The Division of Pediatric Neurology is committed to leading-edge research, exceptional clinical care, and training the next generation of leaders in pediatric neurology.


The division is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research. Areas of focus include epilepsy, autism, neurocutaneous diseases, stroke, sleep disorders, stem cells, muscular dystrophies, peripheral nerve, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

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As the only comprehensive pediatric neurology clinical and research practice in the region, Vanderbilt Medical School provides medical students and residents with opportunities to provide care for and learn from a broad spectrum of disorders encountered in pediatric neurology. The program is accredited by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for clinical training that leads to certification in Neurology with special competence in pediatric neurology.

Child Neurology Residency Program

Patient care

At the core of our dedication to research and education is the goal of better understanding and treating children with diseases or injuries to the brain or spinal cord. Faculty members are actively engaged in applying new knowledge to children’s health issues. In fulfilling their obligation to children and families, the faculty also interacts with school systems and public health organizations.

Our clinics and programs