Matthew Douglas Smyth MD, FACS, FFAP

Co-Director, Washington University Pediatric Epilepsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Co-Director, SLCH Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

Clinical Interests
Pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy, craniosynostosis, craniofacial surgery, brain tumors, neuro-endoscopy, chiari malformation, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, syringomyelia, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, cortical dysplasia, minimally invasive laser ablation for epilepsy and brain tumors, minimally invasive robotic neurosurgery

Research Interests
Focal cortical cooling for epilepsy, cortical dysplasia, advanced brain imaging, brain stimulation for epilepsy, genetic correlates of craniosynostosis.

Education
BA, Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
1989-1992

MD, University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
1992-1996

Residency
Intern, General Surgery
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine
Irvine, California
1996 – 1997

Resident, Neurological Surgery
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine
Irvine, California
July 1997- December 1997

Resident, Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
December 1997 – June 2001

Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
2002

Fellowship
Fellow, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
2002 – 2003