Todd Hankinson, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, University of Oxford (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (1997)
Internship:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2004)
Residency:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Neurological Surgery (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Pediatric Surgery (2010)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Neurosurgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Recognition & Awards

  • Patient-Family Experience Excellence Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2020)
    Award for Consistently Achieving 9/10 or higher ratings by patients and families regarding their overall experience
  • Didactic Faculty Member of the Year, Advocate BroMenn Neurosurgery Residency Program (2020)
  • Patient-Family Experience Excellence Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2018)
  • Patient-Family Experience Excellence Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
  • Nominee, Golden Stethoscope Award, Best Role Model, CU School of Medicine (2015)
  • Award for Excellence in Precepting, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015)
  • Pillar Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2012)

Research Interests

My research interests focus in 3 areas: 1. Pediatric Brain Tumors - I assembled and lead the only multi center consortium in North America that focuses on the improvement of therapies for pediatric craniopharyngioma: Advancing Treatment for Pediatric Craniopharyngioma. We use tissue and clinical data to study gene expression and correlate this with potential available medical therapies. Further information regarding our consortium can be found at: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/pediatric-innovation/research/neuroscience/atpc-consortium/ 2. Hydrocephalus - I am the Children's Hospital Colorado site principal investigator for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. This is a multicenter consortium that completes clinical outcomes research aimed at improving treatment for children with hydrocephalus: http://www.hcrn.org 3. Pediatric cervical spine disease. I am a member of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society, which is a small group of pediatric neurosurgeon who conduct research aimed at improving therapies for children with diseased of the cervical spine and occipitocervical region.

Publications

  • Hauptman JS, Kestle J, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Browd SR, Rozzelle CJ, Whitehead WE, Naftel RP, Pindrik J, Limbrick DD, Drake J, Wellons JC, Tamber MS, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Pollack IF, McDonald PJ, Krieger MD, Chu J, Hankinson TC, Jackson EM, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Holubkov R. Predictors of fast and ultrafast shunt failure in pediatric hydrocephalus: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Dec 18;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33338993
  • CreveCoeur TS, Yahanda AT, Maher CO, Johnson GW, Ackerman LL, Adelson PD, Ahmed R, Albert GW, Aldana PR, Alden TD, Anderson RCE, Baird L, Bauer DF, Bierbrauer KS, Brockmeyer DL, Chern JJ, Couture DE, Daniels DJ, Dauser RC, Durham SR, Ellenbogen RG, Eskandari R, Fuchs HE, George TM, Grant GA, Graupman PC, Greene S, Greenfield JP, Gross NL, Guillaume DJ, Haller G, Hankinson TC, Heuer GG, Iantosca M, Iskandar BJ, Jackson EM, Jea AH, Johnston JM, Keating RF, Kelly MP, Khan N, Krieger MD, Leonard JR, Mangano FT, Mapstone TB, McComb JG, Menezes AH, Muhlbauer M, Oakes WJ, Olavarria G, O'Neill BR, Park TS, Ragheb J, Selden NR, Shah MN, Shannon C, Shimony JS, Smith J, Smyth MD, Stone SSD, Strahle JM, Tamber MS, Torner JC, Tuite GF, Wait SD, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Limbrick DD. Occipital-Cervical Fusion and Ventral Decompression in the Surgical Management of Chiari-1 Malformation and Syringomyelia: Analysis of Data From the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium. Neurosurgery. 2020 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33313928
  • Grob ST, Nobre L, Campbell KR, Davies KD, Ryall S, Aisner DL, Hoffman L, Zahedi S, Morin A, Crespo M, Nellan A, Green AL, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Clinical and molecular characterization of a multi-institutional cohort of pediatric spinal cord low-grade gliomas. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa103. PubMed PMID: 33063010
