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Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

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Dr. Bernard Maria Credits: Atlantic Health System
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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by peers as an outstanding teacher and scholar. There is a particular emphasis on contributions to child neurology at other national and international levels.

“I am deeply humbled by this award, and the opportunity to honor two of my mentors that were past Hower recipients, John Menkes and John Freeman,” Maria said. “I am so grateful to all the children, families, students, and colleagues I have served.”

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Dr. Maria was instrumental in developing Atlantic Health Children’s Health’s specialty services for children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders including:

·         Autism and development – Goryeb Autism and Development Center

·         Brain and spinal tumors – Goryeb Neuro-Oncology Program

·         Concussion – Goryeb Concussion Program

·         Epilepsy – Goryeb Epilepsy Program

·         Headache and Migraine – Goryeb Headache Program

·         Muscle and Nerve diseases – Goryeb Neuromuscular Program

·         All general neurology problems

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Dr. Maria on this penultimate recognition,” said Dr. Walter Rosenfeld, chairman of pediatrics, Atlantic Health System. “Patients and their families who are in need of top neurology services can feel confident in the staff at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, which we are proud to say is led by the top pediatric neurologist in the country.”

In addition to shaping future research directions about neurobiology, autism, mitochondrial disease, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, and rare diseases, Dr. Maria has lectured on these topics nationally and internationally.

“The Hower Award is the Child Neurology Society’s highest honor, given annually to a child neurologist in recognition for sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of Child Neurology and to the Child Neurology Society,” said Dr. Jonathan W. Mink, MD PhD, President, Child Neurology Society. “We congratulate Dr. Maria on being the 2018 recipient of this honor and look forward to his presentation at our next Annual Meeting.”

Dr. Maria received his M.D. from the Université de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, and subsequently earned his M.B.A. from the University of Florida. He completed his pediatrics residency at McGill University and pediatric neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology at The MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (with a special qualification in child neurology).

Dr. Maria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Elected Active Member of The Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society, the oldest medical society in America. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2001 for Neurobiology of Disease in Children conferences, and he has been named to national top/best doctors lists multiple times.

Dr. Maria has held a number of professorial roles over his tenure, including Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neurosciences (with Tenure), at the Medical University of South Carolina, Distinguished Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neurosurgery (with Tenure) at the Medical College of Georgia—Georgia Regents University, and currently serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has chaired two departments of pediatrics and was founding director of the largest pediatric research institute in the Carolinas, the Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute.

For more information about the services offered at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, visit: atlantichealth.org.

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