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Pediatric NeuroNews Fall 2013


Date: October 22, 2013

Pediatric Stroke Program Director Ryan Felling
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Pediatric Stroke Program Director, Ryan Felling

Pediatric Stroke Program Director Ryan Felling specializes in evaluating and treating children with a wide range of cerebrovascular disorders, including the acute diagnosis and treatment of stroke, as well as long-term management of the neurological consequences of stroke in children. In the laboratory, he is investigating the cellular basis of repair and recovery following injury in the immature brain. After earning both his M.D. and his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Felling completed residency training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also completed residency training in pediatric neurology and a fellowship in vascular neurology at Johns Hopkins.

Pediatric neurosurgeon Eric Jackson focuses on a broad range of conditions including congenital malformations of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus (including endoscopic treatment), spinal dysraphism, brain and spine tumors, craniosynostosis and traumatic brain injuries. Among his research interests are the genetics and treatment of pediatric brain tumors. He earned his medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School and completed his neurosurgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jackson completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and practiced for three years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Sarah Kelley specializes in treating children with epilepsy, particularly those who continue to have seizures after trying multiple medications. As the director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, she evaluates and cares for children with difficult-to-control or difficult-to-diagnose epilepsy, and those who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery. She earned her medical degree at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency and child neurology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also completed her fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy at Johns Hopkins.

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