The Pediatric NeuroSciences program offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services to infants, children and teens. By sharing pediatric faculty members, we provide patients and their families with extensive expertise, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and an optimal path to recovery.
What Sets Us Apart
- Team approach to care – Our program is founded upon a team approach to care. Pediatric neurosurgery is a complicated specialty. Collaboration is essential to provide patients with the best care possible. Our team consists of pediatric neurosurgeons and neurologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatric general surgeons, pediatricians and occupational and physical therapists to design specialized treatment and recovery plans. Learn about our pediatric neurology program.
Meet our Team
- Highly experienced team – Our esteemed pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons have years of experience treating children with complex neurological disorders. They also specialize in various fields of pediatric research, meaning they have access to the latest advances in the field.
- Access to clinical trials – Pediatric neurological patients have access to clinical trials investigating new medicines and treatments for brain and spinal cord tumors. For more information, click here.
- Integrative Medicine - Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Learn more about our Integrative Medicine offerings.
Advanced Treatment Options
Pediatric neurological patients are admitted to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. Here, our team provides advanced treatments, including microsurgery; intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), an advanced form of high-precision radiotherapy; and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a revolutionary, non-invasive surgery that has proven effective for certain brain conditions.
The hospital has a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which are both staffed by nurses and intensivists that specialize in the care of those patients. The units also provide overnight accommodation for parents.
For patients with complex tumors, our team also partners with the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, which offers a highly advanced and precise form of radiation therapy that can increase radiation dose to a tumor while decreasing the dose to healthy, surrounding tissue.