Editorial Board: JNS: Pediatrics

Editor-in Chief
James Rutka

Associate Editor
Fred G. Barker II

Senior Co-Chairs
Andrew Jea (5/17 – 5/24)
Jeffrey P. Blount (5/17 – 5/24)

Co-Chairs
Jay Riva-Cambrin (5/18 – 5/25)
Sandi Lam (5/18 – 5/25)

 

Editorial Board
Edward Ahn (5/19 – 5/26)
Gregory Albert (5/19 – 5/26)
Jeffrey R. Leonard (5/19 – 5/26)
Gerald Grant (5/20 – 5/27)
Stephanie Greene (5/20 – 5/27)
Mark D. Krieger (5/20 – 5/27)
Sean Lew (5/20 – 5/27)
David D. Limbrick Jr. (5/20 – 5/27)
Alexandra D. Beier (5/21 – 5/28)

Christopher Bonfield (5/21 – 5/28)
Michael Partington (5/21 – 5/28)
Edward Smith (5/21 – 5/28)
Amy Lee (5/22 – 5/28)
Brian J. Dlouhy (5/22 – 5/28)
Brandon G. Rocque (5/22 – 5/28)
Caitlin Hoffman (5/22 – 5/28)
Robert J. Bollo (5/23 – 5/29)
Todd C. Hankinson (5/23 – 5/29)
Toba N. Niazi (5/23 – 5/29)
Chima Oluigbo (5/23 – 5/29)

Editorial Boards members are selected by a vote undertaken by standing members of each journal’s Editorial Board. Members serve approximately 6 years, advancing to the position of Co-Chair in their final year. Editorial Board members usually review 50+manuscripts per year; this number increases to nearly 150 manuscripts during their final year as Co-Chair.


Andrew Jea

Dr. Andrew Jea attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He then entered medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Jea completed his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida; his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and his spine fellowship at the University of Miami. He also pursued a master’s degree in health administration at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and will complete a master’s degree of business administration in the Physician MBA Program at Indiana University Kelley School of Business in May 2021.

Dr. Jea’s clinical practice includes the breadth of pediatric spinal disorders such as spinal deformities, spinal column tumors, trauma, and congenital anomalies. He has other interests in peripheral nerve disorders, fetal neurosurgery, and spasticity. He has published more than 215 peer-reviewed articles and over 40 book chapters, mainly on the topic of pediatric spine.

In 2020, Dr. Jea joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he is Professor, Vice-Chairman, and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jea remains active on the national level as a member of the executive committees of the Section of Neurological Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Jea is an active fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society. He has served as an editorial board member for AANS Neurosurgeon, and he serves on the editorial boards of Pediatrics and Operative Neurosurgery.

Dr. Jea was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2017.

 

Jeffrey P. Blount

Dr. Blount is Professor and Chair of the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Blount was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in the Capital District (Albany) of New York State. He attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated magna cum laude and with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. After residency, Dr. Blount served in the US Navy as a staff neurosurgeon at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Following this he pursued a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

Dr. Blount came to Birmingham immediately after fellowship training and has remained there for the duration of his career. He has served at Children’s of Alabama as the Chief of the Medical Staff as well as appointments on the Credentialing Committee, Clinical Outcomes Committee and Quality Assurance Committee. Within the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB, he serves on the Clinical Competency Committee and Faculty Promotion Committee and was appointed Chair of the Pediatric Section in 2017. He is an active member of the AANS, the CNS, the Neurosurgical Society of America, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Pediatric Section, the American Epilepsy Society and the Spina Bifida Association of America. Dr. Blount served as delegate and Secretary of the Accreditation Council of Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and as the Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Spina Bifida Association of America.

Dr. Blount was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2017.

 

Jay Riva-Cambrin

Dr. Riva-Cambrin graduated from medical school in June 1998 and then completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. James Drake. Dr. Riva-Cambrin completed a postgraduate fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin's clinical interest is pediatric neurosurgery specifically including the treatment of hydrocephalus, craniofacial surgery, endoscopy, and clinical epidemiology. He is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Pediatric Neurosurgery Study Group (CPNSG). He is also a Principal Investigator within the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN). Recent research interests include comparing the outcomes between ETV+CPC and shunts in the infant hydrocephalus population, predicting success in ETV+CPC–treated infants, and exploring the relationship between ventricle size and neuropsychological outcomes in older children treated for hydrocephalus. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on 14 grants and has over 87 peer-reviewed publications, mostly focused on pediatric hydrocephalus.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin has recently joined the faculty at the University of Calgary from his previous role at the University of Utah. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, the Residency Program Director for the neurosurgery training program, and is the Founder and Director of ACORN Kids (www.acornkids.org) a neurosurgical clinical research center at the University of Calgary with special focus on pediatric hydrocephalus and craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2018.

