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

  • 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 Oct 2. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12401. PubMed PMID: 27705947.
  • 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. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Oct 4;2016. pii: bcr2016012709. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-012709. PubMed PMID: 27702926.
  • Brown MT, Boop FA. Epilepsy surgery for pediatric low-grade gliomas of the cerebral hemispheres: neurosurgical considerations and outcomes. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Oct;32(10):1923-30. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3162-7. Epub 2016 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 27659834.
  • Sabin ND, Merchant TE, Li X, Li Y, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA, Ellison DW, Ogg RJ. Quantitative imaging analysis of posterior fossa ependymoma location in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Aug;32(8):1441-7. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3092-4. Epub 2016 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 27117266; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4967400.
  • Qaddoumi I, Orisme W, Wen J, Santiago T, Gupta K, Dalton JD, Tang B, Haupfear K, Punchihewa C, Easton J, Mulder H, Boggs K, Shao Y, Rusch M, Becksfort J, Gupta P, Wang S, Lee RP, Brat D, Peter Collins V, Dahiya S, George D, Konomos W, Kurian KM, McFadden K, Serafini LN, Nickols H, Perry A, Shurtleff S, Gajjar A, Boop FA, Klimo PD Jr, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Baker SJ, Zhang J, Wu G, Downing JR, Tatevossian RG, Ellison DW. Genetic alterations in uncommon low-grade neuroepithelial tumors: BRAF, FGFR1, and MYB mutations occur at high frequency and align with morphology. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 Jun;131(6):833-45. doi: 10.1007/s00401-016-1539-z. Epub 2016 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 26810070; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4866893.
  • DeCuypere M, Muhlbauer MS, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Pediatric intracranial gunshot wounds: the Memphis experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 May;17(5):595-601. doi: 10.3171/2015.7.PEDS15285. Epub 2016 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 26728100.

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