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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

About Christopher M. Bonfield

Areas of Expertise

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


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


  • English


  • 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.
He was the best surgeon we have spoke with. He made it feel like our time was valued to him and explained everything and even answered all my questions and explained those answered in depth.
September 29, 2023
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Dr. Bonefield was very professional, considerate and knowledgeable. He listed to all concerns and took my personal desires into consideration. He didn't beat around the bush but gave concise and clear answers to all questions. He had a great "bedside" manor and was really nice. He made me feel confident in his medical judgement
September 19, 2023
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August 7, 2023
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My life would look completely different without the help and care of Vanderbilt Health. I have the highest respect for Dr. Bonfield and I have nothing but good things to say about him and his office.
August 1, 2023
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We always have a great experience when we come here. We really trust the doctor and nurses.
July 26, 2023
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Extraordinarily positive experience with the physician!!!
June 28, 2023
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He is truly the best! We are blessed to have him as our Neurosurgeon!
June 18, 2023
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Took all the time that was needed to answer my concerns
May 8, 2023
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Dr Bonfield is outstanding. He answered all of my questions and showed me the areas causing the problem on the PET scan. I trust Dr Bonfield and this was the first time we met. He is excellent.
April 10, 2023
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