Laila Mohammad, M.D., joins Cook Children’s Neurosurgery team


Cook Children’s Institute for MIND Health is pleased to welcome Laila Mohammad, M.D. to Neurosurgery. Dr. Mohammad joined Cook Children’s in August of 2021. She completed her medical degree at Vanderbilt University and neurosurgery residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine prior to completing fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Northwestern University … Continue reading Laila Mohammad, M.D., joins Cook Children’s Neurosurgery team

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 … Continue reading Continuing a tradition of excellence

Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade


Each June, U.S. News and World Report unveils its list of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric specialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s is proud to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and … Continue reading Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade

Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures


Owen’s story begins at 8 months of age when his parents noticed weakness on his right side. His parents knew something wasn’t right with their son. They made an appointment for Monday with their pediatrician, but over the weekend they became afraid when they noticed Owen stopped using the right side of his body.   His parents … Continue reading Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures

Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke


In 2009, Fernando Acosta, M.D. and Marcela Torres, M.D. created an outpatient multidisciplinary comprehensive stroke clinic with the primary goal of improving stroke care and patient outcomes. With this goal at the forefront, they joined the International Pediatric Stroke Study and opened for enrollment in April 2012. The study entitled “Towards the Establishment of Standards … Continue reading Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke

Dedicated Neuroscience ICU


The three primary diagnostic categories of patients discharged from Cook Children’s Pediatric ICU (January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010) were: respiratory (892 patients/24.18% of total discharges), cardiovascular (758/20.55%) and neurologic (617/16.73%). In 2011, Cook Children’s set out to develop its own Neuro Critical Care Program with a vision to improve patient care and outcomes … Continue reading Dedicated Neuroscience ICU