Education

Children's Neuroscience Symposium Faculty

 

The Children's Neuroscience Symposium features our own nationally-prominent faculty and keynote speaker, presenting topics that highlight the recent advances in pediatric neuroscience.

Keynote Speaker 

Richard E. Frye, MD

Professor of Child Health, University of Arizona School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Course Directors

P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP

Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery / Children’s Neurosciences
Clinical Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery
Academic Division Chief Neurosurgery, Department of Child Health University of Arizona College of  Medicine – Phoenix

Angus A. Wilfong, MD, FRCPC

Associate Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
Clinical Professor, Department of Child Health and Neurology
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Faculty Speakers

Brian L. Appavu, MD
Child Neurologist/ Epileptologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

David Bettis, MD
Child Neurologist

Saunder Bernes, MD
Pediatric Neurology

Varina L. Boerwinkle, MD
Child Neurologist
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

John G. Curran, MD

Neuroradiology
Pediatric Radiology
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Theresa A. Grebe, MD, FACMG, FAAP
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

John F. Kerrigan, MD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
Clinical Associate Professor of Child Health and Neurology
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Kathleen (Katie) E. Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC

Pediatric Neurosurgery 

Michael C. Kruer, MD

Child Neurologist
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Michael S. Lavoie, PhD

Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Neuropsychology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD

Director, Neurotrauma Research Program
Senior Scientist, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix
Health Scientist, Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Robert D. Little, MD

Child Neurologist
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Reena G. Rastogi, MD

Child Neurologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Randall K. Ricardi, DO

Interim Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Mark S. Ruggiero, MD

Developmental Pediatrics

Matthew M. Troester, DO

Co-Director, Comprehensive Sleep Program, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology

 

Korwyn L. Williams, MD, PhD

Child Neurologist/ Epileptologist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

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