- Spina Bifida
- Tethered Spinal Cord
- Spasticity Management
- Birth Brachial Plexus Injury and Peripheral Nerve Injury
English, Conversational Spanish
My Approach to Care
"Because I work in a high-risk specialty of medicine, I consider communicating with and educating families to be especially important. We may not always agree, but if we can reach a level of mutual trust and confidence, we are more likely to be pleased with the results. I always hope for and work hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients whose care is entrusted to me."
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Memorial Medical Center, Chicago
Board Certification(s): American Board of Neurological Surgery, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Research & PublicationsMy research areas are congenital spinal anomalies, spina bifida/tethered spinal cord, birth brachial plexus injuries, and pediatric neurotrauma. PubMed ID: mpartington Link to publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1L5YO4VhtxRQv/bibliography/46801575/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
Interests & ActivitiesI enjoy walking, reading and book collecting. I also play golf badly.