After Astry was born, her parents noticed that she wasn't progressing as babies typically do. She wasn't able to lift her head and she showed a lot of muscle weakness. Her pediatrician recommended they take her to see a neurologist, and so Astry's parents brought her to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Sanjiv Bhatia, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.
Toba Niazi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.
Maria del Pilar Grennaro, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, talks about the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment of Dravet Syndrome during the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.
Cristina Visona, MS, RD, LD/N, CSP, Clinical Dietitian of the Brain Institute, talks about creative meal planning for children that are on the ketogenic diet at the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.
Parul Jayakar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Director of the Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.
John Ragheb, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Director of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Ragheb created a program to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti under the sponsorship of Project Medishare. An all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus, with approximately twenty surgeries being performed during each trip.
Internationally recognized French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet, MD, spoke to families and physicians at Nicklaus Children's Hospital about Dravet syndrome. This disorder, first described by Dr. Dravet, is a difficult-to-treat form of epilepsy. Patients also discuss treatment through Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Ion Channel Epilepsy Program, one of the nation's first comprehensive care programs for children with Dravet syndrome and other forms of ion channel epilepsy.
Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is home to the largest number of pediatric neuroscience subspecialists in the nation. Many of these experts have achieved international renown. The institute serves as a beacon to families confronting the uncertainty of a child with a brain disorder, offering the latest treatments and assessment techniques available at few other centers in the nation. In fact, many of the institute's most notable successes are in children who could not be helped elsewhere. Mathew was one of them.
Patrick was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. Eighteen months later, through a series of therapies at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino, Patrick is able to talk and interact with others.
Dr. Michael Duchowny is the receipient of the prestigious The Children's Trust David Lawrence Jr. for Children Award which honors individuals and programs that have reached the highest levels of excellence and achievement, their community partners and the families they have helped.
Dr. Toba Niazi specializes in the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors, and children with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spasticity, vascular malformations, craniocervical and spinal pathologies and movement disorders.
Congratulations to Dr. Ian Miller and Patricia Dean, ARNP, CNR, RN, who were honored last week at Camp Boggy Creek for their commitment to helping children with epilepsy.
Patients and families treated by the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute came together on "Rare Diseases Day" for the launch of a family advisory committee to support families of children with rare diseases.
Patients and families enjoyed lunch, and fun filled activities including a visit to Jungle Island.
Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia helps lead the way with sustainable care that improves and saves young patient lives.
The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, a six-story, state-of-the-art bed tower now houses the hositals three intensive care units, the neurology-neurosurgery unit and a cardiac intensive care unit, among other enhancements.
Eight subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today.
The Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center is the newest ambulatory location, offering consultations with pediatric subspecialists and diagnostic services.
Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
According to U.S.News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, seven subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are once again ranked among the best in the nation.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Clinicians Present Epilepsy Findings at Dravet Syndrome Medical Conference
Epilepsy specialists at Miami Children’s Hospital are the first in the Southeast--and the second in the nation-- to offer minimally invasive laser surgery for children with seizures that don’t respond to anticonvulsant medications.
The Miami Children’s Hospital Global Health Services program has formed an affiliation with the Moscow Center for Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery and Neurology in Moscow, Russia. Through the initiative, experts at Miami Children’s Hospital are collaborating with their Moscow counterparts to advance surgical care for Russian children with medically resistant epilepsy.
Neurologists from Moscow Pediatric Center of Craniofacial Surgery and Neurology, and Russian State Medical University are visiting Miami Children's Brain Institute.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Miami Children’s Hospital has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan to Make Presentation at Press Conference on April 9th
Miami Children’s Hospital is a key member of a nationwide group of medical centers that have been awarded a $17 million grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke – a division of the National Institutes of Health – for a clinical research study of childhood absence (petit mal) epilepsy.