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Pediatric Neurosurgery Center

If your child is facing a complex or serious neurological condition that requires surgery, expertise matters. Johns Hopkins’ Pediatric Neurosurgery Center is one of the top multidisciplinary centers of its kind, with the vast experience, skill, and advanced treatments that offer hope to children and their families.

We Are Now Open for Elective Surgeries and Procedures

As our communities begin to reopen, we are now offering select elective surgeries and procedures at our ambulatory surgery facilities in Maryland. We also continue to offer telemedicine visits and in-person visits as needed.

How We Make Sure You Are Safe

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.


Testing and Screening


Masks and Protective Equipment




Social Distancing

Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

Please have your medical records ready before calling to schedule.

Elective Procedures

If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 410-955-7337 to schedule a consultation.
Learn more about preparing for your appointment.

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs. Learn more about video visits.

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Conditions We Treat

Whether your child is facing a common problem or a rare condition, our team can provide treatments based on new research.

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Our Experts

From renowned surgeons to skilled nurses and advanced practitioners, your child’s team comprises world-class professionals.

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

If surgery is recommended, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center  provides an innovative environment for your child and your family.

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A World-Class Center

Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins treats children from all over the world. We provide 24-hour inpatient care, emergency care and timely outpatient consultations for all aspects of neurological issues and concerns, whether your child is arriving from across town or from across the globe.

Craniosynostosis | Fitz’s Story

When Fitz was born, it was obvious that his skull was misshapen. By 5 weeks old, Fitz had been diagnosed with craniosynostosis, and his parents met with pediatric neurosurgeon Eric Jackson. Watch to learn about the minimally invasive surgery performed by Jackson, which combined with a helmet is helping Fitz’s skull grow in a normal shape. 

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Chiari Malformation: Adelynn's Story

As a baby, Adelynn was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation that was interfering with her ability to eat, sleep and breathe. Her family made the trip from South Carolina to Johns Hopkins, where they met with experts in pulmonology, pediatric otolaryngology and pediatric neurosurgery, including pediatric neurosurgeon Eric Jackson, M.D. Learn more about Adelynn's story.

Pediatric Brain Tumor: Declan's Story

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 the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where Declan had brain surgery the next day. Watch neurosurgeon Alan Cohen and the pediatric neurosurgical team discuss how they removed this tumor.

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Surgical Approach Saves Teen from Lifetime of Violent Seizures: Ryan's Story

At the age of 3, Ryan began experiencing shaking in his right left, which his family jokingly called his "wiggly leg." He was later diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy that left him bound to a wheelchair. Fortunately, a new diagnosis and treatment plan would eventually leave his wheelchair collecting dust.

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In the News

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeons Save Teen with Screw in Skull

While building a treehouse, 13-year-old Darius fell and his skull was pierced by a six-inch screw attached to a board. He was air-lifted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with the board still adhered to his head and the screw dangerously close to a delicate structure in his brain. Drs. Shenandoah Robinson and Alan Cohen performed the life-saving surgery on the teen. Read more.

Ryan's Story

Pediatric neurologist Sarah Kelley and pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson helped a young man recover from debilitating, drug-resistant epilepsy.
Read more.

Pediatric NeuroNews

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Comprehensive Care for Pediatric Epilepsy
Drs. Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson and Sarah Kelley are among a multidisciplinary team of experts treating pediatric epilepsy. The group includes neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, dietitians, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and pediatric epileptologists.

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Maryland Patients

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Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

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