Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Faculty

Neurology
Physician Team

Neurology Residency
Residency Program Director

Neurosciences
Physician Team

Contact Information

Neurology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4625
FX: (614) 722-4633

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus

Biography

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, is an attending pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Weisleder serves as director of the Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also Co-Chair of the Nationwide Children’s Integrated Ethics Committee. Dr. Weisleder’s research interests include medical ethics and the interactions between medicine and the law. Dr. Weisleder has edited two books “Current Topics in Pediatric Epilepsy” and the “Manual of Pediatric Neurology.”

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Medical ethics
  • Interactions between medicine and the law

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Medicin
    Date Completed: 05/31/1985

Internship

  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996

Residency

  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999

Fellowship

  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Neurology

Specialty:

  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/27/2008

Publications

  • 2016. The Pediatric Neurology Trainee Publication Award for 2015.  Pediatric neurology. Vol. 63, no. October 1.
  • Weisleder, Pedro. 2016. It Is Time to Leave the Wilderness: A Commentary on Valencia et al.'s “Program Director Survey: Attitudes Regarding Child Neurology Trainingâ€?.  Pediatric Neurology. Vol. 2016 Jan 30, no. June: e2.
  • 2016. It Is Time to Leave the Wilderness: A Commentary on Valencia et al.'s "Program Director Survey: Attitudes Regarding Child Neurology Training".  Pediatr Neurol. Vol. 57, no. April 1.
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2015. Introduction.  SEMINARS IN PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY. Vol. 22, no. 3. (September): 157-157.
  • Weisleder, P. 2015. Health Care Rationing in a Just Society: The Clinical Effectiveness Model.  Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. Vol. 22, no. 3. (September): 201-204.
  • 2015. Health Care Rationing in a Just Society: The Clinical Effectiveness Model.  Semin Pediatr Neurol. Vol. 22, no. 3. (September 1).
  • 2015. The Ethics Writings of Roger A. Brumback, MD.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 30, no. 8. (July 1).
  • 2015. To Rescind or Not to Rescind? Allow for a Natural Death (AND) Orders During the Perioperative Period: A Case-Based Commentary.  CLINICAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 54, no. 7. (June 1).
  • Gillson N, Weisleder P, Ream MA. 2014. A brain death dilemma: apnea testing while on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.  Pediatrics. Vol. 135, no. December: E5-E6.
  • Gillson N, Weisleder P, Ream MA. 2014. A brain death dilemma: apnea testing while on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.  Pediatrics. Vol. 135, no. December 1: E5-E6-E5-E6.
  • Raman V, Weisleder P. 2014. To rescind or not to rescind? Allow for a natural death (AND) orders during the perioperative period - a case-based commentary.  Clinical Pediatrics.. Vol. Published ahead of print., no. July: 1-5.
  • Weisleder P., Roach E.S. 2014. Recklinghausen, Friedrich Daniel von. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences.. 2nd ed. Edited by Aminoff M.J. Daroff R.B.. Oxford: Academic Press.
  • Weisleder P., Roach E.S. 2014. Recklinghausen, Friedrich Daniel von. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences.. 2nd ed. Edited by Aminoff M.J. Daroff R.B..
  • Roach ES, Weisleder P. 2014. Osler, William. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Edited by Aminoff M.J. and Daroff R.B.. Oxford: Academic Press.
  • Roach ES, Weisleder P. 2014. Osler, William. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Edited by Aminoff M.J. and Daroff R.B..
  • Weisleder, P. 2014. The Ethics Writings of Roger A. Brumback, MD.  Journal of CHild Neurology. Vol. Published ahead of print., no. May: 1-3.
