The Child Neurology Clinic provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to children with any type of neurological disorder. We are located at Strong Memorial Hospital and focus on neurological disorders in children, such as:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Batten Disease (URMC Batten Disease Center of Excellence)
- Brain tumors
- Developmental delay
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- Pediatric Epilepsy Program
- Movement disorders in children
- Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology (UR Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center)
- Tourette syndrome
Child Neurology Unit
The Child Neurology Unit provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to children with any type of neurological disorder. A team of five neurologists, one neuropsychologist, four nurse practitioners, an RN and a social worker provides interdisciplinary care. The group has a diverse background of training and specialties and boasts one of the finest practices in the region.
Patients are seen on the recommendation of their pediatrician.
Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Directions to Strong Memorial Hospital
The Child Neurology Unit is located on the 6th floor of the Ambulatory Care Facility (ACF).
919 Westfall Road
Suite 220, Building C
Rochester, NY 14618
Directions to the Westfall Road Clinic
Research in the Pediatric Neurology Unit includes neurovirology, neurotoxicology, neurophysiology of motor control and movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, clinical trials and genetics. Our goals are to understand molecular, cellular, and neural systems mechanisms underlying neurological and developmental disorders of children and adults.
Goals are to understand molecular, cellular, and neural systems mechanisms underlying neurological and developmental disorders of children and adults. Further goals are to understand the clinical characteristics, response to treatment, and public health aspects of complex neurological disorders of children and adults.
The roles of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF)
A mediator of inflammation, on synaptic plasticity during Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Development of novel biotechnology to study synaptic plasticity. Neural-immune signaling during synaptic inflammation. Molecular pathogenesis of astrocyte-neuronal signaling and identification of molecular targets for neuroprotection in HIV infection for a unique NIH-funded
bench-to-bedside program project. (Gelbard)
Neurophysiology of the basal ganglia in motor control
Quantitative analysis of kinematics and muscle patterns in movement disorders such as dystonia, chorea, and cerebral palsy. Clinical research in Tourette Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Batten Disease. (Mink)
The Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS)
Examining the relationship between maternal nutrition, methyl mercury (MeHg) exposure from fish consumption and the motor, cognitive and general neurodevelopment of the child. The current RO1 is to evaluate the 700 main cohort subjects twice at 15 and 17 years of age. The test battery will examine cognitive, motor and executive functions. The second evaluation at age 19 years is evaluating cardiac autonomic function, auditory function, and motor skills. We are also examining the inter relationship of exposure to inorganic Hg (dental amalgams) and MeHg in a separate cohort of 250 children and doing a survey of autism phenotypes in a cohort of 4,000 subjects for whom we have prenatal MeHg exposure (Myers)
Development of multicenter clinical trials in pediatric neurology with a particular emphasis on:
- The treatment of neonatal seizures—a study in collaboration with the neonatalogy division
- Treatment trials in Batten disease
Investigator in the Autism Research trials here at URMC, with an interest in understanding the efficacy of current treatments in autism and the genetic mechanisms of autism. (Kwon)
Investigate neurobehavioral and neurocognitive phenotypes of pediatric neurologic diseases, and neuropsychological interventions, with emphases on:
- Educational intervention for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury
- Batten Disease, including natural history studies of neurocognitive and behavioral phenotype, and studies of quality of life
- Collaborate or support studies of neurocognitive function in other diseases including pediatric HIV / AIDS, hypertension & kidney disease, pediatric cancer late effects. (Adams)
Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
To Schedule an Appointment...
To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our
neurologists, please call 585-275-2808.