Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


About the Speakers

Kathryn Idol Xixis, MD

Kathryn Xixis, MD

Kathryn Idol Xixis, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She completed her combined Pediatrics and Child Neurology training at Duke University. Prior to matriculating to the University of Virginia, Dr. Xixis worked for several years at East Tennessee State University where her work with residents and medical students ignited her interest in medical education. She currently serves as Program Director for the Child Neurology Residency Program at UVA, and she is a member of the UVA Academy for Excellence in Education. Additionally, Dr. Xixis has a clinical interest in neurofibromatosis and helped to establish the UVA Comprehensive Pediatric Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Outside of medicine, Dr. Xixis enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, Terry, and their two young sons, James and William.

Sucheta Joshi, MD

Sucheta Joshi, MD

Sucheta Joshi is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan), in Ann Arbor, and Medical Director of the Epilepsy program there. She grew up on the West coast of India, in Mumbai, where she went to medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and completed a residency in Pediatrics. After moving to the U.S, she trained at the University of California San Francisco (Pediatrics), Stanford University (Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology). Following this, she joined the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her clinical and academic interests are taking care of children with complex epilepsy, improving access to care via telemedicine and transition of care for adolescents with epilepsy.

Dr. Joshi is the current chair of the steering committee of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium, which serves to foster collegial and collaborative multicenter research in Pediatric Epilepsy. 

Her association with the Child Neurology society goes back to her residency,  when she was awarded the Junior member award in 2000. Since then the Child Neurology Society has been her academic home, with opportunities to serve on the International affairs committee, the Scientific Planning Committee and now on the Executive Committee as Councilor from the Midwest.