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Professor Howard P. Goodkin

chief of paediatric neurology at the University of Virginia (UVA)


Shure professor of neurology and pediatrics, Howard P. Goodkin, MD, PhD, serves as the chair of the department of neurology and director of the division of pediatric neurology. He received his undergraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and his postgraduate medical education at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goodkin joined the UVA faculty in 2002. He specializes in the care of children with epilepsy. He also serves as the neurology consultant for the UVA sports teams. He is an educator at the local and national level.

He serves on the board of the American Epilepsy Society. In addition, he has served as a councilor for the Professors of Child Neurology and on several committees for the Child Neurology Society.


Other involvements include or have included: membership on NIH study sections, the scientific advisory board for Citizens United in Research (CURE) and the scientific advisory board for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. He is currently an associate editor of Epilepsy Research and on the editorial board of Pediatric Neurology. He’s also an associate editor of Wyllie’s “The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practices.”

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