Neurology

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of Neurology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

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    Director

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    Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS
    Director, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    andrew.hershey@cchmc.org

    Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS

    Director, Division of Neurology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: andrew.hershey@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Headaches; migraines; neurogenetics; neurometabolic disorders

    Research Interests

    Epidemiology; diagnostic criteria; treatment evaluation; outcome responses; quality of life issues; pharmaceutical trials; and neurogenetics of childhood headaches

    Biography

    Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS, received his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He earned an honors degree in biochemistry; his research involved the enzyme kinetic properties of alcohol dehydrogenase in yeast.

    After undergraduate school, Dr. Hershey attended the MD/PhD program at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. His PhD research thesis was entitled: "The Rat Substance P Receptor: cDNA and Genomic Cloning, Functional Expression, mRNA Distribution, and Mutational Analysis of Desensitization Responses."

    After earning his MD and PhD, Dr. Hershey was an intern and resident in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He then was an adult neurology resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, followed by his child neurology fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

    After his fellowship, Dr. Hershey joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, where he is director of the Headache Center.

    Dr. Hershey's research interests currently include the improved diagnosis and treatment of childhood headache disorders, characterization of outcome responses, studies in new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimes, and the neurogenetics of migraines.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1985.

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

    PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

    Residency: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1993-1994; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO,1994-1995.

    Fellowship: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1995-1997.

    Certification: Neurology with special competence in child neurology, 1998, recertified 2008; Headache Medicine, 2006.

    Publications

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    Faculty

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    Todd M. Arthur, MD
    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    todd.arthur@cchmc.org

    Todd M. Arthur, MD

    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: todd.arthur@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neurophysiology in the ICU; epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Residency: Pediatrics, West Virginia University, Charleston; Pediatric Neurology, University of Washington.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2002.

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    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM
    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    ravindra.arya@cchmc.org

    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM

    Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: ravindra.arya@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Medically refractory epilepsy in children; epilepsy surgery; EEG; ECoG; functional mapping

    Biography

    Ravindra Arya, MD, DM, is a pediatric epileptologist with special interest in medically refractory epilepsy of childhood onset, epilepsy surgery and functional mapping. Children with epilepsy require multi-disciplinary care under supervision of a trained specialist for optimizing their management and to attain best possible outcomes. 

    Dr. Arya is also motivated towards bridging evidence gaps in patient care through clinical and translational research. He has diverse research interests in the field of childhood epilepsy. He has been principal investigator for two clinical trials:  “Intranasal versus intravenous lorazepam for control of acute seizures in children: A randomized, open-labeled non-inferiority trial (NCT 00735527)”, and “Effect of low-dose oral folic-acid supplementation on phenytoin induced gingival overgrowth: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial (NCT 00781196)”. The latter study provided class I evidence for efficacy of a vitamin (folic acid) to prevent a side effect of phenytoin, which is a widely used anti-seizure medication. He has also been principal investigator of an epidemiologic study looking at epilepsy in children with Down syndrome. This study was funded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of India.

    Currently, he is principal investigator for a study aimed at developing and validating a novel methodology for language mapping in children undergoing invasive evaluation prior to epilepsy surgery, based on signal processing of corticograph data. He is also a co-investigator for other research projects including a retrospective study looking at comparative outcomes and their predictors in children undergoing vagus nerve stimulation and corpus callosotomy; a long term extension of the landmark Childhood Absence Epilepsy study; and a multicentric observational study on pediatric status epilepticus.

    Education and Training

    Medical School: NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatric Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2010.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Impact of Initial Therapy and Response On Long Term Outcome in Children with Childhood Absence Epilepsy. Co-investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sept 2011 – Aug 2014.

    Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group. Co-investigator. American Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Foundation of America Infrastructure Award. Jan 2013 – Dec 2013.


    Jamie K. Capal, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: jamie.capal@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Jim J. Collins, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: james.collins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital muscular dystrophies; merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy

    Biography

    James Collins MD, PhD, obtained specialty training in neuromuscular disorders at the Institute of Human Genetics, Centre for Life, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK, in the last months of his residency training. He was then appointed assistant professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he follows patients in general Neurology and in the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Kent State University, Kent, OH 2000.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2004.

    Residency: Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2009.

    Certification: Child Neurology, 2009.

    Publications

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    David Neal Franz, MD
    Director, Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

    513-636-4222

    franz@cchmc.org

    David Neal Franz, MD

    Director, Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

    Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, Division of Neurology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: franz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Tuberous sclerosis (adults and children); neuropharmacology; neurocutaneous disorders; general pediatric neurology

    Biography

    David Neal Franz, MD, was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in History and Literature from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

    After completing his training, he served as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Wright State University before returning to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    He established the Cincinnati Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic in 1993, to assist in the medical care of patients who have or are suspected of having tuberous sclerosis. The purpose of the clinic is not to replace care from the child's pediatrician or family physician, but to assist the primary care physician in dealing with those aspects unique to tuberous sclerosis that affect the child's health or development. The basis of the clinic is the realization that people with tuberous sclerosis are different from other individuals who have epilepsy, learning disabilities, behavior problems, etc.

