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Kerry Crone, MD

Professor of Clinical

Residency Associate Program Director

Neurosurgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: The Hospital for Sick Children (Pediatric Neurosurgery)
  • Clinical Scholar: Children's Hospital Medical Center (Neurosurgery)
  • Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Neurosurgery)
  • : North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Chief Resident Neurosurgery)
  • Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital (General Surgery)
  • Internship: North Carolina Baptist Hospital (General Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Neurological Surgery (Certification Date: 1990-05-18)


Neurological Surgery

Contact Information
Research Interests

Clinical Interests — Minimal access surgery; including endoscopic surgery; chiari malformations; brain tumors; design and implementation of patient safety initiatives and clinical outcomes studies

Research Interests — Chiari malformations; brain tumors; telemedicine

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Greiner, Hansel M; Tillema, Jan-Mendelt; Hallinan, Barbara E; Holland, Katherine; Lee, Ki-Hyeong; Crone, Kerry R 2012. Corpus callosotomy for treatment of pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association, 21 4, 307-9

Hsieh, Patrick C; Ondra, Stephen L; Grande, Andrew W; O'Shaughnessy, Brian A; Bierbrauer, Karin; Crone, Kerry R; Halpin, Ryan J; Suk, Ian; Koski, Tyler R; Gokaslan, Ziya L; Kuntz, Charles 2009. Posterior vertebral column subtraction osteotomy: a novel surgical approach for the treatment of multiple recurrences of tethered cord syndrome. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 10 4, 278-86

Stevenson, Charles B; Leach, James L; Gupta, Anita; Crone, Kerry R 2009. Cystic degeneration of the cerebellar tonsils in pediatric patients with Chiari Type I malformation. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 4 6, 557-63

Agabegi, Steven S; Antekeier, David P; Crawford, Alvin H; Crone, Kerry R 2008. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics, 31 2, 168

Neely, John C; Jones, Blaise V; Crone, Kerry R 2008. Spontaneous extracranial decompression of epidural hematoma. Pediatric radiology, 38 3, 316-8

Levine, N B; Miller, M N; Crone, K R 2007. Endoscopic resection of colloid cysts: indications, technique, and results during a 13-year period. Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN, 50 6, 313-7

Franz, David Neal; Leonard, Jennifer; Tudor, Cynthia; Chuck, Gail; Care, Marguerite; Sethuraman, Gopalan; Dinopoulos, Argirios; Thomas, George; Crone, Kerry R 2006. Rapamycin causes regression of astrocytomas in tuberous sclerosis complex. Annals of neurology, 59 3, 490-8

Levine, N B; Collins, J; Franz, D N; Crone, K R 2006. Gradual formation of an operative corridor by balloon dilation for resection of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas in children with tuberous sclerosis: specialized minimal access technique of balloon dilation. Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN, 49 5, 317-20

Tanaka, Tomoko; Ling, Benjamin C; Rubinstein, Jack H; Crone, Kerry R 2006. Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome in children with tethered spinal cord. Journal of neurosurgery, 105 4 Suppl, 261-4

Yeh, David D; Koch, Bernadette; Crone, Kerry R 2006. Intraoperative ultrasonography used to determine the extent of surgery necessary during posterior fossa decompression in children with Chiari malformation type I. Journal of neurosurgery, 105 1 Suppl, 26-32

Tinkle, Brad T; Schorry, Elizabeth K; Franz, David N; Crone, Kerry R; Saal, Howard M 2005. Epidemiology of hemimegalencephaly: a case series and review. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 139 3, 204-11

Andaluz, Norberto; Myseros, John S; Sathi, Sumeer; Crone, Kerry R; Tew, John M 2004. Recurrence of cerebral arteriovenous malformations in children: report of two cases and review of the literature. Surgical neurology, 62 4, 324-30; discussion 3

Parikh, Shital N; Crone, Kerry R; Crawford, Alvin H 2004. Chronic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation with anterolisthesis: case report. The Journal of trauma, 57 2, 392-5

Medina, L S; Frawley, K; Zurakowski, D; Buttros, D; DeGrauw, A J; Crone, K R 2001. Children with macrocrania: clinical and imaging predictors of disorders requiring surgery. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 22 3, 564-70

Keiper, G L; Koch, B; Crone, K R 1999. Achondroplasia and cervicomedullary compression: prospective evaluation and surgical treatment. Pediatric neurosurgery, 31 2, 78-83

Larson, J J; Ball, W S; Bove, K E; Crone, K R; Tew, J M 1998. Formation of intracerebral cavernous malformations after radiation treatment for central nervous system neoplasia in children. Journal of neurosurgery, 88 1, 51-6

Patterson, R J; Egelhoff, J C; Crone, K R; Ball, W S 1998. Atretic parietal cephaloceles revisited: an enlarging clinical and imaging spectrum? AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 19 4, 791-5

Gruber, D P; Crone, K R 1997. Endoscopic washout: a new technique for treating chronic subdural hematomas in infants. Pediatric neurosurgery, 27 6, 292-5

Kennedy, E M; Gruber, D P; Billmire, D A; Crone, K R 1997. Transpalatal approach for the extracranial surgical repair of transsphenoidal cephaloceles in children. Journal of neurosurgery, 87 5, 677-81

Taha, J M; Crone, K R; Zuccarello, M 1996. Infarction of a ventricular subependymoma after endoscopy: case report. Acta neurochirurgica, 138 11, 1362-3

Ball, W S; Crone, K R 1995. Chiari I malformation: from Dr Chiari to MR imaging. Radiology, 195 3, 602-4

Lewis, A I; Keiper, G L; Crone, K R 1995. Endoscopic treatment of loculated hydrocephalus. Journal of neurosurgery, 82 5, 780-5

Kollias, S S; Crone, K R; Ball, W S; Prenger, E C; Ballard, E T 1994. Meningioangiomatosis of the brain stem. Case report. Journal of neurosurgery, 80 4, 732-5

Laham, J L; Cotcamp, D H; Gibbons, P A; Kahana, M D; Crone, K R 1994. Isolated head injuries versus multiple trauma in pediatric patients: do the same indications for cervical spine evaluation apply? Pediatric neurosurgery, 21 4, 221-6; discussion 22

Lewis, A I; Crone, K R; Taha, J; van Loveren, H R; Yeh, H S; Tew, J M 1994. Surgical resection of third ventricle colloid cysts. Preliminary results comparing transcallosal microsurgery with endoscopy. Journal of neurosurgery, 81 2, 174-8

Payner, T D; Prenger, E; Berger, T S; Crone, K R 1994. Acquired Chiari malformations: incidence, diagnosis, and management. Neurosurgery, 34 3, 429-34; discussion 4

Taha, J M; Crone, K R; Berger, T S 1994. The role of hemispherectomy in the treatment of holohemispheric hemimegaloencephaly. Journal of neurosurgery, 81 1, 37-42

Taha, J M; Crone, K R; Berger, T S; Becket, W W; Prenger, E C 1993. Sigmoid sinus thrombosis after closed head injury in children. Neurosurgery, 32 4, 541-5; discussion 54

Babcock, D S; Barr, L L; Crone, K R 1992. Intraoperative uses of ultrasound in the pediatric neurosurgical patient. Pediatric neurosurgery, 18 2, 84-91

Barr, L L; Babcock, D S; Crone, K R; Berger, T S; Ball, W S; Prenger, E C 1991. Color Doppler US imaging during pediatric neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures. Radiology, 181 2, 567-71

Goldberg, S H; Farber, M G; Bullock, J D; Crone, K R; Ball, W S 1991. Bilateral congenital ocular cysts. Ophthalmic paediatrics and genetics, 12 1, 31-8

Buckingham, M J; Crone, K R; Ball, W S; Berger, T S 1989. Management of cerebral cavernous angiomas in children presenting with seizures. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 5 6, 347-9

Buckingham, M J; Crone, K R; Ball, W S; Tomsick, T A; Berger, T S; Tew, J M 1988. Traumatic intracranial aneurysms in childhood: two cases and a review of the literature. Neurosurgery, 22 2, 398-408

Crone, K R; Challa, V R; Kute, T E; Moody, D M; Kelly, D L 1988. Relationship between flow cytometric features and clinical behavior of meningiomas. Neurosurgery, 23 6, 720-4

Crone, K R; Lee, K S; Kelly, D L 1987. Correlation of admission fibrin degradation products with outcome and respiratory failure in patients with severe head injury. Neurosurgery, 21 4, 532-6

Hoffman, H J; Neill, J; Crone, K R; Hendrick, E B; Humphreys, R P 1987. Hydrosyringomyelia and its management in childhood. Neurosurgery, 21 3, 347-51

Challa, V R; Crone, K R; Ferree, C R; Moody, D M; Kelly, D L 1986. Chronic vermal herniation in a case of osteosarcoma of the occipital bone. Neurosurgery, 18 2, 180-5

Crone, K R; Lee, K S; Moody, D M; Kelly, D L 1986. Superior sagittal sinus air after penetrating craniocerebral trauma. Surgical neurology, 25 3, 276-8

Crone, K R; Lee, K S; Davis, C H 1985. Oculomotor palsy with pupillary sparing in a patient with chronic subdural hematoma. Surgical neurology, 24 6, 668-70

Arand, A G; Ball, W S; Crone, K R . Congenital scalp defects: Adams-Oliver syndrome. A case report and review of the literature. Pediatric neurosurgery, 17 4, 203-7

Jones, Blaise V; Ball, William S; Tomsick, Thomas A; Millard, Justin; Crone, Kerry R . Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation: diagnosis and treatment of 13 children with extended clinical follow-up. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 23 10, 1717-24

Levine, Nicholas B; Tanaka, Tomoko; Jones, Blaise V; Crone, Kerry R . Minimally invasive management of a traumatic artery aneurysm resulting from shaken baby syndrome. Pediatric neurosurgery, 40 3, 128-31

Vazquez, E; Ball, W S; Prenger, E C; Castellote, A; Crone, K R . Magnetic resonance imaging of fourth ventricular choroid plexus neoplasms in childhood. A report of two cases. Pediatric neurosurgery, 17 1, 48-52