Dr. Robert F. KeatingUSA
Children's National Medical Center
Current Position
1996 to present Chief of Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens National Medical Center
Academic Experiences
2008 - presentProfessor of Neurological Surgery, George Washington University Sch Medicine
Professional Experiences
July 1994 - Nov 1996Assistant Professor Neurosurgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Specialty & Expertise
pediatric neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery
About Me
Robert Keating, MD is currently the McCullough Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Keating graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in 1983 and subsequently went to New York where he did his training in Neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. A fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery as well as Craniofacial Surgery followed at Einstein / Montefiore in 1990. Subsequent to his training, Dr Keating served in the Navy and was stationed at the Oakland Naval Hospital from 1990-1994, during which time he served as the Chief from ’91 to ’94. He came back to Washington in 1996 to join the faculty at the Children’s National Medical Center and later became Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in 2003 and Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics in 2008. He currently maintains a busy practice of pediatric neurosurgery, with an emphasis on tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial reconstruction, spinal dysraphism, spasticity and brachial plexus surgery. As a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, he has published and presented extensively in the field. His publications include the previous texts, “An Atlas of Orbitocranial Surgery” and “Tumors of the of the Pediatric Nervous System” (2nd edition published in 2013 ). He is a reviewer for numerous journals, including Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Journal of Neuro-Oncology and is on the Editorial Board of Childs Nervous System. In addition, he is also Chair, Medical Advisory Committee on the Board of the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project as well as a founding member of the Posterior Fossa Society and maintains long-standing membership in the CNS , AANS , ASPN and is currently on the Executive Board of the ISPN.