Our pediatric neurosurgeons are national leaders in many areas of neuroscience research, including hydrocephalus, brain tumors, brain trauma, and congenital anomalies of the nervous system. A significant grant from the National Institutes of Health supports a research program on the effects of our current treatment strategies for hydrocephalus on cognitive function in children. This study, when completed, will define the very best available strategies for treating hydrocephalus based on a child's cognitive performance.
We also have research programs for the study of pediatric brain tumor treatment by molecular methods, and diagnostic and therapeutic options for children with Chiari malformation. Laboratory investigations into the application of molecular membrane repair as a novel approach to brain trauma are also ongoing.
Through these ongoing efforts to advance the field of neuroscience, our pediatric neurosurgeons bring the latest technical advances and diagnostic approaches to each and every child in their care.