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New neurology doctors Neurology Expanding Services in Texas (7/16/2020) - Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to expand our faculty and services in an effort to provide the highest quality, convenient care to children in our region. We recognize the difficulties many families face when traveling long distances to reach providers at our main campus in Fort Worth. For many years we have provided neurology services at locations across Texas, including … Continue reading Neurology Expanding Services in Texas
U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals Neurology and Neurosurgery Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade (7/1/2020) - Each June, U.S. News and World Report unveils its list of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric specialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s is proud to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs. Ranked #30 for 2020-2021, our center continues … Continue reading Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade
complex patient with staff member Cook Children’s launches new program for spinal cord disorders (6/30/2020) - The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's has a long history of utilizing interdisciplinary care to provide exceptional services for our medically complex patients, and now we're excited to announce our newest collaboration to help patients with spinal cord disorders. Spearheaded by our Urology team, this clinic combines the services of multiple disciplines to help us provide complete care to these … Continue reading Cook Children’s launches new program for spinal cord disorders
Pediatric neuroscience conference Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020 (1/28/2020) - The second annual Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference will be held March 6-8 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Following up on the successful inaugural conference hosted by Cook Children’s in 2019, this year’s conference will once again bring together pediatric neurology colleagues from across Texas to share their expertise, collaborate on new research, and work together to improve the care of children in … Continue reading Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020
Dravet family conference banner Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference (1/28/2020) - Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is pleased to welcome those committed to improving the lives of those with Dravet syndrome – including families, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and industry professionals – to Fort Worth on June 18-20, 2020 for the fifth biennial Family and Professional Conference. This three-day event features a professional education track designed to enhance knowledge, skills and performance of … Continue reading Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference
Girl undergoin HD-EEG test New Frontiers for Neurosciences Research (1/28/2020) - Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s recently finalized a research relationship with the Department of Bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. Funded by the Dodson Neuro Research Endowment, the Cook Children’s Neurosciences Research Center will add postdoctoral research fellows, Ph.D. students and interns to a growing team dedicated to neuroscience research. Through this collaboration, Cook Children’s will welcome investigators … Continue reading New Frontiers for Neurosciences Research
Focus On Research: Cook Children’s Neurosciences Announces Director of New Research Center (10/3/2019) - The Cook Children’s Dodson Neuro Research Endowment was founded in 2018 to support research aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, along with other common neurological conditions. The Endowment funds a team of dedicated research staff to work closely with neurosciences faculty on study design, data analysis and publication of results. This team’s research will help build the foundation to ensure Cook … Continue reading Focus On Research: Cook Children’s Neurosciences Announces Director of New Research Center
Child learning to take steps Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program (6/18/2019) - 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 Taylor , D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), further bolstering … Continue reading Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program
Neuroscience conference banner Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success (3/28/2019) - 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 at Cook Children's, M. Scott Perry, M.D. chaired a … Continue reading Inaugural Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Conference a Success
Setting the Foundation for Neurosciences Research (11/4/2018) - 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, programs fail to evolve, their care fails to progress … Continue reading Setting the Foundation for Neurosciences Research
Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members (11/3/2018) - 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 in the country. Medical Director M. Scott Perry , … Continue reading Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
Sturge-Weber Foundation Clinical Care Network logo Collaborating for Care: Cook Children’s joins Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinical Care Network (11/1/2018) - 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 loss), dental and endocrine abnormalities. The diagnosis and management … Continue reading Collaborating for Care: Cook Children’s joins Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinical Care Network
Celebrating Cook Children's Celebrating Excellence in Clinical Care (11/1/2018) - 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, M.D. 360 West magazine Top Doctor 2017 Cynthia Keator, … Continue reading Celebrating Excellence in Clinical Care
Girl with epilepsy Epilepsy and Media (10/24/2018) - 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 is inaccurate, but more troubling is the way the … Continue reading Epilepsy and Media
Nationally Recognized Neurosciences Center (10/8/2018) - 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 research.  M. Scott Perry M.D., Medical Director of Neurology and … Continue reading Nationally Recognized Neurosciences Center