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Frederick A. Boop, MD


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


  • MD, 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

  • Pojskić M, Nguyen VN, Boop FA, Arnautović KI. Microsurgical Resection of the IV Ventricle Subependymoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Dec 7. pii: opz387. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz387. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31811301.
  • Liu APY, Gudenas B, Lin T, Orr BA, Klimo P Jr, Kumar R, Bouffet E, Gururangan S, Crawford JR, Kellie SJ, Chintagumpala M, Fisher MJ, Bowers DC, Hassall T, Indelicato DJ, Onar-Thomas A, Ellison DW, Boop FA, Merchant TE, Robinson GW, Northcott PA, Gajjar A. Risk-adapted therapy and biological heterogeneity in pineoblastoma: integrated clinico-pathological analysis from the prospective, multi-center SJMB03 and SJYC07 trials. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1007/s00401-019-02106-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31802236.
  • Splavski B, Rotim K, Boop FA, Gienapp AJ, Arnautović KI. Ambroise Paré: His Contribution to the Future Advancement of Neurosurgery and the Hardships of His Times Affecting His Life and Brilliant Career. World Neurosurg. 2019 Nov 9;134:233-239. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.187. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 31706970.
  • Qaddoumi I, Merchant TE, Boop FA, Gajjar A. Diagnostic delay in children with central nervous system tumors and the need to improve education. J Neurooncol. 2019 Dec;145(3):591-592. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03329-2. Epub 2019 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 31691058.
  • Carey SS, Sadighi Z, Wu S, Chiang J, Robinson GW, Ghazwani Y, Liu APY, Acharya S, Merchant TE, Boop FA, Gajjar A, Qaddoumi I. Evaluating pediatric spinal low-grade gliomas: a 30-year retrospective analysis. J Neurooncol. 2019 Dec;145(3):519-529. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03319-4. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 31642023.
  • Acharya S, Quesada S, Coca K, Richardson C, Hoehn ME, Chiang J, Qaddoumi I, Boop FA, Gajjar A, Merchant TE. Long-term visual acuity outcomes after radiation therapy for sporadic optic pathway glioma. J Neurooncol. 2019 Sep;144(3):603-610. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03264-2. Epub 2019 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 31414376.

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May 26, 2022