Pediatrics – Neurology
BMC’s Pediatric Neurology division is committed to clinical excellence and compassionate coordinated care for children and their families across the broad spectrum of healthcare settings, from the emergency room to inpatient admission and outpatient appointments. We pride ourselves on the exceptional care we provide to every patient, without exception.
As an academic teaching hospital and trauma center, BMC’s resources and state-of-the-art facilities, together with the expertise and research capabilities of our multidisciplinary staff, enable us to meet the constantly evolving, complex needs of our patients and their families. We are located in Boston Medical Center’s beautiful Shapiro Center in Boston’s historic South End.
BMC made the news! Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Torres and our bilingual services.
Special Kids, Special Help
As part of our mission to advocate for our families and children, together with the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics we have developed a special website to help families and caretakers find trustworthy and reliable information and resources about epilepsy, autism, and developmental disorders:
Pediatric Neurology - We're here to help.
Seizure and Epilepsy Outreach Service
Epilepsy Outreach Line
617.414.5535 // 617.414.4501
We have also created a telephone service to help promote community awareness, education and advocacy for children and their families in coping with seizures and or epilepsy. The target audience includes children who have epilepsy, children who have had one or more seizures, daycare and school personnel, primary care providers, parents and relatives.
We understand that families, school personnel, and affected children may have many questions about seizures, epilepsy, EEGs, and other epilepsy-related topics. Our goal is to give families and their communities the knowledge and awareness to cope with whatever medical, social, and emotional challenges are presented to them. If you have a question, please call. We're here to help. Our hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Bilingual Open-Access Concussion Clinics
Boston Medical Center has recently established multiple clinics dedicated to expediting the treatment of head injuries, concussions, and other pediatric neurological conditions. Treating patients from infancy through age 21, BMC offers specifically bilingual clinics at its East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and clinics serving the Lawrence-Lowell and Fitchburg regions.
Headed by internationally distinguished BMC pediatric neurologist and native Spanish speaker, Dr. Alcy Torres of Ecuador, the clinics offer an alternative for those who aren’t necessarily comfortable in the English speaking medical care system.
Additionally, BMC’s first open-access concussion clinic in the new, state-of-the-art Shapiro Center will enable more children with concussion, head trauma or who have other problems that require immediate attention, to be seen quickly. Open-access concussion clinic is held Fridays from 9-12pm with Dr. Torres. Please call 617.414.0465 for more information.
Some of the more typical neurological disorders and diseases we diagnosis and treat are:
- Attention deficit, learning and processing disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders, PDD
- Developmental delays
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Headache and migraine disorders
- Head and Spinal Cord Trauma
- Head shape or head size disorders
- Infections or inflammatory processes
- Motor impairments: cerebral palsy, ataxias, hypotonia, and hypertonia
- Movement disorders: Tourette syndrome, other tic disorders, chorea, dystonia
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Neurogenetic or hereditary disorders
- Progressive neurologic disorders such as mitochondrial disorders, leukodystrophy
- Second Opinion - Epilepsy
- Second Opinion
- Sleep disorders
To find a more complete list of problems, conditions, and symptoms we treat, please navigate to our Diseases and Conditions section.