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Dr. Cynthia Keator joined the John and Jane Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's in July 2012. She is double boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child Neurology and Clinical Epilepsy. A good portion of her clinical practice in spent in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit where she diagnosis and treats patients with epilepsy. She is the director of the Ketogenic Diet Program at Cook Children's and currently serves on the physician advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas.
Dr. Keator received her bachelor of science at Texas A&M University and received her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She completed her pediatric residency, child neurology residency and pediatric epilepsy fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado, affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine.
Dr. Keator's current focus is working as the prime investigator for Cook Children's for the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) which is evaluating children with new onset seizures and new onset infantile spasms, where she has recently published research in this area in regards to etiologies and diagnostic workup for children with new onset infantile spasms.
She is a native of Fort Worth where she was raised and attended Trinity Valley School for 13 years. While in high school, she volunteered at Cook Children's. "I can truly say that it was my volunteer experience that attracted me to pediatrics and Cook Children's. Now having finished my training, it was an easy decision to choose Cook Children's".
Dr. Keator's husband is also a native of Texas. They live in Fort Worth with their German Shepherd. Dr. Keator enjoys spending time with her family who still reside in the DFW area.
PublicationsBook Review: Color Atlas of Neurology, Journal of Child Neurology, accepted 2015, pending publication.
How should children with West syndrome be efficiently and accurately investigated? Results from the National Infantile Spasms Consortium; E Wirrell, C Joshi, R Shellhaas, C Keator, S Kumar, W Mitchell on behalf of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium; Epilepsia; March, 2015.
AbstractsDivision of Child Neurology, School of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Department of Pediatrics, Mountain States Regional Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, and Pediatric Stroke Program, University of Colorado, Denver and The Children's Hospital. Prevalence, Treatments, and Outcomes of Antiphospholipid Antibody Positive-Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Findings from The Children's Hospital,Colorado Cohort. February 2008.
Division of Child Neurology, School of Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Department of Pediatrics, Mountain States Regional Hemophilia And Thrombosis Center, and Pediatric Stroke Program, University of Colorado, Denver and The Children’s Hospital.
Division of Child Neurology, Epilepsy Program, University of Colorado, Denver and The Children’s Hospital Probability of Developing Epilepsy in Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke, June 2010.
Division of Child Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Evolution of Seizures on Continuous Video EEG in Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, Cynthia G. Keator MD, Daniel Arndt MD, Nicholas V. Stence MD, Brent O’Neill MD, Amy Brooks-Kayal MD, Kevin E. Chapman MD. June 2012.
KCNQ2 p.Arg198Gln, a gain-of-function variant presenting recurrently as West syndrome without preceding neonatal seizures; John J. Millichap, Francesco Miceli, Baouyen Tran, Cynthia Keator, Nishtha Joshi, Maurizio Taglialatela, Edward C. Cooper. 2015.
Etiology and Development are Not Significant Predictors of Treatment Response in Infantile Spasms, NISC, 2015.
Research experiencePrimary Investigator: Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium: NISC study- National Infantile Spasm Consortium; January 2013 - present.
Primary Investigator: Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium: EOEC study- Early Onset Epilepsy Consortium; August 2014 - present.
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