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Philipp R. Aldana, M.D.
Chief

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Our pediatric neurosurgeons provide state-of-the-art neurosurgical care for infants, children and adolescents in greater Jacksonville, Fla.

Our division provides patient care services at UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital. In 2005, the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust provided funding to help establish the UF Pediatric Neurosurgery Center at Wolfson Children's Hospital to help solidify a regional center for comprehensive neurosurgical care for children.

Our division provides surgical treatment for an array of disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. We specialize in the treatment of craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorders; hydrocephalus; epilepsy (seizures); headaches and migraines; tumors of the nervous system; spasticity; and spina bifida.

Please explore this site for additional information about our services and contact us with any questions or to request an appointment.

Philipp R. Aldana, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

News & Announcements

Neurosurgeon removes spinal tumor, relieves patient of extreme numbness

5/27/2015

Unfortunately for Joseph Leroy, a walking cane had become his best friend. The weakness in his legs was too much to bear unassisted. He... [full story]

Poor posture no more: Neurosurgery team relieves Jacksonville woman of debilitating back pain

4/7/2015

Betty Johnson’s lower back pain was so intense that a short walk from her bedroom to the bathroom left her in tears. She was unab... [full story]

Port Orange woman regains strength, mobility after successful spine operation

2/9/2015

Imagine enduring leg pain for 20 years. That was the case for Leeann Caridi, a Port Orange resident who was treated at UF Health Jackso... [full story]

Against the Odds

2/2/2015

Tim Callahan laid awkwardly on the ground, wishing he could yell for help and seriously unsure whether his head was still attached to h... [full story]

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