Michael  Noetzel, MD, PhD

Michael Noetzel, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Michael Noetzel, MD, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics and Vice Chair of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.  For over 20 years heserved as Director of Clinical Services for the division, Medical Director of Clinical and Diagnostic Neuroscience Services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Neurorehabilitation Service at SLCH (currently- Associate Director).  Noetzel is a member of the Practice Committee for the Child Neurology Society and the Neurorehabilitation Topic Work Group for the American Academy of Neurology. As a clinical neuroscientist, for 10 years he was a co-investigator on the NIADDKD funded Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT), a randomized control clinical trial encompassing 21 centers in the U.S. and Canada designed to assess the relationship between glycemic control and the development, progression and amelioration of early vascular complications in over 1400 subjects with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Noetzel has significant experience in prospective outcome studies of children with Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and children who require comprehensive inpatient neurorehabilitation services following nervous system injury or illness. He has conducted NIH-funded research on patients with cerebral palsy and stroke (co-investigator and Neurology Chair for the Silent Cerebral Infarct Multi-Center Clinical Trial (SIT trial), as well as funded research through the CDC on children with autism spectrum disorder (ADDM cohort). Since 2010, he has been a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS) group, a consortium of pediatric stroke investigators. His role includes contributing patients to an international registry, developing standardized stroke protocols, and contributing to the development of new pediatric stroke studies.  In addition, Noetzel is a member of the IPSS publications committee in which his duties include: reviewing data requests (abstracts, manuscripts, affiliated study proposals) and conducting data policy revisions; acting as liaison for delegated research requests and performing comprehensive reviews of requested research projects; and mentoring and assisting IPSS writing group members. He supervises several of our residents’ continuity clinics every month and co-direct the Brachial Plexus Palsy Center. He also serves on the inpatient side as neurology ward attending and child neurology consultant in the pediatric intensive care units. Finally, Noetzel is involved in the education and training of therapists, medical students, residents, and fellows at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University.