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

  • Parikh KA, Venable GT, Orr BA, Choudhri AF, Boop FA, Gajjar AJ, Klimo P Jr. Pineoblastoma-The Experience at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28327927.
  • Morales-Gómez JA, Garza-Oyervides VV, Arenas-Ruiz JA, Mercado-Flores M, Elizondo-Riojas CG, Boop FA, de León ÁM. Hydrocephalus in a patient with an unruptured pial arteriovenous fistula: hydrodynamic considerations, endovascular treatment, and clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Mar;19(3):307-311. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16458. PubMed PMID: 28059677.
  • Khan NR, VanLandingham M, O'Brien T, Boop FA, Arnautović K. Primary Seeding of Myxopapillary Ependymoma: Different Disease in Adult Population? Case Report and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar;99:812.e21-812.e26. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.12.022. PubMed PMID: 28040529.
  • Elijovich L, Choudhri AF, Arthur AS, Klimo P, Boop FA, Berenstein A. Retreatment of a choroidal vein of Galen malformation with embolization 42 years after open surgical treatment in the neonatal period. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Oct 8. pii: neurintsurg-2016-012709.rep. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012709.rep. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27798855.
  • Sadighi ZS, Zabrowski J, Boop FA, Broniscer A, Gajjar A, Khan RB. Clinical Characteristics and Long-Term Outcomes of Movement Disorders in Childhood Thalamic Tumors. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Dec;65:71-77. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2016.08.012. PubMed PMID: 27773422.
  • Yang CH, Wang Y, Sims M, Cai C, He P, Yue J, Cheng J, Boop FA, Pfeffer SR, Pfeffer LM. MiRNA203 suppresses the expression of protumorigenic STAT1 in glioblastoma to inhibit tumorigenesis. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 20;7(51):84017-84029. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12401. PubMed PMID: 27705947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5341291.

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