Scientific Education & Advisory Board
Dr. Jennifer Strahle is a pediatric neurosurgeon-scientist at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and leads the neurosurgical fetal myelomeningocele and pediatric cerebrovascular programs while also caring for a large number of children with tumors of the brain and spine and a wide variety of pediatric neurosurgical conditions. She has an NIH R01-funded basic science research lab investigating the role of iron and hemoglobin in the pathogenesis of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage-induced hydrocephalus. Her clinical research focuses on the interaction between Chiari malformation, scoliosis, and syringomyelia. Dr. Strahle obtained her medical degree from the University in Minnesota in 2008 and completed her residency in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan. She completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and complex pediatric spinal deformity at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL and has been on the faculty at Washington University since 2016. She is a member of the SRS AANS, CNS, ASPN, WINS, and AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery.