Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Blount participates in the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgery but has particular academic interest in the surgical treatment of epilepsy in children, spina bifida, transitional care in spina bifida and public health issues in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Blount joined the faculty at UAB in 2000 and is the chief of pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Epilepsy surgery in infants up to 3 months of age: Safety, feasibility, and outcomes: A multicenter, multinational studyEpilepsia.  62:1897-1906. 2021
    2021 Variation in pediatric stereoelectroencephalography practice among pediatric neurosurgeons in the United States: Survey resultsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  28:212-220. 2021
    2021 Tethered spinal cord among individuals with myelomeningocele: An analysis of the National Spina Bifida Patient RegistryJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  28:21-27. 2021
    2021 Imaging characteristics associated with surgery in Chiari malformation type IJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:620-628. 2021
    2021 The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery resolution on mandatory folic acid fortification of staple foods for prevention of spina bifida and anencephaly and associated disability and child mortalityChild's Nervous System.  37:1809-1812. 2021
    2021 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Seizures-ChildJournal of the American College of Radiology.  18:S199-S211. 2021
    2021 Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children with MyelomeningoceleNeurosurgery.  88:785-790. 2021
    2021 Shunt failure clusters: An analysis of multiple, frequent shunt failuresJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:287-293. 2021
    2021 Neurosurgical procedures for children with myelomeningocele after fetal or postnatal surgery: a comparative effectiveness studyDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology2021
    2020 Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and headache burden in the pediatric hydrocephalus populationJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:483-489. 2020
    2020 Hydrocephalus-related quality of life as assessed by children and their caregiversJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:353-363. 2020
    2020 Pediatric neurosurgery along with children’s hospitals’ innovations are rapid and uniform in response to the COVID-19 pandemicJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:3-5. 2020
    2020 The impact of imposed delay in elective pediatric neurosurgery: an informed hierarchy of need in the time of mass casualty crisisChild's Nervous System.  36:1347-1355. 2020
    2020 Functional outcomes at 2 years of age following treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity: What do we know at the time of consult?Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  25:453-461. 2020
    2020 Health care transition in pediatric neurosurgery: A consensus statement from the American Society of Pediatric NeurosurgeonsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  25:555-563. 2020
    2020 How technology is driving the landscape of epilepsy surgeryEpilepsia.  61:841-855. 2020
    2020 functional imaging studies in predicting seizure freedom in pediatric epilepsy surgery: An area under the curve analysisNeurosurgical Focus.  48. 2020
    2020 Incidence of delayed intracranial hypertension in children with isolated sagittal synostosis following open calvarial vault reconstructionChild's Nervous System.  36:545-550. 2020
    2020 Fetal closure of myelomeningoceleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  25:327-328. 2020
    2020 Neurosurgery guidelines for the care of people with spina bifidaJournal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.  13:467-477. 2020
    2019 Concepts in the neurosurgical care of patients with spinal neural tube defects: An embryologic approachBirth Defects Research.  111:1564-1576. 2019
    2019 Increased complications without neurological benefit are associated with prophylactic spinal cord untethering prior to scoliosis surgery in children with myelomeningoceleChild's Nervous System.  35:2187-2194. 2019
    2019 Commentary: Open Resection versus Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for the Treatment of Pediatric Insular EpilepsyNeurosurgery.  85:E737-E738. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on Closure of Myelomeningocele Within 48 Hours to Decrease Infection RiskNeurosurgery.  85:E412-E413. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Incidence of Shunt-Dependent Hydrocephalus in Infants with Myelomeningocele after Prenatal Versus Postnatal RepairNeurosurgery.  85:E405-E408. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Incidence of Tethered Cord Syndrome in Infants with Myelomeningocele with Prenatal Versus Postnatal RepairNeurosurgery.  85:E417-E419. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Management of Patients with Myelomeningocele: Whether Persistent Ventriculomegaly Adversely Impacts Neurocognitive DevelopmentNeurosurgery.  85:E414-E416. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Management of Patients with Myelomeningocele: Whether Prenatal or Postnatal Closure Affects Future Ambulatory StatusNeurosurgery.  85:E409-E411. 2019
    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Pediatric Myelomeningocele: Executive SummaryNeurosurgery.  85:299-301. 2019
    2019 Program evaluation of camp V.I.P: Promoting self-confidence and independence for patients with spina bifidaJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  47:30-35. 2019
