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Pediatric neurologists offer expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired neurological disorders in infants and children. The board-certified pediatric neurologists at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital perform pediatric neurological examinations of the nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation, and reflexes; and sensation, memory, speech, language and other cognitive abilities. They also perform diagnostic tests to aid in their diagnosis and treatment plan.

Through our partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, your child also has access to advanced care and resources, should they require it, in the treatment of such childhood neurological disorders as febrile seizures, autism and muscular atrophy disorders.

In 2012, Northwestern Lake Forest was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high-performing in neurology and neurosurgery. Learn more in our press release.


Ketogenic Diet

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is one of only two medical facilities in the Midwest, and the only one in the Chicago area, recognized by Johns Hopkins Medical Center and the Charlie Foundation to offer a comprehensive ketogenic diet program, a dietary treatment for children with epilepsy who do not respond to conventional medications.

We also offer 24-hour EEG and video monitoring services that are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For emergency care, we have a 24-hour emergency hotline. For appointment scheduling or additional information, please call 847.535.6801.


Center for Child Development (Pediatric Therapy)

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Center for Child Development, we work in tandem with your family's physician to ensure that every child from birth to 21 years of age with developmental, neurological, neuromuscular, orthopaedic and rehabilitative needs receives the best possible diagnostic evaluation and treatment services.

Learn more about the Center for Child Development.

Meet Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Neurologists

All physicians are accepting new patients at their office on the Lake Forest campus. To make an appointment, please call 847.735.8550 or click on the links below.

Laura Goldstein, MD
Board certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Fellowship trained in Clinical Electrophysiology/Neurology

Make an online appointment with Dr. Goldstein >
Ian Katznelson, MD
Board certified in Neurology, Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Medicine
Fellowship trained in Clinical Neurophysiology

Make an online appointment with Dr. Katznelson >
Charulatha Nagar, MD
Board certified in Neurology
Fellowship trained in Neuromuscular Disorders and Clinical Neuromuscular Electromyography

Make an online appointment with Dr. Nagar >

Learn more about Drs. Goldstein, Katznelson and Nagar by clicking on their profiles above or reading the press release.

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