Pediatric Neurology

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The Division of Pediatric Neurology, ranked 10th in the nation by U.S.News World Report, sees one in three children hospitalized at Lurie Children's. In fact, more families bring children with neurologic conditions to us for care or for second opinions than to any other single hospital in the state.

A multidisciplinary team of experienced pediatric neurologists, advanced practice providers and nurses will ensure your child gets the best care available. This team approach makes it easier for you to see every specialist your child needs under one roof and often in the same visit. We have the knowledgeable care providers, kid-friendly facility and state-of-the-art technology needed to achieve the best possible treatment results (outcomes) for sick children. We believe in family-centered care, which means we involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan. From bring family members into care plan meetings, to providing support and distraction to a patient’s siblings, we do our best to help fit our care within your lifestyle.

Related: Division of Neurosurgery

Neurologists & Pediatric Specialists

Our entire staff is dedicated to evaluating and treating infants, children and teens. The team includes:

  • Pediatric neurologists
  • Pediatric advanced practice nurses
  • Pediatric nurses

Our neurologists also frequently collaborate with neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, neuro-oncologists and other specialists at Lurie Children’s. We are part of several multidisciplinary teams, including those that treat:

The head of the division, Leon G. Epstein, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with special qualifications in child neurology, who has more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Epstein is the Derry A. and Donald L. Shoemaker Professor of Pediatric Neurology at Lurie Children’s and a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also is Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School. 

Meet the Team

Child Neurology Programs

We have some of the most comprehensive neurology specialty programs in the region.

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Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric specialists treat children for a wide array of neurological conditions.

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Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's neurologic needs. 


Our multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists conducts various research projects to help promote patient care and better educate families. We hope our research efforts will improve treatment for children with hard-to-treat neurological disorders.


Keeping with our belief that quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care, we partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School, we offer several opportunities for residents to further their education in pediatric neurology.


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