Pediatric Neurology at Children's of Alabama
Children's of Alabama is the 15th largest pediatric medical center in the United States. The Emergency Department is the 3rd busiest pediatric ER in the country. With over 13,000 inpatients and over 640,000 outpatient visits annually, you will get plenty of exposure! There are nine pediatric neurology attendings. All are well respected in their subspecialty.
You will experience a comprehensive mix of pediatric neurology pathology. For example:
- Dr. Kankirawatana is very comfortable handling epilepsy and reading EEG's.
- Dr. Dure sees plenty of Huntington's, Tourette's/ADHD, and other movement disorders.
- Dr. Reddy is a pediatric neuro-oncologist - she has a lot of support from the excellent neurosurgeons at Children's.
- Dr. Percy, who sits on the certification board of neurology and psychiatry, specializes in neurodegenerative and developmental disorders such as Rett syndrome.
The neurology service at Children's of Alabama provides a very well rounded experience. You will assist in the care of the inpatients as well as the consults. You will also attend general neurology and neurology sub-specialty clinics with all of the attendings.
On the pediatric neurology rotation, you will take home call for pediatric neurology at Children's of Alabama. There are several in-house pediatric residents on-call every night who cross-cover the neurology inpatients/consults and see new consults and admit new patients. Your role will be to provide backup and assistance (almost exclusively over-the-phone) to the in-house residents. Of course, the attendings are always available as your back up when necessary.