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Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

WVU Medicine’s Pediatric Neurology specialists provide a comprehensive array of services for children. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists work together with specialists in other fields to offer the highest quality care.

Conditions we treat include:

  • epilepsy
  • headaches
  • neuromuscular conditions
  • movement disorders
  • neurocutaneous syndromes
  • neurogenetic and neurodegenerative diseases
  • cerebral palsy
  • complications of prematurity
  • nervous system infections
  • spasticity
  • pediatric stroke

The Klingberg Neurodevelopmental Center offers diagnostic evaluations for children showing difficulties in areas of development, attention, learning, and sleep. WVU has additional neurology specialty clinics, including the Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Spasticity Clinic, and care for children who have had a stroke.

The Sleep Evaluation Center offers monitoring and a variety of treatments for children with apnea, restlessness, insomnia, parasomnia, and other sleep disorders. We make special accommodations for children. Double beds in our pediatric evaluation rooms allow parents to stay with their children.

The WVU Epilepsy Center provides care for pediatric patients with seizure disorders and offers hope to those who have not been helped through medication. Our team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, neuropsychologists, and other epilepsy experts diagnose and evaluate patients as possible candidates for surgery, which is often an effective option when medications fail.

WVU’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, the only one in the state, serves children and adults. WVU Medicine Children’s features specially equipped rooms that are used for continuous video EEG monitoring of patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders and for the characterization of events of various nature in children and adults.

David Watson, M.D., chair of Neurology and director of the WVU Headache Center, describes the comprehensive approach his team brings to specialized treatment of migraine, cluster headache, tension headache, trigeminal neuralgia, and more.

WVU Medicine neurologist Umer Najib, MD, explains when BOTOX® should be explored as an approach to managing migraines.

Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute