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Inova Children's Neuroscience Program

Inova Children's Neuroscience Program is uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat neurological conditions from birth through adolescence.

Combining the expertise of Inova Children's Hospital with the specialty knowledge of Inova Neuroscience Institute, the program features a full complement of board-certified specialists who cover all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and long-term follow-up.

The combined specialized expertise of Inova's pediatric neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric critical care physicians, pediatric hematologist/oncologists, pediatric neuropsychologists, pediatric psychiatrists forms the foundation of care excellence. Beyond this clinical care, extensive ancillary services and programs help children and families throughout their experience. Child Life specialists, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, nutritionists and support groups all contribute to the care experience.

A Ronald McDonald House is located on the campus of Inova Fairfax Hospital so families can stay close to their hospitalized child. There is little or no cost to the family.


Conditions treated by Inova Neuroscience Program physicians

Inova's chldren's program has the expertise to evaluate and treat a wide range of neurological conditions in children of all ages. Among the conditions we treat are:

  • Benign and malignant brain and spinal tumors, including:
    • Gliomas
    • Blastomas
    • Pharyngiomas
    • Taratoid/rabdoid tumors
    • Retinoblastomas
  • Epilepsy and movement disorders
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Spinal malformations and injuries
  • Chiari malformation
  • Cerebral palsy and spasticity
  • Other pediatric brain and spinal coard conditions and diseases