Dr. Christopher Bogaev

Dr. Christopher Bogaev

Dr. Bogaev specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery to include pituitary and acoustic tumor resection. He boasts an outstanding record of high patient satisfaction, winning the Patient’s Choice Award for the last six consecutive years and has been recognized as one of the top doctors in Texas. Dr. Bogaev completed neurosurgery residencies at the University of Virginia and the Royal College of Surgeons in England. He received additional training in skull base, micro-neurosurgery at George Washington University.

Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Bogaev Explains His Approach To Your Care

Dr. Christopher Bogaev is a board certified, 17-year, neurosurgery veteran that frequently treats skull base tumors, Chiari malformations, and shunt placement and revision. He has become a tumor expert in this part of the country, usually working on five to eight tumors each week. Because of his consistent exposure to these surgeries, Dr. Bogaev’s experience translates into smoother procedures, with patients typically spending less time under anesthesia. Dr. Bogaev is also a published author with numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Education and Experience:

Medical School:

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, 1992


General Surgery
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1992-1993


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1993-1998

Royal College of Surgeons, National Health Service, Plymouth, England, 1996-1997

Neurosurgery, Chief Resident
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1997-1998

Specialty Training:

Cranial Base Surgery and Micro-Neurosurgery
George Washington University Washington, D.C., 1998

Undergraduate Education:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Degree: BA, 1998


Bexar County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons


Dr. Bogaev’s research interests include the following:

Bogaev CA: Extended Subfrontal Transbasal Approach Combined with Midface Degloving for Cosmetic Resection of Giant Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibromas, Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Phoenix, AZ, March 2000.

Bogaev CA: Practical Course Faculty: “Anterior and Anterolateral Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms,” American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, April 11-15, 2000.

Bogaev CA: Practical Course Faculty: “Transcondylar Approaches for Cranial Base Tumors,” Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, September 23-28, 2000.

Bogaev CA: Surgical Approaches to Cavernous Sinus Tumors, Texas Medical Association, Houston, TX, May 3-5, 2001.

Expression of Alpha2-Macroglobulin Receptor/Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein in Reactive and Neoplastic Glial Cells, November 1991–February 1992.

Increased Lysophosphatidate Levels in CSF After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, July 1995-1998.

Expression of Soluble Adhesion Molecules in CSF after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, October 1994-1998

Quantification of Exposure of the Basilar Bifurcation and Related Structures in One Endoscopic and Three Open Operative Approaches in Human Cadavers, July 1995-1998.

In Vitro Human Axonal Regeneration by Blocking the Inhibitory Effects of Human Oligodendroglia, July 1995-1998.


Recognition / Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2012
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award, 2012
Patients’ Choice Award, 2008-2013
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2009-2012
Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Texas, 2009