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Neurosciences - We do it all for kids.

Meet our team

The experts in the Cook Children's Neurosciences program include neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and nurse practitioners, psychologists, electroencephalography (EEG) technologists, medical assistants and administrative staff. Because we have these experts on hand, we are able to provide some of the most comprehensive patient-centered care for the children in our community and surrounding regions.

Of course, because parents and caregivers are the most important members of each child's care team, we also look to you as experts on your child.

This team approach allows us to meet many of your child's specialized health care needs and deliver uncommon care to every child, every day.

Neurology

Epileptologists

Angel Hernandez, M.D. Hernandez, Angel M.D.
Medical Director, Neurology
Co-director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center

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Saleem Malik, M.D. Malik, Saleem M.D.
Medical Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
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M. Scott Perry, M.D. Perry, M. Scott M.D.
Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic
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Cynthia G. Keator, M.D. Cynthia G. Keator, M.D.
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Neurologists

Howard Kelfer, M.D. Kelfer, Howard M.D.
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Adrian Lacy, M.D. Lacy, Adrian M.D.
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Neuro-Oncology

Jeffrey C. Murray, M.D. Murray, Jeffrey C. M.D.
Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology
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Jeffery C. McGlothlin, M.D. McGlothlin, Jeffery C. M.D.
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Movement disorders

Warren Marks, M.D. Marks, Warren M.D.
Medical Director, Movement Disorder and Neurorehabilitation Program
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Fernando Acosta, M.D. Acosta, Fernando M.D.
Associate Medical Director, Movement Disorder
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Headaches

Brian Ryals, M.D. Ryals, Brian M.D.
Medical Director, Comprehensive Headache Program
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Neurology nurse practitioners

Baldwin, Marcie RN, CPNP
Benefield, Lindsey RN, CPNP-AC
Pimentel, Jerico RN, CPNP
Smith, Esther RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC
Zajac, Joy RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Brownlee, Joanna RN, CPNP

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons 

Neurosurgeons

David J. Donahue, M.D. Donahue, David J. M.D.
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Richard Roberts, M.D. Roberts, Richard M.D.
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John Honeycutt, M.D. Honeycutt, John M.D.
Medical Director, Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Neuro-Trauma
Co-director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center

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Neurosurgery physician assistants and nurse practitioners

Pediatric Neuropsychology at Cook Children's 

Lucy Rochetti, PAMandy Burkhalter, RN, CPNPCourtney Porter, PNPGrace Crotzer, PA
Rochetti, Lucy PA-C
Burkhalter, Mandy RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC
Porter, Courtney RN, CPNP-AC
Crotzer, Grace PA

 

Neuro-Oncology

Jeffrey C. Murray, M.D. Murray, Jeffrey C. M.D.
Medical Director of Neuro-Oncology
Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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. Donahue, David J. M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Board Certified in Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery
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John Honeycutt, M.D. Honeycutt, John M.D.
Medical Director, Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Neuro-Trauma
Co-director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center

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Jeffery C. McGlothlin, M.D. McGlothlin, Jeffery C. M.D.
Neurologist
Board Certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology

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Karen Nielson, M.D. Nielson, Karen M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Board Certified in Radiation Oncology

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Richard Roberts, M.D. Roberts, Richard M.D.
Neurologist
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Joel Steelman, M.D. Steelman, Joel M.D.
Endocrinology
Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology

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Beth Colaluca, Ph.D. Colaluca, Beth Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
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Neurology nurse practitioners

Braly, Emily RN, MSN, CPNP

Neuropsychology

Pediatric Neuropsychology at Cook Children's  

Marsha Gabriel, Ph.D.

Gabriel, Marsha Ph.D.
Senior Neuropsychologist

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Beth Colaluca, Ph.D.

Colaluca, Beth Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
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Carla Morton, Ph.D.

Morton, Carla Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist

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Peterson, Beth MS, LPA
Smith, Michael A. MA, LPA

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