UAB MedCast

Transitional/Adult Care in Spina Bifida

Brandon Rocque, MD | Betsy Hopson, MSHA | Jeffrey Blount, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Rocque has a primary focus in pediatric neurosurgery, including care for hydrocephalus, spina bifida, spasticity, peripheral nerve injuries, Chiari malformation, and pediatric brain tumors,. In addition, Dr. Rocque practices general adult neurosurgery at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, with a focus on care for spinal disorders. 

Learn more about Brandon Rocque, MD 

Betsy Hopson, MSHA is a Spina Bifida Program Coordinator. 

Dr. Blount participates in the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgery but has particular academic interest in the surgical treatment of epilepsy in children, spina bifida, transitional care in spina bifida and public health issues in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Blount joined the faculty at UAB in 2000 and is the chief of pediatric neurosurgery. 

Learn more about Jeffrey Blount, MD 

Release Date: September 22, 2020
Expiration Date: September 22, 2023

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Ronan O’Beirne, EdD, MBA
Director, UAB Continuing Medical Education

Katelyn Hiden
Physician Marketing Manager, UAB Health System

The planners have no commercial affiliations to disclose.

Jeffrey P. Blount, MD
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, President of the Medical Staff, Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Betsy Hopson, MSHA
Director, UAB STEP Program,

Brandon Rocque, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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  • Topic Info:Brandon Rocque MD, Betsy Hopson MSHA and Jeffrey Blount MD discuss transitional and adult care in Spina Bifida. They share some of the challenges teens and young adults face when transitioning to adult health care, why it is important to have a coordinated transition of care plan for these patients and some of the perceptions and best practices for the care of adult spina bifida patients.