  • 2014. Reproductive issues in women with multiple sclerosis: ethical considerations.  Continuum (Minneap Minn). Vol. 20, no. 1 Neurology of Pregnancy. (February 1).
  • Morgan-Followell BN, Nicholas JA, Weisleder P. 2014. Reproductive issues in women with multiple sclerosis: ethical considerations.  Continuum (Minneap Minn).. Vol. 20, no. February: e177*180.
  • 2012. Hope is an evil.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 27, no. 12. (December 1).
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2012. Hope is an evil.  Journal of child neurology. Vol. 27, no. 12. (December): 1618-1619.
  • 2012. No such thing as a "blind culture".  J Child Neurol. Vol. 27, no. 6. (June 1).
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2012. No Such Thing as a "Blind Culture".  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 27, no. 6. (June): 819-820.
  • 2012. Introduction.  Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic Schooling in Canada.
  • Weisleder, P, Khuhro, AL. 2012. Tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. In Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Edited by Weisleder, P.
  • Weisleder, P, Khuhro, AL. 2012. Tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. In Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Edited by Weisleder, P. Singapore: World Scientific.
  • Rosevear, HM; Lightfoot, AJ; Powell, CR; Weisleder, P; Vidaurre, J; Lehman, N; Moorthy, LN. 2011. Case 1: Voiding Difficulty in a 10-year-old Case 2: Seizure-like Activity Precipitated by Loud Noise in a 2-year-old Case 3: Purplish-brown, Shiny Upper Extremity Lesion and Stiff Hand in a 9-year-old.  PEDIATRICS IN REVIEW. Vol. 32, no. 10. (October): 447-U61.
  • Rosevear, HM; Lightfoot, AJ; Powell, CR; Weisleder, P; Vidaurre, J; Lehman, N; Moorthy, LN. 2011. Case 1: Voiding Difficulty in a 10-year-old Case 2: Seizure-like Activity Precipitated by Loud Noise in a 2-year-old Case 3: Purplish-brown, Shiny Upper Extremity Lesion and Stiff Hand in a 9-year-old.  PEDIATRICS IN REVIEW. Vol. 32, no. 10. (October 1): 447-U61-447-U61.
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2011. Family Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August): 1052-1053.
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2011. Family Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August 1): 1052-1053-1052-1053.
  • 2011. Family interventions to prevent maltreatment of children with disabilities.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August 1).
  • 2011. Sterilization for individuals with mental disabilities: the other half of the equation.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 26, no. 5. (May 1).
  • 2011. Child neurologists as health care surrogate for imperiled children.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 26, no. 3. (March 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2011. Sterilization for Individuals With Mental Disabilities: The OtherHalf of the Equation.  Journal of Child neurology. Vol. 26, no. January: 649-650.
  • Winters JP, Weisleder P. 2011. Ethical perspectives in neurology: a young man with spinal muscular atrophy and impending respiratory arrest.  Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol..
  • Weisleder P. 2011. Family Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 26, no. January: 1052-1053.
  • Weisleder P. 2011. Family Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 26, no. January: 1052-1053.
  • Winters JP, Weisleder P. 2011. Ethical perspectives in neurology: a young man with spinal muscular atrophy and impending respiratory arrest.  Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol..
  • Weisleder P, Perkins E, McLaughlin A. 2011. Child neurologists as healthcare surrogate for imperiled children.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 26, no. January: 295-301.
  • Weisleder P. 2011. Family Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 26, no. January 1: 1052-1053-1052-1053.
  • 2010. Should nonimmunized children be excluded from a pediatric practice?.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 25, no. 12. (December 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2010. Individual justice or societal injustice?.  Archives of Neurology. Vol. 67, no. June: e777.
