Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Advanced Surgical Treatment for Infants and Children with Nervous System Disorders

When surgery is needed to treat disorders of the brain and spine, children and their families can count on the expertise and experience of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery surgical specialists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

The division’s team of board-certified and fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeons offers an individualized, family-centered approach to care that helps ensure positive outcomes. From diagnosis to treatment, to postsurgical care, the team provides comprehensive services tailored to each child’s needs.

Care With the Child in Mind

Whether an infant or child has suffered a trauma or is diagnosed with a nervous system or brain disorder, our team provides careful assessment and evidence-based recommendations for neurological surgery. The division’s experts frequently deal with life-threatening events. They are equipped to move quickly for optimum results. In an emergency or when a procedure is planned well in advance, the team handles each situation with the utmost care.

Parent education is an integral part of treatment. Our team provides valuable information about a young patient’s condition and treatment options. We work in tandem with families to determine the best course of action for each child.

The team is dedicated to ensuring the comfort level of both parents and patients. We encourage parents to stay with their child on sleeping couches in all patient rooms. Parents may even accompany the child in the preoperating area while he or she receives anesthesia.

Nationally Recognized Expertise

As a nationally recognized group of pediatric neurosurgeons known for successfully treating disorders of the central nervous system in children, we provide our young patients with the most advanced care available. Our surgical team regularly shares leading-edge results at national and international conferences, including the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

The team utilizes the comprehensive resources of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and its clinical centers of excellence. A patient’s surgical care may involve treatment from subspecialists in a variety of related disciplines, including neurology, epilepsy, oncology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and trauma. This collaborative approach ensures the best possible outcome for each patient.

Make an Appointment

Request an appointment with a specialist at Rainbow.


More Scheduling Options

Ask Rainbow

As a parent, you have questions. We have answers.

Parents are invited to ask a question anytime using our online form or by calling


Learn more

Find Your Rainbow Doctor


Find a Rainbow Location


Browse Services A-Z