  • Prince EW, Whelan R, Mirsky DM, Stence N, Staulcup S, Klimo P, Anderson RCE, Niazi TN, Grant G, Souweidane M, Johnston JM, Jackson EM, Limbrick DD Jr, Smith A, Drapeau A, Chern JJ, Kilburn L, Ginn K, Naftel R, Dudley R, Tyler-Kabara E, Jallo G, Handler MH, Jones K, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Hankinson TC. Robust deep learning classification of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma from limited preoperative radiographic images. Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 9;10(1):16885. PubMed PMID: 33037266
  • Hengartner AC, Putty M, Young M, Maloney JA, Mirsky DM, Hankinson TC. "Growing cerebellum" requiring operative decompression following perinatal ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32964258
  • Gillen AE, Riemondy KA, Amani V, Griesinger AM, Gilani A, Venkataraman S, Madhavan K, Prince E, Sanford B, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Jones KL, Mitra S, Hesselberth JR, Foreman NK, Donson AM. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Childhood Ependymoma Reveals Neoplastic Cell Subpopulations That Impact Molecular Classification and Etiology. Cell Rep. 2020 Aug 11;32(6):108023. PubMed PMID: 32783945
  • Hengartner AC, Whelan R, Maj R, Wolter-Warmerdam K, Hickey F, Hankinson TC. Evaluation of 2011 AAP cervical spine screening guidelines for children with Down Syndrome. Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 Nov;36(11):2609-2614. PubMed PMID: 32778937
  • Green AL, Flannery P, Hankinson TC, O'Neill B, Amani V, DeSisto J, Knox A, Chatwin H, Lemma R, Hoffman LM, Mulcahy Levy J, Raybin J, Hemenway M, Gilani A, Koschmann C, Dahl N, Handler M, Pierce A, Venkataraman S, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Wempe MF, Dorris K. Preclinical and clinical investigation of intratumoral chemotherapy pharmacokinetics in DIPG using gemcitabine. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa021. PubMed PMID: 32642682
  • Pindrik J, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Alvey JS, Reeder RW, Pollack IF, Wellons JC, Jackson EM, Rozzelle CJ, Whitehead WE, Limbrick DD, Naftel RP, Shannon C, McDonald PJ, Tamber MS, Hankinson TC, Hauptman JS, Simon TD, Krieger MD, Holubkov R, Kestle JRW. Surgical resource utilization after initial treatment of infant hydrocephalus: comparing ETV, early experience of ETV with choroid plexus cauterization, and shunt insertion in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Jun 19;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32559741
  • Whelan R, Hengartner A, Folzenlogen Z, Prince E, Hankinson TC. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma in the molecular age and the potential of targeted therapies: a review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 Aug;36(8):1635-1642. PubMed PMID: 32440897
  • Prince E, Whelan R, Donson A, Staulcup S, Hengartner A, Vijmasi T, Agwu C, Lillehei KO, Foreman NK, Johnston JM, Massimi L, Anderson RCE, Souweidane MM, Naftel RP, Limbrick DD, Grant G, Niazi TN, Dudley R, Kilburn L, Jackson EM, Jallo GI, Ginn K, Smith A, Chern JJ, Lee A, Drapeau A, Krieger MD, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Transcriptional analyses of adult and pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma reveals similar expression signatures regarding potential therapeutic targets. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2020 May 13;8(1):68. PubMed PMID: 32404202
  • Whelan R, Prince E, Gilani A, Hankinson T. The Inflammatory Milieu of Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma and Its Implications for Treatment. J Clin Med. 2020 Feb 14;9(2). PubMed PMID: 32075140
  • Moreau JT, Hankinson TC, Baillet S, Dudley RWR. Individual-patient prediction of meningioma malignancy and survival using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. NPJ Digit Med. 2020;3:12. PubMed PMID: 32025573
  • Neuberger I, Hankinson TC, Meier M, Mirsky DM. Utility of image fusion software in identifying shunt malfunction. Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 Apr;36(4):749-754. PubMed PMID: 31955215
  • Hengartner AC, Prince E, Vijmasi T, Hankinson TC. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma: moving toward targeted therapies. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 Jan 1;48(1):E7. PubMed PMID: 31896087
  • Hersh DS, Dave P, Weeks M, Hankinson TC, Karimian B, Staulcup S, Van Poppel MD, Wait SD, Vaughn BN, Klimo P. Converting Pediatric Patients and Young Adults From a Shunt to a Third Ventriculostomy: A Multicenter Evaluation. Neurosurgery. 2020 Aug 1;87(2):285-293. PubMed PMID: 31768534
  • Lake JA, Donson AM, Prince E, Davies KD, Nellan A, Green AL, Mulcahy Levy J, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Ewalt MD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hoffman LM, Gilani A. Targeted fusion analysis can aid in the classification and treatment of pediatric glioma, ependymoma, and glioneuronal tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Jan;67(1):e28028. PubMed PMID: 31595628
