New Epilepsy Book Edited by Nationwide Children's Hospital Neurologist

October 12, 2010

A new book, “Current Topics in Pediatric Epilepsy” has been published by Research Signpost with Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, and John F. Kerrigan, MD, serving as co-editors.
Weisleder, director of the Child Neurology residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and associate professor of Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, said, “Our book is for people who want to learn more about childhood epilepsy and what can be done to improve the lives of those patients and their families. We are hopeful that this text contributes to the multifaceted process of caring for children with this condition.”
While the book’s intended audience is medical practitioners, the editors believe that the content is accessible and informative to researchers, allied health providers and parents.  Their goal was to create a resource for what is new and topical in the field of pediatric epilepsy, familiarizing the reader with recent developments.
Weisleder is a child neurologist and his primary clinical interests include seizures and epilepsy as well as tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. He is also a member of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Hospice and Palliative Care Service. His research interests include medical ethics and the interplay between medicine and the law.
The Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children's is a leading national provider of treatment and services for a wide range of neurological conditions. Weisleder is part of a team of 20 neurologists, all of whom have subspecialty training in areas such as epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, pseudotumor cerebri, headache, neurodevelopmental disabilities and more.

NOTE TO EDITOR:  Dr. Weisleder is a resident of Dublin, OH.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at