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Benjamin C Warf, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery
InstitutionChildren's Hospital Boston
DepartmentNeurosurgery
AddressChildren's Hospital
Surgery ( Neurosurgery)
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/635-6008
Fax617/730-0906

 Mentoring 
 completed student projects
Evaluating the efficacy of endoscopic surgery to treat hydrocephalus in the developing world
Summer, 05/01/13 - 08/15/13
Evaluating the sequelae of two neurosurgical treatments for neurocognitive development in Uganda infants with post-infection hydrocephalous
International/Summer, 06/17/13 - 08/09/13
Retrospective Review: Clinical Outcomes of Spinal Cord Untethering in Myelomeningocele Patients Prior to Scoliosis Correction
Summer, 06/07/12 - 08/30/12
Rate of Shunt Failure after ETV and ETV-CPC Treatment for Hydrocephalus in rural Uganda
International, 06/12/11 - 08/08/11
A Retrospective Review of Outcomes with the Codman Bactiseal Universal Shunt verses the Chhabra Shunt
International, 06/13/12 - 07/28/12
Retrospective Review: Clinical Outcomes of Spinal Cord Untethering in Myelomeningocele Patients Prior to Scoliosis Correction
Summer, 01/24/12 - 01/24/13

 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Stagno V, Mugamba J, Ssenyonga P, Kaaya BN, Warf BC. Presentation, pathology, and treatment outcome of brain tumors in 172 consecutive children at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda. The predominance of the visible diagnosis and the uncertainties of epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jan; 30(1):137-46.
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  2. Kiwanuka J, Bazira J, Mwanga J, Tumusiime D, Nyesigire E, Lwanga N, Warf BC, Kapur V, Poss M, Schiff SJ. The microbial spectrum of neonatal sepsis in Uganda: recovery of culturable bacteria in mother-infant pairs. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72775.
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  3. Warf BC. Congenital idiopathic hydrocephalus of infancy: the results of treatment by endoscopic third ventriculostomy with or without choroid plexus cauterization and suggestions for how it works. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Jun; 29(6):935-40.
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  4. Warf BC, Bhai S, Kulkarni AV, Mugamba J. Shunt survival after failed endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Dec; 10(6):463-70.
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  5. Singla A, Silvera VM, Ciarlini P, Warf BC. Dysplastic-reactive choroid plexus presenting as an intramedullary tumor of the cervicomedullary junction in a patient with myelomeningocele. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Nov; 10(5):406-10.
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  6. Schiff SJ, Ranjeva SL, Sauer TD, Warf BC. Rainfall drives hydrocephalus in East Africa. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 10(3):161-7.
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  7. Warf BC, Tracy S, Mugamba J. Long-term outcome for endoscopic third ventriculostomy alone or in combination with choroid plexus cauterization for congenital aqueductal stenosis in African infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 10(2):108-11.
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  8. Warf BC. Educate one to save a few. Educate a few to save many. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb; 79(2 Suppl):S15.e15-8.
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  9. Patel KB, Taghinia AH, Proctor MR, Warf BC, Greene AK. Extradural myelomeningocele reconstruction using local turnover fascial flaps and midline linear skin closure. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Nov; 65(11):1569-72.
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  10. Jernigan SC, Berry JG, Graham DA, Bauer SB, Karlin LI, Hobbs NM, Scott RM, Warf BC. Risk factors of sudden death in young adult patients with myelomeningocele. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 9(2):149-55.
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  11. Warf BC. The impact of combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization on the management of pediatric hydrocephalus in developing countries. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb; 79(2 Suppl):S23.e13-5.
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  12. Warf BC, Alkire BC, Bhai S, Hughes C, Schiff SJ, Vincent JR, Meara JG. Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 8(5):509-21.
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  13. Warf BC, Dagi AR, Kaaya BN, Schiff SJ. Five-year survival and outcome of treatment for postinfectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 8(5):502-8.
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  14. Warf BC, Dewan M, Mugamba J. Management of Dandy-Walker complex-associated infant hydrocephalus by combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Oct; 8(4):377-83.
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  15. Warf BC. Hydrocephalus associated with neural tube defects: characteristics, management, and outcome in sub-Saharan Africa. Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Oct; 27(10):1589-94.
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  16. Warf BC, Campbell JW, Riddle E. Initial experience with combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization for post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity: the importance of prepontine cistern status and the predictive value of FIESTA MRI imaging. Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Jul; 27(7):1063-71.
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  17. Warf BC, Wright EJ, Kulkarni AV. Factors affecting survival of infants with myelomeningocele in southeastern Uganda. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 7(2):127-33.
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  18. Li L, Padhi A, Ranjeva SL, Donaldson SC, Warf BC, Mugamba J, Johnson D, Opio Z, Jayarao B, Kapur V, Poss M, Schiff SJ. Association of bacteria with hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):73-87.
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  19. Warf BC, Stagno V, Mugamba J. Encephalocele in Uganda: ethnic distinctions in lesion location, endoscopic management of hydrocephalus, and survival in 110 consecutive children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):88-93.
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  20. Kulkarni AV, Warf BC, Drake JM, Mallucci CL, Sgouros S, Constantini S. Surgery for hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa versus developed nations: a risk-adjusted comparison of outcome. Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Dec; 26(12):1711-7.
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  21. Warf BC. Pediatric hydrocephalus in East Africa: prevalence, causes, treatments, and strategies for the future. World Neurosurg. 2010 Apr; 73(4):296-300.
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  22. Warf BC, Mugamba J, Kulkarni AV. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus in Uganda: report of a scoring system that predicts success. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 5(2):143-8.
