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
Email: Frederick A. Boop


  • 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

  • the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital–Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. The genomic landscape of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and pediatric non-brainstem high-grade glioma. Nat Genet. 2014 Apr 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2938. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24705251.
  • Leo MD, Bannister JP, Narayanan D, Nair A, Grubbs JE, Gabrick KS, Boop FA, Jaggar JH. Dynamic regulation of β1 subunit trafficking controls vascular contractility. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2361-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317527111. Epub 2014 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 24464482; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3926029.
  • Willard VW, Conklin HM, Boop FA, Wu S, Merchant TE. Emotional and behavioral functioning after conformal radiation therapy for pediatric ependymoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Mar 15;88(4):814-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.12.006. Epub 2014 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 24462384.
  • Klimo P Jr, Thompson CJ, Ragel BT, Boop FA. Methodology and reporting of meta-analyses in the neurosurgical literature. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr;120(4):796-810. doi: 10.3171/2013.11.JNS13195. Epub 2014 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 24460488.
  • Choudhri AF, Whitehead MT, Klimo P Jr, Montgomery BK, Boop FA. Diffusion tensor imaging to guide surgical planning in intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Neuroradiology. 2014 Feb;56(2):169-74. doi: 10.1007/s00234-013-1316-9. Epub 2014 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 24395215.
  • Aboud O, Mrak RE, Boop FA, Griffin WS. Epilepsy: neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and APOE genotype. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2013 Jul 29;1(1):41. doi: 10.1186/2051-5960-1-41. PubMed PMID: 24252240; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3893449.

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