Oishei Children’s Hospital

This hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

Oishei Children's Hospital.

Oishei Children’s Hospital has achieved national recognition, with U.S. News and World Report ranking it among the top 20 pediatric hospitals in the country.

This modern pediatric acute and emergency care center provides diagnostic and treatment services to Western New York youth experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances or family relationship problems. It offers a full range of medical and surgical services for children as well as comprehensive women’s health services.

A Level I Pediatric Trauma Center - one of only six in New York State - Oishei can accommodate 185 inpatients, including medical/surgical, ICU and neonatal patients, and adult maternity patients. The hospital admits nearly 28,000 patients annually and treats 123,000 patients in the emergency department or one of its 45 specialty clinics.


You will gain experience in child neurology, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Your training here will focus in part on the treatment and evaluation of epilepsy, including electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials.

Through our strong didactic program, you will participate in daily rounds and a weekly Child Neurology Conference. You also will learn about the basic science underlying EEG as well as normal and abnormal development of the nervous system.

Specialized Facilities

Epilepsy Center and Long-Term Monitoring Unit

Our Level 4 epilepsy center — the highest designation of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers — offers the broadest range of complex medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy.

Housed in a renovated eight-bed unit, the center serves adults and children throughout the region and allows for closed-circuit observation and long-term monitoring of seizure patients.

It is equipped with digital electroencephalography (EEG) and a control room for viewing patients and their overnight EEGs and behavior.

Patients can be recorded on video while brain activity is monitored 24 hours a day. A daytime play area is equipped with EEG hook-ups and continuous video monitoring.

The center involves an interdisciplinary team of neurologists, technicians, nurses and psychiatrists — all with expertise in epilepsy — who provide complete evaluations; intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring; and extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment.

A small conference room has digital connections to the unit’s video cameras and a computer for PowerPoint presentations. Here, faculty and trainees present patient data and video monitoring, fostering discussion of best-care practices with pediatrics specialists.

You will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment procedures utilizing:

  • polysomography (sleep lab)
  • routine and complex video electroencephalogram
  • various types of evoked potentials involving brainstem auditory, visual (both flash and pattern) and somatosensory evoked responses 
  • ambulatory EEG
  • intraoperative monitoring

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic

This multidisciplinary, patient-centered clinic supported by the MDA serves both adult and pediatric patients and provides family support. Patients also benefit from participation in short-term clinical trials conducted here. The clinic, one of two affiliated with UB, is part of a national network of neuromuscular specialty clinics at the forefront of research and clinical care.

You will participate in this clinic during your electromyography and neuromuscular training.


Length of Rotations

Faculty and Staff

  • child neurologists
  • pediatricians
  • psychiatrists

Patient Population

  • pediatric inpatients and outpatients of all ages
  • maternity and high-risk maternity patients
  • 1,000 critically ill full-term or premature newborns per year
  • patients drawn from throughout Upstate New York
  • eight neurology beds
  • average daily neurology census: 6
  • 51 percent male/49 percent female
  • Admitted to neurology services: 400/year

Top Neurology Diagnoses

  • epilepsy
  • neuro-oncology
  • autism and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • syncope and other alterations of consciousness
  • infections
  • movement disorder
  • pain
  • disorders of cranial nerves and intracranial pressure, muscle disease, psychiatric disorders, stroke and related disorders, neoplastic disease, other degenerative diseases, trauma (outpatient)