Katharine Cronk, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurosurgery

Katherine Cronk, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and a part of the neurosurgery department at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Cronk completed two fellowships: one in Functional Neurosurgery and one in Advanced and Complex Spinal Techniques at the Barrow Neurological Institute. There, she served as Chief Resident. Since then, she has gone on to win twenty awards for academic achievement, research, teaching, and her teamwork skills. Dr. Cronk has been Co-Investigator or Principal Investigator in studies with over $100,000 in funding. Currently, she works as an attending physician at five different hospitals in Massachusetts.

2015 Lowell General Interdisciplinary Teamwork Award
2012 Congress of Neurosurgeons: Spine Research Award
2012 American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Surgeons-NREF/Biomet Microfixation Research Fellow
2011 Congress of Neurosurgeons: Tumor Research Award
2010 Arizona Neurosurgical Society: Resident Research Award, First Place
2007 Columbia University: Miriam Berkman Spotnitz Award for excellence in research of neoplastic diseases
2007 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: Dr. Alfred Steiner Award, Top Award Research Excellence
2006 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: Dr. Alfred Steiner Award, Top Award Research Excellence
2003 Colombia University: NIH Summer Research Fellowship
2000 International Histochemical Society: Graduate Student Award
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Naragum V, Barest G, AbdalKader M, Cronk KM, Nguyen TN. Spontaneous Resolution of Post-Traumatic Direct Carotid-Cavernous Fistula. Interv Neurol. 2018 Feb; 7(1-2):1-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29628938.
  2. Rangel-Castilla L, Kalani MY, Cronk K, Zabramski JM, Russin JJ, Spetzler RF. Vertebral artery transposition for revascularization of the posterior circulation: a critical assessment of temporary and permanent complications and outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2015 Mar; 122(3):671-7. PMID: 25397367; DOI: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS14194;.
  3. Fang L, Lowther DE, Meizlish ML, Anderson RC, Bruce JN, Devine L, Huttner AJ, Kleinstein SH, Lee JY, Stern JN, Yaari G, Lovato L, Cronk KM, O'Connor KC. The immune cell infiltrate populating meningiomas is composed of mature, antigen-experienced T and B cells. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Nov; 15(11):1479-90. PMID: 23978377; PMCID: PMC3813416.
  4. Cronk K, Spetzler RF. The art of neuroanatomy. World Neurosurg. 2012 Jan; 77(1):44-5. PMID: 22120412.
  5. Kalani MY, Ahmed AS, Martirosyan NL, Cronk K, Moon K, Albuquerque FC, McDougall CG, Spetzler RF, Bristol RE. Surgical and endovascular treatment of pediatric spinal arteriovenous malformations. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 78(3-4):348-54. PMID: 22120563.
  6. Singh G, Kaif M, Ojha BK, Chandra A, Cronk K, Nakaji P. Torticollis as a late complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jun; 18(6):865-6. PMID: 21507660.
  7. Cronk K, Spetzler RF. Commentary for recurrent intracranial aneurysms after successful neck clipping. World Neurosurg. 2010 Oct-Nov; 74(4-5):437-8. PMID: 21492587.
  8. Willis SN, Mallozzi SS, Rodig SJ, Cronk KM, McArdel SL, Caron T, Pinkus GS, Lovato L, Shampain KL, Anderson DE, Anderson RC, Bruce JN, O'Connor KC. The microenvironment of germ cell tumors harbors a prominent antigen-driven humoral response. J Immunol. 2009 Mar 01; 182(5):3310-7. PMID: 19234230; DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.0803424;.
  9. Cronk KM, Wilkinson GA, Grimes R, Wheeler EF, Jhaveri S, Fundin BT, Silos-Santiago I, Tessarollo L, Reichardt LF, Rice FL. Diverse dependencies of developing Merkel innervation on the trkA and both full-length and truncated isoforms of trkC. Development. 2002 Aug; 129(15):3739-50. PMID: 12117822; PMCID: PMC2710109.
  10. Davis BM, Fundin BT, Albers KM, Goodness TP, Cronk KM, Rice FL. Overexpression of nerve growth factor in skin causes preferential increases among innervation to specific sensory targets. J Comp Neurol. 1997 Nov 03; 387(4):489-506. PMID: 9373009.

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