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CHKD Opening Inpatient Neuroscience Unit

Author: Herbert Bevan, MD
Published Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CHKD will open a new 8-bed inpatient unit for neuroscience patients on January 31, 2017. Pediatric neurologist Svinder Toor, MD, will serve as medical director of the new service and Elizabeth Friske, RN, as director.

The unit will provide care to neurology, neurosurgery and epilepsy monitoring patients and feature four video EEG rooms with state-of-the-art equipment. "CHKD has been very successful in recruiting nurses with inpatient experience in pediatric neuroscience. That knowledge and skill is a major benefit of cohorting these patients in one unit," says Dr. Toor. "Working together in one area will also ease collaboration between all of the different disciplines involved, from neurology and neurosurgery to physical, occupational and speech therapy."

Admission criteria for the new inpatient service include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Abscess
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Closed Head Injury
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hydrocephalous
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Microcephaly
  • Moyamoya
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudoseizures
  • Shunt Placement/Revision
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tethered Cord
  • Tourette’s
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Weakness

About Herbert Bevan, MD

Prior to joining the physician liaison staff, Bevan was a practicing hematologist and oncologist at CHKD for 28 years and served a two-year term as president of the CHKD professional staff in 2014-15. Dr. Bevan received "Top Doc" designation from Coastal Virginia Magazine in 2016 in his final year with CHKD's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. A Kansas native and University of Kansas graduate, Dr. Bevan earned his medical degree from Washington University and completed his residency and fellowships at San Diego Naval Hospital. He joined CHKD after a nine-year stint in the U.S. Navy and in his final two years in the military was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Bevan is a founding member of Children's Specialty Group.