Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mattel Children’s Hospital is steeped in a tradition of excellence. We are dedicated to the compassionate care of infants, children, and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Team

We are committed to serving a large metropolitan city, its surrounding regions, and a large national and international referral base for the most complex and rare of neurologic conditions. Our thoughtful, meticulous surgical team ensures that, when surgery is the best option, we achieve exceptional results with the highest level of care available anywhere in the world. We strive to protect our patient's dreams. Having followed this philosophy for 40 years, we are proud of their achievements in life. We measure our success in terms of the high school graduations, holy communions, and sports trophies accomplished by our patients.

We treat the full range of pediatric neurologic disorders including epilepsy, tumors, vascular disorders, scoliosis, stroke, congenital malformations, concussion, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, and trauma. One of the great strengths of our program is that we are located on campus at the University of California Los Angeles and our faculty have professorial appointments at the David Geffen School of Medicine, one of the most prestigious and research-intensive institutions in the world. Our collaborations within the larger UCLA community ensures that your child will have access to the gentlest, safest, and most effective therapies. At UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital frequently approach clinical problems using a multi-disciplinary approach, benefiting from the expertise of other world leaders in their respective specialties.

The Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, currently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report's as the 10th best program across the country and the best program in Southern California. Our pediatric neurosurgeons are recognized for excellence amongst their peers based upon their surgical expertise, academic publications in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals, and their lectures both nationally and internationally. They have led the world in groundbreaking discoveries in many research areas including epilepsy, brain tumors, neurovascular disease, spasticity, and concussion. We take great pride in our storied history, and in shaping the future of pediatric neurosurgery.


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