A pediatric neurologist specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents with diseases and conditions of the brain and nervous system. This includes the spinal cord, nerves, muscles, and related blood vessels. Pediatric neurologists diagnose and treat many diseases, including seizures, sleep disorders, head injuries, learning disabilities, and other developmental problems. Pediatric neurologists are also experts in preventing neurological disease and in reducing neurological disability.
A pediatric neurologist typically:
Pediatric neurologists may also be known by the following names: child brain doctor, child brain specialist, kids brain doctor, children’s neurologist, and children’s nerve doctor.
There are 1734 specialists practicing Pediatric Neurology in the United States with an overall average rating of 3.8 stars. There are 518 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Pediatric Neurology specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Medical Center of Dallas and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.