About the Neurosurgery

us news neurosurgery neurology badge The Division of Neurosurgery offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to infants, children and adolescents. Particular emphasis is placed on treating children with brain tumorsepilepsy, cervical spinal trauma, and other conditions affecting the brain and spine such as cerebral palsy. Our divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery are ranked among the top programs in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals.

A multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Program is active in the management of pediatric brain tumors. All diagnostic modalities are available for the investigation of lesions of the brain, including CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, functional MRI and spectroscopy. Access to interventional services and focused radiation therapy techniques is also available through the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Our researchers are actively involved in ongoing pediatric brain tumor research through the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), a collaborative multi-institutional cooperative research program dedicated to the study of childhood brain tumors. We also have a large clinical research program in pediatric head injuries.

Our divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery are ranked amongst the top in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals

Watch the video to learn more about CHOP's pediatric neurosurgeons and the care available to your child.

Other programs and services

Our pediatric neurosurgeons are embedded in many multidisciplinary programs and clinics across the hospital that focus on providing specialized care to infants, children and teens with specific conditions. Some examples of diagnoses and clinics where we provide dedicated neurosurgery services include:

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