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
#20

Rady Children's Hospital

71.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.0%

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: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 33

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#5

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

89.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 31

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#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

#34

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

62.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

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: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 30

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#15

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

76.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

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

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 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

#19

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

72.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

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: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 29

High: 23 to 29 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

#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

#16

Primary Children's Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

75.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.1%

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: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

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