Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians
In this blog series, we will introduce you to several internationally recognized clinicians and researchers who are thought leaders both inside and outside of HH and who will serve as facilitators, presenters
Meet Dr. Varina L. Boerwinkle
Varina Boerwinkle, MD is the medical director of the Neuro-Critical Care. Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Boerwinkle was the assistant professor of Pediatric Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and a
Dr. Boerwinkle earned her bachelor’s degree in
Dr. Boerwinkle is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. She is a world leader in resting state-functional MRI for children, a tool she brings to Barrow at Phoenix Children’s for epilepsy surgery planning.
Dr. Boerwinkle is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Child Neurology Society.
Dr. Boerwinkle will be presenting an update on her research. She developed
What is your specialty training and background?
I am a pediatric neurologist and a specialist in resting state functional MRI (RS) in pediatric epilepsy.
How did you become interested in HH research and care? What are your contributions to the HH field of research and care?
As I am the director of the functional MRI Lab and study every patient evaluated for intractable epilepsy, I have acquired the largest
The Symposium is important because
The meeting of the world’s experts on HH caregivers and families allows for the most open exchange of ideas and problems directly from those who are on the front lines to the scientists with the brightest ideas and
Outside of work passions
I love to be outdoors – hiking, biking, camping, scuba diving, and traveling.