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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

A neurologist specialises in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made up of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.

We can see children with a range of neurological conditions including:

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Childhood headache and migraine
  • Childhood stroke
  • Disorders of Brain Development
  • Movement disorders and tics
  • Seizure Disorders – including epilepsy

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping investigate and manage children and adolescents with neurological conditions.

Dr Emma Macdonald-Laurs is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist who treats patients with a variety of neurological conditions. She completed her paediatric training in New Zealand going on to do neurology training in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Emma has a particular interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy having done fellowships and a PhD in this area. She also enjoys seeing children with developmental delay, genetic neurological conditions, migraines and headache. 

Dr Ian Woodcock has interests in all aspects of paediatric neurology such as headache, tics, migraine and epilepsy, but has particular clinical and research interests in genetic conditions affecting nerves and muscles known as neuromuscular disorders.

Jeremy is an experienced paediatric neurologist who trained in general paediatrics and neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He completed his training at Northwestern University in Chicago. Jeremy has been a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital since 2005 and is an Honorary Fellow in neuroscience research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Prof. Andrew Kornberg is a paediatric neurologist with general neurology and neuromuscular experience. He completed Paediatric Neurology and Neuromuscular Fellowships in the United States working in St Louis, USA. He currently holds an appointment as Senior Neurologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). He was the Director of Neurology for nearly 15 years, and stepped down from that position in 2015.

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