Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic
The Cook Children's Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic is a recognized center in Texas by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This center is one of three clinics specifically offering complete care for children with multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disease in Texas.
Our clinic provides all approved options for treatment in multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases, including oral, injectable and infusible medications. For children who receive their medication through infusion, we arrange for them to receive their medications through the Cook Children's infusion center. Our expanded clinic provides medical and nonmedical treatments for the secondary symptoms of these diseases, including fatigue, spasticity, muscle weakness, school-related difficulties, mood issues or any side effects of medications. In addition, our clinic provides social support for patients and families, facilitates communication with community resources and coordinates referrals for any other specialists needed for care.
Why choose Cook Children's Neurosciences team?
At Cook Children's Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic collaboration is more than a word. We know that it takes real teamwork to provide the best care for your child and your family. We bring together a specialized group of experts working together to deliver the most complete care plan possible, including:
- Pediatric neurologist
- Clinical neuropsychology
- Clinical nursing
- Nurse educator
- Child Life specialist
- Neurosciences department social worker
- Local and national resources of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
We also work closely with Cook Children's hematology and oncology infusion center for administration of medications if needed; the Dodson Radiology Center for imaging and neuroradiologist, Hayden Head, M.D., who reviews all relevant imaging studies.
Our goal is to provide access to the specialists and support your child and your family need to manage their disease and ease their symptoms, all working together to create the best possible outcome for your child and for your family.
Meet our team
The medical team at Cook Children's Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing research of MS and other DD conditions. Because of that, we are able to provide advanced care found only in a few pediatric settings across the state, nation and globe. Our team approach includes the patient, parents and caregivers because it allows us to meet your child's specific needs and, from childhood to adulthood, deliver the highest quality of care every day.
- Kathryn "Kat" Davitt, MOT,CCLS, OTR -
Neurology Clinic Certified Child Life Specialist
- Stephanie Burns, RN -
Neurology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Megan Collins, RN - Neurology Clinical Nurse
- Leigh Anne Campbell, BSN, RN, CPN -
Neurology Education Coordinator
- Matthew Reed, LMSW - Neurology Clinic Social Worker
- Juli Ramirez -
Neurology Research Coordinator
Resources and education