    For too long, the unique problems found in this disease have been lumped together with similar disorders, despite the fact that research has shown that disorders of the brain, heart, kidney, and other organs in tuberous sclerosis are quite different.

    Education and Training

    MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1990; Neurology with special competence in child neurology, 1992.

    Publications

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    Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS
    Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic

    513-636-4222

    donald.gilbert@cchmc.org

    Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS

    Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: donald.gilbert@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Movement disorders; Tourette's Syndrome; Sydenham's Chorea; kernicterus; dystonia; ataxia; clinical research; transcranial magnetic stimulation

    Research Interests

    Clinical trials in Tourette's Syndrome and associated ADHD; epidemiology of Tourette's Syndrome and PANDAS; clinical effectiveness of multi-drug treatments in Tourette's Syndrome; transcranial magnetic stimulation in Tourette's Syndrome and pediatric movement disorders; functional neurosurgery for pediatric dystonia

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    Biography

    Donald Gilbert, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University, where he majored in philosophy. He subsequently earned his MD at the University of Michigan and spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar. Dr. Gilbert did his pediatrics and neurology training at John Hopkins in Baltimore and is board certified in neurology with special competence in child neurology. Dr. Gilbert has an MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan.

    At Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Gilbert directs the Movement Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome Clinics, which specialize in evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of tics, chorea, tremor, dystonia, stereotypies, ataxia, and other movement disorders. Dr. Gilbert directs or participates in a number of single and multi-center studies into causes and treatments of Tourette's Syndrome. Dr. Gilbert directs the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory at CCHMC.

    Education and Training

    BA: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1987.

    MD: University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993.

    MS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1995.

    Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1995.

    Certification: Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, 2010. Board eligible in Pediatrics.

    Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology.

    Publications

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    Tracy A. Glauser, MD
    Associate Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

    513-636-4222

    tracy.glauser@cchmc.org

    Tracy A. Glauser, MD

    Associate Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation

    Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

    Co-Director, Genetic Pharmacology Service

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: tracy.glauser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; pharmacogenetics; clinical pharmacology

    Research Interests

    Clinical pharmacology; pharmacogenetics; antiepileptic clinical trials 

    Biography

    Tracy A. Glauser, MD, is professor of Pediatrics, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and co-director of the Genetic Pharmacology Service at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Glauser received his medical degree, cum laude, from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and fellowship in child neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Glauser completed a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke research fellowship in pediatric neurology and was a fellow in epilepsy and electroencephalography at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Dr. Glauser has authored and co-authored more than 130 articles and book chapters, been involved with the development of 6 evidence based guidelines about epilepsy therapy and given over 150 invited lectures throughout the world. He has been the principal investigator on multiple NIH grants. Currently, Dr. Glauser directs the NIH funded Childhood Absence Epilepsy clinical trial involving 32 pediatric centers around the United States. Dr. Glauser’s fields of expertise are pediatric neurology, pediatric epilepsy, clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics.

    Education and Training

    MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1990; Neurology (with special competence in child neurology), 1991.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Sodium channel gene variation in the treatment of epilepsy. Collaborator. Apr 2009 - Mar 2014. #R01NS062756.

    The epilepsy phenome/ genome project (EPGP). Pharmacogenetics Core/Site Principal Investigator. May 2007- Apr 2012. #R01NS053998.
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    Hansel M Greiner, MD
    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    513-636-4222

    hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

    Hansel M. Greiner, MD

    Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: hansel.greiner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy; medically refractory epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MD: Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 2005.

    Residency: Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

    Fellowships: Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Neurology, 2011.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Focal Cortical Dysplasia as an "mTORopathy": identifying a biomarker pathway in treatment resistant pediatric epilepsy. Primary Investigator. Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award. Dec 2011-Dec 2012.

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    Barbara E. Hallinan, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Neurologist

    513-636-4222

    Barbara E. Hallinan, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Neurologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

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    Specialties

    Infantile epilepsy

    Education and Training

    PhD: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1989.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2007.

    Publications

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    Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS
    Director, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    andrew.hershey@cchmc.org

    Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS

    Director, Division of Neurology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: andrew.hershey@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Headaches; migraines; neurogenetics; neurometabolic disorders

    Research Interests

    Epidemiology; diagnostic criteria; treatment evaluation; outcome responses; quality of life issues; pharmaceutical trials; and neurogenetics of childhood headaches

    Biography

    Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS, received his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He earned an honors degree in biochemistry; his research involved the enzyme kinetic properties of alcohol dehydrogenase in yeast.

