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At The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, the region’s littlest patients affected by neurological illness or injury have close-to-home access to an exceptional depth and breadth of diagnostic and treatment expertise. We are Maine’s only hospital with Board certified, fellowship-trained pediatric neurologists, epileptologists (epilepsy specialists), and a pediatric neurosurgeon.

We also offer a Newborn Neurology Service run by a Board certified fellowship trained pediatric and neonatal neurologist working closely with maternal fetal medicine specialists and a team of neonatologists who offer dagnostic imaging during pregnancy and, inpatient acute care of newborns with congenital or acquired brain injury. And when neurological deficits are caused by a brain tumor or other type of cancer, our Maine Children’s Cancer Program offers an exceptional level of outstanding neuro-oncology expertise and compassionate care.

Specialty Clinics

BBCH is home to one of only two general muscular dystrophy clinics in Maine supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We have several other specialty resources related to neurological disease including:

  • Spina Bifida Program
  • Expert resources for behavioral and development pediatrics and genetics.
  • Duchenne Clinic which takes an integrated care approach with specialists in areas including Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Endocrine, Palliative Care, PT, OT, Speech, Population Health RN case management, Nutrition, and an orthotist.

Program Highlights

  • A coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to care in a collegial environment that includes the referring physician and the family
  • Support resources for patients and their families across all settings, including the services of a specialized Neurosciences Patient and Family Liaison who is available to provide expert, personalized and compassionate support to patients and their families throughout the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • A multidisciplinary pediatric sleep medicine evaluation including experts in pediatric sleep from neurology, pulmonology, and otolaryngology to diagnose and manage sleep disordered breathing, sleep related behaviors and movement disorders, insomnia, narcolepsy and, sleep related epilepsies

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