Paediatric Neurology

Prof. Dr. Gopen Kumar Kundu Chairman, Dept. of Paediatric Neurology

Paediatric Neurology or child neurology refers to a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in neonates (newborns), infants, children and adolescents. The discipline of child neurology encompasses diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles and blood vessels that affect individuals in these age groups.

Paediatric Neurology is a department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University initiated in March 2016. Currently, it is running as an academic organ of Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) at 6th Floor, F Block of BSMMU campus.




Services provided by specialists in this field include:

  • Genetic diseases of the nervous system
  • Congenital metabolic abnormalities that affect the nervous system
  • Neurological developmental problems during childhood
  • Childhood epilepsy
  • Movement disorders such as cerebral palsy
  • Abnormal mental development, speech disabilities and learning disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Head injuries and their complications
  • Brain tumors
  • Neuromuscular medicine
  • Sleep disorders
  • Vascular neurology
  • Intellectual disability
Paediatric Neurology Team
2 Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter Professor, Paediatric Neurology
3 Prof. Dr. Gopen Kumar Kundu Professor, Paediatric Neurology
4 Dr. Kanij Fatema Associate Professor, Paediatric Neurology
5 Dr. Syeda Tabassum Alam Associate Professor, Paediatric Neurology
6 Dr. Kazi Ashraful Islam Consultant (Post of honor same as Assistant Professor)