MEMPHIS, TN— Fredrick Boop, MD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Semmes Murphey Clinic has been named president elect of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). ISPN’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of children requiring neurosurgical care throughout the world by scientific research and close international cooperation.
Boop is a professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is co-director of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and is a physician at Semmes Murphey Clinic. Dr. Boop is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery and specializes in pediatric neuro-oncology, epilepsy surgery and cranosynostosis. He is the secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and has served as president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Southern Neurological Society and chairman of Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.
About Le Bonheur Children’s:
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children through community programs, regional clinics and a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital.
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center:
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville.