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.


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Neurology Locations

Epileptology Locations


S. Parrish Winesett, M.D.

Dr. Winesett's practice is limited to the evaluation of intractable epilepsy for advanced procedures such as epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulators, ketogenic diet, complex medication management and clinical trials. After a residency in pediatric/internal medicine at the University of South Florida, he completed his pediatric neurology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. In addition, he completed a pediatric epilepsy fellowship at the Cleveland Clinical and USF.

Dr. Winesett is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at USF. Dr. Winesett has written multiple academic chapters on pediatric and adult epilepsy.

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Jennifer Avallone, D.O.

Dr. Avallone is a pediatric neurologist with a specialty in epilepsy in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She joined the hospital in 2017 after four years at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

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Peter Huszar, M.D.

Dr. Huszar specializes in pediatric neurologist in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. His clinical and research interests include neonatal and childhood cerebrovascular disorders and childhood primary headaches. He joined the hospital staff in 2014 after previously working for the Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

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Himali Jayakody, M.D.

Himali Jayakody, M.D., joined the Neurology Department of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, where she completed her residency in neurology as well as a residency in pediatrics.

She did her internship in the professorial unit of Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka and in general surgery in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Dr. Jayakody also served as Medical Officer in the Special Baby Care Unit at Base Hospital Panadura and Department of Rheumatology of Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a neurology resident, Dr. Jayakody was involved in clinical teaching for general pediatrics and medical students.

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Eric R. Vernier, MD

Eric R. Vernier, M.D.

Dr. Vernier is a graduate of the Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador. Following a transitional residency at the Medical College of Georgia, he completed a residency in pediatrics at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center. Dr. Vernier completed a fellowship in child neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and an additional fellowship at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Vernier is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.

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Advanced Practitioner Providers

Kelly Cuffel, ARNP

Eric R. Vernier, MD

Jerry Hall, A.R.N.P

Jerry Hall is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He earned his doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree from Walden University and a master of nursing science degree from Arizona State University College of Nursing. His clinical interests include pediatric asthma, obesity and neurological disorders. Additionally, he is a military veteran.

Debora Hill-Ray, ARNP

Erin Petti, ARNP