Norton Children’s Neuroscience services grow
Comprehensive neuroscience program is paired with high levels of pediatric expertise and timely access
Increased capacity for the neuroscience program at Norton Children’s Hospital Neurology services at Norton Children’s Hospital with physicians from UofL Physicians – Child Neurology has seen tremendous growth since 2014, now counting 10 pediatric neurologists and 13 nurse practitioners serving more than 15,000 patients a year throughout the region.
With three pediatric neurosurgeons and additional resources provided by Norton Neuroscience Institute, a comprehensive neuroscience program, paired with high levels of pediatric expertise and timely access for referred patients, is strengthening care at Norton Children’s Hospital.
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Rapid growth at the UofL Physicians practice would have been impossible without the support of Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Medical Group, according to Vinay Puri, M.D., child neurologist and founder and director, Division of Child Neurology, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Norton Neuroscience Institute adds specialists
They are an important source of funding for us to hire physicians and nurse practitioners,” Dr. Puri said. “They’ve also allowed us to build a four-bed epilepsy monitoring unit at the hospital, and we hope to increase that in the near future.”
Working alongside Dr. Puri to bring on a talented pool of specialists is Thomas M. Moriarty, M.D., Ph.D., chief of pediatric neurosurgery with Norton Children’s Neurosurgery, a part of Norton Neuroscience Institute.
“Dr. Puri and I have been able to bring along some younger practitioners to join the team,” Dr. Moriarty said. Norton Neuroscience Institute has expanded its specializations in recent years, adding a neuropsychologist, neuroradiologists and additional neurosurgeons who serve pediatric patients.