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Dr. Brandon G. RocqueProfessor

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Brandon G. Rocque is a professor in the UAB Department of Neurosurgery Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. His primary focus is pediatric neurosurgery, including care for hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Chiari malformation, cerebral palsy, spasticity and peripheral nerve injuries.

He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and is an active member of the AANS, CNS, the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. He serves on the Scientific Education and Advisory Board for the Bobby Jones Chiari and Syringmyelia Foundation and is an investigator in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.

Rocque’s research focuses on improving the experience of pediatric neurosurgery for patients and families. This includes understanding the distress of a new diagnosis, understanding the psychosocial factors that may affect response to treatment and the effects of medical traumatic stress on patients and families. The goal of his research is to optimize the support that patients and families receive during pediatric neurosurgical care. Current projects include a study of the effects of traumatic stress and resilience on children with hydrocephalus and their families, a systematic approach to improving transition to adult care, and work to understand which children are most likely to benefit from Chiari I decompression surgery.


Medical School
Washington University

University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Spine Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Alabama, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Campus Address
Lowder 400

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