Our neurology and neurosurgery services rank among the best by U.S. News & World Report.The Cerebrovascular Disease Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides expert, multidisciplinary care for patients with conditions affecting the blood vessels in and around the brain and spine.

These patients have complex medical needs, and face an increased risk of ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) or hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Surgery and interventional radiology techniques often can correct these complex conditions, ideally before serious brain injury occurs.

The Cerebrovascular Disease Center was the first of its kind in the United States to establish a clinic where multiple full-time pediatric specialists see each patient during a single visit in the same location.

The highly specialized program is led by Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, the only fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon in the country providing open and endovascular (minimally invasive) surgical techniques.

The Cerebrovascular Disease Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides expert, multidisciplinary care for patients with conditions affecting the blood vessels in and around the brain and spine.Our team includes a:

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Interventional radiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Neuroradiologist
  • Neuropsychiatrist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Stroke neurologist
  • Medical oncologist
  • Cerebrovascular geneticist

Last year, our team cared for more than 200 children and adolescents at Cincinnati Children’s, and responded to requests from physicians around the world who were seeking a second opinion for their patients. We treat all cerebrovascular conditions, specializing in rare diseases such as cavernous malformations, Moyamoya disease and vein of Galen malformation

Learn more about the conditions we treat.