Trevor DeSouza MD
Dr. Trevor G. DeSouza is a pediatric neurologist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is one of the few board certified pediatric neurologists in New Jersey with expertise in electromyography and neuromuscular diseases, a sub-specialization he earned at New York's Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also worked at the Headache and Epilepsy Centers and completed a three-year fellowship in pediatric neurology.
Since 1998, Dr. DeSouza has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" several times by NJ Monthly magazine and is consistently listed among "The Best Doctors in America" in a survey conducted by Woodward/White, Inc. Dr. DeSouza has been named one of "America's Top Doctors" (Child Neurology), in a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical, LTD.
He is currently the Medical Director at the Spasticity Clinic at Goryeb Children's Hospital. In addition to serving as a staff physician he was the Associate Director of the Children's Neurology and Epilepsy Program at Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville, Dr. DeSouza is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/New Jersey Medical School.
Erb's palsy patients from the tri-state area come to the Brachial Plexus Center established by Dr. DeSouza for evaluation, treatment, and surgical consideration. Dr. DeSouza has also received intensive training in the use of innovative therapies such as BOTOX® injection, which improves motor function in children with cerebral palsy. He has specialized training in vagus nerve programming, which can be used for intractable epilepsy. Dr. DeSouza also performs electrodiagnostic testing (electromyography and nerve conduction studies).
Dr. DeSouza is associated with the Tourette's Syndrome Association and has treated several hundreds patients with this disorder. He has also participated in medical research studies and has co-authored articles on this and other topics, including electromyography and neuromuscular diseases, for publications such as Neurology, The Journal of Pediatrics, The Journal of Neuro-Oncology, The Annals of Neurology, and The American Journal of Medical Genetics.