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Douglas L. Brockmeyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-5340
Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 1475
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD is involved in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. He specializes in in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine Procedures, Skull Base Surgery, Brain Tumors, Neuro Trauma and Chiari and Vascular Malformation. Dr. Brockmeyer currently serves as Division Chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, while he also serves as Principal Investigator on a variety of research projects involving the biomechanical and genetic aspects of craniocervical disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5340 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Brockmeyer was born and raised in southern California and obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. During this time he played football and rowed heavyweight crew for the Crimson. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University graduating in 1987. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, finishing in 1993. He was recruited to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City as an Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery in 1994. He has ascended the academic ranks to full Professor. He has served as director of the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Primary Children's Hospital, and the Program Director of the residency. He currently serves as Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Brockmeyer has fostered a practice in general pediatric neurosurgery, but has specifically concentrated on disorders of the pediatric craniovertebral complex. He has spoken at conferences worldwide and has published numerous articles and books regarding the topic, including the book Advanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery. He has been a visiting professor at more than a dozen academic institutions.

D. Brockmeyer is a member of multiple neurosurgical societies, including the CNS, AANS and ASPN. He is the founding member of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society, an organization devoted to education and research of pediatric craniocervical disorders.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Primary Children's Medical Center
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Neurosurgery
Resident
Internship University of Utah
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Case Western Reserve University
M.D.
Undergraduate Harvard College
Psychobiology
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Brockmeyer D (2016). Editorial: Does it pass the sniff test? Mining the NSQIP-P database for neurosurgical diseases. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 1-2.
  2. Ravindra VM, Eli IM, Schmidt MH, Brockmeyer DL (2016). Primary osseous tumors of the pediatric spinal column: review of pathology and surgical decision making. Neurosurg Focus, 41(2), E3.
  3. Guan J, Riva-Cambrin J, Brockmeyer DL (2016). Chiari-Related Hydrocephalus: Assessment of Clinical Risk Factors in a Cohort of 297 Consecutive Patients. Neurosurg Focus, 41(5), E2.
  4. Phuntsok R, Mazur MD, Ellis BJ, Ravindra VM, Brockmeyer DL (2016). Development and initial evaluation of a finite element model of the pediatric craniocervical junction. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 17(4), 497-503.
  5. Garber ST, Brockmeyer DL (2016). Management of subaxial cervical instability in very young or small-for-age children using a static single-screw anterior cervical plate: indications, results, and long-term follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine, 1-5.
  6. Kennedy BC, DAmico RS, Youngerman BE, McDowell MM, Hooten KG, Couture D, Jea A, Leonard J, Lew SM, Pincus DW, Rodriguez L, Tuite GF, Diluna ML, Brockmeyer DL, Anderson RC (2016). Long-term growth and alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusion with rigid internal fixation in young children. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 17(1), 94-102.
  7. Mazur MD, Ravindra VM, Brockmeyer DL (2015). Unilateral fixation for treatment of occipitocervical instability in children with congenital vertebral anomalies of the craniocervical junction. Neurosurg Focus, 38(4), E9.
  8. Brockmeyer DL, Oakes WJ, Rozzelle C, Johnston J, Rocque BG, Anderson RC, Feldstein N, Martin J, Tuite GF, Rodriguez L, Wetjen N, Aldana P, Pincus D, Storm P, Proctor MR, Lew S (2015). Letter to the Editor: Chiari malformation Type 1 and atlantoaxial instability: a letter from the Pediatric Craniocervical Society. J Neurosurg Spine, 23(6), 820-3.
  9. Maher CO, Piatt JH, Section on Neurologic Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics Ragheb J, Aldana PR, Gruber DP, Jea AH, Brockmeyer D, Ritter A (2015). Incidental findings on brain and spine imaging in children. Pediatrics, 135(4), e1084-1096.
  10. Doll ES, Bonkowsky JL, Brown LL, de Havenon AH, Brockmeyer DL, Glasgow TS, Morita DC (2014). Chiari I Malformation Causing Developmental Regression in a 4 Month Old. Glob Pediatr Health, 1, 2333794X14560819.
  11. Brockmeyer D (2014). The complex Chiari malformation: an evolution of understanding. Pediatr Radiol, 44(11), 1345-6.
  12. Mazur MD, Sivakumar W, Riva-Cambrin J, Jones J, Brockmeyer DL (2014). Avoiding early complications and reoperation during occipitocervical fusion in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 14(5), 465-75.
  13. Bollo RJ, Riva-Cambrin J, Brockmeyer MM, Brockmeyer DL (2012). Complex Chiari malformations in children: an analysis of preoperative risk factors for occipitocervical fusion. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 10(2), 134-41.
  14. Browd SR, McIntyre JS, Brockmeyer D (2008). Failed age-dependent maturation of the occipital condyle in patients with congenital occipitoatlantal instability and Down syndrome: a preliminary analysis. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 2(5), 359-64.
  15. Abbott D, Brockmeyer DL, Neklason D, Teerlink C, Cannon-Albright LA (In Press). Population-based description of familial clustering of Chiari 1 malformation. J Neurosurg.

Review

  1. Brockmeyer DL, Spader HS (2015). Complex Chiari Malformations in Children: Diagnosis and Management. [Review]. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 26(4), 555-60.

Book Chapter

  1. Bassani L, Brockmeyer DL (2015). Disorders of the vertebral column. In Cohen A (Ed.), Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade. New York: Thieme.
  2. Brockmeyer DL (2014). Congenital vertebral anomalies. In Albright A, Pollack I, Adelson D (Eds.), Principles & Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery (3rd ed). New York: Thieme.
  3. Ravindra V, Brockmeyer DL (In Press). Spine and spinal cord injuries in children: General aspects including pure ligamentous injuries in children. In Di ROcco C, Pang D, Rutka JT (Eds.), Textbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Springer.
  4. Brockmeyer DL (In Press). Pediatric spine trauma. In Jallo G, Kothbauer, Recinos (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme.

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