T. S. Park, MD

T. S. Park, MD

Margery Campbell Fort Professor of Neurosurgery


  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy for treatment of spastic cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus repair for treatment of birth brachial plexus injury

Call 314-454-2810 for Pediatric Appointments

We work together as a team. We teach the next generation of neurosurgeons, provide highly specialized and compassionate patient care, and advance our specialty of neurosurgery. 

Dr. T. S. Park

Treatment of cerebral palsy through selective dorsal rhizotomy:

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Premedical Course,
Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea 
1965 – 1967

MD, Yonsei University College of Medicine 
Seoul, Korea 


Resident, Neurosurgery
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea 
1971 – 1976

Resident, Neurosurgery 
University of Virginia Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia
1976 – 1980

Resident, Pediatric Surgery
Columbus Children’s Hospital & Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 
1980 – 1981


Research Fellow, Neuropathology
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts 
1979 – 1980

Fellow, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
1981 – 1982

Research Interests

Efficacy of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy; outcome of surgical treatment of birth brachial plexus injury; treatment of syringomyelia associated with Chiari l malformation.

Center for Nerve Injury & Paralysis

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Honors & leadership roles

  • Best Doctors in America 1994 – Present
  • NIH Grant Funding as Principal Investigator for 22 consecutive years
  • Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award – National Institutes of Health, 1999-2006 
  • Richard Winn, M.D. Prize For Meritorious Research, Society of Neurological Surgeons, 2008
  • Distinguished  Faculty  Clinician Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2011.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award from Washington University Alumni Association, 2013  
  • Proclamation of September 9, 2017, as Dr. T.S. Park Day by Governor of State Missouri and Mayor of City of St. Louis in recognition of bringing international and out of state patients to St. Louis for selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Establishment of T.S. Park, MD, Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 2019
  • Journal Editorial Board: Child’s Nervous System 1993 – 2016, Pediatric Neurosurgery 1996 – 2003, Journal of Neurosurgery  2004 – 2006, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2006 – 2009, Chairman 2009-2010
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery: Director and Executive Committee member 2002 – 2014, Secretary/Treasurer 2002 – 2009, Chairman 2009-2014
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery: Director 2005 – 2011, Vice-Chairman 2010-2011, Executive Committee 2010-2011, Chair, ABMS Committee 2011 – 2016
  • American Board of Medical Specialtie: Director At Large, Board of Directors,  2008 – 2016
  • Member, State Outreach Program Task Force, 2010
  • Chairman, Health and Public Policy Task Force, 2011
  • Chairman, Health and Public Policy Committee 2011-2013

Board certification

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery (1996)
American Board of Neurological Surgery (1985)
Korean Board of Neurological Surgery (1976)

Hospital appointments

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital