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.

Our Mission & 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.

Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children's is ranked 10th in the nation for neurosurgery and neurology by U.S.News World Report

Neurosurgery Conditions We Treat

Neurosurgeons & Pediatric Specialists

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

  • Pediatric neurosurgeons
  • Pediatric advanced practice nurses
  • Pediatric nurses

Sandi K. Lam, MD, MBA

Division Head, Neurosurgery; Yeager Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Tord D. Alden, MD

Tord D. Alden, MD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Robin M. Bowman, MD

Director, Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Center; Co-Director, Fetal Neurosurgery, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health; Medical Director, Camp Independence; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation; David G. McLone, MD, PhD Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Michael G. DeCuypere, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Director of Research; Eleanor Clarke Research Scholar in Developmental Neurobiology Research

Arthur J. DiPatri, Jr., MD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Director of Craniofacial Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

David G. McLone, MD, PhD

David G. McLone, MD, PhD

Co-Medical Director, Spina Bifida Program

Jeffrey S. Raskin, MS, MD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Director of Functional Neurosurgery

Stephanie Cerveny, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery

Erin M. Hoeman, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Laura E. Hunnell, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery

Breanna Kellogg, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery

Shannon M. Maloney, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Jennifer A Misasi, MS, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Kathy Romanski, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Colleen E. Rosen, MSN, PNP-BC

Colleen E. Rosen, MSN, APRN-NP, PNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Daisy Vazquez, APRN-NP, CPNP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery

Make an Appointment

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

Our Locations

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154

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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.

Neurosurgery News & Stories

Children With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Live Longer After Cranial Surgery

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Hispanic Women Still at Higher Risk for Births with Neural Tube Defects After Voluntary Folic Acid Fortification of Corn Masa Flour

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Precision Podcast: Get To Know Lurie Children’s Surgeons

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Excellent Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Babies Younger Than 3 Months

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Improving Treatment for Ugandan Children with Epilepsy

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Better Outcomes after Epilepsy Surgery in Kids with Poor Seizure Control

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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 foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500