Robert Keating, MD, Edits New Edition of Leading Textbook on Pediatric Brain Tumors Robert Keating, MD, Edits New Edition of Leading Textbook on Pediatric Brain Tumors June 07, 2013

June 7, 2013

Washington, DC—Robert F. Keating, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery at Children’s National Medical Center, is the principal editor of the second edition of the leading textbook, Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System. The book is published by Thieme Medical Publishers.

The second edition contains 19 new chapters on such topics as recent advances in the cytogenetics and molecular biology of pediatric brain tumors, and miscellaneous spinal cord tumors in children, as well as post-chemotherapy considerations. It addresses issues of long-term chronic treatment of pediatric tumor patients and related outcome measures for use by neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pediatricians.

Associate editors are Roger J. Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National, as well as James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York.

Several Children’s National physicians also contributed to the second edition of this textbook, including John S. Myseros, MD, and Derek A. Bruce, MD, from the division of Neurosurgery; Eugene I. Hwang, MD, Lindsay A. Kilburn, MD, and Brian R. Rood, MD from Oncology; Robert A. Avery, DO, and Elizabeth M. Wells, MD, from Neurology; and Karin S. Walsh, PsyD, from Neuropsychology.

“I applaud Dr. Keating on this remarkable accomplishment. It is a tribute to his unique level of expertise that he was chosen to edit one of the leading textbooks on pediatric brain and CNS tumors,” said Dr. Packer. “I congratulate all those from Children’s National who contributed to this important publication, which will help advance best practices worldwide in caring for children with these often life-threatening conditions.”

Dr. Keating is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who is consulted by peers around the country and the world. He is an editor of An Atlas of Orbitocranial Surgery, another of the leading texts in this field, and the author of numerous research papers and abstracts. He has served on the pediatric neurosurgery peer advisory committee for the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking. His areas of expertise include brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, craniofacial anomalies, chiari malformations (structural defects in the cerebellum), and spinal dysraphism (congenital malformations of the spine). 

The Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s National is part of the larger Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine, which is home to more than 50 pediatric neuroscience specialists, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive centers of its kind in the country.


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Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

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