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Ann M. Ritter, M.D.

Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery


B.S., nutrition, University of Texas, Austin
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Intern/resident, general surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency, neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Research fellow, neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowship, pediatric neurosurgery, University of Texas at Dallas


Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Clinical interests

Pediatric neurosurgery
Craniosynostosis – syndromic and non-syndromic causes
Obstetrical brachial plexus management
Brain and spinal tumors
In-utero and postnatal management of congenital spine and cranial defects
Head and spinal cord injury
Vascular malformation to include vein of Galen malformations and moyamoya disease
Surgical management of spasticity to include baclofen pumps and dorsal rhizotomy
Endoscopic treatment of cysts, hydrocephalus and brain tumors
Stereotactic, computer-guided surgery for cysts, tumors and biopsies

Research interests

Editor, “The International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons: The Guide”
Editor, “The Congress Quarterly”
Normal closure of human cranial suture and craniosynostosis
Published research


JoAnn Tillett, R.N.

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