Dr. Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy and spasticity. Her research focuses on clarifying how early insults to the developing brain lead to deficits, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and how to mitigate these deficits with neurorestorative agents.
Dr. Robinson sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center’s Neurosciences Clinic, the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
As a prolific researcher and award-winning teacher, she has written dozens of peer-reviewed professional journal articles and more than 15 book chapters, and she has mentored numerous pediatric neurosurgery trainees.
Dr. Robinson has been elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of Pediatric Surgeons (ASPN), the most distinguished pediatric neurosurgical society in the nation. She is the first woman to hold this position in the 42 year history of the society and she is in the line-up to become its president. In addition, she was elected to the Executive Council of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. She is the first woman to hold this position in the 82 year history of the organization and she is in the line-up to become its president. She currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery and just stepped down as chief of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.