 

Sandi Lam

Sandi Lam, MD, MBA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is a faculty affiliate at the Baylor Center for Ethics and Policy as well as a faculty advisor for the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. She completed her neurosurgery residency at University of California, Los Angeles, and Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at University of Pittsburgh/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Her clinical focus encompasses pediatric epilepsy surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, and craniofacial surgery. Her interests and expertise include minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques, quality improvement/process improvement, patient engagement, and development of multidisciplinary patient-centered clinical programs. Her academic program is based on health services research with quality improvement and outcomes research using data analytics to understand and improve health care utilization and delivery. This focus intersects with policy and advocacy.

Her clinical and academic interests are reflected in over 120 peer-reviewed publications, as well as multiple textbook chapters and invited lectures. She was the American College of Surgeons/American Association of Neurological Surgeons Health Policy scholar for 2015-2016, and continues to participate in leadership, advocacy, and quality work in regional and national forums. Dr. Lam actively engages in education, mentorship, and career development for neurosurgery trainees, young faculty, graduate students, and health tech innovators. She also contributes to international neurosurgery efforts toward building sustainable pediatric neurosurgery services in developing countries.

Dr. Lam was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2018.

 

Edward Ahn

Dr. Edward Ahn completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and received his medical degree with honors from the New York University School of Medicine. Afterward, he completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ahn then completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery as the Shillito Staff Associate at the Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. From 2007 to 2018, he served on the faculty in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as an Assistant Professor with promotion to Associate Professor.

In 2018, Dr. Ahn was recruited as a Senior Associate Consultant and Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His clinical focus is endoscopic surgery for the treatment of hydrocephalus, brain tumors, and craniosynostosis. He performs prenatal fetoscopic surgery for repair of spina bifida. He is an officer in the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He has served on the editorial board of Child’s Nervous System. Dr. Ahn was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2019.

 

Gregory Albert

Dr. Gregory Albert is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and is a graduate of the MD/MPH program at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Albert practices the full range of pediatric neurosurgery with a special interest in the surgical management of epilepsy. Dr. Albert was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2019.

 

Jeffrey R. Leonard

Jeffrey R. Leonard graduated with a BA in English and a BS in chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1990 and received his MD in 1995. He completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Washington in 2003. Upon completion of his fellowship he joined the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He remained at St. Louis Children’s from 2003 to 2014. During this time he was Director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Tumor Bank, Committee Chair for the CMEC Joint Practice Group, Co-Director of Neuro-Critical Care, Co-Director of St. Louis Children’s Neuro-Oncology Center, and Physician Co-Leader for the Neuroscience Unit Based Joint Practice Team. In 2014 Dr. Leonard moved from St. Louis to Columbus, Ohio, to become Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Fellowship Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He holds the Robert F. & Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery.

Dr. Leonard’s research interests focus on the pathogenesis and surgical treatment of pediatric brain tumors. His laboratory efforts are primarily directed at investigating molecular pathways in gliomas and, in particular, pilocytic astrocytomas. He is currently partnering with Dr. Jonathan Finlay, and together they are exploring the role of exosomes in medulloblastomas. His clinical research is mainly focused on his collaboration with Dr. Julie Leonard, where he is serving as the neurosurgical consultant for her work on the management of pediatric cervical spine injury in the emergency room. In addition, he is currently participating as the neurosurgical lead for a multi-institutional collaboration dedicated to the treatment of cerebral palsy in the pediatric and adult populations.

Dr. Leonard has had multiple honors and awards including the AANS/Tumor Section–Preuss Award and the University of Washington School of Medicine Robert H. Williams Research Prize. He has served on a number of national committees and has actively been involved in the mentoring and training of more than 30 neurosurgical fellows and students. He has given more than 60 invited presentations and has coauthored more than 100 publications. Dr. Leonard was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2019.

 

Gerald Grant

Gerald Grant, MD, was named Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical School in April 2022. He serves as a Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Duke University where he specializes in clinical interest in pediatric brain tumors, epilepsy, Chiari malformations, and trauma. His laboratory efforts focus on concussion and the molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier. He has written more than 290 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 40 book chapters. Dr. Grant graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and then completed medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed residency training at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Grant then served active duty in the United States Air Force and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Grant joined the faculty at Duke University in 2006 and was recruited back to Stanford in 2013. While at Stanford, he was an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery, served as a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Bio-X, and Child Health Research Institute. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and board certified in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Grant joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2020.

