U.S. News & World Report ranks our pediatric neurology program #3 nationally and best in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Children’s National Hospital Division of Neurology includes an expert team of neurologists, neurology nurses, social workers and others. They work together to provide your child with effective, compassionate care. In fact, Children’s National consistently ranks among the top pediatric neurology programs in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
At Children’s National, our sole focus is to provide age-appropriate care that improves your child’s quality of life. Every one of our neurologists has specialized training in child neurology and all have fields of expertise in subsets of child neurology. We use the latest diagnostic imaging tests and the least invasive, most effective treatments to care for even the most complex neurological conditions. Our programs and services address the wide range of neurological issues that some children face.
You can be assured that:
If your child is an existing patient in certain specialties, you can schedule their appointments online through the MyChildrensPortal. Learn more information about the patient portal and how to sign up.
If you are new to Children's National and need to make an appointment in Cardiology or Neurology, learn more about how to schedule an appointment online.
Learn more about how Children’s National is the first hospital in the U.S. to treat high-grade pediatric brain tumors with low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU).
We treat many different conditions including:
Our team uses the latest techniques and technologies to provide accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment for children with neurological disorders. We take the time to explain the diagnostic tests available for your child, answering your questions and making sure that you are completely comfortable with the process. In fact, we are nationally recognized by organizations such as National Association of Epilepsy Centers for maintaining the highest levels of testing and quality.
Advanced neurologic testing available at Children’s National includes:
As well as:
For more information, call us at 202-476-2120. To make an appointment, call us at 202-476-3611.
When Trace was born in 2021, he had HME and seizures that evolved into infantile spasms before his second month of life, a type of seizure that causes serious neurodevelopmental delays.
William D. Gaillard
Division Chief, Epilepsy and NeurophysiologyDivision Chief, NeurologyDirector, Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy ProgramAssociate Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Vice President, Ambulatory Services Neurologist Past President, Medical Staff
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency ProgramDirector, Headache ProgramDirector, Neurology EducationNeurologist
Adre Du Plessis
Division Chief, Prenatal and Transitional PediatricsDirector, Prenatal Pediatrics InstituteDirector, Prenatal Brain Program
Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics
Co-Director, Movement Disorders ProgramNeurologist
Director, Neuroscience Medical UnitNeurologist
Co-Director, Congenital Infection Program Director, Prenatal and Neonatal Fellowship Prenatal and Neonatal Neurologist
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute Director, Brain Tumor Institute
Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral MedicineNeurologist
Co-Director, Hemimegalencephaly ProgramNeurologistNeurophysiologistNeonatal Neurologist
Diana Bharucha Goebel
Nathan T. Cohen
Clinical Director, Neuroimmunology Director, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Options
Director, Neuroimmunology Investigational TherapeuticsNeurologist
Youssef A. Kousa
Prenatal and Neonatal Critical Care NeurologistDirector, Zika Genetics Consortium
Assistant Director, Headache ProgramNeurologist
Arnold Sansevere JR
Director, Critical Care EEG MonitoringCo-Director, Critical Care NeurologyNeurologistNeurophysiologist
Director, Neurocardiac Critical CarePrenatal and Neonatal Neurologist
Associate Director, Child Neurology Fellowship Program Director, Headache Infusion Program Medical Director, Neurology Education Neurologist
Director, Movement Disorders ProgramCo-Director, Myelin Disorders ProgramNeurologist
Alonso Zea Vera
NeurologistPediatric Movement Disorder Specialist
Dewi Frances Depositario Cabacar
Director, Epilepsy Genetics ProgramDirector, ElectroencephalographyNeurophysiologist
Neurophysiologist Neonatal Neurologist
Pediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist, Director of Dietary Therapies Program
Developmental Neuropsychologist,Autism Specialist
Emma Teresa Hickman
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consult Liaison ServicePsychiatrist
Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation MedicinePediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
Nancy J. Elling
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic Nurse Coordinator
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner