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Kerry R. Crone, MD

Phone: 513-636-4726


Director, Graduate Education in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Faculty Neurosurgeon

Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Kerry Crone is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has been director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medial Center since July 1999.

Dr. Crone’s specialty interests include minimal access surgery and its applications for children with brain tumors, hydrocephalus and complex cysts within the brain. He has lectured extensively and taught other neurosurgeons these techniques at national and international meetings and courses and written numerous scholarly articles about the use of endoscopy and other tools to allow for these minimally invasive operations and has even been instrumental in designing some of the tools used by neurosurgeons around the world in visualizing and navigating during these operations.

He also has developed a very large and well renowned practice specializing in pediatric patients from infancy to young adulthood with Chiari malformations, offering not only the latest in imaging and surgical approaches, but expertise based on extensive research in

this field.

The design of our neurosurgical operative suite, which was the first of its kind in the world, and incorporates intraoperative MRI with specially designed pediatric operating beds and computer guided navigation instruments to allow for maximal safety during resection of brain tumors and other complex operations of the brain and spine, was guided by his experience and expertise.

"During the past twenty years I have focused on the diagnosis and the best surgical treatment for children with Chiari I malformations. A Chiari I malformation may present with a multitude and often confusing constellation of clinical symptoms that may differ depending on the age of the child. We have made significant progress in the surgical management of this difficult problem and hope to develop a better classification of this disorder that will help to better define the expected outcomes following surgery. I am deeply grateful for the trust that parents have given me in treating their children as this represents the most important aspect of my professional commitment."

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