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David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Pediatrics
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Epilepsy
Brain Tumors - Pediatric
Spine Surgery - Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 454-4630
Fax: (314) 454-2818

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Predictors of mortality for preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage: a population-based study.
Han RH, McKinnon A, CreveCoeur TS, Baksh BS, Mathur AM, Smyser CD, Strahle JM, Olsen MA, Limbrick DD Jr
Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Jul 9; doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3897-4.

PMID:
    29987373
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De Novo Mutation in Genes Regulating Neural Stem Cell Fate in Human Congenital Hydrocephalus.
Furey CG, Choi J, Jin SC, Zeng X, Timberlake AT, Nelson-Williams C, Mansuri MS, Lu Q, Duran D, Panchagnula S, Allocco A, Karimy JK, Khanna A, Gaillard JR, DeSpenza T, Antwi P, Loring E, Butler WE, Smith ER, Warf BC, Strahle JM, Limbrick DD, Storm PB, Heuer G, Jackson EM, Iskandar BJ, Johnston JM, Tikhonova I, Castaldi C, López-Giráldez F, Bjornson RD, Knight JR, Bilguvar K, Mane S, Alper SL, Haider S, Guclu B, Bayri Y, Sahin Y, Apuzzo MLJ, Duncan CC, DiLuna ML, Günel M, Lifton RP, Kahle KT
Neuron. 2018 Jun 28; pii: S0896-6273(18)30487-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.06.019.

PMID:
    29983323
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Patient and Treatment Characteristics by Infecting Organism in Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection.
Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JRW, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD Jr, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon CN, Tamber M, Wellons Iii JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N, Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 May 15; doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy035.

PMID:
    29771360
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Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: a multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
Goldstein HE, Neira JA, Banu M, Aldana PR, Braga BP, Brockmeyer DL, DiLuna ML, Fulkerson DH, Hankinson TC, Jea AH, Lew SM, Limbrick DD, Martin J, Pahys JM, Rodriguez LF, Rozzelle CJ, Tuite GF, Wetjen NM, Anderson RCE
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jul; 22(1)81-88. doi: 10.3171/2018.1.PEDS17551.

PMID:
    29676682
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Opportunities in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus research: outcomes of the Hydrocephalus Association Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus Workshop.
Koschnitzky JE, Keep RF, Limbrick DD Jr, McAllister JP 2nd, Morris JA, Strahle J, Yung YC
Fluids Barriers CNS. 2018 Mar 27; 15(1)11. doi: 10.1186/s12987-018-0096-3.

PMID:
    29587767
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Resting state signal latency predicts laterality in pediatric medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy.
Shah MN, Mitra A, Goyal MS, Snyder AZ, Zhang J, Shimony JS, Limbrick DD, Raichle ME, Smyth MD
Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 May; 34(5)901-910. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3770-5.

PMID:
    29511809
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Prevalence, management, and outcome of problem residents among neurosurgical training programs in the United States.
Raman HS, Limbrick DD Jr, Ray WZ, Coble DW, Church S, Dacey RG Jr, Zipfel GJ
J Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 2; 1-5. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171719.

PMID:
    29498572
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Reinfection after treatment of first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective observational cohort study.
Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove NE, Mayer-Hamblett N, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Holubkov R, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD Jr, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Kestle JRW, Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Apr; 21(4)346-358. doi: 10.3171/2017.9.PEDS17112.

PMID:
    29393813
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MRI-Guided Interstitial Laser Ablation for Intracranial Lesions: A Large Single-Institution Experience of 133 Cases.
Kamath AA, Friedman DD, Hacker CD, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD Jr, Kim AH, Hawasli AH, Leuthardt EC
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017; 95(6)417-428. doi: 10.1159/000485387.

PMID:
    29339639
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An 8-Year-Old Girl with A Supratentorial Mass.
Schwetye KE, Gauvain K, Rodriguez D, Cottrell C, Limbrick DD Jr, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S
Brain Pathol. 2018 Jan; 28(1)125-126. doi: 10.1111/bpa.12576.

PMID:
    29265627
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Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infant hydrocephalus: a prospective study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle CJ, Naftel RP, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Limbrick DD Jr, Simon TD, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Kestle JRW
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 21(3)214-223. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.PEDS17217.

PMID:
    29243972
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Chemokine and cytokine levels in the lumbar cerebrospinal fluid of preterm infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.
Habiyaremye G, Morales DM, Morgan CD, McAllister JP, CreveCoeur TS, Han RH, Gabir M, Baksh B, Mercer D, Limbrick DD Jr
Fluids Barriers CNS. 2017 Dec 12; 14(1)35. doi: 10.1186/s12987-017-0083-0.

PMID:
    29228970
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On the role of the corpus callosum in interhemispheric functional connectivity in humans.
Roland JL, Snyder AZ, Hacker CD, Mitra A, Shimony JS, Limbrick DD, Raichle ME, Smyth MD, Leuthardt EC
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 12; 114(50)13278-13283. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707050114.

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    29183973
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Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging for surgical planning in pediatric patients: a preliminary experience.
Roland JL, Griffin N, Hacker CD, Vellimana AK, Akbari SH, Shimony JS, Smyth MD, Leuthardt EC, Limbrick DD Jr
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Dec; 20(6)583-590. doi: 10.3171/2017.6.PEDS1711.

