Robert Keating, MD Chief | Neurosurgery

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Awards and Recognition:

    Top Doctors
    Washingtonian
    (2015, 2016, 2017)


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Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

National Provider ID: 1952489114

Bio

Biography

Robert Keating, MD, is currently Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Children’s National in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. Keating did his Neurosurgery residency and fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery/Craniofacial surgery at the Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.
 
Following his training, Dr. Keating served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the Oakland Naval Hospital serving as the Chief from ’91 to ’94. After his time in the Navy he returned to the Bronx where he was on staff at Montefiore Medical Center as well as the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center for two years before coming back to Washington, D.C. in 1996 to join the faculty at the Children’s National.
 
His past appointments include the President of the Medical Staff at the Children’s National, as well as Head of Credentials. Dr. Keating currently maintains a busy practice of pediatric neurosurgery, with an emphasis on tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial reconstruction, spinal dysraphism, spasticity and brachial plexus surgery. As a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, he has published and presented extensively in the field. His publications include the previous texts, “An Atlas of Orbitocranial Surgery” and “Tumors of the Pediatric Nervous System” (2nd edition published in 2013 ) with current work on Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, (2nd ed. Goodrich JT, and Keating RF, Thieme) due for publication in 2018. He is also Chair, Medical Advisory Committee on the Board of the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project as well as a founding member of the Posterior Fossa Society and maintains long-standing membership in the CNS, AANS, ASPN and ISPN.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1990
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Craniofacial Surgery, 1990
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Neurosurgery, 1989
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Neurosurgery, 1988
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 1984
    Montefiore Hosp & Med. Ctr.
  • MD, 1983
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • BA, Chemistry/ Honors Biochemistry, 1979
    University of Vermont
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Robert Keating

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Ida's Story

Ida Namazi is a bright, ambitious 21-year-old University of Virginia junior who dreams of attending law school and becoming a senator one day. What people might not know about Ida is that she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) when she was a toddler and has been battling the neurologic condition her whole life.

Abagail's story

Abagail's Story

Every day is hydrocephalus awareness day for me - Abagail’s mom

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

(2007) Malformations in the very young patient: Single-Center Surgical Experience in Pediatric Patients 5 Years and Younger

An Intervention Study to Increase Knowledge and Use of Folic Acid Among Relatives in Neural Tube Defectaffected Families in Washington DC

(2005) Birth Defects Research

Central Nervous System Meningiomas in the First Two Decades of Life Clinicopathologic Evaluation of 87 Cases

(2005) Journal of Neurosurgery

CNS Germ Cell Tumor CNSGCT of Childhood Atypical Presentation and Delayed Diagnosis

(2007) Neurology

International Society of EarlyOnset Scoliosis Annual Meeting

(2008) Neurogenic Factors with early onset scoliosis: Recognition Treatment and Outcome

New Delivery Approaches for Pediatric Brain Tumors

(2005) Journal of Neuro-oncology

Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium

(2008) Pushing the Envelope for the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors:The Marriage of Minimalism and Real-time Visualization

Solitary Orbital Infantile Myofibroma A Case Report and Review of the Literature

(2006) Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Spontaneous Cerebral Hemorrhage and Vasospasm in a Child with Congenital Heart Disease

(2007) Neurocritical Care

The Brain and Nervous System Normal and Abnormal Development

(2007) Children with Disabilities, 6th Edition

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Robert Keating, MD