General Child Neurology
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Jan. 30, 2024
Professor of Neurology and
Section Chair of Child Neurology
Health Science Center
Director, Rehabilitation Center and Comprehensive Spasticity Program
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
Special interests: Neurorehabilitation, neuromuscular disorders, and clinical applications as well as research in novel uses of botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen in the care of children and young adults with abnormal tone. She has won awards for innovation in this area.
Dr. Tilton has been involved in the Professors of Child Neurology (PCN) executive committee and active in the national Child Neurology Society (CNS) as a councilor, Secretary/Treasurer, and President of the organization.
Dr. Tilton is the immediate Past-President of the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF). She is actively involved in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors, where she just completed her service as Vice-President.
Residency education is one of her priorities, and she served as a member and Vice-Chair of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee (RRC). She recently completed her role as the Chair of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Her interest in children with disabilities extends to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where she served on the National Council for Children with Developmental Disabilities. She is presently the Director of the Rehabilitation Center at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
Dr. Tilton has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Clinical Neurophysiology. She has extensive publications on numerous topics and has spoken nationally and internationally on child neurology, advancing patients with disabilities, and spasticity management.
Dr. Tilton has received honorariums from Allergan and Ipsen as an educator, advisor, and consultant.