Demyelinating Disease Program

About Us

The Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas offers comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care for children affected by a variety of rare autoimmune conditions. We are one of only two comprehensive Transverse Myelitis Programs in the world, and we have been treating patients since 2009.

Conditions we treat include:
• Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
• Anti-NMDAR encephalitis
• Autoimmune encephalitis
• Multiple sclerosis
• Neuromyelitis optica (NMO, also known as Devic’s disease)
• Transverse myelitis

We specialize in the acute and chronic care of children who have had central nervous system injuries from inflammatory conditions. We manage medical and surgical issues and provide the following services:
 
• Evaluations for novel treatment protocols
• Immunomodulation
• Immunosuppression
• Neuropsychological assessments
• Programs in nerve transplant procedure
• Rehabilitation
• School performance evaluations
• Symptom management
• Urologic evaluations
• Vision testing

Resources for Families

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Meet the Team

Here is a list of the health care professionals who are part of the Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program team at Children’s.

Neurology
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS (Director)Benjamin M Greenberg

Nerve Transplants (Plastic Surgery)
Jonathan Cheng, MDJonathan Cheng

Neuropsychologist
Lana Harder, PhD. ABPPLana Harder

Rehabilitation Services
Melanie Farrar, PT, DPT FarrarMelanie

Nurses
Audrey Ayres, RN
Patricia Plumb, RN

Social Workers
Caroline Mooi, LCSW
Katherine Treadaway, LCSW

School Liason
Linda McCowen

Ophthalmology Technician
Darrel Conger