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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 1978
    National Institutes of Health, NIH
  • Residency, Neurology, 1978
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1975
    University of Maryland Medical System
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 1971
    University Health Center, University of Pittsburgh GME
  • MD, 1970
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, BS, 1966
    George Washington University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Child Neurology

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2019)

National Provider ID: 1417041393


Bennett Lavenstein, M.D., serves as the Movement Disorders Program Director at Children’s National Hospital. He is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. Dr, Lavenstein's clinical interests include movement disorders and pharmacology; his research interests include deep brain stimulation, as well as therapeutics in movement disorders.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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