 

Stephanie Greene

Stephanie Greene, MD, is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurological Surgery. She is the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship director and the site neurosurgery residency director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is the Director of Vascular and Perinatal Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in biology and psychology in 1993, from Albany Medical College, and from neurosurgical residency at Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospitals. Dr. Greene completed a pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She began her career at Brown University’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and has been at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh since 2009. She holds certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Greene’s clinical focus is on cerebrovascular surgery, neural tube defects and other congenital disorders, tumors of the brain and spine, and Chiari malformation. Her clinical research interests are centered on myelomeningocele and various vascular disorders, particularly arteriovenous malformations. She is involved in translational research with device development for fetal therapy. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Dr. Greene was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2020.

 

Mark D. Krieger

Mark D. Krieger, MD, is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). He is the Surgeon-in-Chief and a Senior Vice President at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He holds the Billy and Audrey Wilder Chair in Neurosurgery at CHLA. Dr. Krieger obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in neurobiology and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Los Angeles County/USC and his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at CHLA. He served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York from 2000 to 2002 and then joined the program at USC and CHLA in 2002. His research and clinical work focus on tumors of the brain and spine in children. Dr. Krieger is the current Chair of the Joint Section of the AANS/CNS on Pediatric Neurological Surgery and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery, of which he is a Director. Dr. Krieger was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2020.

 

Sean Lew

Sean Lew, MD, is a Professor, Chief of the Pediatric Division of Neurosurgery, and Residency Program Director at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds the Mardak/Vandenberg Family Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where he is also the Director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program. He received his BA degree from Reed College, his MD from Oregon Health and Science University, and his neurosurgical training at the University of Vermont, and he was the last pediatric neurosurgery fellow at the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, founded by Dr. Fred Epstein. Dr. Lew is a fellow of the ABNS and a diplomate of the ABPNS. His areas of expertise and clinical/research interests include general pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, and disorders of the craniocervical junction and cervical spine in children. Dr. Lew was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2020.

 

David D. Limbrick Jr.

David D. Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD, is the T.S. Park Chair, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Limbrick completed his MD and PhD degrees at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University followed by neurosurgery residency at Washington University and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests include pediatric hydrocephalus, Chiari type I malformation and syringomyelia, and pediatric brain tumors. Dr. Limbrick was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2020.

 

Alexandra D. Beier

Dr. Alexandra D. Beier is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the University of Florida Jacksonville. She obtained her medical degree from Midwestern University. She completed her neurological surgery residency at Michigan State University and her pediatric neurological surgery fellowship at The University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children. Her clinical interests are the surgical management of epilepsy and pediatric spinal disorders. As well, her research focuses on the management of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Dr. Beier was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2021.

 

Christopher Bonfield

Dr. Christopher Bonfield is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, where he directs the Pediatric NeuroSpine, Neurosurgery Scoliosis and Spine Deformity, Pediatric Neurosurgical Craniofacial, and Global Neurosurgery programs. He received his MD and completed neurosurgery residency and complex spine surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship with pediatric spine subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia/BC Children’s Hospital. His interests include spine surgery and general pediatric neurosurgery, focused on craniofacial and spinal deformity surgery. He is also active in global neurosurgery efforts. Dr. Bonfield was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2021.

 

Michael Partington

Dr. Michael Partington is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and an attending neurosurgeon at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He received his MD (1986) and an MS (2017) in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota, and he completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic. His pediatric neurosurgery fellowship was at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago (now Lurie Children’s). His clinical and research work focuses on spinal dysraphism, abnormal embryology, spasticity management, neurotrauma, child abuse, bioethics, and the history of medicine. He is a Fellow of the ABNS and a Diplomate of the ABPNS. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the AANS. He is a past chair of the Section on Neurological Surgery of the AAP and is a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the Spina Bifida Association. Dr. Partington was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2021.

 

Edward Smith

Dr. Edward Smith is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the R. Michael Scott endowed chair in neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as the co-director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center, vice-chair of the department of neurosurgery, and leads a translational research laboratory in the Vascular Biology Program, focusing on the development of noninvasive biomarkers and novel therapies for brain tumors and stroke. He heads one of the largest pediatric cerebrovascular programs in the country, and innovations from his research and clinical efforts have been incorporated in current national guidelines, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Dr. Smith was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2021.