    After undergraduate school, Dr. Hershey attended the MD/PhD program at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. His PhD research thesis was entitled: "The Rat Substance P Receptor: cDNA and Genomic Cloning, Functional Expression, mRNA Distribution, and Mutational Analysis of Desensitization Responses."

    After earning his MD and PhD, Dr. Hershey was an intern and resident in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He then was an adult neurology resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, followed by his child neurology fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

    After his fellowship, Dr. Hershey joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, where he is director of the Headache Center.

    Dr. Hershey's research interests currently include the improved diagnosis and treatment of childhood headache disorders, characterization of outcome responses, studies in new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimes, and the neurogenetics of migraines.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1985.

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

    PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

    Residency: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1993-1994; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO,1994-1995.

    Fellowship: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1995-1997.

    Certification: Neurology with special competence in child neurology, 1998, recertified 2008; Headache Medicine, 2006.

    Publications

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    Katherine D. Holland, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Epileptologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Mechanisms of epileptogenesis

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St Louis MO, 1991.

    PhD (pharmacology): Washington University, St Louis MO, 1991.

    Internship: Children's Hospital, Boston MA.

    Residency: St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO.

    Certification: Neurology with added qualification in pediatric neurology, 2000.

    Publications

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    Paul S. Horn, PhD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3256

    Email: paul.horn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Robustness; nonparametrics; statistical computing; simulations; reference intervals.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Statistics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1981.

    Publications

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    Sejal V. Jain, MD
    Director, Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program

    513-636-4222

    sejal.jain@cchmc.org

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    Sejal V. Jain, MD

    Director, Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program

    Director, Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

    Pediatric Epileptologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: sejal.jain@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Medical and surgical management of epilepsy; sleep disorders

    Research Interests

    Sleep disorders in children with epilepsy; clinical drug trials

    Biography

    Dr. Jain is a clinical researcher who is trained in pediatric epilepsy and sleep medicine. Her clinical research is focused on sleep disorders in children with epilepsy. The core of her research is to identify the best treatment options for sleep disorders in children with epilepsy and evaluate the impact on seizure control. Dr. Jain is also interested in antiepileptic drug trials.

    Dr. Jain developed and is currently directing the Epilepsy-Sleep Clinical Program. She also directs the Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program. She is ranked among America’s top physicians (Consumer Research Council of America, 2009-2012).

    Education and Training

    MD: Gujarat University, India.

    Residency: Nassau University Medical Center, NY.

    Fellowships: Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certifications: Neurology (Child Neurology); Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Clinical Research Feasibility Funds (CReFF). Principle Investigator. Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Apr 2010 - Jul 2013.

    Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Principle Investigator. The National Center for Research Resources, NIH. Jul 2010 - Jul 2013. USPHS Grant # UL1RR026314.

    Marielle A. Kabbouche, MD

    Child Neurologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: marielle.kabbouche@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Headaches; migraines; acute and inpatient treatment of intractable headache

    Research Interests

    Headache; outcome studies; health improvement; clinical effectiveness

    Biography

    Marielle Kabbouche, MD, received her training in Child Neurology at Vanderbilt University school of medicine. She moved to Cincinnati for a specialty training in pediatric headache medicine . The position was the first for a pediatric neurologist.

    After her headache training she stayed at Cincinnati Children's as faculty and active member of the center with involvement in all academic as well as clinical and teaching aspect of pediatric headache. Since that time she has been proud to be part of the maturing center that gradually developed to be the largest and most academically productive pediatric headache program in the United States and worldwide. She has been a co- PI on multiple NIH grants since 2002 and have been involved in multiple pharmaceutical and clinical studies in pediatric and adolescent migraine.

    Her carrier has been focused on acute treatment of intractable Migraine in Children in emergency room as well as inpatient settings.

    As the Director of the inpatient headache unit, Dr. Kabbouche was actively involved in setting an acute headache infusion center as well as an inpatient headache unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Headache acute care unit has been very productive in the last few years and seeing about 200-300 patients/year during peak seasons. The inpatient unit will open in July of 2011 bringing specialty care to the headache patients with a team of 6 providers , fellows , residents and nurses. This approach to intractable headache care will have a great impact on patient’s outcome.

    Dr. Kabbouche has over 25 publications, and a track record of numerous peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and abstracts in the field of headache medicine, book chapters as well as being an editor of a pediatric headache book.

    Education and Training

    MD: Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon.

    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

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    Grants

    Acute treatment of headaches in children and adolescents. Co-Principal Investigator. American Headache Society. 2007 - 2012.

    Drug & Non-Drug Treatment of Pediatric Chronic Headache. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2006 - 2011. #R01 NS050536-01A1.


    Joanne Kacperski, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: joanne.kacperski@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2006.

    Residency: Pediatrics, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, 2008.

    Fellowship: Child Neurology, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, 2011.

    Fellowship: Headache Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification: Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2012.

