February 29, 2008

Paolicchi to direct Child Neurology

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Juliann Paolicchi, M.D.

Paolicchi to direct Child Neurology

Juliann Paolicchi, M.D., has been named the director of Child Neurology, director of Pediatric Epilepsy and EEG and associate professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Paolicchi was the director of Pediatric Epilepsy Research and of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She also served as director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Ohio State University.

Paolicchi earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. There she also earned a master's in Neuroscience.

“We are very happy to have recruited Dr. Paolicchi to Vanderbilt,” said Robert Macdonald, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“She is extremely well trained and is an accomplished child neurologist and will provide outstanding leadership for the division. She will make a major contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of children in the region who have intractable epilepsy.”

Paolicchi completed a pediatric internship and residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed a Child Neurology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and an Epilepsy and EEG fellowship at Miami Children's Hospital.

Paolicchi's clinical expertise is in the areas of pediatric epilepsy, seizures, intractable epilepsy and surgical treatment of epilepsy. Her research interests are in innovations in the treatment of children with intractable epilepsy, including surgical and pharmacologic treatment; the neuropsychological effects of pediatric epilepsy, non-epileptic events in children and co-morbid conditions in children with epilepsy.