Frederick A. Boop, MD

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Dr. Frederick Boop obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Arkansas in 1978. He received his Medical Degree in 1983 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his Internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1984, and also his Neurosurgical Residency, which he completed in 1989. In 1989 Dr. Boop completed a Fellowship in Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota, and in 1990 a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Boop is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee and is Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at LeBonheur Children's Hospital. He became Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in 2011.

Dr. Boop is married to Lee Ann and they have two children.


Research Interests

  • Dr. Boop currently has grants to study the molecular genetic events causing brain tumors and to study the molecular genetics of epilepsy.
  • He is also involved principle investigator in multi-center clinical trials of brain tumor treatments.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Epilepsy Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Joint Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Society of America
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow-American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society

Special Interests

  • Pediatric and adult neuro-oncology
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Craniosynostosis