Pediatric Neurosciences

If your child struggles with epilepsy, muscle disorders or a nerve condition, visit UNM Children's Hospital. We are home to New Mexico's only pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, and we care for children with the most complex conditions from throughout the Southwest.

Our clinics are equipped with the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat children's brain, spine and nerve disorders. Your child's care team will partner with you to make an effective treatment plan and improve your family's quality of life.

The Latest Therapy Options

UNM Children's neurological care team offers the latest and most effective treatment options for neurological conditions, including:

  • Advanced diagnostic imaging and brain activity equipment
  • Genetic testing for Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy and other congenital conditions
  • Deep brain stimulation for abnormal movements
  • Ketogenic diet for epilepsy
  • Medications
  • Expert brain surgery performed by fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons
  • for movement and speech
  • Vagal nerve stimulation therapy for epilepsy

All appointments require a referral. Please call 505-272-3160 for information. To schedule an appointment with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, call 505-828-1331.

Services We Offer

Conditions We Treat

  • Abnormal clusters of blood vessels in the brain
  • Brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Developmental delays
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Genetic conditions
  • Headaches
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Tourette syndrome

Behavioral Health Services

  • Community family team therapy
  • Comprehensive community support services
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Medication assessment and management
  • Mental health diagnostic evaluations
  • Multi-systemic therapy
  • Neurophysiological assessment
  • School-based therapy
  • Short term crisis stabilization therapy
  • Short term follow-up support and transition planning after discharge