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Shannon, Chevis, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics


Chevis N. Shannon, Dr.PH., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.E.R.C.
Director & Research Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery & Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director, Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs), Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Co-Director, Bench-to-Bedside, VU Medical School Research Immersion Program
615-322-7024 (office)

Dr. Shannon has 17 years of clinical research experience including the development and management of multi-center multidisciplinary clinical trials and clinical research. She is a funded investigator in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, a co-investigator for the Vanderbilt site, and the co-chair of the quality of life working group for the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Consortium (PRSC).  Additionally, Dr. Shannon is the lead investigator in the development of the Chiari Health Index for Pediatrics (CHIP), the first disease-specific patient-centered outcome for CM+SM in children. This instrument has been validated and is the focus of a funded PCORI grant aim, where she also serves as the Co-PI.  In her role as Bench-to-Bedside Research Co-Director for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she supports and mentors students through their research block. She is the Director of the Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids (SOCKs), a multidisciplinary research infrastructure established to enable and enhance collaborative clinical research within the pediatric surgical subspecialties at the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital.  In her role, she works with surgeon-scientists to develop outcomes and quality-focused research agendas, in addition to being a research mentor to over 25 trainees including residents and clinical fellows.

For more information, please visit the SOCKs website.