Children's Hospital Colorado

Welcome to the Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Best Children's Hospital by US News Neurology 2020-1 Badge

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


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


Headshot of Lianna, who is being treated for seizures at Children's Hospital Colorado, sitting in a room.

The Connection Journey: Freedom from Seizures

Lianna has so many seizures that she can never be alone. As she prepares for her upcoming surgery, she learns from Maddie who has been there before.

Watch her journey

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Lauren Haisley, PhD

Lauren Haisley, PhD


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Nina Robinson, PNP

Nina Robinson, PNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jill Marks, CPNP, RN

Jill Marks, CPNP, RN

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Children's Colorado in the news

U.S. News & World Report

Pediatric Neuroscience Institute ranked no. 10 in the nation

junio 18, 2020

Our pediatric neurosurgery survival rates following complex surgery, prevention of surgical complications and infection and commitment to best practices contributed to our top U.S. News & World Report ranking. Our Neuroscience Institute was also recognized for our management and control of epilepsy and the availability of services such as specialized epilepsy treatment and rehabilitation.

KRDO News13 Colorado Springs

Colorado’s first pediatric patient receives life-changing implant for epilepsy

enero 15, 2020

Diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, Braeden grew up experiencing hundreds of seizures every day. This all changed when he became the state’s first child to receive a responsive neuro-stimulator (RNS) device. Now, Braeden’s seizures have been cut by 50-75%, and he has big plans for college.


Tips for treating migraines in children

junio 20, 2019

Fewer than half of people with migraines are accurately diagnosed. That’s no different for children. Marcy Yonker, MD, dispels myths around symptoms and solutions for pediatric migraines.