Diablo Valley Child Neurology

Diablo Valley Child Neurology (DVCN) was originally established by Candida Brown, MD, in January 2011, and became affiliated with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health in 2013. DVCN is devoted to the highest quality of care for children with neurological concerns, delivered with great compassion and understanding of the issues that affect not only the patient, but his or her family as well.

DVCN’s role  is that of a consultant, working closely with the referring provider. Referrals may come from a variety of sources, including pediatricians, family practitioners, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, school personnel, psychologists, psychologists, and therapists from the community.

The philosophy of DVCN is to enhance the quality of life for all children, regardless of their underlying neurological diagnoses. In addition to extensive education with the family, the art of medicine becomes very important through providing emotional support and compassionate care to families who struggle through complicated neurological issues or grieve the loss of the expectation of a “typically developing” child. The journey can still be a joyful and beautiful one, but the path will become different. The DVCN staff have extensive experience in helping parents through the emotional as well as medical challenges.

Our Mission

To provide exceptional, compassionate, and comprehensive neurological clinical care to the patients and the pediatric medical community. DVCN is committed to providing outstanding care that will exceed the expectations of the child, family, and referring providers.

Our Vision

To ensure that each child lives a fulfilling, joyful, and high quality of life and reaches his or her potential despite neurological challenges that may arise.