CHLA receives ACGME Accreditation for pediatric epilepsy fellowship

We at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are pleased to share great news from one of our local epilepsy centers. Our partners, colleagues and friends at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles report that:

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has become one of the first healthcare organizations in the nation to have an accredited Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship. More than 30,000 children in Los Angeles County have epilepsy and currently, there is a shortage of experienced physicians to provide care. CHLA’s comprehensive, state-of-the-art Epilepsy Program has earned level 4 certification from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers—the highest level possible. Supported by an endowment from the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), CHLA’s Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship will enroll two child neurologists each year to train the next generation of epilepsy specialists. Congratulations to Rima Jubran, MD, Deborah Holder, MD, Doug Nordli, MD, Kiarash Sadrieh, MD, and Michele VanHirtum-Das, MD, for leading this accreditation process to this successful result.

The endowment from our EFGLA was made possible by the funds raised through our annual Care and Cure Benefit.  Our Care and Cure Benefit helps ensure that children with epilepsy can get specialty care and that epilepsy specialty care and research thrives in our region – giving children and their families hope for care and cures.

Please join us for this year’s Care and Cure Benefit on May 10, 2018 in Beverly Hills.

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