Dr. James J. Riviello Awarded the 2023 Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award by the Child Neurology Society

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James Riviello

HOUSTON (October 20, 2023) – Texas Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. James J. Riviello, Associate Division Chief for Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, and Neurocritical Care, Division of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience at Texas Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine received the 2023 Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award from the Child Neurology Society (CNS) during their annual meeting in October.

“I cannot think of a more deserving child neurologist for this Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Gary Clark, Division Chief of Texas Children’s Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience and Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. “Dr. Riviello continues to lead nationally and internationally in the fields of Epilepsy, EEG monitoring and Neurocritical Care and we are fortunate that he continues to lead these fields while working with us at Texas Children’s Hospital.”

The Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement award is presented to CNS members in recognition of a lifelong commitment to pediatric neurology and patient care. Recipients of the award have also demonstrated dedication and humanism in medicine. Dr. Riviello has been a member of CNS for over 40 years.

Dr. Riviello contributed to the development of the first dedicated pediatric neurocritical care program in the United States. He also worked along with our Pediatric Neurosurgeons to develop the field of minimally invasive pediatric neurosurgery, starting with laser ablation and neuromodulation, has researched and authored over forty papers on Status Epilepticus, including the febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES).

“Dr. Jim Riviello is a giant in pediatric neurology and one of the very best pediatric epilepsy experts in the world. I have had the tremendous privilege of working with him for the last 20 years,” said Dr. Howard Weiner, Chief of Neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and Vice Chairman, Baylor College of Medicine. “Patients and their families travel from all over the world to see him--not only for his brilliance as a clinician, but also due to his compassion and caring nature.”

Dr. Riviello is a founding member of the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG) and has produced over a dozen papers on the care and prognosis of children with status epilepticus through pSERG. Additionally, he has served on numerous national and international committees for the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Socierty and the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Riviello is also a renowned educator and has received multiple awards recognizing excellence in teaching during his career, including Texas Children’s Hospital.

About Texas Children’s

Texas Children’s, a nonprofit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The system includes the Texas Children’s Duncan NRI; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children’s Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org