    2019 Pediatric stereoelectroencephalography: Review of a cohortJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  23:285-286. 2019
    2019 Evolving utility of bibliometric indices in pediatric neurosurgeryJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  23:142-143. 2019
    2019 Advancing the care of children with spina bifida, prenatally and postnatallyNeurosurgical Focus.  47. 2019
    2019 Care management and contemporary challenges in spina bifida: A practice preference survey of the American Society of Pediatric NeurosurgeonsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  24:539-548. 2019
    2019 Development of an evidence-based individualized transition plan for spina bifidaNeurosurgical Focus.  47. 2019
    2018 Decompression for Chiari malformation type II in individuals with myelomeningocele in the National Spina Bifida Patient RegistryJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  22:652-658. 2018
    2018 Development of best practices to minimize wound complications after complex tethered spinal cord surgery: A modified Delphi studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  22:701-709. 2018
    2018 Treated hydrocephalus in individuals with myelomeningocele in the National Spina Bifida Patient RegistryJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  22:646-651. 2018
    2018 Reducing inequities in preventable neural tube defects: The critical and underutilized role of neurosurgical advocacy for folate fortificationNeurosurgical Focus.  45. 2018
    2018 ResponseJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:338. 2018
    2018 Intradural spine surgery may not carry an increased risk of shunt revision compared with extradural spine surgery in pediatric patients with myelomeningoceleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:11-15. 2018
    2018 The development of a lifetime care model in comprehensive spina bifida careJournal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.  11:323-334. 2018
    2017 Predictors of permanent disability among adults with spinal dysraphismJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  27:169-177. 2017
    2017 Surveillance survey of family history in children with neural tube defectsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  19:690-695. 2017
    2017 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected Physical Abuse—ChildJournal of the American College of Radiology.  14:S338-S349. 2017
    2017 A comparison of the MOMS trial results to a contemporaneous, single-institution, postnatal closure cohortChild's Nervous System.  33:639-646. 2017
    2017 Extratemporal resections in pediatric epilepsy surgery—an overviewEpilepsia.  58:19-27. 2017
    2017 Risk factors for surgical site infection following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery: A review of 9296 procedures from a national database and comparison with a single-center experienceJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  19:407-420. 2017
    2017 Technical descriptions of four hemispherectomy approaches: From the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Meeting at Gothenburg 2014Epilepsia.  58:46-55. 2017
    2016 Rate of shunt revision as a function of age in patients with shunted hydrocephalus due to myelomeningoceleNeurosurgical Focus.  41. 2016
    2015 Pediatric central nervous system solitary fibrous tumor: case reportChild's Nervous System.  31:2379-2381. 2015
    2015 Chiari III malformation: a comprehensive review of this enigmatic anomalyChild's Nervous System.  31:2035-2040. 2015
    2015 Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with myelomeningoceleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  16:30-35. 2015
    2015 Effect of EEG electrode number on epileptic source localization in pediatric patients 2015
    2015 Assessing health-related quality of life in children with spina bifidaJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  15:144-149. 2015
    2015 Hemispherectomy for treatment of refractory epilepsy in the pediatric age group: A systematic reviewJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  15:34-44. 2015
    2014 Bihemispheric gunshot wounds: Survival and long-term neuropsychological follow-up of three siblingsChild's Nervous System.  30:1589-1594. 2014
    2014 Epilepsy surgery in bifrontal injury from prior craniopharyngioma resectionsEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  2:4-7. 2014
    2014 Fast-sequence MRI studies for surveillance imaging in pediatric hydrocephalusJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  13:440-447. 2014
    2013 William Watson Cheyne (1852-1932): A life in medicine and his innovative surgical treatment of congenital hydrocephalusChild's Nervous System.  29:1961-1965. 2013
    2013 Magnetic source imaging (MSI) in children with neocortical epilepsy: Surgical outcome association with 3D post-resection analysisEpilepsy Research.  106:164-172. 2013
    2013 Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestrationChild's Nervous System.  29:1345-1347. 2013
    2013 The association between race and frequent shunt failure: A single-center study. Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  11:552-557. 2013
    2013 Multidisciplinary staged surgical management of bifrontal meningoencephalocele with long-term follow-up: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  11:478-484. 2013
    2013 Major white matter fiber changes in medically intractable neocortical epilepsy in children: A diffusion tensor imaging studyEpilepsy Research.  103:211-220. 2013
    2012 Clinical evaluation and surveillance imaging in children with spina bifida aperta and shunt-treated hydrocephalus: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  9:621-626. 2012
