Fredrick Boop, MD, co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently named president-elect of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).
Dr. Boop is the professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UTHSC, co-director of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The ISPN, representing over 350 neurosurgeons around the world, has sought to improve the health and welfare of children requiring neurosurgical care throughout the world by scientific research and international cooperation since its founding in 1972. As the largest organization for pediatric neurosurgeons worldwide, the group hosts scientific meetings annually, provides teaching courses and traveling scholarships for pediatric neurosurgery in developing countries, and provides a monthly online journal and free online textbook accessible across the world.
“The ISPN is a rapidly growing and exciting group of like-minded physicians and trainees from all countries,” Dr. Boop said. “It is a tremendous honor for me to have been nominated president-elect of such a magnificent group.”