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Columbia Child Neurology Associates – New York NEW YORK
Pediatric neurologists at Columbia have a long history of caring for children with inborn errors of metabolism that involve the nervous system. Bernard Sachs, the founder of the child neurology division at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, described Tay–Sachs disease, and current faculty are in the forefront of knowledge concerning mitochondrial diseases, glucose transporter deficiency, lysosomal storage diseases, neuromuscular disorders, disorders of nervous system development and congenital disorders of glycosylation.
The Colleen Giblin Research Laboratories for Pediatric Neurology, a unique training and scientific resource, and the Giblin Foundation, were established in 1985 by the Giblin family in memory of Colleen, their daughter, who succumbed to a brain tumor, and constitute the main –but not the only– basic research enterprise of the Division of Child Neurology.
The Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of New York utilizes sophisticated diagnostic techniques, including video-encephalography (EEG) monitoring, biochemical and imaging modalities, to investigate children with seizure disorders. Some children benefit from surgery, which is guided by sophisticated brain mapping techniques. In all cases, therapy is tailored to the individual child, and options may include the full range of anti-epileptic medications, the ketogenic diet and vagus nerve stimulation. The Center is a major referral program for area neurologists for the treatment of intractable seizures.
An experienced multidisciplinary team, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuro-oncologists, manages children with brain and spinal cord tumors. Many children have the opportunity to participate in trials of new therapies.