Robert Keating, M.D., is currently Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at Children’s National Hospital. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, he completed a 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 1991—1994. 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 Children’s.
Dr. Keating's past appointments include the President of the Medical Staff at Children’s National, as well as Head of Credentials. He 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.