Direct Referrals for Physicians

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 (505) 510-3081


James Botros, MD; Heather Spader, MD


With the only fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons and Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, the pediatric neurosurgery service is located exclusively at the Barbara & Bill Richardson pavilion at UNMH. The full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical disorders is managed at this facility. Multidisciplinary clinics and conferences are established for pediatric brain tumors, epilepsy, spina bifida, spasticity, and craniofacial disorders. More than 130 pediatric neurosurgical operations are performed each year, including surgery for spinal deformities. With Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation, UNM pediatric neurosurgery is able to provide the full continuum of care for children undergoing neurosurgical procedures. The Ronald McDonald House and Casa Esperanza provide support for families coming from across the state to receive advanced care at UNMH.