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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
Fax:   314-454-2523
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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

Pediatric Neurology

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Annals of Neurology
Developmental Medicine and Child
Medical Principles and Practice
Neuroscience Letters
Neurosurgical Focus
New England Journal of Medicine
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Research

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Dowling MM, Noetzel MJ, Rodeghier MJ, Quinn CT, Hirtz DG, Ichord RN, Kwiatkowski JL, Roach ES, Kirkham FJ, Casella JF, Debaun MR. Headache and migraine in children with sickle cell disease are associated with lower hemoglobin and higher pain event rates but not silent cerebral infarction. J Pediatr. 2014 May;164(5):1175-1180.e1.

King AA, Strouse JJ, Rodeghier MJ, Compas BE, Casella JF, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, Quinn CT, Ichord R, Dowling MM, Miller JP, Debaun MR. Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb;89(2):162-7.

Zaidman CM, Holland MR, Noetzel MJ, Park TS, Pestronk A. Newborn brachial plexus palsy: evaluation of severity using quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Feb;47(2):246-54.

Thangarajh M, Yang G, Fuchs D, Ponisio MR, McKinstry RC, Jaju A, Noetzel MJ, Casella JF, Barron-Casella E, Hooper WC, Boulet SL, Bean CJ, Pyle ME, Payne AB, Driggers J, Trau HA, Vendt BA, Rodeghier M, DeBaun MR. Magnetic resonance angiography-defined intracranial vasculopathy is associated with silent cerebral infarcts and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase mutation in children with sickle cell anaemia. Br J Haematol. 2012 Nov;159(3):352-9.

Ashley WW Jr, 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. 2007 Apr;106(4 Suppl):276-81.

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.

Henderson JN, Noetzel MJ, McKinstry RC, White DA, Armstrong M, DeBaun MR. Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome and silent cerebral infarcts are associated with severe acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease. Blood. 2003 Jan 15;101(2):415-9. Epub 2002 Sep 26.

Alden TD, Lytle RA, Park TS, Noetzel MJ, Ojemann JG. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: a case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2002 Oct;18(9-10):522-5. Epub 2002 Jul 23. Review.

Noetzel MJ, Park TS, Robinson S, Kaufman B. Prospective study of recovery following neonatal brachial plexus injury. J Child Neurol. 2001 Jul;16(7):488-92.

Wong M, Connolly AM, Noetzel MJ. Poliomyelitis-like syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Pediatr Neurol. 1999 Mar;20(3):235-7.

Sherburn EW, Kaplan SS, Kaufman BA, Noetzel MJ, Park TS. Outcome of surgically treated birth-related brachial plexus injuries in twenty cases. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1997 Jul;27(1):19-27.

Connolly AM, Pestronk A, Mehta S, Pranzatelli MR 3rd, Noetzel MJ. Serum autoantibodies in childhood opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome: an analysis of antigenic targets in neural tissues. J Pediatr. 1997 Jun;130(6):878-84.

Stelnicki EJ, Marsh JL, Woolsey TA, Lee BC, Noetzel MJ. Triopia: craniofacial malformation with prosencephalic duplication. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 1995 Jul;32(4):334-45.

Pranzatelli MR, Huang Y, Tate E, Stanley M, Noetzel MJ, Gospe SM Jr, Banasiak K. Cerebrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and homovanillic acid in the pediatric opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. Ann Neurol. 1995 Feb;37(2):189-97.

Callahan DJ, Noetzel MJ. Prolonged absence status epilepticus associated with carbamazepine therapy, increased intracranial pressure, and transient MRI abnormalities. Neurology. 1992 Nov;42(11):2198-201.

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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