The Washington University in St. Louis recently appointed David D. Limbrick Jr., MD, Ph.D., as the new director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Limbrick’s predecessor in the position of director, Tae Sung Park, MD, has been promoted to the vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.
In addition to his role as a pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. David Limbrick’s research lab focuses on hydrocephalus and Chiari-associated syringomyelia. These rare pediatric neurological conditions affect only 1 in 1000 children, and the efforts made by Dr. Limbrick to advance the treatment of these conditions through surgery and research have helped the lives of many children. Outside of the St. Louis area, Limbrick has traveled to Haiti to treat children with hydrocephalus. Mission partners Keith Rich, MD, Daniel Rieva, MD, and many others from the Washington University community have treated more than 200 children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Having joined the department of neurosurgery in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, he was subsequently promoted to an Associate Professor level in in 2014.
Dr. Limbrick completed his MD at the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology. Following completion of his MD/Ph.D., Dr. Limbirck completed an internship in surgery, a residency in neurosurgery and postdoctoral research, at Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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