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Robyn Whitney
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Robyn Whitney is a Paediatric Epileptologist and Neurologist at McMaster Children's Hospital in the Comprehensive Paediatric Epilepsy Program since October 2020. Prior to this in 2017, Dr. Whitney was hired as a Staff Neurologist/Epileptologist in the Division of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics. During her time at the Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Whitney cared for children with medically refractory epilepsy and she was a physician in the Ketogenic Diet program and the Epilepsy Surgery program. She was also the Director of the Comprehensive Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic. Dr. Whitney was the Program Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship program and she served as the Chair of the Education Committee for Project ECHO:Epilepsy across the Lifespan. In 2019, she was the recipient of the William Hawke Award for excellence in clinical teaching in the Division of Neurology. At McMaster Children's Hospital, Dr. Whitney is the co-site lead within Project ECHO:Epilepsy across the Lifespan. In 2021, she will take on the role as lead of the Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds. She is a member of the International Child Neurology Teaching Network Epilepsy Module and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Program Committee. She is also a member of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy Fundraising Committee and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Whitney has a clinical interest in the medical and surgical management of children with medically refractory epilepsy; particularly those with genetic epileptic encephalopathies. Dr. has a research interest in epilepsy genetics, epileptic encephalopathies, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Dr. Whitney also has an interest in medical education and teaching undergraduate medical students, residents and fellows.
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