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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  • 106 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

Patient Comments

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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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April 5, 2020
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*Dr. Bonefield was great very respectful and informative. Listens to our concerns and is reassuring _____ the matters.
Februray 20, 2020
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Dr. Bonfield provided easy to understand explanations of our daughter's condition and possible courses of treatment. After giving us the risks of the two options, he allowed for us to make the final decision. We didn't feel rushed at all. He answered our questions thoroughly and I felt as comfortable as a parent can feel when their child is about to have brain surgery.
December 30, 2019
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*Dr. Bonfield is very professional and listens, treats and does an amazing job. I'm very thankful for him and all he does for my son.
October 29, 2019
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*Dr. Bonfield eased my worries & concerns about procedures my child needs. He gave very thorough explanations that were easy to understand.
September 30, 2019
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