Renowned Neurosurgeon Francis Kralick, DO, FACOS, Joins Shore Physicians Group
Shore Physicians Group (SPG) is pleased to announce neurosurgeon Dr. Francis Kralick, D.O., F.A.C.O.S, has joined its group and will begin seeing patients July 1 at its Northfield office located at 2605 Shore Rd., with surgical rights at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.
Dr. Kralick is an expert in performing complex, minimally invasive brain and spine surgery with endoscopic and microsurgery techniques. Conditions he treats include degenerative disease of the spine, spine and brain tumors, cerebrospinal fluid anomalies, hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and neurosurgical oncology.
“The addition of Dr. Kralick to our Neurosciences team will elevate our clinical expertise and provide the South Jersey community with enhanced neurosurgery options,” said Mark Stephens, Chief Administrative Officer of Shore Physicians Group. “Dr. Kralick’s impressive and extensive background along with his commitment to Shore Physicians Group’s patient-centered approach makes him a welcome addition to our team.”
Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Kralick comes to Shore Physicians Group from Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he has practiced since 2002 and serves as chief of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Complex Spinal Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics/Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova-Southeastern University in 1996, graduating with highest honors. Dr. Kralick completed his residency in neurosurgery at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received a resident achievement award as well as awards for scientific presentations on an international level. He completed a fellowship and advanced training in complex spinal surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania’s Simeone Institute for Neurosurgery in Philadelphia, under the tutelage of Dr. Frederick Simeone.
With a background in biomedical engineering, Dr. Kralick’s work resulted in five patented surgical methods and devices. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally on an array of neurosurgical topics, and has been published in peer reviewed journals and several medical textbooks. His background and experience in Engineering provides him with unique skills relevant to the increasing technology employed in the practice of Neurosurgery. Given this background, he has been selected to serve on the FDA advisory panel for Neurological Devices in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Kralick is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, North American Skull Base Society, International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders, and many other professional medical organizations. He is a co-principal investigator on numerous grants including some with the March of Dimes and the National Institute on Health.
A passionate educator, Dr. Kralick is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, and advised Biomedical Engineering PhD candidates at Drexel as well as Engineering graduate students and medical students. He continues to teach an array of students from high school to neurosurgeons.