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Children’s Hospital Medical Centre (CHMC) Neurologists

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Welcome to Children’s Hospital Medical Centre (CHMC) Neurologists in Westmead

At the CHMC, we offer a comprehensive service covering all aspects of paediatric neurological conditions including: headache (migraine), seizures, weakness, developmental delay, coordination problems, intellectual disability, disorders of movement, syndromic conditions, abnormal head size (circumference) and neuroimaging (MRI, CT) abnormalities.
We have three highly skilled paediatric neurologists in our practise. To learn more about our team of doctors, please go to the ‘meet the team’ tab above.

What is a paediatric neurologist?

A paediatric neurologist looks after children and adolescents (<16 years) with problems arising from the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles.

What type of conditions do they diagnose, treat and manage?

A paediatric neurologist takes care of children with:

  • Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions, and epilepsy
  • Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumours
  • Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, stroke and nerve-muscle disorders
  • Headaches, including migraine headaches
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech and/or motor milestones, global developmental delay
  • Coordination issues
  • Intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation)
  • Syndromes that involve the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
  • Movement disorders including motor and vocal tic disorders (Tourette Syndrome), tremor, stiff muscles.
  • Abnormal head size (too large or too small)
  • Brain malformations or imaging abnormalities found on neuroimaging (MRI, CT)

Meet our doctors

You can find out more about our doctors here.


Make an appointment

To see one of our paediatric neurologists you will need a referral from either your general practitioner (GP) or another treating specialist (eg paediatrician, ophthalmologist, surgeon etc).


Articles and research

You can find out more information and access some of our research here.