Paola Pergami, M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certification: Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
Medical School: University of Pavia Italy
Residency: WVU, fellowship UPMC
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Special Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric stroke, spasticity treatment and rehabilitation. Mechanism of brain recovery.
Is there a particular population of students (e.g., ethnicity, spiritual, sexual orientation) that you would particularly like to advise?
Interest in research would be a plus.
What does a typical day in the life of a Child Neurologist include?
Sometimes complex cases for which is difficult to find an answer.
What is the biggest challenge of being a Clinical researcher?
Balancing time between patient's care and research.
How do you foresee pediatric neurology changing over the next 20 years?
Sub-specialization will become more important.
What advice would you give a student who is considering a Neurology/child neurology residency?
Consider the need for a fellowship (two more years of training) down the road.