The Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, management, surgical procedures, and follow-up of neurological multi-disciplinary conditions, including:
General Pediatric Neurosurgery
Arachnoid Cyst (Choroid Plexus Cyst)
Brachial Plexus Lesions
Dermoid and Epidermoid cysts
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)
Brain (Cortical) Mapping
Lesion Related Epilepsy
Vagal Nerve Stimulator
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Brain Stem Tumors
DNET (Desmoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumors)
PNET (Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors Tuberous Sclerosis)
Tumors of the Skull Base and Cranial Nerves
Dandy Walker Malformation
Dermal Sinus Tract
Spina Bifida Occulta
Tethered Spinal Cord
AVM Arteriovenous Malformation
Dr. Timothy George
Dr. George is Medical Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas at Dell Children's. Dr. George moved to Austin, Texas in 2006 from Durham, North Carolina where he was the Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Neurobiology at Duke University. Joining Children's Hospital of Austin as Chief of Service of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas, he brings his breadth of knowledge and expertise in pediatric neurosurgery, as he develops and oversees pediatric neurosurgery programs at the hospital.
Dr. George completed his medical training at New York University; his residency in Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine; and his Pediatric Fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. George is also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics and other scientific societies and organizations.
Current areas of research include genomics and surgical outcomes of Chiari malformation, cranial nerve stimulation for pediatric epilepsy, genomics of neural tube defects, and molecular and cellular mechanisms and abnormal development of the spinal cord.
Dr. Mark Lee
Dr. Lee moved to Austin, Texas in the beginning of 2009 from Augusta, Georgia where he was previously Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and the Allen Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery (endowed) at the Medical College of Georgia. He brings his expertise in Pediatric Neurosurgery with a special emphasis in Epilepsy Surgery. In addition to his work in pediatric neurosurgery, he is working closely with pediatric neurologists at Dell Children’s Medical Center to develop a world-class Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Dr. Lee completed his medical training at the University of Chicago; his residency in Neurosurgery at New York University; his Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at New York University; and his Epilepsy Surgery (Physiological Neurosurgery) fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Lee is a member of many medical societies including the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Epilepsy Society. He has been included in the listing of Best Doctors in America since 2005.
Current areas of research include the Human Brain Laboratory to investigate the biology of human epilepsy.
Dr. Patricia Aronin
Dr. Aronin has joined the DCMC Neurosurgery Center after serving the Austin community for many years in private practice. Prior to establishing her private practice, she was Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. She was appointed Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama Medical School and at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Aronin completed her medical training, residency and a Fellowship in Neuropathology at the University of North Carolina, and Fellowships in Neuro-oncology at the Children’s Medical Center in Cincinnati, and in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery (ABPNS). She received her re-certification from the ABPNS in June 2007.
As part of the national research program, Children's Oncology Group, she was the Neurosurgical Coordinator for the protocols for the treatment of low risk medullablastoma and the treatment of malignant brain tumors in infancy. She has been published in scientific journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Concepts in Pediatric Neurosurgery. She has given lectures for several organizations including the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurosurgery and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.