Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Pediatric Neurosurgery specialty focuses on education and research related to medical and surgical treatments for many infant and childhood neurological conditions and syndromes.


The department hosts multiple academic events related to pediatric neurosurgery topics every year. Through clinical rotations at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, residents and fellows work closely with faculty on the medical and surgical treatment of patients with congenital, degenerative, vascular, inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.


Our department conducts diverse research, including clinical trials, technology development, and basic research.

Current Clinical Trials and Technological Development Work

Basic Science Activities

Patient Care

Our faculty offers excellent care for a wide variety of conditions involving the brain and nervous system through our affiliated pediatric hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, including:

The Falk Brain Tumor Center ranks among the top pediatric centers in the world for pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment.

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about our doctors via faculty profiles:

Tord D. Alden, MD
Robin Bowman, MD
Arthur J. DiPatri, MD
Amanda Muhs Saratsis, MD
Tadanori Tomita, MD