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Pediatric Brain Center

The Pediatric Brain Center brings together world-class experts from every discipline related to children's neurological health. We have general pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery clinics as well as specialty programs focused on specific conditions, such as headaches, epilepsy, stroke and brain tumors.

Like the brain itself, the Pediatric Brain Center is all about connections. Our experts are passionate about collaborating with one another, and with our patients and their families, to provide the best care possible for every child. As part of a leading medical research institution, we also ensure that our patients are among the first to benefit from new findings through regular communication between our doctors and scientific researchers. By working together, we're able to reach the right diagnosis and treatment plan quickly, putting our patients on the road to recovery and bringing peace of mind to parents.



What sets us apart

Exceptional care at the Pediatric Brain Center

Learn about UCSF’s leading-edge treatments, personalized care and highly skilled, compassionate providers.

Patient stories

Surgery provides a "durable cure" for child's brain bleed

Bobby Stallworth couldn't talk or move his right arm and leg after an arteriovenous malformation (an abnormal tangle of blood vessels) ruptured in his brain. His family turned to UCSF for state-of-the-art surgical care.

Florida boy travels 3,000 miles for lifesaving AVM surgery

When malformed blood vessels ruptured in a delicate part of Gio Perry's brainstem, local doctors wouldn't operate. Our neurosurgeons did.

Thriving with hydrocephalus

When Brock Albee was 3 years old, a scary accident at day care led to a diagnosis of hydrocephalus, a fluid buildup in the brain. UCSF doctors have been treating him for more than 20 years and counting – with amazing results.

Our services (20)

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Brain Tumor Program

Brain Tumor Program

San Francisco / Oakland

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Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

Cerebral Palsy & Movement Disorders Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae

Headache Program

Headache Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center

185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107

Movement Disorder & Neuromodulation Center

Movement Disorder & Neuromodulation Center

1651 Fourth St., Suite 232
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN)

Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN)

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neonatal Neurology Follow-Up Clinic

Neonatal Neurology Follow-Up Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neuro-Immunology & Multiple Sclerosis Program

Neuro-Immunology & Multiple Sclerosis Program

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Clinic

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Neurointerventional Radiology Clinic

Neurointerventional Radiology Clinic

1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Neurology Program

Neurology Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / San Mateo / San Ramon ...

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Neuromuscular Program

Neuromuscular Program

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neurosurgery Program

Neurosurgery Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Los Gatos / Greenbrae / Modesto / Sacramento /...

Peripheral Nerve Clinic

Peripheral Nerve Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

Rett Syndrome Clinic

Rett Syndrome Clinic

744 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

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Spina Bifida Program

Spina Bifida Program

Oakland / San Francisco

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Sports Concussion Program

Sports Concussion Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Center

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Center

744 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

Special programs

Fetal Neurology Center of Excellence

Our specialists, leaders in the new field of fetal neurology, can provide prenatal diagnoses of birth defects that may affect the baby's nervous system.

Gould Syndrome Center

The UCSF Gould Syndrome Center is the world’s first medical service dedicated to caring for patients with this rare genetic disorder.

Awards & recognition

  • One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery

  • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

  • in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs

Soothing the soul

Our music therapy program nurtures patients with bedside serenades, rap workshops and more.

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