Child Neurology Fellowship
The pediatric neurology faculty at Louisiana State University consists of nine faculty members: Ann Henderson-Tilton, MD, Section Chief, Child Neurology; Stephen Deputy, MD, Jessica Gautreaux, MD, Daniella Miller, MD, Rashmi Rao, MD, Jeremy Toler, MD, Maria B. Weimer, MD, Child Neurology Fellowship Director, and Joaquin Wong, MD. The program constitutes the Section of Child Neurology in the Department of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. Children are seen in consultation or under the pediatric neurology service at Children's Hospital of New Orleans.
Stats about Children's Hospital and Pediatric Neurology Department:
- Contains 224 beds including 36 neonatal intensive care unit beds, 24 pediatric intensive care unit beds, and 20 cardiac intensive care unit beds.
- The pediatric neurology group admit approximately 300 patients per year.
- The pediatric group also see approximately 4000 children as outpatients per year.
-Each faculty member has their own regular child neurology clinics in addition to several specialty clinics including: The Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, the Neuromuscular Clinic, Multiple Sclerosis/Demyelinating Diseases Clinic, the Children''s Hospital Epilepsy Center weekly clinic, the Spasticity Clinic, the Early Childhood Developmental Clinic, the Botox Clinic, the pediatric neurology fellow's Continuity Clinic, and the Children's Special Health Services Clinics in Thibodaux and Lafayette, Louisiana.
-Children's Hospital contains a Neurodiagnostics Department where approximately 1100 EEG's and 600 evoked potentials are performed each year in addition to state-of-the-art video EEG monitoring facilities.
-Section Chief, Dr. Ann Tilton directs the Children's Hospital Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Center which is staffed by physical, occupational, speech, music and recreation therapists.
-The Radiology Department provides magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic angiographic services.
- Additional statistics for Children's Hospital can be found here:http://www.chnola.org/upload/docs/CHNOLA/Health-Guide-CHNOLA.pdf
Teaching medical students, pediatric residents and fellows, neurology residents, and pediatric neurology fellows is an important priority for the group. Weekly conferences include a daily "Morning Report," weekly "Child Neurology Grand Rounds," weekly "Adult Neurology Grand Rounds", weekly "Neuropathology Conference," monthly "Neuroradiology Conference," and a monthly "Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference." Bedside teaching is also a priority on inpatient rounds and during all of the above clinics. We are committed to educating tomorrow's pediatric neurologists through a diverse patient population in southeast Louisiana, combined with a knowledge and caring faculty and excellent patient care facilities.
Here is a link to our child neurology faculty members: https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/neurology/faculty.aspx
Prospective Applicant Information:
Applications are only accepted through the ERAS application system.
Our program accepts one fellow per year.
Three letters of recommendation are required.