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Lance S. Governale, MD

Lance S. Governale, MD

Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders
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Neurosurgery
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Spina Bifida Program
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Contact Information

Neurosurgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2010
FX: (614) 722-2041

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus

Biography

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 clinical outcomes and quality improvement, and he is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He is especially interested in craniosynostosis, minimally invasive neurosurgery (including endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, pituitary disease, and skull base disease), brain / spinal cord tumors, arachnoid cysts and cavernous malformations.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School
    Date Completed: 06/05/2003

Residency

  • Harvard - Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2011

Department:

  • Pediatric Surgery

Section:

  • Neurosurgery

Specialty:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/06/2011

Publications

  • Lance Governale. 2010. Anesthetic and intensive care management of the patient with a meningioma. In Meningiomas: A Comprehensive Text.: Elsevier.

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