Washington University pediatric neurosurgeons provide comprehensive care for individuals with Chiari type I and type II malformations. We offer advanced diagnostic evaluations, including MRI imaging with dynamic flow and pulsatility analysis, and the full spectrum of Chiari decompression surgical approaches.

Our expertise encompasses spinal dysplasia, spinal deformity, cervical instability and atlantoaxial instability. As the principal site for the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium, we also have extensive experience in the management of Chiari associated with syringomyelia and hydromyelia.


Mary Amann, Executive Director, Department of Neurosurgery

Mersiha Menkovic, Office Manager, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Shannon Dobbs, Medical Secretary

Lindsay Teeter, Medical Secretary

Christine Wu, Medical Secretary

Kari McCarthy, Medical Assistant

Deanna Walter, Physical Therapist

Diego Morales, Clinical Research Coordinator

Tammy Bethel-Anderson, Data Coordinator

Thanda Meehan RN, BSN, Clinical Research Specialist

Brittney Young, Social Worker

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