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Our History

In 1963, The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center was established by Dr. Walter E. Boehm, a Chattanooga neurosurgeon who recognized a need to treat children born with birth defects, particularly hydrocephalus and spina bifida. The Center was created to address the medical, financial, and psycho-social needs of these children and their families.

Today, the Center serves over 950 clients across the South and is located at Children's Hospital at Erlanger's main campus in Chattanooga, Tennessee.








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