    Darren S. Kadis, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2577

    Email: darren.kadis@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neuroimaging; epilepsy; language

    Biography

    Dr. Kadis received his PhD through the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, with a distinction in Neuroscience and training in Clinical Neuropsychology. He conducted his graduate and post-doctoral research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, gaining experience with invasive (i.e., intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure, electrocortical stimulation mapping) and newer noninvasive (e.g., fMRI, MEG) brain mapping procedures. His research is directed at understanding the typical organization of the brain, the role of early experience on brain structure and functional representation, and the vulnerability and plasticity of the brain in the context of early neurological insult. Currently, Dr. Kadis uses MEG in concert with structural neuroimaging and neuropsychological procedures to study speech and language representation and plasticity in the brains of children.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Toronto, ON, Canada, 2010.

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    Darcy A. Krueger, MD, PhD
    Associate Director of Research, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    krueger_darcy@cchmc.org

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    Darcy A. Krueger, MD, PhD

    Associate Director of Research, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: krueger_darcy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Tuberous sclerosis; general neurology

    Research Interests

    Tuberous sclerosis; clinical use of mTOR inhibitors; role of mTOR pathway in neurological disease

    Education and Training

    MD: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995-1997; 2000-2002.

    PhD: Saint Louis University Graduate School Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997-2000.

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    Michael V. Miles, PharmD
    Director, Neuropharmacology Laboratory

    513-636-7871

    michael.miles@cchmc.org

    Michael V. Miles, PharmD

    Director, Neuropharmacology Laboratory

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7871

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: michael.miles@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric pharmacology; laboratory tests and biomarkers for monitoring mitochondrial function and oxidative stress; mitochondrial abnormalities associated with aging, obesity, sleep apnea, epilepsy and nutritional deficiencies; safety and efficacy of treatment with antioxidants, such as coenzyme Q and vitamin E.

    Biography

    Michael V. Miles, PharmD, has been a member of the Division of Pediatric Neurology for over 5 years. He is an experienced clinician and researcher, who has studied the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in pediatric populations for much of his career. He has dedicated his clinical and research efforts to improving the efficacy and safety of drug therapy for infants and children. His research is currently focused on the development of new biomarkers and therapeutic agents for patients with mitochondrial diseases.

    Education and Training

    PharmD: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1979.

    Specialty Residency: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

    Certification: Pharmacy, 1976.

    Publications

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    Diego A. Morita, MD
    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    513-636-4222

    diego.morita@cchmc.org

    Diego A. Morita, MD

    Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: diego.morita@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; therapeutic drug management; pharmacogenetics

    Research Interests

    Clinical pharmacology; population pharmacokinetics; antiepileptic drug tolerability

    Biography

    Dr. Morita obtained his Medical Degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He finished a three-year residency in Pediatrics at Buenos Aires British Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1996, he came to the United States and continued his training in Pediatrics at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida.

    Dr. Morita was then a resident in Neurology at the University of Cincinnati, and later a fellow in Child Neurology at Cincinnati Children's. He completed fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, and Epilepsy Clinical Neuropharmacology, both at Cincinnati Children's.

    After his fellowships, Dr. Morita opened a Child Neurology private practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 2005 returned and joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Morita's interests currently include the objective assessment of antiepileptic drug side effects, pharmacogenetics of antiepileptic drugs, and individualization of drug therapy.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1992.

    Residency: Buenos Aires British Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Child Neurology: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Epilepsy Clinical Neuropharmacology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Publications

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    Hope L. O'Brien, MD
    Director, Young Adult Headache Program, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    neurodesk@cchmc.org

    Hope L. O'Brien, MD

    Director, Young Adult Headache Program, Division of Neurology

    Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: neurodesk@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Headache


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    Douglas F. Rose, MD
    Pediatric Epileptologist

    513-636-4222

    douglas.rose@cchmc.org

    Douglas F. Rose, MD

    Pediatric Epileptologist

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: douglas.rose@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy; improvement of the quality of life for children with epilepsy; studies of brain and physiology to better understand brain function

    Research Interests

    Neuropharmacology; epilepsy surgery; central auditory processing; magnetoencephalography; functional cortical mapping; fMRI; SPECT; vagus nerve stimulator; ketogenic diet; language development and language disorders

    Biography

    Dr. Rose grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife lived briefly in Fairborn and Dayton, Ohio when first married. Subsequently they moved to Washington, DC to study and work at the National Institutes of Health. They then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for several years to continue work and research, before moving to Memphis, Tennessee and then Cincinnati.

