Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Neurosurgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue, ACB #3109
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8386

Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Ctr-Neurosurgery
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone Number: 305-662-8386


Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Residency - University of Toronto
Medical School - University of Toronto

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery - Certified

Shelly Wang, MD, MPH
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Dr. Shelly Wang is a pediatric neurosurgeon within the Brain Institute and Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in Canada, followed by a residency in neurosurgery at the same institution. Dr. Wang then pursued a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She also completed a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include the management of epilepsy, hydrocephalus, congenital and developmental anomalies of the central nervous system, as well as neurotrauma.
Dr. Wang is board certified in neurosurgery through the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery (ABPNS), and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). She is dedicated to the advancement of the neurosurgical field through clinical innovation, quality improvement and academic research. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has written several textbook chapters and presented at both national and global medical conferences. Additionally, Dr. Wang is the principal investigator or site investigator for multiple clinical trials. Her work has received recognition for its academic merit and clinical impact. 
Dr. Wang is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialist (NCPS), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She speaks English and Mandarin.
The Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute is the first and largest clinical pediatric neuroscience program in the world. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment for children with a full spectrum of brain disorders, including brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, brain injuries and other anomalies. No other pediatric neurology-neurosurgery program in the Southeast ranks higher, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Children’s Hospitals” results. Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute balances safety and efficacy to achieve the best possible quality of life for children with a neurological condition. The Brain Institute receives referrals of complex cases from throughout the U.S. and around the world. Many of its greatest successes involve children who could not be helped by other programs, and were referred for the cutting edge care and research protocols for which the Brain Institute is renowned.


Bystrom, L.L., Levy, A.S., ..., Wang, S. (2023). Thalamic responsive neurostimulation for the treatment of refractory epilepsy: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 32(3), 366-375. View in Pubmed

Levy, A.S., Bystrom, L.L., ..., Wang, S. (2023). Responsive neurostimulation for treatment of pediatric refractory epilepsy: A pooled analysis of the literature. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 234(), 108012. View in Pubmed

Clarke, J.E., Reyes, J.M., ..., Wang, S. (2023). Chiari I malformation management in patients with heritable connective tissue disorders. World neurosurgery: X, 18(), 100173. View in Pubmed

Yossofzai, O., Stone, S., ..., Wang, S., et al (2023). Seizure outcome of pediatric magnetic resonance-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy versus open surgery: A matched noninferiority cohort study. Epilepsia, 64(1), 114-126. View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Ragheb, J., Wang, S. (2023). The osteoplastic flap for pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy treatment: step-by-step guide and technical nuances. Child's nervous system, Ahead of print(), . View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Wang, S., Ragheb, J. (2023). The natural history of postoperative hydrocephalus after pediatric hemispherectomy for medically refractory epilepsy: an institutional experience. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics., Ahead of print(), 1-6. View in Pubmed

Yossofzai, O., Stone, S.S.D., ..., Wang, S., et al (2023). Machine learning models for predicting seizure outcome after MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in children. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 32(6), 739-749. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Hauptman, J., Niazi, T.N. (2023). Chapter 220 - Eloquent Cortex Surgery for Epilepsy. Philadelphia. Wolters Kluwer. Epilepsy - a Comprehensive Textbook.

Hernandez, N., Wang, S., Ragheb, J. (2022). The role of the Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the Management of Hydrocephalus Internationally. Journal of global neurosurgery , 2(1), .

Lu, V.M., Hernandez, N., Wang, S. (2022). National characteristics, etiology, and inpatient outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury: a KID study. Child's nervous system, 38(8), 1541-1547. View in Pubmed

Yossofzai, O., Fallah, A., ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). Development and validation of machine learning models for prediction of seizure outcome after pediatric epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia, 63(8), 1956-1969. View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Brown, E.C., ..., Wang, S. (2022). Repeat surgery for pediatric epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of resection and disconnection approaches. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 30(6), 616-623. View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Wang, S., Niazi, T.N., et al (2022). Impact of intraventricular hemorrhage symmetry on endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: an institutional experience of 50 cases. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 31(3), 245-251. View in Pubmed

Clarke, J.E., Luther, E., ..., Wang, S. (2022). Intracranial aneurysms in the infant population: an institutional case series and individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, Ahead of print(), 1-11. View in Pubmed

Gaztanaga, W., Luther, E., ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). Giant, symptomatic mixed vascular malformation containing a cavernoma, developmental venous anomaly, and capillary telangiectasia in a 19-month-old infant. Child's nervous system, 38(5), 1005-1009. View in Pubmed

