• 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

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Determination of anatomic level of myelomeningocele by prenatal ultrasoundChild's Nervous System.  38:985-990. 2022
    2021 Neurosurgical procedures for children with myelomeningocele after fetal or postnatal surgery: a comparative effectiveness studyDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  63:1294-1301. 2021
    2021 Epilepsy surgery in infants up to 3 months of age: Safety, feasibility, and outcomes: A multicenter, multinational studyEpilepsia.  62:1897-1906. 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
    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 How technology is driving the landscape of epilepsy surgeryEpilepsia.  61:841-855. 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
    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
    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 Technical descriptions of four hemispherectomy approaches: From the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Meeting at Gothenburg 2014Epilepsia.  58:46-55. 2017
    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 Effect of EEG electrode number on epileptic source localization in pediatric patients 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
    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 Major white matter fiber changes in medically intractable neocortical epilepsy in children: A diffusion tensor imaging studyEpilepsy Research.  103:211-220. 2013
    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 Planning extent of resection in epilepsy: Limited versus large resectionsEpilepsy and Behavior.  20:233-240. 2011
    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 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 Neuropathic arthropathy of the elbow in a paediatric patient with myelomeningocele 2007
    2007 Pansynostosis: A reviewChild's Nervous System.  23:1103-1109. 2007
    2007 The tectorial membrane: Anatomical, biomechanical, and histological analysisClinical Anatomy.  20:382-386. 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 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation inhibits induced spinal cord seizuresClinical Anatomy.  20:23-26. 2007
    2006 Vagus nerve stimulation in children less than 5 years oldChild's Nervous System.  22:1167-1169. 2006
    2006 Magnetic source imaging versus intracranial electroencephalogram in epilepsy surgery: A prospective studyAnnals of Neurology.  59:835-842. 2006
    2005 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation.Epilepsia.  46:1152. 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 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
    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 Eyebrow incision with supraorbital trephination for endoscopic corpus callosotomy: A feasibility studyChild's Nervous System.  20:188-191. 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
    2003 Intracranial anatomic asymmetry in situs inversus totalis 2003
    2002 Absence of the falx cerebelli in a Chiari II malformationClinical Anatomy.  15:193-195. 2002
    1996 Transplantation of human fetal tissue from spontaneous abortions to a rodent model of Parkinson's diseaseCell Transplantation.  5:69-75. 1996


    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