  • 2010. Individual justice or societal injustice.  Arch Neurol. Vol. 67, no. 6. (June 1).
  • JF Kerrigan and P Weisleder. 2010. Current Topics in Pediatric Epilepsy. First ed. Kerala: Transworld Research Network.
  • 2010. Unethical prescriptions: alternative therapies for children with cerebral palsy.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). Vol. 49, no. 1. (January 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2010. Unethical prescriptions: alternative therapies for children with cerebral palsy.  Clinical Pediatrics. Vol. 49, no. 1. (January): e7.
  • Weisleder, P. and Yi W. 2010. Effect of antiepilepsy medications on bone health. In Current topics in pediatric epilepsy. Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India; 2010; pp. 195-214.. Edited by J.F. Kerrigan and P. Weisleder. Kerala: Transworld Research Network.
  • Weisleder P. 2010. Should non-immunized children be excluded from a pediatric practice?.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 25, no. 12. (January): 1582-1583.
  • Weisleder, P. and Yi W. 2010. Effect of antiepilepsy medications on bone health. In Current topics in pediatric epilepsy. Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India; 2010; pp. 195-214.. Edited by J.F. Kerrigan and P. Weisleder.
  • Bekmezian A; Gomperts B; Weisleder P; Patraitis C; Thibodeau P; Parker-Mello K. 2009. Index of suspicion.  Pediatrics In Review / American Academy Of Pediatrics. Vol. 30, no. 1. (January): e15.
  • 2009. Index of suspicion.  Pediatr Rev. Vol. 30, no. 1. (January 1).
  • 2008. Physicians as healthcare surrogate for terminally ill children.  J Med Ethics. Vol. 34, no. 9. (September 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2008. Physicians as healthcare surrogate for terminally ill children.  Journal Of Medical Ethics. Vol. 34, no. 9. (September): ee8.
  • Weisleder P. 2008. The crafting of legislation.  The Journal Of The American Academy Of Psychiatry And The Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January 1): 428-428.
  • 2008. The crafting of legislation.  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January 1).
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2008. The crafting of legislation.  journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January): 428-?.
  • Weisleder P. 2008. The crafting of legislation.  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January): e428.
  • Weisleder, P. Hunnicutt A. 2008. A teenager with progressive lower extremity weakness and pain.  Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. Vol. 3, no. January 1: 172-173-172-173.
  • Weisleder P. 2008. The crafting of legislation.  The Journal Of The American Academy Of Psychiatry And The Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January): e428.
  • Weisleder, P. Hunnicutt A. 2008. A teenager with progressive lower extremity weakness and pain.  Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. Vol. 3, no. January: 172-173.
  • Weisleder,Pedro. 2008. The crafting of legislation.  journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 36, no. 3. (January 1): 428-?-428-?.
  • Weisleder P. 2007. Dignified death for severely impaired infants: beyond the best-interest standard.  Journal Of Child Neurology. Vol. 22, no. 6. (June): e737.
  • 2007. Dignified death for severely impaired infants: beyond the best-interest standard.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 22, no. 6. (June 1).
  • 2007. Inconsistency among American states on the age at which minors can consent to substance abuse treatment.  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. Vol. 35, no. 3. (January 1).
  • Janner D; Barron SA; Chu S; Al-Shabanah H; Salvadori M; Weisleder P; Gallentine W. 2007. Index of suspicion.  Pediatrics In Review / American Academy Of Pediatrics. Vol. 28, no. 1. (January): e27.
  • 2007. Index of suspicion.  Pediatr Rev. Vol. 28, no. 1. (January 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2007. Inconsistency among American states on the age at which minors can consent to substance abuse treatment.  The Journal Of The American Academy Of Psychiatry And The Law. Vol. 35, no. 3. (January): e317.