  • Hersh DS, Dave P, Weeks M, Hankinson TC, Karimian B, Staulcup S, Van Poppel MD, Wait SD, Vaughn BN, Klimo P. Converting Pediatric Patients and Young Adults From a Shunt to a Third Ventriculostomy: A Multicenter Evaluation. Neurosurgery. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31768534
  • Derderian SC, Greenan K, Mirsky DM, Stence NV, Graber S, Hankinson TC, Hubbell N, Alexander A, O'Neill BR, Wilkinson CC, Handler MH. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric trauma patients suspected of having cervical spine injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Dec;87(6):1328-1335. PubMed PMID: 31764482
  • Marsh R, Matlock DD, Maertens JA, Rutebemberwa A, Morris MA, Hankinson TC, Bennett TD. Parental involvement in decision making about intracranial pressure monitor placement in children with traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Nov 1;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31675722
  • Whelan R, Prince E, Mirsky DM, Naftel R, Bhatia A, Pettorini B, Avula S, Staulcup S, Alexander AL, Meier M, Hankinson TC. Interrater reliability of a method to assess hypothalamic involvement in pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Oct 11;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31604324
  • Zahedi S, Fitzwalter BE, Morin A, Grob S, Desmarais M, Nellan A, Green AL, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Effect of early-stage autophagy inhibition in BRAF(V600E) autophagy-dependent brain tumor cells. Cell Death Dis. 2019 Sep 12;10(9):679. PubMed PMID: 31515514
  • Grob S, Mirsky DM, Donson AM, Dahl N, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM, Hankinson TC, Mulcahy Levy JM. Targeting IL-6 Is a Potential Treatment for Primary Cystic Craniopharyngioma. Front Oncol. 2019;9:791. PubMed PMID: 31497533
  • Alford EN, Hopson BD, Safyanov F, Arynchyna A, Bollo RJ, Hankinson TC, Rocque BG, Blount JP. Care management and contemporary challenges in spina bifida: a practice preference survey of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 30;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31470398
  • Derderian SC, Greenan K, Mirsky DM, Stence NV, Graber S, Hankinson TC, Hubbell N, Alexander A, O'Neill BR, Wilkinson CC, Handler MH. The Utility of MRI in Pediatric Trauma Patients Suspected of Having Cervical Spine Injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31425496
  • Strahle JM, Taiwo R, Averill C, Torner J, Shannon CN, Bonfield CM, Tuite GF, Bethel-Anderson T, Rutlin J, Brockmeyer DL, Wellons JC, Leonard JR, Mangano FT, Johnston JM, Shah MN, Iskandar BJ, Tyler-Kabara EC, Daniels DJ, Jackson EM, Grant GA, Couture DE, Adelson PD, Alden TD, Aldana PR, Anderson RCE, Selden NR, Baird LC, Bierbrauer K, Chern JJ, Whitehead WE, Ellenbogen RG, Fuchs HE, Guillaume DJ, Hankinson TC, Iantosca MR, Oakes WJ, Keating RF, Khan NR, Muhlbauer MS, McComb JG, Menezes AH, Ragheb J, Smith JL, Maher CO, Greene S, Kelly M, O'Neill BR, Krieger MD, Tamber M, Durham SR, Olavarria G, Stone SSD, Kaufman BA, Heuer GG, Bauer DF, Albert G, Greenfield JP, Wait SD, Van Poppel MD, Eskandari R, Mapstone T, Shimony JS, Dacey RG, Smyth MD, Park TS, Limbrick DD. Radiological and clinical predictors of scoliosis in patients with Chiari malformation type I and spinal cord syrinx from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 16;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31419800
  • Pierce AM, Witt DA, Donson AM, Gilani A, Sanford B, Sill M, Van Court B, Oweida A, Prince EW, Steiner J, Danis E, Dorris K, Hankinson T, Handler MH, Jones KL, Karam SD, Serkova NJ, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Griesinger AM. Establishment of patient-derived orthotopic xenograft model of 1q posterior fossa group A ependymoma. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Dec 17;21(12):1540-1551. PubMed PMID: 31276586
  • Goldstein HE, Shao B, Madsen PJ, Hartnett SM, Blount JP, Brockmeyer DL, Campbell RM, Conklin M, Hankinson TC, Heuer GG, Jea AH, Kennedy BC, Tuite GF, Rodriguez L, Feldstein NA, Vitale MG, Anderson RCE. Increased complications without neurological benefit are associated with prophylactic spinal cord untethering prior to scoliosis surgery in children with myelomeningocele. Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Nov;35(11):2187-2194. PubMed PMID: 31267182
  • Bennett TD, Marsh R, Maertens JA, Rutebemberwa A, Morris MA, Hankinson TC, Matlock DD. Decision-Making About Intracranial Pressure Monitor Placement in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Jul;20(7):645-651. PubMed PMID: 30985605
  • Dahl NA, Pratt D, Camelo-Piragua S, Kumar-Sinha C, Mody RJ, Septer S, Hankinson TC, Chinnaiyan AM, Koschmann C, Hoffman L. Pediatric craniopharyngioma in association with familial adenomatous polyposis. Fam Cancer. 2019 Jul;18(3):327-330. PubMed PMID: 30919136
