Philipp R R Aldana

Philipp R R Aldana, M.D.

Professor; Chief, Division Of Pediatric Neurosurgery

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

Accomplishments

Promotion to Professor
2020 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Promotion to Associate Professor
2013 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Health Care Hero
2011 · Jacksonville Business Journal

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 – resources
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

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

Publications

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. 1-10 [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. 1-9 [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. 1-11 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.1.PEDS19493. [PMID] 32114543.
2020
Pediatric neurosurgery in Asia and Australasia: training and clinical practice.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 1-9 [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. [PMID] 32475161.
2020
Simultaneous Diagnosis of Craniopharyngioma in 2 Brothers.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. [DOI] 10.1097/MPH.0000000000002034. [PMID] 33323881.
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. 1-8 [DOI] 10.3171/2019.5.PEDS18527. [PMID] 31419800.
2019
Socioeconomic patient benefits of a pediatric neurosurgery telemedicine clinic.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 1-5 [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. [PMID] 28176030.
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 Clinical Article
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 4:309-316 [DOI] 10.3171/2009.4.PEDS0945. [PMID] 19795961.
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.
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2002
Cerebrospinal fluid shunt complications after urological procedures in children with myelodysplasia.
Neurosurgery. 50(2):313-8; discussion 318 [PMID] 11844266.
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1998
Apoptosis after traumatic human spinal cord injury.
Journal of neurosurgery. 89(6):911-20 [PMID] 9833815.
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1998
Intramedullary holocord lipoma in an athlete: case report.
Neurosurgery. 42(2):394-6; discussion 396 [PMID] 9482193.
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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.
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1994
The expression of regenerative growth factors in chronic liver injury and repair.
The Journal of surgical research. 57(6):711-7 [PMID] 7996851.
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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 ACTIVE
SOCKS Collaborative Research Proposal Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Dec 2016 – Dec 2021
Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Registry (PRSR)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: WASHINGTON UNIV SAINT LOUIS via SAM AND BETSY REEVES CHARITABLE FUND
Dec 2015 ACTIVE
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

Teaching Profile

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

Contact Details

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