  • Weisleder,P. 2005. The right of minors to confidentiality and informed consent - Reply from the author.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 20, no. 5. (May 1): 461-461-461-461.
  • Weisleder,P. 2005. The right of minors to confidentiality and informed consent - Reply from the author.  JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY. Vol. 20, no. 5. (May): 461-461.
  • 2005. Parry-Romberg syndrome with fatal brain stem involvement.  J Pediatr. Vol. 146, no. 3. (March 1).
  • Sathornsumetee S; Schanberg L; Rabinovich E; Lewis D Jr; Weisleder P. 2005. Parry-Romberg syndrome with fatal brain stem involvement.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 146, no. 3. (March): e429.
  • 2004. The right of minors to confidentiality and informed consent.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 19, no. 2. (February 1).
  • Weisleder P. 2004. The right of minors to confidentiality and informed consent.  Journal Of Child Neurology. Vol. 19, no. 2. (February): e145.
  • Weisleder P; Kerrigan JF. 2003. The case of the crooked cry.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 143, no. 6. (December): e809.
  • 2003. The case of the crooked cry.  J Pediatr. Vol. 143, no. 6. (December 1).
  • Weisleder P; Tobin JA; Kerrigan JF 3rd; Bodensteiner JB. 2002. Hypomagnesemic seizures: case report and presumed pathophysiology.  Journal Of Child Neurology. Vol. 17, no. 1. (January): e59.
  • 2002. Hypomagnesemic seizures: case report and presumed pathophysiology.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 17, no. 1. (January 1).
  • Weisleder P; Fife TD. 2001. Dizziness and headache: a common association in children and adolescents.  Journal Of Child Neurology. Vol. 16, no. 10. (October): e727.
  • 2001. Dizziness and headache: a common association in children and adolescents.  J Child Neurol. Vol. 16, no. 10. (October 1).
  • Weisleder, P, Lu, Y, Park, TJ. 1998. Hair cells of a congenitally hearing impaired canary have abnormal distribution of filamentous proteins.  Primary Sensory Neuron. Vol. 2, no. 4. (April): 297-303.
  • Zakon H; Lu Y; Weisleder P. 1998. Sensory cells determine afferent terminal morphology in cross-innervated electroreceptor organs: implications for hair cells.  The Journal Of Neuroscience: The Official Journal Of The Society For Neuroscience. Vol. 18, no. 7. (April): e2581.
  • Weisleder, P, Lu, Y, Park, TJ. 1998. Hair cells of a congenitally hearing impaired canary have abnormal distribution of filamentous proteins.  Primary Sensory Neuron. Vol. 2, no. 4. (April 1): 297-303-297-303.
  • 1998. Sensory cells determine afferent terminal morphology in cross-innervated electroreceptor organs: implications for hair cells.  J Neurosci. Vol. 18, no. 7. (April 1).
  • 1996. Anatomical basis of a congenital hearing impairment: basilar papilla dysplasia in the Belgian Waterslager canary.  J Comp Neurol. Vol. 369, no. 2. (May 27).
  • Weisleder P; Lu Y; Park TJ. 1996. Anatomical basis of a congenital hearing impairment: basilar papilla dysplasia in the Belgian Waterslager canary.  The Journal Of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 369, no. 2. (May): e292.
  • 1996. Tuberous electroreceptor organs form in denervated regenerating skin of a weakly electric fish.  J Comp Neurol. Vol. 367, no. 4. (April 15).
  • Weisleder P; Lu Y; Zakon HH. 1996. Tuberous electroreceptor organs form in denervated regenerating skin of a weakly electric fish.  The Journal Of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 367, no. 4. (April): e563.
  • 1995. Hair cell replacement in avian vestibular epithelium: supporting cell to type I hair cell.  Hear Res. Vol. 82, no. 1. (January 1).
  • Weisleder P; Tsue TT; Rubel EW. 1995. Hair cell replacement in avian vestibular epithelium: supporting cell to type I hair cell.  Hearing Research. Vol. 82, no. 1. (January): e125.
  • 1994. Belgian Waterslager canaries are afflicted by Scheibe's-like dysplasia.  Hear Res. Vol. 80, no. 1. (October 1).
  • Weisleder P; Park TJ. 1994. Belgian Waterslager canaries are afflicted by Scheibe's-like dysplasia.  Hearing Research. Vol. 80, no. 1. (October): e64.
