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Lance S. Governale, MD

Lance S. Governale, MD

Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders
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Contact Information

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

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Dr. Governale is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children’s and an assistant professor of neurological surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He obtained his research training from the National Institutes of Health and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then stayed at Harvard to complete a neurosurgical residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and pediatric neurosurgical fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Governale has the distinction of having received 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.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

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


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


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


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • Neurosurgery


  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/06/2011


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

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