Lance S. Governale, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children’s and an assistant professor of neurological surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Governale has received several distinguished awards from his colleagues for excellence in research, teaching and clinical care, including the Harvard Medical School Richardson Research Fellowship for MD Scientists and a nomination for the Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. His research interests focus on device development, and he is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is especially interested in minimally invasive neurosurgery (including endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, pituitary disease, and skull base disease), brain/spinal cord tumors, arachnoid cysts, and cavernous malformations.
Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life.