U.S. News & World Report ranks our pediatric Neurosurgery program #4 nationally and we have the only DC metropolitan area program ranked in the top 10.
When your child has a neurological disorder, finding a pediatric specialist is an important part of getting the care your child needs. At Children's National, more than 30 pediatric neurologists — part of the largest pediatric neuroscience team in the country — offer their vast experience to patients and families. The neurologists are in the Divisions of Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, and Critical Care Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, and the Neurofibromatosis Institute.
The neurology division’s team includes neurologists, specially trained nurse practitioners, dedicated neurology nurses, and social workers. To offer a multidisciplinary, fully integrated approach to care, the division consults on the best treatment for your child in collaboration with physicians from the more than 40 pediatric specialties — individualized treatment for your child.
Our team cares for common and complex pediatric neurological conditions, including:
The division sees about 2,500 patients each year through our Inpatient Consult Program. Inpatient neurologic care addresses a variety of conditions that require hospitalization, including trauma, tumors, epilepsy, and inflammation (such as meningitis).
"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong."
Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics
Neurologist and Director, Myelin Disorders Program
Dewi Frances Depositario Cabacar
Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience & Behavioral Health
Neurophysiologist, Neonatal Neurologist
Our team performs electroencephalogram (EEG) and Evoked Potentials and EMG/Nerve Conduction studies for patients with neurological disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, and muscles.
Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Children’s National experts are renowned for their expertise in treating children with brain injury and disease. The Gregory Mark Taubin Neuro Intensive Care Unit is associated with the Division of Neurology is the only dedicated pediatric Neuro ICU in the Washington, DC region and one of few in the nation.
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Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.