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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Neurosurgery

Expert care, right here in the Midlands.

Find the best neurological and neurosurgical care for your child, without leaving the Midlands of South Carolina. Our fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgery team provides the most advanced, around-the-clock care for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with problems of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves.

Why choose Palmetto Health for pediatric neurosurgery?

Children in need of neurosurgery are best treated by a pediatric neurosurgeon, with advanced subspecialty training and a strong commitment to a family-centered approach to care. Our pediatric neurosurgeons have access to the latest technology and collaborate extensively with other pediatric subspecialists to make sure your little one gets the best and most comprehensive treatment. 


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Conditions treated

Specialty clinics

  • Spina bifida
  • Transitional care
  • High-risk maternal-fetal medicine (preterm abnormalities)
  • Epilepsy/spasticity

Care team


​Stanley O. Skarli, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Stanley O. Skarli, MD, is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and is an associate professor of surgery with the USC School of Medicine.  More »

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Catherine McClung Smith, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Catherine McClung Smith, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  More »

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Shannon Gooding, NP

(Working with Dr. McClung Smith)

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Brandi Martinez, NP

(Working with Dr. Skarli)

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