OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Team

Our dedicated pediatric neurosurgery team at the Illinois Neurological Institute and Children's Hospital of Illinois , led by Dr. Julian Lin , includes two board certified pediatric neurosurgeons, residents, advanced practice providers, nurses and certified medical assistants.

We take a team approach to your child's care. We stay in close communication with you – and with one another – from your child's first visit to the clinic through surgery and follow-up.

Our multidisciplinary team meets regularly to discuss the unique needs of our patients and families.

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Julian Lin, MD, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery Residency Program Director

Anthony M. Avellino, MD, MBA, CEO, Illinois Neurological Institute and OSF Neuroscience Service Line 

Advance Practice Provider & Nurse Clinician

INI_Peds_Neuro_20150818-31.jpg Advanced Practice Providers have advanced, specialty, master's-level training and are an important partner in caring for your child and your family. They assess and evaluate patients, oversee their care, teach families about their child's surgery and provide long-term follow-up. They are also available to answer questions and share advice.

Julie Deibel, APN

Jenna Ford, APN

In addition, our nurse coordinator, Lynne Lyle, RN, has more than 20 years' experience coordinating care for children and their families and often serves as a liaison between providers and patient families.