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Support Doernbecher neurosciences

Doernbecher provides the broadest range of pediatric neurological services available anywhere in Oregon, including advanced care for epilepsy. Our team of experts includes neurologists and neurosurgeons specially trained to treat children.

Doernbecher pediatric neuroscientists were the first to use a high magnetic field strength MRI on preterm infants to identify tiny brain injuries. These lesions were previously undetectable using standard MRI.

With this breakthrough, preterm babies with brain injuries will get crucial therapy sooner.

With private support we can equip our pediatric neurosurgery program with the region’s first intraoperative MRI system, providing surgeons with precise, real-time images of the brain during delicate procedures for epilepsy and other conditions.

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Patient Stories

Crawford's parents tell their story in this powerful video about their son's fight against neuroblastoma.

Chase was 4 years old when he started having unexplained balance problems.

Porter was born without the soft spots that allowed his skull to grow.