Jacqueline Romero, MD is dual-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in the fields of child neurology and epilepsy. She sees pediatric patients (birth until 21 years old) with known or concern for neurological conditions including epilepsy/seizures, developmental delay, autism, tics, ADHD, headaches/migraines, and concussions. Moreover, she is trained to see complicated pediatric epilepsy patients with refractory and chronic epilepsy. Given the lack of specialists as herself, she feels privileged yet humbled to be serving kids with a variety of neurological disorders. She is witness to the struggles of autism, intellectual disability, and seizures given that she has a close family member with these conditions. Her goal is to provide the support and guidance that families need when they have children with challenging neurological conditions and to help them thrive and grow. Furthermore, she is proud to be working in a practice that offers a comprehensive approach to neurological care, thus, providing an environment that is better suited for kids with complex neurological needs.
Dr. Romero received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with emphasis in biochemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She then went on to study at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she received her Doctorate in Medicine in 2016.
Dr. Romero completed a 2-year general pediatrics residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed a 3-year child neurology fellowship consisting of adult neurology training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and child neurology training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She values the knowledge and experience she gained working in a predominantly low-income and disadvantaged community during her residency and fellowship. With a desire to complement her child neurology training, Dr. Romero then moved on to Columbia University Medical Center in New York City where she completed a 1-year fellowship in epilepsy.
She joined the Neurology Center for Epilepsy and Seizures in August 2022 and is currently building her child neurology and pediatric epilepsy practice with the goal of expanding the “Epilepsy Medical Home” model of care. She strives to bring a high level of expertise in neurological diagnosis, which one will typically find in large urban centers, to smaller communities that are in need. Furthermore, she is fluent in Spanish and is eager to connect with Latino patients who need a physician who speaks their language.
Dr. Romero maintains active membership in the American Epilepsy Society and the Child Neurology Society. She is highly motivated and proud to offer comprehensive neurological care to all children in the surrounding communities. She hopes to build trusting relationships with families and to have a positive impact on her patients’ lives.