Pediatric neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital: the legacy of Dr. William R. Cheek

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  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital; and
  • | 2 Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Texas Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 1954, and since that time the institution has remained dedicated to a three-part mission: patient care, education, and research. Dr. William R. Cheek developed an early interest in pediatric neurosurgery, which led to his efforts in building and developing a service at Texas Children’s Hospital at a time when the field was just emerging. His work with other early pioneers in the field led to the establishment of organized societies, educational texts, and governing bodies that have led to significant advances in the field over the past 50 years.

ABBREVIATIONS

AANS = American Association of Neurological Surgeons; ACPNF = Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowships; ASPN = American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery; CNS = Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Howard L. Weiner: Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. hlweiner@texaschildrens.org.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online May 7, 2021; DOI: 10.3171/2020.10.PEDS20807.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study or the findings specified in this paper.

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