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David D Limbrick, MD, PhD

Dr Limbrick is a pediatric neurosurgeon who focuses on treating children with epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain tumors and performing epilepsy surgery, neuro-endoscopy, deep brain stimulation, radiosurgery, and pediatric spinal surgery. Dr. Limbrick has been recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurosurgery
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).


  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
One Children's Place
Suite 4S20
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Medical School: Medical College of Virginia Richmond
Internship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis County Hospital

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Characterization of the Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome and Seizure Outcome Following Medial Frontal Lobe Resections in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery.

Kasasbeh AS, Yarbrough CK, Limbrick DD, Steger-May K, Leach JL, Mangano FT, Smyth MD.

Neurosurgery. 2011 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]

[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Oligodendrogliomas in children.

Creach KM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Dacey R, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Grubb RL Jr, Linette GP, King AA, Michalski JM, Park TS, Perry A, Simpson JR, Mansur DB.

J Neurooncol. 2012 Jan;106(2):377-82. Epub 2011 Aug 13.

[PubMed - in process]

Resting-state activity in development and maintenance of normal brain function.

Pizoli CE, Shah MN, Snyder AZ, Shimony JS, Limbrick DD, Raichle ME, Schlaggar BL, Smyth MD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 12;108(28):11638-43. Epub 2011 Jun 27.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Decoding motor signals from the pediatric cortex: implications for brain-computer interfaces in children.

Breshears JD, Gaona CM, Roland JL, Sharma M, Anderson NR, Bundy DT, Freudenburg ZV, Smyth MD, Zempel J, Limbrick DD, Smart WD, Leuthardt EC.

Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):e160-8. Epub 2011 Jun 20.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Patients with Chiari malformation Type I presenting with acute neurological deficits: case series.

Yarbrough CK, Powers AK, Park TS, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Mar;7(3):244-7.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Extratemporal, nonlesional epilepsy in children: postsurgical clinical and neurocognitive outcomes.

Dorward IG, Titus JB, Limbrick DD, Johnston JM, Bertrand ME, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Feb;7(2):179-88.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Implementation and preliminary clinical experience with the use of ceiling mounted mobile high field intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging between two operating rooms.

Chicoine MR, Lim CC, Evans JA, Singla A, Zipfel GJ, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Santiago P, Leuthardt EC, Limbrick DD, Dacey RG.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;109:97-102.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Complete versus anterior two-thirds corpus callosotomy in children: analysis of outcome.

Jalilian L, Limbrick DD, Steger-May K, Johnston J, Powers AK, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Sep;6(3):257-66.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Neurosurgical treatment of progressive posthemorrhagic ventricular dilation in preterm infants: a 10-year single-institution study.

Limbrick DD Jr, Mathur A, Johnston JM, Munro R, Sagar J, Inder T, Park TS, Leonard JL, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Sep;6(3):224-30.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood.

Mansur DB, Rubin JB, Kidd EA, King AA, Hollander AS, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD, Park TS, Leonard JR.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 1;79(3):829-34. Epub 2010 Apr 24.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hemispherotomy: efficacy and analysis of seizure recurrence.

Limbrick DD, Narayan P, Powers AK, Ojemann JG, Park TS, Bertrand M, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Oct;4(4):323-32.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Isolated cerebellar Rosai-Dorfman granuloma mimicking Lhermitte-Duclos disease. Case report.

Johnston JM, Limbrick DD, Ray WZ, Brown S, Shimony J, Park TS.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Aug;4(2):118-20.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Traumatic enucleation with avulsion of the ophthalmic artery resulting in aneurysm-like subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Limbrick DD Jr, Behdad A, Derdeyn CP, Custer PL, Zipfel GJ, Santiago P.

J Neurosurg. 2009 Oct;111(4):653-7.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Epilepsy surgery in children with seizures arising from the rolandic cortex.

Behdad A, Limbrick DD Jr, Bertrand ME, Smyth MD.

Epilepsia. 2009 Jun;50(6):1450-61. Epub 2008 Nov 19.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Targeted inhibition of cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase-4 promotes brain tumor regression.

Goldhoff P, Warrington NM, Limbrick DD Jr, Hope A, Woerner BM, Jackson E, Perry A, Piwnica-Worms D, Rubin JB.

Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 1;14(23):7717-25.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Spontaneous resolution of Chiari malformation Type I in monozygotic twins.

Miller JH, Limbrick DD, Callen M, Smyth MD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Nov;2(5):317-9.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Combined surgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of cerebral metastases.

Limbrick DD Jr, Lusis EA, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Dacey RG, Dowling JL, Grubb RL, Filiput EA, Drzymala RE, Mansur DB, Simpson JR.

Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar;71(3):280-8, discussion 288-9. Epub 2008 Apr 18.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Activation of a novel injury-induced calcium-permeable channel that plays a key role in causing extended neuronal depolarization and initiating neuronal death in excitotoxic neuronal injury.

Deshpande LS, Limbrick DD Jr, Sombati S, DeLorenzo RJ.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 Aug;322(2):443-52. Epub 2007 May 4.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Outcome following surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal involvement in preadolescent children: emphasis on mesial temporal sclerosis.

Smyth MD, Limbrick DD Jr, Ojemann JG, Zempel J, Robinson S, O'Brien DF, Saneto RP, Goyal M, Appleton RE, Mangano FT, Park TS.

J Neurosurg. 2007 Mar;106(3 Suppl):205-10.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Simultaneous image-guided and endoscopic navigation without rigid cranial fixation: application in infants: technical case report.

Mangano FT, Limbrick DD Jr, Leonard JR, Park TS, Smyth MD.

Neurosurgery. 2006 Apr;58(4 Suppl 2):ONS-E377; discussion ONS-E377.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]