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Children’s Hospital of Michigan names new head of pediatric neurology

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Children’s Hospital of Michigan has a new head of the Division of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy, who has been interim division chief for the past year, takes over that role immediately.

For the past 11 years, Sivaswamy has served as both a treating physician at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and also as an assistant/associate professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She has also been medical director of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Headache Clinic for the past seven years and is a widely published pioneering researcher in pediatric headache disorders and therapy.


Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy

“She’s an outstanding clinician as well as a passionately dedicated teacher and researcher,” says Luanne Thomas-Ewald, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “And, of course, her patients and their families greatly value her expertise, commitment and compassion. We’re lucky to have her taking up this new leadership role.”

Sivaswamy received Children’s Hospital of Michigan “Teacher of the Year” awards in 2014 and 2015.

She is a graduate of Madras Medical College in Madras, India, and completed her residency in pediatric neurology at Henry Ford Hospital and a fellowship in that specialty at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

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