Amy R. Viehoever, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurology
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Dystonia, chorea, tremor, tics, abnormal movements in kids, cerebral palsy, Tourette’s syndrome, poxysmal dyskinesias

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Neurology

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Neurology
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Research Interests

Dr. Viehoever's research focuses on improving the understanding and treatment of pediatric movement disorders with a special focus on improving the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for pediatric primary and secondary dystonia, including Cerebral Palsy. She uses advanced MRI and optical imaging to improve our understanding of how DBS improves brain\ function in both adult and pediatric patients. She is also an expert in rare disease research and collaborates on several natural history studies and clinical trials for rare diseases including AADC deficiency, GNAO1 associated movement disorders, Panthothene Kinase Associated Neurodegeneration (a form of Neuronal Degeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation), Niemann Pick C, and Wolfram Syndrome.

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Tourette's Syndrome

2014 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship: Movement Disorders

2013 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency: Child Neurology

2011 St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Medical Degree

2006 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

PhD: Biomedical Engineering

2004 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

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