Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience Institute

Published On 05/11/2012

The Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute is recognized as one of the nation's top neuroscience programs by U.S. News & World ReportAt Le Bonheur, your child will be part of one of the top neuroscience programs in the country. Here's why:

Our Experts

Our Neuroscience Institute connects children, teens and their families with the expertise of a comprehensive team of pediatric neuroscientists, neuroscience nurses and other subspecialists.

The team includes the pioneer of MEG technology, researchers in epilepsy treatment and leaders in international neurological associations and societies. 

Parents from around the country seek our team’s expertise. In 2014, the brain tumor and epilepsy programs attracted patients from more than 30 states.


With access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools, our team provides the best outcomes for children with neurological problems.

We are one of a few pediatric hospitals that offer a wide range of neuroimaging tools in the diagnosis and treatment of children. Patients here have access to Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Intraoperative MRI (iMRI), Functional MRI (fMRI) and High density EEG.

We are one of the first children's hospitals using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technology in clinical care and research. This non-invasive brain mapping tool allows our physicians to better prepare for neurosurgery.

Comprehensive Programs

A partnership between Le Bonheur and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, our Brain Tumor Program, is one of the largest pediatric surgical programs in the country. 

Our Epilepsy Center is National Association of Epilepsy Center Level IV accredited center, the highest level for pediatric patients.

The Spine Center, in conjunction with Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and Semmes-Murphey Neurological and Spine Institute, offers comprehensive diagnostics, surgery and treatment of spine disorders.

Our Craniofacial Program specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex craniofacial conditions. The multidisciplinary team includes a pediatric neurosurgeon, pediatric craniofacial plastic surgeon, pediatric orthodontist and other specialists.

Our Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center is nationally recognized by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance as a regional referral center.

Our Dravet Syndrome Clinic is one of 14 nationally recognized centers of expertise.

Our Neuropsychology Program works closely with patients and families to evaluate patient's thinking and behavior. 

Conditions we treat

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