U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

These are the 50 top-ranked centers for children with serious neurological problems. Survival following complex surgery, surgical complications and infection prevention were among the kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital for serious cases.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists Surgical survival Prevention of surgical complications Management of epilepsy patients Use of infection-preventing measures Clinic patient volume Surgery volume
#21

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

76.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 24.8%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 9

Average: 7 to 12 out of 19

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 32

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#22

Children's Medical Center Dallas

76.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Significant

50

Score: 24

Significant: 16 to 25 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 34

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 28

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#23

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

75.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 31

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#24

Children's Hospital of Michigan

74.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 16

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 33

Very good: 26 to 33 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 34

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 28

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#25

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

71.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 33

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 21

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#26

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

70.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out 12

Very high

100

Score: 17

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 26

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 19

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#27

Akron Children's Hospital

69.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 17

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

High

100

Score: 41

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 18

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#28

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

69.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out 12

High

75

Score: 16

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 35

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 36

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 24

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#29

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

68.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 17

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 34

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Low

0.1

Score: 13

Low: 1 to 20 out of 54

Low

5

Score: 15

Low: 0 to 15 out of 42

#29

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

68.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out 12

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 7 to 12 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 31

Very good: 26 to 33 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 29

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 21

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

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