Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Welcome to Lurie Children's Pediatric Neurosurgery. As one of the largest groups of academic pediatric neurosurgeons in the North America with a long tradition of innovative care, we offer experience and understanding to address any need. The program’s services are renowned outside the state, as well. 

We partner with families to be armed with all the information to make decisions and plans together.

For patients who need neurosurgery treatment, we offer cutting-edge neurosurgical care with a team-based, family-focused approach with a caring, Lurie Children's difference.

We have expert neurosurgeons and specialist teams to evaluate and treat everything from common diseases to rare diseases. We put patients and families first. Our goal is to give children their best chance to live to their full potential.

Conditions We Treat

Our physicians are at the forefront of clinical care with a patient-centered focus. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

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Neurosurgeons & Pediatric Specialists

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

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Neurosurgery Procedures & Tests

Your treating team may recommend specialized tests for diagnosis or for folllowing your child's condition. Some tests may require sedation with anesthesia. Child Life specialists at our hospital can help relate to children in age-appropriate ways and navigate the journey together.

Division of Neurosurgery Mission and Vision


We give high-quality, attentive, excellent neurosurgery care to children and families. In doing so, we strive to continually advance neurosurgery and pediatric health through clinical care, education, and research.


We will be recognized as a division of excellent pediatric neurosurgeons with leadership in multiple domains. We will be an educational destination for the next generation of neurosurgeons. Our work with patients & families, and with advancing research & education will foster a positive environment where people are proud to be on the neurosurgery team. We will leave pediatric neurosurgery better than the way we found it, building on the rich history of academic excellence at Lurie Children's in the Division of Neurosurgery.

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


Our neurosurgeons take excellent, attentive care of each child, while honoring a commitment to improve the care for future children through research. Our team also focuses on quality improvement and outcomes research as well as elevating pediatric care through public health and policy initiatives. Our scientific/translational research and clinical trials extend hope for a brighter future for every child. 


The Division of Neurosurgery offers a stellar one-year clinical fellowship which offers exposure to the full breadth and depth of pediatric neurosurgery. The experience prepares neurosurgeons academically and clinically to be future leaders in the field. Our pediatric neurosurgery fellowship program has trained more than 10% of all board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S.

A research fellowship is also offered, allowing neurosurgery residents and neurosurgeons to spend focused time in the pediatric neurosurgery program of choice.


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