David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD

T.S. Park, MD, Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine and neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director

Specialties

  • Chiari malformations
  • Brain Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Spine
  • Syringomyelia

Call 314-454-2810 for Pediatric Appointments


As a pediatric neurosurgeon, my most rewarding experience is developing long-term relationships with my patients and watching them develop into young men and women. It just feels like family.

Dr. Limbrick

Education

BS, Biology, College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
1992-1995

MD, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1995-2001

PhD, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1995-2001

Residency

Intern, General Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
2001-2002

Resident, Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine 
St. Louis, Missouri 
2002-2007

Fellowship

Senior Registrar, Neurological Surgery
Beaumont Hospital 
Dublin, Ireland 
2005

Fellow, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
St. Louis Children’s Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
2007-2008


Research focus

Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, advanced imaging, multicenter research, clinical trials

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Honors & leadership roles

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in St. Louis
  • Top 10% of All Faculty Physicians, Patient Satisfaction, Washington University Physicians
  • Humanism in Medicine Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • AANS Young Neurosurgeon’s Committee Public Service Award for Hydrocephalus in Haiti
  • Innovator Award, Hydrocephalus Association
  • Medical Advisory Board and Advocacy Committee, Hydrocephalus Association
  • Advisory Board, Cure Hydrocephalus
  • Executive Committee and Chair of Biospecimens and Imaging, Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
  • Executive Council, Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation
  • Principal Investigator, Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium
  • Director, Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics; Fluids and Barriers of the CNS; Neurosurgery: Open

Board certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery (2013)
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery (2014)


Hospital appointments

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital