If your child is facing a complex or serious neurological condition that requires surgery, expertise matters. Our pediatric neurosurgery program is one of the top multi-specialty centers of its kind, with vast experience, skill and advanced treatments that offer hope to children and families.
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Why Choose Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgery
Your child's team includes world-class experts who have dedicated their careers to caring for children with challenging neurological conditions.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers modern technologies and a comforting environment to stimulate healing and help kids be kids despite illness.
Clinical Trials and Advanced Treatments
Our experts help you navigate your child's treatment options and recommend the most beneficial therapies and clinical trials.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTNationally Ranked in Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is nationally ranked in pediatric neurology & neurosurgery, according to the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Overall, the Children’s Center ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation, with all 10 specialties ranked in the top 25.
Declan's Story | Pediatric Brain Tumor
Five-year-old Declan had an MRI to monitor a growth hormone deficiency. Afterward, his parents got shocking news: The scan showed Declan had a large craniopharyngioma brain tumor. The family found themselves at Johns Hopkins, where Declan had brain surgery the next day.More Patient Stories
Medical PublicationBrain Tumors in Children: A Review By Dr. Alan Cohen
Brain tumors are the leading causes of cancer-related death among children. In this article from The New England Journal of Medicine, pediatric neurosurgeon Alan Cohen reviews recent changes in the classification and treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Care Locations
Education and TrainingPediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Carson-Spiro fellowship is a one-year program that offers fellows a broad experience with a variety of pediatric conditions and neurosurgical techniques. Our fellowship alumni go on to become leaders in pediatric neurosurgery nationwide and worldwide.
Hear From Our Experts
Cerebral Palsy: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Procedure | Dr. Dody Robinson
Pediatric Brain Tumors | Dr. Al Cohen
Craniosynostosis | Dr. Eric Jackson
Support Groups and Patient Resources
Pediatric Adolescent Support Group
This Johns Hopkins support group provides activities and peer support for children age 12 to 21. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact the social worker at 410-955-8754.
Pediatric Oncology Parent Support Group
This support group at Johns Hopkins helps parents of pediatric oncology patients. Evening meetings are held monthly or as needed. For more information, contact the social worker at 410-955-8125.
The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS)
The NCCS Family Support Program pairs families with a trained case manager to help provide practical and emotional support. Learn more from the NCCS.
Craniosynostosis and Positional Plagiocephaly Support (CAPPS)
CAPPS supports and educates families with children who have craniosynostosis and positional plagiocephaly. Learn more about CAPPS.