Children’s Hospital of Michigan names Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy as Chief of the division of pediatric neurology

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan names Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy as Chief of the division of pediatric neurology

20 Jan, 2017

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan recently named Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy as Chief of the hospital’s Division of Pediatric Neurology.

According to Luanne Thomas-Ewald, CEO of the hospital, the appointment of Dr. Swivaswamy demonstrates the hospital’s “strong commitment” to relying on both “outstanding research and powerfully effective clinical teaching skills” in the continuing quest for improved patient care and outcomes.

“She’s an outstanding clinician as well as a passionately dedicated teacher and researcher. And of course, her patients and their families greatly value her expertise, commitment and compassion. We’re lucky to have her taking up this new leadership role.”

Sivaswamy has worked at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan for the past 11 years treating patients and serving in multiple leadership capacities. She recently served as the Medical Director of the Headache Clinic, a role for which she has received national recognition over the past 7 years.

A specialist in headache medicine, Dr. Sivaswamy has led multiple clinical research studies on migraine therapy and persistent headaches in children. She has published her research in high impact journals, such as Pediatric Neurology and the Journal of Pediatrics.

Dr. Sivaswamy also dedicates her time and energy to educating medical students, residents, and fellows through the Wayne State University School of Medicine where she serves as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Sivaswamy attended medical school at the Madras Medical College in India and completed her residency in pediatric neurology at Henry Ford Hospital. She then completed a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

“I’m honored to have been selected for this new responsibility,” said Dr. Sivaswamy. “The Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Division of Neurology are both near and dear to my heart, after eleven years of service here.

“My number-one goal, of course, will be to do my best to help us continue to provide the best-quality patient care that we’re capable of at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. And I’m also passionately interested in continuing my research in chronic headaches, training pediatric neurology residents and pursuing cutting edge technologies in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.

“This is a wonderfully exciting time to be working in pediatric neurology, and I’m going to do my best to provide effective leadership for all of our hard-working clinicians, teachers and researchers in our specialty at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan!”

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