Pediatric Neurosurgery possible standard of board certification in both general neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. Pediatric Neurosurgery is the branch of Neurosurgery that is concerned with the disorders of the nervous system and its Caring for a child with a neurosurgical problem is a team effort. supporting structures in children. Children are not just As the parent or guardian you are an essential team member. miniature adults. They have unique physiology and problems. Pediatric Epilepsy The specialty of Pediatric Neurosurgery is exclusively practiced by approximately 140 surgeons in the United States. Board We specialize in the comprehensive evaluation of patients with certification in Pediatric Neurosurgery requires additional difficult to treat epilepsy. Most patients can be treated Center for Pediatric training and certification above that required for certification successfully with medications, but they are patients in whom Neurosurgery & Neuroscience Center for Pediatric in general Neurosurgery (adult and pediatric). Typical medications produce unacceptable side effects or are not able Neurosurgery & Neuroscience neurosurgical cases that we care for are congenital to control seizures. These patients are best served by a in affiliation with the University of South Florida malformations of the nervous system, head injuries, epilepsy, comprehensive epilepsy program where there are evaluated for 880 Sixth Street South, Suite 310 spasticity, brain tumors, spine problems, and hydrocephalous other treatment options such as surgical resection, ketogenic St. Petersburg, FL 33701 amongst others. diet, or vagal nerve stimulation. We also provide consultations Phone: 727-767-8181 for the management of antiepileptic medications. The five pediatric neurosurgeons that comprise the Center for Fax: 727-767-8030 Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience make it the largest After you make an appointment, we will ask you to help us Carolyn M. Carey, M.D.* pediatric neurosurgery practice group in North America. The obtain your previous evaluations. We need not only the Sarah J. Gaskill, M.D.* Toll Free: 1-866-681-CPNN (2766) practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery requires not only the written records, but the actual MRIs of the brain and the EEG studies (usually on discs). Our evaluation includes an initial Arthur E. Marlin, M.D.* services of surgeons but also the support of many other appointment where Dr. Winesett will examine the child and go 4600 N. Habana Avenue, Suite 2 Luis F. Rodriguez, M.D. subspecialists and midlevel providers. All of the neurosurgeons, with the exception of Dr. Carolyn M. Carey are over your child’s history. He will then personally review the Tampa, FL 33614 Phone: 813-872-1906 Gerald F. Tuite, M.D.* full-time faculty members employed by the University of MRI of the brain and EEGs provided and decide if further South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of evaluation is necessary. Further evaluation may include Fax: 813-872-6104 S. Parrish Winesett, M.D.** Neurosurgery. CPNN and the USF College of Medicine have studies such as video EEG monitoring in our neuromonitoring entered into and currently maintain an Affiliation Agreement unit, repeating the MRI of the brain utilizing specialized Outreach Clinics: to provide collaboration in the education and training of epilepsy protocols, PET or SPECT scans, genetic and metabolic Brandon, Lakeland and Ft. Myers Fellows medical students and postgraduate physicians-in-training and testing. Generally, further testing can be performed at All the delivery of services to patients. Children’s Hospital. If the evaluation shows that one of these *American Academy of Pediatrics www.pediatricneurosurgeryandneuroscience.com advanced epilepsy therapies would be helpful, these can also be *American College of Surgeons These neurosurgeons have a cumulative practice experience of more than 100 years of pediatric neurosurgical practice. performed at All Children’s Hospital. Diplomates They also have published more than 200 scientific articles We seek to provide state of the art therapy for epilepsy *American Board of and book chapters as well as several books. They have served focusing on those patients that most need our help. We work Neurological Surgery as Chairman of Departments, neurosurgery training hard to keep your neurologist and pediatrician informed. Once *American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery program directors, officers of national neurosurgery the evaluation is complete and therapy is instituted, we will **American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology organizations, and hospital administrative positions return you to the care of your referring neurologist and including CEO. All of these neurosurgeons meet the highest provide advice as needed. About Our Providers Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. Dr. Luis F. Rodriguez, M.D. After completing his neurosurgical different area hospitals from 2001 through until 2007. He now is an Gaskill is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric training at the University of Michigan in 2004, Dr. Rodriguez moved Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of South Carolyn M. Carey, M.D. After completing her neurosurgical training Neurological Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of to Salt Lake City to complete his Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship Florida. He has written multiple academic chapters in pediatric and at Temple University in 1989, Dr. Carey moved to Salt Lake City to Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons at Primary Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah. He then adult epilepsy. He is Board Certified in Adult epilepsy with a special complete her Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship at Primary and the American Association of Neurosurgery. Additionally, she is relocated to Florida in 2005 and is an Assistant Professor in the competence in Pediatric Neurology. His practice is limited to the Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah. During this time she Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida in a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the evaluation of intractable epilepsy for advanced procedures such as earned her MBA from the University of Utah. She then went on to American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the author of over fifty affiliation with Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery & Neuroscience. surgical resection, vagal nerve stimulators, ketogenic diet, and work at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine as an Associate publications and co-author of the Handbook of Pediatric Neurology He is a member of the American Association of Neurological complex medication management including experimental trials. Professor of Neurosurgery until 2001 when she relocated to Florida and Neurosurgery. Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of to join Florida Pediatric Neurosurgery, Inc. Now she is the owner Abbey Gjeldum, PA-C Received a Bachelor of Science in Biology Arthur E. Marlin, M.D. Dr. Marlin was in practice for 28 years in Pediatrics and Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society. His and President of the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery & from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign in 2004. She San Antonio, TX before coming to the University of South Florida, primary neurosurgical focus is with spine issues in children. Neuroscience. Dr. Carey is also an affiliate faculty member with the joined the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience after where he is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He also Gerald F. Tuite, M.D. Dr. Tuite began practicing pediatric receiving her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. Dr. served as CEO of Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas from neurosurgery in Florida in 1996 after completing his neurosurgical University of Florida in 2008. Carey is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric 1998 to 2003. After receiving his medical degree from McGill training. He returns to the University of Florida as an Associate Neurological Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Heather M. Goodson, PA-C, ATC Received a Bachelor of Science in University, Dr. Marlin completed a surgical internship at the Professor after a two year relocation to Charleston, South Carolina Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Exercise and Sport Sciences with a specialization in Athletic Training University of Minnesota Hospitals, followed by surgical residency at where he served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological and a minor in Health Science Education in December 2005 and a New York University Medical Center. Dr. Marlin is Medical Director Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Tuite completed college at Surgeons and the American Association of Neurosurgery. Dr. Carey Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in June of 2008 from the of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Tampa Children’s at St. Joseph’s Washington University, medical school at Northwestern University is also the Associate Director of Trauma at All Children’s Hospital. University of Florida. Heather has been working for the Center for Hospital. He is a member of American College of Surgeons, the and then he received his general neurosurgical training at the Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since August 2008. Sarah J. Gaskill, M.D. A graduate of the University of Texas Health American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Pediatric University of Michigan. He then completed a combined spinal and Science Center San Antonio, Dr. Gaskill completed a Surgical Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital Flora Lam, PA-C Graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Internship and Neurological Surgery residency at Duke University American Association of Neurosurgery. He is a past Chairman of for Children in London, England followed by a more specialized in Dietetics and then in June of 2003 a Master’s in Physician Medical Center. Her Pediatric Neurological Surgery fellowship was the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological fellowship at Baylor where he focused on the surgical treatment of Assistant Studies from the University of Florida. In addition to her completed in San Antonio, Texas where she practiced until she was Surgery. He is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric children with brain tumors, brachial plexus injuries, and craniofacial 3 year experience as a PA in Critical Care Medicine Flora has been recruited in June of 2006 as an Associate Professor in the Neurological Surgery. disorders. Dr. Tuite is board certified in Neurological Surgery and affiliated with the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurological Surgery and he is a member of all the major Neuroscience since April of 2006. neurosurgical associations, including the American Society of Devon Truong, PA-C Received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Practice Information • Patients are responsible for arranging precertification/ Pediatric Neurosurgery. Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida authorization for the office visit. • Our office is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through and in June 2002 a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the S. Parrish Winesett, M.D. Dr. Winesett was in private Pediatric Friday. Please call during regular office hours for routine • PLEASE KEEP APPOINTMENTS. If you are unable to come to Neurology practice in Safety Harbor for six years before closing his University of Florida. Devon has been working with the Center for questions and concerns. If you feel you have a neurosurgical a scheduled appointment please notify the office at least 24 practice and doing an Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship through the Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since September of 2002. emergency after hours, please call the office and the answering hours in advance. Keeping appointments is critical to our University of South Florida and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, service will have the on call provider contact you. For life- providing good care for your child as well as our other patients. All of our Physician Assistants are certified by the National Ohio. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1989. He Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. threatening emergencies call 911. • Your pediatrician coordinates your child's care. For general did a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the • When you first come to the office you will be asked to fill out an health concerns please contact your pediatrician. Your University of South Florida from 1989-1993 becoming Board Christine Hancock, Practice Administrator Has been with the information packet. A copy will be made of your insurance pediatrician is in the best position to decide if specialty Certified in both of these specialties. This was followed by a Pediatric Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since card & ID. As a courtesy, we will file insurance forms for you. consultation is necessary. Neurology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee December 2006. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare Payment for services is expected at the time of service. from 1993-1996. He spent five years working in The VA system with the emphasis in pediatrics. She is a member of the Medical • It is best to call before coming to the Emergency Room, unless performing diagnostic neuromuscular testing and teaching residents Group Management Association, Professional Association of • If diagnostic studies (x-rays, etc.) have been done prior to your you feel it is an immediate, life-threatening condition. at the University of South Florida from 1996-2001.During this Healthcare Office Managers, and a nominee with the American visit, the actual films or disc are needed to complete the evaluation. Copies of pertinent records should be brought as well. • Write down questions you have about your child’s condition or care. period, he also served as Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care. He College of Medical Practice Executives and a member with the had a private practice in the Tampa Bay Area working at many Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society.
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