Pediatric Neurology

 View the faculty physicians in Pediatric Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Pediatric Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center provides general and specialized neurological care for children with a variety of conditions related to the brain and nervous system.  We offer evaluation and primary neurological care for children with developmental concerns, seizures, headaches, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, head trauma, strokes, and developmental delays, such as failing to meet the expected age-related milestones.

Our neurologists specialize in neurocritical care, fetal neurology, and neonatal neurology, and are expert in following children with complications of prematurity.  We offer the newest technology for diagnosing brain injuries in preterm babies, including the use of near infrared spectroscopy. We also provide state-of-the-art treatment including head-cooling, in an intensive care setting.

Nationally renowned for our expertise, the Pediatric Epilepsy Program in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, is acutely adept at treating patients with intractable epilepsy.  A full range of treatment is available, including epilepsy surgery.  They are also expert at treating status epilepticus, refractory status epilepticus, neonatal seizures, infantile spasms, and the epileptic encephalopathies, including Landau Kleffner Syndrome and Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep. Our epilepsy specialists can diagnose children using video-EEG technology in order to monitor abnormal electrical activity in the brain.  Monitoring can take place in the neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric inpatient unit, and pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit.

Our neurology specialists care for children with autism at NYU Langone's Child Study Center and our pediatric neuro-oncologists care for children with benign and malignant brain tumors at our Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.  We also offer specialized care for children with neurofibromatosis.  Our neurologists with special training in neuromuscular disease and neurophysiology treat patients with pediatric neuromuscular disease, including myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, myopathies and cerebral palsy at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases

We have an outstanding Dysautonomia Center, led by neurologists and pediatricians, which is dedicated to research and treatment of genetic and non-genetic (sporadic) disorders of the autonomic nervous system in children and adults. The Center is internationally recognized for its leadership and expertise in management of familial dysautonomia (FD) a genetic autonomic disorder that causes difficulty with involuntary functions such as swallowing, breathing, production of tears and the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature.  In addition to seeing genetic autonomic disorders, the Dysautonomia Center sees acquired autonomic disorders that affect cardiovascular stability such as postural orthostatic tachycardia.

Members of our team are also uniquely interested in neurogenetics, which is the study of the genetic components of brain disease.  NYU Langone Medical Center has one of the only neurogenetics divisions in the country, and it has special expertise in pediatric neurogenetic diseases including the lysosomal storage diseases, leukodystrophies and other inherited neurometabolic diseases in childhood.  We have dedicated centers for Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis.