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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Dr. Boop's Experience
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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
Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Boop's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Vertebral Column Tumors
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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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
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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