Suresh Magge, MD Neurosurgeon

33 Patient/Family Ratings
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4.5 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

National Provider ID: 1356404651

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Outside Interests

  • NICO Corporation  



Suresh Magge, MD, came to Children’s National from Children’s Hospital Boston. He cares for children with all types of pediatric diseases of the nervous system, including chiari malformations, tethered spinal cords, and spina bifida. His particular focus is treating children with brain and spinal cord tumors, vascular malformations, Moyamoya disease, and craniosynostosis. He uses both traditional and endoscopic (minimally invasive) techniques to treat craniosynostosis.

In addition, Dr. Magge has conducted scientific research on neural stem cells and new ways to treat brain tumors. Dr. Magge sees patients at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine and our office in Fairfax, Virginia.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2009
    Children's Hospital Boston
  • Residency Program, Neurosurgery, 2008
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 2002
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • MD, 2001
    Harvard Medical School
  • AB, 1996
    Harvard College
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Suresh Magge

Jackson's Story

"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."

Patient story

Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Cervical Chordoma in a patient with Tuberous Sclerosis presenting with shoulder pain

(2007) Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dystrophic calcification causing a Brachial Plexopathy

(2006) Neurosurgery

Fracture of the Mandible into the Middle Cranial Fossa

(2007) Journal of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Multiple Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in an 18month old child with Takayasu Arteritis

(2008) Journal of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Neural stem cells as biological minipumps A faster route to cell therapy for the CNS

(2007) Current Stem Cell Research Therapy

Neural Stem Cells as Biological Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion Increases Local Cerebral Oxygenation

(2005) Crit Care Medicine

Neurotrophicmediated neuroprotection of hippocampal neurons following traumatic brain injury is not associated with acute recovery of hippocampal function

(2007) Neuroscience

Role of monocyte chemoattractant protein1 MCP1CCL2 in migration of neural stem cells towards glial tumors

(2009) Journal of Neuroscience Research

Surgical Clipping of a PICA Aneurysm in a 6 Month Old Child

(2006) Pediatric Neurosurgery

Surgical Management of Pediatric Brain Tumors

(2007) Expert Rev Anticancer Therapy

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