The Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at the Children's Hospital of Michigan are ranked among
America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Children's Hospital rankings and has ranked in the top 50 programs in the nation for the past 9 years. Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery physicians on staff at the Children's Hospital
of Michigan include world-renowned researchers in the field of epilepsy, autism, neurogenetics and
The Children's Hospital of Michigan is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level
medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
Home to some of the nation’s leading authorities on pediatric neurological diseases, the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Children’s
Hospital of Michigan is a exemplary clinical program providing expert neurological care, surgery and resident training. Children and families travel to the Children's Hospital of Michigan from across the country and around the world for advanced
neurological and neurosurgical care.
Multidisciplinary Family Centered Care
Specialists on the medical staff work closely with other subspecialists – including pediatric anesthesiologists, intensivists and radiologists – to provide sophisticated multidisciplinary pediatric
neurology and neurosurgical care. A daily, walk-in clinic and same-day surgery appointments provide added convenience for families caring for children with neurosurgical disorders. In addition to delivering expert care, the neurologists and neurosurgeons
on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are also actively involved in research and education.
A specialized trained team of pediatric nurse practitioners and registered nurses play an important role in providing exceptional, family
centered patient care to pediatric patients with neurological conditions. The neurosurgical team works closely with board certified pediatric anesthesiologists on the medical staff of the Children's Hospital of Michigan-helping to ensure even the
smallest patients receive safe and effective anesthesia during neurosurgical procedures.
The program offers advanced imaging technologies vital for accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of pediatric neurological diseases. The department operates two MRI scanners dedicated exclusively to pediatric patients . Electromyography
(EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) testing is also available.
Neurologists on the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan use PET scanning to pinpoint the origin of epileptic seizures – enabling neurosurgeons
on staff to remove the affected tissue and dramatically improve the patient’s condition.
Pediatric neurogenetic experts at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan also offer comprehensive diagnostic and care services for children who have – or are suspected of having – a genetic disorder affecting the nervous system or muscles.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan is home to one of the nation’s generalized neurogenetic DNA banks.
Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
The Neurology Department at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is nationally known for research, diagnosis and treatment of muscular diseases in children including muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and spinal muscular atrophy. Patients
have access to innovative treatments and medications through clinical trials in which we participate. Working in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Department offers a multidisciplinary muscular dystrophy clinic in Detroit.
Specialized Services and Treatment provided by the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery Include:
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