Philipp R Aldana

Philipp R Aldana, MD, FAANS, FAAP

Professor; Chief, Division Of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Department: Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 633-0780
Business Email: philipp.aldana@jax.ufl.edu

About Philipp R Aldana

Philipp Aldana, M.D., FAANS, FAAP, is a University of Florida professor of neurosurgery and a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon at UF Health in Jacksonville. He also serves as chief of the UF Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery – Jacksonville. Dr. Aldana received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics in Miami, Florida, as well as a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Primary Children’s Hospital/University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in pediatric nervous system tumors, pediatric spinal surgery, brain injury, neuro-endoscopy, spasticity and moyamoya syndrome.

Additional Positions:
Professor of Neurosurgery
2020 – Current · University of Florida
Chief
2010 – Current · Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
2010 – 2020 · University of Florida
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
2006 – 2010 · University of Florida

Accomplishments

Health Care Hero
2011 · Jacksonville Business Journal

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018
MDT7650 Elect Top/Neurol Surg
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2016
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Areas of Interest
  • Brain tumor – children
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

Research interests include pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric neuro-endoscopy, pedaitric hydrocephalus, cervical spine instrumentation, spina bifida and pediatric epilepsy.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5923-4838

Publications

2024
Long-term outcomes following proton therapy for non-metastatic central nervous system germinoma in children and adolescents.
Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. [DOI] 10.1016/j.radonc.2024.110371. [PMID] 38857699.
2024
Outcomes following proton therapy for pediatric esthesioneuroblastoma.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 71(2) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.30793. [PMID] 38018357.
2024
Pediatric Moyamoya Revascularization Perioperative Care: A Modified Delphi Study.
Neurocritical care. 40(2):587-602 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-023-01788-0. [PMID] 37470933.
2024
The role of occipital condyle and atlas anomalies on occipital cervical fusion outcomes in Chiari malformation type I with syringomyelia: a study from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 34(1):66-74 [DOI] 10.3171/2024.1.PEDS23229. [PMID] 38579359.
2023
Cerebral revascularization surgery reduces cerebrovascular events in children with sickle cell disease and moyamoya syndrome: Results of the stroke in sickle cell revascularization surgery retrospective study.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 70(7) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.30336. [PMID] 37057741.
2023
Comment on: Highlight: Is smoke the signal for surgery? Should the moyamoya syndrome “puff of smoke” trigger cerebral revascularization surgery in children with sickle cell disease?
Pediatric blood & cancer. 70(10) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.30520. [PMID] 37376949.
2023
Practice variability in the perioperative management of pediatric moyamoya disease in North America.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 32(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2023.107029. [PMID] 36706654.
2023
Proton therapy and limited surgery for paediatric and adolescent patients with craniopharyngioma (RT2CR): a single-arm, phase 2 study.
The Lancet. Oncology. 24(5):523-534 [DOI] 10.1016/S1470-2045(23)00146-8. [PMID] 37084748.
2022
Combined Neuroendoscopic Techniques in the Management of Pediatric Brain and Skull Base Tumors: A Single-Institutional Case Series.
World neurosurgery. 164:e134-e142 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.04.045. [PMID] 35439619.
2022
Complications and outcomes of posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty versus without duraplasty for pediatric patients with Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia: a study from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 30(1):39-51 [DOI] 10.3171/2022.2.PEDS21446. [PMID] 35426814.
2022
Economic analysis of a pediatric neurosurgery telemedicine clinic.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 29(5):590-595 [DOI] 10.3171/2021.12.PEDS21403. [PMID] 35120321.
2022
Simultaneous Diagnosis of Craniopharyngioma in 2 Brothers.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 44(1):e260-e263 [DOI] 10.1097/MPH.0000000000002034. [PMID] 33323881.
2022
Socioeconomic and demographic factors in the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 29(3):288-297 [DOI] 10.3171/2021.9.PEDS2185. [PMID] 34861643.
2021
Dural augmentation approaches and complication rates after posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia: a Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 27(4):459-468 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.8.PEDS2087. [PMID] 33578390.
2021
Extradural decompression versus duraplasty in Chiari malformation type I with syrinx: outcomes on scoliosis from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 28(2):167-175 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.12.PEDS20552. [PMID] 34144521.
2021
Intracranial aneurysms in microcephalic primordial dwarfism: a systematic review.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 13(2):171-176 [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-016069. [PMID] 32522788.
2021
Local Control After Proton Therapy for Pediatric Chordoma.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 109(5):1406-1413 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.11.051. [PMID] 33253819.
2021
Outcomes following limited-volume proton therapy for multifocal spinal myxopapillary ependymoma.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 68(3) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.28820. [PMID] 33226179.
2021
Second tumor risk in children treated with proton therapy.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 68(7) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.28941. [PMID] 33565257.
2020
Factors associated with syrinx size in pediatric patients treated for Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia: a study from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 25(6):629-639 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.1.PEDS19493. [PMID] 32114543.
2020
Pediatric neurosurgery in Asia and Australasia: training and clinical practice.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 27(1):93-101 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.6.PEDS20399. [PMID] 33036002.
2020
Prioritizing Pediatricians’ Neurosurgical Education: Results From a National Survey of Primary Care Pediatricians
Clinical Pediatrics. 59(9-10):902-909 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922820928060.
2020
Telemedicine: Providing Access to Care in Pediatric Neurosurgery to Underserved Communities.
World neurosurgery. 138:556-557 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.03.181. [PMID] 32544993.
2019
A De Novo Sphenoparietal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula: Unveiling the Deceitful Culprit.
World neurosurgery. 127:375-380 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.04.120. [PMID] 31009777.
2019
Outcomes Following Proton Therapy for Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 104(1):149-156 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.01.078. [PMID] 30684665.
2019
Radiological and clinical predictors of scoliosis in patients with Chiari malformation type I and spinal cord syrinx from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 24(5):520-527 [DOI] 10.3171/2019.5.PEDS18527. [PMID] 31419800.
2019
Socioeconomic patient benefits of a pediatric neurosurgery telemedicine clinic.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 25(2):204-208 [DOI] 10.3171/2019.8.PEDS1925. [PMID] 31653803.
2019
Surgical Revascularization for Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Moyamoya Disease in the Prevention of Ischemic Strokes: A Single-Center Case Series and a Systematic Review.
World neurosurgery. 123:435-442.e8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.157. [PMID] 30496928.
2018
De Novo Arteriovenous Malformation in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
World neurosurgery. 111:341-345 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.145. [PMID] 29294397.
2018
Early outcomes and patterns of failure following proton therapy for nonmetastatic intracranial nongerminomatous germ cell tumors.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 65(6) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.26997. [PMID] 29380526.
2018
Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: a multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 22(1):81-88 [DOI] 10.3171/2018.1.PEDS17551. [PMID] 29676682.
2018
Identifying Factors Predictive of Atlantoaxial Fusion Failure in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned From a Retrospective Pediatric Craniocervical Society Study.
Spine. 43(11):754-760 [DOI] 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002495. [PMID] 29189644.
2018
Outcomes following proton therapy for pediatric ependymoma.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 57(5):644-648 [DOI] 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1413248. [PMID] 29239262.
2018
Prospective feasibility and safety assessment of surgical biopsy for patients with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Neuro-oncology. 20(11):1547-1555 [DOI] 10.1093/neuonc/noy070. [PMID] 29741745.
2018
Risk of Radiation Vasculopathy and Stroke in Pediatric Patients Treated With Proton Therapy for Brain and Skull Base Tumors.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 101(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.03.027. [PMID] 29730064.
2017
Clinical outcomes following proton therapy for children with central nervous system tumors referred overseas.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 64(12) [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.26654. [PMID] 28544746.
2017
Endoscopic approach to the upper cervical spine and clivus: an anatomical study of the upper limits of the transoral corridor
Acta Neurochirurgica. 159(4):633-639 [DOI] 10.1007/s00701-017-3103-6.
2016
Predicting the limits of the endoscopic endonasal approach in children: a radiological anatomical study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 17(4):510-5 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.6.PEDS14695. [PMID] 26613277.
2016
Survival following decompressive hemicraniectomy for hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy syndrome: case report.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 18(3):344-9 [DOI] 10.3171/2016.3.PEDS15677. [PMID] 27176609.
2016
Young adults with spina bifida transitioned to a medical home: a survey of medical care in Jacksonville, Florida.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 17(2):203-207 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.7.PEDS14694. [PMID] 26496631.
2015
Baclofen pump catheter leakage after migration of the abdominal catheter in a pediatric patient with spasticity.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 16(3):335-9 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.2.PEDS14501. [PMID] 26046690.
2015
Flow diversion for complex intracranial aneurysms in young children.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 15(3):276-81 [DOI] 10.3171/2014.9.PEDS14333. [PMID] 25555114.
2015
The rhinopalatine line as a reliable predictor of the inferior extent of endonasal odontoidectomies.
Neurosurgical focus. 38(4) [DOI] 10.3171/2015.1.FOCUS14777. [PMID] 25828492.
2015
The value of head circumference measurements after 36 months of age: a clinical report and review of practice patterns.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 16(2):186-94 [DOI] 10.3171/2014.12.PEDS14251. [PMID] 25932781.
2014
Endoscopic approaches to the craniovertebral junction.
Acta neurochirurgica. 156(2):293-5 [DOI] 10.1007/s00701-013-1966-8. [PMID] 24337594.
2014
Incidence and dosimetric parameters of pediatric brainstem toxicity following proton therapy.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 53(10):1298-304 [DOI] 10.3109/0284186X.2014.957414. [PMID] 25279957.
2014
Referral Patterns for Pediatric Proton Therapy in Florida
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 90(1)
2013
A treatment planning comparison of highly conformal radiation therapy for pediatric low-grade brainstem gliomas.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 52(3):594-9 [DOI] 10.3109/0284186X.2013.767474. [PMID] 23421953.
