Kerry R. Crone, MD

Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-4726



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


Chiari malformations; brain tumors; telemedicine 

Dr. Kerry Crone is a professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center beginning in 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.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1978.

Residency: Neurosurgery, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

 Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1986.

View PubMed Publications

Phillips CL, Miles L, Jones BV, Sutton M, Crone K, Fouladi M. Medulloblastoma with melanotic differentiation: case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2010 Oct 16.

Stevenson CB, Leach JL, Gupta A, Crone KR. Cystic degeneration of the cerebellar tonsils in pediatric patients with Chiari Type I malformation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Dec;4(6):557-63.

Air E, Ghomri YM, Tyagi R, Grande AW, Crone K, and Mangano FT. Management of Vagal Nerve Stimulator Infections. Do they need to be removed? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009; 3(1): 73-78.

Yuan W, Holland S, Jones BV, Crone K, and Mangano FT. Characterization of Abnormal Diffusion Properties of Supratentorial Brain Tumors: A Preliminary DTI Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009; 1(4): 263-269.

Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone KR. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics. 2008 Feb;31(2):168.

Neely JC 2nd, Jones BV, Crone KR. Spontaneous extracranial decompression of epidural hematoma. Pediatr Radiol. 2008; 38(3):316-8.

Levine NB, Miller MN, Crone KR. Endoscopic resection of colloid cysts: Indications, technique, and results during a 13-year period. Minim Invas Neurosurg. 2007; 50:313-317.