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, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatric neuropsychology. Our program’s physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses 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 and World Report.
The program currently has 19 faculty child neurologists, two pediatric neurosurgeons, two pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, a pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist, eight pediatric neuropsychologists, and 17 advanced practice providers. We are recruiting pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and more. We offer residency training in child neurology and fellowship opportunities in pediatric epilepsy, pediatric headache, and pediatric neuropsychology. Additional planned fellowship programs include pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric neuroimmunology, and pediatric neuromuscular disease.
To foster community and wellness within our team, our Pediatric Neurosciences Wellness Committee hosts events throughout the year, including our annual retreat.
Dell Medical School
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, 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 299 beds, Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Central Texas. The main hospital 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. A 160,000-square-foot building connected to the children’s hospital houses the pediatric neuroscience program as well as the cardiac care and cancer programs.
In 2023, Dell Children’s Medical Center North hospital opened in North Austin, with a new epilepsy clinic located in the hospital’s medical office building. The north campus’s epilepsy clinic will continue to expand services, along with other pediatric neuroscience clinics, as demand in North Austin continues to grow.