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Howard Kelfer, MD
Cook Children's Physician Network

Howard Kelfer
Education:Dartmouth Medical School; Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency:New England Medical Center, Boston
Fellowship:New England Medical Center, Massachusetts
Board Certified:Pediatrics and Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology

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As the director of neurology at Cook Children's, I'd like to introduce you to our neurology services. We have grown dramatically in the past two decades.  Initially, a small private practice, we were the first specialty practice to join the Cook Children's Physician Network in 1994. Since that time, we have grown to a group of nine neurologists. We take care of children with seizures, headaches, neuromuscular disorders and genetic or acquired illnesses and injuries that affect the brain. From this broad patient population, we've developed specialized 'signature' programs in epilepsy, movement disorders, and neurorehabilitation, and have been recognized nationally for our expertise. 

From my perspective as a clinician, and as chairman of the Cook Children's Physician Network, and vice chair of the Cook Children's Healthcare System Board, I am honored to be part of this innovative and very successful organization. Thank you for inquiring about Cook Children's.


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Kelfer HM, Haller JS: Gowers' Sign in Discitis.  Am J Dis Child.  1982; vol 136: p555.

Kelfer HM, Singer WD, Reynolds RN: Malignant Hyperthermia in a Child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Pediatrics.  1983; vol 71: p118.

Pranzatelli MR, Tate ED... Kelfer HM, et al: B Cell Depletion Therapy for New Onset Opsoclonus-Myoclonus. Movement Disorders.  2010; vol 25: p238


Neurology Specialists at Cook Children's
The experts in the Cook Children's Neurosciences program include neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and nurse practitioners, psychologists,electroencephalography (EEG) technologists, medical assistants and administrative staff. Because we have these experts on hand, we are able to provide some of the most comprehensive patient-centered care for the children in our community and surrounding regions.

Neurosciences Collaboration at Cook Children's
Unique Collaborative Setting is Key to Success for Cook Children’s Neurosciences Team.

What Should I Do if I'm Alone with a Child Who Has a Seizure?
Don’t panic! If you see your child (or any child) convulsing, take a deep breath. It’s more important that you remain calm.

A Visit with the Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Howard Kelfer - Family Support Center
Dr. Howard Kelfer is a long time friend of Our Special Children. His presentation and discussion of pediatric neurology is an opportunity for all of our families to learn more about this subject and to have many of our questions answered.

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