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Fetal and Neonatal Neurology Specialist, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I’ve learned that a doctor can play many key roles in helping patients and families learn about and manage their health conditions. Several meaningful experiences sparked my interest in pediatric neurology.

During my undergraduate years, I was privileged to work as a volunteer in orphanages and children's hospitals in Russia. This inspired me to a career in medicine and an understanding of the impact of working with children. Outstanding neuroscience professors in medical school instilled in me a fascination with and desire to understand the beauty and intricacy of the brain and nervous system — the powerful and complex system which is responsible for so much of what makes us human. I also had personal experiences of how devastating neurologic disease can be as I witnessed the diagnosis and rapid death of a family member from a brain tumor during medical school.

As a neurologist dedicated to caring for unborn and newly born babies, I work with families when a child is first diagnosed with a neurological disorder. I provide families with information that helps them understand what their child’s diagnosis might mean for the future. I believe that’s one of the most important things I can do as a pediatric neurologist at Cincinnati Children’s.

No matter the seriousness of the condition — or the many unknowns — approaching problems directly, armed with correct information and with a calm, hopeful manner lets the patient and family gain a sense of control.

I enjoy working as part of a team. When I partner with the patient, family, pediatrician and other specialists, we can meet patient and family needs more effectively.

My research focuses on getting better information to guide families in dealing with neurologic problems before or after the birth of their child. I study what medical treatments can be done early in life or soon after a neurologic injury to improve a child’s chance for more normal development in the future.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy bird watching, yard work, gardening and woodworking.

Additional Languages

Russian, Spanish

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neurology, Epilepsy, Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Research Divisions


My Locations

My Education

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

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

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

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

My Publications

Parent experience of caring for neonates with seizures. Lemmon, M; Glass, H; Shellhaas, RA; Barks, MC; Bailey, B; Grant, K; Grossbauer, L; Pawlowski, K; Wusthoff, CJ; Chang, T; et al. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2020; 105:634-639.

A 2-week-old infant presenting with seizures. Poisson, KE; Thomas, CW; Leach, JL. NeoReviews.org. 2020; 21:e631-e635.

Associations between Infant and Parent Characteristics and Measures of Family Well-Being in Neonates with Seizures: A Cohort Study. Franck, LS; Shellhaas, RA; Lemmon, M; Sturza, J; Soul, JS; Chang, T; Wusthoff, CJ; Chu, CJ; Massey, SL; Abend, NS; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 221:64-71.e4.

Response to antiseizure medications in neonates with acute symptomatic seizures. Glass, HC; Soul, JS; Chu, CJ; Massey, SL; Wusthoff, CJ; Chang, T; Cilio, MR; Bonifacio, SL; Abend, NS; Thomas, C; et al. Epilepsia. 2019; 60:E20-E24.

Prenatal aqueduct stenosis: Association with rhombencephalosynapsis and neonatal outcome. Kline-Fath, BM; Arroyo, MS; Calvo-Garcia, MA; Horn, PS; Thomas, C. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2018; 38:1028-1034.

Outcome of Isolated Absent Septum Pellucidum Diagnosed by Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan. Vawter-Lee, MM; Wasserman, H; Thomas, CW; Nichols, B; Nagaraj, UD; Schapiro, M; Venkatesan, C. Journal of Child Neurology. 2018; 33:693-699.

Congenital aqueduct stenosis: Progressive brain findings in utero to birth in the presence of severe hydrocephalus. Kline-Fath, BM; Arroyo, MS; Calvo-Garcia, MA; Horn, PS; Thomas, C. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2018; 38:706-712.

Conventional MRI scan and DTI imaging show more severe brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and seizures. Kline-Fath, BM; Horn, PS; Yuan, W; Merhar, S; Venkatesan, C; Thomas, CW; Schapiro, MB. Early Human Development. 2018; 122:8-14.

Cost of Unnecessary Testing in the Evaluation of Pediatric Syncope. Redd, C; Thomas, C; Willis, M; Amos, M; Anderson, J. Pediatric Cardiology. 2017; 38:1115-1122.

A Retrospective Analysis of the Utility of Head Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Management of Benign Macrocrania. Haws, ME; Linscott, L; Thomas, C; Orscheln, E; Radhakrishnan, R; Kline-Fath, B. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 182:283-289.e1.