1. Special Clinical Fellow - Neuromuscular Disease with A.G. Engel, M.D. Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Pediatric Neurology Residency with William E. Bell, M.D. University of Iowa
  3. Resident - Neurology Residency with A. Sahs, M.D. and M. Van Allen, M.D. Departmental Chairmen. University of Iowa
  4. Resident - Pediatric Residency with G. Donnell, M.D., Chairman. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  5. Internship - Pediatric Internship with G. Donnell, M.D., Chairman. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  6. MD University of Iowa
  7. Research Fellowship - Research Fellow, Department of Pediatrics with H. Zellweger, M.D. University of Iowa
  8. BA - B.A. (Biology), P.J. Reitan Ph.D. Luther College
  9. Undergraduate Research Fellow - National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow with PA Pattee, Ph.D. Iowa State University


  1. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. American Board of Pediatrics

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Neurology
  2. Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Highlights

  • Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Neurology, 1988-present
  • Senior Associate Editor, Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, 1993-present
  • President, Child Neurology Society, 2007-2009


  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neurodysmorphology
  • CP
  • Hydrocephalus/megalencephaly


See my publications


See a description of research activities.