The Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Pediatric Neurology plays an integral role in the education of medical students and residents, and provides comprehensive care to children with all types of neurological disorders.  Based at Children's Hospital New Orleans, teh section is part of the Neurosciences department at CHNOLA. The section provides inpatient and outpatient care for the evaluation, diagnosis and implementation of therapies for neurologic disorders. The clinic includes a full range of neurodiagnostic services including EEG, EMG and evoked potentials.

Special areas of interest are epilepsy (seizures), neuromuscular disorders, metabolic diseases and inborn errors in metabolism. Neurology also offers general rehabilitative services.


Available treatment options include ketogenic diet in conjunction with Pediatric Gastroenterology, Vagus Nerve Simulator (VNS)  or other types of brain surgery for epilepsy and Baclofen pumps for spasticity in conjunction with Pediatric Neurosurgery, and inpatient Video EEG monitoring for evaluation for epilepsy surgery or to clarify etiology for paroxysmal events.

In addition to our clinical services, our faculty and staff are actively involved in improving treatment options and outcomes for children by conducting clinical research that focuses on a wide variety of neurologic problems and disorders.

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Program Services
  • Epilepsy, including intractable seizure disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Movement disorders such as tics or Tourette syndrome
  • Developmental delays and regression
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis
  • Genetic disorders with associated neurological issues
  • Brain and spine malformations or tumors
  • Cerebral palsy or other abnormalities of increased muscle tone
  • Muscle disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia and night terrors
  • Learning disabilities/disorders including ADHD, ADD
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Abnormal head size and shape
  • Altered mental status
  • Concussion and head trauma
  • Pseudotumor, hydrocephalus and other disorders of elevated intracranial pressure
  • Weakness, numbness, behavior changes, or other symptoms concerning for a neurological disorder

Genetics of epilepsy and developmental delay/Autism

Treatment of intractable epilepsy

Contact Information

Patient Services:

Children's Hospital New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-899-9511

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
210 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax: 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurology
1430 Tulane Ave. Rm5534
Box 8637
Phone: 504-988-5377
Fax: (504) 988-6013
Contact: Lynette Joseph