Silva, M.A., Mirchia, K., ... Wang, S., et al (2022). Disseminated diffuse midline glioma associated with poorly differentiated orbital lesion and metastases in an 8-year-old girl: case report and literature review. Child's nervous system, 38(10), 2005-2010. View in Pubmed

Silva, M.A., Chang, H., ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). Surgical management of quadrigeminal cistern arachnoid cysts: case series and literature review. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 29(4), 427-434. View in Pubmed

Siegel, L., Yan, H., ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). Connectomic profiling and Vagus nerve stimulation Outcomes Study (CONNECTiVOS): a prospective observational protocol to identify biomarkers of seizure response in children and youth. BMJ open, 12(4), e055886. View in Pubmed

Hernandez, N.E., Lu, V.M., ..., Wang, S. (2022). Incidence, follow-up, and postnatal clinical progress of children with central nervous system anomalies on fetal MRI. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 30(2), 160-168. View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Leuchter, J.D. ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). The utility of congenital cardiac status to predict endoscopic third ventriculostomy and ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure in hydrocephalic infants. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 29(5), 528-535. View in Pubmed

Tierney, T.S., Alavian, K.N., ..., Wang, S., et al (2022). Initial experience with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound stereotactic surgery for central brain lesions in young adults. Journal of neurosurgery, Ahead of print(), 1-8. View in Pubmed

Hyslop, A., Wang, S., Bryant, J.P., et al (2021). Stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) in pediatric epilepsy: Utility in children with and without prior epilepsy surgery failure. Epilepsy research, 177(), 106765. View in Pubmed

Jain, S., Wang, S., ..., Ragheb, J. (2021). Autologous Calvarial Bone Remodeling Technique for Small to Medium-Sized Cranial Defects in Young Children: The "Switch-Cranioplasty" Technique. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 56(3), 248-253. View in Pubmed

Nagahama, Y., Zervos, T.M., ..., Wang, S., et al (2021). Real-World Preliminary Experience With Responsive Neurostimulation in Pediatric Epilepsy: A Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study. Neurosurgery, 89(6), 997-1004. View in Pubmed

Oppenhuizen, B., Ragheb, J., ..., Wang, S. (2021). Pediatric intracranial neurenteric cyst of the oculomotor nerve: a case-based review. Child's nervous system , 37(12), 3681-3693. View in Pubmed

Lu, V.M., Wang, S., Daniels, D.J., et al (2021). The clinical course and role of surgery in pediatric malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors: a database study. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 29(1), 92-99. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Sun, M.Z., Abecassis, I.J. et al (2021). Predictors of mortality and tumor recurrence in desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma and astrocytoma-and individual participant data meta-analysis (IPDMA). Journal of neuro-oncology, 155(2), 155-163. View in Pubmed

Bryant, J.P., Wang, S., Niazi, T.N. (2021). Carotid body tumor microenvironment. Philadelphia. Wolters Kluwer. Tumor Microenvironment – Novel Concepts..

Wang, S., Weil, A.G., Ibrahim, G.M., et al (2020). Surgical management of pediatric patients with encephalopathy due to electrical status epilepticus during sleep (ESES) . Epileptic disorders, 22(1), 39-54. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Ibrahim, G.M. (2019). Structural lesions of the central nervous system. San Diego. Plural Publishing Inc.. Manual of pediatric balance disorders.

Mithani, K., Mikhail, M., Morgan, B.R., ..., Wang, S., et al (2019). Connectomic Profiling Identifies Responders to Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Annals of Neurology, [Epub ahead of print](), . View in Pubmed

Hubbard, Z.S., Shah, A.H., Ragheb, M., Wang, S., et al (2019). Economic benefit of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in Haiti.. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, [Epub ahead of print](), . View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Ahuja, C.S., Das, S. (2019). Arachnoiditis Ossificans: a Rare Etiology of Oil-Based Spinal Myelography and Review of Literature. World neurosurgery, [Epub ahead of print](), . View in Pubmed

Voisin, M.R., Witiw, C.D., Deorajh, R., ..., Wang, S., et al (2018). Multilevel Spondylolysis Repair Using the "Smiley Face" Technique with 3-Dimensional Intraoperative Spinal Navigation. World neurosurgery, 109(), e609-e614. View in Pubmed

Wang, A.C., Jones, D.T.W., Abecassis, I.J., ..., Wang, S., et al (2018). Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma/Astrocytoma (DIG/DIA) Are Distinct Entities with Frequent BRAFV600 Mutations. Molecular cancer research , 16(10), 1491-1498. View in Pubmed

Merali, Z., Witiw, C., Wang, S., et al (2018). Spontaneous intracranial hypotension resulting in coma: case report and review of the literature. Interdisciplinary neurosurgery, 11(), 51-56.

