About the Brain Care Institute

Helping Our Patients Meet Life’s Toughest Challenges


The Brain Care Institute (BCI) at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is dedicated to developing innovative treatments and approaches for infants, children, and teens with disorders of and injuries to the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves.

The BCI comprises pediatric specialists in:

The Brain Care Institute is more than 200 physicians, nurses, and staff who treat more than 14,000 patients every year – patients who come to us from across the country and around the world.

What Makes Us Unique?

What is truly innovative about the approach the BCI takes is the speed with which experts from all areas of brain care can come together and put the full force of their training, technology, and intelligence to bear upon any particular child’s case.

Our system is designed so doctors and other specialists can quickly get to the heart of a problem – even the most rare – and identify the most effective treatment methods. Our top priority is to give families the confidence and comfort of knowing there is no better place in the world for them to be.

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In the News

Action Athlete: From the operating room to the pitcher's mound
WTAE-TV (4/19/19)

The Brain That Remade Itself
Medium (2/27/2019)

Contact Us

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