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  23. Warf BC, Kulkarni AV. Intraoperative assessment of cerebral aqueduct patency and cisternal scarring: impact on success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in 403 African children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 5(2):204-9.
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  24. Warf B, Ondoma S, Kulkarni A, Donnelly R, Ampeire M, Akona J, Kabachelor CR, Mulondo R, Nsubuga BK. Neurocognitive outcome and ventricular volume in children with myelomeningocele treated for hydrocephalus in Uganda. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Dec; 4(6):564-70.
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  25. Warf BC. Neurosurgical humanitarian aid. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 4(1):1-2; discussion 2-3.
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  26. Boling W, Palade A, Wabulya A, Longoni N, Warf B, Nestor S, Alpitsis R, Bittar R, Howard C, Andermann F. Surgery for pharmacoresistant epilepsy in the developing world: A pilot study. Epilepsia. 2009 May; 50(5):1256-61.
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  27. Warf BC, Campbell JW. Combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization as primary treatment of hydrocephalus for infants with myelomeningocele: long-term results of a prospective intent-to-treat study in 115 East African infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Nov; 2(5):310-6.
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  28. Cappabianca P, Cinalli G, Gangemi M, Brunori A, Cavallo LM, de Divitiis E, Decq P, Delitala A, Di Rocco F, Frazee J, Godano U, Grotenhuis A, Longatti P, Mascari C, Nishihara T, Oi S, Rekate H, Schroeder HW, Souweidane MM, Spennato P, Tamburrini G, Teo C, Warf B, Zymberg ST. Application of neuroendoscopy to intraventricular lesions. Neurosurgery. 2008 Feb; 62 Suppl 2:575-97; discussion 597-8.
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  29. Warf BC. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization for pediatric hydrocephalus. Clin Neurosurg. 2007; 54:78-82.
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  30. Warf BC. Comparison of endoscopic third ventriculostomy alone and combined with choroid plexus cauterization in infants younger than 1 year of age: a prospective study in 550 African children. J Neurosurg. 2005 Dec; 103(6 Suppl):475-81.
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  31. Warf BC. Comparison of 1-year outcomes for the Chhabra and Codman-Hakim Micro Precision shunt systems in Uganda: a prospective study in 195 children. J Neurosurg. 2005 May; 102(4 Suppl):358-62.
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  32. Warf BC. Hydrocephalus in Uganda: the predominance of infectious origin and primary management with endoscopic third ventriculostomy. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jan; 102(1 Suppl):1-15.
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  33. Sacco DJ, Tylkowski CM, Warf BC. Nonselective partial dorsal rhizotomy: a clinical experience with 1-year follow-Up. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2000 Mar; 32(3):114-8.
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  34. Warf BC, Donnelly MB, Schwartz RW, Sloan DA. Interpreting the judgment of surgical faculty regarding resident competence. J Surg Res. 1999 Sep; 86(1):29-35.
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  35. Warf BC, Donnelly MB, Schwartz RW, Sloan DA. The relative contributions of interpersonal and specific clinical skills to the perception of global clinical competence. J Surg Res. 1999 Sep; 86(1):17-23.
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  36. Fowler CL, Pulito AR, Warf BC, Vandenbrink KD. Separation of complex pygopagus conjoined twins. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Apr; 34(4):619-22.
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  37. Becherer TA, Davis DG, Hodes JE, Warf BC. Intracavernous teratoma in a school-aged child. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Mar; 30(3):135-9.
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  38. Kriss VM, Kriss TC, Warf BC. Dorsal tethering bands of the meningocele manque: sonographic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Nov; 167(5):1293-4.
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  39. Kriss TC, Kriss VM, Warf BC. Cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis: case report. Neurosurgery. 1996 Aug; 39(2):385-9.
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  40. Warf BC, Nelson KR. The electromyographic responses to dorsal rootlet stimulation during partial dorsal rhizotomy are inconsistent. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1996 Jul; 25(1):13-9.
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  41. Kriss VM, Kriss TC, Desai NS, Warf BC. Occult spinal dysraphism in the infant. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1995 Dec; 34(12):650-4.
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  42. Kriss TC, Kriss VM, Warf BC. Recurrent meningitis: the search for the dermoid or epidermoid tumor. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1995 Aug; 14(8):697-700.
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  43. Kriss TC, Warf BC. Cervical paraspinous desmoid tumor in a child: case report. Neurosurgery. 1994 Nov; 35(5):956-9; discussion 959.
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  44. Warf BC, Scott RM, Barnes PD, Hendren WH. Tethered spinal cord in patients with anorectal and urogenital malformations. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1993; 19(1):25-30.
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  45. Warf BC, Fok-Seang J, Miller RH. Evidence for the ventral origin of oligodendrocyte precursors in the rat spinal cord. J Neurosci. 1991 Aug; 11(8):2477-88.
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  46. Mapstone TB, Warf BC. Intracranial tumor in infants: characteristics, management, and outcome of a contemporary series. Neurosurgery. 1991 Mar; 28(3):343-8.
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  47. Warf BC, Mapstone TB. Ventral brain-stem compression from a subarachnoid ependymal cyst. Childs Nerv Syst. 1990 Jun; 6(4):225-7.
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  48. Lazebnik N, Pazmino R, Dierker LR, Takaoka Y, Warf BC. Maternal intracranial hemorrhage complicating severe superimposed preeclampsia. A case report. J Reprod Med. 1989 Oct; 34(10):857-60.
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  49. Povirk LF, Dattagupta N, Warf BC, Goldberg IH. Neocarzinostatin chromophore binds to deoxyribonucleic acid by intercalation. Biochemistry. 1981 Jul 7; 20(14):4007-14.
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