Shawn C. Aylward, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Shawn C. Aylward, MD

Shawn C. Aylward, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Physician Team

Neurology Residency

Physician Team

Contact Information

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


Shawn C. Aylward, MD, is an attending pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics and child neurology training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and is also board certified in epilepsy. His clinical interests include general neurology, epilepsy and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). Dr. Aylward is the director of the Intracranial Hypertension Clinic at Nationwide Children’s, the first pediatric program in the United States to address the comprehensive needs of children with this unique disorder.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Database: A Return to the Basics. The classical description of a patient with pseudotumor cerebri has been female, overweight, and of childbearing age. Clinical experience, however, has proven this stereotype wrong. The purpose of the study is to uncover risk factors for the overwhelming majority of pediatric patient who not fit in the "classical" mold.

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/14/2005


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010


  • Pediatrics


  • Neurology


  • Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/27/2010


  • Heyer G, Perkins S, Rose S, Aylward S, Lee J. 2014. Adolescent and parent recall of PedMIDAS Disability at 30 and 90 days: An internet-based headache diary study.  Cephalalgia. Vol. 34, no. 4. (April): 298-306.
  • Aylward Shawn C. 2014. Book Review: Brain Safari: Sick Children Sick Brains and Other Maladies.  J Child Neurol. Vol. Online, no. January: eOnline.
  • Aylward Shawn C. 2013. Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Need for Clarification.  Pediatric Neurology. Vol. 49, no. 5. (November): 303-4.
  • Aylward, S. 2012. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. In Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Edited by Pedro Weisleder. Toh Tuck Link: World Scientific Pub Co Inc.
  • Aylward, S, Gilbert, D. 2011. Case Report: Multigenerational Benign Neonatal Epilepsy Refractory to Levetiracetamq.  Journal of Pediatric Neurology.
  • Devgan L, Bhat S, Aylward S, Spence RJ. 2006. Modalities for the assessment of burn wound depth.  Journal of Burns and Wounds. Vol. 15, no. 5. (February): ee2.
  • Cicero TJ, Aylward SC, Meyer ER. 2003. Gender differences in the intravenous self-administration of mu opiate agonists.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. Vol. 74, no. 3. (February): 541-549.
  • Cicero,T,J; Aylward,S,C; Meyer,E,R. 2003. Gender differences in the intravenous self-administration of mu opiate agonists.  PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR. Vol. 74, no. 3. (February): 541-549.
  • Aylward Shawn C. Intracranial Hypertension: Is it primary, secondary, or idiopathic?.  Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Child Neurology Society

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