Our Services

Core Services

Specialty areas that offer a complete network of support.

The core services of the Brain Care Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC integrate a wide range of disciplines to treat the most common disorders, as well as some of the rarest. Not only do the neurology clinics work with their colleagues in neurosurgery, these well-established clinics offer many support resources, such as social services, behavior modification, neuroimaging specialty areas, and more.

Our core neurology services and clinics include:

  • Epilepsy Center: The nationally recognized Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Epilepsy Center offer a multidisciplinary team that provides diagnosis, treatment, and high-quality care for children with epilepsy. When appropriate, the Epilepsy Center works closely with the Epilepsy Surgery Center to provide children with the best care possible.
  • Fragile X Center: The Fragile X Center provides evaluations, treatment, and support for children with Fragile X syndrome and their families. Fragile X is one of the most common genetic causes of mental disabilities, and our center’s experienced team offers the knowledge and understanding parents need to manage their child’s condition.
  • Headache Clinic: For children suffering from chronic headaches, the clinic provides neuroimaging and diagnosis, counseling, and ongoing pain management support.
  • Ketogenic Diet Clinic: The ketogenic diet is a treatment option for refractory epilepsy, epilepsy that does not respond to seizure medicines. The clinic is staffed by physicians and experts that fine-tune your child’s diet to their medical needs.
  • Movement Disorders Clinic: Providing diagnosis and treatment to children with a variety of movement disorder conditions, this multidisciplinary clinic works closely with the Movement Disorder and Spasticity Clinic under the Neurosurgery branch of the Brain Care Institute.
  • Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): As a part of the neurotrauma and neuro–critical care function of the Brain Care Institute, our NICU offers comprehensive care to the littlest and youngest patients. Providing round-the-clock supervision, our team of neurologists and neuroimaging experts specialize in newborn medicine. 
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic: Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a common genetic condition characterized by the growth of benign tumors called neurofibromas. At the NF Clinic, we’ve assembled a team of neurologists, geneticists, ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, and other related specialists, who handle more a complete scope of issues and treatment options for children with NF.
  • Neuroimmunology Clinic: Physicians at the Neuroimmunology Clinic are experts in understanding the delicate relationship between the nervous system and immune system.
  • Neuromuscular Disease: Neuromuscular diseases affect the lower motor neurons of the nervous system, which may include muscles, nerves, or the junction between muscles and nerves.
  • Pediatric Stroke Program: The Brain Care Institute offers a comprehensive program for the diagnosis, education, treatment, and prognosis of children with stroke and their families.
  • Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders (NDRD): This research-intensive program works to provide clarity in diagnosis, treatment, and education to children with some of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases and their families. Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic condition characterized by seizures and tumor growth in vital organs. At the Brain Care Institute’s TSC Clinic, our multidisciplinary team can help educate and support patients and their families, and decide on the best treatment plan for managing symptoms medically.
Last Update
January 16, 2015
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Last Update
January 16, 2015