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Nationally Ranked for Neurological Care

U.S. News & World Report ranks our pediatric neurology program #3 nationally.

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The Children’s National Hospital Division of Neurology includes an expert team of neurologists, neurology nurses, social workers and others. They work together to provide your child with effective, compassionate care. In fact, Children’s National consistently ranks among the top pediatric neurology programs in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.

Expert Neurology Care at Children’s National

At Children’s National, our sole focus is to provide age-appropriate care that improves your child’s quality of life. Every one of our neurologists has specialized training in child neurology and all have fields of expertise in subsets of child neurology. We use the latest diagnostic imaging tests and the least invasive, most effective treatments to care for even the most complex neurological conditions.

Our programs include:

You can be assured that:

  • Safety is our priority. We take extra steps to create the safest possible care environment for your child, whether it's in our own clinics or working closely with our colleagues in neuroradiology and neurosurgery. Experts at Children’s National have even pioneered neuro-critical care practices, which protect the brain health of our most medically fragile patients.
  • We have neuro-imaging expertise. Our team has pioneered advanced functional imaging techniques that have changed clinical practice. We work closely with nationally renowned neuroradiologists who specialize in diagnosing neurologic conditions. By using the best available equipment, lower amounts of radiation are used for high-quality images – even if your child has a hard time sitting still. 
  • We will use the latest research to treat your child. We are advancing the science of neurology care through research and clinical trials. Our research interests span the entire spectrum of pediatric neurologic disorders. Find out more about our Center for Neuroscience Research

Conditions We Treat

We treat many different conditions including:

Autism spectrum disorders
Movement disorders
Brachial plexus palsy
Myasthenia gravis
Brain injuryNeurofibromatosis
Brain tumorsNeurogenetic diseases
Cerebral palsyNeuromuscular disorders
Cerebrovascular disordersPeripheral nerve diseases
EpilepsyTourette syndrome
HeadachesTuberous sclerosis
HydrocephalusWhite matter diseases
Learning disabilities

Advanced Neurologic Testing at Children’s National

Our team uses the latest techniques and technologies to provide accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment for children with neurological disorders. We take the time to explain the diagnostic tests available for your child, answering your questions and making sure that you are completely comfortable with the process. In fact, we are nationally recognized by organizations such as National Association of Epilepsy Centers for maintaining the highest levels of testing and quality.

Advanced neurologic testing available at Children’s National includes:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) and video electroencephalogram (vEEG)
  • Evoked potentials (EP) test
  • Nerve conduction study (NCS) or nerve velocity study (NCV)
  • Electromyogram (EMG)

As well as:

  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Wada (intra-carotid amobarbital) test 

Contact Us

For more information about Neurology, please call us at 202-476-2120. To make an appointment, please call us at 202-476-3611.

Bella's Story

Epilepsy and Seizure

Bella claps her hands while wearing pink eyeglasses and a red hair bow

In the first weeks of life, Bella underwent a series of procedures that her doctors and family agreed were necessary to end constant seizures from hemimegalencephaly (HME), a rare brain disorder in which one half of the brain grows abnormal and large and misbehaves by triggering repeated difficult seizures.

Bella's Story

Neurology Team