Highlights and Accomplishments

Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program


  • We treat more than 100 children and young adults with pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors each year
  • Our Neurosciences Program performs the highest volume of inpatient neurosurgical and neurological cases when compared to 43 other leading children's hospitals*

Program Highlights

  • Children’s is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the world offering high-field strength intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) technology to patients 
  • Children’s was among the first to use a Gliasite catheter to treat childhood brain tumors
  • Children’s is home to one of the nation’s leading inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs

Physician Leadership Impact

*Source: Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS), 2013; the PHIS hospitals are 43 of the largest and most advanced children's hospitals in America, and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.