Charles B. Stevenson, MD

Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

Phone: 513-636-4726


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Clinical Interests

Brain tumors; spasticity; Chiari malformations; fetal surgery; neurovascular disorders; minimal access surgery

Research Interests

Neuro-oncology; epilepsy; spasticity


Charles Stevenson, MD, rejoined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in July 2010, after having served for one year as staff neurosurgeon at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to completing his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s, he received his neurosurgical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time, he also completed a two-year research fellowship in neurosurgical oncology. He graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee.

Dr. Stevenson’s interest, specialized training and research background in neuro-oncology make him uniquely qualified to lead our division in its collaborative efforts with the division of neuro-oncology in the Brain and Spinal Tumor program to treat children with primary and recurrent brain tumors. He is assisted in these efforts by leading-edge technology such as the operating room BrainSUITE™, which creates precise three-dimensional maps of the brain and allows for intraoperative MRI imaging to more safely remove particularly complex and deep-seated tumors. Cincinnati Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in the world to offer this technology.

In addition, Dr. Stevenson brings expertise in selective dorsal rhizotomy as a treatment for spasticity, which, when added to implantation of baclofen pumps and medical therapy, allows for a wide range of treatment options for patients with spasticity from cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as and physical and occupational therapies that offers comprehensive care for children with spasticity.

Dr. Stevenson is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.  He was board certified in 2013 in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

Education and Training

MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 2001

Residency: Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-09.

Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2013.


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