Pediatric Stroke Clinic
Strokes in children can have lifelong effects on muscle weakness and movement, speech, memory, problem solving, and behavior. Fortunately, early diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care can minimize long-term problems.
Our clinic is nationally recognized for coordinating care with teams of experts located right here at Children’s Hospital. The stroke program is led by Lori Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., a board certified pediatric stroke neurologist. She is one of only a few pediatric neurologists in the U.S. with specific training and certification in stroke care.
What sets us apart?
- Advanced onsite neuroimaging (brain scans)
- The combined expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine doctors, neuroradiologists, anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, hematologists, cardiologists, and rehabilitation specialists – all with years of additional training in evaluating and treating children
- The expertise and resources to minimize damage from a first stroke, prevent repeat strokes, and maximize recovery
Call (615) 936-5536 for appointments. Bring records provided by referring primary care doctors and specialists, including actual MRI scans on a CD for review. The initial visit is about 45 minutes to one hour.
The Pediatric Stroke Program at Vanderbilt gives patients and families access to research and the newest therapies. Research includes studies to improve acute care and long-term outcome after both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Our team participates in the International Pediatric Stroke Study and a number of other studies including those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
For children with vascular disorders as cause of their stroke, we have a multidisciplinary pediatric neurovascular program.
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