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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.

Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

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