Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


About the Speakers

Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, PhD

Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, PhD

Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chief and Ponzio Family Chair of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado  Dr. Brooks-Kayal trained at Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She joined the University of Colorado in 2008 after 13 years on the faculty at University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Brooks-Kayal’s area of clinical expertise is pediatric epilepsy. Her research focuses on the effects of seizure activity on neurotransmitter systems with particular emphasis on understanding the regulation of GABAA receptor expression in development and epileptogenesis, and development of new therapies for epilepsy.  Dr. Brooks-Kayal is an active member of multiple professional societies including Child Neurology Society, American Neurology Association, American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, and American Epilepsy Society.  She is a past recipient of the Child Neurology Society’s Young Investigator Award (1999) and recently completed a term as President of the American Epilepsy Society. She acted as Co-Chair and Steward for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Epilepsy Research Benchmarks, is the former Chairperson of the NIH CNNT Study Section and currently is a member of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council.