Department of Neurology | Overview

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Contact the Department of Neurology

  • 617-355-6388
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm

Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurology is the world’s oldest, largest and most experienced pediatric neurology program. Because of our program’s size, most of our child neurologists subspecialize in a specific type of disorder relating to the nervous system. This means that your child’s doctor will know about your child’s condition inside and out, including the very latest treatments. And, if your child’s condition affects other aspects of his health, his doctor will involve experts from medical specialty areas at Boston Children’s who will apply their knowledge to his unique situation. 

Our entire team of doctors, nurses and support staff is focused on giving your child and family the best possible care.

For more information about our child neurology services, or to schedule an appointment or consultation, please contact us.

About the Department of Neurology

We understand that facing a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of your child’s neurological disorder can be very frightening. While our team is known for our science-driven approach, our doctors never forget that your child is a child—not just a patient. We specialize in innovative, family-centered care. From the moment of diagnosis through survivorship, you’ll work with our team of compassionate professionals who are committed to your child’s health and your family’s well-being.

When you come to Boston Children’s Hospital for neurological care, your child will be seen by a team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners other specialists with expertise in all types of childhood nervous system disorders and their effects on growing children.

We have more than 50 child neurologists on our team who treat children with all types of nervous system disorders, including epilepsy, learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, genetic neurological disorders, neonatal conditions and neuro-immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis. We work with doctors from every medical specialty area at Boston Children’s, such as Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, to meet all of your child and family’s medical, physical and emotional needs.

Here at the Neurology Department, our treatment is informed by our research. So your child is also supported by our network of neuroscience researchers who are intensely focused on improving our understanding and treatment of childhood neurological disorders. Our clinical and basic scientists work together to quickly move discoveries to the bedside so your child has access to the most advanced care possible.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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