From prenatal consultations with parents to follow-up appointments with young adult patients, the professionals who staff Yale’s pediatric neurosurgery service offer the most advanced medical care available delivered with compassionate understanding and support. Common problems treated include hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord tumors, spina bifida, craniofacial disorders and brain or spine trauma.
Yale has had a dedicated pediatric neurosurgery program for more than 25 years. Its physicians provide comprehensive services to infants, toddlers, school-age children, adolescents and young adults. Its reputation for surgical excellence combined with its understanding of the special needs of children and families who live with neurological diseases rank among the finest in the country.
Michael DiLuna, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Charles Duncan, MD, FAANS
Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Surgery (Human Anatomy)
Kristopher Kahle, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Pediatrics, and Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Director, Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery
While our pediatric neurosurgeons have vast experience and expertise, practicing solely in a highly focused and specific area, we offer Special Programs with special attention.
Pediatric Brain and Spinal Tumors
|Pediatric Brain and Spinal Injury|
Conditions We Treat
|All Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors||Craniofacial Anomaliaes|
|Vein of Galen Malformation||Deformational Plagiocephaly|