Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Neurosciences Center combines world-class care for your child with innovative research, forwarding the development of pediatric neurological treatments for all children.

The experts at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Neurosciences Center diagnose and treat infants, children and teens with neurological conditions, including neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida and epilepsy. The depth and breadth of complex neurological knowledge and experience makes our program one of the nation’s best, as designated by U.S. News and World Reports.

Our goal is to provide the highest level of care to one of the largest and most diverse patient populations in the country, offering expert diagnostic and treatment options for all neurologic conditions affecting children and adolescents.

A multi-disciplinary approach

Caring for children with complex neurological conditions requires the skills of multiple specialists across many disciplines. In addition to over 50 neuroscience experts, your child has access to the expertise of pediatric surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, gastrointestinal experts, cardiologists, pulmonologists, psychiatrists and rehabilitation professionals.

Program highlights



Brain Tumor Program

Each year, Children's provides multidisciplinary care to more than 50 new children with brain and spinal tumors and 500 already in active treatment.

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

As a regional referral center, the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children's provides routine and complex care to children with seizure disorders.

Pediatric movement disorders

Our team of specialty trained pediatric neurologists offer advanced diagnosis and treatment for motor and movement disorders in children, including genetic testing.

Pediatric neurology

Our team of pediatric neurologists offer advanced diagnosis and treatment for neurologic disorders in children, in collaboration with many pediatric disciplines.


Conditions

Neurologic disorders are a set of complex disorders affecting the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. These complex disorders can affect your child's physical health, social, communication, behavioral development, learning and motor processing. Children's treats a full range neurological conditions including:

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Dystonia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Huntington's disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neurospinal disorders
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • PHACE syndrome
  • Spina Bifida

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Treatments & tests

Together, our neurosciences team offers state-of-the-art care for a wide range of pediatric neurological conditions. Our dedicated, experienced team is trained to provide all aspects of your child's care and treatment, including the following programs and treatments:

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Research

Children's offers medical professionals world class opportunities for research and study in the area of neurology and neuroscience. As a pioneer in the study of these condition and treatment areas, Children's advances neurological research and medicine worldwide.

Some of the nation's best researchers and physicians study pediatric neurological diseases at Children's, in partnership with The Medical College of Wisconsin. Our researchers work to uncover fundamental mechanisms of neurological disorders, thus developing better treatments.

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