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Neurosurgery | Male

Semmes-Murphey Clinic 6325 Humphreys Blvd Memphis, TN 38120 Get Directions

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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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    16 to 30 minutes
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in Charleston, SC |
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 recommend them enough!
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!
in Acworth, GA |
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!
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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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

Dr. Boop says...

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

Dr. Boop'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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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas For Med Sciences
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Health Science Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas Health Science Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Arkansas Pediatric Neurosurgery
    University Of Minnesota Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fusion