Frederick A. Boop, M.D.

Frederick A. Boop, M.D.


Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
LeBonheur Children's Hospital

Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery

LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor and Director
Department of Neurosurgery


  • M.D. Institution: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • Residency Training: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX; Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital, Queen's Square, London; Pediatric Neurosurgery Roation, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Research Interests

Our current research efforts are divided into clinical research and basic science research.

For an overview of our laboratory efforts, please visit our UT laboratory website Research and Education Center for Brain Tumor Research.

For an overview of our clinical trials in pediatric brain tumors, please visit the St. Jude website.

Representative Publications

  • Patel P, Wallace D, Boop FA, Vaughn B, Robinson GW, Gajjar A, Klimo P Jr. Reoperation for Medulloblastoma Prior to Adjuvant Therapy. Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 11. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy095. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29660028.
  • Mullins J, Pojskić M, Boop FA, Arnautović KI. Retrospective single-surgeon study of 1123 consecutive cases of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a comparison of clinical outcome parameters, complication rates, and costs between outpatient and inpatient surgery groups, with a literature review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Mar 30:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2017.10.SPINE17938. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29600910.
  • Babajani-Feremi A, Holder CM, Narayana S, Fulton SP, Choudhri AF, Boop FA, Wheless JW. Predicting postoperative language outcome using presurgical fMRI, MEG, TMS, and high gamma ECoG. Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Mar;129(3):560-571. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2017.12.031. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 29414401.
  • Yang CH, Wang Y, Sims M, Cai C, He P, Häcker H, Yue J, Cheng J, Boop FA, Pfeffer LM. MicroRNA203a suppresses glioma tumorigenesis through an ATM-dependent interferon response pathway. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 6;8(68):112980-112991. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.22945. eCollection 2017 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 29348882; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5762567.
  • Kuharic M, Jankovic D, Splavski B, Boop FA, Arnautovic KI. Hemangioblastomas of the Posterior Cranial Fossa in Adults: Demographics, Clinical, Morphologic, Pathologic, Surgical Features, and Outcomes. A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;110:e1049-e1062. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.173. Epub 2017 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 29229339.
  • Tsang DS, Burghen E, Klimo P Jr., Boop FA, Ellison DW, Merchant TE. Outcomes After Reirradiation for Recurrent Pediatric Intracranial Ependymoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Feb 1;100(2):507-515. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.10.002. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 29229328.

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