Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions is a designated Clinic Care Partner of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA). The SBA Clinic Care Partner program works to identify the needs of people with spina bifida, connect with healthcare providers, identify clinics with the best outcomes and identify research priorities.
Clinics that become SBA Clinic Care Partners have met 10 standards and have implemented best practices that help ensure patients receive the best care possible to live their lives to the fullest.
The center treats both children and adults with histories of myelomeningocele, lipomeningocele, sacral agenesis, tethered cord syndrome, hydrocephalus and syringomyelia/syrinx. Our coordinated care allows for continued treatment into adulthood. As we are the only spina bifida center in Maryland that treats adults, our medical team offers coordination and continuity of care throughout the lifespan.
Visit the Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions’ website to learn more about clinical care for individuals with spina bifida, from prenatal consultations through follow-up care throughout adulthood.