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Brain and Nervous System

We have the largest neurosciences program for children serving Florida and South Georgia. Our unparalleled team of collaborating specialists and institutions bring together the expertise you need when faced with a life-changing diagnosis—in one location.

Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute

Neurology:  904.697.3600
Neurosurgery:  904.633.0780

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric neuroscience services in partnership with Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

Why Wolfson

Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery. Our team is involved in research and clinical trials and provides treatment options based on the latest medical advancements.

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Experts On Your Team, All In One Place

Within the Stys Neuroscience Institute, we have several multidisciplinary centers that each specialize in certain types of neurological conditions. This allows us to bring together the expertise every child and family deserves when faced with a life-changing diagnosis. Our disease-specific, patient-centered approach is designed to take your child from diagnosis and second opinion to personalized, cutting-edge treatment and ongoing therapy or rehabilitation.

Detailed Evaluation

Our pediatric-trained team evaluates children experiencing neurological symptoms from birth defects, injuries, co-occuring and related disorders. We use the latest testing and imagery to identify and diagnose your child. Our experts at the Stys Institute include specialists and experts from the biggest names in Children’s healthcare. Our priority is to provide family-centered care for your child from initial diagnosis through treatment and recovery.

High-Tech Neurosurgery

Not all conditions require surgery, but when they do, you can be confident knowing that Wolfson Children’s is a national leader in both minimally invasive and highly complex neurological surgeries. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are specially equipped to bring MRI to the patient during surgery. This allows surgeons to use the sophisticated imaging equipment during procedures to precisely guide and verify intricate repairs, all leading to better outcomes.

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Our Institutional Partners

  • Nemours Children’s Health
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
  • Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
  • Baptist Neurological Institute
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Looking for a second opinion?

The Stys Neuroscience Institute at Wolfson Children’s welcomes your request for a consultation on any pediatric neurological condition. A second opinion can provide a different perspective and new treatment options to consider. Plus, having a second doctor agree with your first diagnosis or finding something that was missed the first time can provide peace of mind when faced with a number of treatment options. Call to schedule an appointment. Neurology: 904.697.3600 or Neurosurgery: 904.633.0780.

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Our Team

Our dedicated pediatric neuroscience specialists work together to provide your child with the highest level of coordinated care. The Stys Neuroscience Institute team includes experienced pediatric neurologists, epileptologists, medical oncologists, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, endovascular neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurorehabilitation physicians.


The Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute serves the North Florida and South Georgia region and beyond. Wolfson Children’s is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

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