Samer Elbabaa, MD - Division Director of Neurosurgery (Click on the link to view postcard)
"Our door is open 24/7 to community physicians, surgical specialists and their patients. We welcome all referrals and questions." ~Dr. Elbabaa
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Samer K. Elbabaa, MD, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cardinal Glennon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Elbabaa previously held the positions of Attending Staff Neurosurgeon and Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumor Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
"There is a great potential to build an even better neurosurgery program with advanced sub-specialty lines at Cardinal Glennon," Dr. Elbabaa says. "I look forward to collaborating with multiple inpatient services and community pediatricians to advance the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and provide exceptional care."
Dr. Elbabaa’s clinical practice will focus on all aspects of general and sub-specialized pediatric neurosurgery. His clinical areas of interest include pediatric brain and spinal tumors, minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, pediatric craniofacial surgery, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, epilepsy surgery, and cranio-cervical conjunction anomalies.
Dr. Elbabaa’s training and clinical experience enables him to provide a balanced approach to a wide variety of pediatric neurosurgical disorders ranging from complex microsurgical treatments to minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.
In addition to clinical advancements, Dr. Elbabaa also plans to enhance minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgical research efforts at Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University. "One of my goals is to improve techniques and approaches in pediatric cranial and spinal surgery while building a state of the art neuroendoscopy program," Dr. Elbabaa says, adding, "My team and I can assure primary care physicians that we will provide their patients with top notch care, assure their satisfaction, and practice good communication regarding the status of their patients."