Renee Reynolds, MD, Appointed in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Updated: 9/13/2013
Renee Reynolds, MD

Renee Reynolds, MD, has joined the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program for University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, the State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery effective September 1.

Dr. Reynolds completed her neurosurgical training at the DukeUniversityMedicalCenter in 2012 and received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2006. She completed a one-year fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington in pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Reynolds clinical focus will center around congenital and acquired neurosurgical conditions including brain tumors, the surgical management of epilepsy, hydrocephalus, craniofacial disorders and spasticity. Her research interests include immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors and management of hydrocephalus

The Pediatric Neurosurgery program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is led by Veetai Li, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Women & Children's Hospital. Dr. Li is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Li has expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques including Endoscopic Surgery and Stereotaxy (framed and frameless), allowing for more precise and less traumatic removal of brain tumors and other brain lesions. He uses intra-operative functional mapping and electrocorticography for patients with tumors or other lesions in sensitive areas of the brain and for Epilepsy surgery.

Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical care. The most common diagnosis in the practice is Hydrocephalus and the full armamentarium of treatment for this entity is offered.

Additionally, the pediatric neurosurgery team participates in several comprehensive multi-disciplinary clinics at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, including Neuro-oncology Clinic for children with tumors of the brain and spinal cord, the Spina Bifida Center of Western New York offering the full spectrum of medical and surgical care for children and adults with congenital spinal cord malformations, Spasticity Clinic providing rmedical and neurosurgical treatment of spasticity in children, and the Craniofacial Clinic, which evaluates and treats children with congenital malformations of the skull and facial region including Craniosynostosis. 

Pediatric neurosurgery also participates in the management of trauma patients with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Additional care is provided by pediatric nurse practitioners, Sara Rivera, RN, MS, CPNP, and and Tiffany Hark, MS, CPNP, who provide continuity for both inpatient and outpatient care and are a tremendous educational resource for families.

Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo have been ranked by US News & World Report in its current 2013-2014 special edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.  This is the third straight year Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo has been included by US News & World Report in this special edition.  Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo was also ranked in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Cancer care in 2011 – 2012 and Gastroenterology in 2012 – 2013.

For more information about pediatric neurosurgery at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, please call (716) 878-7386 go online at www.wchob.org/neurosurgery.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond. 

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