Brain Tumor Program

Make an Appointment

Lurie Children’s Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized, state-of the-art care for children with brain tumors​, the most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The center is designed specifically to treat children with brain and central nervous system tumors.

Lurie Children's is ranked 10th in the nation in Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S.News & World Report.


Our Brain Tumor Board, a team of pediatric healthcare experts, meets weekly to review cases and develop treatment plans for children whose brain and spine tumors have been newly diagnosed, have recurred or require a change in therapeutic plan. Case history, diagnostic images, surgical findings and pathology are each reviewed individually.

The center offers services from the following specialists:

In 1986, the center was established by Tadanori Tomita, MD.


Families can meet weekly with multiple specialists in a single location. This collaborative team approach gives families the chance to ask questions and fully understand their child's illness to make educated care decisions. Learn about the measures we take to diagnose our patients' tumors.

We offer our patients new treatments such as proton therapy, as well as access to treatments through numerous ongoing clinical studies​.

Our Brain Tumor Board completes comprehensive reviews of children's cases each week. Learn how to refer a patient.


If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500.