Child Neurology Fellowship
Ann Henderson-Tilton, MD, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Chief, Section of Child Neurology
Maria B. Weimer, MD
Director, Child Neurology Fellowship Program
The pediatric neurology faculty at Louisiana State University consists of seven faculty members: Ann Henderson-Tilton, MD, Section Chief, Child Neurology; Stephen Deputy, MD, Director, Clinical Neurology Clerkship; Jessica Gautreaux, MD, Tracey Knaus, PhD, Shannon McGuire, 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. Children's Hospital contains 188 beds, including 20 pediatric intensive care unit beds and 20 neonatal intensive care unit beds. The pediatric neurology group admits approximately 300 patients per year and sees another 600 patients in consultation at Children's Hospital. 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.
In addition to the inpatient services, the pediatric neurology group also sees approximately 4000 children as outpatients per year at Children's Hospital. 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.
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. The LSUHSC Child Neurology Fellowship Program accepts one fellow per year.