Pediatric Neurosurgery


At Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we offer the highest standards for diagnosis and treatment of brain injury (pediatric trauma level 1 standalone center). We are treating rare and difficult brain and spine tumors including those affecting the skull base. Another area of expertise are rare and complex cerebrospinal fluid disorders of the brain and spine.

Multispecialty clinics and programs, such as brain tumor oncology, the craniofacial, the spina bifida and the maternal fetal medicine program have a long tradition at Hasbro and are supported by the Pediatric Neurosurgery team. All the advances in the treatment of the adult neurosurgical patients at Rhode Island Hospital are fully available for the pediatric patient at Hasbro. Our diagnosis and treatment approaches meet national and international clinical standards and guidelines.

Your Child is Worth a Second Opinion 
The neurosurgical team at Hasbro is supported by a unique collaboration with the surgical specialties providing patients and their families with passionate care, great team spirit and approachable providers:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • General surgery
  • ENT
  • Plastic surgery

Besides the excellent state of the art surgical approaches, Hasbro Children’s Hospital has increased services to support you and your child throughout your care.

Our Team

Division Directors

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Neurosurgery Department Team

Konstantina A. Svokos, DO, MS

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Fetal Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuroplastics
Co-Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Yunika Presson
Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly DelaCruzGalan
Secretary, surgical planning

Donna Cicerone
Secretary, patient appointment

Conditions We Treat

  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Complex spine disorders
  • Fetal consultation and treatment of spina bifida
  • Complex Pediatric and adult onset Hydrocephalus with transition of care from pediatric to adolescence
  • Craniofacial surgeries including skull base
  • Chiari malformations and tethered cord program

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788