Brent O'Neill, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery-Peds

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1999)
Internship:
  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Med Ed Consortium (Forbes Hospital) Program (2004)
Residency:
  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Med Ed Consortium (Forbes Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Neurosurgery (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Neurosurgery-Peds

Publications

  • Dingman AL, Stence NV, O'Neill BR, Sillau SH, Chapman KE. Seizure Severity Is Correlated With Severity of Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury in Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 May;82:29-35. PubMed PMID: 29625848
  • 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
  • Kumar R, Deleyiannis FW, Wilkinson C, O'Neill BR. Neurosurgical sequelae of domestic dog attacks in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jan;19(1):24-31. PubMed PMID: 27767903
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kumar R, Kumar R, Mallory GW, Jacob JT, Daniels DJ, Wetjen NM, Foy AB, O'Neill BR, Clarke MJ. Penetrating head injuries in children due to BB and pellet guns: a poorly recognized public health risk. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 23;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26496633
  • Kumar RM, Koh S, Knupp K, Handler MH, O'Neill BR. Surgery for infants with catastrophic epilepsy: an analysis of complications and efficacy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Sep;31(9):1479-91. PubMed PMID: 26022500
  • O'Neill BR, Handler MH, Tong S, Chapman KE. Incidence of seizures on continuous EEG monitoring following traumatic brain injury in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Aug;16(2):167-76. PubMed PMID: 25955809
  • Srinivasan VM, O'Neill BR, Jho D, Whiting DM, Oh MY. The history of external ventricular drainage. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan;120(1):228-36. PubMed PMID: 23889138
  • O'Neill BR, Pruthi S, Bains H, Robison R, Weir K, Ojemann J, Ellenbogen R, Avellino A, Browd SR. Rapid sequence magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of children with hydrocephalus. World Neurosurg. 2013 Dec;80(6):e307-12. PubMed PMID: 23111234
  • Hankinson TC, Fields EC, Torok MR, Beaty BL, Handler MH, Foreman NK, O'neill BR, Liu AK. Limited utility despite accuracy of the national SEER dataset for the study of craniopharyngioma. J Neurooncol. 2012 Nov;110(2):271-8. PubMed PMID: 22915191
  • Levitt MR, O'Neill BR, Ishak GE, Khanna PC, Temkin NR, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG, Browd SR. Image-guided cerebrospinal fluid shunting in children: catheter accuracy and shunt survival. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Aug;10(2):112-7. PubMed PMID: 22747090
  • Bhatia S, O'Neill BR, Pu F, Aziz K. Giant tentorial cavernous hemangioma: case report and review of literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Dec;113(10):937-42. PubMed PMID: 21820241
  • O'Neill BR, Valeriano J, Synowiec A, Thielmann D, Lane C, Wilberger J. Refractory status epilepticus treated with vagal nerve stimulation: case report. Neurosurgery. 2011 Nov;69(5):E1172-5. PubMed PMID: 21577172
  • O'Neill BR, Wilberger JE. Revision of vagal nerve stimulator electrodes through a posterior cervical triangle approach: technical note. Neurosurgery. 2010 Dec;67(2 Suppl Operative):457-60. PubMed PMID: 21099572
  • O'Neill BR, Yu AK, Tyler-Kabara EC. Prevalence of tethered spinal cord in infants with VACTERL. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Aug;6(2):177-82. PubMed PMID: 20672940
  • O'Neill BR, Velez DA, Braxton EE, Whiting D, Oh MY. A survey of ventriculostomy and intracranial pressure monitor placement practices. Surg Neurol. 2008 Sep;70(3):268-73; discussion 273. PubMed PMID: 18207539
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Practice Locations

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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Surgery
  • Brain and Nervous System
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include all pediatric-neurosurgery conditions with a particular focus on pediatric epilepsy surgery, spina bifida (in particular, fetal surgery for myelomeningocele), and hydrocephalus.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (IN) (1999)
Internships:
  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Med Ed Consortium (Forbes Hospital) Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Med Ed Consortium (Forbes Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery (2009)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Neurosurgery (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Neurosurgery-Peds
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