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Advancing Pediatric Neuroscience

A Welcome Message from the Director of the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Welcome to The Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. It’s an exciting time to be involved in the advancement of pediatric neuroscience. New treatments are bringing new hope and life-changing health outcomes to children and their families like never before. At Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, we offer the most comprehensive pediatric neuroscience program in Central Florida, including expertise in fetal neurosurgery and the most advanced microsurgical options for complex neurosurgical cases. We look forward to doing everything possible to help your child have the life he or she deserves.

Samer K. Elbabaa

Samer K. Elbabaa, MD, FAANS, FAAP, FACS
Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Our Pediatric Neuroscience Services

Young minds deserve a fair chance to develop to their full potential. The Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive pediatric care so children have the opportunity to continue progressing, regardless of injury or disorder. Your family will have the support of a multidisciplinary team of experts who use advanced techniques and procedures specialized for young people.

Nothing is more important than the bond between parent and child. And to maintain that connection, you’ll be working with pediatric care providers who understand that family involvement is crucial to help your child heal. Specialties at The Neuroscience Center include:





MATT & KIM – Parents of Owen


The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Advantage

The Neuroscience Center caters to your child’s health needs — and your concerns. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services, including neuromonitoring rooms that provide 24-hour, around-the-clock care. In addition, you’ll have access to leading-edge diagnostic technology and treatment techniques.

To schedule an appointment with The Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, please call (321) 841-3050.