  • Norris GA, Garcia J, Hankinson TC, Handler M, Foreman N, Mirsky D, Stence N, Dorris K, Green AL. Diagnostic accuracy of neuroimaging in pediatric optic chiasm/sellar/suprasellar tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Jun;66(6):e27680. PubMed PMID: 30848081
  • Alexiades NG, Ahn ES, Blount JP, Brockmeyer DL, Browd SR, Grant GA, Heuer GG, Hankinson TC, Iskandar BJ, Jea A, Krieger MD, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD Jr, Maher CO, Proctor MR, Sandberg DI, Wellons JC 3rd, Shao B, Feldstein NA, Anderson RCE. Development of best practices to minimize wound complications after complex tethered spinal cord surgery: a modified Delphi study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Sep 14;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30215584
  • Donson AM, Amani V, Warner EA, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Levy JMM, Hoffman LM, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Dorris K, Foreman NK. Identification of FDA-Approved Oncology Drugs with Selective Potency in High-Risk Childhood Ependymoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Sep;17(9):1984-1994. PubMed PMID: 29925527
  • Rocque BG, Agee BS, Thompson EM, Piedra M, Baird LC, Selden NR, Greene S, Deibert CP, Hankinson TC, Lew SM, Iskandar BJ, Bragg TM, Frim D, Grant G, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Nikas DC, Vassilyadi M, Muh CR, Wetjen NM, Lam SK. Complications following pediatric cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: a multicenter retrospective study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Sep;22(3):225-232. PubMed PMID: 29882736
  • Goldstein HE, Neira JA, Banu M, Aldana PR, Braga BP, Brockmeyer DL, DiLuna ML, Fulkerson DH, Hankinson TC, Jea AH, Lew SM, Limbrick DD, Martin J, Pahys JM, Rodriguez LF, Rozzelle CJ, Tuite GF, Wetjen NM, Anderson RCE. Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: a multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jul;22(1):81-88. PubMed PMID: 29676682
  • Whelan RJ, Saccomano B, King R, Dorris K, Hemenway M, Hankinson TC, Liu AK. Radiation-induced Cataracts in Children With Brain Tumors Receiving Craniospinal Irradiation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May;40(4):304-305. PubMed PMID: 29621062
  • Robinson LC, Anderson RCE, Brockmeyer DL, Torok MR, Hankinson TC. Comparison of Fusion Rates Based on Graft Material Following Occipitocervical and Atlantoaxial Arthrodesis in Adults and Children. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 1;15(5):530-537. PubMed PMID: 29554356
  • Apps JR, Carreno G, Gonzalez-Meljem JM, Haston S, Guiho R, Cooper JE, Manshaei S, Jani N, Hölsken A, Pettorini B, Beynon RJ, Simpson DM, Fraser HC, Hong Y, Hallang S, Stone TJ, Virasami A, Donson AM, Jones D, Aquilina K, Spoudeas H, Joshi AR, Grundy R, Storer LCD, Korbonits M, Hilton DA, Tossell K, Thavaraj S, Ungless MA, Gil J, Buslei R, Hankinson T, Hargrave D, Goding C, Andoniadou CL, Brogan P, Jacques TS, Williams HJ, Martinez-Barbera JP. Tumour compartment transcriptomics demonstrates the activation of inflammatory and odontogenic programmes in human adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma and identifies the MAPK/ERK pathway as a novel therapeutic target. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 May;135(5):757-777. PubMed PMID: 29541918
  • Dudley RWR, Torok MR, Randall S, Béland B, Handler MH, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Liu AK, Hankinson TC. Pediatric versus adult meningioma: comparison of epidemiology, treatments, and outcomes using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. J Neurooncol. 2018 May;137(3):621-629. PubMed PMID: 29520612
  • Coy S, Rashid R, Lin JR, Du Z, Donson AM, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Manley PE, Kieran MW, Reardon DA, Sorger PK, Santagata S. Multiplexed immunofluorescence reveals potential PD-1/PD-L1 pathway vulnerabilities in craniopharyngioma. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Jul 5;20(8):1101-1112. PubMed PMID: 29509940
  • Yang MJ, Whelan R, Madden J, Mulcahy Levy JM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Handler MH. Intracranial Ewing sarcoma: four pediatric examples. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Mar;34(3):441-448. PubMed PMID: 29285586
  • Brockmeyer DL, Sivakumar W, Mazur MD, Sayama CM, Goldstein HE, Lew SM, Hankinson TC, Anderson RCE, Jea A, Aldana PR, Proctor M, Hedequist D, Riva-Cambrin JK. Identifying Factors Predictive of Atlantoaxial Fusion Failure in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned From a Retrospective Pediatric Craniocervical Society Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jun 1;43(11):754-760. PubMed PMID: 29189644
