Howard P Goodkin

Howard P Goodkin, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurology
Call 434.924.2706
Primary Location:
Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic

Ground Floor

1221 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:
ABMS Certification:
Neurology/Child Neurology 2002; Clinical Neurophysiology 2003; Epilepsy 2014
Research Interests:

Status epilepticus, seizures, epilepsy, sports concussion. A founding member of the pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG), he has an ongoing collaboration to better define the epidemiology and treatment of children with refractory status epilepticus.

Clinical Practice:
Chronic Neck Pain, Epilepsy, Seizures and Epilepsy-child, Headaches-child, Myasthenia Gravis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Seizure Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Concussion, Migraine, Neurocutaneous Disorders, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Neurology Services, Pediatric Neurology, Tuberous Sclerosis

Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Howard P. Goodkin, MD, PhD, serves as the director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and vice-chair of research for the Department of Neurology. He received his undergraduate medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and his postgraduate medical education at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Goodkin joined the UVA faculty in 2002. His specialties are children with epilepsy and sports-related concussions. He also serves as the neurology consultant for the UVA sports teams and is involved in several studies investigating concussions in middle school, high school and collegiate student-athletes. He is an educator at the local and national level. Currently, he serves as the program director for the child neurology residency program and is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society’s Council on Education. In addition, he has served as a councilor for the Professors of Child Neurology and on several committees for the Child Neurology Society.

Other involvements include: membership on NIH study sections, the scientific advisory board for Citizens United in Research (CURE) and the scientific advisory board for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. He is currently on the editorial board of Neurology, Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research and Surgical Neurology International. He’s also an associate editor of Wyllie’s “The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practices” and co-editor of “Epilepsy,” which will be published as part of the Neurology in Practice series. 

  • 2011-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
Washington University, 1995
Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO; Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA