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Frederick George (Fred) Barker, II, MD

  • Phone: 617-724-8772
Department of Neurosurgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology (Brain)
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurofibromatosis Surgery
Clinical Interests
Acoustic neuroma
Benign and malignant brain tumors
Hemifacial spasm
Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, University of California Medical Center
Board Certifications
Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

MGH and MEEI perform first ABI surgery in New England

MGH Hotline 06.26.09 Surgeons from MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) performed an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) surgery -- a New England first -- May 20 with the goal of eventually partially restoring the patient's hearing.

MGH and Mass Eye and Ear make history with auditory brainstem implant surgery

A team of surgeons, audiologists and nurses from the MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary recently performed an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) on a 16-month-old patient – the youngest person in the U.S. to receive the device.

New guidelines for “gluten-free”

The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated a milestone Aug. 5, when new Food and Drug Administration standards for gluten-free labeling went into effect.

Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-8772
Fax: 617-726-3365