    2012 Parental recognition of shunt failure: A prospective single-institution studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  9:363-371. 2012
    2011 Massive pediatric neurosurgical injuries and lessons learned following a tornado disaster in Alabama: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  8:588-592. 2011
    2011 Corrigendum to "Planning extent of resection in epilepsy: Limited versus large resections" [Epilepsy & Behavior 20, Issue 2 (2011) 233-240]Epilepsy and Behavior.  21:494. 2011
    2011 Safety and utility of supplemental depth electrodes for localizing the ictal onset zone in pediatric neocortical epilepsy: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  8:49-56. 2011
    2011 Institutional experience with 500 cases of surgically treated pediatric Chiari malformation type IJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  7:248-256. 2011
    2011 Planning extent of resection in epilepsy: Limited versus large resectionsEpilepsy and Behavior.  20:233-240. 2011
    2011 Small-ventricle neuroendoscopy for pediatric brain tumor management: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  7:104-110. 2011
    2010 Retroclival epidural hematomas: A clinical seriesNeurosurgery.  67:404-406. 2010
    2010 Safety and utility of scheduled nonnarcotic analgesic medications in children undergoing craniotomy for brain tumorNeurosurgery.  67:353-355. 2010
    2009 Effect of epilepsy magnetic source imaging on intracranial electrode placementAnnals of Neurology.  65:716-723. 2009
    2009 Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: A case seriesChild's Nervous System.  25:599-600. 2009
    2008 Advances in intracranial monitoringNeurosurgical Focus.  25. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: I. Relative predictive value of intracranial electroencephalographyAnnals of Neurology.  64:25-34. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: II. Prediction of epilepsy surgery outcomeAnnals of Neurology.  64:35-41. 2008
    2008 Death in shunted hydrocephalic children: A follow-up studyChild's Nervous System.  24:197-201. 2008
    2007 Craniopharyngioma marsupialization: Case illustrationJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:521. 2007
    2007 Endoscopically assisted decompression of the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinous fossa: A cadaveric feasibility study. Laboratory investigationJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:1164-1167. 2007
    2007 Infections of pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunts related to fundoplication and gastrostomyJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:365-367. 2007
    2007 Neuropathic arthropathy of the elbow in a paediatric patient with myelomeningocele 2007
    2007 Pansynostosis: A reviewChild's Nervous System.  23:1103-1109. 2007
    2007 Anatomy of the falcine venous plexusJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:155-157. 2007
    2007 Institutional experience with cranial vault encephalocelesJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:22-25. 2007
    2007 Scheduled oral analgesics and the need for opiates in children following partial dorsal rhizotomy.Journal of Neurosurgery.  106:439-440. 2007
    2007 The tectorial membrane: Anatomical, biomechanical, and histological analysisClinical Anatomy.  20:382-386. 2007
    2007 The nerve to the mylohyoid as a donor for facial nerve reanimation procedures: A cadaveric feasibility studyJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:677-679. 2007
    2007 Forces necessary for the disruption of the cisternal segments of cranial nerves II through XIIClinical Anatomy.  20:252-255. 2007
    2007 Landmarks for the identification of the cutaneous nerves of the occiput and nuchal regionsClinical Anatomy.  20:235-238. 2007
    2007 Contribution of surgical evacuation of a large subgaleal hematoma to the resolution of severe conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in a neonate. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  106:131-133. 2007
    2007 Contribution of surgical evacuation of a large subgaleal hematoma to the resolution of severe conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in a neonate: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:131-133. 2007
    2007 The sphenoparietal sinusNeurosurgery.  60. 2007
    2007 Giant intracranial lipomaFolia Neuropathologica.  45:247-249. 2007
    2007 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation inhibits induced spinal cord seizuresClinical Anatomy.  20:23-26. 2007
    2007 Scheduled oral analgesics and the need for opiates in children following partial dorsal rhizotomyJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:439-440. 2007
    2007 Spinal accessory nerve meningioma in a paediatric patient: Case reportFolia Neuropathologica.  45:23-25. 2007
    2007 Spinal cord transection for definitive untethering of repetitive tethered cord.Neurosurgical Focus.  23:E12. 2007
    2007 Spinal cord transection for definitive untethering of repetitive tethered cord.Neurosurgical Focus.  23:1-4. 2007
    2006 Approach to the cervical portion of the vagus nerve via the posterior cervical triangle: A cadaveric feasibility study with potential use in vagus nerve stimulation proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  5:540-542. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of the lower subscapular nerve for potential use in neurotization proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery.  105:881-883. 2006
    2006 Exposure of the V1-V3 segments of the vertebral artery via the posterior cervical triangle: A cadaveric feasibility studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  5:320-323. 2006
