Department of Neurology

Patient Care and Clinical Programs

Pediatric Neurology is a member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Neurosciences Center. The Center is among the Nation’s Top Neurosciences Programs 

  • In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals. Our Neurosciences Center is one of the top-ranked pediatric neurology and neurosurgery programs in the United States. 
  • Seattle Children’s is the only program exclusively dedicated to Pediatric Epilepsy in the Northwest and is accredited level 4 by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). As a level 4 center we use the most advanced technology to diagnose epilepsy, evaluate patients and perform advanced surgeries. Seattle Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Pacific Northwest – and one of only a handful of centers in the country – to offer laser ablation surgery for epilepsy and brain tumors.
  • We have the only Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program in the Pacific Northwest. It is led by Dr. Catherine Amlie-Lefond, a national leader in treatment of children who have strokes and other conditions affecting their blood vessels.
  • Our Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolism Program has been certified as a Mitochondrial Medicine Center by the Mitochondrial Care Network. Seattle Children’s is the only hospital in the Northwest to receive that designation.
  • Seattle Children’s Neurofibromatosis Program, part of the NF Clinic Network, is the only pediatric neurofibromatosis program in the region. Led by a neurologist/neuro-oncologist, our multidisciplinary team partners with families to provide complete care to children with NF. 
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Neuro NICU ( is the only neonatal neurocritical care program in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Our neonatal neurologists, neonatologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists provide brain-focused care for newborns with neurologic conditions.
  • The Seattle Children’s Neuromuscular Program is co-led by Dr. Perlman in the Neurology department and Dr. Omura in the Rehabilitation Medicine department.  Our multidisciplinary clinics care for children, teens, and young adults with a wide variety of neuromuscular conditions including muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and neuropathy.  The program is certified and supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), and Cure SMA.  Working jointly alongside our clinical team, we also have an active clinical research program seeking to advance knowledge about and improve treatment of these diseases.
  • The Seattle Children’s Pediatric Neuropsychology program is dedicated to evaluation of neurocognitive and behavioral functioning of children with neurological conditions. Our neuropsychology faculty are integrated into several neurology programs including epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, neurocritical care, and behavioral neurology.
  • We have a clinic devoted to caring for children with us Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Our clinic meets the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance standards for multidisciplinary care provided by doctors who are board certified in medical specialties related to TSC
  • We provide comprehensive, compassionate family-centered care of pediatric patients with a variety of neurologic, neuromuscular, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Infants, children, and adolescents with conditions as:
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Ketogenic diet,
    • Language Disorders
    • Movement Disorders
    • Neonatal Neurology
    • Neurocritical Care
    • Neurogenetics
    • Neuroinfectious Disease
    • Neuroinflammatory Disorder
    • Neuro-Oncology
    • Neurofibromatosis,
    • Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Sleep

Our faculty are pediatric neurologists are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Rounding out our team are several dedicated advanced practice providers, nurses, neuropsychologists, social workers, electrodiagnostic technologists and dieticians.