EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Brigham Young University , 1999 , Provo , Utah

Medical School

  • Columbia University , 2004 , New York , NY

Internship

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center , 2005 , San Diego , CA

Residency

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center , 2011 , San Diego , CA

Fellowship

Skull Based Neurosurgery
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center , 2010 , Shreveport , LA

Fellowship

Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Lissa Baird is the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology in the Department of Neurosurgery. She specializes in the care of children with neurological disorders of the brain and spine, with specific expertise in brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular malformations, and skull base neurosurgery. Dr. Baird has expertise utilizing neuro-endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat brain tumors, hydrocephalus, and cerebral cysts. She also cares for children with complex spine disorders. She was previously Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Surgical Neuro-Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University/Doernbecher Children's Hospital before returning to Boston to join the Department of Neurosurgery and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Baird received her medical degree from Columbia University, followed by residency and chief residency at UC San Diego Medical Center. She completed fellowship training in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at LSU Health Science Center and pediatric neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Baird is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Her scientific research has focused on neuro-oncology and clinical outcomes of children with brain tumors. She is an author for several national clinical guidelines for the practice of pediatric neurosurgery, is actively involved in national scientific and leadership committees, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery