Eminent pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. 
 
Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Hornig served for more than 20 years as the section chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
“Dr. Hornig is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in pediatric neurosurgery,” commented John Ragheb, MD, director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “We are delighted to have him on board.” 
 
Dr. Hornig earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He then pursued a residency in neurosurgery and fellowship in surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. His clinical interests include hydrocephalus, epilepsy, spasticity, trauma and brain tumors. Dr. Hornig is board certified in neurological surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgical Society of America. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at many conferences, both nationally and globally. Dr. Hornig is an advocate for bringing world-class neurological care to children in developing nations and participates in medical mission trips to South America. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his dedication, academic achievement, and accomplishments. Dr. Hornig is frequently sought out as a subject-matter expert. 
 
Dr. Hornig sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus, Nicklaus Children’s Boynton Beach Care Center and Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center. He is trilingual in English, French and Spanish. 
 
The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is part of Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute, the first and largest clinical pediatric neuroscience program in the world. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment for children with a full spectrum of brain disorders, including brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, brain injuries and other anomalies. Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute balances safety and efficacy to achieve the best possible quality of life for children with a neurological condition. No other pediatric neurology-neurosurgery program in the Southeast ranks higher, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 “Best Children’s Hospitals” results. The Brain Institute receives referrals of complex cases from throughout the U.S. and around the world. Many of its greatest successes involve children who could not be helped by other programs and were referred for the cutting edge care and research protocols for which the Brain Institute is renowned.
 
About Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children’s wellness and safety products that support the hospital’s mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. NCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.