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1977

    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Childrens, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979

    Fellowship: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982

    Instructor:, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983

    Fellowship: Epilepsy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1983-1984

    Fellowship: Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1984-1985

    Medical Staff Fellow: Clinical Epilepsy Section, National Institutes of Health, 1983-1984

    Medical Staff Fellow: EEG Laboratory, National Institutes of Health, 1984-1986

    Medical Staff Fellow: Unit on Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, 1986-1987

    Senior Staff Fellow: Unit on Neurophysiology, National Institutes of Health, 1987-1989

    Associate Professor: Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., 1989-1992

    Director: Center for Magnetoencephalography, Albuquerque, N.M., 1989-1992

    Associate Professor: Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn. 1992-2000

    Associate Professor: Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn. 1992-2000

    Adjunct Associate Professor: Memphis Speech and Hearing Center, Department of Audiology, University of Memphis, Tenn., 1998-present.

    Division Chief: Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, 1994-2000

    Medical Director: Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Le Bonheur Children's Medical, Center, Memphis, Tenn., 1992-2000

    Director: Cincinnati Children's Neurodiagnostic Laboratory, 2003 to present.

    Director: Cincinnati Children's Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, 2001 to present.

    Medical Director: Cincinnati Children's MEG Center, 2005 to present.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1984 ; Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology 1984; Clinical Neurophysiology 1986; Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology 1994

    Practice Locations: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Main Campus; Outpatient Services -- Anderson

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    Irina Rybalsky, MD, PhD
    Staff Physician

    513-636-4222

    irina.rybalsky@cchmc.org

    Irina Rybalsky, MD, PhD

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: irina.rybalsky@cchmc.org


    Mark Schapiro, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: mark.schapiro@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Genetic and hormonal determinants of brain function; aging of the nervous system in developmental disorders

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn. 1976.

    Residency: Pediatric Neurology, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1980-1983.

    Fellowship: National Institute on Aging, 1983-1989.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1985; Neurology and Psychiatry.

    Matthew R. Skelton, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Education and Training

    BA: Biology, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, 2000.

    PhD: Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    Publications

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    Shannon M. Standridge, MPH, DO

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: neurodesk@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General neurology

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008; Neurology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2007.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2004.

    MPH: The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH, 2008.

    DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO, 2002.

    BS: Biology, Lyon College, Batesville, AS, 1997.

    Publications

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    Mary Sutton, MD

    513-636-4222

    Mary Sutton, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

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    Specialties

    Neuro-oncology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1989.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Fellowship: Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996; Neurology, 1996.


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    J. Michael Taylor, MD
    Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    jm.taylor@cchmc.org

    J. Michael Taylor, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: jm.taylor@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Critical care neurology; general child neurology

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2008.

    MS: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2008.

    Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2010.

    Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2013.

    Jeffrey R. Tenney, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: jeffrey.tenney@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy; EEG; MEG; Functional MRI

    Biography

    Jeffrey Tenney, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology within the Division of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children's. He has a joint academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tenney graduated with his BS and MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. He earned his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship (F30 NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. He completed his residency in child neurology followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Tenney’s research interests include mapping the onset and spread of generalized seizures and how these patterns may relate to treatment response and clinical outcome. Dr. Tenney has received a “Taking Flight Award” from CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) to fund this work. Clinically, Dr. Tenney evaluates and manages patients with epilepsy in the New Onset Seizure clinic and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. He also reads electroencephalograms (EEGs) and has a special interest in patients with Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE). Dr. Tenney is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, Organization for Human Brain Mapping and Child Neurology Society.

    Education and Training

    MD/PhD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2006.

    Residency: Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2011.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Seizure Generator Location and Antiepileptic Drug Efficacy. Principal Investigator. CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) “Taking Flight Award”. Feb 2011-Dec 2012.

    Imaging the effect of centrotemporal spikes and seizures on language in children. Collaborator. NINDS. Sep 2011-June 2016.

    Cameron Thomas, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: cameron.thomas@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2005.

    Residency: Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2010.

    MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Publications

    Jennifer J. Vannest, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6959

    Email: jennifer.vannest@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cognitive neuroscience of language and memory (using functional MRI); cognitive effects of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders

    Research Interests

    Neurological disorders and language impairments

    Biography

    Jennifer Vannest, PhD, completed her undergraduate education at the Ohio State University and continued there for her graduate work. Her PhD is in linguistics, and in addition, her graduate training included a number of courses in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and speech and hearing sciences. As a postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan and University of Rochester, Dr. Vannest was trained to use functional MRI to study the brain mechanisms underlying language skill.

    Dr. Vannest came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006, and her current research makes use of functional MRI to examine how epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders affect language function, ultimately leading to better treatment and educational strategies for children with these disorders.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Ohio State University, Linguistics.

    Postdoctoral Training: University of Michigan (Psychology), University of Rochester (Brain and Cognitive Sciences).

    Publications

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    Charles V. Vorhees, PhD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8622

    Fax: 513-636-3912

    Email: charles.vorhees@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Principal areas of investigation are how drugs, genetic mutations, environmental agents, and stressors affect prenatal and neonatal brain development and behavior.  The lab is particularly interested in the long-term effects of such perturbations on cognitive development.

    Visit the Vorhees-Williams-Skelton Lab.

    Biography

    Dr. Vorhees came to Cincinnati Children’s in 1976 as a postdoctoral research scholar and was recruited to the faculty in 1978 as assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1982, tenured in 1984, and promoted to professor in 1988 with primary appointment in pediatrics and joint appointment in environmental health. He is co-director of the Animal Behavior Core and program director of the Teratology Training Program.  He is on the graduate faculty of the Graduate Programs in Neuroscience (NS) and Molecular and Developmental Biology (MDB). He is section editor of the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology and served as editor-in-chief for nine years. He was director of the MDB Graduate Program for six years and served in other leadership positions for 15 years. Dr. Vorhees has also served in leadership positions in the NS Program and is currently a member of the Admissions Committee. Dr. Vorhees has been extramurally funded for 35 years, receiving grants from NIH, NSF, FDA and other agencies. He holds an NIH T32 training grant funded for years 36-40 through 2017.  He is a founding member of the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society in 1977 and was elected president in 1984-85 and 2012-13.  He is an elected member of Sigma Xi, an Eli Lilly Distinguished Lecturer in 1990, and a Society for Neuroscience Grass Foundation Lecturer in 2002.  Dr. Vorhees has served on multiple FDA, NRC, and EPA advisory panels.  He has been an NIH grant reviewer on varies committees for more than 26 years.  He has also reviewed grants for NSF, VA, EPA; March of Dimes, and other agencies and foundations in the U.S.; and for funding agencies in Israel, Ireland, Great Britain, and New Zealand.  His research focuses on brain development and behavior.  As of 2013 he has published than more 276 journal articles and book chapters.

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    Education and Training

    MA: Neurobiology Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1973.

    PhD: Neurobiology Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1976.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Selective disruption of hippocampal dentate granule cells in autism: impact of PTEN deletion. Co-Investigator, National Institutes of Health. 2009-2014

    Acute neurotoxicity of pyrethroids. Principal Investigator. CAPHRA. 2012-2014.

    Prenatal SSRI Exposure and ASD. Principal Investigator. Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Department of Defense. 2013-2015.

    Latrophilin-3 and ADHD: A new potential mechanism. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health.  2013-2015.

    Training Grant in Teratology. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2012-2017.

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    Anna Weber Byars, PhD, ABPP-Cn
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist

    513-636-4222

    Anna Weber Byars, PhD, ABPP-Cn

    Pediatric Neuropsychologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

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    Specialties

    Functional MRI; stroke; epilepsy; language disorders

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

    Internship: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.


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    Kris R. Wesselkamper, MD
    Pediatric Neurologist

    513-636-4222

    kris.wesselkamper@cchmc.org

    Kris R. Wesselkamper, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: kris.wesselkamper@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

    Pediatric Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 2000-2003.

    Child Neurology Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2006.

    Board Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007.

    Michael T. Williams, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: michael.williams@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education and Training

    AA: Psychology, Belleville Area College.

    BS: Psychology, Wright State University.

    PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Wright State University.

    Postdoctoral Fellow: Psychoneuroimmunology, Ohio State University.

    Postdoctoral Fellow: Teratology, Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

    Publications

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    Jonathan A. Wilson, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4758

    Email: jonathan.wilson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Epilepsy; traumatic brain injury

    Research

    Brain-computer interfaces

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

    BS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

    Publications

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    Brenda Wong, MD, MBBS
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology, Director of Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center

    513-636-4222

    brenda.wong@cchmc.org

    Brenda Wong, Md, MBBS

    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology, Director of Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: brenda.wong@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neuromuscular disorders

    Biography

    After medical school, Brenda Wong, MD, received training in General Pediatrics and worked as a pediatrician for a few years before doing her three-year Child Neurology fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati.

    Dr. Wong also received training in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders at Hammersmith Hospital, London with Dr. Victor Dubowitz and Dr. Francesco Muntoni. Dr. Wong's training in EMGs was accomplished with Dr. John Quinlan at Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati.

    Post fellowship training, Dr. Wong was practicing child neurology in private practice prior to joining Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati in 1999.

    Besides general neurology patients, Dr. Wong sees patients with neuromuscular disorders in the Neuromuscular Clinic and provide diagnostic services like EMGs and evaluation for muscle biopsies. Comprehensive management is supported by the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Singapore, 1980.

    Residency: University Department of Pediatrics, Singapore, 1981, 1984-85, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh 1985-88.

    Fellowship: Child Neurology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-97; Neuromuscular Disorders, Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1997.

    Certification: Child Neurology, 1998.

    Publications

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    Grants


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    Steve W. Wu, MD

    513-636-4222

    Steve W. Wu, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

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    Specialties

    Neuroplasticity; movement disorders; transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation lab

    Visit the Gilbert-Wu Lab.

