Pediatric Neurosurgery


UBNS’ pediatric neurosurgery program is led by Dr. Veetai Li and Dr. RenĂ©e Reynolds.

Dr. Li is a fellowship-trained, board certified neurosurgeon and member of the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Under his leadership, the pediatric neurosurgery team specializes in the practice of minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques that allow for the more precise and less traumatic treatment of brain tumors, brain lesions, and other neurological disorders in children less than 18 years old.

Dr. Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her neurosurgical training at the Duke University Medical Center and received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She also completed a one-year fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Reynolds is also Residency Program Director of the Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Pediatric conditions treated by UBNS include, but are not limited to:

  • Arteriovenous malformations & fistulas
  • Brain tumors
  • Congenital malformations
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spasticity
  • Laser ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal dysraphism/Spina bifida
  • Brain & spine trauma
  • Chiari and syringomyelia

Treatment and diagnostic capabilities include endoscopic neurosurgery, stereotaxis, frameless stereotaxis, intraoperative functional mapping, laser ablation and a host of specialized treatment programs.