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T. S. Park, MD

Dr. Park specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and treating children with cerebral palsy using the surgical procedure selective dorsal rhizotomy. Dr. Park is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurosurgery
Male
1982
1982
Korean
Neurosurgery-Pediatric - certified
Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's 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).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
4Th Floor Suite E
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.2810
 
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Education

Medical School: Yonsei University Seoul South Korea
Internship: Ohio State University Medical School
Residency: University of Virginia Charlottesville Virginia
Fellowship: University of Toronto Ontario Canada
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Cambridge Massachusetts

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 Health 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

Peri-operative pain management in children with cerebral palsy: comparative efficacy of epidural vs systemic analgesia protocols.

Moore RP, Wester T, Sunder R, Schrock C, Park TS.

Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Aug;23(8):720-5. doi: 10.1111/pan.12187. Epub 2013 May 18.

PMID:
23682965
[PubMed - in process]

Clinical outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy in an adult population.

Reynolds MR, Ray WZ, Strom RG, Blackburn SL, Lee A, Park TS.

World Neurosurg. 2011 Jan;75(1):138-44. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.09.010.

PMID:
21492678
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Engsberg JR, Park TS.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Mar;1(3):177; discussion 178-9. doi: 10.3171/PED/2008/1/3/177. No abstract available.

PMID:
18352759
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Predicting functional change from preintervention measures in selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Engsberg JR, Ross SA, Collins DR, Park TS.

J Neurosurg. 2007 Apr;106(4 Suppl):282-7.

PMID:
17465361
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Selective dorsal rhizotomy and postoperative pain management. A worldwide survey.

Hesselgard K, Reinstrup P, Stromblad LG, Undén J, Romner B.

Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007;43(2):107-12.

PMID:
17337921
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Spasticity and strength changes as a function of selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Engsberg JR, Olree KS, Ross SA, Park TS.

Neurosurg Focus. 1998 Jan 15;4(1):e4.

PMID:
17206774
[PubMed]

Quadriceps and hamstring strength changes as a function of selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery and rehabilitation.

Ross SA, Engsberg JR, Olree KS, Park TS.

Pediatr Phys Ther. 2001 Spring;13(1):2-9.

PMID:
17053644
[PubMed]

Surgical techniques of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy. Technical note.

Park TS, Johnston JM.

Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Aug 15;21(2):e7.

PMID:
16918228
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A review of orthopedic surgeries after selective dorsal rhizotomy.

O'Brien DF, Park TS.

Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Aug 15;21(2):e2. Review.

PMID:
16918223
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of selective dorsal rhizotomy in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.

Engsberg JR, Ross SA, Collins DR, Park TS.

J Neurosurg. 2006 Jul;105(1 Suppl):8-15.

PMID:
16871864
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Effect of selective dorsal rhizotomy on need for orthopedic surgery for spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy: long-term outcome analysis in relation to age.

O'Brien DF, Park TS, Puglisi JA, Collins DR, Leuthardt EC.

J Neurosurg. 2004 Aug;101(1 Suppl):59-63.

PMID:
16206973
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthopedic surgery after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia in relation to ambulatory status and age.

O'Brien DF, Park TS, Puglisi JA, Collins DR, Leuthardt EC, Leonard JR.

J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul;103(1 Suppl):5-9.

PMID:
16121998
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hand somatosensory cortex activity following selective dorsal rhizotomy: report of three cases with fMRI.

Ojemann JG, McKinstry RC, Mukherjee P, Park TS, Burton H.

Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Feb;21(2):115-21. Epub 2004 Dec 4.

PMID:
15580514
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in hip spasticity and strength following selective dorsal rhizotomy and physical therapy for spastic cerebral palsy.

Engsberg JR, Ross SA, Wagner JM, Park TS.

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2002 Apr;44(4):220-6.

PMID:
11995889
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Objective measurement of muscle strength in children with spastic diplegia after selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Buckon CE, Thomas SS, Harris GE, Piatt JH Jr, Aiona MD, Sussman MD.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Apr;83(4):454-60.

PMID:
11932845
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Selective dorsal rhizotomy: an excellent therapeutic option for spastic cerebral palsy.

Park TS.

Clin Neurosurg. 2000;47:422-39. Review. No abstract available.

PMID:
11197715
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in synergistic movement patterns after selective dorsal rhizotomy.

Olree KS, Engsberg JR, Ross SA, Park TS.

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2000 May;42(5):297-303.

PMID:
10855649
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Electrophysiological evidence for afferent nerve fibers in human ventral roots.

Phillips LH 2nd, Park TS, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CL.

Muscle Nerve. 2000 Mar;23(3):410-5.

PMID:
10679718
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Transient paralysis after intrathecal bolus of baclofen for the treatment of post-selective dorsal rhizotomy pain in children.

Soliman IE, Park TS, Berkelhamer MC.

Anesth Analg. 1999 Nov;89(5):1233-5. No abstract available.

PMID:
10553840
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in ankle spasticity and strength following selective dorsal rhizotomy and physical therapy for spastic cerebral palsy.

Engsberg JR, Ross SA, Park TS.

J Neurosurg. 1999 Nov;91(5):727-32.

PMID:
10541227
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]