Child Neurology

The Division of Pediatric Neurology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center offers comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic and treatment services for infants, children and adolescents affected neurologic disorders.

Our team of board certified neurologists provides compassionate, family-centered care for all neurologic conditions, from common headaches to the most complex congenital and acquired disorders that affect movement and cognitive development.

Pediatric neurologists at Connecticut Children’s offer world-class treatment options for a wide range of neurologic conditions, such as, Epilepsy, Headaches, Hypotonia/spasticity, Leukodystrophy, Movement disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Neurocutaneous diseases, Neurogenetic disorders, Neuromuscular diseases and Tourette syndrome.

Connecticut Children’s is home to several specialized neurological programs for children affected by epilepsy, genetic disorders of the brain and neuromuscular conditions.

  • In the Epilepsy Center, we see patients who suffer from seizures of all severity levels. Many pediatric patients benefit from our Ketogenic Diet Program, medical nutritional therapy that helps reduce epileptic seizures in children.

  • In the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Clinic, we provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.

  • For children born with genetic disorders affecting brain development, neurologists in the Neurogenetics Clinic coordinate genetic testing and detailed imaging with specialists in genetics and radiology.

  • The Muscle & Nerve Clinic uses a multidisciplinary team approach in caring for an array of neuromuscular conditions and offers access to clinical trials of the most cutting-edge treatments available.

Child Neurology Faculty

Gyula Acsadi, M.D., PhD
Professor, Division Chief
gacsadi@connecticutchildrens.org

Francis J. DiMario, Jr., M.D.
Professor
Academic Chief and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs
fdimari@connecticutchildrens.org

William Graf, M.D.
Professor

Louisa Kalsner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Lkalsner@connecticutchildrens.org

Jennifer Madan Cohen, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Epilepsy Center
jcohen01@connecticutchildrens.org

Mark Schomer, M.D.
Assistant Professor

 

Richard Young, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor
ryoung01@connecticutchildrens.org

Edwin Zalneraitis, M.D.
Professor, Director of Pediatric Residency Program
ezalner@connecticutchildrens.org

 

Francis J. DiMario, Jr., M.D.
Gyula Acsadi, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

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