William Boydston, MD, PhD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    Pediatric Neurosurgeon

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


    • BS, University of Georgia, 1975
    • PhD, Medical College of Georgia, 1980
    • MD, Medical College of Georgia, 1985
    • General Surgery Internship, University of Tennessee, 1986
    • Neurological Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee, 1991
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 1992



    • Fellow, American Association of Pediatrics, 2007-Present
    • Michael Scott MD lecture, Department of Neurosurgery - Temple University, Graduation Speaker, 2013
    • Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2005-13                                 
    • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Invited Examiner, 2011
    • New Mexico Travel Scholarship, The University of Tennessee, 1989
    • Clinical Neuroscience Award, Medical College of Georgia, 1985
    • Lange Medical Book Award, 1981-1982
    • Who’s Who among Students in America Universities and Colleges, 1977-1978
    • Senior Superlative, The University of Georgia, 1975

    Clinical Focus

    • Spasticity: Selective dorsal rhizotomy; baclofen pump
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Brain tumors
    • Spinal tumors
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spina Bifida
    • Brachial Plexus/Peripheral Nerve
    • Tethered cord
    • Chiari malformation/Syringomyelia

    Society Memberships

    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
    • American Association of Pediatrics, Fellow
    • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • AANS/CNS Critical Care, Trauma Section 
    • Georgia Neurosurgical Society
    • Medical Association of Atlanta
    • Medical Association of Georgia
    • AANS/CNS Pediatric Section 


    • Chern,J, Boydston,W, et al: Utility of Surveillance Imaging after Minor Blunt Head Trauma. J of Neurosurgery- Peds, 2014 [ in press].
    • Wrubel,D, Riemenschneider,B,Braender,C, Miller,B, Hirsh,D, Reisner,A, Boydston,W, Brahma,B, Chern,J:Return to System Within 30 Days of Pediatric Neurosurgery. J of Neurosurgery- Pediatrics, 2014 [in press].
    • Aguilera,D,Flamini,R,Boydston,W,et al:Response of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytomas with Spinal Cord Metastasis to Everlimus, J Ped Hematology/ Oncology, 2013, in press.
    • Aguilera,D,Mazewski,C,Boydston,W,McDonald,T: Neurofibromatosis 2 and Spinal Cord Ependymomas: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature, Child’s Nervous System DOI 10. 1007/S00381-010-1351-3, Dec, 2010.
    • Burstein,F, Cohen,S,Hudgins,R, Boydston,W:The Use of Hydroxyapetite in Secondary Craniofacial Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery 104[5];1270-1275,1999.
    • Carmel,P, Boydston,W,et al. Incidence and Management of Subdural Hematoma/Hygroma With Variable and Fixed Pressure Differential Valves. Neurosurgical Focus, 1999.
    • Albright,L,Boydston,W, et al:Performance and Complications Associated with Synchromed 10ml Pump for Intrathecal Baclofen Administration in Children, Neurosurgery, 2004
    • Hudgins,R,Boydston,W,Gilreath,L:Treatment of Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in the Pretrem Infant with a Ventricular Access Device. Ped Neurosurgery 29; 303-313, 1999.
    • Hall,D,Boydston,W:Pediatric Neck Injuries. Pediatrics in Review 20[1]:13-20,1999.
    • Hudgins,R,Boydston,W:Shunt Revision by Coagulation With Retention of Ventricular Catheter 29;57-59,1999.