Chief Emeritus, Division of Neurosurgery
Attending Physician, Division of Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. McComb is CHLA’s Chief Emeritus for the Division of Neurosurgery and currently serves as an attending physician. During his 36 years at CHLA—in which he has led not only as Chief of Neurosurgery but also as a five-term President of the CHLA Medical Group and a former member of the Board of Trustees for our hospital—Dr. McComb’s thoughtful stewardship of the patients and families in our care is one of the reasons CHLA continues to rank annually among the top U.S. children’s hospitals for neurosurgery. His prolific research has advanced the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with disorders such as hydrocephalus, neural tube defects and more. Under Dr. McComb’s direction, CHLA also developed renowned pediatric neurosurgery training programs, cultivating generations of neurosurgical fellows, residents and medical students from Keck School of Medicine of USC and many other universities. It is fitting to his legacy, therefore, that the first person to hold the McComb Family Chair was one of his pediatric neurosurgical fellows here at CHLA from 2001 to 2002.

Clinical Interests

Hydrocephalus; Neural tube defects (spina bifida); Brain and spinal cord tumors; Craniosynostosis; Craniofacial anomalies; Chiari malformations; Arachnoid cysts; Brain and spinal cord trauma;Vascular malformations


Medical School: 

University of Miami School of Medicine


University of California/Los Angeles; Surgical Internship


Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Pediatric Residency;Children's Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Neurosurgery Residency


University College London, London, England, Postdoctorate Fellow, Physiology



American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery and American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; American Academy of Pediatrics; Society of Neurological Surgeons; Int'l Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; American Association of Neurologic Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Academy of Neurological Surgeons; American College of Surgeons

Research Interests: 

Physiology of cerebrospinal fluid; Pathophysiology of hydrocephalus; Mechanisms of transport at the blood-brain barrier; Multiple clinical investigations of pediatric neurosurgical problems

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