Toni Pearson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology


Additional Titles

  • Medical Director, Cerebral Palsy Center

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  • Medical Degree: University of Adelaide, South Australia (1998)
  • Pediatrics residency: Children's Hospital at Westmead (Sydney, Australia) and Montreal Children's Hospital (Montreal, Canada) (2003)
  • Child Neurology Residency: Columbia University Medical Center, New York (2006)
  • Movement Disorders Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, New York (2010)

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology


  • 2006 – The Daniel Sciarra Award for Exemplary Patient Care and Humanism
    Department of Neurology, Columbia University
  • 2009 – American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pearson is a pediatric neurologist with specialty training in pediatric movement disorders. She evaluates and treats children with all cerebral palsy, dystonia, tics, chorea, ataxia, parkinsonism, tremor, myoclonus, and stereotypies.

Research Interests

Pediatric neurotransmitter disorders, such as dopa-responsive dystonia and aromatic amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, and other forms of childhood dystonia and parkinsonism.


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