Department of Neurosurgery | Meet our Team

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Contact the Department of Neurosurgery

  • 617-355-6008
  • Fax Number: 617-730-0906
  • International: 01-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment:
  • Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm

Our Neurosurgeons

Boston Children's Neurosurgery team is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Proctor_MarkMark R. Proctor, MD


Director, Brain Injury Program

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


Goumnerova_LilyLiliana C. Goumnerova, MD, FRCSC

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


Joseph R. Madsen, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Director, Neurodynamic Labratory

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School 

Scott MDR. Michael Scott, MD


Christopher K Fellows Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Professor, Harvard Medical School


Edward Robert Smith, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Co-Director, Cerebral Vascular Surgery and Interventions Center 

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Stone_ScelligScellig Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Movement Disorder Program

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


Benjamin C. Warf, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair

Director, Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Benewitz_LarryLarry Benowitz, PhD

Director of Boston Children's Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


The History of the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Children's Hospital

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.


R. Michael Scott, MD




Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Interim Chief, Neurosurgery

Director, Brain Injury Program

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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