2013
Incidence and Dosimetric Parameters of Brainstem Toxicity Following Proton Therapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 87
2013
Initiating a pediatric spasticity program with multispecialty and multi-institutional support: a preliminary report.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 49(1):11-5 [DOI] 10.1159/000355125. [PMID] 24107310.
2013
Pediatric Brainstem Tolerance To Proton Therapy
Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 60
2013
Pediatric Neurosurgery Patients Need More than a Neurological Surgeon: A Clinical Experience
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2013
Pediatric neurosurgery patients need more than a neurological surgeon: a clinical experience.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 49(2):63-8 [DOI] 10.1159/000356331. [PMID] 24335277.
2013
Stereotactic Proton Therapy for Pediatric Supratentorial Ependymoma: Early Clinical Outcomes
Neuro-Oncology. 15(3)
2012
One-Year Quality of Life Results After Proton Irradiation for Pediatric Brain Tumors
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 84:S634-S635
2012
Proton Therapy for Craniopharyngioma: Early Clinical Outcomes
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 84
2012
Proton Therapy for Low Grade Glioma: Early Clinical Outcomes
Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 59
2012
The naso-axial line: a new method of accurately predicting the inferior limit of the endoscopic endonasal approach to the craniovertebral junction.
Neurosurgery. 71(2 Suppl Operative):ons308-14; discussion ons314 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318266e488. [PMID] 22791031.
2011
Creating a working group for prenatal diagnosis and management as a venue to facilitate neurosurgery health care delivery.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 47(3):176-9 [DOI] 10.1159/000331567. [PMID] 22041338.
2011
Three Group Risk Stratification for Pediatric Brain Stem Gliomas Treated With Radiotherapy Based On Clinical Presentation and Imaging Characteristics
Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 57:720-721
2011
Ultrasound-aided fixation of biodegradable implants in pediatric craniofacial surgery.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 47(5):349-53 [DOI] 10.1159/000337874. [PMID] 22571919.
2010
Endoscopic stomy of the septum pellucidium.
Neurosurgery. 67(3) [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0B013E3181EE3C23. [PMID] 20729661.
2010
Initiating, developing and evaluating a comprehensive spinal defects clinic: a clinical report.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 46(5):329-34 [DOI] 10.1159/000320132. [PMID] 21346394.
2010
Titanium screws as fiducial markers for image-guided stereotactic proton irradiation in pediatric central nervous system tumors: a technical report.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 46(3):227-31 [DOI] 10.1159/000320147. [PMID] 21051922.
2009
Prioritizing neurosurgical education for pediatricians: results of a survey of pediatric neurosurgeons.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 4(4):309-16 [DOI] 10.3171/2009.4.PEDS0945. [PMID] 19795961.
2009
Ultrasound-aided fixation of a biodegradable cranial fixation system: uses in pediatric neurosurgery.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 3(5):420-4 [DOI] 10.3171/2009.2.PEDS08230. [PMID] 19409022.
2008
Comparison of Patient Positioning Accuracy Using Fiducial Or Anatomical Markers for Proton Cranial Radiotherapy
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 72(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.06.1454.
2008
Ventriculogallbladder shunts in pediatric patients.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 1(4):284-7 [DOI] 10.3171/PED/2008/1/5/284. [PMID] 18377303.
2003
Results of endoscopic septal fenestration in the treatment of isolated ventricular hydrocephalus.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 38(6):286-94 [PMID] 12759507.
2002
Cerebrospinal fluid shunt complications after urological procedures in children with myelodysplasia.
Neurosurgery. 50(2):313-8; discussion 318 [PMID] 11844266.
1998
Apoptosis after traumatic human spinal cord injury.
Journal of neurosurgery. 89(6):911-20 [PMID] 9833815.
1998
Intramedullary holocord lipoma in an athlete: case report.
Neurosurgery. 42(2):394-6; discussion 396 [PMID] 9482193.
1997
Follow-up computerized tomography (CT) scans in moderate and severe head injuries: correlation with Glasgow Coma Scores (GCS), and complication rate.
Acta neurochirurgica. 139(11):1042-7; discussion 1047 [PMID] 9442218.
1994
The expression of regenerative growth factors in chronic liver injury and repair.
The Journal of surgical research. 57(6):711-7 [PMID] 7996851.

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Endoscopic vs Shunt Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Infants
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF UTAH via NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
SOCKS Collaborative Research Proposal Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Dec 2016 – Dec 2022
Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Registry (PRSR)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: WASHINGTON UNIV SAINT LOUIS via SAM AND BETSY REEVES CHARITABLE FUND
Dec 2015 – Sep 2022
Posterior Fossa Decompression with or without Duraplasty for Chiari type I Malformation with Syringomyelia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: WASHINGTON UNIV SAINT LOUIS via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Mar 2014 ACTIVE
Lucy Gooding Pediatric Neuroscience Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER

Education

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
2002 · Primary Children's Hospital/University of Utah
Neurological Surgery Residency
2001 · University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship
1995 · University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Doctor of Medicine
1994 · Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(904) 633-0780
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
836 PRUDENTIAL DR STE 1205
LUCY GOODING PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY CENTER
JACKSONVILLE FL 322078339
Business Street:
836 PRUDENTIAL DR STE 1005
LUCY GOODING PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY CENTER
JACKSONVILLE FL 322078337