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


  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 a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.


See a description of research activities.


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