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Matthew Douglas Smyth, MD

Dr. Smyth is a pediatric neurosurgeon who treats children with epilepsy, craniosynostosis, tuberous sclerosis, cortical dysplasia, hydrocephalus, spasticity, myelomeningocele and spina bifida, Chiari malformations, congenital disorders of the brain and spine, brain and spinal injuries, arteriovenous malformations and Moyamoya disease. He offers endoscopic craniosynostosis repair for patients with craniosynostosis, and performs Gamma Knife radiosurgery in children. Dr. Smyth has been recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurosurgery
41
Male
2003
2003
Neurosurgery-Pediatric - certified
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
314.454.4454
  
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Education

Medical School: University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
Internship: University of California-Irvine Medical Center
Residency: University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Birmingham Alabama

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
IPA Secondary to Medicare
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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Recurrent pleural effusion without intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter: A case report.Chuen-Im P, Smyth MD, Segura B, Ferkol T, Rivera-Spoljaric K.Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jan;47(1):91-5. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21510. Epub 2011 Aug 24.

PMID:
22170808
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsCharacterization 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]

PMID:
22067422
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsFocal cooling devices for the surgical treatment of epilepsy.Smyth MD, Rothman SM.Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Oct;22(4):533-46, vii.

PMID:
21939851
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsOligodendrogliomas 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.

PMID:
21842314
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsEndoscopically assisted versus open repair of sagittal craniosynostosis: the St. Louis Children's Hospital experience.Shah MN, Kane AA, Petersen JD, Woo AS, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Aug;8(2):165-70.

PMID:
21806358
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPreventing cerebrospinal fluid leak following transection of a tight filum terminale.Chern JJ, Tubbs RS, Patel AJ, Gordon AS, Bandt SK, Smyth MD, Jea A, Oakes WJ.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jul;8(1):35-8.

PMID:
21721886
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsResting-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.

PMID:
21709227
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsDecoding 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.

PMID:
21690116
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPatients 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 citationsExtratemporal, 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.

PMID:
21284465
[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 citationsIdiopathic syrinx in the pediatric population: a combined center experience.Magge SN, Smyth MD, Governale LS, Goumnerova L, Madsen J, Munro B, Nalbach SV, Proctor MR, Scott RM, Smith ER.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan;7(1):30-6.

PMID:
21194284
[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 citationsComplete 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.

PMID:
20809710
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsNeurosurgical 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.

PMID:
20809705
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCopy number variation analysis in single-suture craniosynostosis: multiple rare variants including RUNX2 duplication in two cousins with metopic craniosynostosis.Mefford HC, Shafer N, Antonacci F, Tsai JM, Park SS, Hing AV, Rieder MJ, Smyth MD, Speltz ML, Eichler EE, Cunningham ML.Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Sep;152A(9):2203-10.

PMID:
20683987
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated 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 citationsComparison of perceptions and treatment practices between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons for infants with deformational plagiocephaly.Lee A, Van Pelt AE, Kane AA, Pilgram TK, Govier DP, Woo AS, Smyth MD.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):368-74.

PMID:
20367342
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPreoperative sensorimotor mapping in brain tumor patients using spontaneous fluctuations in neuronal activity imaged with functional magnetic resonance imaging: initial experience.Zhang D, Johnston JM, Fox MD, Leuthardt EC, Grubb RL, Chicoine MR, Smyth MD, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME, Shimony JS.Neurosurgery. 2009 Dec;65(6 Suppl):226-36.

PMID:
19934999
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsHemispherotomy: 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.

PMID:
19795963
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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