Dr. Frederick Boop, MD

Dr. Frederick Boop, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Frederick Boop, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Med Sciences and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Brain Disorders
more than 76% of peers
more than 59% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
more than 52% of peers

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Dr. Boop's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boop "Frederick A. Boop | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute 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 Chairman and a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee and is Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 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 Press: "Pediatric neurosurgeons featured in local news" "New board will limit access to care" Named to 2012 U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors Named to 2012 'Patients' Choice' list of Doctors Named to 2012 Top Doctors List for Memphis Magazine Selected Publications: Seizures in children with low-grade tumors: outcome after tumor resection and risk factors for uncontrolled seizures Publications: Diffusion tensor imaging to evaluate commissural disconnection after corpus callosotomy Eight-second MRI scan for evaluation of shunted hydrocephalus Seizures in Children with Low-grade Tumors: Outcome After Tumor Resection and Risk Factors for Uncontrolled Seizures Disorders & Treatments Aneurysms Brain Tumors Cerebral Palsy Concussions Head Injury Spinal Tumors Spine Additional Areas of Expertise Pediatric chiari malformations Pediatric shunts Plagiocephaly Craniosynostosis Pediatric epilepsy surgery including VNS Adult epilepsy surgery not including VNS "


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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University Of Arkansas For Med Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Arkansas Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Minnesota Epilepsy And Functional Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boop has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boop's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boop to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Boop's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Boop gave us hope and our little boy back. We had been seen at another major national children's hospital and were told his brain mass was inoperable. With the technology available at LeBonheur, Dr Wheless, Dr Boop, and the neuro team....our son is just like any other kid now! I cannot...more
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Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Liamsmom. We are so glad that Dr. Boop was able to help your son, and that he is now healthy and happy!

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Once my daughter met Dr Boop, there was a calm air and confidence that put us both at ease! It was amazing! He literally saved her life!
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Shaula Ann Nagel, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are so glad that you had such a great experience with Dr. Boop!

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