Neonatal Neurology Experts

Neonatal Neurology

Our innovative and collaborative neonatal neurology team is devoted to the research and treatment of neurological diseases that occur in the newborn period. Our team treats children with a wide variety of disorders, from seizures and acquired brain injury to prenatally diagnosed brain malformations.

We have a large, interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, researchers and clinical trainees from many specialties available to care for your child. From prenatal diagnoses to the earliest evaluation and care, our neonatal neurology team provides innovative treatments both through our Fetal and Pregnancy Health Services and in our dedicated NeuroNICU all with the goal of helping newborns achieve their best health. We also provide comprehensive outpatient follow-up services after the immediate newborn period, both for babies cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and those cared for at other hospitals.

Our mission is to discover the cause and cures for various neurological diseases, and to enhance the outcomes of children by providing excellent treatments through the trans-disciplinary care we provide.

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Neurodevelopment of preterm babies and newborns

Courtney Wusthoff, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Medicine Children's Health, looks at the brain's amazingly rapid development in babies' first months and years and some of the differences in how preterm babies' brains mature.

Research and Innovation

Our Stanford Medicine physician-scientists enjoy a unique collaborative environment at the Stanford University School of Medicine, sharing ideas across a variety of disciplines to rapidly advance treatments and successfully treat many children with complex cases that could not be resolved elsewhere. Our team has conducted research to better understand the causes of, and potential interventions for, brain injury in newborns. Ongoing neonatal neurology research seeks to identify ways to both improve care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to use neurodevelopmental follow-up to understand more fully how to help babies in the years after they leave the hospital.