Pediatric critical care neurology, also referred to as neurocritical care, focuses on protecting and treating the brains of critically ill and injured children.
At Children’s National Hospital, we provide advanced and compassionate neurocritical care to children from newborns to young adults. Our program has expertise in treating acute brain injury, from the Emergency Department to the Neurocritical Care Unit (also known as the Neuro ICU) and through rehabilitation and beyond.
Children’s National is one of only a handful of centers in the nation to offer pediatric neurocritical care, and we’re the only such program in the Washington, D.C., area.
Features of the Critical Care Neurology program at Children’s National include:
At Children’s National, pediatric critical care neurology is provided by our Critical Care Neurology team in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac ICU) and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
We also offer a dedicated Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program through our nationally top-ranked Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Neurologic conditions we care for include:
Neurocritical care requires the expertise of many highly specialized pediatric professionals working together to provide comprehensive and individualized care for your child. Our team at Children’s National includes:
For more information, call us at 202-476-2120.
When Trace was born in 2021, he had HME and seizures that evolved into infantile spasms before his second month of life, a type of seizure that causes serious neurodevelopmental delays.
Director, Pediatric Stroke ProgramCo-Director, Critical Care NeurologyNeurologistNeurophysiologist
Arnold Sansevere JR
Director, Critical Care EEG MonitoringCo-Director, Critical Care NeurologyNeurologistNeurophysiologist
Director, Neuroscience Medical UnitNeurologist
Director, Neurocardiac Critical CarePrenatal and Neonatal Neurologist
Associate Director, Child Neurology Fellowship Program Director, Headache Infusion Program Medical Director, Neurology Education Neurologist
Vice President, Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine CenterNeurologist
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner