DIVISION OF CHILD NEUROLOGY

Faculty

Dr. Sid W. Atkinson Sid W. Atkinson, M.D.

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. Linda D. Leary Linda D. Leary, M.D.
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.

 

Amalia A Geller, M.D. Amalia A Geller, M.D.
Clinical associate professor of pediatrics and neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology
210-562-5858

Education:
B.S. - College of Pharmacy and Health Science at Mercer University, 1983
M.D. University of East Ramon Magsaysay, Memorial Medical Center, Quezon, Philippines, 1990

Training:
Fellowship, neurophysiology/epilepsy University of California - Irvine
Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, The Southwestern University School of Medicine in Dallas

Board Certification:
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2012

Publications:
Geller AA. Dicloroacetic Acid in mitochondrial Disorders. Molecular Genetics Metabolism 2002; 83(1-2):138-149

Interests:
Interests in Disaster Medicine. Member of Physicians for Civil Defense , a group that educates doctors to dealing with disaster on a global scale both in radiation, biological & chemical warfare.