Children's Hospital Colorado
Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience Institute

We provide comprehensive care for developmental and nervous system disorders ranging from complex neurosurgery to cognitive and behavioral counseling.

Welcome to the Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

The Neuroscience Institute is recognized across the country and around the world for our care of babies, kids and young adults with all types of neurological disorders.

1ST ROSA surgical assistant robot in CO
ONLY Pediatric DBS program in the region
ONLY Pediatric Level IV Epilepsy Center in the region

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our program among the top hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery.

Child Neurology Care

Our neurology team is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system. We care for kids with conditions like stroke, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, neurometabolic disorders and epilepsy.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Treatment

If your child needs surgery, our neurosurgery team is here for all types of disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and skull including epilepsy, hydrocephalus, traumatic injury, brain tumors and facial and skull deformities.

Developmental Pediatrics

Our Developmental Pediatrics team sees children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences such as autism spectrum disorders, X&Y chromosome variations, fragile X and developmental delay.

Child Neurology Research

Many of our team members conduct laboratory and clinical research to improve treatments options and results.

Learn about our neurology and neurosurgery research


Headshot of Lianna, who is being treated for seizures at Children's Hospital Colorado, sitting in a room.

The Connection Journey: Freedom from Seizures

Lianna has so many seizures that she can never be alone. As she prepares for her upcoming surgery, she learns from Maddie who has been there before.

Watch her journey

Children's Colorado in the news


Tips for treating migraines in children

June 20, 2019

Fewer than half of people with migraines are accurately diagnosed. That’s no different for children. Marcy Yonker, MD, dispels myths around symptoms and solutions for pediatric migraines.

FOX21 Colorado Springs

Colorado doctors perform surgery to treat patients with spina bifida

May 21, 2019

Peyton had surgery before she was even born. After being diagnosed in the womb with spina bifida, a rare debilitating spinal condition, Ken Liechty, MD, performed an important procedure that would change her life.


Air Force Retires Cadet So He Can Focus on Recovery

March 7, 2019

Nishanth Kalavakolanu, 19, was diagnosed with febrile-infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), a rare disease that causes learning disabilities and intractable seizures. FIRES expert Craig Press, MD, director of Neurocritical Care, found out that Nishanth played the violin and needed a teacher. Dr. Press had the perfect person in mind – his mother. She made trips to the hospital and gave Nishanth lessons while he recovered.