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Division of Pediatric Neurology

Director's welcome

The Pediatric Neurology group at the Children's of Mississippi location offers all health-related services to patients with neurological complications. This location is at the only children's hospital in Mississippi. The Pediatric Neurology team consist of nine pediatric neurologists and two nurse practitioners, and a dietician representing all the clinical subspecialties in pediatric neurology.

The Pediatric Neurology division also offers 24/7 Video EEG Monitoring Unit. We are the only pediatric neurology team that offers this to patients within the state of Mississippi.

The Pediatric Neurology team operates within Batson Children's Hospital, a UMMC hospital with 238 inpatient beds. 30 PICU beds and 78 NICU beds. We have also expanded our team to Biloxi, Hattiesburg, and Tupelo with other locations in the near future.

We share the same vision as the UMMC Department of Pediatrics: our promise to Mississippi is to improve the health of children and adults with neurological complications by providing world-class care, educations tomorrow's medical leaders, and promoting discovery and innovation.

The care of our patients comes from faculty that have trained in premier programs from around the world. Our pediatric neurology team provides comprehensive care for all forms of neurological complications.

The Division of Pediatric Neurology is very active in the education of medical students, pediatric residents, child neurology residents, adult neurology residents, and clinic neurophysiology fellows. Our faculty gives lectures, grand rounds and are heavily involved in the daily clinical education at Batson Children's Hospital. Additionally, we have added a weekly child neurology lecture to the adult neurology residency program which is aimed at improving basic neurology care across the state as these residents graduate.

Collette Parker, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology