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Amy R. Viehoever, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Movement Disorders
Cerebral Palsy

Board Certifications

Pediatric Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Abnormal Movements in kids, Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, Chorea, Tremor, Tics, Tourette’s syndrome, Paroxysmal Dyskinesias

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research



St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6120
Fax: 314-454-2523

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110



Fellowship: Tourette's Syndrome: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2014
Fellowship: Movement Disorders: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2013
Residency: Child Neurology: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 2011
Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 2006
PhD: Biomedical Engineering: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 2004

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Organotypic raft cultures as an effective in vitro tool for understanding Raman spectral analysis of tissue.
Viehoever AR, Anderson D, Jansen D, Mahadevan-Jansen A
Photochem Photobiol. 2003 Nov; 78(5)517-24.

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Viehoever's research focuses  on improving the understanding and treatment of pediatric movement disorders with a special focus on improving the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for pediatric primary and secondary dystonia, including Cerebral Palsy. She uses advanced MRI and optical imaging to improve our understanding of how DBS improves brain function in both adult and pediatric patients. She is also an expert in rare disease research and collaborates on several natural history studies and clinical trials for rare diseases including AADC deficiency, GNAO1 associated movement disorders, Panthothene Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration (a form of Neuronal Degeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation), Niemann Pick C, and Wolfram Syndrome.