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Neurology / Pediatric

William Edwin Dodson, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Professor, Neurology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric Neurology

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 2nd Floor, Suite D
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6120
Fax:   314-454-4225
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Mailing Address
Washington Unviersity School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General pediatric neurology, convulsive disorders, seizures, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, drug therapy, children, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Neurology -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
A.B. : Psychology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1963
Medical Degree: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1967
Residency: Pediatric Neurology, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 1975
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 1975
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1992-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Guardian Angel Award, Family Support Network, 1999
Clemens Award, Epilepsy Foundation of St. Louis, 1999
Special Recognition Epilepsy Federation of St. Louis 1992

Editorial Responsibilities
Annals of Neurology - Editorial Board
Clinical Neuropharmacology - Editorial Board
Journal of Pediatrics - Reviewer
Neurology - Reviewer
New England Journal of Medicine - Reviewer

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Smyth MD, Klein EE, Dodson WE, Mansur DB. Radiosurgical posterior corpus callosotomy in a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2007 Apr;106(4 Suppl):312-5.

Dodson WE, Kamin M, Kraut L, Olson WH, Wu SC. Topiramate titration to response: analysis of individualized therapy study (TRAITS). Ann Pharmacother. 2003 May;37(5):615-20.

Robinson S, Park TS, Blackburn LB, Bourgeois BF, Arnold ST, Dodson WE. Transparahippocampal selective amygdalohippocampectomy in children and adolescents: efficacy of the procedure and cognitive morbidity in patients. J Neurosurg. 2000 Sep;93(3):402-9.

Arnold ST, Dodson WE. Epilepsy in children. Baillieres Clin Neurol. 1996 Dec;5(4):783-802. Review.

Park TS, Bourgeois BF, Silbergeld DL, Dodson WE. Subtemporal transparahippocampal amygdalohippocampectomy for surgical treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1996 Dec;85(6):1172-6.

Dodson WE, Bourgeois BF. Pharmacology and therapeutic aspects of antiepileptic drugs in pediatrics. J Child Neurol. 1994 Oct;9 Suppl 2:1-7. Review.

Connolly AM, Dodson WE, Prensky AL, Rust RS. Course and outcome of acute cerebellar ataxia. Ann Neurol. 1994 Jun;35(6):673-9.

Dodson WE. Felbamate in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: results of a 12-month open-label study following a randomized clinical trial. Epilepsia. 1993;34 Suppl 7:S18-24.

Dodson WE. Deleterious effects of drugs on the developing nervous system. Clin Perinatol. 1989 Jun;16(2):339-60. Review.

Dodson WE. Medical treatment and pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1989 Apr;36(2):421-33. Review.

Dodson WE. Aspects of antiepileptic treatment in children. Epilepsia. 1988;29 Suppl 3:S10-4. Review.

Rust RS Jr, Dodson WE, Trotter JL. Cerebrospinal fluid IgG in childhood: the establishment of reference values. Ann Neurol. 1988 Apr;23(4):406-10.

Dodson WE. Carbamazepine efficacy and utilization in children. Epilepsia. 1987;28 Suppl 3:S17-24. Review.

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


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