girl-smiling-300The Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship is a 12-month program that is intended to provide a focused, dedicated pediatric neurosurgical experience, both clinical and academic. Although the expectation will be that the graduating fellow will pursue a career as a neurosurgeon dedicated to the care of children, the ultimate goal will be to build a base and a framework that will allow the fellow, in any setting, to provide outstanding and safe care to all children with neurosurgical disorders.

At the completion of the fellowship year, the expectation will be that the fellow will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the core principles underlying the neurosurgical management of congenital and developmental disorders of the brain and spine including fetal counseling and management, neoplasms of the central nervous system in infants and children, traumatic injuries of the newborn and pediatric brain, skull, spine and spinal cord, neurovascular disorders of children, and functional disorders of childhood as well as those congenital and acquired disorders that lead to childhood epilepsy. The surgical training is comprehensive and will allow the fellow to demonstrate competency in the surgical management of these conditions encountered commonly in pediatric neurosurgery, as well as offering the opportunity for more specialized training in pediatric endovascular techniques, pediatric epilepsy surgery, fetal repair of myelomeningocele, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, and complex pediatric spine.

Our expert neurosurgical team is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the 2017-18 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.


The fellowship program in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's was accredited by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 2003. To date, there have been 15 fellows who have completed the program.