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Welcome to Child Neurology

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Child Neurology is nationally recognized for providing outstanding consultation, clinical care, and surgery for children and adolescents with neurological disorders. USNWR ranked Child Neurology as one of the top 20 programs in the nation.

Services offered include comprehensive evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders, parent and patient education, comprehensive neurological consultation services, and inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Child Neurology currently has over 40 pediatric faculty members - including physicians, neuropsychologists, researchers, nurse practitioners & physician assistants. These faculty members are active in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and translational and clinical research in the neurosciences that will lead to improved treatment options for patients with neurological disorders.

As the largest medical center in the western region providing such broad expertise, Child Neurology at Children's Hospital Colorado is the referral center for children and adolescents with neurological disorders for much of the western U.S.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

Child Neurology at Children's Colorado treats more than 13,000 patients per year  MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including a 3-year, ACGME-accredited Residency Program  MORE »

Clinical and translational neuroscience investigations focus on improving understanding and treatment  MORE »


  • Dr. Kevin Champman and the entire Epilepsy/EMU/EEG team received reaccreditation as a Level 4 NAEC Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Scott Turner, MSN, FNP defended his final DNP Capstone Project in April 2016 on the Neurology Headache QIP and received an Exceptional Pass. He was chosen by his DNP peers to deliver a brief address at graduation on their behalf.
  • Dr. Timothy Bernard received a 2016 Golden Stethoscope Award for Best Patient/Physician Communication Skills from the CU SOM Foundations of Doctoring and the Office of Community-based Medical Education.
  • Dr. Jan Ludke received the American Academy of Neurology’s 2016 Annual Meeting Resident Research Travel Scholarship for her work entitled, “Neurologic Follow-Up of 12 Colorado Children with Acute Flaccid Myelitis at One Year.”
  • Dr. Michele Yang won an Elsevier World Muscle Society one-year membership prize at the 20th International World Muscle Society Congress in Brighton, UK.
  • Dr. Abigail Collins was featured on the front page of The Denver Post on August 30th, 2015, in an article about the first deep brain stimulation patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Dr. Kelly Knupp was recently interviewed by The New Republic for an in-depth look at CBD. The article is entitled, “The Wonder Drug: The medical marijuana industry’s latest trend” by Elizabeth Bruenig and was released for publication on September 27th, 2015.
  • Dr. Teri Schreiner was accepted to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Emerging Leaders Forum.