Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program


Cook Children’s Neurosciences Center has long provided comprehensive rehabilitation services to children through our state-of-the-art Neurorehabilitation Unit, Motion Lab, and multispecialty clinics for cerebral palsy, spasticity, movement disorders, stroke, and neuromuscular disease. Starting August 2019, Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center will expand our neurorehabilitation services with the addition of Pediatric Physiatrist Kristen … Continue reading Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program

Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success


Texas is fortunate to have multiple nationally-recognized Pediatric Neuroscience programs providing care for children. An essential component to the success of these programs has been a willingness to share expertise, collaborate on new research, and work together to improve the care of children in our state. With these goals in mind, Medical Director of Neurology … Continue reading Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success

Setting the Foundation for Neurosciences Research


Research. On the surface a conceptually simple task: you ask a question, design a study to test your hypothesis and arrive at a conclusion. All great medical programs focus on research as one of the three pillars of program excellence, along with superior clinical care and education of the next generation of providers. Without research, … Continue reading Setting the Foundation for Neurosciences Research

Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members


The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is growing to meet the needs of our region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dallas (#3) and Fort Worth (#4) are among a total of five Texas cities listed in the 15 fastest growing large cities and both are listed within the top 15 most populous cities … Continue reading Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

Collaborating for Care: Cook Children’s joins Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinical Care Network


Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare and sporadic neurocutaneous disorder that classically includes facial port-wine stain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve and abnormal blood vessels in the brain (leptomeningeal angiomatosis). Occurring in 1 per 20,000-50,000 people, patients with this condition often have multisystem involvement, including epilepsy, stroke-like episodes, weakness, visual problems (glaucoma, vision … Continue reading Collaborating for Care: Cook Children’s joins Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinical Care Network

Celebrating Excellence in Clinical Care


We are fortunate at the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center to have a stellar team of providers dedicated to providing the best care possible to Cook Children’s patients. Several of our team members have received local and national recognition for their work and we commend them. Fort Worth, Texas magazine Top Doctor David Donahue, … Continue reading Celebrating Excellence in Clinical Care

Epilepsy and Media


Recently, Netflix released their newest movie “The After Party,” a film that chronicles the story of an aspiring young rapper suffering with epilepsy. Struggling to make it in the music industry, he gains notoriety when he has a seizure on stage and the video of the event goes viral. The portrayal of the seizure itself … Continue reading Epilepsy and Media

Nationally Recognized Neurosciences Center


Once again the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in their Annual Best Pediatric Hospitals report. Ranked #29 this year (up from #40 in 2017), the Justin Neurosciences Center is recognized for excellence through a patient-centered approach providing exceptional outcomes, quality care, advanced technology, and … Continue reading Nationally Recognized Neurosciences Center