Neurology Faculty Photo 2018

The Division of Pediatric Neurology serves to provide expertise in clinical care, education, research, and service for both the University and the Children’s of Alabama (COA) Health System.  The Division’s mission is manifold; to provide outstanding clinical care and management for children with neurologic disorders in the State of Alabama as well as the surrounding region, to offer a scope of services that guarantees a comprehensive ability to care for virtually any type of neuropathology, to educate our colleagues no matter the stage of training or area of health care, to develop new knowledge in the field that is worthy of dissemination, and to work with institutions and the community as advocates for children as well as for the ideal of exemplary health care.

Education

Faculty in our division serve as educators and mentors to a variety of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows. 


Faculty & Staff

Division Director

Leon Dure, M.D.

Faculty

Neurology Faculty

Clinical & Adminitrative Staff

  • Care Team

    We work in collaboration with our nurse practitioners and nurses who help us deliver high-quality care to our patients and their families.

    Dorothy Taylor, RN, BSN - Nursing Team Leader

    Shaneau Collins, RN, - Inpatient Case Manager/Educator

    Sara Ebersold, RN-Nurse Clinician

    Melissa Lolley, RN-Nurse Clinician

    Christina Mamaeva, RN-Nurse Clinician 

    Linda Stephen, RN-Nurse Clinician

    Alicia Wilson, RN-Nurse Clinician

    Pamela Miller, RN-Epilepsy Surgery Coordinator

  • Outpatient Clinic Nurse Practitioners

    Polly Borasino, MSN, CRNP

    Polly is a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric epilepsy at Children's of Alabama. She assists with First-time Seizure Clinic and Ketogenic Diet Clinic. She graduated with a BSN from Auburn University and a MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

    Samantha Weaver, MSN, CRNP

    Samantha is a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric epilepsy and headache disorders at Children's of Alabama. She assists with Children’s Rehabilitation Services Epilepsy Clinic as well as Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic. She received a MSN degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing. 

  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Nurse Practitioners

    Sula Gillespie, MSN, CRNP

    Sula Gillespie is one of the pediatric nurse practitioners in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Children's of Alabama. She received her Master of Science in Nursing -Clinical Nurse Specialist, then the Pediatric Practitioner degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is currently serving patients with epilepsy and families living with the challenges of diagnostic tests and treatment options. She is actively involved in the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama Chapter raising awareness and funds for resources.

    Jennifer Glenn, MSN, CRNP

    Jennifer Glenn is one of the pediatric nurse practitioners in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Children's of Alabama. She specializes in epilepsy, and is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She graduated with a BSN from University of Alabama at Birmingham and MSN from Emory University and has previous experience as an NP in outpatient pediatric neurology. Jennifer started working in the inpatient unit at Children's on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in 2015. 

    Mallory Murphy, MSN, CRNP

    Mallory Murphy specializes in epilepsy and is one of the pediatric nurse practitioners in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Children's of Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Science in Nursing.  She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and has been employed with Children’s of Alabama since 2017. 

  • CPODD Team Members

    Yolanda Harris, RN, MSN, CRNP, MSCN, DNP-CPODD Coordinator

    Sarah Middleton-CPODD Coordinator

  • Administrative Support

    Margie McNair
    Office Manager
    mmcnair@peds.uab.edu

    Charmaine Echols - Residency Program Coordinator & Secretary

    Daphanye Daniels- Telehealth Coordinator & Secretary

    Sheridan Dunn - Neurophysiology Coordinator & Secretary

    Kimberly Adams - Secretary

    Clifshaun McElroy - Secretary