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Pediatric Neurosurgery

The pediatric neurosurgery program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Indiana University School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing children’s health through high-quality patient care, education and research. IU School of Medicine pediatric neurosurgeons treat a full range of complex neurological injuries and disorders, including seizures, skull and spine deformities, pediatric stroke, and benign and malignant tumors. Children are not simply smaller patients but ones with unique conditions and considerations. When they require neurosurgical care, a heightened sense of urgency and importance naturally follows. IU School of Medicine faculty surgeons who specialize in pediatric neurosurgery are highly skilled in complex procedures and provide exceptional care to these patients.

The team cares for infants and children of all ages at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, which is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. Riley Hospital for Children is the state’s largest children’s hospital, the only level 1 pediatric trauma center in Indiana and is home to the only comprehensive pediatric surgical epilepsy program.

Beyond providing the most advanced care today, pediatric neurosurgeons improve care for the patients of tomorrow by training the next generation of physicians and conducting high-impact research, including testing promising new therapies through clinical research studies.

The department offers a one-year clinical fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery and have access to a wide range of pediatric neurosurgical cases in preparation for independent practice or an academic career.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship


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To schedule an appointment with a pediatric neurosurgeon, call IU Health at 317-944-6201 or search the IU Health Find a Doctor portal.

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Laurie L. Ackerman, MD

John E. Kalsbeck Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Rabia Qaiser, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Jignesh Tailor, M.D., Ph.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Saul Wilson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery