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Howard P Goodkin, MD, PhD

Department: Neurology Division: Pediatric Neurology Title: Shure Professor of Pediatric Neurology ABMS Certification: Neurology/Child Neurology 2002; Clinical Neurophysiology 2003; Epilepsy 2014

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic
University Hospital Ground Floor 1221 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.924.2706 | Fax: 434.982.1726


Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Howard P. Goodkin, MD, PhD, serves as the director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and vice-chair of research for the Department of Neurology. He received his undergraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and his postgraduate medical education at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Goodkin joined the UVA faculty in 2002. His specialties are children with epilepsy and sports-related concussions. He also serves as the neurology consultant for the UVA sports teams and is involved in several studies investigating concussions in middle school, high school and collegiate student-athletes. He is an educator at the local and national level. Currently, he serves as the program director for the child neurology residency program and is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society’s Council on Education. In addition, he has served as a councilor for the Professors of Child Neurology and on several committees for the Child Neurology Society.

Other involvements include: membership on NIH study sections, the scientific advisory board for Citizens United in Research (CURE) and the scientific advisory board for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. He is currently on the editorial board of Neurology, Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research and Surgical Neurology International. He’s also an associate editor of Wyllie’s “The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practices” and co-editor of “Epilepsy,” which will be published as part of the Neurology in Practice series.

Learn more about Dr. Howard Goodkin (video).



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