Neuroscience Center

Our neurology specialists are leaders in the field and work with other pediatric specialists to provide the best care for your child.

At Arkansas Children’s, our nationally renowned specialists give expert care for children suffering from a wide range of neurological disorders, treating brain, nervous system, and neuromuscular disorders. Our patients benefit from innovations like the non-invasive brain mapping technology called magnetoencephalography (MEG). Everything we do is to make children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our team of specialists works together through a multidisciplinary approach to clinical collaboration so each child has an entire team of experts personalizing care for improved outcomes. Our goal through this team approach is to maximize your child’s development and quality of life. Our team provides state-of-the-art care to transition our patients through life - from birth through childhood, adolescence and into early adulthood.

With leading-edge research to advance knowledge, we are creating new approaches to improved patient care in many areas of neurological and neurosurgical care. Our team is finding new solutions for epilepsy treatment and management, including medication, specialized diet and epilepsy surgery.

By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • 51 epilepsy surgeries CY22
  • 737 EMU admissions for seizure management
  • 100% of patients who had extra-temporal lobe and focal resective surgeries for epilepsy in CY21 were seizure free after one year
  • 100% of patients who had a hemispherectomy, parietal and temporoparietal resections for epilepsy in CY22 were seizure free after one year
  • 100% surgical survival rate at 30 days post-surgery: Brain tumors, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus patient shunt procedures, medically intractable epilepsy, spinal dysraphism and Chiari malformation
  • 0% of patients readmitted within 30 days following: Craniotomy, spinal surgery for dysraphism, baclofen pump insertion
  • 170 shunts, 1.2% surgical site infection rate
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Awards and Achievements

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center  
  • Clinical trial Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)   
  • Participation in Neurofibromatosis Clinic Network (NFCN) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Alliance Clinical Centers    
  • Multidisciplinary neurocritical care program and multidisciplinary neonatal neurocritical care program   
  • Telehealth 
  • Groundbreaking gene therapy trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Development of an outpatient infusion protocol for status migrainosus 

Medical Service Awards and Honors

Arkansas Children's has a Level 4 accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

Arkansas Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program is the only program in the state with a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level 4 accreditation, providing the most advanced care for children with epilepsy. Our board-certified doctors are trained to evaluate, diagnose and create an individualized plan for your child.

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Meet the Team

Arkansas Children’s neurology and neurosurgery experts are nationally renowned, providing the highest level of care utilizing leading therapies and updated approaches to disease management. Our epileptologists have the professional expertise, facilities and technology to provide unmatched medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

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