Toni Pearson, MDThe department of neurology, division of pediatric neurology, together with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, recently announced the appointment of Toni Pearson, MD, as medical director of the Cerebral Palsy (CP) Center.

“Dr. Pearson is a highly skilled pediatric neurologist with specialty training in pediatric movement disorders, including cerebral palsy and dystonia,” says Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD, division director for pediatric neurology. “She is committed to understanding and improving the care for children with these disorders.”

Originally from Australia, Dr. Pearson began her studies at the University of Sydney and continued her medical education and training at Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Columbia University. Most recently she served as pediatric neurologist and assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai in New York City.

In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Pearson has overseen multiple research studies on pediatric movement disorders and authored numerous articles related to her research. She was awarded an American Academy of Neurology Foundation clinical research training fellowship in 2009 to study mechanisms of motor learning and recovery in children.

“Our CP team is excited to welcome Dr. Pearson and move forward under her leadership. She shares our philosophy of recognizing that each child is unique and deserves the best care available to enjoy a happy and healthy life,” says Dr. Schlaggar.

He notes that the pediatric neurology division’s mission continues to focus on providing top-quality care for children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders and to provide support, education and appropriate services for their parents, family and caregivers.

To make a referral to Dr. Pearson or learn more about the CP Center, contact Children’s Direct, 800.678.HELP (4357).