Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS)

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurology staff is available to answer your questions, provide you with more information or schedule an appointment for your child if needed.

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Neurology Locations

Epileptology Locations

Neurology


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The pediatric neurology program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides care for infants, children and teens with a full range of neurologic problems. We work closely with the board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins All Children’s to provide multi-disciplinary care for children who have undergone or may require neurosurgery.

Our pediatric neurologists provide extensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with seizure disorders. These include inpatient telemetry, vagal nerve stimulation, ketogenic diet, and ongoing management of anti-seizure medication.

What We Treat

The pediatric neurology program also draws upon the valuable expertise of Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatric radiology and diagnostic imaging services, including MRI and neuroradiology.

As members of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, the pediatric neurologists work closely with the pediatric neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins All Children’s and draw upon the expertise of specialists in neuroimaging, neuro-oncology and neuropathology as needed.

Appointments for Neurology Patients

  • Before we schedule your child’s appointment, we will ask you to help us obtain your previous evaluations. We need not only the written records, but the actual MRIs of the brain and the EEG studies (usually on disks).
  • Our evaluation includes an initial appointment where the neurologists will examine the child and go over your child's history. They will then personally review the MRI of the brain and EEGs provided and decide if further evaluation is necessary.
  • Generally further evaluations can be performed at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
  • Depended on the reason for your child’s visit, if your child has not had an EEG prior, we may coordinate your first appointment to have an EEG performed before your visit with the neurologist.

Pediatric Epileptology

Pediatric epileptologists limit their practice to caring for children with epilepsy, particularly patients whose seizures are not well controlled by standard epilepsy medications. Our program specializes in the comprehensive evaluation of patients who have difficult-to-treat epilepsy. In most children medication can effectively control seizures, but there are some children and teens with epilepsy who have unacceptable side effects from medication or whose seizures are resistant to medication (intractable seizures).

Our Pediatric Epilepsy program has a full spectrum of epilepsy services, including:

  • An inpatient Seizure Monitoring Unit with video EEG
  • Evaluation and management of antiepileptic medications
  • MRI & functional MRI
  • PET & SPECT scans, WADA testing
  • Ketogenic diet and nutritional counseling
  • Genetic and metabolic testing 
  • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Epilepsy surgery performed by our experienced pediatric neurosurgeons

Appointments for Pediatric Epilepsy Patients

  • Before we schedule your child’s appointment, we will ask you to help us obtain your previous evaluations. We need not only the written records, but the actual MRIs of the brain and the EEG studies (usually on disks).
  • Our evaluation includes an initial appointment where Dr. Winesett will examine the child and go over your child's history. He will then personally review the MRI of the brain and EEGs provided and decide if further evaluation is necessary. Further evaluation may include studies such as video EEG monitoring in our neuromonitoring unit, repeating the MRI of the brain utilizing specialized epilepsy protocols, PET or SPECT scans, genetic and metabolic testing.
  • Generally, further testing can be performed at All Children's Hospital.
  • If the evaluation shows that one of these advanced epilepsy therapies would be helpful, these can also be performed at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.