Samuel (Trey) McClugage III, MD


Baylor College of MedicineFellowshipPediatrics2020
University of Alabama at BirminghamResidencyNeurological Surgery2019
University of Alabama at BirminghamMedical SchoolDoctor of Medicine2012
University of Virginia BachelorsBachelor of Arts in Neuroscience2008

Personal Statement

Clinical Interests:

Dr. McClugage’s clinical interests include the treatment and care of patients with hydrocephalus and complex shunt problems, Chiari malformations, pediatric tumors of the brain and spine, pediatric spinal disorders and congenital spinal anomalies, such as spina bifida and occult spinal dysraphism (lipomyelomeningocele, tethered cord syndrome, dermal sinus tract), and pediatric neurovascular disorders, such as moyamoya disease, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain and spine, cerebral aneurysms, vein of Galen and cavernous malformations. He has a particular interest in using minimally invasive and endoscopic treatments in the care of pediatric cranial and spinal disorders.

Research Interests:

Dr. McClugage’s research interests include evidence-based surgical outcomes research, with the goal of improving best practice guidelines for surgical care. He has a particular interest in clinical outcomes research for pediatric neurovascular disorders, Chiari malformations, and hydrocephalus.


Organization NameRole
AANS/CNS, Section on Pediatric Neurological SurgeryMember
American Association of Neurological SurgeonsMember
Congress of Neurological SurgeonsMember

Selected Publications

McClugage III SG, Oakes WJ (2019). The Chiari I malformation. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 24(3): 217-226.

McClugage III SG, Laskay N, Donahue BN, Kuhn EN, Arynchyna A, Aban IB, Peralta-Carcelen M, Johnston JM, Rocque BG (2019). Functional outcomes at 2 years of age after treatment for post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus: what do we know at time of consult. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 25(5): 453-61.

McClugage III SG, Lepard JR, Ray PD, Grant J, Blount JP, Rozzelle CJ, Johnston JM (2019). Incidence of delayed intracranial hypertension in children with isolated sagittal synostosis following open calvarial vault reconstruction. Child’s Nervous System 36(3): 545-550.

Sherrod BA, McClugage III SG, Mortellaro VE, Aban IB, Rocque BG (2019). Venous thromboembolism following inpatient pediatric surgery: analysis of 153,242 patients. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 54(4): 631-639.

McClugage SG, Watanabe K, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Tubbs RS, Oakes WJ (2012). The history of the surgical repair of spina bifida. Child’s Nervous System 28(10): 1693-700.

Rocque BG, Davis MC, McClugage III SG, Tuan DA, King III DT, Huong NT, Thi Bich Van N, Kankirawatana P, Vu Hung C, Nam Thang L, Johnston JM, Duc Lien N (2018). Surgical treatment of epilepsy in Vietnam: program development and international collaboration. Neurosurgical Focus 45(4): E3.

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