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

  • 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.
  • Schmidt MH, Boop FA, Martin NA, Slotkin JR. Introduction. Neurosurgical economics and cost-effectiveness. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 May;44(5):E1. doi: 10.3171/2018.2.FOCUS1887. PubMed PMID: 29712533.
  • Dewan MC, Rattani A, Fieggen G, Arraez MA, Servadei F, Boop FA, Johnson WD, Warf BC, Park KB. Global neurosurgery: the current capacity and deficit in the provision of essential neurosurgical care. Executive Summary of the Global Neurosurgery Initiative at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 27:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2017.11.JNS171500. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29701548.
  • Patel P, Wallace D, Boop FA, Vaughn B, Robinson GW, Gajjar A, Klimo P Jr. Reoperation for Medulloblastoma Prior to Adjuvant Therapy. Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 11. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy095. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29660028.
  • Mullins J, Pojskić M, Boop FA, Arnautović KI. Retrospective single-surgeon study of 1123 consecutive cases of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a comparison of clinical outcome parameters, complication rates, and costs between outpatient and inpatient surgery groups, with a literature review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jun;28(6):630-641. doi: 10.3171/2017.10.SPINE17938. Epub 2018 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 29600910.

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