Pediatric neurology & neurosurgery ranked No. 5 in the nation

The Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine are excited to announce that they have been ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, St. Louis Children’s Hospital was ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital in Missouri. 

“At the core of everything we do is to provide exceptional clinical care to our most fragile patients and their families,” said Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD, the A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology, director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology and the chief of Neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “Our clinicians work tirelessly to enhance the quality of life for our patients who are enduring life-threatening illnesses. Constant collaboration is the key to any organization’s success, and we are proud to share this achievement with our neurosurgery colleagues.” 

“Taking care of a child with an illness is an extraordinary responsibility,” said David D. Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD, the T.S. Park, MD, Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery and chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “The collaborative approach we have developed with our pediatric neurology colleagues ensures that each child who visits us receives the appropriate care for their current health concerns, whether it’s neurosurgical or not. Our job is to ease the suffering of our patients, while providing a compassionate and comprehensive intervention.” 

The full rankings and methodology are available at For information about the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, visit the Pediatric Neurology website. To learn more about the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine, click here