Karin Muraszko, M.D.

Chair and Julian T. Hoff, M.D. Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor, Plastic Surgery
734-936-7010

Biography

Karin Muraszko, M.D., grew up in New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. She then continued to Columbia University in New York where she received her medical degree and completed her residency training in Neurological Surgery and completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery.

Following her training at Columbia, Dr. Muraszko was a researcher at the National Institutes for Health for two years before joining the team at the University of Michigan. In 2005, Dr. Muraszko was chosen to head the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, becoming the first woman to chair an academic neurosurgery department in the United States.

Dr. Muraszko specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) along with several pediatric professional associations. Her research interests include Immunotoxin therapy for brain tumors, the biology of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine and hydrocephalus.

Dr. Muraszko lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children.

Areas of Interest

Immunotoxin therapy for brain tumors, biology of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric brain and central nervous system tumors, pediatric brain tumors, CNS tumors, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele, craniofacial anomalies, chiari malformations, spasticity and cerebral palsy, tethered cord syndrome, vascular anomalies, pediatric brain and spine injury, refractory epilepsy, congenital brain and spinal cord anomalies.

Credentials

Medical School

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1981

Fellowship

Neurosurgery, New York Presbyterian Medical Center (Weill Cornell Medical Center), 1988

Professional Organizations

F.A.C.S., Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Grants

  • 2013-2015  A non-randomized, open-label dose-finding trial of combined cytotoxic and immune stimulatory strategy for the treatment of resectable primary malignant glioma; Sponsor: Phase ONE
  • 2012-2016  The Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium; Sponsor: Washington University
  • 2011-2013  The Notch signaling pathway in glioblastoma; Sponsor: NIH

Published Articles via Michigan Experts or PubMed

Locations

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Floor 3                       

1540 E Hospital Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-936-7010

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