Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD
I am a pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in hydrocephalus, spina bifida and neuroendoscopy with a passion for training the next generation of surgeons and improving access to quality care both here and abroad. I am the director of Neonatal and Congenital Neurosurgery and hold the chair in hydrocephalus and spina bifida at Boston Children's Hospital. I founded the Global Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Program here and, in 2016, started the hospital's first global pediatric neurosurgery fellowship. The Harvard community has played a major role in my development. I graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1984, was the first fellow in pediatric neurosurgery at Boston Children's Hospital under emeritus chief, Dr. R. Michael Scott, and was a Harvard-Macy Scholar in Medical Education. I felt strongly about using my expertise in parts of the world where medical resources are scarce. From 2000 to 2006, I served as chief of surgery and founding medical director at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda, the only pediatric neurosurgery hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. I remain the hospital's director of research and am a member of the CURE International Board of Trustees, for which I also act as senior medical advisor. I serve as the medical director of the CURE Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Program that trains and equips surgeons in developing countries to treat these conditions throughout the world. While treating children with hydrocephalus in Uganda, I developed a novel treatment for hydrocephalus in infants by combining endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC), which avoided the risk and expense of shunt dependence for the majority. To date, through CURE Hydrocephalus, surgeons in more than 20 countries have been trained and equipped in this technique, and more than 17,000 children have been treated for hydrocephalus, many of which would not have been treated otherwise. Since joining Boston Children's Hospital in 2009, I have shown the efficacy of ETV/CPC for infant hydrocephalus in the United States, and have trained North American pediatric neurosurgeons across the country in the technique. In 2007 I was presented with the Humanitarian Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and in 2012 I was honored to received a MacArthur "Genius" grant for improving access to care and standards of that care both at home and in the developing world.

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 355-6008

Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD

Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD

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Dr. Warf's Experience

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Dr. Warf's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
9

Conditions Treated

  • Antenatal Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
  • Brain Malformation - Congenital Heart Disease - Postaxial Polydactyly
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Fetal Disorders
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Antenatal Infection
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Neonatal (Newborn) Infection
  • Spina Bifida
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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Warf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Warf to family and friends
4.6
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Warf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in West Chester, OH |
Amazing man and staff...confident and comforting during trialing times. We are so thankful to have such an intelligent, caring man and his amazing team to perform and care for my daughter...I wouldn't change my decision to fly to Boston for the world.
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Boston Children's Hospital
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