Neurology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and muscles.
The experts at Seattle Children’s evaluate and care for babies, children and teens with many kinds of neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, headache, movement disorders and muscular dystrophy. Seattle Children’s has the only comprehensive epilepsy program in the Pacific Northwest especially for children and teens. Our clinic is the main teaching site for the University of Washington's nationally recognized residency training program for physicians who are receiving specialized training in pediatric neurology. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s neurology program ninth-best in the country.
Caring for children with complex neurological conditions requires the skills of specialists in many fields of medicine. Together with a neurologist, the child's healthcare team at Seattle Children’s may include surgeons, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, dietitians and social workers.
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Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowed Chair Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Dr. Sidney M. Gospe, Jr. is the Head of the Division of Neurology at Children's and holds the Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowed Chair in Child Neurology at the University of Washington. He has over 25 years of experience in the evaluation and care...
On staff since July 2013
Clinical nurse coordinator
When families receive a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease – which is complex, progressive and largely untreatable – my job is to listen and reassure, teach in increments and help them navigate the maze in which they find themselves. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch “my” families grow to understand their child’s disorder and gain confidence in their own caregiving abilities.
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