Biography & Education

I love working with children. They’re fighters and bring hope to everyone around them. I believe in partnering with parents and families to provide their children with tools to succeed. Sometimes, these tools include medications and therapies. But, the most important tools of all: hope and love.
  • Pediatric neurology
Education Background
Medical School: State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
Residency: State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, Neurology
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Neurology
Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Washington
  • English
  • Portuguese
Professional Associations
American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology
Personal Interests
My husband and I feel fortunate to be raising our daughters in the Pacific Northwest. We’re able to take advantage of the culture and excitement of a city like Seattle – but we’re also close to nature. During our free time, you might find our family hiking at Mt. Rainier, visiting national parks or soaking in a sunset from Magnuson Park. I love to surprise my American friends with traditional Brazilian foods like feijoada (a stew with meat and beans) and brigadeiro (a sweet confection). If you ever travel to Brazil, you must try these dishes!

Care Locations

600 Broadway
Swedish First Hill, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-215-1441
7320 216th St. SW #310
Edmonds, WA 98026
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare



Seizures in children: What they mean, what to do

March 25, 2016
It can be very scary to watch a child have a seizure. Fortunately, for most children a seizure is a one-time experience. If not, a pediatric neurologist can help.

What do you know about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)?

October 09, 2015
Unless your family has been touched by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), it’s possible you’ve never heard of this rare genetic disorder. Here’s what you should know about TSC and how you can help raise money and awareness to find a cure.

Why we're "walking now" for Autism Speaks

September 21, 2015
A team from the Pediatric Neuroscience Center will proudly represent Swedish at Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Saturday, September 26, at the Seattle Center. Our entire staff will be there – doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and patient care coordinators. We know we’ll see many familiar faces walking for a common cause: to improve the care and quality of life for children and families living with autism.

Outstanding Pediatric Neurology Care at Swedish

May 11, 2015
On Jackson Sullivan’s third day of life, his parents learned that their tiny son had suffered a stroke.  Dr. Ednea Simon, a pediatric neurologist, took charge of the struggling newborn’s care during his month-long stay at Swedish. Dr. Simon closely monitored Jackson’s progress and became more optimistic as each day passed.


Board Certifications
  • Pediatric neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electrophysiology (Neurology)
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • New-Onset Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Seizures
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation