Timothy W. Vogel, MD

Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

Phone: 513-636-4726


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Tim Vogel, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s in 2013 as an assistant professor of neurosurgery and developmental biology. Dr. Vogel is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Vogel completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2011. He then completed a minimally invasive fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard University, followed by a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Vogel specializes in craniofacial surgery and the use of endoscopy in the minimally invasive treatment of children. He also utilizes endoscopy and his expertise with minimally invasive surgery to treat hydrocephalus and certain tumors of the brain.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Vogel is a principal investigator in the Division of Developmental Biology focused on human and molecular genetics of hydrocephalus and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Vogel has completed postdoctoral fellowships for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Iowa and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vogel is focused on cilia (hair like structures in the brain) and their contribution to hydrocephalus during development. He utilizes basic and translational applications to study cellular signaling in hydrocephalus with the goal of developing innovative treatment strategies for this disease.

Dr. Vogel is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Ciliopathy Alliance, and the Congress of Neurological Society and the Society of Neuroscience.

Education and Training

MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2005.

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2011.

Research Fellowship: Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2013.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, St. Louis, MO, 2013.

Minimally Invasive Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Department of Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, 2012.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2012.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2010.



Primary cilia signaling in CNS progenitors and their role in neonatal hydrocephalus. Principal Investigator. K12 Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Jan 2014 – Jan 2017.

Role of neural progenitor cells in the development of neonatal hydrocephalus. Principal Investigator. Hydrocephalus Association’s CSF Production, Flow and Regulation, Therapeutics and Diagnostics Award. Sep 2013-Sep 2016.

Role of progenitor cells in the development of congenital hydrocephalus. Collaborator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2013-Sep 2016.