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Mary “Mitzi” Payne, MD, FAAN — Pediatric Neurologist

Huntington, WV — Mary “Mitzi” Payne, MD, FAAN, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Trusted Physician in the Medical field and in acknowledgment of her work as a Pediatric Neurologist with Marshall Health.

With 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, Mary “Mitzi” Payne, MD, FAAN, specializes in pediatric neurology consultations and epilepsy. She is a pediatric neurologist with a focus on diagnosing and treating seizure disorders, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. She is also a professor of pediatric neurology, teaching medical students (including pediatric residents and fellows) about pediatric neurology.

The doctor’s goal is early intervention to safeguard children’s brain development and learning capabilities. She strives to help children in their educational, social and emotional development despite neurological disorders.

Dr. Payne is an attending physician at Cabell Huntington Hospital; leads the Pediatric Concussion Clinic at Marshall Health; and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine – Marshall University.

Dr. Payne and pediatrician Norman Cottrill, MD, lead programs at The Pediatric Concussion Clinic at Marshall Health, which provides comprehensive concussion treatments, computerized testing, and tracks progress. She also works at KIDS Clinic – Huntington Marshall Neuroscience (Marshall University Medical Center) Marshall Neuroscience – Teays Valley and Marshall Sports Medicine Institute.

To prepare for her professional journey, Dr. Payne graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine. She earned a BS in bioengineering from the University of Illinois; an MD from Louisiana State University, School of Medicine; pediatric residency completed at Tulane University; pediatric neurology fellowship completed at Louisiana State University affiliated hospitals.

The doctor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology; President of the West Virginia Neurological Society; member of the West Virginia Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee. She is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, and epilepsy.

Outside work, Dr. Payne volunteers for Lilly’s Place, a neonatal addiction program and facility.  She also volunteers with the CDC in the US Virgin Islands for Zika virus treatment and follow-ups on child care.

She dedicates this honor to her mentor, Ann Tilton, MD.

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