Francis Kralick, DO, FACOS
Neurosurgery

Practice Locations

649 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Tel: 609-365-6239
Fax: 609-653-1497

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
About Francis Kralick, DO, FACOS
  • Hospital Affiliations
    • Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ
  • Certifications
    • Board Certified in Neurological Surgery
  • Additional Information
    Research and Publications
    PUBLISHED PAPERS  *-denotes peer reviewed journals
    • *Stechison, M.T. and F.J. Kralick, The trigeminal evoked potential: Part I. Long-latency responses in awake or anesthetized subjects. Neurosurgery, 1993. 33(4): p. 633-8.
    • *Kralick, F., Neurosurgical Treatment of Hypothalamic Hamartoma Producing Intractable Gelastic  Seizures and Precocious Puberty. JAONS, 2001. 1: p. 17-22.
    • *Kralick, F. and R. Koenigsberg, Sciatica in a patient with unusual peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Surgical Neurology, 2006. 66(6): p. 634-637.
    • *Tofighi, M.-R., Kawoos, U.  Kralick, F.A. Rosen, A., Wireless intracranial pressure monitoring through scalp at microwave frequencies; preliminary phantom and animal study. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2006: p. 1738-1741.
    • *U. Kawoos, R. V. Warty, F. A. Kralick, M. R. Tofighi and A. Rosen. “Issues in Wireless Intracranial Pressure Monitoring at Microwave Frequencies”, PIERS Online Vol. 3 No. 6 2007 pp: 927-931
    • *Kawoos, U. Tofighi, M. R. Warty, R. Kralick, F. A. Rosen, A., In-Vitro and In-Vivo Trans-Scalp Evaluation of an Intracranial Pressure Implant at 2.4 GHz. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2008. 56(10): p. 2356-2365.
    • *Emam, M. Abashiya, Y. Chareunsack, B. Skordos, J. Oh, J. Choi, Y. Kralick, F. Noh, H., A novel microdevice for the treatment of hydrocephalus: design and fabrication of an array of microvalves and microneedles. Microsystem Technologies-Micro-and Nanosystems-Information Storage and Processing Systems, 2008. 14(3): p. 371-378.
    • *U. Kawoos, R. V. Warty; M. R. Tofighi, F.A.Kralick, D. Yoo, T. Neal, A. Rosen Embedded microwave system for monitoring of intracranial pressure, Proceedings of 2009 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, p 119-122, 2009
    • *Kralick FA, Noh H, Design and Fabrication of a PDMS/Parylene Microvalve for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus,Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 20, No. 4, August 2011, p 811-818
    • *Kralick FA, Oh J, Medina T, Noh H. Microfabricated Shunt to Mimic Arachnoid Granulations for the Treatment of Communicating Hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochirurgica accepted  Jan 2011
    • O. Sheikh, A. Reaves,  F. A. Kralick, A. Brooks R. E. Musial,e J. Gasperino, Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Spinal Accessory Nerve: A Unique Presentation of a Rare Tumor, The Journal of Clinical Neurology 2012; 8: 1-4
    BOOK CHAPTERS
    • Simeone F, Kralick FA. Posterior Cervical Fusion using the Unisom System. Spinal Instrumentation: Surgical Techniques, Eds. Kim, Vaccaro, Fessler. Thieme 2005
    • Kralick FA. Oh J, Kim G, Medina T, Noh H  Microfabricated Shunt to Mimic the Function and  Location of Arachnoid Granulations for the Treatment of Communicating Hydrocephalus, Eds.  Schuhmann, Czosnyka. Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring XIV, Acta Neurochirurgica  Supplementeum, Vol. 114, Springer-Verlag/Wien, 2012
    • Kawoos U, Tofighi M, Rosen A, Kralick FA, Embedded Microwave Sensors for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Eds. Mostafeanezhad, Boric-Lubecke and Lin, Medical and Biological Microwave Sensors and Systems, Cambridge Univ Press, In Press
    PATENTS
    • Kralick FA, Parrish W, Orr G, Willet D.  Method for the Stimulation of Cell Growth and the Inhibition of Cell Proliferation by Utilization of Selenodithiols such as Selenodiglutathione.  US patent #5,104,854: Issued April 12, 1992.
    • Kralick FA, Parrish W.  Method for the Inhibition of the Proliferation of Cancer Cells in a Tumor Sensitive to Treatment with a Selenodithiol by Injection into a Tumor.  US patent #5,104,854:  Issued April 14, 1992.
    • Kralick FA, Noh Hongseok, Implantable Micro-System for the Treatment of  Hydrocephalus, CIP
    • Kralick FA, Noh Hongseok, Implantable Micro-System for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus. US Patent No. US 8206334 B2,
    • Kawoos U, Rosen A, Rosen H, Kralick FA. Microwave Intracranial Pressure Implant and CSF Drainage. US Patent No. 12/558,157

    In Practice Since:
    • 2002 at Drexel University and Hahnemann University Hospital serving as Chief of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor Neurological Surgery
Awards
Nova-Southeastern graduation with highest honors
1996
ACOS Surgical Residency Scholarship Excellence in Medicine
1998
ACOS Resident Achievement Award
2001
2nd Place Poster Presentation ACA Image guided Neurosurgery for Spinal Instability
2001
Palm Desert, CA
National Sofamor Danek Resident Achievement Award Correction of Cephalocranial Disproportion by Expansion Craniectomy and Shunt Revision for Pansyostosis
2002
Technical Note
Robert Irwin Literary Award
2002
ACOS Fellowship designation (F.A.C.O.S.)
2008