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Pediatric Neurosurgery

We understand the importance of your trust in diagnosing and treating your child. Our neurosurgeons have received years of additional training to specialize in surgery for children, but our care extends beyond the operating room. We coordinate care with the wide range of experts in child health and family support services located here at Monroe Carell. We believe this family-centered approach leads to less stress and better outcomes for your child.

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Meet Your Care Team

Christopher M. Bonfield

Christopher M. BonfieldMD

    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Craniofacial Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Michael C. Dewan

Michael C. DewanMD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Epilepsy, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Robert P. Naftel

Robert P. NaftelMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Kunal P. Raygor

Kunal P. RaygorMD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Stroke/Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurosurgery
John C. Wellons

John C. WellonsIII, MD, MSPH

    Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Compression or Tumors, Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Elizabeth H. Vance

Elizabeth H. VanceDNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

    Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Why Choose Neurosurgery Care at Monroe Carell

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    The Neurosurgery team at Monroe Carell provides personalized care for your child, based on the most up-to-date medical research and experience.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    In our program your child will have access to expert care from many other specialties. We work closely with doctors and other care givers. This means your child will receive the most compassionate, personalized care, whether their diagnosis relates to tumors, craniofacial issues, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, vascular problems, spina bifida or peripheral nerve issues.

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Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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