Our Neurology and Neurosurgery Programs are ranked in the top 5 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National Health System is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neuroscience programs in the world. Our expert care team works together to treat all aspects of your child’s neurological care – from brain conditions, diseases and injuries to behavioral and developmental disorders.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerve cells (also called neurons). All parts of the nervous system work together to send messages to the brain and the body. When a child has a neurological condition, disorder or injury, the normal flow of messages to the brain and body can be affected.
By combining neuroscience with behavioral medicine, Children’s National helps children and parents not only understand brain conditions, but how they might affect a child’s emotions and behavior.
At Children’s National, we combine cutting-edge research with highly specialized clinical care. Our experts have dedicated their careers to giving children with neurological conditions the best chance for a long and happy life.
Highlights of our program include:
The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine consists of:
For more information about the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-2120.
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Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute Director, Brain Tumor Institute
William D. Gaillard
Division Chief, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Division Chief, NeurologyDirector, Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy ProgramAssociate Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Adre Du Plessis
Division Chief, Fetal and Transitional Medicine Director, Fetal Medicine InstituteDirector, Fetal Brain Program
Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Division Chief, NeuropsychologyDirector, Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program
Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics
Division Chief, Neurosurgery
Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Tommie L. Robinson Jr.
Division Chief, Hearing and Speech
Division Chief, Genetics and MetabolismDirector, Rare Disease Institute
Nicol Awadalla Bacon
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Psychologist, Special Immunology Service