Frederick A. Boop, M.D.

Frederick A. Boop, M.D.

Chief

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: fboop@uthsc.edu, frederickboop@gmail.com 

Education

  • 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

  • Conklin HM, Ness KK, Ashford JM, Scoggins MA, Ogg RJ, Han Y, Li Y, Bradley JA, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Cognitive Performance, Aerobic Fitness, Motor Proficiency, and Brain Function Among Children Newly Diagnosed With Craniopharyngioma. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2019 Apr;25(4):413-425. doi: 10.1017/S1355617718001170. PubMed PMID: 31050329; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6499492.
  • Upadhyaya SA, Robinson GW, Onar-Thomas A, Orr BA, Billups CA, Bowers DC, Bendel AE, Hassall T, Crawford JR, Partap S, Fisher PG, Tatevossian RG, Seah T, Qaddoumi IA, Vinitsky A, Armstrong GT, Sabin ND, Tinkle CL, Klimo P, Indelicato DJ, Boop FA, Merchant TE, Ellison DW, Gajjar A. Molecular Grouping and Outcomes of Young Children with Newly Diagnosed Ependymoma Treated on the Multi-Institutional SJYC07 Trial. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Apr 12. pii: noz069. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noz069. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30976811.
  • Chiang JCH, Harreld JH, Tanaka R, Li X, Wen J, Zhang C, Boué DR, Rauch TM, Boyd JT, Chen J, Corbo JC, Bouldin TW, Elton SW, Liu LL, Schofield D, Lee SC, Bouffard JP, Georgescu MM, Dossani RH, Aguiar MA, Sances RA, Saad AG, Boop FA, Qaddoumi I, Ellison DW. Septal Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor: A Comprehensive Clinical, Imaging, Histopathologic and Molecular Analysis. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noz037. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30726976.
  • Zhang C, Boop FA, Ruge J. The use of 5-aminolevulinic acid in resection of pediatric brain tumors: a critical review. J Neurooncol. 2019 Feb;141(3):567-573. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-03004-y. Epub 2018 Nov 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 30443833.
  • Boop FA. Editorial. Pediatric neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Oct;45(4):E14. doi: 10.3171/2018.7.FOCUS18364. PubMed PMID: 30269585.
  • Pajtler KW, Wen J, Sill M, Lin T, Orisme W, Tang B, Hübner JM, Ramaswamy V, Jia S, Dalton JD, Haupfear K, Rogers HA, Punchihewa C, Lee R, Easton J, Wu G, Ritzmann TA, Chapman R, Chavez L, Boop FA, Klimo P, Sabin ND, Ogg R, Mack SC, Freibaum BD, Kim HJ, Witt H, Jones DTW, Vo B, Gajjar A, Pounds S, Onar-Thomas A, Roussel MF, Zhang J, Taylor JP, Merchant TE, Grundy R, Tatevossian RG, Taylor MD, Pfister SM, Korshunov A, Kool M, Ellison DW. Molecular heterogeneity and CXorf67 alterations in posterior fossa group A (PFA) ependymomas. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Aug;136(2):211-226. doi: 10.1007/s00401-018-1877-0. Epub 2018 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 29909548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6105278.

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