    2006 Vagus nerve stimulation in children less than 5 years oldChild's Nervous System.  22:1167-1169. 2006
    2006 Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  105:140-142. 2006
    2006 Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  105 PEDIATRICS:140-142. 2006
    2006 Magnetic source imaging versus intracranial electroencephalogram in epilepsy surgery: A prospective studyAnnals of Neurology.  59:835-842. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of and landmarks for the muscular branches of the ulnar nerve to the forearm for application in peripheral nerve neurotization proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:800-803. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of and superficial surgical landmarks for the anterior interosseous nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:787-791. 2006
    2006 Superficial surgical landmarks for identifying the posterior interosseous nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:796-799. 2006
    2006 Surgical anatomy of the cervical and infraclavicular parts of the long thoracic nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:792-795. 2006
    2006 The marginal sinusJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:429-431. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part I. Intracranial arterial aneurysms.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part II. Vein of Galen malformations.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part III. Arteriovenous malformations.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2005 Polymerase chain reaction for the rapid detection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt or ventriculostomy infectionsNeurosurgery.  57:1237-1242. 2005
    2005 The results of compression forces applied to the isolated human calvariaFolia morphologica.  64:321-325. 2005
    2005 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation.Epilepsia.  46:1152. 2005
    2005 Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cord.Journal of Neurosurgery.  103:36-39. 2005
    2005 Isolated atlantal stenosis in a patient with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency, and Klippel-Feil and Duane's syndromesChild's Nervous System.  21:421-424. 2005
    2005 Unusual findings during abdominal placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:423-425. 2005
    2005 Unusual findings during abdominal placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: report of three cases.Journal of Neurosurgery.  102:423-425. 2005
    2005 The triangle of the vertebral arteryNeurosurgery.  56. 2005
    2005 Referred shoulder pain from ventriculoperitoneal shunts: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:218-220. 2005
    2005 Transient ventriculoperitoneal shunt dysfunction in children with myelodysplasia and urinary bladder infection: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:221-223. 2005
    2005 Vagus nerve stimulation for induced spinal cord seizures: Insights into seizure cessationJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:213-217. 2005
    2005 Anatomical landmarks for the lumbar plexus on the posterior abdominal wall.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:335-338. 2005
    2005 Complications of ventriculosubgaleal shunts in infants and childrenChild's Nervous System.  21:48-51. 2005
    2005 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation [1] (multiple letters)Epilepsia.  46:1152. 2005
    2005 Superficial landmarks for the spinal accessory nerve within the posterior cervical triangle.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  3:375-378. 2005
    2005 Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cordJournal of Neurosurgery.  103 PEDIATRICS:36-39. 2005
    2004 Persistence of the left superior vena cava in a patient with duplication of chromosome 8p - A case reportInternational Journal of Angiology.  13:120-121. 2004
    2004 Left-sided vagus nerve stimulation decreases intracranial pressure without resultant bradycardia in the pig: A potential therapeutic modality for humansChild's Nervous System.  20:309-312. 2004
    2004 Neuroendoscopic findings in patients with intracranial germinomas correlating with diabetes insipidus.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:430-436. 2004
    2004 Eyebrow incision with supraorbital trephination for endoscopic corpus callosotomy: A feasibility studyChild's Nervous System.  20:188-191. 2004
    2004 Cessation of chronic hypertension after posterior fossa decompression in a child with Chiari I malformation. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:194-196. 2004
    2004 Cessation of chronic hypertension after posterior fossa decompression in a child with Chiari I malformation: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:194-196. 2004
    2004 Multiple subpial transections in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:118-124. 2004
    2004 Degree of tectal beaking correlates to the presence of nystagmus in children with Chiari II malformationChild's Nervous System.  20:459-461. 2004
    2004 Multiple subpial transections in the treatment of pediatric epilepsyJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:118-124. 2004
    2004 Neuroendoscopic findings in patients with intracranial germinomas correlating with diabetes insipidusJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:430-436. 2004
    2004 Sports and Pediatric Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts: Who Can Play?Neurosurgery.  54:1190-1198. 2004
    2004 Syringomyelia in twin brothers discordant for Chiari I malformation: Case reportJournal of Child Neurology.  19:459-462. 2004
