We Put the Best Minds Together to Uncover the Mysteries of the Brain.

U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015-2016Ira Bergman, Chief, Division of Child Neurolgy quoteA child’s curiosity knows no bounds. Kids are always making new discoveries, thinking up new ideas, and asking “why?”

The neurologists and other experts at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Brain Care Institute seek answers with equal passion and fervor.

Our brain and spine team knows a parent’s need for answers. That’s why we offer so many areas of expert care — from neuro-oncologists and geneticists, to neurocritical care doctors and neuroimaging experts.

Our neurologists work with our world-renowned childhood neurosurgery team to provide the best treatment possible — all backed by the kind of research and programs that only one of the nation’s top pediatric teaching hospitals can offer.

Brain and Spine Conditions We Treat

Our neurology team has deep knowledge in treating a broad range of childhood brain and spine conditions, such as:

Support Resources that Go Beyond Neurology

The Brain Care Institute offers a vast network of support resources that reach far beyond neurology.

These include:

More Neurology Resources

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Clinical Studies

Ira Bergman, MD, PhD

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Rajiv Varma, MD

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Hoda Abdel-Hamid, MD

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Gulay Alper, MD

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Miya Asato, MD

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Catalina Cleves Bayon, MD

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Patricia Crumrine, MD

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Dana Cummings, MD, PhD

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Robyn Filipink, MD

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Sharyl Fyffe-Maricich, PhD

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Stephen Maricich, MD, PhD

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Amy Goldstein, MD

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Monica Naik, MD

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Udai Bhan Pandey, PhD

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Christina Patterson, MD

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Deepa Rajan, MD

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Robert Safier, MD

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Bilal Sitwat, MD

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Yoshimi Sogawa, MD

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Kavita Thakkar

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Inna Vaisleib, MD

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