Cerebral Palsy Research Network Blog

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Joins CPRN

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) welcomes investigators Ravinder Brar, MD of Orthopedics and Lauren Ostling, MD of Neurosurgery in collaboration with Adam Bartlett, MD of Pediatric Rehabilitation all from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, to the network. This expansion to Northern California is an important milestone for CPRN’s geographic coverage of the United States complementing CPRN’s representation in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has an active cerebral palsy (CP) program which saw 356 unique patients in 2018. Its multi-discipline involvement in the treatment of CP is a good fit for CPRN’s registry and studies currently under development.

“CPRN is a crucial avenue to research and collaborate with multiple disciplines across numerous institutions. CPRN seeks to answer critical questions that will improve the lives of our patients with CP and our abilities to care for them” says Dr. Brar, an orthopedic surgeon at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. “Our multi-specialty team looks forward to actively contributing to CPRN’s efforts.”