As a parent, you are the ultimate protector of your child, and you want the best possible medical care when your child has been diagnosed with a neurological condition. We know that managing your child’s condition can be overwhelming and you might not know where to start.
The CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute is a dedicated place for kids. Our team of board-certified specialists and neuroscience-trained staff provide a full spectrum of care for disorders of the brain, spine, muscles and central and peripheral nervous systems. We provide coordinated care for a seamless experience, innovative programs and specialized treatments, and pediatric expertise, equipment and facilities.
Brain conditions in children can be complex and require a team of caregivers, each bringing special expertise. Your child’s care team may include board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, psychiatrists, pharmacists, speech and occupational therapists, and child life specialists. The team is backed by the latest technology in brain and spine medicine, including:
The CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute is ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for neurology and neurosurgery.
We offer the only pediatric neuroscience hospital unit in the region, including dedicated beds for seizure monitoring.
We were the first children’s hospital in California — and the only one in Orange County — to be named a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)
Call us today at 714-509-4765 for appointments with a neurologist or neurosurgeon, scheduling a neurodiagnostic test, physician referrals and general questions about our programs and services. Our locations include:
Building: CHOC Commerce Tower | 505 S. Main St., Suite 350 | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462
Building: St. Joseph Medical Tower | 1010 W. La Veta Ave., Suite 710 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-509-7070
15725 E Whittier Blvd, #300 | Whittier, CA 90603 | Appointments: 888-770-2462
26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691
854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879
500 Superior Avenue - Suite 140 | Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Neuroscience Institute is actively leading clinical research to better understand and treat neurological conditions that affect children, including epilepsy, brain injuries, neuromuscular disease and autism. We are continually studying the effectiveness of new medications, as well as emerging surgical techniques such as MRI-guided laser ablation technology and intra-operative electrocorticograpy. As leaders in epilepsy surgery, we track long-term surgical outcomes and make recommendations for new protocols that are safer and more effective. The CHOC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is also one of 15 pediatric epilepsy centers in the United States chosen for the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium to conduct long-term research into epilepsy in infants and children. Other past and current studies at the Neuroscience Institute involve brain-computer interface technology, stem cell transplants and ground-breaking treatments for hydrocephalus, spasticity and cerebral palsy. Read some of our physicians’ published articles on the CHOC Docs Blog.
The University of California, Irvine/CHOC Children’s (UCI-CHOC) pediatric neurology residency program is a fully accredited, university-based program. We believe in providing residents with a top-notch, broad-based educational experience in a collegial environment. Our program philosophy and personality have earned us our reputation as a residency-friendly program. We offer aspiring physicians a unique and exciting training opportunity. Learn more about our Child Neurology Residency Program.