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Neurology / Rehabilitation

Janice E. Brunstrom-Hernandez, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurology
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center at St Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Neurological Rehabilitation
Pediatric Neurology
Cerebral Palsy
Spasticity Management

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 2nd Floor, Suite 2-D
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6120
Fax:   314-454-2523
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Child neurology, cerebral palsy, cerebral cortex disorders, seizures, epilepsy, cognitive disorders, neuro disorders.

More information on Cerebral Palsy

Board Certification
Neurology -- Certified
Pediatrics -- Certified

Patients must be referred by a physician.

Medical Education
B.S.: Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, 1983
Medical Degree: Medical College Of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1987
Residency: Pediatric, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Research Fellowship: Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Chamber Family Lifespan Lecture Award, 2008
5th Annual Kim Hale Memorial Conference Presenter Award, 2007
Listed in America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002 - 2010
Reaching For The Stars Medical Advisory Board Outstanding Service Award 2007
Health-Care HEROES Physician Winner – St. Louis Business Journal, 2006
Exceptional Parent Disability Awareness Night, Honoree, 2004
Duncan Wyeth Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Dev Med, 2002
Forty Overachievers Under 40, St. Louis Business Journal, 2000
Epilepsy Foundation Research Award, 2000
NIH Clinical Investigator Development Award, 1995-2000
James L. O'Leary Prize for Neuroscience Research, 1996
NIH National Research Service Award, 1992-1994

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Brunstrom JE. Hemiplegic cerebral palsy: role of repeat botulinum toxin A injections as an adjunct to occupational therapy. Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2008 Jun;4(6):298-9.

Willis AW, Crowner B, Brunstrom JE, Kissel A, Racette BA. High dose botulinum toxin A for the treatment of lower extremity hypertonicity in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007 Nov;49(11):818-22.

Crowner BE, Brunstrom JE, Racette BA. Iatrogenic botulism due to therapeutic botulinum toxin a injection in a pediatric patient. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2007 Sep-Oct;30(5):310-3.

Christ SE, White DA, Brunstrom JE, Abrams RA. Inhibitory control following perinatal brain injury. Neuropsychology. 2003 Jan;17(1):171-8.

Rakowicz WP, Staples CS, Milbrandt J, Brunstrom JE, Johnson EM Jr. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor promotes the survival of early postnatal spinal motor neurons in the lateral and medial motor columns in slice culture. J Neurosci. 2002 May 15;22(10):3953-62.

Nadarajah B, Brunstrom JE, Grutzendler J, Wong RO, Pearlman AL. Two modes of radial migration in early development of the cerebral cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Feb;4(2):143-50.

Brunstrom JE. Clinical considerations in cerebral palsy and spasticity. J Child Neurol. 2001 Jan;16(1):10-5.

Brunstrom JE, Pearlman AL. Growth factor influences on the production and migration of cortical neurons. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2000;30:189-215. Review. No abstract available.

Pearlman AL, Faust PL, Hatten ME, Brunstrom JE. New directions for neuronal migration. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Feb;8(1):45-54. Review.

Brunstrom JE, Gray-Swain MR, Osborne PA, Pearlman AL. Neuronal heterotopias in the developing cerebral cortex produced by neurotrophin-4. Neuron. 1997 Mar;18(3):505-17.

Hibbard LS, McCasland JS, Brunstrom JE, Pearlman AL. Automated recognition and mapping of immunolabelled neurons in the developing brain. J Microsc. 1996 Sep;183(Pt 3):241-56.

Sheppard AM, Brunstrom JE, Thornton TN, Gerfen RW, Broekelmann TJ, McDonald JA, Pearlman AL. Neuronal production of fibronectin in the cerebral cortex during migration and layer formation is unique to specific cortical domains. Dev Biol. 1995 Dec;172(2):504-18.

Schlesinger Y, Buller RS, Brunstrom JE, Moran CJ, Storch GA. Expanded spectrum of herpes simplex encephalitis in childhood. J Pediatr. 1995 Feb;126(2):234-41.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Janice E. Brunstrom.

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