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Research Interests

Areas of research include genomics and surgical outcomes of Chiari malformation, cranial nerve stimulation for pediatric epilepsy, genomics of neural tube defects, and molecular and cellular mechanisms and abnormal development of the spinal cord.


Dr. George is Medical Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas at Dell Children's. Dr. George moved to Austin, Texas in 2006 from Durham, North Carolina where he was the Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Neurobiology at Duke University. Joining Children's Hospital of Austin as Chief of Service of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas, he brings his breadth of knowledge and expertise in pediatric neurosurgery, as he develops and oversees pediatric neurosurgery programs at the hospital.

Dr. George completed his medical training at New York University; his residency in Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine; and his Pediatric Fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. George is also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics and other scientific societies and organizations.

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Research Output 1995 2019

Concepts in the neurosurgical care of patients with spinal neural tube defects: An embryologic approach

Blount, J. P., George, T. M., Koueik, J. & Iskandar, B. J., Nov 15 2019, In : Birth defects research. 111, 19, p. 1564-1576 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neural Tube Defects
Patient Care

Heritable Spina Bifida in Sheep: A Potential Model for Fetal Repair of Myelomeningocele

Steele, J. W., Bayliss, S., Bayliss, J., Lin, Y. L., Wlodarczyk, B. J., Cabrera, R. M., Asfaw, Y. G., Cummings, T. J., Finnell, R. & George, T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Dysraphism
Anatomic Models
5 Citations (Scopus)

Overview on neural tube defects: From development to physical characteristics

Avagliano, L., Massa, V., George, T. M., Qureshy, S., Bulfamante, G. P. & Finnell, R. H., Nov 15 2019, In : Birth defects research. 111, 19, p. 1455-1467 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Neural Tube Defects
Human Development
Prenatal Diagnosis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Generation of integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells from a patient with spina bifida

Wang, H., Zhao, S., Finnell, R. H., George, T. & Cooney, A. J., Aug 2018, In : Stem Cell Research. 31, p. 27-30 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Spinal Dysraphism
Sendai virus
Germ Layers
1 Citation (Scopus)
Surgical Blood Loss
Hot Temperature