Neurology :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Phone: (614) 722-4625
Fax: (614) 722-4633


Referrals to Neurology are accepted from health care providers only. Please have your physician call (614) 722-6200 for more information. To view a list of our clinics, please click below.

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Fast Facts

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Total Discharges: 1,193
Inpatient Discharges: 1,038
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 155
Total Patient Days*: 2,333
Average Length of Stay*: 2.2
Average Daily Census*: 6.4
Inpatient Consults: 683
Total Clinic Visits: 13,848
Dublin Neurology Clinic Visits: 3,304
East Broad Neurology Clinic Visits: 389
Ironton Neurology Clinic Visits: 131
Mansfield Neurology Clinic Visits: 71
Neurology Clinic Visits: 9,155
Westerville Neurology Clinic Visits: 496
Springfield Neurology Clinic Visits: 54
Stroke Clinic Visits: 248

Total Clinic Visits: 1,447
MDA Clinic Visits: 586
Westerville Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic Visits: 613
Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic Visits: 248

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Cases.

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As a leading national program, our specialists are experts in treating a broad range of pediatric neurological disorders. But we don’t stop there. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is home to renowned expertise in highly specialized areas of pediatric neurology, such as epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, intracranial hypertension, headache, neurodevelopmental disabilities and more. This allows us to offer comprehensive, family-centered care. We participate in clinical and basic-science research programs, and our faculty has prominent roles in local, national, and international organizations. For these reasons, The Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is recognized as a leader in pediatric neurological disorders.

Neurology Services

Neurology Conditions Treated

Dr. Steve Roach Named President of the Child Neurology Society

During the 40th annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society, Dr. E. Steve Roach, Chief of the Division of Child Neurology, became the organization’s President. The Child Neurology Society includes physicians from all over the world. The organization’s members deliver clinical services to children with neurological diseases and are engaged in cutting-edge neurosciences research, provide education to future generations of child neurologists, and develop policies that further the cause of Child Neurology. Dr. Roach’s election is a testament to his engagement in all aforementioned aspects of the discipline.

Exon Skipping for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clears Another Hurdle

According to the results from a phase II double-blind trial, exon-skipping therapy for six months for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is safe and can increase the amount of dystrophin protein in muscle. Whether longer-term treatment can lead to better mobility will be the major question as patients continue on therapy for an additional six months. Jerry Mendell, MD, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy, is the lead investigator for the current trial. Learn more about the trial.

First Pseudotumor Cerebri Clinic Opens

Nationwide Children’s is the first in the country to provide comprehensive care for children with pseudotumor cerebri, a disorder that causes headaches. If left untreated, pseudotumor cerebri typically causes continued headaches and often leads to permanent visual loss in children. Listen to Neurology Chief E. Steve Roach talk about pseudotumor cerebri on Good Morning America Health.

Pediatric Neurology Training Program

In 2012, following a comprehensive review, Nationwide Children's Child Neurology Residency Program was awarded 10-year accreditation, the longest certification period possible, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The ACGME is a private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits medical residency programs in the United States. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.

Interested in learning about our program including how to apply?

Johnson Lecture

In recognition of Ms. Bertha Johnson’s commitment to medical education, the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children’s invites a world-renowned medical professional to deliver the annual Johnson Lecture. Past honorees have included Dr. John Bodensteiner (Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix), Dr. A. David Rothner (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland), and Dr. Harry Chugani (Children's Hospital of Michigan).

2013 LecturePhoto of Dr. Peter Camfield and Dr. E. Steve Roach

Dr. Carol Camfield and Dr. Peter Camfield (shown on the left in this photo with Dr. E. Steve Roach)
Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia

A special thank you to Dr. and Dr. Camfield, who delivered the Johnson Lecture on November 14, 2013.


2012 Lecture

Dr. Robert Rust
The University of Virginia

A special thank you to Dr. Rust, who delivered the Johnson Lecture on October 18, 2012.


2011 LectureDr. Laura Ment - Johnson Lecturer

Dr. Laura Ment
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Yale University School of Medicine

A special thank you to Dr. Ment, who delivered the Johnson Lecture on October 6, 2011.


Debbie Terry RN, MSN, CNP Receives Award for Innovative Clinical Practice in Child Neurology Nursing

Debbie Terry RN, MSN, CNP has been selected as the first ever recipient of the Award for Innovative Clinical Practice in Child Neurology Nursing from the Association of Child Neurology Nurses. Ms. Terry is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Child Neurology. The award’s selection committee commended Ms. Terry for developing an innovative approach to the care of children with non-epileptic seizure-like events. In addition to her work at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ms. Terry is Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Her clinical and research interests are in the area pediatric epilepsy with a focus on parent and family education.

Photo of Joan Austin, RN, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Hosts Meeting of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses

Over 100 nurses and other health care providers attended a one day regional conference for the Association of Child Neurology Nurses at Nationwide Children's Hospital on March 2, 2012. Joan Austin, RN, PhD was the keynote speaker. Dr. Austin is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing at Indiana University. She has received numerous grants to fund her extensive research on mental health and academic achievement problems in children with epilepsy. Dr. Austin has also been actively involved in health policy development at the national level. Other speakers included nurses and physicians from within the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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