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.

How We Rank Children's Hospitals

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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
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 73.2%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Very high

100

Score: 54

Very high: 49 to 54 out of 54

High

75

Score: 39

High: 33 to 39 out of 42

#2

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

95.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 63.4%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 35

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Very high

100

Score: 51

Very high: 49 to 54 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 31

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#3

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

94.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 45.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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

Superior

100

Score: 38

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 39

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 30

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#4

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

90.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 20.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 34

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

High

100

Score: 45

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

High

75

Score: 36

High: 33 to 39 out of 42

#5

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

90.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 15

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

High

100

Score: 41

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 23

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#6

Texas Children's Hospital

89.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 38.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 16

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

High

100

Score: 48

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 30

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#7

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

87.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 15

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

High

100

Score: 47

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 28

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#8

Miami Children's Hospital

85.8 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

High

100

Score: 46

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 30

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

#9

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

85.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 17

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 34

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

High

100

Score: 41

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

High

75

Score: 34

High: 33 to 39 out of 42

#10

Nationwide Children's Hospital

84.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 23.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Very high

100

Score: 50

Very high: 49 to 54 out of 54

Average

50

Score: 27

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

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