  • 1994. Effects of denervation upon receptor cell survival and basal cell proliferation in tuberous electroreceptor organs of a weakly electric fish.  J Comp Neurol. Vol. 347, no. 4. (September 22).
  • Weisleder P; Lu Y; Zakon HH. 1994. Effects of denervation upon receptor cell survival and basal cell proliferation in tuberous electroreceptor organs of a weakly electric fish.  The Journal Of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 347, no. 4. (September): e545.
  • Tsue TT; Watling DL; Weisleder P; Coltrera MD; Rubel EW. 1994. Identification of hair cell progenitors and intermitotic migration of their nuclei in the normal and regenerating avian inner ear.  The Journal Of Neuroscience: The Official Journal Of The Society For Neuroscience. Vol. 14, no. 1. (January): e140.
  • 1994. Identification of hair cell progenitors and intermitotic migration of their nuclei in the normal and regenerating avian inner ear.  J Neurosci. Vol. 14, no. 1. (January 1).
  • 1993. Hair cell regeneration after streptomycin toxicity in the avian vestibular epithelium.  J Comp Neurol. Vol. 331, no. 1. (May 1).
  • Weisleder P; Rubel EW. 1993. Hair cell regeneration after streptomycin toxicity in the avian vestibular epithelium.  The Journal Of Comparative Neurology. Vol. 331, no. 1. (May): e97.
  • Roberson DF; Weisleder P; Bohrer PS; Rubel EW. 1992. Ongoing production of sensory cells in the vestibular epithelium of the chick.  Hearing Research. Vol. 57, no. 2. (January): e166.
  • 1992. Hair cell regeneration in the avian vestibular epithelium.  Exp Neurol. Vol. 115, no. 1. (January 1).
  • 1992. Ongoing production of sensory cells in the vestibular epithelium of the chick.  Hear Res. Vol. 57, no. 2. (January 1).
  • Weisleder P; Rubel EW. 1992. Hair cell regeneration in the avian vestibular epithelium.  Experimental Neurology. Vol. 115, no. 1. (January): e2.
  • 1991. Hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear.
  • Rubel EW; Oesterle EC; Weisleder P. 1991. Hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear.  Ciba Foundation Symposium. Vol. 160, no. January: e77.
  • Rubel EW; Oesterle EC; Weisleder P. 1991. Hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear.  Ciba Foundation Symposium. Vol. 160, no. January 1: 77-77.
  • Rubel, E.W, Oesterle, E.O., and Weisleder, P. 1991. Hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear. In Regeneration of vertebrate receptor cells. London: Willey, Chichester.
  • Weisleder P; Jones TA; Rubel EW. 1990. Peripheral generators of the vestibular evoked potentials (VsEPs) in the chick.  Electroencephalography And Clinical Neurophysiology. Vol. 76, no. 4. (October): e362.
  • 1990. PERIPHERAL GENERATORS OF THE VESTIBULAR EVOKED-POTENTIALS (VSEPS) IN THE CHICK.  ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY. Vol. 76, no. 4. (October 1).
  • 1990. Reversible blockade of vestibular evoked activity in the chick.  Hear Res. Vol. 47, no. 3. (August 15).
  • Weisleder P; Rubel EW. 1990. Reversible blockade of vestibular evoked activity in the chick.  Hearing Research. Vol. 47, no. 3. (August): e257.
  • Weisleder P; Hodgson WR. 1989. Evaluation of four Spanish word-recognition-ability lists.  Ear And Hearing. Vol. 10, no. 6. (December): e387.
  • 1989. Evaluation of four Spanish word-recognition-ability lists.  Ear Hear. Vol. 10, no. 6. (December 1).
  • Weisleder P; Jones TA; Rubel EW. 1989. [Vestibular evoked potentials in "Gallus Domesticus"].  Archivos De Neurobiologiá. Vol. 52, no. 6. (November): e307.
  • 1989. [Vestibular evoked potentials in "Gallus Domesticus"].  Archivos de neurobiologia. Vol. 52, no. 6. (November 1).

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Director, Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Center for Pediatric Bioethics
  • Co-Chair, Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Integrated Ethics Committee
  • Associate Editor, Pediatric Neurology
  • Member, Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Member, Child Neurology Society
  • Member, Professors of Child Neurology
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology

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