Prof. Frederick A. BoopUSA
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee
Current Position
July 1, 2022 to present Emeritus Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis
July 1, 2021 to present Member, St Jude Global Program, Neuro-oncology
Academic Experiences
Dec. - Jun. 1990Pediatric Neurosurgery, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, Director – William Chadduck, MD
Jul. - Dec. 1989Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Director – Robert Maxwell, MD
Aug. - Sep. 1987Pediatric Neurosurgery Rotation, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Director – Harold Hoffman, MD
Professional Experiences
7/1998 - 8/1999Neurological Surgery Associates, P.A.
7/1995 - 7/1998Associate Professor with Tenure, Neurosurgery and Anatomy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1992 - 7/1998Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1991 - 1992Vice-Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
7/1990 - 6/1995Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery & Anatomy, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
Specialty & Expertise
Pediatric Neurosurgery
About Me
Dr. Boop graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1983 followed by neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas San Antonio. Following fellowships in epilepsy surgery at the University of Minnesota and pediatric neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, he joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1989 where he served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery for 9 years. He relocated to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in 1999, serving as Professor and the St Jude endowed Chair of pediatric neurosurgery and the JT Robertson endowed Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery from 2011-2021. He is currently the Emeritus Chair. He served as Co-director of the LeBonheur Neurosciences Institute from 2004-2021.
Dr. Boop has served neurosurgery as the Chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS), CNS representative to the AMA relative value update committee (RUC), member of the Washington Committee, president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN), president of the Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS), president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and president of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).

He recently completed his term as the neurosurgical subspecialty governor to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors, is a former Director and past-Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS), neurosurgical representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), serving on the Continuing Certification Committee (3C) of the ABMS. He is past-Chair of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons (ABPNS). He recently represented North America as the Second Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS). He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently works in the St Jude Global Program. He has been married 36 years to Lee Ann Boop and has two children, Sarah Boop BS, RN, MPH, a Public Health nurse in Johnson City Tennessee, and Scott Boop MD, MPH, a fifth-year neurosurgery resident in Seattle Washington.