Patient Stories

Known around the world for their outstanding care, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 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 pediatric experts — such as  neuroimagingneurocritical care, and even anesthesiology — to provide the best possible outcomes for every child who undergoes neurosurgery.

Meet some of our patients whose lives have been improved by their experiences at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

At 10 days old, Ella Weisbord was diagnosed with E. coli (bacterial) neonatal meningitis that caused hydrocephalus. When her family relocated to Pittsburgh, she found a new medical home at UPMC Children’s where she has undergone many brain surgeries to manage her ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt.
Read Ella's Story >>
Allee Mullen had Pittsburgh's first in utero spina bifida repair. Emery was born 12 weeks later with no signs of hydrocephalus. Learn about the success of her procedure and experience at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Read Allee and Emery's Story >>