Joanna Sarah Blackburn

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Joanna Blackburn, MD received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed her pediatrics residency at NYU and her child neurology residency at Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago). She then completed a fellowship in pediatric movement disorders at University of Rochester. She joined the faculty at Northwestern University/Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in 2012. Additionally she has been the program directory for the child neurology residency training program since 2013.

My academic interests focus on the advancement in treatment of pediatric movement disorders as well as the advancement of genetic diagnosis of pediatric movement disorders.

My clinical are of interest is child neurology with a focus on movement disorders in children. These include tics/Tourette syndrome, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, ataxia and chorea. I have outpatient clinics dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of these disorders. In addition, I participate in a monthly movement disorders genetic clinic with the Northwestern Movement Disorders Center.

Certifications and Licenses

Child Neurology

Training Experience

2008Residency, New York University School of Medicine
2011Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
2012Fellowship, University of Rochester

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Rochester

… → 2006

Research interests

  • Movement Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology


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