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Neurocritical Care

The Pediatric Neurocritical Care team at Monroe Carell treats children with severe injury or illness affecting any part of the neuroaxis, from the brain and spine to the peripheral nerves and muscles. Our multidisciplinary team evaluates, monitors and treats patients with a wide range of diseases and conditions. We also work to stabilize and monitor critically ill children to prevent further injury before neurosurgery or other procedures take place. Our team includes specialists in critical care, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuroradiology, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and others.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Emma G. Carter

Emma G. CarterMD

    Child Neurology, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Seizure Disorders
Lori C. Jordan

Lori C. JordanPhD, MD

    Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology, Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Vascular Neurology
Lindsay M. Pagano

Lindsay M. PaganoMD

    Epilepsy, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology
Alexandra M. Foust

Alexandra M. FoustDO

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Elton B. Greene

Elton B. GreeneMD

    Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Dann C. Martin

Dann C. MartinMD, MS

    Head and Neck Imaging, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Radiology
Sumit Pruthi

Sumit PruthiMBBS

    Pediatric Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Asha Sarma

Asha SarmaMD

    Pediatric Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiology
Christopher M. Bonfield

Christopher M. BonfieldMD

    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Craniofacial Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Michael C. Dewan

Michael C. DewanMD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Epilepsy, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Michael T. Froehler

Michael T. FroehlerMD, PhD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Robert P. Naftel

Robert P. NaftelMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Elizabeth H. Vance

Elizabeth H. VanceDNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

    Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
John C. Wellons

John C. WellonsIII, MD, MSPH

    Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Compression or Tumors, Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Kristina A. Betters

Kristina A. BettersMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Katharine E. Boyle

Katharine E. BoyleMD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
Courtney Hall

Courtney HallAPRN

    Pediatric Critical Care
Michael S. Wolf

Michael S. WolfMD

    Neurologic Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care, Stroke/Neurocritical Care
Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth MartinMD

    Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Why Trust Neurocritical Care at Monroe Carell

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    Innovative care

    We are an affiliated institution of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group (PNCRG). Through our membership in this worldwide community of neurocritical experts, we have access to the latest multi-center clinical trials, shared knowledge and leading-edge research. This means your child will benefit from a global network of expertise now and in the future when in need of neuro-intensive care.

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    Recognized care

    We are part of a critical care unit that serves as a regional and national referral center. Our hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, an ELSO Platinum Level Center for Excellence in ECMO, and nationally ranked for Neurology and Neurosurgery as well as Cardiology and Heart Surgery.

  • family, parents, child, Patient-centered care, healthcare
    Patient-centered care

    Our early mobility team helps patients with brain injuries and illnesses recover more quickly and experience better long-term health. This group of doctors; nurses; child life specialists; and physical, occupational and speech therapists works together in a child and family-centered way that is rare among similar programs.

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    Latest technologies

    Our Neurocritical Care program features multi-modal monitoring, which offers the latest technology for children with critical brain injuries. Our low-dose CT scanning provides safer imaging results.

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    Responsible care

    We support the Image Gently Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, dedicated to raising awareness of lower radiation doses in imaging for children's health care. Monroe Carell also supports and practices the radiation safety principle of ALARA, which stands for “as low as reasonably achievable.” 

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
  • Brain MRI and MR spectroscopy
  • Cerebral near‐infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Continuous EEG monitoring
  • Endovascular therapy and thrombectomy
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Invasive eeg monitoring