Our Mission: To offer exceptional multidisciplinary clinical care for children with neurological disease, provide outstanding educational opportunities, and foster research and scholarly activity.
In 2019, Dell Medical School and Dell Children’s Medical Center entered into a unique partnership to create a pediatric neuroscience program. This program combines pediatric neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric rehabilitation, and pediatric neuropsychology. The program’s physicians and nurses provide care for children and adolescents with neurological disorders. We support research and provide training for medical students as well as residents in child and adult neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and other disciplines. In 2022, our program was ranked as one of the nation’s top neurology and neurosurgery programs by U.S. News.
The program currently has 15 faculty child neurologists and two pediatric neurosurgeons, along with pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology specialists, eight pediatric neuropsychologists, and several nurse practitioners. We are recruiting! We plan to have 24 pediatric neurologists, five pediatric neurosurgeons, and three pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. We currently offer residency training in child neurology and fellowship opportunities in pediatric epilepsy treatment, pediatric headache care, and pediatric neuropsychology. Additional planned fellowship programs include pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuro-immunology and pediatric neuromuscular disease.
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas Dell Medical School, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one US research university in nearly 50 years, graduated its first class in 2020. We are committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery.
Dell Children’s Medical Center
With 248 beds, Dell Children’s is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Central Texas. It features a level 1 pediatric trauma center, a level 4 neonatal intensive care unit, and a level 4 epilepsy center. Pediatric neuroscience is one of the hospital’s focus areas.
The children’s hospital is expanding rapidly. In April 2021, we opened a new 160,000 square foot building connected to the children’s hospital that houses the pediatric neuroscience program as well as the hospital’s developing cardiac care and cancer programs. During the next year, the hospital will also add a new inpatient wing to the main campus and will be opening a second hospital in North Austin, bringing the total bed count to over 350.