Dr. Mantovani is a practicing child
neurologist who holds board certifications
in Child Neurology and Pediatrics and
subspecialty certification in Neurodevelomental
Disabilities. His clinical interests
cover a wide range of brain, developmental
and neurogenetic conditions including
childhood seizures, autism spectrum
disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental
delays and childhood migraine headaches.
He is the founding Medical Director
of the St. John’s Mercy Child Development
Center and also serves as the Medical
Director of the recently designated
St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital.
In addition to his patient work,
he has authored more than 30 articles
for peer-reviewed journals and given
over one hundred invited lectures
in the United States, Canada and the
United Kingdom on related topics.
He is a Past-President of the American
Academy of Pediatrics and has been
am member and chairperson of the American
Academy of Pediatrics and has been
a member and chairperson of the American
Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Committees responsible for examining
physicians for board certifications
in Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental
He is currently serving as an appointed
member to the Missouri Commission
for Autism Spectrum Disorders and
was a leader of the Missouri Autism
Guidelines Initiative Project.
Dr. Mantovani earned his medical
degree from the University of Missouri
(Columbia) and received his post-graduate
training in Pediatrics, Neurology
and Child Neurology at St. Louis Children’s
and Barnes Group Hospitals and Washington
University School of Medicine where
he remains on the faculty as an Associate
Professor of Clinical Neurology and
Dr. Denis Altman
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Dr. Steven Rothman
Dr. Rothman is board-certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, and in Pediatrics. He majored in chemistry at the University of Chicago and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse. After two years of pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota, he came to St Louis for residencies in adult and child neurology at Washington University. He was on the full time faculty in neurology and pediatrics at Washington University and St Louis Children’s Hospital from 1978 through 2007. He was Director of Pediatric Neurology at St Louis Children’s Hospital between 1992 and 2004 and Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Anatomy & Neurobiology from 1992 -2007. In 2007 he moved to Minneapolis to direct the Division of Clinical Pediatric Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. He returned to St Louis to join Mercy Clinic in 2011.
Dr. Rothman has long standing clinical and research interests in neurology. He has cared for patients with wide - ranging problems including epilepsy, headache, movement disorders, stroke, central nervous infection, language disorders, and autism for 37 years. His research has explored fundamental mechanisms of neuronal injury, the neurobiology of synaptic transmission, and the development of new therapies for epilepsy. These studies have been the subject of over 100 research publications and invited reviews. He is a member of the Child Neurology Society, the American Neurological Association, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, where he was a Javits Neuroscience Awardee.