Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Pediatric Neurology –
Division of Neurology, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The AI duPont Division of Neurology treats newborns, infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of neurological conditions including epilepsy, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular problems, headaches and other pain syndromes, neurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous syndromes, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic disorders. Diagnostic tools include electroencephalography (EEG), intensive video EEG monitoring, 24-hour ambulatory EEG, sleep studies, evoked potentials, electromyography (EMG) testing and advanced neuroimaging including MRI and high resolution CT. Staff specialists draw upon the services of many other hospital divisions such as Genetics, Neurosurgery, Developmental Medicine and Behavioral Health.

Typical Disorders

  • Seizure disorders and epilepsy
  • Muscle disorders, including muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Tics and Tourette's syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Sleep disturbances (obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia)
  • Peripheral nerve disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Key Staff & Contact Information

Sidney Charles Bean, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Catherine F. Bodak-Gyovai, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Charles B. Brill, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Stephen J. Falchek, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Director of Epilepsy Program and EEG Laboratory
Badal G. Jain, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Mena T. Scavina, DO
Pediatric Neurologist, Director of MDA Clinic

Professional Staff
Clark, Alisa, RN, MSN, CRNP
Greene, Carol, RN, MSN, CRNP
Tara Pezzuto, APBN

Contact Information:
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

(302) 651-5930
(302) 651-5967 fax

(302) 651-4200 or
(800) 416-4441