PMID:
    28960172
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Abstracts from Hydrocephalus 2016.
Adam A, Robison J, Lu J, Jose R, Badran N, Vivas-Buitrago T, Rigamonti D, Sattar A, Omoush O, Hammad M, Dawood M, Maghaslah M, Belcher T, Carson K, Hoffberger J, Jusué Torres I, Foley S, Yasar S, Thai QA, Wemmer J, Klinge P, Al-Mutawa L, Al-Ghamdi H, Carson KA, Asgari M, de Zélicourt D, Kurtcuoglu V, Garnotel S, Salmon S, Balédent O, Lokossou A, Page G, Balardy L, Czosnyka Z, Payoux P, Schmidt EA, Zitoun M, Sevestre MA, Alperin N, Baudracco I, Craven C, Matloob S, Thompson S, Haylock Vize P, Thorne L, Watkins LD, Toma AK, Bechter K, Pong AC, Jugé L, Bilston LE, Cheng S, Bradley W, Hakim F, Ramón JF, Cárdenas MF, Davidson JS, García C, González D, Bermúdez S, Useche N, Mejía JA, Mayorga P, Cruz F, Martinez C, Matiz MC, Vallejo M, Ghotme K, Soto HA, Riveros D, Buitrago A, Mora M, Murcia L, Bermudez S, Cohen D, Dasgupta D, Curtis C, Domínguez L, Remolina AJ, Grijalba MA, Whitehouse KJ, Edwards RJ, Eleftheriou A, Lundin F, Fountas KN, Kapsalaki EZ, Smisson HF, Robinson JS, Fritsch MJ, Arouk W, Garzon M, Kang M, Sandhu K, Baghawatti D, Aquilina K, James G, Thompson D, Gehlen M, Schmid Daners M, Eklund A, Malm J, Gomez D, Guerra M, Jara M, Flores M, Vío K, Moreno I, Rodríguez S, Ortega E, Rodríguez EM, McAllister JP, Guerra MM, Morales DM, Sival D, Jimenez A, Limbrick DD, Ishikawa M, Yamada S, Yamamoto K, Junkkari A, Häyrinen A, Rauramaa T, Sintonen H, Nerg O, Koivisto AM, Roine RP, Viinamäki H, Soininen H, Luikku A, Jääskeläinen JE, Leinonen V, Kehler U, Lilja-Lund O, Kockum K, Larsson EM, Riklund K, Söderström L, Hellström P, Laurell K, Kojoukhova M, Sutela A, Vanninen R, Vanha KI, Timonen M, Rummukainen J, Korhonen V, Helisalmi S, Solje E, Remes AM, Huovinen J, Paananen J, Hiltunen M, Kurki M, Martin B, Loth F, Luciano M, Luikku AJ, Hall A, Herukka SK, Mattila J, Lötjönen J, Alafuzoff I, Jurjević I, Miyajima M, Nakajima M, Murai H, Shin T, Kawaguchi D, Akiba C, Ogino I, Karagiozov K, Arai H, Reis RC, Teixeira MJ, Valêncio CG, da Vigua D, Almeida-Lopes L, Mancini MW, Pinto FCG, Maykot RH, Calia G, Tornai J, Silvestre SSS, Mendes G, Sousa V, Bezerra B, Dutra P, Modesto P, Oliveira MF, Petitto CE, Pulhorn H, Chandran A, McMahon C, Rao AS, Jumaly M, Solomon D, Moghekar A, Relkin N, Hamilton M, Katzen H, Williams M, Bach T, Zuspan S, Holubkov R, Rigamonti A, Clemens G, Sharkey P, Sanyal A, Sankey E, Rigamonti K, Naqvi S, Hung A, Schmidt E, Ory-Magne F, Gantet P, Guenego A, Januel AC, Tall P, Fabre N, Mahieu L, Cognard C, Gray L, Buttner-Ennever JA, Takagi K, Onouchi K, Thompson SD, Thorne LD, Tully HM, Wenger TL, Kukull WA, Doherty D, Dobyns WB, Moran D, Vakili S, Patel MA, Elder B, Goodwin CR, Crawford JA, Pletnikov MV, Xu J, Blitz A, Herzka DA, Guerrero-Cazares H, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Mori S, Saavedra P, Treviño H, Maitani K, Ziai WC, Eslami V, Nekoovaght-Tak S, Dlugash R, Yenokyan G, McBee N, Hanley DF
Fluids Barriers CNS. 2017 Jun 7; 14(Suppl 1)15. doi: 10.1186/s12987-017-0054-5.

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    28929972
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Time-to-event analysis of surgically treated posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants: a single-institution retrospective study.
Han RH, Berger D, Gabir M, Baksh BS, Morales DM, Mathur AM, Smyser CD, Strahle JM, Limbrick DD Jr
Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Nov; 33(11)1917-1926. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3588-6.

PMID:
    28884229
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Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Multicenter International Experience.
Roth J, Ber R, Wisoff JH, Hidalgo ET, Limbrick DD, Berger DS, Thomale UW, Schulz M, Cinalli G, Santoro C, Constantini S
World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov; 107623-629. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.053.

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    28842232
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers of Pediatric Hydrocephalus.
Limbrick DD Jr, Castaneyra-Ruiz L, Han RH, Berger D, McAllister JP, Morales DM
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2017; 52(6)426-435. doi: 10.1159/000477175.

PMID:
    28797007
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Applications of a robotic stereotactic arm for pediatric epilepsy and neurooncology surgery.
Miller BA, Salehi A, Limbrick DD Jr, Smyth MD
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 20(4)364-370. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.PEDS1782.

PMID:
    28777037
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Analysis and interrater reliability of pB-C2 using MRI and CT: data from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium on behalf of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
Hankinson TC, Tuite GF, Moscoso DI, Robinson LC, Torner JC, Limbrick DD Jr, Park TS, Anderson RCE
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 20(2)170-175. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.PEDS16604.

PMID:
    28524792
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Areas of Research Interest

Cerebrospinal fluid physiology and neonatal hydrocephalus.