US News Best Children's Hospital Badge Neurology

For the 13th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Phoenix Children’s among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals,” including the #1 children’s hospital in Arizona for the third consecutive year. The 2023-24 rankings include a number of specialties at Phoenix Children’s rated among the top 50 programs in the nation.

Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of children with neurological, behavioral, and mental health diseases and disorders.

In addition to patient care, we better ourselves through the development of strategic partnerships with clinical research groups locally, nationally and internationally. This emphasis on learning carries over to our teaching and professional educational programs. Education is vital to our vision. We have several accredited residency and fellowship programs, designed to continually improve care through research and education. Our added laboratories strive to make discoveries that lead to advances in neuroscience diagnosis and treatment options.

We are a premier Center of Excellence and destination for management and cure of neurologically-related pediatric diseases/disorders by providing thorough, high quality patient and family-centered care. Combine that with state-of-the-art clinical and translational research, and our professional and community education programs, and you have one of the best pediatric neurological institutes in the world.

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Accreditations and Awards

Epilepsy Prgram Level 4 Center Badge

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s is recognized as the only children’s hospital in Arizona with a level 4 designation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for those with complex epilepsy.



CARF Accredited Certification Logo

Phoenix Children’s has CARF Accreditation for the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Pediatric Specialty Program
  • Brain Injury Specialty Program



Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center Badge

As a certified Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center, Phoenix Children’s is dedicated to expert clinical care and medical research for children with neuromuscular diseases. Our robust multidisciplinary team meets the unique needs of each child while providing the latest standards of care. We are proud of this partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association which allows us to support our neuromuscular community.



Cure SMA Award Badge

Cure SMA has developed a national network of treatment centers to establish standards of care, a registry to track outcomes, and has developed programs to prepare institutions for clinical SMA research. Because of our treatment efforts, Phoenix Children’s has been designated a CURE SMA REGIONAL SITE.



Certified Duchenne Care Center (CDCC) Program Badge

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy awarded their renowned Certified Duchenne Care Center (CDCC) Program pediatric certification to Phoenix Children's. This addition to the CDCC Program was the first certification in the state of Arizona.



Tourette Association COE Badge

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s is home to the world-class Tic and Tourette Syndrome Program. We are recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Tourette Association of America and work closely with the Tourette Association of America Arizona Chapter. 



Laboratory Accreditation Board Badge

The Epilepsy Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is accredited by The Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Registered EEG Technologists (ABRET) as the only pediatric Accredited EEG Laboratory in the state of Arizona for its excellence in conducting and interpreting electroencephalogram (EEG) tests for patients throughout Phoenix Children’s.



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