LSUHSC’S Tilton awarded national honor

Ann Henderson Tilton, MD

The Child Neurology Society presented Ann Henderson Tilton, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, with the 2012 Hower Award at the 41st Annual CNS Meeting in November.

The award, given to one child neurologist each year, honors an outstanding teacher and scholar whose contributions to the specialty have been recognized at national and international levels.

Dr. Tilton is a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and Section Chair of Child Neurology at Louisiana State Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is the co-director of the Rehabilitation Center at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and director of the Comprehensive Spasticity Program.  Special interests include neurorehabilitation, neuromuscular disorders, and clinical research in novel uses of botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen in the care of children and young adults with abnormal tone.

Dr. Tilton has been involved on the Executive Committee of the Professors of Child Neurology and active in the national Child Neurology Society as a Councilor, Secretary/treasurer, and served as President of the organization. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Child Neurology Foundation.  Residency education is one of her priorities and she served as a member and Vice Chair of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee. She is currently a Neurology Director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her interest in children with disabilities extends to the American Academy of Pediatrics where she served on the national Council for Children with Disabilities. Additionally, she is a certified member of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation where she served on the executive committee.

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 Clinical Neurophysiology. She has published on numerous topics and has spoken nationally and internationally on child neurology and spasticity management.