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

  • Choudhri AF, Siddiqui A, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA. Intraoperative MRI in pediatric brain tumors. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep;45 Suppl 3:S397-405. doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3322-z. Epub 2015 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 26346145.
  • Hua C, Shulkin BL, Indelicato DJ, Li Y, Li X, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Postoperative cerebral glucose metabolism in pediatric patients receiving proton therapy for craniopharyngioma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Aug 21:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26295365.
  • Uh J, Merchant TE, Li Y, Li X, Sabin ND, Indelicato DJ, Ogg RJ, Boop FA, Jane JA Jr, Hua C. Effects of Surgery and Proton Therapy on Cerebral White Matter of Craniopharyngioma Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Sep 1;93(1):64-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.05.017. Epub 2015 May 16. PubMed PMID: 26279025.
  • Aquilina K, Daniels DJ, Spoudeas H, Phipps K, Gan HW, Boop FA. Optic pathway glioma in children: does visual deficit correlate with radiology in focal exophytic lesions? Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Nov;31(11):2041-9. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2855-7. Epub 2015 Aug 16. PubMed PMID: 26277358.
  • 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 Oct;16(4):357-66. doi: 10.3171/2015.5.PEDS14638. Epub 2015 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 26114990.

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