E. Steve Roach, MD

E Steve Roach

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E. Steve Roach, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's. He is also Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Roach, recognized among the Best Doctors in America, wrote the first textbook on cerebrovascular disorders in children, which is now in its third edition. He has written five other books along with more than 250 articles and book chapters on stroke and genetic disorders. Dr. Roach was awarded the 2002 Manuel Gomez Award by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for his work to improve our understanding of tuberous sclerosis. He is Past President of the Child Neurology Society, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Roach is also the recipient of the 2015 Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Former President, Child Neurology Society
  • Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Neurology
  • Associate Editor, Archives of Neurology
  • Certification Council, United Council of Neurological Specialties
  • Chair, Writing Group: Evidence Based Guidelines for Childhood Stroke, American Heart and Stroke Association
  • Child Neurology Topic Work Group, Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Child Neurology
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Editorial Board, Pediatric Neurology
  • Executive Committee, American Academy of Neurology Committee on Sections
  • Editorial Board, Pediatrics in Review

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 06/30/2006

Board Certifications
  • Child Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
Residency North Carolina Baptist Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1982
Medical School University of Tennessee Date Completed: 12/31/1975
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Child Neurology Society

Dr. Roach is the Past President of the Child Neurology Society (CNS), a non-profit professional association of pediatric neurologists.

CNS honored Dr. Roach with the 2015 Hower Award. This honor is bestowed on an individual who is highly regarded as an outstanding teacher and scholar and has given a high level of service to CNS.