Dr. Benjamin Warf to be named Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair

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ben_warfWe are pleased to announce yet another esteemed recognition for pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Warf. On Wednesday, Dr. Warf will be named the inaugural incumbent Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Warf currently serves at the Boston Children’s Hospital as an Associate in Neurosurgery and Director of Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery, as well as serving as Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard University. CURE supporters may know Dr. Warf best as the founding Medical Director of CURE Uganda. He currently serves on CURE’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Warf earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1984. In 2000, Dr. Warf, his wife, and their six children left the United States to serve at CURE Uganda. While there, he pioneered the ETV/CPC procedure for treating hydrocephalus, which has since revolutionized the treatment of hydrocephalus worldwide.

Wednesday’s honor will be the latest in a long line of accolades for Dr. Warf. Amongst many other awards and achievements, Dr. Warf was recognized by the MacArthur Foundation in 2012, at which time he was made a Fellow and awarded the Genius Grant.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Warf on his most recent accomplishment!