Global leaders in all medical areas relating to a child's developing brain
Our experts are specifically trained in caring for children and in diagnosing and treating all types of pediatric conditions affecting the brain. The Brain Center team is made up of more than 100 doctors, including some of the world’s top pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists and developmental behavioral pediatricians.
Shaping the future of pediatric neurosurgery
Boston Children's Hospital is thrilled to welcome our new neurosurgeon-in-chief, Alan Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP. Dr. Cohen comes to us from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was chief of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and surgeon-in-chief.
Dr. Cohen succeeds R. Michael Scott, MD, who has served as neurosurgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery for 23 years. Dr. Scott will continue to see patients at Children's for the foreseeable future.
Brain Center physicians
For a comprehensive look at physicians within the Brain Center, view each team on its respective program page. If you're looking for a specific physician, you can use our Find a Doctor feature.
Physician pages for select departments and divisions:
Access to Children’s network of pediatric experts
Boston Children’s has established the first Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program in the United States, dedicated to protecting and treating the brains of critically ill children.
Our experts in ophthalmology, genetics and neurology have identified the genes responsible for congenital strabismus, and offer one of the leading programs in the country to treat this condition.
Children’s psychiatrists have a 50-year history of tending to the mental health of children, adolescents and their families by caring for patients and advocating on their behalf.
The developmental behavioral pediatricians and psychologists at Children’s are regarded as national leaders for their expertise in, and research on, the most common conditions affecting a child’s brain.
All of our doctors are also members of the Harvard Medical School faculty
Brain Center nurses and staff by department
For a comprehensive list of nurses and staff within the Brain Center, view each team on its respective program page.
Nurses and staff pages for select departments and divisions:
Experienced neuroscience nursing professionals and support staff
Neurosciences nurses with special training in caring for young patients with brain conditions oversee our inpatient care areas, as well as work in our outpatient clinics.
Nurses and staff members run special services within our treatment programs, such as the Ketogenic Diet Service, which teaches children and families to control epileptic seizures by following a special diet.
Child Life specialists, social workers and many other staff members provide additional care, so all of your child and family’s physical, emotional and mental needs are met.
Your care team
The Boston Children's Hospital Brain Center team includes the following pediatric specialists: