Daniel J. Lacey, MD, PhD, a Child Neurologist with Dayton Children’s Hospital

Get to know Child Neurologist Dr. Daniel J. Lacey, who serves patients in Dayton, Ohio.

As a board-certified child neurologist, Dr. Lacey’s areas of expertise include pain management, childhood migraine/headaches, concussion, pediatric seizures and epilepsy, as well as POTS/dysautonomias. In addition to his role as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, he serves patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. 

Dayton Children’s Hospital is a pediatric hospital that provides primary and specialty health care services for infants, children, and teens. Dr. Lacey chose to work at this particular hospital because he knew that he would be able to develop a Neurology Department from the ground floor up. In all of his years working there, he has never been asked not to admit a child or to send them home because they had no insurance.

Throughout his academic career, he earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine before proceeding to complete his internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He then went on to complete his residency and fellowship at Indiana University. He also holds a Doctorate degree in Neuroanatomy from the same educational venue. 

Following his education, the doctor became board-certified in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists. He also attained membership status with the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Child Neurology Society.

In celebration of his clinical experience, Dr. Lacey has been honored with several awards and recognitions throughout the years, including the Professional Advocacy Award at the annual meeting of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio in 2002, the Dayton Children’s Hospital Alan Shaffer, MD Award in 201), and the Dayton Children’s Hospital Wallace B. Taggart, MD Award in 2016.

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. A child neurologist, or pediatric neurologist, is a doctor who treats children who have problems with their nervous system. Problems in the nervous system can start in the brain, spine, nerves, or muscles. These can lead to problems such as seizures, headaches, or developmental delays.

Learn More about Dr. Daniel J. Lacey:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1398092-Daniel-Lacey-Neurologist or through Dayton Children’s Hospital, https://www.childrensdayton.org/doctors/daniel-lacey

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