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Nationally Ranked Pediatric Neurology Team

Our pediatric neurology team at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s is recognized as a center of excellence. Among the best programs in the nation, we have the expertise to accurately evaluate, diagnose and treat the full range of neurological disorders children – using the latest, most scientifically advanced diagnostic equipment, therapies, techniques and medications available. With a focus on family-centered care, we involve and educate patients and their families every step of the journey – so together we can successfully manage or cure any neurological condition.

Because our team of neurologists have the experience and specialized expertise across a full range of neurological services, we help patients with any need, including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic metabolic diseases
  • Sleep issues
  • Headaches
  • Neuro-oncology conditions
  • Behavioral and cognitive neurology, including ADHD and autism
  • Complex care of multiple-handicapped children including those with cerebral palsy

Many of our team are also involved in regional and national clinical trials and other research projects to advance the quality of care and treatment of children with neurological conditions. In a collaborative manner, our patients have not only the neurology research resources available, but we bring together any pediatric specialties within UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s for your child’s unique medical needs. Our goal is your goal – to provide high quality, integrated and comprehensive care to your child.

Level IV Epilepsy Center – the Highest Designation Possible

Since 2001, the Epilepsy Center at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, led by specially trained pediatric epileptologists, has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Comprehensive Level IV Pediatric Epilepsy Center – the highest designation possible.

Level IV Epilepsy Centers are experienced in the most complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatments. This national designation also includes complete evaluations for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provides a broad range of expert surgical procedures.

In addition, our adult epilepsy program at UH Cleveland Medical Center has this unique national distinction as well, so patients who transition from our pediatric center to the adult center continue to receive the highest level of integrated and comprehensive care.

Specialized Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic

Historically, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) was considered virtually untreatable. Medical care was used primarily to ensure adequate nutrition and avoid or delay respiratory failure.

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s advanced SMA Clinic, we are changing that prognosis. We offer Spinraza® (nusinersen), a recently approved prescription drug that gives hope to those with SMA. It is a new spinal muscular atrophy treatment that is injected directly into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and has shown great promise when used, especially in treating infants. Our dedicated neurology specialists embrace new treatment options such as Spinraza, as they strive to enhance the treatment and care of SMA patients of all ages.

Call Us Directly for Same Day Appointments

For more information about any of our neurology, epilepsy or SMA programs or treatments, or if your child is displaying any developmental concerns, please contact our pediatric neurology experts. For urgent concerns, we offer same day appointments with neurology specialists through our convenient clinic locations. For an appointment, call 216-844-3691.

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