Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Child Neurology

"Pediatric neurologists are very patient, caring individuals, who spend most of their time with children who suffer from diseases of the nervous system. These problems can range from benign headaches, seizures, that disappear in late childhood, and attention-deficit-disorder to severe and progressively fatal diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, progressive seizure disorders such as infantile spasms and tuberous sclerosis, and various congenital brain malformations such as Dandy-Walker syndrome and pachygyria. Their careful examination skills help to find focal deficits, leading to quicker diagnosis and appropriate treatment."

— Freeman, B. (2013). The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty. 3rd Ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York, p. 386.

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Josh Goldstein, MD

Josh Goldstein, MD
Child Neurology Career Advising Coordinator
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Joanna Blackburn, MD

Joanna Blackburn, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics-Neurology
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Department of Pediatrics-Neurology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611