  • Yang MJ, Whelan R, Madden J, Mulcahy Levy JM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Handler MH. Intracranial Ewing sarcoma: four pediatric examples. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29285586
  • Brockmeyer DL, Sivakumar W, Mazur MD, Sayama CM, Goldstein HE, Lew SM, Hankinson TC, Anderson RCE, Jea A, Aldana PR, Proctor M, Hedequist D, Riva-Cambrin JK. Identifying Factors Predictive of Atlantoaxial Fusion Failure in Pediatric Patients: Lessons Learned From A Retrospective Pediatric Craniocervical Society Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29189644
  • Sumner WA, Amini A, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Gaspar LE, Kavanagh BD, Karam SD, Rusthoven CG, Liu AK. Survival benefit of postoperative radiation in papillary meningioma: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2017 Nov-Dec;22(6):495-501. PubMed PMID: 29123457
  • Amani V, Donson AM, Lummus SC, Prince EW, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM. Characterization of 2 Novel Ependymoma Cell Lines With Chromosome 1q Gain Derived From Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Jul 1;76(7):595-604. PubMed PMID: 28863455
  • Donson AM, Apps J, Griesinger AM, Amani V, Witt DA, Anderson RCE, Niazi TN, Grant G, Souweidane M, Johnston JM, Jackson EM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Handler MH, Tan AC, Gore L, Virasami A, Gonzalez-Meljem JM, Jacques TS, Martinez-Barbera JP, Foreman NK, Hankinson TC. Molecular Analyses Reveal Inflammatory Mediators in the Solid Component and Cyst Fluid of Human Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Sep 1;76(9):779-788. PubMed PMID: 28859336
  • Hankinson TC, Tuite GF, Moscoso DI, Robinson LC, Torner JC, Limbrick DD Jr, Park TS, Anderson RCE. Analysis and interrater reliability of pB-C2 using MRI and CT: data from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium on behalf of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Aug;20(2):170-175. PubMed PMID: 28524792
  • Waxweiler TV, Amini A, Vinogradskiy Y, Yeh N, Foreman NK, Hankinson TC, Liu AK. Hypofractionated re-irradiation to the brainstem in children with recurrent brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 May;64(5). PubMed PMID: 28342300
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Lillehei KO, Hankinson TC. Review of xanthomatous lesions of the sella. Brain Pathol. 2017 May;27(3):377-395. PubMed PMID: 28236350
  • Hankinson TC, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma and xanthomatous lesions of the sella. Brain Pathol. 2017 May;27(3):356-357. PubMed PMID: 28236347
  • Mulcahy Levy JM, Zahedi S, Griesinger AM, Morin A, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Fitzwalter BE, Goodall ML, Thorburn J, Amani V, Donson AM, Birks DK, Mirsky DM, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Green AL, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Thorburn A. Autophagy inhibition overcomes multiple mechanisms of resistance to BRAF inhibition in brain tumors. Elife. 2017 Jan 17;6. PubMed PMID: 28094001
  • O'Neill BR, Gallegos D, Herron A, Palmer C, Stence NV, Hankinson TC, Corbett Wilkinson C, Handler MH. Use of magnetic resonance imaging to detect occult spinal dysraphism in infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Feb;19(2):217-226. PubMed PMID: 27911245
  • O'Neill BR, Gallegos D, Herron A, Palmer C, Stence NV, Hankinson TC, Corbett Wilkinson C, Handler MH. Use of magnetic resonance imaging to detect occult spinal dysraphism in infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Dec 2;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27911245
  • Robinson LC, Santagata S, Hankinson TC. Potential evolution of neurosurgical treatment paradigms for craniopharyngioma based on genomic and transcriptomic characteristics. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Dec;41(6):E3. PubMed PMID: 27903126
  • Dudley RW, Torok MR, Hoffman L, Levy JM, Handler MH, Liu AK, Hankinson TC. Response to Journal Club: Pediatric Low-Grade Ganglioglioma: Epidemiology, Treatments, and Outcome Analysis of 348 Children From the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug;79(2):309. PubMed PMID: 27428632
  • Tomei KL, Hankinson TC, Muh CR, Dumont AS, Cheshier SH, Upadhyaya C, Choudhri O. Preface to Clinical Neurosurgery Volume 63, Proceedings of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug;63 Suppl 1:N1. PubMed PMID: 27399578
  • Hankinson TC, Beauchamp K. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: The Global View. World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug;92:540-1. PubMed PMID: 27302559
