Welcome to the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology

Members of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology provide exceptional care for children with neurological conditions in an environment that supports rigorous training of future leaders and innovative research.


U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

U.S. News & World Report: Best Children's Hospital 2023-24: Neurology & Neurosurgery
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Alzheimer’s disease progresses faster in people with Down syndrome (Links to an external site)

Alzheimer’s disease progresses faster in people with Down syndrome
Nearly all adults with Down syndrome will develop evidence of Alzheimer’s disease by late middle age. A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that the disease both starts earlier and moves faster in people with Down syndrome, a finding that may have important implications for the treatment […]

Shellhaas receives Child Neurology Society’s highest honor (Links to an external site)

Renée Shellhaas, MD, the David T. Blasingame Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the Child Neurology Society’s (CNS) 2024 Hower Award. The organization’s highest honor, the award is given annually to a pediatric neurologist recognized as an outstanding teacher and scholar, and for making significant contributions […]