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Frederick A. Boop, MD

Frederick A. Boop, MD

  • Semmes-Murphey Clinic
  • Professor and J.T. Robertson Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center




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

Morales-Gómez JA, Garza-Oyervides VV, Arenas-Ruiz JA, Mercado-Flores M, Elizondo-Riojas CG, Boop FA, de León ÁM. Hydrocephalus in a patient with an unruptured pial arteriovenous fistula: hydrodynamic considerations, endovascular treatment, and clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr Mar;19(3):307-311, 2017. PMID 28059677

Khan NR, VanLandingham M, O'Brien T, Boop FA, Arnautović K. Primary Seeding of Myxopapillary Ependymoma: Different Disease in Adult Population? Case Report and Review of Literature. World Neurosurg Dec 29, 2016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28040529

Elijovich L, Choudhri AF, Arthur AS, Klimo P, Boop FA, Berenstein A. Retreatment of a choroidal vein of Galen malformation with embolization 42 years after open surgical treatment in the neonatal period. J Neurointerv Surg Oct 8. 2016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27798855

Sadighi ZS, Zabrowski J, Boop FA, Broniscer A, Gajjar A, Khan RB. Clinical Characteristics and Long-Term Outcomes of Movement Disorders in Childhood Thalamic Tumors. Pediatr Neurol Dec;65:71-77, 2016. PMID: 27773422

Yang CH, Wang Y, Sims M, Cai C, He P, Yue J, Cheng J, Boop FA, Pfeffer SR, Pfeffer LM. MiRNA203 suppresses the expression of protumorigenic STAT1 in glioblastoma to inhibit tumorigenesis. Oncotarget Dec 20;7(51):84017-84029, 2016. PMID: 27705947

Elijovich L, Choudhri AF, Arthur AS, Klimo P, Boop FA, Berenstein A. Retreatment of a choroidal vein of Galen malformation with embolization 42 years after open surgical treatment in the neonatal period. BMJ Case Rep Oct 4, 2016. PMID: 27702926

Brown MT, Boop FA. Epilepsy surgery for pediatric low-grade gliomas of the cerebral hemispheres: neurosurgical considerations and outcomes. Childs Nerv Syst Oct;32(10):1923-30, 2016. Review. PMID: 27659834

Sabin ND, Merchant TE, Li X, Li Y, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA, Ellison DW, Ogg RJ. Quantitative imaging analysis of posterior fossa ependymoma location in children. Childs Nerv Syst Aug;32(8):1441-7, 2016. PMID: 27117266

DeCuypere M, Muhlbauer MS, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Pediatric intracranial gunshot wounds: the Memphis experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr May;17(5):595-601, 2016. PMID: 26728100

Babajani-Feremi A, Narayana S, Rezaie R, Choudhri AF, Fulton SP, Boop FA, Wheless JW, Papanicolaou AC. Language mapping using high gamma electrocorticography, fMRI, and TMS versus electrocortical stimulation. Clin Neurophysiol Mar;127(3):1822-36, 2016. PMID: 26679420

Choudhri AF, Siddiqui A, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA. Intraoperative MRI in pediatric brain tumors. Pediatr Radiol Sep;45 Suppl 3:S397-405, 2015. Review. 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 Aug 21:1-7, 2015. [Epub ahead of print] 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 Sep 1;93(1):64-71, 2015. 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 Nov;31(11):2041-9, 2015. 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 2015:608279. PMID: 26146478

McAbee JH, Modica J, Thompson CJ, Broniscer A, Orr B, Choudhri AF, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Cervicomedullary tumors in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr Oct;16(4):357-66, 2015. PMID: 26114990

Choudhri AF, Whitehead MT, Siddiqui A, Klimo P Jr, Boop FA. Diffusion characteristics of pediatric pineal tumors. Neuroradiol J Apr;28(2):209-16, 2015. PMID: 25963154

Klimo P Jr, Venable GT, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Recurrent craniopharyngioma after conformal radiation in children and the burden of treatment. J Neurosurg Pediatr May;15(5):499-505, 2015. PMID: 25700121

Boop FA, Bate B, Choudhri AF, Burkholder B, Klimo P Jr. Preliminary experience with an intraoperative MRI-compatible infant headholder: technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr May;15(5):539-43, 2015. PMID: 25679382

McAbee JH, Ragel BT, McCartney S, Jones GM, Michael LM 2nd, DeCuypere M, Cheng JS, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr. Factors associated with career satisfaction and burnout among US neurosurgeons: results of a nationwide survey. J Neurosurg Jul;123(1):161-73, 2015. PMID: 25679276

Sullivan MN, Gonzales AL, Pires PW, Bruhl A, Leo MD, Li W, Oulidi A, Boop FA, Feng Y, Jaggar JH, Welsh DG, Earley S. Localized TRPA1 channel Ca2+ signals stimulated by reactive oxygen species promote cerebral artery dilation. Sci Signal Jan 6;8(358):ra2, 2015. PMID: 25564678

Arnautovic A, Splavski B, Boop FA, Arnautovic KI. Pediatric and adult Chiari malformation Type I surgical series 1965-2013: a review of demographics, operative treatment, and outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr Feb;15(2):161-77, 2015. PMID: 25479580

Narayana S, Rezaie R, McAfee SS, Choudhri AF, Babajani-Feremi A, Fulton S, Boop FA, Wheless JW, Papanicolaou AC. Assessing motor function in young children with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Pediatr Neurol Jan;52(1):94-103, 2015. PMID: 25439485

Tsui K, Gajjar A, Li C, Srivastava D, Broniscer A, Wetmore C, Kun LE, Merchant TE, Ellison DW, Orr BA, Boop FA, Klimo P, Ross J, Robison LL, Armstrong GT. Subsequent neoplasms in survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors: risk after modern multimodal therapy. Neuro Oncol Mar;17(3):448-56, 2015. PMID: 25395462

Babajani-Feremi A, Rezaie R, Narayana S, Choudhri AF, Fulton SP, Boop FA, Wheless JW, Papanicolaou AC. Variation in the topography of the speech production cortex verified by cortical stimulation and high gamma activity. Neuroreport Dec 17;25(18):1411-7, 2014. PMID: 25371284

Narayana S, Papanicolaou AC, McGregor A, Boop FA, Wheless JW. Clinical Applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Pediatric Neurology. J Child Neurol Aug;30(9):1111-24, 2015. PMID: 25342309

Wright KD, Panetta JC, Onar-Thomas A, Reddick WE, Patay Z, Qaddoumi I, Broniscer A, Robinson G, Boop FA, Klimo P Jr, Ward D, Gajjar A, Stewart CF. Delayed methotrexate excretion in infants and young children with primary central nervous system tumors and postoperative fluid collections. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol Jan;75(1):27-35, 2015. PMID: 25342291

Patay Z, Orr BA, Shulkin BL, Hwang SN, Ying Y, Broniscer A, Boop FA, Ellison DW. Successive distinct high-grade gliomas in L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria. J Inherit Metab Dis Mar;38(2):273-7, 2015. PMID: 25338511

Last update: March 2017