Why Choose Us

Nathan Selden - OHSU Neurosurgeon

We are national leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of children with neurological disorders

Each year we see over 4,000 patients in our neurosciences program, more than anywhere else in Oregon. Our patients come from across the United States and throughout the world seeking the specialized care that we provide. We demonstrated our commitment to the safest, most precise neurological surgery by adding a two-story, custom-built intraoperative MRI suite to better treat children with brain tumors, epilepsy and other conditions.

Our multi-specialty teams ensure your child the most thorough diagnoses and complete care

At Doernbecher, your child receives coordinated neurologic care from a team of experts in a range of fields including behavioral pediatrics, child psychiatry, neurological surgery and neuroradiology, in addition to nurses and therapists, all focused on caring for your child.

Our research makes us experts in the newest treatments

We are at the forefront of studies of new drug treatments for epilepsy, migraine, brain tumors, Tourette’s syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, muscular dystrophies and other neurological disorders. We made history in 2006 when we completed the first neuronal stem cell transplant into a human brain.

Your child’s care comes from the most advanced technology, at the best-equipped facility

Doernbecher is one of only a few hospitals in the country using comprehensive seizure monitoring, leading-edge imaging, and computer-guided neurosurgery to offer new hope to children with neurologic disorders.

Family centered approach

We understand that a child’s neurologic disorder can impact the entire family. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate and respectful care to every patient and family.