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 PG, Cohen-Gadol AA, Mercier P, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. The Posterior Transcallosal Approach to the Pineal Region and Posterior Third Ventricle: Intervenous and Paravenous Variants. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Feb 1;13(1):77-88. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001268. PubMed PMID: 28931256.
  • Du Z, Cai C, Sims M, Boop FA, Davidoff AM, Pfeffer LM. The effects of type I interferon on glioblastoma cancer stem cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017 Sep 16;491(2):343-348. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2017.07.098. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 28728846.
  • Papanicolaou AC, Rezaie R, Narayana S, Choudhri AF, Abbas-Babajani-Feremi, Boop FA, Wheless JW. On the relative merits of invasive and non-invasive pre-surgical brain mapping: New tools in ablative epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Jul 3. pii: S0920-1211(17)30232-2. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.07.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28716297.
  • Upadhyaya SA, Ghazwani Y, Wu S, Broniscer A, Boop FA, Gajjar A, Qaddoumi I. Mortality in children with low-grade glioma or glioneuronal tumors: A single-institution study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jul 14. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26717. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28708330.
  • Lee RP, Foster KA, Lillard JC, Klimo P Jr, Ellison DW, Orr B, Boop FA. Surgical and molecular considerations in the treatment of pediatric thalamopeduncular tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Sep;20(3):247-255. doi: 10.3171/2017.4.PEDS16668. Epub 2017 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 28686121.
  • Fournier-Goodnight AS, Ashford JM, Merchant TE, Boop FA, Indelicato DJ, Wang L, Zhang H, Conklin HM. Neurocognitive functioning in pediatric craniopharyngioma: performance before treatment with proton therapy. J Neurooncol. 2017 Aug;134(1):97-105. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2492-y. Epub 2017 May 24. PubMed PMID: 28540667; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5544542.

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