Muir, R., Wang, S., Warf, B.C. (2018). Pediatric hydrocephalus in limited resource countries. Berlin. Springer Publishing. Pediatric hydrocephalus.

Wang, A.C., Abecassis, I. J., Wang, S., et al (2017). Primitive Desmoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor of the Skull Base. Journal of neurological surgery, Part B: Skull Base, 78(S01), 120.

Elkarim, G.A., Alotaibi, N.M., Samuel, N., Wang, S., et al (2017). Social media networking in pediatric hydrocephalus: a point-prevalence analysis of utilization. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 20(2), 119-124. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Stone, S., Weil, A.G., et al (2017). Comparative effectiveness of flexible versus rigid neuroendoscopy for endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization: a propensity score-matched cohort and survival analysis. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 19(5), 585-591. View in Pubmed

Muir, R.T., Wang, S., Warf, B.C. (2016). Global surgery for pediatric hydrocephalus in the developing world: a review of the history, challenges, and future directions. Neurosurgical focus, 41(5), E11. View in Pubmed

Tsitouras, V., Wang, S., Dirks, P., et al (2016). Management and outcome of chordomas in the pediatric population: The Hospital for Sick Children experience and review of the literature. Journal of clinical neuroscience, 34(), 169-176. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Drake, J., Kulkarni, A.V. (2016). Management and outcome of spontaneous subaponeurotic fluid collections in infants: the Hospital for Sick Children experience and review of the literature. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 18(4), 442-447. View in Pubmed

Fatehi, M., Ahuja, C.S., Wang, S., Ginsberg, H.J. (2016). Uremic tumoral calcinosis in the cervical spine: case report. Journal of neuroscience. Spine, 25(1), 26-30. View in Pubmed

Weil, A.G., Westwick, H., Wang, S., et al (2016). Efficacy and safety of endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization for hydrocephalus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Childs nervous system, 32(2), 2119-2131.

Fallah, A., Weil, A.G., Wang, S., et al (2016). Cost-utility analysis of competing treatment strategies for drug-resistant epilepsy in children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Epilepsy & Behavior, 63(), 79-88.

Wang, S., Fallah, A. (2016). Evaluating the epilepsy and oncological outcomes of pediatric brain tumors causing seizures. Translational pediatrics , 5(1), 9-11. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Singh, J., Fehlings, M.G. (2016). Medical management of spinal cord injury. Amsterdam. Elsevier. Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery.

Mohammed, S., Wang, S., Ali, J. (2016). Spine and spinal cord injury. Singapore. World Scientific Publishing Co.. The Surgical critical care handbook: guidelines for care of the surgical patient at the ICU.

Wang, S., Wilson, J., Fehlings, M.G. (2016). Acute management of spinal cord injury. New Delhi. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher . The Spine.

Wang, S., Fallah, A. (2014). Optimal management of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex: current and emerging options. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 10(), 2021-2030. View in Pubmed

Hawryluk, G.W., Spano, S., Chew, D., Wang, S., et al (2014). An examination of the mechanisms by which neural precursors augment recovery following spinal cord injury: a key role for remyelination.. Cell transplantation, 23(3), 365-380. View in Pubmed

Hawryluk, G.W., Mothe, A., Wang, J., Wang, S., et al (2012). An in vivo characterization of trophic factor production following neural precursor cell or bone marrow stromal cell transplantation for spinal cord injury. Stem cells and development, 21(12), 2222-2238. View in Pubmed

Wang, S., Hawryluk, G., Fehlings, M.G. (2012). Neuroprotective trials in spinal cord injury. New York. Thieme Medical Publisher. Essentials of spinal cord injury: basic research to clinical practice.

Wang, S., Hawryluk, G., Spano, S., et al (2010). Pharmacologic Protocols for Spinal Cord-Injured Athletes. Seminars in spine surgery, 22(4), 181-192.

Soeyonggo, T., Wang, S. (2010). Cell phones and cancer: a short communication. University of Toronto medical journal, 87(3), 125-129.

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