Institutes, Divisions & Centers

Neurology Research

The Division of Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s pursues a wide range of research topics. We are committed to advancing understanding of neurological disorders and the most effective methods to diagnose, manage and treat them. Along the way, our team of clinician-scientists is applying what we learn to give your patients the most advanced, up-to-date care available.

Neuroimaging Studies

Our team has a long-standing interest in fMRI studies of language localization in both healthy children and children with neurological and developmental conditions. Mark Schapiro, MD, is using fMRI to study language activation patterns in patients with Down syndrome, and Anna Byars, PhD, continues her research of language activation in patients who have suffered a stroke.

Tuberous Sclerosis Program

This multispecialty program follows hundreds of patients with tuberous sclerosis and related disorders. Our team consists of specialists from neurology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, human genetics, cardiology, psychiatry and other divisions at Cincinnati Children’s. We offer a range of cutting-edge neurosurgical interventions to address our patients’ specific needs.

The Headache Center

Our research at the Headache Center focuses on clinical trials and outcome studies. From our blood genomic study of pediatric migraine to our team members’ international educational work, we are advancing understanding of pediatric headache.

Basic and Disease-Oriented Research

Several labs in the division of Neurology focus on basic and disease-oriented research. Using human tissue samples, patient-derived cells and rodent disease models, we study diverse aspects of neurological and neuro-muscular diseases and work towards developing therapeutic treatments.

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The Division of Neurology offers a number of training options for medical professionals. Read more about our residency in pediatric neurology, combined pediatric / pediatric neurology training program and fellowships in neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology and neuropharmacology. Learn More

Clinical Services

The Division of Neurology offers a wide range of services for children with neurological disorders and their families.  Learn More

Research Achievements

2022 Research Annual Report.

Learn more about our most significant findings and view grant funding and division statistics in this year's Research Annual Report.

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Among the Best


Our neurology and neurosurgery programs are ranked among the best in the nation in the 2023-24 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.