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

Alan Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP




Liliana C. Goumnerova, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





Joseph R. Madsen, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon






Mark R. Proctor, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





Shenandoah Robinson, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





Edward Robert Smith, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





R. Michael Scott, MD





Scellig Stone, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





Benjamin C. Warf, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon





Larry Benowitz, PhD
Director of Boston Children's Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery





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.

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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