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

  • 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 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2492-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28540667.
  • Pojskić M, Zbytek B, Beckford NS, Boop FA, Arnautović KI. First report of coexistence of 2 ectopic pituitary tumors: Rathke cleft cyst and silent ACTH adenoma. World Neurosurg. 2017 May 19. pii: S1878-8750(17)30769-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.070. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28532906.
  • Leo MD, Zhai X, Muralidharan P, Kuruvilla KP, Bulley S, Boop FA, Jaggar JH. Membrane depolarization activates BK channels through ROCK-mediated β1 subunit surface trafficking to limit vasoconstriction. Sci Signal. 2017 May 9;10(478). pii: eaah5417. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aah5417. PubMed PMID: 28487419.
  • Alabaster K, Fred Bugg M, Splavski B, Boop FA, Arnautovic KI. The suboccipital ligament. J Neurosurg. 2017 Apr 14:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2016.10.JNS162161. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28409726.
  • 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. Epub 2017 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 28059677.

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