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Christopher M. Bonfield MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director, Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery Scoliosis and Spine Deformity Program, Director, Pediatric NeuroSpine Program, Neurosurgery Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Program, and Director, International Neurosurgery Program
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  • 118 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord
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    Craniofacial Surgery
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    Neurologic Surgery
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    Neurological Disorders, Surgery
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    Neurological Surgery
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    Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
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    Pediatric Neurosurgery
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    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    Spinal Surgery
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    Spine, Comprehensive

Locations (2)

2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
  • Fellowship - British Columbia's Children's Hospital, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery - American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2017
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2018

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
this was the best experience I have ever had at a doctor in my life. everyone was super friendly and the doctor was amazing, quick, and ensured I was heard as well as educated me. absolutely fantastic
December 18, 2020
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great doctor
October 29, 2020
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Dr Bonfield is so unlike other neurosurgeons. He has a great bedside manner!
October 23, 2020
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Explain in detail what is ahead. very friendly.answer all questions
October 23, 2020
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I felt rushed during the appointment
September 27, 2020
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Good communication
July 8, 2020
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LOVE *Dr. Bonfield! When he literally protects your little one's brain during surgery he holds a special place in our hearts!
July 2, 2020
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Excellent experience. He spent a lot of time with me and explained things very clearly to me. I came to get a second opinion and was really glad that I did. Great doctor!
June 10, 2020
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very good experience
May 13, 2020
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