Edwin Trevathan is a U.S. physician, a child neurologist and pediatrician, who is currently the Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia. Prior to his appointment as a national center director at the CDC, Dr. Trevathan was Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Director of the Division of Pediatric & Developmental Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, and was Neurologist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Dr. Trevathan received his MD from Emory University School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He received his M.P.H. from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed his neurology and child neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was an epilepsy and neurophysiology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Trevathan worked at CDC from 1987 to 1989 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in birth defects and developmental disabilities.