for patients with neurological disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, and muscles.
Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Children’s National experts are renowned for their expertise in treating children with brain injury and disease. The Gregory Mark Taubin Neuro Intensive Care Unit is associated with the Division of Neurology is the only dedicated pediatric Neuro ICU in the Washington, DC region and one of few in the nation.
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Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.