Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory School of Medicine recently named Ton J. de Grauw, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and researcher, to be the new chief of the Childrenâ€™s Neurosciences Program and Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory. In his roles, he will oversee the delivery of specialized care for children with neurological disorders and foster the growth of pediatric neurosciences academic initiatives.
Dr. de Grauw has been the Director of the Neurology Clinical and Training Programs in Child Neurology for the Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital Medical Center since 1996. He is a native of the Netherlands and received his medical degree from Katholieke Universiteit in The Netherlands and a doctorate from Free University in Amsterdam. He is a well-established physician scientist and a member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society and the International Child Neurology Society. Bringing 30 years of experience to Childrenâ€™s and Emory, his personal interests include neurodevelopmental deficits and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as neurometabolic disorders such as those that are affected by energy metabolism. Dr. de Grauw also is versed in the neurological aspects of language development.