Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


About the Speakers

Sidney M. Gospe, Jr., MD, PhD

Dr. Sidney M. Gospe, Jr. is the Head of the Division of Neurology at Children’s and holds the Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowed Chair in Child Neurology at the University of Washington. He has over 25 years of experience in the evaluation and care of children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Gospe is a native of San Francisco and earned his BS and MS degrees from Stanford University. He then attended Duke University as a member of the MD-PhD program and completed his studies in 1981. His residency training in both pediatrics and child neurology was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (Texas Children’s Hospital). Prior to his recruitment to Seattle Children’s and the UW in 2000, Dr. Gospe was a member of the medical school faculties of the Albany Medical College and the University of California, Davis. At Children’s, Dr. Gospe provides care to patients in the general neurology clinic and the neuromuscular clinic. He also conducts outreach clinics at several sites in Alaska. Dr. Gospe oversees the clinical, research and educational programs of the Division of Neurology. He has conducted basic neuroscience research in neurotoxicology (particularly regarding the effects of maternal exposure to toxicants on fetal brain development. His clinical research has focused on the natural history and genetic aspects of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy.

Dr. Gospe was elected to a two-year term (2010-12) on the Child Neurology Society Board of Directors as Councillor from the West and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Neurology Foundation.