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The Brain Care Institute of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers access to some of the most skilled neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists in pediatric medicine.

Known around the world for their outstanding care, our board-certified neurosurgeons treat babies, children, and young adults with brain and spinal cord diseases or injuries.

These doctors work hand in hand with other experts — such as neuroimaging and neurocritical care — to provide the best possible outcomes for every child who undergoes neurosurgery.

Treating a Wide Range of Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Conditions

The neurosurgeons at Children's Brain Care Institute have a wealth of expertise in brain and spinal cord disorders, including:

  • Movement disorders
  • Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal malformations

Through our ongoing neurosurgery research, we're strengthening, growing, and refining pediatric neurosurgery as a whole.

A Full Team of Pediatric Health Experts

You also get the full support of a strong health care team who focuses solely in caring for children.

These other areas of your child's care team include:

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Clinical Studies

  • Neurosurgery

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 2
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • UPMC Children's Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    Erie, PA 16507
  • UPMC Children's Specialty Care Center Washington

    Washington Hospital
    155 Wilson Ave.
    Washington, PA 15301
  • Brain Signal Study with ECoG Sensors

    Electrocortigography-Based Brain-Computer Interface Study in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

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    Brain Signal Study with Micro-ECoG Sensors

    Micro-electrocorticography Brain-Computer Interface Study in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

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    Brain Tumor Tissue Banking Study

    Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) Registry and Repository

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    Chiari Type I Malformation Treatment Comparison

    Posterior Fossa Decompression with or without Duraplasty for Chiari type I Malformation with Syringomyelia

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    Eosinophilic Granuloma Outcomes Study

    Non-operative Management of Suspected Eosinophilic Granuloma of Skull

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    Ependymoma Vaccine Trial – Pilot

    Treatment for Recurrent Ependymomas in Children Using HLA-A2 Restricted Tumor Antigen Peptides in Combination With Imiquimod

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    Hydrocephalus – Alternate Shunt Insertion Comparison

    A Randomized Controlled Trial of Anterior Versus Posterior Entry Site for CSF Shunt Insertion

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    Hydrocephalus Research Registry

    Characterizing Patient Populations in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

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    Hydrocephalus Shunting Outcomes Review

    Shunting Outcomes of Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

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    Hydrocephalus Treatment and Neuropsychological Outcomes

    Shunting Outcomes of Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

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    Syringomyelia Database

    The Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium Database

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