Dr. Bookland’s practice covers the breadth of pediatric neurosurgical diseases, including congenital, oncologic, epileptic, vascular, spinal, and traumatic pathologies. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive treatments for craniofacial disorders, hydrocephalus, and ventricular and skull base brain tumors.

Dr. Bookland comes to Connecticut Children’s from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospitals where he completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery with Emory University. Prior to this, he concluded a residency in neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Bookland graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Bookland is board certified in Neurosurgery. His special areas of interest include research in both Neurocritical Care and Neuro-Oncology.


BS, Iowa State University, 2001

MD, Johns Hopkins, 2006


General Surgery, Johns Hopkins, 2006-2007

Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital, 2007-2013


Pediatric Neurosurgery, Emory School of Medicine, 2013-2014

  • Neurosurgery, The American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, The American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Locations for this Doctor

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

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Most Recent Comments

March 3, 2024
The provider Doctor Bookland was very friendly and so attentive to my child. He was observant of her behaviors and answered all my questions regarding our visit. He explained things thoroughly and interacted with my child in a compassionate way. He is patient and very very knowledgeable!
December 12, 2023
Thank you Dr. Bookland for always going above and beyond to re-answer questions and explain things for me!
December 12, 2023
Amazing experience
September 9, 2023
Very prompt, professional and kind
August 8, 2023
He was great. We were very worried when we got there and he was able to alleviate our concerns. He made sure we understood her diagnosis and the implications. He told us why he isn't worried and why we don't need to take action. And he told us what to watch for in the future. We left there very happy and relieved, and with a plan.
May 5, 2023
Not only did Dr. Bookland take the time to explain everything, but he also pauses to listen and give you the chance to ask questions. I never felt rushed during the appointment and appreciate his thoroughness. After the appointment, I sent Dr. Bookland an inquiry via MyChart and he was quick to respond with an answer. Really appreciated!
May 5, 2023
Markus Bookland is an amazing dr!
April 4, 2023
He was great with listening to my concern and involving me in the decision making, answering questions and discussing next steps.