By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • 51 epilepsy surgeries CY22
  • 737 EMU admissions for seizure management
  • 100% of patients who had extra-temporal lobe and focal resective surgeries for epilepsy in CY21 were seizure free after one year
  • 100% of patients who had a hemispherectomy, parietal and temporoparietal resections for epilepsy in CY22 were seizure free after one year
  • 100% surgical survival rate at 30 days post-surgery: Brain tumors, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus patient shunt procedures, medically intractable epilepsy, spinal dysraphism and Chiari malformation
  • 0% of patients readmitted within 30 days following: Craniotomy, spinal surgery for dysraphism, baclofen pump insertion
  • 170 shunts, 1.2% surgical site infection rate
Neurology Outcomes graphic.

Awards and Achievements

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center  
  • Clinical trial Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)   
  • Participation in Neurofibromatosis Clinic Network (NFCN) and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Alliance Clinical Centers    
  • Multidisciplinary neurocritical care program and multidisciplinary neonatal neurocritical care program   
  • Telesalud 
  • Groundbreaking gene therapy trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Development of an outpatient infusion protocol for status migrainosus 

Neurology Service Chief

Virginia Willis, M.D.

"I practice at Arkansas Children's not only because it is home for me but because I'm surrounded by a team deeply committed to the children we serve. We all strive to ensure families feel confident in the care their child receives. Through this collaboration, I know we are providing excellent, compassionate care every day. I'm proud to have trained here and to be part of this team."

Virginia Erin Willis, M.D.
Pediatric neurologist, Arkansas Children’s Hospital 
Chief of neurology 
John H. Bornhofen, M.D. Endowed Chair in child neurology
Associate professor of pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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