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Neurological Surgery

T. S. Park, MD

Current Position
Shi H. Huang Professor, Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor, Pediatrics
Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Cerebral Palsy
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite E, 4th
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-2810
Fax:   (314) 454-2818
Email:   Also Available: (800) 416-9956
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Mailing Address
Department of Neurosurgery, St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 4S20
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General pediatric neurosurgery, spastic cerebral palsy, selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy, craniosynostosis, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus palsy, brain tumor, neurofibromatosis, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, myelomenigocele, Chiari malformation, pediatric spine disorder. More information on St. Louis Children's Hospital and craniosynostosis

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery -- Certified
Pediatric Neurological Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul Korea , 1971
Fellowship: Neuropathology, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 1982
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. John's Mercy Hospital - Consulting Staff
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1994-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors , 2003-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Recognized as one of the Top 44 Providers with the Highest Patient Satisfaction, Washington University School of Medicine, 2008-2012

H. Richard Winn, M.D. Award, the highest honor of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. (An international award recognizing a neurosurgeon for outstanding research in the neurosciences that impacts clinical practice.), 2008

Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institute of Health, 1999-2007 

Editorial Responsibilities

Editorial Boards
Child's Nervous System
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics
International Advisory Board Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Moore RP, Wester T, Sunder R, Schrock C, Park TS. Peri-operative pain management in children with cerebral palsy: comparative efficacy of epidural vs systemic analgesia protocols. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Aug.

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.

Park TS. Editorial: Dorsal rhizotomy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Feb 8.

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.

Zaidman CM, Holland MR, Noetzel MJ, Park TS, Pestronk A. Newborn brachial plexus palsy: evaluation of severity using quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Feb.

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.

Reynolds MR, Ray WZ, Strom RG, Blackburn SL, Lee A, Park TS. Clinical outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy in an adult population. World Neurosurg. 2011 Jan.

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.

Perkins SM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, El Naqa I, Michalski JM, Simpson JR, Limbrick DL, Park TS, Mansur DB. Glioblastoma in children: a single-institution experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jul 15.

Limbrick DD Jr, Mathur A, Johnston JM, Munro R, Sagar J, Inder T, Park TS, Leonard JL, Smyth MD. Neurosurgical treatment of progressive posthemorrhagic ventricular dilation in preterm infants: a 10-year single-institution study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Sep.

Mansur DB, Rubin JB, Kidd EA, King AA, Hollander AS, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD, Park TS, Leonard JR. Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1.

Limbrick DD, Narayan P, Powers AK, Ojemann JG, Park TS, Bertrand M, Smyth MD. Hemispherotomy: efficacy and analysis of seizure recurrence. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Oct.

Johnston JM, Limbrick DD, Ray WZ, Brown S, Shimony J, Park TS. Isolated cerebellar Rosai-Dorfman granuloma mimicking Lhermitte-Duclos disease. Case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Aug.

Wacker BK, Park TS, Gidday JM. Hypoxic preconditioning-induced cerebral ischemic tolerance: role of microvascular sphingosine kinase 2. Stroke. 2009 Oct.

Stowe AM, Adair-Kirk TL, Gonzales ER, Perez RS, Shah AR, Park TS, Gidday JM. Neutrophil elastase and neurovascular injury following focal stroke and reperfusion. Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Jul.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. T.S. Park

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