    2003 Complications of chronic vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in childrenJournal of Neurosurgery.  99:500-503. 2003
    2003 Human horns: A historical review and clinical correlationNeurosurgery.  52:1443-1448. 2003
    2003 Atlantoaxial interlaminar distances in cervical flexion in childrenJournal of Neurosurgery.  98:271-274. 2003
    2003 Atlantoaxial interlaminar distances in cervical flexion in children.Journal of Neurosurgery.  98:271-274. 2003
    2003 Intracranial anatomic asymmetry in situs inversus totalis 2003
    2003 Anatomic Landmarks for the Cervical Portion of the Thoracic DuctNeurosurgery.  53:1385-1388. 2003
    2003 Endoscopic corpus callosotomy: An animal studyJournal of Pediatric Neurology.  1:25-28. 2003
    2003 Inclination of the odontoid process in the pediatric Chiari I malformationJournal of Neurosurgery.  98:43-49. 2003
    2003 Inclination of the odontoid process in the pediatric Chiari I malformation.Journal of Neurosurgery.  98:43-49. 2003
    2002 Quantitative anatomy of the transverse ligament tuberclesJournal of Neurosurgery.  97:343-345. 2002
    2002 Quantitative anatomy of the transverse ligament tubercles.Journal of Neurosurgery.  97:343-345. 2002
    2002 Long-term control of hydrocephalus via endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children with tectal plate gliomasNeurosurgery.  51:63-68. 2002
    2002 Absence of the falx cerebelli in a Chiari II malformationClinical Anatomy.  15:193-195. 2002
    2002 Posterior atlantooccipital membrane for duraplasty. Technical note.Journal of Neurosurgery.  97:266-268. 2002
    2002 Superficial surgical landmarks for the frontal sinusJournal of Neurosurgery.  96:320-322. 2002
    2001 Spinal lipomas.Neurosurgical Focus.  10. 2001
    2001 Surgical landmarks for the proximal portion of the axillary nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  95:998-1000. 2001
    2000 784 Multiple Subpial Transections in the Surgical Management of Pediatric Epilepsy.Neurosurgery.  47:523-524. 2000
    1997 Craniocephalic disproportion with increased intracranial pressure and brain herniation: A new clinical syndrome in anemic patients: Report of two casesNeurosurgery.  41:297-304. 1997
    1996 Intrathecal granuloma complicating chronic spinal infusion of morphine: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  84:272-276. 1996
    1996 Transplantation of human fetal tissue from spontaneous abortions to a rodent model of Parkinson's diseaseCell Transplantation.  5:69-75. 1996
    1995 Suitability of Fetal Tissues From Spontaneous Abortions and From Ectopic Pregnancies for Transplantation 1995
    1993 Complications in ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting.Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.  4:633-656. 1993

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Symptoms of the Chiari II Malformation.  427-433. 2020
    2015 Vagus Nerve Stimulation.  393-406. 2015
    2013 Symptoms of the Chiari II malformation.  283-289. 2013
    2010 Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas.  477-481. 2010
    2006 Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas.  431-435. 2006

    Research Overview

  • 1.) Expanding the scope and impact of neurosurgical science based advocacy for more widespread folic acid fortification of food and salt sources for the global prevention of preventable Spina Bifida
    2.) Evaluating and studying outcomes and contemporary natural history of adult Spina Bifida and transitional care strategies that optimzie outcomes
    3.) Use and effectiveness of novel surgical strategies to treat medically resistant epilepsy in children.
    4.) Evaluating and managing/merging functional imaging systems (MEG, PET, Ictal-SPECT/ISAS) in optimizing surgical resection strategies in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
    5.) Optimization of treatment of hydrocephalus in children
  • Teaching Overview

  • 1.) Daily teaching of Pediatric Neurosurgery fellow, Neurosurgery residents, medical students- (Morning Report, Work Rounds, Weekly Interdisciplinary Conferences, Departmental Rounds/Conferences/Journal Club).
    2.) Daily intra-operative teaching of technical Pediatric Neurosurgery: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellows, Neurosurgery Residents, Medical Students.
    3.) Weekly Topic Directed/ Multi-Disciplinary Conferences: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conference, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Conference, Pediatric Spina-Bifida Clinic Review Conference: Neurosurgery fellow, residents; Neurology, Radiology, PMR, Orthopedic residents and rotating medical students
    4.) Quarterly Department of Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Conference: Neurosurgery Residents, fellow
    5.) Mentorship/Faculty Advisee: Neurosurgery Resident (Dr. Tabibian), Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow
    6.) Annual/Bi-annual- presentation at Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
    7.) Annual/Bi-annual- participation in MS2 Systems Oriented Learning Module on Central Nervous System.
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Health Care Organization and Policy, Other
  • University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, Internship
  • University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery, Residency
  • The Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Neurosurgery, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Rochester 1989
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Washington & Lee University 1985
  • Full Name

  • Jeffrey Blount
  • Fax

  • 205-638-9972