Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric neurology refers to a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in neonates (newborns), infants, children, and adolescents. The discipline of child neurology encompasses diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system (PNS), autonomic nervous system (ANS), muscles, and blood vessels that affect individuals in these age groups.

The conditions dealt with by pediatric neurologists vary considerably. There are relatively simple disorders such as migraines and cerebral palsy, as well as complex and rare conditions such as metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. In all pediatric patients, but especially in those with neurologic disorders, a traditional history and physical exam are difficult to ascertain, so special maneuvers and techniques are required to narrow the differential.

Course Details

  • Videos 19
  • Duration 1:55 h
  • Quiz questions 103
  • Concept Pages 30


Your Educators of course Pediatric Neurology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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easy to understand .the lectures are short and this is very elpful because long lectures are tiring ,especially if you are tired after difficult work day.

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