  • Poonia S, Graber S, Corbett Wilkinson C, O'neill BR, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Outcome of hospital discharge on postoperative Day 1 following uncomplicated tethered spinal cord release. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jun;17(6):651-6. PubMed PMID: 26849810
  • Hankinson TC, Beauchamp K. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: The Global View. World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug;92:540-1. PubMed PMID: 27302559
  • Hankinson TC, Liu AK. Reply: The Optimal Dose of Hypofractionated Radiotherapy in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May;63(5):949. PubMed PMID: 26840880
  • Hankinson TC, Dudley RW, Torok MR, Patibandla MR, Dorris K, Poonia S, Wilkinson CC, Bruny JL, Handler MH, Liu AK. Short-term mortality following surgical procedures for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors: outcome analysis in 5533 children from SEER, 2004-2011. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar;17(3):289-97. PubMed PMID: 26588456
  • Hankinson TC, Patibandla MR, Green A, Hemenway M, Foreman N, Handler M, Liu AK. Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Children With Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Apr;63(4):716-8. PubMed PMID: 26544789
  • Richardson MD, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, O'Neill BR, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Routine perioperative ketorolac administration is not associated with hemorrhage in pediatric neurosurgery patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jan;17(1):107-15. PubMed PMID: 26451718
  • Patibandla MR, Ridder T, Dorris K, Torok MR, Liu AK, Handler MH, Stence NV, Fenton LZ, Hankinson TC. Atypical pediatric ganglioglioma is common and associated with a less favorable clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jan;17(1):41-8. PubMed PMID: 26431248
  • Hankinson TC, Dudley RW, Torok MR, Patibandla MR, Dorris K, Poonia S, Wilkinson CC, Bruny JL, Handler MH, Liu AK. Short-term mortality following surgical procedures for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors: outcome analysis in 5533 children from SEER, 2004-2011. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 20;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26588456
  • Hankinson TC, Patibandla MR, Green A, Hemenway M, Foreman N, Handler M, Liu AK. Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Children With Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26544789
  • Richardson MD, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, O'Neill BR, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Routine perioperative ketorolac administration is not associated with hemorrhage in pediatric neurosurgery patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 9;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26451718
  • Patibandla MR, Ridder T, Dorris K, Torok MR, Liu AK, Handler MH, Stence NV, Fenton LZ, Hankinson TC. Atypical pediatric ganglioglioma is common and associated with a less favorable clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 2;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26431248
  • Ridder T, Anderson RC, Hankinson TC. Ventral Decompression in Chiari Malformation, Basilar Invagination, and Related Disorders. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Oct;26(4):571-8. PubMed PMID: 26408067
  • Grant GA, Tomei KL, Hankinson TC, Muh CR, Dumont AS, Cheshier SH, Upadhyaya C, Choudhri O. Preface to Clinical Neurosurgery Volume 62, Proceedings of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;62 Suppl 1:N1. PubMed PMID: 26182050
  • Gump JM, Donson AM, Birks DK, Amani VM, Rao KK, Griesinger AM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Johnston JM, Anderson RC, Rosenfeld A, Handler M, Gore L, Foreman N, Hankinson TC. Identification of targets for rational pharmacological therapy in childhood craniopharyngioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2015 May 21;3:30. PubMed PMID: 25990246
  • Dudley RW, Torok MR, Gallegos DR, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Hoffman LM, Liu AK, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Pediatric low-grade ganglioglioma: epidemiology, treatments, and outcome analysis on 348 children from the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar;76(3):313-9; discussion 319; quiz 319-20. PubMed PMID: 25603107
  • Davern MS, Garg S, Hankinson TC. Operative management of traumatic cervical spine distraction and complete cord transection in a 3-year-old patient. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Feb;15(2):214-9. PubMed PMID: 25415253
