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. Surgical survival, parent and family involvement and clinical research were among the factors making up 75 percent of the score, based mostly on data from a U.S. News survey of children's hospitals. The other 25 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Surgical survival Prevention of surgical complications Management of epilepsy patients Use of infection-preventing measures Surgery volume
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 78.9%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 30

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#3

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

91.7 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 60.8%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 30

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#6

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

87.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 51.7%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 24

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#7

Texas Children's Hospital

87.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 38.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 11

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#4

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

91.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 36.8%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 15

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 21

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#2

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

91.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 34.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 18

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#8

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

85.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 29.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#9

Children's National Medical Center

82.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 26.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 11

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 22

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#22

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

71.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 21.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out 12

Average

50

Score: 9

Average: 6 to 10 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Low

5

Score: 14

Low: 0 to 15 out of 33

#11

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

80.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

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