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Neurological Surgery

David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Epilepsy
Brain Tumors - Pediatric

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Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Way, 4S20
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-4630
Fax:   (314) 454-2818
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Mailing Address
Department of Neurological Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8057
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, neuro-endoscopy, hydrocephalus, pediatric brain tumors, deep brain stimulation, radiosurgery, pediatric spine.

Areas of Research Interest
Cerebrospinal fluid physiology and neonatal hydrocephalus.

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1992
M.S.: Physiology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1995
Ph.D.: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University , 2000
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Recognized as one of the Top 44 Providers with the Highest Patient Satisfaction, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009, 2010

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Hawasli AH, Buckley RT, Gao F, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Leonard JR, Santiago P, Stewart TJ, Park TS, Grubb RL, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Chicoine MR. Biopsy of the superficial cortex: predictors of effectiveness and outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug.

He Y, Murphy RK, Roland JL, Limbrick DD Jr. Interactions between programmable shunt valves and the iPad 3 with Smart Cover. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Feb 20.

Akbari SH, Limbrick DD Jr, Kim DH, Narayan P, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Park TS. Surgical management of symptomatic Chiari II malformation in infants and children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Feb 7.

Pineda JA, Leonard JR, Mazotas IG, Noetzel M, Limbrick DD, Keller MS, Gill J, Doctor A. Effect of implementation of a paediatric neurocritical care programme on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Jan.

Limbrick DD Jr, Lake S, Talcott M, Alexander B, Wight S, Willie JT, Richard WD, Genin GM, Leuthardt EC. The baric probe: a novel long-term implantable intracranial pressure monitor with ultrasound-based interrogation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Dec.

Bandt SK, Greenberg JK, Yarbrough CK, Schechtman KB, Limbrick DD, Leonard JR. Management of pediatric intracranial gunshot wounds: predictors of favorable clinical outcome and a new proposed treatment paradigm. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Dec.

Srinivasakumar P, Limbrick D, Munro R, Mercer D, Rao R, Inder T, Mathur A. Posthemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation-Impact on Early Neurodevelopmental Outcome. Am J Perinatol. 2012 Aug 16.

Buckley RT, Yuan W, Mangano FT, Phillips JM, Powell S, McKinstry RC, Rajagopal A, Jones BV, Holland S, Limbrick DD Jr. Longitudinal comparison of diffusion tensor imaging parameters and neuropsychological measures following endoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jun.

Beaumont TL, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD. Advances in the management of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Jul.

Ciliberto MA, Limbrick D, Powers A, Titus JB, Munro R, Smyth MD. Palliative hemispherotomy in children with bilateral seizure onset. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Apr.

Shah MN, Leonard JR, Inder G, Gao F, Geske M, Haydon DH, Omodon ME, Evans J, Morales D, Dacey RG, Smyth MD, Chicoine MR, Limbrick DD. Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging to reduce the rate of early reoperation for lesion resection in pediatric neurosurgery. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Mar.

Morales DM, Townsend RR, Malone JP, Ewersmann CA, Macy EM, Inder TE, Limbrick DD Jr. Alterations in protein regulators of neurodevelopment in the cerebrospinal fluid of infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012 Jun.

Creach KM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Dacey R, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Grubb RL Jr, Linette GP, King AA, Michalski JM, Park TS, Perry A, Simpson JR, Mansur DB. Oligodendrogliomas in children. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jan.

Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Roland JL, Sharma M, Anderson NR, Bundy DT, Freudenburg ZV, Smyth MD, Zempel J, Limbrick DD, Smart WD, Leuthardt EC. Decoding motor signals from the pediatric cortex: implications for brain-computer interfaces in children. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul.

Yarbrough CK, Powers AK, Park TS, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD. Patients with Chiari malformation Type I presenting with acute neurological deficits: case series. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Mar.

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