Frederick A. Boop, MD

Frederick A. Boop, MD

  • Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division, Surgery Department
  • Semmes Murphey Clinic, Pediatric Neurosurgery



BA - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1978)
MD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (1983)

1983-84 - The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

1984-89 - The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, Neurosurgery Resident
Oct-Dec 1986 - Neurology Rotation, The National Hospital, Queen's Square, London
Aug-Sep 1987 - Pediatric Neurosurgery Rotation, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

July-Dec 1989 - Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
Dec-June 1990 - Pediatric Neurosurgery, Arkansas Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

1993 - American Board of Neurological Surgery
1996 - American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
2000 - Gamma Knife Certification

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

Research Interests

I am currently a consultant on an NIH program project in investigation cytokines involved in the reparative cascade of events within the central nervous system following injury. I am also involved as a principle investigator in a multi-center clinical trial of new programmable shunt valves and involved in the clinical investigation of outcomes following surgery for intractable epilepsy and spasticity.

Selected Publications

Boop FA, Teo, C. Congenital Intracranial Cysts. Pediatric Neurosurgery:Surgery of the Developing Nervous System, 4th Edition, McLone D, (ed), p. 489-498, 2001

Alkhani AM, Boop FA, Rutka JT. Involution of Enhancing Intrinsic Tectal Tumors after Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy. Report of Two Cases, Journal of Neurosurgery, 91:863-66, 1999

Boop Fa, Pihoker K, Teo C, Pediatric Pituitary Tumors, Management of Pituitary Tumors, Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 1997.

Davies KL, Phelan KD, Boop FA. Structural and Electrophysiological Traits of Astrocytes in Adult Human Temporal Lobe Cultures.Society for Neuroscience, 23(2): 2263, 1997.

Helton KJ, Gajjar A, Hill A, Boop FA, Langston, JW.Metastatic Disease in the Suprasellar Region: A Site Often Overlooked in the Staging of Medulloblastoma. AJNR, submitted.

Davies DL, Niesman IR, Boop FA, Phelan KD. Heterogenicity of Astroglia Cultured From Adult Human Temporal Lobe.Jouranl Devl Neuroscience; 18: 151-160, 2000.

Boop FA, Rahman S. Lesionectomy Versus Lobectomy for the Treatment of Medically Intractable Complex Partial Epilepsy. Perspectives in Neurological Surgery. Vol 7(2): 27-43, 1996.

Boop FA. Conservative versus Aggressive Treatment of Craniopharyngiomas. Controversies in Neurosurgery, Thieme Publishers, 27-28, 1996.

Last update: July 2012