  • Dudley RW, Torok MR, Gallegos D, Liu AK, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Pediatric choroid plexus tumors: epidemiology, treatments, and outcome analysis on 202 children from the SEER database. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jan;121(1):201-7. PubMed PMID: 25297498
  • Plimpton SR, Stence N, Hemenway M, Hankinson TC, Foreman N, Liu AK. Cerebral radiation necrosis in pediatric patients. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Feb;32(1):78-83. PubMed PMID: 23647507
  • Hankinson TC, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, Serrano CA, Foreman NK, Handler MH, Liu AK. Patterns of Care for Craniopharyngioma: Survey of Members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2014 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24577430
  • Kennedy BC, McDowell MM, Yang PH, Wilson CM, Li S, Hankinson TC, Feldstein NA, Anderson RC. Pial synangiosis for moyamoya syndrome in children with sickle cell anemia: a comprehensive review of reported cases. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan;36(1):E12. PubMed PMID: 24380478
  • Hoffman LM, Plimpton SR, Foreman NK, Stence NV, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hemenway MS, Vibhakar R, Liu AK. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for recurrent ependymoma in children. J Neurooncol. 2014 Jan;116(1):107-11. PubMed PMID: 24078173
  • Kennedy BC, McDowell MM, Yang PH, Wilson CM, Li S, Hankinson TC, Feldstein NA, Anderson RC. Pial synangiosis for moyamoya syndrome in children with sickle cell anemia: a comprehensive review of reported cases. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan;36(1):E12. PubMed PMID: 24380478
  • Hoffman LM, Donson AM, Nakachi I, Griesinger AM, Birks DK, Amani V, Hemenway MS, Liu AK, Wang M, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Foreman NK. Molecular sub-group-specific immunophenotypic changes are associated with outcome in recurrent posterior fossa ependymoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2014 May;127(5):731-45. PubMed PMID: 24240813
  • Hoffman LM, Plimpton SR, Foreman NK, Stence NV, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hemenway MS, Vibhakar R, Liu AK. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for recurrent ependymoma in children. J Neurooncol. 2014 Jan;116(1):107-11. PubMed PMID: 24078173
  • Hoffman LM, Donson AM, Nakachi I, Griesinger AM, Birks DK, Amani V, Hemenway MS, Liu AK, Wang M, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Foreman NK. Molecular sub-group-specific immunophenotypic changes are associated with outcome in recurrent posterior fossa ependymoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2013 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24240813
  • Grant GA, Hankinson T, Muh C, Dumont A. The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons was held in Chicago, Illinois from October 6-10, 2012. Preface. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug;60 Suppl 1:v. PubMed PMID: 23839472
  • Rizk E, Chern JJ, Tagayun C, Tubbs RS, Hankinson T, Rozzelle C, Oakes WJ, Blount JP, Wellons JC. Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestration. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug;29(8):1345-7. PubMed PMID: 23345020
  • Plimpton SR, Stence N, Hemenway M, Hankinson TC, Foreman N, Liu AK. Cerebral Radiation Necrosis in Pediatric Patients. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23647507
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Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Member
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Member
  • Children's Oncology Group, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Surgery
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Spine
Clinical Interests
Pediatric Brain and Spine Tumors Pediatric Cervical Spine

Care Philosophy
My hope is to help our patients and their families navigate the often frightening prospect having a brain or spine problem that may require surgery. I hope to provide information and guidance to facilitate shared decision making and to help patients and parents feel as comfortable with our decisions as possible. I also love working with kids and helping them face, and conquer, the challenges of neurological illness.

Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. We like to cycle, ski, play soccer and travel.

Public Speaking
Yes
I routinely speak regarding topics in pediatric neurosurgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University of Oxford (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Middlebury College (VT) (1997)
Internships:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Neurological Surgery (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Pediatric Surgery (2010)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Neurosurgery
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