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The Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Child Neuroscience Center is the biggest and the most comprehensive multidisciplinary training center in the country and perhaps in Asia. It is committed to promote the neurological and mental health of children, through excellent training, socially responsive and comprehensive service, and relevant research, using a collegial, interdisciplinary approach.

The Child Neuroscience Center is composed of interdisciplinary team of experts in Child Neuroscience namely: 15 Child Neurologists, 6 Neurosurgeons, 4 Epileptologists, 7 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, 4 Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians, 4 ENT specialists, 3 Neuroradiologist and 1 Neuromuscular Disease Specialist.

Support Staff includes 8 technicians in the Neurodiagnostic Center and 4 administrative (secretarial) staff. Each work in a collaborative manner to ensure that every child gets the best neurological care he deserves.

This distinguished center is presently chaired by Dr. Teresita N. Rabanal. It has 7 vital sections with its respective heads, namely, Child Neurology headed by Dr. Marilyn H. Ortiz, Neurosurgery – Dr. Jose A. Aguilar, Child Psychiatry – Dr. Portia V. Luspo, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics – Dr. Ermenilda L. Avendaño, Neuropsychology – Dr. Lourdes K. Ledesma, Neurodiagnostic Center – Dr. Amparo C. Agrava, and Hearing Unit – Dr. Adonis B. Jurado.

Service

The Center continues to provide quality care and service to a huge number of children with varied neurological problems. It has shown a steady increase in the number of patients seen in the ward and at the out-patient. In order to be efficient in delivering service, the Center has embarked on creating clinical pathways on certain diseases such as status epilepticus, febrile and afebrile seizures, acute motor weakness, depressed sensorium and ADHD.

Committed to the mission of becoming the center of excellence in epilepsy. We educate and empower patients with epilepsy and their families. Likewise, the Center has held 30 annual epilepsy camps for the past years.

Training

From its fellowship program it has produced 39 Child Neurologists, 11 child and adolescent psychiatrists, 12 neurodevelopmental pediatricians, 2 epileptologist and 1 otolaryngologist – all successful in their respective areas of practice.

The training program continues to attract applicants keen to become child neurologists, neurodevelopment pediatricians and child psychiatrists.

Research

With the great number and extensive array of neurological and neurobehavioral patients seen, the Child Neuroscience Center is a rich ground for initiating relevant research. The Center has a research unit with its research committee closely supervising and monitoring the consultants’ and fellows’ research projects and investigations. 

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