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Neurology / Rehabilitation

Michael Justin Noetzel, MD

Current Position
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Neurologist-in-Chief and Medical Director, Clinical and Diagnostic Neuroscience Services at St Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
Neurological Rehabilitation
Cerebral Palsy
Pediatric Stroke

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

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric neurological assessment, neurology, neurological disorders, neurological diseases, seizures, nervous system disorders, CNS malformations, birth-related brachial plexus palsy injury, cerebral palsy, neuro rehabilitation therapy, spasticity, metabolic disorders, abnormal development.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Child Neurology -- Certified
Neuro-Rehabilitation -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticutt, 1973
Medical Degree: University Of Virginia, 1977
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979
Residency: Neurology, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980
Fellowship: Child Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1982
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)
Clinical Investigator Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 1985-1990

Editorial Responsibilities

Editor
Pediatric Neurology

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Annals of Neurology
Developmental Medicine and Child
J.A.M.A.
Medical Principles and Practice
Neurology
Neuroscience Letters
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Focus
New England Journal of Medicine
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Research
Pediatrics

Book Chapters
Noetzel MJ, Miller G. Traumatic brain injury as a cause of Cerebral Palsy, The Cerebral Palsies: Causes, Consequences and Management, ed. by G. Clark and G. Miller, Butterworth Heinmann, Newton MA, pp. 185-207, 1998

Journal Articles/Book Chapters
King AA, Noetzel M, White DA, McKinstry RC, DeBaun MR. Blood transfusion therapy is feasible in a clinical trial setting in children with sickle cell and silent cerebral infarcts. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008; 50:599-602

Fowler EA, Becker DB, Pilgram TK, Noetzel M, Epstein J, Kane AA. Neurological findings in patients with deformational plagiocephaly. J Child Neurol 2008; 23: 742-747.
Mar S, Noetzel MJ: Gap junction protein 12: "Connexing" the pieces in the puzzle of myelination and leukodystrophy. Neurology 2008; 70: 744-745.

King AA, White DA, McKinstry RC, Noetzel M, DeBaun MR. A pilot randomized education rehabilitation trial is feasible in sickle cell and strokes. Neurology 2007;68: 2008-2011.

Ashley WW, Baty JD, Hollander T, Noetzel MJ, Park TS. Long-term motor outcome analysis using a motor score composite following surgical brachial plexus repair. J Neurosurg: Peds 2007; 106:276-281.

Noetzel MJ. Perinatal trauma and cerebral palsy. Clin Perinatol. 2006 Jun;33(2):355-66. Review. PMID: 16765729 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

O'Brien DF, Park TS, Noetzel MJ, Weatherly T. Management of birth brachial plexus palsy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Feb;22(2):103-12. Epub 2005 Nov 30. Review. PMID: 16320018 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kirkham FJ, Lerner NB, Noetzel M, DeBaun MR, Datta AK, Rees DC, Adams RJ. Trials in sickle cell disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Jun;34(6):450-8. PMID: 16765823 [PubMed - in process]

White DA, Moinuddin A, McKinstry RC, Noetzel M, Armstrong M, DeBaun M. Cognitive screening for silent cerebral infarction in children with sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Mar;28(3):166-9. PMID: 16679942 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

Wicklow BA, Ivanovich J, Plews M, Salo T, Noetzel M, Leuder G, Cartegni L, Kaback M, Sandhoff K, Steiner RD, Triggs-Raine BL. Severe subacute GM2 gangliosidosis caused by an apparently silent HEXA mutation (V324V) that results in aberrant splicing and reduced HEXA mRNA. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2004; 127:158-166.

Noetzel MJ: Diagnosing “undiagnosed” leukodystrophies: The role of molecular
genetics. Neurology 2004; 62:847-848.

Noetzel MJ: “Acute Pediatric Neurorehabilitation” in Youman’s Neurological Surgery, 5th Edition, ed. by H.Richard Winn, Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, pp.3783-3791, 2003.

Henderson BA, Noetzel MJ, McKinstry RC, White DS, Armstrong M, DeBaun MR. Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome and silent cerebral infarcts are associated with sever acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease. Blood 2003; 101:415-419

Shevell M, Ashwal S, Donley D, Flint J, Gingold M, Hirtz D, Majnemer A, Noetzel MJ, Sheth RD. Practice parameter: evaluation of the child with global developmental delay. Neurology 2003:60:367-380

Alden TD, Lytle RA, Park TS, Noetzel MJ, Ojemann JG. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: a case report and review of the literature. Child’s Nerv System 2002; 18: 522-525

Katz R, Hamilton JA, Spector AA, Moore SA, Moser HW, Noetzel MJ, Watkins PA. Brain uptake and utilization of fatty acids: Recommendations for future research. J Molec Neurosci 2001; 16:333-335

Watkins PA, Noetzel MJ, Hamilton JA, Leaf A, Spector AA, Moore SA, Anderson RE, Moser HW, Katz R. Brain uptake utilization of fatty acids: Applications to peroxisomal biogenesis disorders. J Molec Neurosci 2001; 16:87-92

Noetzel MJ, Park TS, Pillet S, Robinson S, Kaufman B. A prospective study of recovery following birth related brachial plexus injury. J Child Neurol 2001; 16:488-492

Noetzel MJ, Brunstrom JE. The vulnerable oligodendrocyte: Inflammatory observations on a cause of cerebral palsy. Neurology 2001; 56:1254-1255

Noetzel MJ, Wolpaw RJ. Emerging concepts in the pathophysiology of recovery from neonatal brachial plexus injury. Neurology 2000; 55:5-6

The DCCT Research Group. Effect of pregnancy on microvascular complications in the diabetes control and complications trial. Diabetes Care 2000;23:1084-1091

Graf W, Noetzel M. Radical reactions from missing ceruloplasmin: The importance of a ferroxidase in control of endogenous oxidative injury. Neurology 1999; 53:446-464

Wong M, Connoly AM, Noetzel MJ. A poliomelitis-like syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Ped Neurol 1999; 20:235-237

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

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