u.s. news recognition

Continuing a tradition of excellence

In June 2021, U.S. News and World Report once again unveiled its list of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric subspecialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is pleased to be recognized for the 11th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs in the United States. Ranked #29 for 2021-22, Cook Children’s Neurosciences Center continues to grow with a focus on high quality care and exceptional patient experience with a vision to offer easily accessible, well-coordinated, comprehensive evaluation and treatment for our patients.

The Neurosciences team now includes 18 pediatric neurologists, four neurosurgeons, three neuropsychologists and a physiatrist providing care at our main campus in Fort Worth and 11 other sites spanning North, West and East Texas. This year, we added daily general neurology clinics in Amarillo and Prosper, subspecialty clinics for epilepsy and movement disorders in Lubbock, as well as increased general neurology access in Tyler. The center features active epilepsy and movement disorder programs, a pediatric inpatient neurorehabilitation program and multiple subspecialty programs such as stroke, headache, demyelinating disorders, among others. Innovation through research continues to expand under the direction of Christos Papadelis Ph.D. The program is currently running numerous studies investigating novel imaging techniques for epilepsy and cerebral palsy, new treatments for rare genetic epilepsies and mental health comorbidities of neurological conditions.

M. Scott Perry, M.D., Medical Director of Neurology said, “I am very proud of the level of care we provide at Cook Children’s. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to improving access to the highest level of care for children with diseases of the nervous system. We have only scratched the surface of what is possible and the coming year will unveil the next chapter in how we plan to revolutionize the way care is provided to our patients.”


Contributing staff

M. Scott Perry, M.D.
Medical Director, Neurology; Co-Director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center; Medical Director, Genetic Epilepsy Clinic

Meet Dr. Perry


Related programs

Neurosciences, Neurosurgery


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Contact the Jane and John Justin Neuroscience Center at Cook Children’s to refer a patient or ask questions: 682-885-2500.

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