 

Amy Lee

Amy Lee, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Center, and Fellowship Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and also serves as an Associate Program Director for the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her MD degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her neurosurgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include craniosynostosis, pediatric brain tumors, and general pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Lee was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2022.

 

Brian J. Dlouhy

Dr. Brian J. Dlouhy is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Dlouhy received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Florida, his MD degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and his neurosurgical training at the University of Iowa. He completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His specialized clinical and research interests include epilepsy and craniovertebral junction abnormalities. His NIH-funded lab focuses on forebrain control of breathing, seizure-induced loss of breathing, and SUDEP. Dr. Dlouhy was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2022.

 

Brandon G. Rocque

Brandon G. Rocque is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His clinical practice includes care for children with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, pediatric brain tumors, spasticity, peripheral nerve injuries, and Chiari malformation. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is an active member of the AANS, CNS, AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Rocque’s research focuses on improving the experience of care for children with neurosurgical conditions and their families, including exploring psychological effects of a lifetime of neurosurgical encounters for children with hydrocephalus and improving transition to adult care for children with neurosurgical conditions.

Dr. Rocque was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the NCAA top-ten men’s swim team and graduated summa cum laude with majors in chemistry and biology. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and went on to neurosurgery residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During residency, he completed a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Rocque spent an additional year in Madison for a fellowship in Complex and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery prior to completing his training in pediatric neurosurgery with a fellowship at Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Rocque was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2022.

 

Caitlin Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman, an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. Dr. Hoffman received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her neurosurgical residency and chief residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a focus on surgical epilepsy and craniofacial disorders. Her clinical research focuses on advancement of minimally invasive approaches toward epilepsy treatment and genomic factors associated with outcome in craniosynostosis. Her academic focus is in surgical and health care disparities with current research focusing on the impact of longitudinal mentorship for under-represented minority pipeline students. She also has a significant interest in global neurosurgery and is co-chair for an international summit on the state and future of global neurosurgery initiatives and is involved in her department’s Tanzania mission to provide training and surgical presence. Dr. Hoffman was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2022.

 

Robert J. Bollo Robert J. Bollo

Robert J. Bollo is Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Boston University, completed residency training in neurosurgery at New York University (NYU), and completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bollo is a fellow of the ABNS and a diplomate of the ABPNS, as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics. His clinical and research interests include pediatric epilepsy, pediatric brain tumors, congenital anomalies of the central nervous system, traumatic brain injuries, and functional neurological disorders in children. Dr. Bollo was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2023.

 

Todd C. Hankinson Todd C. Hankinson

Dr. Todd C. Hankinson is Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the founder and lead of Advancing Treatment for Pediatric Craniopharyngioma, a multicenter collaborative group that studies biological and clinical data to identify improved therapies for pediatric craniopharyngioma. Dr. Hankinson is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and MD degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his MBA from the University of Oxford. He completed neurosurgery residency at the Neurological Institute of New York/Columbia University and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Hankinson’s clinical and research interests include pediatric CNS neoplasms and complex spine disease. Dr. Hankinson was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2023.

 

Toba N. NiaziToba N. Niazi

Toba N. Niazi is the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Section Chief, and Co-Director of the Brain Institute, Medical Director of the Neuro-Oncology Surgical Services Program, and Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Director at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is also on staff as Affiliate Faculty with the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics. She is board-certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Niazi obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed her residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Utah. She then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Medical Center. During her time in training, she focused on translational research in a transgenic mouse model with medulloblastoma. This work led her to earn the prestigious Kenneth Shulman Award through the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Her areas of interest include treating children with brain and spinal cord tumors, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders, neuro-endoscopy, craniofacial anomalies, and spasticity, and those needing hydrocephalus management. Dr. Niazi was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2023.

 

Chima OluigboChima Oluigbo

Dr. Chima Oluigbo is Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham, England, and subsequently completed fellowships at the Children’s Hospital, University of Colorado (pediatric neurosurgery) and The Ohio State University (functional and stereotactic neurosurgery). He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He specializes in the surgical care of children with epilepsy as well as pediatric functional and restorative neurosurgery. His research interests include epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation, functional neurological restoration, and the development of innovative neuromodulation therapies for the treatment of chronic neurological disorders including epilepsy, movement disorders, neurobehavioral and cognitive disorders, chronic pain, and spasticity in children. Dr. Oluigbo was elected to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in 2023.