Boston Children's Neurosurgery team is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
Alan Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP
Liliana C. Goumnerova, MD
Joseph R. Madsen, MD
Mark R. Proctor, MD
Shenandoah Robinson, MD, FAAP
Edward Robert Smith, MD
R. Michael Scott, MD
Scellig Stone, MD, PhD
Benjamin C. Warf, MD
Larry Benowitz, PhD
Director of Boston Children's Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery
Mary Poyner Reed, RN, MSN, CNRN, ANP
Director, Inpatient Neurosciences Nursing Program
Patricia "Tish" Reidy, RN, CS, PNP
Director, Outpatient Neurosciences Nursing Program
In 1929, Boston Children's Hospital physicians Harvey Cushing, MD, and Franc Ingraham, MD, established the Department of Neurosurgery at the hospital—marking the introduction of pediatric neurosurgery as a formally recognized field.
By their personal example, Cushing and Ingraham encouraged an institutional culture of rigorous observation, meticulous surgical technique and persistent innovation, combined with a continuing emphasis on teaching and publication. That culture thrives in our Department of Neurosurgery to this day.
Today, Boston Children's continues to attract the most accomplished neurosurgeons and promising neurosurgical residents to pursue their research and practice in this challenging environment.