Cincinnati Children’s Ranked No. 5 Neurology and Neurosurgery Program in U.S.

When your child is suffering from a neurological condition, you want answers.

We can help you find them.

Our team of neurologists and neurosurgeons collaborate closely to understand the most complex diseases of the brain. We work together to accurately diagnose disorders, map out treatment plans and – if needed – make recommendations about surgery.

Each of us – from our clinicians, surgeons, researchers, nurses, therapists and more – is dedicated to finding new and better ways to treat your child. We explore innovative techniques, we dive into research, and we offer proven, evidence-based medicine that can help your child live life to the fullest.

Driving Change

We drive change through our partnerships with colleagues throughout the hospital.

We come together from across specialties to deliver the care your child – and your family – need. Our approach to care includes programs that change how we understand and treat many neurological conditions.

This multidisciplinary approach leads to better outcomes for your child. Our partnerships include:

  • Our Headache Center offers the latest advances in therapies, including cognitive behavior therapy, meditation and medication that can help your child manage the stress and anxiety that often comes with debilitating headaches.
  • The Traumatic Brain Injury program brings together diverse specialists to analyze mild, moderate and severe injuries and map treatment plans that are right for your child.
  • Our Neuro-Oncology program is working closely with cancer specialists to help minimize the effects of care, including proton therapy
  • Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has created a successful evaluation program to effectively – and efficiently – identify if your child is a candidate for surgery. The program covers all aspects of care such as medication management and diet recommendations to increase the quality of life for children experiencing seizures.
    • Our epilepsy team is also pioneering innovative approaches to care, including using robotic surgery and stereotactic electroencephalography (EEG) to deliver short electrical bursts, which helps modulate brain activity to prevent or shorten the duration of seizures.

Discoveries that Make a Difference

We apply research findings to offer promising new ways to care for your child – and offer better outcomes without delay. This dedication is just one of the reasons we are ranked as the No. 5 pediatric neurology and neurosurgery program by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Tuberous sclerosis researchers are studying the effectiveness of mTOR inhibitors in treating non-cancerous tumors in the brain, kidneys and lungs. Scientists are also working to understand if mTOR inhibitors could be used to treat children before symptoms develop and prevent developmental delays.
  • Researchers at the Headache Center are continuing to develop medicine for children that target the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway to help reduce pain caused by migraines.
  • Neurosurgeons are pioneering the use of fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele. This surgical procedure, completed prior to birth, helps reduce the risk of hydrocephalus in half and increases a child’s chances of moving independently.
  • We received a National Institutes of Health grant to look at spinal cord dysfunction and how it can impair breathing – and how to improve it.