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Jeffrey R Leonard, MD

Dr. Leonard is a pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in treating spine and neck disorders, congenital spinal disorders, neuro oncology, spastic cerebral palsy surgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy, craniosynostosis, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus palsy, brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele and Chiari malformation. Dr. Leonard has been recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurosurgery
46
Male
2003
2003
Neurosurgery-Pediatric
Siteman Cancer Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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).

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).

 

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Education

Medical School: University of Washington Seattle
Internship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

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.

PMID:
21361761
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsGlioblastoma in children: a single-institution experience.Perkins SM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, El Naqa I, Michalski JM, Simpson JR, Limbrick DL, Park TS, Mansur DB.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jul 15;80(4):1117-21. Epub 2011 Jan 8.

PMID:
21220190
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFactors associated with cervical spine injury in children after blunt trauma.Leonard JC, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock-Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Borgialli D, Donoghue A, Hoyle JD Jr, Kim E, Leonard JR, Lillis KA, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rebella G, Reeves SD, Rogers AJ, Stankovic C, Teshome G, Jaffe DM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network.Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug;58(2):145-55. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

PMID:
21035905
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsImplementation 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.

PMID:
20960327
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPostoperative imaging surveillance in pediatric pilocytic astrocytomas.Dorward IG, Luo J, Perry A, Gutmann DH, Mansur DB, Rubin JB, Leonard JR.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Oct;6(4):346-52.

PMID:
20887107
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRadiation 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.

PMID:
20421157
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRosette-forming glioneuronal tumors of the posterior fossa.Shah MN, Leonard JR, Perry A.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Jan;5(1):98-103.

PMID:
20043744
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citations19F- and fluorescently labeled micelles as nanoscopic assemblies for chemotherapeutic delivery.Du W, Xu Z, Nyström AM, Zhang K, Leonard JR, Wooley KL.Bioconjug Chem. 2008 Dec;19(12):2492-8.

PMID:
19049473
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsUse of thalidomide to diminish growth velocity in a life-threatening congenital intracranial hemangioma.Frei-Jones M, McKinstry RC, Perry A, Leonard JR, Park TS, Rubin JB.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Aug;2(2):125-9.

PMID:
18671617
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsPhysician agreement with evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury in children.Dean NP, Boslaugh S, Adelson PD, Pineda JA, Leonard JR.J Neurosurg. 2007 Nov;107(5 Suppl):387-91.

PMID:
18459901
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPseudotumor cerebri following tapered corticosteroid treatment in an 8-month-old infant.Ray WZ, Lee A, Blackburn SL, Lueder GT, Leonard JR.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jan;1(1):88-90.

PMID:
18352810
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLong-term outcome in children treated for craniopharyngioma with and without radiotherapy.Lin LL, El Naqa I, Leonard JR, Park TS, Hollander AS, Michalski JM, Mansur DB.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Feb;1(2):126-30.

PMID:
18352781
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCumulative diagnostic radiation exposure in children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts: a review.Smyth MD, Narayan P, Tubbs RS, Leonard JR, Park TS, Loukas M, Grabb PA.Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Apr;24(4):493-7. Epub 2008 Jan 8. Review.

PMID:
18180935
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsDistinct genetic signatures among pilocytic astrocytomas relate to their brain region origin.Sharma MK, Mansur DB, Reifenberger G, Perry A, Leonard JR, Aldape KD, Albin MG, Emnett RJ, Loeser S, Watson MA, Nagarajan R, Gutmann DH.Cancer Res. 2007 Feb 1;67(3):890-900.

PMID:
17283119
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsPediatric neurosurgical injuries associated with all-terrain vehicle accidents: a 10-year experience at St. Louis Children's Hospital.Mangano FT, Menendez JA, Smyth MD, Leonard JR, Narayan P, Park TS.J Neurosurg. 2006 Jul;105(1 Suppl):2-5.

PMID:
16871862
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSimultaneous 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.

PMID:
16575292
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPediatric atlantoaxial fixation with bilateral, crossing C-2 translaminar screws. Technical note.Leonard JR, Wright NM.J Neurosurg. 2006 Jan;104(1 Suppl):59-63.

PMID:
16509484
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEarly programmable valve malfunctions in pediatric hydrocephalus.Mangano FT, Menendez JA, Habrock T, Narayan P, Leonard JR, Park TS, Smyth MD.J Neurosurg. 2005 Dec;103(6 Suppl):501-7.

PMID:
16383248
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUse of rapid-sequence magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of hydrocephalus in children.Ashley WW Jr, McKinstry RC, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Lee BC, Park TS.J Neurosurg. 2005 Aug;103(2 Suppl):124-30.

PMID:
16370277
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMixed glioneuronal tumors of the spinal cord in two children.Syed S, Rajaram V, Leonard JR, Perry A, Raghavan R.Acta Neuropathol. 2006 Jan;111(1):53-5. Epub 2005 Nov 23. No abstract available.

PMID:
16328529
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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