Julia Henry, MD, Douglas Nordli Jr., MD, and Chalongchai Phitsanuwong, MD

Sections & Programs

Pediatric Neurology

Our Section Vision
A world free of pediatric neurological disability

Our Section Mission:
To restore the health of children with neurological diseases by leveraging the formidable academic resources of the BSD as we simultaneously train superb professionals and advocate for children in our community and beyond.

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Douglas Nordli, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Child Neurology

  • Epilepsy Surgery including:
    • Traditional epilepsy surgery
    • Laser ablation
    • VNS
  • Neurocutaneous Disorders:
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Neurocritical Care:
    • Pediatric Neurocritical Care
    • Neonatal Neurocritical Care
  • Acute care pediatrics
  • Angioplasty
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Diagnostic neuroradiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional neurordiology
  • Intracranial endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive spine survery
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Sterotactic neurosurgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery

About Our Section

Cover photo for the Neurology page

Section Values

Our faculty, residents and staff embrace the following core values in every interaction with our colleagues within the hospital, University, patients and their families and our community. 

  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Diversity
  • Curiosity
  • Professionalism
  • Mutual Respect

Special Services

Our comprehensive team of pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons work together to provide a tailored approach to meet the needs of every child.  We see more than 4,500 young patients a year and offer treatment options for a full spectrum of neurological diseases.

Conditions we treat:

  • 4H Leukodystophy
  • Aicardi-Goutieres
  • Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors 
  • Carotid Occlusive disease
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT)
  • Cerebral vascular malformations
  • Hypomyelination with atrophy of the basal ganglia and cerebellum (H-ABC)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Microcephaly
  • Movement disorders
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myastenia gravis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurovascular lesions

By providing the most up-to-date treatment options, we offer a variety of services for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including:

  • Acute care pediatrics
  • Angioplasty
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Diagnostic neuroradiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Intracranial endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Vascular neuosurgery