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

  • Bishop MW, Somerville JM, Bahrami A, Kaste SC, Interiano RB, Wu J, Mao S, Boop FA, Williams RF, Pappo AS, Samant S. Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma in Children and Young Adults: A Single Institution Retrospective Review. Sarcoma. 2015;2015:608279. doi: 10.1155/2015/608279. Epub 2015 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 26146478; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4469840.
  • McAbee JH, Modica J, Thompson CJ, Broniscer A, Orr B, Choudhri AF, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Cervicomedullary tumors in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jun 26:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26114990.
  • Choudhri AF, Whitehead MT, Siddiqui A, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA. Diffusion characteristics of pediatric pineal tumors. Neuroradiol J. 2015 Apr;28(2):209-16. doi: 10.1177/1971400915581741. Epub 2015 May 11. PubMed PMID: 25963154.
  • Klimo P Jr, Venable GT, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Recurrent craniopharyngioma after conformal radiation in children and the burden of treatment. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May;15(5):499-505. doi: 10.3171/2014.10.PEDS14384. Epub 2015 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 25700121.
  • Boop FA, Bate B, Choudhri AF, Burkholder B, Klimo P Jr. Preliminary experience with an intraoperative MRI-compatible infant headholder: technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May;15(5):539-43. doi: 10.3171/2014.10.PEDS14447. Epub 2015 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 25679382.
  • McAbee JH, Ragel BT, McCartney S, Jones GM, Michael LM 2nd, DeCuypere M, Cheng JS, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Factors associated with career satisfaction and burnout among US neurosurgeons: results of a nationwide survey. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul;123(1):161-73. doi: 10.3171/2014.12.JNS141348. Epub 2015 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 25679276.

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