Loma Linda University Children's Hospital - Pediatric Neurology Team - Physicians

Team

Gregory Aaen, MD

Dr. Gregory Aaen graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2003. He obtained two years of general pediatric training and then finished three years of pediatric neurology training at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in 2008. Also in 2008, he pursued fellowship training in pediatric demyelinating disease at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Aaen obtained a Master's degree in Psychology from Loma Linda University in 2000. Dr. Aaen's special interests are in pediatric multiple sclerosis and acquired demyelinating diseases in children. He lives in Loma Linda with his wife Stephanie and their dogs Snoopy and Lucy.

Stephen Ashwal, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Chief, Pediatric Neurology

Stephen Ashwal
Dr. Stephen Ashwal has been a member of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital since 1976 and currently serves as Chief of the Division. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1970, did his pediatric training at Bellevue Hospital in New York and completed his training in child neurology at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in pediatrics and in adult neurology and psychiatry with special competence in child neurology. Dr. Ashwal has been an active member of the Child Neurology Society since 1975. He has also written or edited several books in the field of child neurology and does research related to areas of acute brain injury in children. He also serves as co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Pain Assessment Clinics. Dr. Ashwal is committed to the care of children with serious neurological disorders as well as helping families optimize their long-term potential.

Sarah Roddy, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Sarah Roddy
Dr. Sarah Roddy has been a member of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital since 1996. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1980. She completed her pediatric training and pediatric neurology training at Loma Linda University. She is board certified in pediatrics and in neurology with special competence in child neurology. From 1986 to 1995, Dr. Roddy was a member of the Division of Child Neurology at the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Roddy sees patients will all types of neurological disorders but has a special interest in Tic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, and learning disabilities. She serves as the Director for the Touretts Syndrome Clinic.

Chalmer McClure, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Chalmer McClure
Dr. Chalmer McClure has been an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital since 1998. His degrees include an MS and PhD in anatomy, as well as an MD. Dr. McClure completed his residency training in pediatrics at LLUCH and his specialty training in child neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualification in child neurology and is a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the Director of the Pediatric Stroke Clinic and co-Directs the Vagus Nerve Stimulator Clinic.

Standford Shu, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Stanford Shu
Dr. Standford Shu has been a member of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at LLUCH since 1997. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1992 and completed child neurology at LLUCH in 1997. He is board certified in pediatric neurology. Dr. Shu sees patients with a variety of neurologic disorders including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, muscle disorders, headaches, congenital malformation of the brain, movement disorders, and learning disabilities. He is the Co-Director of the Vagus Nerve Stimulator Clinic. Dr. Shu's research interests include acute brain injury due to trauma and asphyxia as well as neurologic issues in newborns.

David Michelson, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology

David Michelson
Dr. David Michelson attended medical school at University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed pediatric residency at Kaiser Hospital Oakland, California, and child neurology fellowship at LLUCH. He is also board certified in pediatric neurology. Dr. Michelson is active is providing clinical neurology lectures to residents and medical students. His research interests include diagnostic and prognostic brain imaging of children with brain injury.

Teresa Serna, MS, RN, PCCNP/CNS, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist

Teresa Serna
Teresa Serna is the pediatric nurse practitioner for the Child Neurology Team. She completed her master's program at Loma Linda University School of Nursing specializing in pediatric critical care clinical specialty and her pediatric critical care nurse practitioner certification in 1992. In 1998, she received an additional post master's program certification specializing in pediatric primary care. Teresa has been an employee of LLUCH since 1992 and had nearly a decade of clinical experience in pediatric neurosurgery prior to joining the Child Neurology Team in 2001. She enjoys assisting in the total spectrum of care surrounding the vast variety of pediatric patients who attend the Child Neurology Clinics. Teresa serves as the Pediatric Neurology Nurse Pracitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist.