Charles Stevenson, MD, is currently Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and serves as the Surgical Director of The Cure Starts Now Foundation Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Children’s. He joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s in July 2010.
A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Stevenson completed his neurosurgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2008, followed by a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and subsequently his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Since joining the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Stevenson has been instrumental in helping its Brain Tumor Center become one of the largest in the United States. He has served as an investigator for numerous multi-institutional clinical trials focused on developing innovative therapies for relapsed, malignant brain tumors. He also created and directs the Fetal Myelomeningocele Program at Cincinnati Children’s, and he delivers lectures and presents techniques for intrauterine surgery both nationally and internationally.
In addition, Dr. Stevenson holds expertise in selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) as a surgical treatment for spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, having created the Surgical Spasticity Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. With a multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, as well as physical and occupational therapies, the clinic provides comprehensive surgical care for children with spasticity. Dr. Stevenson has helped establish selective dorsal rhizotomy surgical programs at multiple hospitals in the US and abroad. He is also a member of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, a North American, multicenter consortium of physicians and therapists collaborating to improve treatments and outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy through high quality clinical research and quality initiatives.
Dr. Stevenson is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, American College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics. He was board certified in 2013 in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and he was certified in pediatric neurosurgery in 2014 by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.