Department of Neurosurgery Meet our Team

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Contact the Department of Neurosurgery

  • 1-617-355-6008
  • International: +1-617-355-5209

Our Neurosurgeons

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

Cohen_AlanAlan Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Chairman

Franc. D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School


Goumnerova_LilyLiliana C. Goumnerova, MD, FRCSC

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


Madsen_JosephJoseph R. Madsen, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program

Director, Neurodynamic Labratory

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Proctor_MarkMark R. Proctor, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery

Director, Brain Injury Program

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Robinson_DodyShenandoah Robinson, MD, FAAP, FACS

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Functional Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Surgery and Neurology, Harvard Medical School


Scott_MichaelR. Michael Scott, MD


Christopher K Fellows Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Professor, Harvard Medical School


Smith_EdwardEdward Robert Smith, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director, Pediatric Cerebral Vascular Surgery

Co-Director, Cerebral Vascular Surgery and Interventions Center (CSIC)

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

Associate Professor, 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



Innovative History at Boston Children's HospitalIn 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




The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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