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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 (3)

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


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  • 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.
While Dr Bonfield was very good at explaining and treating my daughter with her back problems I feel as though he didn't give us all the options before jumping to surgery. If there was a chance physical therapy could have worked before surgery I wish we would have known that was an option.
March 30, 2021
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the pathology is complex and the Doctor's time was in demand. Dr. Bonfield did make an effort to address the issues.
March 24, 2021
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I received excellent care by Dr. Bonfield, his staff and the entire spine clinic.
March 1, 2021
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real nice
Februray 26, 2021
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Good experience
December 29, 2020
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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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