Physician-scientist specializes in epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders
From the WashU School of Medicine News…
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at the School of Medicine and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
“Dr. Christina Gurnett is a superb physician-scientist, and we are fortunate to have her now lead the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology,” said David Holtzman, MD, the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and head of the Department of Neurology. “She is an accomplished pediatric epileptologist as well as an innovator in studying the genetic basis of developmental neurological disorders, clubfoot and scoliosis.”
Gurnett is the associate director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, and director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. She treats patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she specializes in pediatric epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders.
“This is an extraordinary time to care for children with complex neurological disorders, as we are poised to take advantage of major technological advances and gene discoveries to improve the quality of life for children and their families,” Gurnett said. “I am honored to lead the exceptional clinicians and investigators of the division, who exemplify the strengths of the Washington University neuroscience community.”