Francesco Mangano, DO, has been named Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery after serving since January as the division’s acting director.

Mangano, an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, joined the Division in 2005. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; completed neurosurgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center; and completed a neurosurgery fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Mangano has been instrumental in developing the nationally renowned Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Cincinnati Children’s, where he also directs the medical center’s Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program.

His research projects include an NIH-funded study investigating advanced MRI imaging techniques in children with congenital hydrocephalus. Mangano’s work includes numerous papers, book chapters and presentations in the fields of epilepsy, diffusion tensor imaging of hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and vascular and neoplastic brain lesions.  He also is an expert in complex disorders of the spine and spinal cord, including spinal cord tumors and craniocervical junction.