The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia appointed Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD, to the leadership position of chief of the division of neurosurgery.

Dr. Storm’s surgical practice focuses on brain tumors and complex spine tumors. He has pioneered several innovative procedures and is recognized as a leader in endoscopic skull base surgery and complex reconstructive spine surgery.

On the research front, Dr. Storm has spearheaded collaboration with the division of oncology and the CHOP Research Institute in which tissue from every brain and spine tumor treated at CHOP is collected for gene sequencing. The goal of the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium is to develop more precisely targeted postoperative chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Dr. Storm has contributed to more than 100 publications; top peer-reviewed journals, including Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have published his work. His laboratory has received more than $5 million in National Institutes of Health grants, foundation grants, and philanthropic support.

Dr. Storm joined Children’s Hospital in 2003 as a pediatric neurosurgery fellow. Since 2004, he has served as an attending surgeon, and is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his new role as chief of neurosurgery Jan. 1.