Katharine M. Cronk, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Katharine Cronk
72 East Concord Street


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.


  • Published on 9/27/2017

    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. PMID: 29628938.

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  • Published on 11/14/2014

    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.

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  • Published on 8/26/2013

    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.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Cronk K, Spetzler RF. The art of neuroanatomy. World Neurosurg. 2012 Jan; 77(1):44-5. PMID: 22120412.

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  • Published on 11/1/2011

    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.

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  • Published on 4/19/2011

    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.

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  • Published on 1/12/2011

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2009

    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.

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  • Published on 8/1/2002

    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.

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  • Published on 11/3/1997

    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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