Christopher Bonfield, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery Scoliosis and Spine Deformity Program
Pediatric NeuroSpine Program
Neurosurgery Director
Pediatric Craniofacial Program
International Neurosurgery Program
Division of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
Doctors Office Tower
2220 Childrens Way
Room / Suite
Clinic Phone
Appointment: (615) 322-6875
Fax: (615) 343-7076

Dr. Bonfield is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery.  He joined our surgical faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery after serving as Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery at University of British Columbia/BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

His clinical and research interests include pediatric neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, spinal deformity/scoliosis correction, and international neurosurgery. 

His research articles have been accepted and published in Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neurosurgical Focus.  Dr. Bonfield has research interest in the surgical outcomes in craniofacial and spinal deformity, as well as, craniosynostosis imaging.He is a member of professional academic organizations including Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Bonfield completed his Bachelor of Arts degree (Biological Basis of Behavior and Classical Studies) from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Postgraduate Training:
Dr. Bonfield completed his residency in Neurosurgery, a fellowship in Spine Surgery, as well as, subspecialty training in Pediatric Craniofacial at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Bonfield also completed a Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship with Pediatric Spine subspecialty training at the University of British Columbia/BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Current Research Interests:

  • Craniofacial surgery outcomes
  • Minimally-invasive craniofacial deformity correction
  • Spinal deformity correction
  • Chiari malformation and scoliosis
  • International neurosurgery