DIVISION OF CHILD NEUROLOGY

Faculty

Dr. Sid W. Atkinson Sid W. Atkinson, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Division Chief
for Child Neurology, Developmental Pediatrics
and Genetics and Metabolic Disorders

210-562-5858

Education:
M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1977

Training:
Fellowship, Child Neurology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1983-86
Residency, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1977-80

Board Certification:
Medical Specialty of Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 1990
Pediatrics, 1984

Publications:
Glassman PA, Tanielian T, Harris K, Suarez A, Bradley M, Atkinson SW, Davies W, Williams T. Provider perceptions of pharmacy management: lessons from the military health system. Med Care 2004 Apr;42(4):361-366
Paul G. Shekelle MD, PhD, Michael W. Rich MD, Sally C. Morton PhD, Col. Sid W. Atkinson MD, Wenli Tu MS, Margaret Maglione MPP, Shannon Rhodes MFA, Michael Barrett MD, Gregg C. Fonarow MD, Barry Greenberg MD, Paul A. Heidenreich MD, MS, Tom Knabel MD, Marvin A. Konstam MD, Anthony Steimle MD and Lynne Warner Stevenson MD. Efficacy of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers in the management of left ventricular systolic dysfunction according to race, gender, and diabetic status: A meta-analysis of major clinical trials Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2003 May;41(9):1529-1538

Interests:
Epilepsy, movement disorders, neurocutaneous syndrome and neurologic consequences and chromosomal anomalies.

 

Dr. Jose L. Aceves Jose L. Aceves, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology
210-562-5858

Education:
M.D., Facultad de Medicina UNAM 1985

Training:
Fellowship, Child Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1994-1995 and 1998-2000
Residency, Pediatrics, Texas Tech University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1991-1994

Board Certification:
Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology 2001
Pediatrics 1994

Publications:
Congenital lingual hyperplasia, Horner's syndrome and agenesis of the internal carotid artery. Aceves JL, Kirmani B and Blazo M. Ped Neur 2014,51:176.

Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine with ATP 1A2 and Prothrombin Gene Mutation. Aceves et al. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine 2013: 895057.

Efficacy and Tolerability of Intravenous Levetiracetam in Children. Aceves J, Khan O, Mungall D, Fonkem E, Wright C, Wenner A and Kirmani B. Front Neurol. 2013, 4:120.

Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention (CHAMP) Study: A double -blinded, placebo-controlled, comparative effectiveness study of amitriptyline, topiramate , and placebo in the prevention of childhood and adolescent migraine. Hershey AD et al; CHAMP Study Group. Headache 2013 May; 53(5):799.

Interests:
Headache, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders and epilepsy.

 

Kelly Averill, MD Kelly Averill, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology
210-562-5858

Education:
M.D., University of Texas at Houston Medical Center, 2010

Training:
Chief Resident, Child Neurology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 2014-2015
Residency, Child Neurology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 2012-2015
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 2010-2012

Publications:
Averill K, Papasozomenos H, Heard T, Butler I. “A 16-year-old-girl with pituitary deficiency and bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria presenting with increased seizure frequency”. Child Neurology Society Website, Continuing Education, Case Vignette 2015e. May 2015.

Pearl PL, Koenig MK, Riviello J, Christie M, Averill K, Chung WK, Bain J, Chiriboga CA, Hodgeman R, Parviz M, Gibson KM. Novel Intervention in GABA-Transaminase Deficiency. Poster session accepted for presentation at 2015 Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting. October 7-10 2015. Washington, DC.

Interests:
Mitochondrial Disorders, Neurocutaneous Disorders, Neurological Disorders as a consequence of chromosomal abnormalities, Congenital Brain Malformations.

 

Dr. Linda D. Leary Linda D. Leary, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology
210-562-5858

Education:
B.S., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1990
M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1994

Training:
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Neurological Institute of New York, New York, NY 1999-2000
Residency, Pediatric Neurology, Neurological Institute of New York, New York, NY, 1996-99
Residency, Pediatrics, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1994-96

Board Certification:
Clinical Neurophysiology, 2003
Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, 2002
Pediatrics, 1999

Publications:
Benn EK, Hauser WA, Shih T, Leary L, Bagiella E, Dayan P, Green R, Andrews H, Thurman DJ, Hesdorffer DC, Leary LD. Estimating the incidence of first unprovoked seizure and newly diagnosed epilepsy in the low-income urban community of Northern Manhattan, New York City. Epilepsia 2008 Aug;49(8):1431-1439
Hesdorffer DC, Chan S, Tian H, Allen Hauser W, Dayan P, Leary LD, Hinton VJ. Are MRI-detected brain abnormalities associated with febrile seizure type? Epilepsia 2008 May;49(5):765-771

Interests:
Surgical treatment of epilepsy, childhood epilepsy syndromes, seizures in infancy, febrile seizures, effects of anti-epileptic drug therapy on cognition.