Pediatric Neurosciences

Caring for Childhood Brain and Nerve Disorders

The magic of a child’s mind is extraordinary. At Children’s, we recognize that for the one in five children with disorders of brain development and function, there are unique challenges. These children deserve care that is tailored to their specific needs by a team that is 100 percent dedicated to pediatric patients.

The Children’s Neurosciences program provides comprehensive care for babies, children and young adults with brain disorders, such as epilepsy and brain tumors

The neurosciences team includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists, and neurophysiology social workers working together to continue to provide quality care to our patients. 

    Improving Care for our Patients
    BMT Volumes and OutcomesWe keep track of our patient volumes and outcomes so we can continue to improve. We have more pediatric neurological and neurosurgical inpatients than other children's hospitals in the country.
    • Dr. Brahma shaved his head to raise money for the cure. Learn more about the St. Baldrick's Day event from 11 Alive.
    • Barun Brahma, M.D.Tobey MacDonald, M.D. and researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University published ground-breaking brain tumor research in Nature. This new treatment approach uses nanotechnology to direct tumor cells outside of the brain where they can be captured and killed. Learn more.
    • Grateful families help establish a Traumatic Brain Injury Fund in honor of neurosurgeon Andrew Reisner M.D., who has saved the lives of many babies, kids and teens with traumatic brain injury.
    • Five years ago, spine surgeon, David Wrubel, M.D., saved Hunter Meredith's life when he used his rib to reattach his neck to his skull. Watch Hunter's story.
    •  Pediatric neuropsychologist, Dawn Ilardi, Ph.D., speaks to WXIA about "Misdiagnosing ADHD."
    • Meet Dylan. Children's team of neurosurgeons and rehabilitation specialists helped him get back to being a kid after surgery to remove tumors that were causing his seizures. Learn more about Dylan's condition: Tuberous Sclerosis.
    •  Learn more about Children's Neurosciences Program featured in regional and national media outlets.

Physicians participating in the Children’s Neurosciences Program are active members of the Children’s Professional (or medical) staff.

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.