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Neurologists in the General Pediatric Neurology clinics of the Mass General Hospital Neurology Department are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neurological disorders and diseases from the most common to the most rare. Our pediatric neurologists specialize in certain conditions and diseases within pediatrics, so children who become patients here are matched with experts who can best serve each child’s needs. These Neurologists are also trained in adult Neurology, and many are Principal Investigators conducting basic science and clinical research to advance the diagnosis and treatment of their chosen subspecialty. Our physicians comprise the majority of Pediatric Neurologists at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Several of our treatment programs feature a multidisciplinary approach that includes professionals from nutrition, psychology, child psychiatry, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and speech, occupational and physical therapy.
Pediatric neurologists on staff in the Neonatal and Intensive Care Unit (NICU) see patients with wide variety of neonatal and infant neurological problems, including developmental and neuromuscular problems and seizure disorders of infancy. To request an appointment please call 617-724-6400.
Education & Training
The Partners Child Neurology Residency Training is a three-year clinical training program that includes one year of mandated clinical adult neurology training. Our program includes exposure to basic science information as it applies to the nervous system and clinical neurology. It offers many opportunities to attend neuroscience lectures, and to interface with basic and translational scientists in and outside of the Neurology Department at Mass General and our affiliates, which include the Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and MIT. To learn more visit the Child Neurology Residency Program website.
In addition to other common neurological conditions and disorders, the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Neurology Unit encompasses the following subspecialties.
Pediatric Clinical Services with Neurology & MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Our dedicated specialists diagnose and treat all neurological and neurogenetic conditions of infants, children and adolescents. We work in close alliance with our neurosurgical colleagues. Our neurologists are representative of the best of those practicing general pediatric neurology as well as pediatric neurology subspecialties.
Bauman, Margaret, MD
Chitnis, Tanuja, MD
Eichler, Florian, MD
Eskandar, Emad N., MD
Holtzman, S. David, MD
Mochida, Ganeshwaran H., MD
Morgan, Amy K., MD
Wheeler, Thurman, MD
North Shore Children's Hospital
As part of our multidisciplinary approach, patients may receive evaluations and treatment from the following related services.
Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
The Partners Child Neurology Residency Program is a three-year program designed to provide residents with clinical training in child neurology, including one year of mandated clinical adult neurology training. Our program offers many opportunities to attend neuroscience lectures, and to interface with basic and translational scientists in the Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and affiliated institutions, including the Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, MIT and other Boston-area academic institutions.
This program also has NIH funding options available for Pediatric Neurology including R25, and K12 grants.
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Massachusetts General HospitalPediatric NeurologyMailcode: WACC 7-72055 Fruit StreetBoston, MA 02114
Clinical Staff ContactsIf you are not sure of what type of services you need or would like general information, please call the pediatric neurology Patient Service Coordinator at 617-724-6400.
Child Neurology Triage NurseCatherine Becker 617-643-2219
Child Neurology Practice ManagerZaida M. Ortega 617-726-6442
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