MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's pediatric neurologists provide a wide range of consultative services, neurodiagnostic studies, and therapies for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
These experts collaborate with neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists, and child psychiatrists—all a part of our comprehensive neuroscience center. Our team also includes specialized supportive care and coordination of services provided by highly trained subspecialty nurses and experienced technical staff.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's expert pediatric neurologists care for a wide range of conditions including:
- Communication disorders (autism, neurometabolic and neurogenetic disorders)
- Gait disturbances
- Movement disorders
- Neurobehavioral disorders
- Neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders
- Pediatric stroke including spasticity
- Sleep disorders
Within a caring and compassionate environment, MedStar Georgetown's pediatric neurologists offer a wide range of treatment options, including:
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Drug trials
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Epilepsy surgery
- Baclofen Pump
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Children who may have an autistic spectrum disorder and/or serious communication disorder are routinely evaluated by a MedStar Georgetown team of specialists. Communication skills, thinking skills, social interaction abilities and sensory motor abilities are assessed with family encouraged to participate.
Our comprehensive epilepsy program provides physical and neurological examinations, 24-hour EEG studies, video-EEG studies and epilepsy surgery evaluations. We also have pharmacotherapy, device therapies, ketogenic diet, and comprehensive surgical services available.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is Washington, D.C.'s, only level-four epilepsy center as designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. This distinction means that we have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation as well as treatment for those who have complex epilepsy. Learn more about epilepsy services at MedStar Georgetown.
Take the virtual tour of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Genetic/Behavioral Syndromes Service
MedStar offers comprehensive services for children with known genetic syndromes, including co-morbid neurodevelopmental conditions. Our experts have experience caring for and diagnosing children with neurogenetic disorders using some of the most advanced genetic and biochemical testing available.
Movement Disorder Service
Our pediatric neurologists use an interdisciplinary team approach to evaluate and manage children and adolescents with:
- Motor and/or verbal tics or Tourette syndrome
- Hereditary and acquired ataxias
The Pediatric Neurology Division offers a comprehensive array of services with special expertise in neonatal neurological disorders, epilepsy, childhood headaches, movement disorders, pediatric stroke and spasticity, demyelinating disorders, neuromuscular disorders and neurobehavioral disorders. Learn more about neuroscience at MedStar Georgetown.
Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
We offer expert care to children with neurodegenerative disorders and symptoms such as spasticity, developmental regression, visual loss and lack of coordination. For children with suspected neuromuscular disorders (muscle weakness, neuropathy, etc.), the Pediatric Neuroscience Division works closely with the Adult Neuroscience Department to facilitate testing including electromyography and nerve conduction studies.
Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program offers a pediatric focused, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children and adolescents. Our program includes a team of pediatric specialists in pulmonary medicine, neurology, otolaryngology and psychology. This expert team evaluates children and teenagers with various sleep disorders and offers recommendations for medical, surgical or behavioral treatment.
MedStar Georgetown's Sleep Disorder Center has been continuously accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1985.
Learn more about the Pediatric Sleep Disorder Clinic.