Barbara Weissman, MD, is a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Throughout her 25-year career, Dr. Weissman has been engaged in the follow-up of children born prematurely with a risk for later neurodevelopmental problems, in particular cerebral palsy. She is particularly interested in the issues surrounding the secondary disabilities associated with cerebral palsy, including dystonia, dysphagia, spasticity and communication limitations.
Dr. Weissman is in the process of further developing a Cerebral Palsy Program at Children’s and Emory University. An essential goal of this program is to develop clinical research to investigate secondary disabilities associated with cerebral palsy. The vision is to improve outcome and function in this population. Additionally, Dr. Weissman is interested in outcomes following brain injury. She has a long-standing interest in brain injury research and has enjoyed working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a consideration of the long-term consequences of mild brain injury.