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
#21

Children's Medical Center Dallas

71.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

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: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 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

#23

Children's Hospital of Michigan

68.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 23

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#24

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

67.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out 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: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#25

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

67.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 2 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 18

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#26

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

67.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Significant

50

Score: 16

Significant: 16 to 20 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#26

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

67.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 16

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#28

Akron Children's Hospital

66.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#29

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center

66.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Significant

50

Score: 18

Significant: 16 to 20 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 19

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#30

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

66.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 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

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