AANS appoints Dr. Frederick Boop president — 7 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | May 09, 2016 | Print  |

Frederick A. Boop, MD, will serve as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' new president.

Here are seven highlights:

 

1. AANS announced his appointment during the society's 84th annual meeting.

 

2. Dr. Boop serves as the JT Robertson professor and neurosurgery department chair at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

 

3. He is also the co-director of the LeBonheur Neuroscience Institute in Memphis.

 

4. A member of American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Boop is also affiliated with the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He served as president of NeurosurgeryPAC.

 

5. Dr. Boop received the Endowed Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2010.

 

6. Dr. Boop earned his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and completed his internship and residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin.

 

7. He completed his neurology rotation at The National Hospital, Queen's Square in London and his pediatric neurosurgery rotation at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Boop completed his epilepsy and functional neurosurgery fellowship at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

 

"The AANS is the voice of neurosurgery, and I'm proud to be part of its legacy," said Dr. Boop.

 

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