Texas Medical Center
6701 Fannin Street
Mark A. Wallace Tower, Level 9
Houston, TX 77030
William E. Whitehead, MD, MPH
Dr. Whitehead’s primary clinical interests relate to the treatment of hydrocephalus, complex shunt problems, spina bifida and other congenital malformations of the nervous system, brain and spine tumors, vascular malformations, and skull base diseases. Dr. Whitehead’s research focuses on hydrocephalus and fetal myelomeningocele repair. He has a major grant from PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) which focuses on the surgical treatment of hydrocephalus.
Board Certifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2008 American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2011
Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle CJ, Naftel RP, Alvey J, Reeder RW, Holubkov R, Browd S, Cochrane D, Limbrick D, Simon T, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kestle J for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Choroid Plexus Cauterization in Infant Hydrocephalus: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Prospective Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2017 (accepted).
C Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove N, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzellee C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N. Reinfection after treatment of first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection: a prospective observational cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2017 (accepted).
Cherian J, Belfort MA, Shamshirsaz AA, Espinoza J, Olutoye OA, Cass DL, Olutoye OO, Whitehead WE. Two-Port Endoscopic Fetal Closure of Myelomeningocele, Videoscopy 2017, DOI: 10.1089/vor.2017.0452.
Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Bednov A, Shamshirsaz AA. A Low Fidelity Simulator for the Standardized Training of Fetoscopic Myelomeningocele Repair. Obstet Gynecol 2017; (accepted).
Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Whitehead WE, Browd S, Rozzelle C, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Oakes WJ, Drake J, Luerssen TG, Kestle J for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. Shunting Outcomes in Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: results of a HCRN prospective Cohort Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2017 Jul; 20(1): 19-29.
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