Scientific Education & Advisory Board
Brandon G. Rocque is an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Division of the UAB Department of Neurosurgery. His primary focus is pediatric neurosurgery, including care for cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, pediatric brain tumors, spasticity, peripheral nerve injuries, and Chiari malformation. In addition, Dr. Rocque practices general adult neurosurgery at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, with a focus on care for spinal disorders. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is an active member of the AANS, CNS, the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.
Dr. Rocque’s research focuses on improving the experience of care for children with neurosurgical conditions and their families. He has received research funding to improve the transition process from pediatric to adult care for individuals with spina bifida, and to understand the effects distress and psychosocial risk among families of children with newly diagnosed brain tumors. In addition to those ongoing projects, Dr. Rocque is exploring the psychological effects of a lifetime of neurosurgical encounters for children with hydrocephalus.