    Biography

    Dr. Steve Wu is a pediatric neurologist with interests in children with movement disorders. His research interest focuses on movement disorders and neuroplasticity of the brain. Dr. Wu collaborates with Dr. Donald Gilbert in the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of California, Berkeley CA, 1997.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, 2003.

    Residency: Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 2003-2008.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Movement Disorders, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnnati OH, 2008-2009.

    Publications

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    Jing Xiang, MD, PhD
    Director of MEG Research

    513-636-4222

    jing.xiang@cchmc.org

    Jing Xiang, MD, PhD

    Director of MEG Research

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: jing.xiang@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy and pre-operative functional mapping

    Visit the Xiang Lab.

    Education and Training

    MD: Postgraduate Medical School, Beijing, China, 1994.

    PhD: The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Okazaki, Japan, 1998.

    Publications

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    Staff

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    Karen D. Agricola, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Tuberous Sclerosis

    513-636-4222

    TSclinic@cchmc.org

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    Karen D Agricola, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Tuberous Sclerosis

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: TSclinic@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN-FNP: University of Kentucky, Kentucky, 1990.

    Internship: Family Practice, Portland Family Health Center, Louisville, Ky 1990.

    Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner since 1990.

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    Peggy O. Clark, MSN, APRN, PNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-8467

    peggy.clark@cchmc.org

    Peggy O. Clark, MSN, APRN, PNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-8467

    Fax: 513-636-1888

    Email: peggy.clark@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy; new onset and treatment resistant epilepsy; antiepileptic clinical trials 

    Biography

    Peggy Clark received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Kentucky. She graduated with honors from the university’s Honors Program, served as student senator for the College of Nursing, and was named Outstanding Nursing Student in her senior year. She has worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since receiving her undergraduate nursing degree, and has been a clinical nurse, assistant head nurse, educational nurse specialist, and a nurse practitioner with an epilepsy research focus since 1995. She is a member of the Children’s Medical Center Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, The Greater Cincinnati Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors, and the APN Professional Inquiry Council.

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Kentucky, 1979

    MSN: University of Kentucky, 1985

    Post-Masters Clinical Scholar (PNP): University of Kentucky, 1995

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1995  

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    April L. Flannery, MSN, ARPN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    april.flannery@cchmc.org

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    April Flannery, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: april.flannery@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education and Training

    BSN: Nursing, Wright State University, 2005.

    MSN, APRN: Wright State University, 2009.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, National Board, 2009.

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    Shawna M. Hess, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    shawna.hess@cchmc.org

    Shawna M. Hess, RN, APRN, MSN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: shawna.hess@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Neurology; concussion; headache; epilepsy

    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2004.

    Certification: Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2012.


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    Siddharth V. Jain, MBBS, MD
    Epilepsy Fellow, Division of Neurology

    314-803-3157

    siddharth.jain@cchmc.org

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    Siddharth V. Jain, MBBS, MD

    Epilepsy Fellow, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 314-803-3157

    Email: siddharth.jain@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Neonatal neurology; neonatal seizures; neuromonitoring

    Research

    Neonatal EEG; neonatal seizures

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India.

    MD: Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

    Pediatric Residency: Metrohealth Program, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 

    Child Neurology: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

    Neonatal Neurology Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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    Susan L. LeCates, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    513-636-4222

    susan.lecates@cchmc.org

    Susan L. LeCates, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-2989

    Email: susan.lecates@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric headache; chronic migraine; acute and inpatient management of intractable migraine headache

    Biography

    Susan L. LeCates, MSN, APRN, CNP, began her family nurse practitioner career in 1994 at the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY. After working as a primary care provider in Appalachia for five years, she moved back to Cincinnati in 1999 and began working in the Headache Center at Cincinnati Children's. Susan has helped to further develop the role of the nurse practitioner in a multi-disciplinary headache center, assisted in the development of a nurse practitioner managed acute care unit for intractable migraine, presented on pediatric headache nationally and internationally, and has been involved in numerous clinical headache research trials.

    Education and Training

    BSN: Thomas More College, 1986.

    MSN: Vanderbilt University, 1994.

    Credentials: Board-certified as Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Publications

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    Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    tara.lipps@cchmc.org

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    Tara D. Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Nurse Practitioner, Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: tara.lipps@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Movement disorders and Tourette syndrome; general neurology; headaches; epilepsy

    Research

    Clinical trials in Tourette's syndrome and associated ADHD; epidemiology of Tourette's syndrome and PANDAS; clinical effectiveness of multi-drug treatments in Tourette's syndrome; transcranial magnetic stimulation in Tourette's syndrome and pediatric movement disorders; functional neurosurgery for pediatric dystonia

    Biography

    Tara Lipps has worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Neurology for 13 years in the Movement Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Clinic in various roles. She worked as a clinical and research nurse for three years initially, and she has worked as a nurse practitioner and researcher for the past 10 years. She provides clinical care for a large population of patients in the clinic and has additional training and experience in comprehensive behavioral therapy for tics (CBIT).

