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At Children’s National Hospital, our Neurology and Neurosurgery teams specialize in the full spectrum of neurological disorders including disease, trauma and malformation of the brain, spine or nervous system. Ranked #3 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, our division is led by internationally recognized leaders who are experts in performing minimally invasive techniques:

  • Roger Packer, M.D., senior vice president of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, is a world-renowned expert for his innovative work and leadership in the care of children with brain tumors.
  • William D. Gaillard, M.D., an international leader in epilepsy imaging, treatment and research, heads our pediatric epilepsy program, which is one of the largest in the United States.
  • Robert Keating, M.D., leads our neurosurgery team, which is one of the most experienced and well-regarded divisions in the United States. Dr. Keating is known for his work on tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial reconstruction, spinal dysraphism, spasticity and brachial plexus surgery.

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Choosing Children’s National for Neurological Care

Our team of neurologists have specialized training in pediatric neurology and expertise in all aspects of pediatric neurologic care. We offer state-of-the-art imaging tests, conduct innovative research and perform the most advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques to treat the most complex neurological conditions. These minimally invasive techniques not only lead to safer and more effective care, but also result in significantly reduced recovery times.

We believe in a shared decision-making process when it comes to your child’s treatment and care. Parents are an essential part of our care team. We take the time to explain in detail the diagnostic tests and treatment options available to your child, and answer your questions so that you feel safe and comfortable with each step of your child’s treatment plan.

Our team offers your child:


Comprehensive Care


Specialized Tests

Neuroimaging Experience

Neurointerventional Radiology Program

Neurosurgery Expertise

Advanced Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

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Expert Care for Neurological Conditions

Our team treats the full range of neurological diseases. Learn more about conditions we treat and the experts in the Neurology and Neurosurgery Divisions.

Neurological Conditions We Treat