Spina Bifida Center

The multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides compassionate, comprehensive care for children and adolescents with spina bifida and other types of congenital spinal anomalies, from prenatal consultation through young adulthood. Our center recognizes the importance of a coordinated team approach and adapts to meet the needs of patients through every stage of growth and development. Our team include specialists from:

Spina Bifida Clinic meets every Tuesday, during which time patients may be seen by multiple specialists on the same day. Clinic is located at the Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park. The clinic team also collaborates with many different medical professionals to provide innovative and comprehensive clinical care for our patients and families. Additional supports include:



Our Spina Bifida Center Program Director, Robin Bowman, MD, and Program Coordinator, Colleen Rosen, APN, are always available to answer any questions you may have surrounding your child’s diagnosis and long-term care. If you have any questions surrounding your child’s diagnosis, please call 312.227.4220.


To schedule an appointment in Spina Bifida Clinic or Tethered Cord Clinic please call 312.227.5340 and speak to Dani Gacek, Spina Bifida Administrative Coordinator. Due to the nature of this clinic, online scheduling is not available.


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

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