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E. Steve Roach, MD, Honored with 2015 Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society

Columbus, OH - 4/7/2015

E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Neurology and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Hower Award by the Child Neurology Society. The award, given to one pediatric neurologist each year, honors an individual who is highly regarded as an outstanding teacher and scholar, and has given a high level of service to the Child Neurology Society.

Dr. Roach is also Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to serving the Child Neurology Society as the Past President, he has served in substantive roles in organizations such as the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Heart Association, the World Federation of Neurology and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Roach has edited three books and written or co-authored five others in addition to more than 250 articles and book chapters on stroke and genetic disorders. This includes “Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders,” which is now in its third edition and has helped initiate the systematic study of childhood stroke. He is Editor in Chief of Pediatric Neurology, and serves on editorial boards for a number of additional peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Roach received his medical degree at the University of Tennessee and completed his residencies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He came to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2006 with research interests including pediatric stroke and genetic neurological disorders.

The Child Neurology Society (CNS) is the preeminent professional association of pediatric neurologists in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. CNS is devoted to fostering the discipline of pediatric neurology and promoting optimal care and welfare of children with neurological and neuro-developmental disorders.

The Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital was ranked among the top ten pediatric neuroscience programs in the United States in the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report survey. The program includes leading clinicians and researchers in neurology and neuromuscular disease, neurosurgery, neurodiagnostics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sleep medicine. Key services include a level-four epilepsy center, pediatric stroke and vascular anomalies clinic, neuromuscular disease clinic, and the nation’s first pediatric intracranial hypertension clinic. Additional areas of clinical focus include neurodevelopmental disabilities, spinal muscular atrophy, tuberous sclerosis and Batten disease. Affiliated with The Ohio State University and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, members of the Neurosciences Center pursue research into subjects such as pediatric stroke, brain tumors, and gene replacement therapy for muscular dystrophy patients. More information is available at

Note to editor: Dr. Roach is a resident of Bexley, OH 43209.

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