Founded in 2019, UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s represents a unique partnership between Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. The pediatric neuroscience 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.
The program currently has 15 faculty child neurologists, three pediatric neurosurgeons, eight pediatric neuropsychologists, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology specialists, and several nurse practitioners. We are recruiting and have already signed an additional child neurologist who will join our program in January 2022! We plan to grow to include 24 faculty 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
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. The school is also home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation; it is part of the collaborative scientific community of departments, centers, and institutes on the adjacent University of Texas campus.
Dell Children’s Hospital
With 248 beds, Dell Children’s Medical Center 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, the hospital opened a 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 two years, the hospital will also add a new inpatient wing to their main campus and build a smaller hospital in North Austin, bringing their total bed count to over 350.