BRAIN POWER RADY CHILDREN’S RESPECTED NEUROSURGERY DIVISION RANKS AMONG THE NATION’S BEST
Heads up! Did you know that one of the nation’s top 10 pediatric neurosurgery programs is located right here in your backyard? This year, for the second year in a row, Rady Children’s Neurology and Neurosurgery Division was ranked no. 8 in the country on U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals survey. The designation demonstrates the Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality neurological care to children in the San Diego community and beyond. “We are a busy division, and we have a number of areas of expertise that, in my opinion, are unmatched anywhere,” says Michael Levy, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurosurgeon and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children’s and a professor and board-certified neurosurgeon at UC San Diego. “Our brain tumor program, for example, is unparalleled—there are no pediatric
neurosurgeons doing as many brain tumor surgeries as we are,” he continues. “We treat a lot of complex cerebrovascular malformations, and we offer a lot of things surgically speaking that many other hospitals can’t. From robotics to congenital disorders, tumors to peripheral nerve injuries, there is nothing we don’t do.” Small but Mighty Remarkably, the Rady Children’s pediatric neurosurgery division offers an extensive array of services with a small but mighty team of two physicians: Dr. Levy and David Gonda, MD, director of epilepsy surgery at Rady Children’s and an associate clinical professor of neurosurgery at UC San Diego. The division offers five specialty clinics and services, including a multidisciplinary brain tumor program, brachial plexus clinic, vascular lesion program, proton therapy and epilepsy surgery.
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