Multidisciplinary Care for Efficient and Effective Care

The brain tumor team of specialists at Arkansas Children’s offers a multidisciplinary clinic – every single week – so families can more easily manage every phase of brain or spinal tumor care. We schedule scans in the morning for the most up to date clinical review and then our team discusses the progress of each current patient and new patients coming to our Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic.

For comprehensive care by all members of our team of specialists, we schedule appointments so that when your child comes to Arkansas Children’s for care, he or she will see all specialists at one time. Families have enough to manage – so we make sure your appointments are more efficient, based on individual patient needs.

Brain Tumor Expertise with Team of Skilled Specialists

By bringing together a team of specialists across a range of pediatric clinical expertise, brain tumor care at Arkansas Children’s is comprehensive, considering every aspect of clinical needs for brain tumor patients for children of any age. This multidisciplinary approach allows for the best decision - made with the experience of an entire team of experts, including:     

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology/Director

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurology

Radiation Oncology

  • Jose Penagaricano, M.D.


Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Pediatric Neuroradiology

In addition, our team includes specialized care for daily living and managing a serious illness, including coping assistance needed for both patients and families from:

  • Oncology social workers
  • Child life specialists
  • Specialty nurses
  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Specialty therapists

Contact Us for More Information

For more information or to make an appointment with one of our brain and spine tumor specialists at Arkansas Children’s Neuroscience Center, please contact Lora Parker BSN, RN, CPHON at or 501-364-2934. The Neuroscience Center is located in the ACH Main Hospital, South Wing on the 2nd Floor. Please view our maps for easy directions.