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  • Director, UNC Clinic for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders
  • Medical Director, UNC Child Neurology Clinic
  • Assistant Professor – Child Neurology

Dr. Trau graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 2012. After completing a general pediatrics residency, he completed his child neurology residency at Duke University and is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. During his residency, Dr. Trau developed a special interest in tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. He has specialized in his practice as an attending physician at UNC to see patients with tics and Tourette syndrome as well as develop and direct the UNC Center for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.

Clinical Interests

  • General child neurology, Tourette syndrome, management of status epilepticus


  • Board Certified, General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2015
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Board Certified 2019

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Emory University, 2008 – 2012
  • Internship
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2012 – 2013
  • Residency, General Pediatrics
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2013 – 2015
  • Residency, Child Neurology
    Duke University Hospital, 2016 – 2019


Steven Trau, MD