Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
The section of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine is focused on:
- Meeting the healthcare needs of infants, children and adolescents with neurological disorders including epilepsy, seizures, autism, cerebral palsy, movement disorders, headache, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, peripheral nerve disorders, sleep disorders, stroke, neurogenetic disorders, Rett syndrome and numerous other rare neurological conditions.
- Advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neurosciences; and
- Training the next generation of pediatric neurologists and developmental neuroscientists.
The section provides clinical care at Texas Children's Hospital. Clinic providers consist of pediatric neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses and medical assistants working together so each patient's needs are fully met.
Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience provides outstanding multidisciplinary programs in clinical child neurology training and basic science research training. Areas of clinical training include pediatric neurology, neurodevelopmental pediatrics and behavioral pediatrics. Basic science programs focus upon the genetic and molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and brain development. Training fellows benefit from close interaction with faculty, state of the art facilities and diverse patient populations. The division is committed to nurturing the careers of individuals entering these training programs.
Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience sponsors innovative clinical and basic science research into the underlying causes of childhood neurological and developmental disorders. A wide array of clinical research is underway to improve the understanding and treatment of several neurological conditions, including epilepsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, headaches, pediatric stroke, and sleep disorders. Basic science research is being conducted in the Cain Foundation Laboratories into the underlying mechanisms of brain development and the genesis of early life seizures and epilepsy. Researchers at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's are now working on new breakthroughs in the treatment of childhood neurological diseases.
We thank you for your interest in our section and encourage you to contact us with any questions regarding patient care and referrals, academic training opportunities or research inquiries.