Brandon G. Rocque is an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Division of the UAB Department of Neurosurgery. His primary focus is pediatric neurosurgery, including care for hydrocephalus, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spasticity, peripheral nerve injuries, Chiari malformation, and pediatric brain tumors. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and is an active member of the AANS, CNS, the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Rocque’s research focuses on improving the experience of pediatric neurosurgery for patients and families. This includes understanding the distress of a new diagnosis, understanding the psychosocial factors that may affect response to treatment, and the effects of medical traumatic stress on patients and families. The goal of this research is to optimize the support that patients and families receive during pediatric neurosurgical care. Current projects include a study of the effects of traumatic stress and resilience on children with hydrocephalus and their families, a systematic approach to improving transition to adult care, work to understand which children are most likely to benefit from Chiari I decompression surgery, and a study of racial disparities in hydrocephalus treatment.