    In addition, she works as a nurse practitioner in general neurology clinics and manages the care of patients with a variety of complex neurological conditions.

    Education and Training

    MSN, CFNP: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

    RN, BSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

    Certification: CFNP (Certified Family Nurse Practitioner), AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners), 2004.

    Publications

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    Sarah Livesay, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    sarah.livesay@cchmc.org

    Sarah Livesay, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: sarah.livesay@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    General neurology; sleep medicine

    Education and Training

    BSN: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 2005.

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 2013.

    Family Nurse Practitioner Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2013.


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    Kathleen K. McGee, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Division of Neurology

    513-803-4222

    kathy.mcgee@cchmc.org

    Kathleen K. McGee, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-803-4222

    Fax: 513-803-1124

    Email: kathy.mcgee@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Care of chronically ill children

    Education and Training

    CNP: University of Kentucky.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 1995
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    Sally R. Monahan, DNP, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    sally.monahan@cchmc.org

    Sally R. Monahan, DNP, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: sally.monahan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Epilepsy

    Education and Training

    Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Ohio State University, 2012.

    MSN, CPNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    RN, BSN: College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2000.


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    Karen (Courtney) Shellenbarger, RN, APRN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-803-3000

    neuromuscularcare@cchmc.org

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    Karen (Courtney) Shellenbarger, RN, APRN, CPNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-803-3000

    Email: neuromuscularcare@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric neuromuscular disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, adolescent health and general pediatrics.

    Research

    Duchenne/Beckers muscular dystrophy

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

    Fellowship: LEND Nursing Fellow, Nisonger Center for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2007-2008.

    MS: The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2008.

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    Cindy Tudor, RN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    cindy.tudor@cchmc.org

    Cindy Tudor, RN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: cindy.tudor@cchmc.org


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    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNS
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology / Epilepsy

    513-636-4224

    epilepsysurgery@cchmc.org

    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNS

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology / Epilepsy

    Phone: 513-636-4224

    Fax: 513-636-2989

    Email: epilepsysurgery@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Michele M. Turner, MSN, APRN, CNP, has more than 30 years experience in both pediatric and adult neurosciences. She has been a neurology advance practice registered nurse for the last 13 years with a focus in epilepsy. Her subspecialty interest is in the special needs of women with epilepsy. She is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Nursing at Wright State University. She has participated in multiple educational presentations addressing seizures. 

    Education and Training

    Two Masters of Science: Nursing, The Ohio State University.

    Certificate of Authority: Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive Authority.

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    Naomi Van Horn, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Neurology-Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    naomir.vanhorn@cchmc.org

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    Naomi Van Horn, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Neurology-Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: naomir.vanhorn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Epilepsy

    Education and Training

    BSN: The College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 2008.

    Certification: ANCC, 2008.


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    Polly S. Vaughan, BSN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center

    513-636-4222

    polly.vaughan@cchmc.org

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    Polly S. Vaughan, BSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: polly.vaughan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neurology; pediatric and adolescents headache disorders; menstrual migraine

    Education and Training

    BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1995.

    MS: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Certifying Nursing Board.

    Publications

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    Allison M. Wasserman, RN, APRN, CNP
    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    allison.wasserman@cchmc.org

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    Allison M. Wasserman, RN, APRN, CNP

    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: allison.wasserman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Epilepsy; neurodevelopmental disabilities

    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    MS: Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2012.

    LEND Fellow: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2012.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2012.


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    Jessica L. Weberding, MSN, ARPN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    jessica.weberding@cchmc.org

    Jessica L. Weberding, MSN, ARPN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: jessica.weberding@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Migraine; primary headache

    Education and Training

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 2012.

    BSN: Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

    ASN/RN: Good Samaritan Hospital College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    Publications

    View Jessica Weberding's PubMed Publications
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    Cindy A. Wesolowski, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    513-636-4222

    cindy.wesolowski@cchmc.org

    Cindy A. Wesolowski, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-4026

    Email: cindy.wesolowski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric epilepsy

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati.

    MSN: Indiana University.

    Post Masters: University of Cincinnati.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1997.

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    Shannon Kathleen White, DNP, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center

    513-636-4222

    shannon.white@cchmc.org

    Shannon Kathleen White, DNP, APRN,CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Headache Center

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

    Email: shannon.white@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neurology; headache; migraine; epilepsy

    Education and Training

    DNP: Waynesburg University, Pittsburg, PA, 2011.

    MSN / FNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    ASN / RN: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Study TXA107979. Role: Co-Investigator. 1/09 - current. A Randomized, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Combination Product Containing Sumatriptan and Naproxen Sodium for the Acute Treatment of Migraine in Adolescents.