Children's Hospital Colorado

The Neuroscience Institute is recognized across the country and around the world for our care of babies, kids and young adults with all types of neurological disorders.


U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our program among the top hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery.

Child neurology care

Our neurology team is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system. We care for kids with conditions like stroke, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, neurometabolic disorders and epilepsy.

Pediatric neurosurgery treatment

If your child needs surgery, our neurosurgery team is here for all types of disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and skull including epilepsy, hydrocephalus, traumatic injury, brain tumors and facial and skull deformities.

Developmental Pediatrics

Our Developmental Pediatrics team sees children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences such as autism spectrum disorders, X&Y chromosome variations, fragile X and developmental delay.

Child neurology research

Many of our team members conduct laboratory and clinical research to improve treatments options and results.

Learn about our neurology and neurosurgery research

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

See if telehealth is right for your child


Get to know our pediatric experts.

Jennifer Oliver, CPNP-PC

Jennifer Oliver, CPNP-PC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Jessica Outten, CPNP-AC

Jessica Outten, CPNP-AC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner

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Stephanie Shea, PA-C

Stephanie Shea, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Christa Hutaff-Lee, PhD

Christa Hutaff-Lee, PhD


Children's Colorado in the news

  • FOX21 Colorado Springs
    Colorado doctors perform surgery to treat patients with spina bifida
    May 21, 2019

    Peyton had surgery before she was even born. After being diagnosed in the womb with spina bifida, a rare debilitating spinal condition, Ken Liechty, MD, performed an important procedure that would change her life.

  • CBS4
    Air Force retires cadet so he can focus on recovery
    March 07, 2019

    Nishanth, 19, was diagnosed with febrile-infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), a rare disease that causes learning disabilities and intractable seizures. FIRES expert Craig Press, MD, director of Neurocritical Care, found out that Nishanth played the violin and needed a teacher. Dr. Press had the perfect person in mind – his mother. She made trips to the hospital and gave Nishanth lessons while he recovered.