Pediatric Brain and Spine Care

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Dr. Christina Sayama is a pediatric neurosurgeon. She cares for kids with brain and spine injuries and conditions.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital offers the expertise, dedication and technology to give your child or teen first-rate care at any stage of illness or injury. No other hospital in the region offers our combination of:

Our excellence

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked for excellence in six specialties, including neurology/neurosurgery and cancer. Our specialists include some of the nation’s best pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, plus the only two pediatric oncologists in Oregon who focus exclusively on children and teens with brain and spinal cord tumors.

Coordinated care

Our collaborative approach brings together experts from across specialties to tailor a treatment plan for each child. Our oncology team, for example, holds a weekly Pediatric Brain Tumor Board where experts in tumors, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, research and other areas gather to examine cases one by one. Our services also include:

The latest technology and techniques

Our state-of-the-art equipment and expertise includes:

Clinical trials and research

Our neurologists, neurosurgeons and other doctors are also scientists on the front lines of groundbreaking research on childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, epilepsy and neuromuscular conditions. This gives our patients access to a network of clinical trials. Some are available only at Doernbecher, and others are part of research partnerships with other top U.S. children’s hospitals.

For families

Call 503-346-0640 to:

  • Request an appointment.
  • Seek a second opinion.
  • Ask questions.


Parking is free for patients and their visitors.

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239
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