The Eric Dolch Children's Encephilitis Foundation
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The Eric Dolch Children's Encephalitis Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness for the proper care and treatment for children with encephalitis while helping to find a cure for encephalitis and other types of epilepsy.


Medical Advisors


Ava Van de Water and Dr. Trevor Resnick
(photograph by Michael Price)

Trevor J. Resnick, M.D., PH.D.
Chief of the Neurology Department at Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Fla.

Dr. Resnick is Chief of the Neurology Department at Miami Children’s Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut Medical Center and Neurology training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Resnick, who is Eric Dolch's primary pediatric neurologist, has authored numerous scientific publications and edited books and journal supplements. He is a member of editorial boards of pediatric and neurology journals and lectures widely in North America. His research interests have focused on the neurodevelopmental correlates of chronic epilepsy and the use of neurodiagnostic techniques for seizure localization and semiology.



Elizabeth A Thiele, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children's Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Boston, Mass.

Dr. Thiele is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Pediatric Epilepsy Program. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1990. She completed her Pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins and at Children's Hospital of Boston, where she also completed her fellowship. Dr. Thiele is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She is one of the nation's foremost experts on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and also a huge advocate of the ketogenic diet.




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