Patients with a Chiari malformation travel to Cincinnati Children’s from all over the country to receive expert care from our experienced team of pediatric specialists.

In the last five years, we have evaluated more than 700 children with a Chiari malformation. Our goal is to help each patient live a normal life without restrictions. The majority of our patients achieve this goal, thanks in large part to our multidisciplinary approach, the expertise and experience of our physicians, and careful, long-term follow-up care.

Our specialists include a pediatric neurosurgeon, neurologist, neurophysiologist, neuroradiologist and pain management specialist, among others. They share their insights and expertise, establish a comprehensive diagnosis, create a detailed care plan and monitor each child’s progress closely to ensure that treatment is as effective as possible.