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Seattle Children’s Neurosciences Center

Compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children with nervous system disorders.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Seattle Children’s Neurosciences Center among the top pediatric neurology and neurosurgery programs in the country. Your child will be cared for by the very best.

Our team is among the most experienced in the nation in diagnosing and treating babies, children, teens and young adults with a broad range of conditions affecting the nervous system. Research shows that experience equals better results.

US News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals Badge 2023-2024

Why Choose Us

We offer your child a broad range of treatments and services, from the newest medications to innovative surgeries and clinical trials. 

83.5% Seattle Children’s 5-year survival rates for brain tumor patients are consistently among the best in the country
3,171 Neurosurgeries in the last 5 years – more than any other children’s hospital in our region
23,350 EEGs performed in the last 5 years to make treatment safer and more effective
8,496 Patients under our care for epilepsy in the last 5 years.
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Making brain surgery safer and more precise for more children

Seattle Children’s neurosurgery team is among the most experienced in the nation and the most experienced by far in the Pacific Northwest. More cases mean greater surgical expertise and a sharper ability to determine if surgery is even needed — and that adds up to better outcomes.


About Our Neurosurgery Program

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Advanced therapies through research

At Seattle Children’s, your child will have access to the most current, state-of-the-art therapies and clinical trials. Research studies help us find better ways to treat kids and young adults with neurological conditions.


Our Clinical Trials

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Personalized care with better results

“Our Neurosciences Center combines multidisciplinary clinical care, rapid genetic testing, and pioneering research to identify the genetic cause of a child’s condition to provide an individualized approach to treatment. Seattle Children’s is unique in our use of the most advanced guided imaging tools and techniques.”

— Dr. Rusty Novotny, director of Seattle Children’s Epilepsy program, one of the largest in the nation


Our Treatments and Services

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“When a child comes through our doors, they’re not meeting just one neurosurgeon. They really are taken care of by an entire team.

We have expertise in all aspects of a child’s care — pathology, neuroradiology, oncology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology. Every bit of that expertise is needed to ensure that child has the best outcome.”

Dr. Amy Lee, Neurosciences Center co-director


Meet Your Team

Conditions We Treat

Seattle Children’s Neurosciences team diagnose and treat newborns through young adults with all types of conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord. Learn more.

Patient Success Stories

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Five years after surgery for a brain tumor, Liesel graduated from Harvard.

She has her sights set on a career in medicine.

Read Her Story

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“Going through a medical journey really humbles you. Being at Seattle Children’s brought us a sense of comfort. I felt like they cared about us, not just as patients, but as people.”

— Magi Gordon, whose son Ryder was treated at Seattle Children’s, which has the only pediatric neurofibromatosis program in our region.

Read Their Story

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“For the rest of my life, I can’t thank the team enough. They didn’t just support my son, they supported me. I felt like I was part of the care team.”

— Jyothi, whose son Sirish is leading an active teen life after 2 months of care for unrelenting seizures by Seattle Children’s Neurocritical Care team.

Read Their Story

Getting Care at the Neurosciences Center

Many children and families with neurological conditions travel to Seattle Children's for treatment or surgery. We help you coordinate transportation and housing so you can stay focused on your child. We have lots of experience helping families make the transition back home safely.

Neurosciences Center Resources

Contact the Neurosciences Center at 206-987-2016 or 844-935-3467 (toll-free) for questions or more information.

If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider for a referral.

If you have a referral, call 206-987-2016 or 844-935-3467 (toll-free).