Child Neurology Continuity Clinic
The Child Neurology continuity clinics were established to provide the best possible patient care and resident education in a hospital-based child neurology continuity clinic. The clinics were set up in such a way as to simulate as much as possible a private-practice setting. Continuity of patient care and resident education are a high priority in the design. Hence, residents are assigned to a specific weekly clinic, each headed by attending child neurologists, for their entire three years of residency. Also, the residents are encouraged to start their weekly child neurology continuity clinic in their second year of Pediatrics. The patients are maintained as much as possible in the same clinic, even though residents change every three years. In this way, the attendings become familiar with the more complex patients and smooth the transition of resident turnover.
We view the outpatient clinic experience as the most important outpatient activity for the child neurology residents. This clinic provides experience in longitudinally caring for a cohort of patients. In addition, a unique mentoring relationship develops between the resident and the clinic attending over the three years.
New Golisano Children’s Hospital
The new Golisano Children’s Hospital, will provide our region’s children and their families the best possible environment for healing, designed to support their unique needs. The most exciting features of the new building are the many spaces planned for gathering, playing, resting and finding respite. When the new $145-million building opens in 2015, it will be attached to the medical center and Strong Memorial Hospital and will have eight floors and approximately 245,000 square feet of space.
"New Golisan Children's Hospital"
Child Neurology Subspecialty Clinics:
Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic
Comprehensive evaluation and treatment is provided to pediatric patients with difficult seizure disorders. Selected patients with intractable epilepsy are assessed for ketogenic diet, surgical treatment, or nerve stimulators.
Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Children with multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders as well as autoimmune encephalitis receive specialized clinical care through a multi-disciplinary clinic.
Neuromuscular Disease Clinic
Adults and children with a wide range of muscle, anterior horn cell, nerve, and neuromuscular junction disorders are seen in this busy clinic sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Many patients in this clinic also participate in clinical research studies designed to evaluate and better treat a range of neuromuscular disorders.
Movement Disorders Clinic
Children with Tourette's syndrome, Huntington's disease, myoclonus, tremors, Batten syndrome, and a host of other neurological movement disorders are seen. Many patients participate in clinical research protocols designed to evaluate experimental medications.
This clinic specializes in the evaluation and care of adult and pediatric patients with hereditary ataxias.
Pediatric patients with primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, and neurological complications of cancer and cancer treatments are seen.