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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Our pediatric neurosurgery program provides state-of-the-art care for infants, children, and adolescents with problems of the brain and spine. As a major pediatric healthcare center, we offer the latest techniques, therapies, and clinical trials.


Conditions We Treat

Children in need of neurosurgery are treated by a team of multidisciplinary pediatric specialists including:

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology

In addition to the neurosurgery clinics, we provide services in other specialty clinics:


  •  Myelo Clinic (Spina Bifida)
  • Craniofacial Program Clinic
  • Abnormal Head Shape Clinic

The WVU Medicine Children’s Center for Spina Bifida serves children with spina bifida, myelomeningocele, and other forms of myelodysplasia as well as related congenital conditions, such as Chiari malformation, tethered spinal cord syndrome, and associated hydrocephalus.

The WVU Medicine Children’s Craniofacial Program treats infants and children with plagiocephaly, craniosynostosis, oculoauricular verterbral spectrum, microtia, and other rare conditions.

The WVU Epilepsy Center provides care for pediatric patients with seizure disorders and offers hope to those who have not been helped through medication. Our team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, neuropsychologists, and other epilepsy experts diagnose and evaluate patients as possible candidates for surgery, which is often an effective option when medications fail.

Click to download the The WVU Pediatric Neurosurgery Program brochure.

David Watson, M.D., chair of Neurology and director of the WVU Headache Center, describes the comprehensive approach his team brings to specialized treatment of migraine, cluster headache, tension headache, trigeminal neuralgia, and more.

WVU Medicine neurologist Umer Najib, MD, explains when BOTOX® should be explored as an approach to managing migraines.

Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute