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Pediatric Child Neurology Elective at LIJMC

The elective offers the student the opportunity to participate in the diagnostic work-up and ongoing care of patients with a broad variety of disorders of the nervous system. The student will be involved in both the in-patient and out-patient facilities. The out-patient clinics offer the student exposure to seizure disorders, headaches, neuromuscular disorders, mental retardation, learning disabilities and rehabilitation, as well as a wide variety of less common conditions. The in-patient experience provides the student with the opportunity to investigate the more seriously ill or complicated patients and to learn about neurodiagnostic procedures such as electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potentials, vestibular testing, CT scan and MRI. The student will learn to elicit a complete history, perform a detailed neurological examination and formulate a differential diagnosis and management plan for each patient. Daily teaching rounds are held and there are weekly conferences in Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology and EEG. The student is expected to attend and prepare for the conferences and to learn to perform basic diagnostic procedures such as lumbar puncture and skin biopsy. Reading material and reading recommendations are provided to the medical students to enhance their knowledge of neurological disorders.

More details about each pediatric clerkship offered can be found here.

Department Contact

Jeanette Camilleri
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Room 102
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (718) 470-3204
E-Mail: jcamiller@lij.edu 


Joseph Maytal, MD
Director of Division of Pediatric Neurology
Attending Neurologist
Clinical Prof. of Neurology & Pediatrics

Patricia Krief, MD
Attending Neurologist


Robin Smith, MD
Program Director
Attending Neurologist
Assistant Prof. of Neurology & Pediatrics

Rosemarrie Sy-Kho, MD
Attending Neurologist
Assistant Prof. of Neurology & Pediatrics

Lydia Eviatar, MD
Attending Neurologist
Prof. of Neurology & Pediatrics

Barbara Golden RN, MS
Neurology Nurse Practitioner

Zipora Fefer, MD
Attending Neurologist

Catherine Ascher RN MSN
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Li Kan, MD
Attending Neurologist
Assistant Prof. of Neurology & Pediatrics

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