Neurology and Neurosurgery

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.

Thanks to private support, Doernbecher Children's Hospital is installing 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.