We are honored and excited to announce that Benjamin Warf, MD is joining our faculty this June in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Warf is scheduled to give the Keynote Address during lunch on Saturday June 30th. His Inspirational Keynote Address will encompass his work treating hydrocephalus in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Warf began his career in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Boston in 1991 as the first Pediatric Fellow in Neurological Surgery. In 2000, he and his family moved to Uganda to help found a hospital for pediatric neurosurgery with CURE International, a non-profit Christian medical mission organization. While at CURE, Dr. Warf served as Medical Director and established the only pediatric neurosurgery hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Warf was the first to identify neonatal infection as the chief cause of pediatric hydrocephalus in a developing country and remains involved in working to uncover its pathogenesis in order to ultimately construct prevention strategies. He developed a novel surgical technique for treating hydrocephalus in infants, combining endoscopic third ventriculostomy with bilateral choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC). Since returning to the United States, Dr. Warf has investigated the role of ETV/CPC in North American infants, and also continues to work in international neurosurgery development. He rejoined the team at Children’s Boston in 2009, and was appointed Director of Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery.
It’s not too late to join us! Register today to hear Dr. Warf and many other speakers at the 12th National Conference on Hydrocephalus: Getting to the Heart of Hydrocephalus.