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

  • Splavski B, Rotim K, Lakicevic G, Gienapp AJ, Boop FA, Arnautovic KI. Andreas Vesalius, the predecessor of neurosurgery: How his progressive scientific achievements affected his professional life and destiny. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun 12. pii: S1878-8750(19)31548-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 31201946.
  • Hersh DS, Groves ML, Boop FA. Management of Chiari malformations: opinions from different centers-a review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04176-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31127344.
  • 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 Jun 10;21(6):800-808. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noz037. PubMed PMID: 30726976; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6556860.
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 30443833.

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