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Karin Bierbrauer, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Affiliate Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

COM Neurosurgery

  • Medical Degree: University of South Carolina
Research Interests

Clinical Interests — fetal malformations of the brain and spinal cord; spina bifida; tethered cord; head injury


Research Interests — head injury; biomedical informatics

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Abell, Katherine; Tolusso, Leandra; Smith, Nicki; Hopkin, Robert; Vawter-Lee, Marissa; Habli, Mounira; Riddle, Stefanie; Calvo-Garcia, Maria A; Guan, Qiaoning; Bierbrauer, Karin; Hwa, Vivian; Saal, Howard M 2020. Prenatal diagnosis of Proteus syndrome: Diagnosis of an AKT1 mutation from amniocytes. Birth defects research, ,

Matur, Abhijith V; Nouri, Aria; Huang, Shenwen; Elson, Nora C; Jeong, William; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Mangano, Francesco T; Cheng, Joseph S 2020. Complications in Children with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Following Spine Surgery: Analysis of the Pediatric National Surgery Quality Improvement Program Database. World neurosurgery, 133 , e473-e478

Nagaraj, Usha D; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Stevenson, Charles B; Peiro, Jose L; Lim, Foong Yen; Habli, Mounira A; Kline-Fath, Beth M 2020. Prenatal and postnatal MRI findings in open spinal dysraphism following intrauterine repair via open versus fetoscopic surgical techniques. Prenatal diagnosis, 40 1, 49-57

Patel, Smruti K; Staarmann, Brittany; Heilman, Alexander; Mains, Allie; Woodward, Jason; Bierbrauer, Karin S 2019. Growing up with spina bifida: bridging the gaps in the transition of care from childhood to adulthood. Neurosurgical focus, 47 4, E16

Patel, Smruti K; Zamorano-Fernandez, Jorge; Nagaraj, Usha; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Mangano, Francesco T 2019. Not all ventriculomegaly is created equal: diagnostic overview of fetal, neonatal and pediatric ventriculomegaly. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, ,

Shi, Angell; Kulkarni, Abhaya; Feldman, Kenneth W; Weiss, Avery; McCourt, Emily A; Schloff, Susan; Partington, Michael; Forbes, Brian; Geddie, Brooke E; Bierbrauer, Karin; Phillips, Paul H; Rogers, David L; Abed Alnabi, Waleed; Binenbaum, Gil; Levin, Alex V 2019. Retinal Findings in Young Children With Increased Intracranial Pressure From Nontraumatic Causes. Pediatrics, 143 2,

Strahle, Jennifer M; Taiwo, Rukayat; Averill, Christine; Torner, James; Shannon, Chevis N; Bonfield, Christopher M; Tuite, Gerald F; Bethel-Anderson, Tammy; Rutlin, Jerrel; Brockmeyer, Douglas L; Wellons, John C; Leonard, Jeffrey R; Mangano, Francesco T; Johnston, James M; Shah, Manish N; Iskandar, Bermans J; Tyler-Kabara, Elizabeth C; Daniels, David J; Jackson, Eric M; Grant, Gerald A; Couture, Daniel E; Adelson, P David; Alden, Tord D; Aldana, Philipp R; Anderson, Richard C E; Selden, Nathan R; Baird, Lissa C; Bierbrauer, Karin; Chern, Joshua J; Whitehead, William E; Ellenbogen, Richard G; Fuchs, Herbert E; Guillaume, Daniel J; Hankinson, Todd C; Iantosca, Mark R; Oakes, W Jerry; Keating, Robert F; Khan, Nickalus R; Muhlbauer, Michael S; McComb, J Gordon; Menezes, Arnold H; Ragheb, John; Smith, Jodi L; Maher, Cormac O; Greene, Stephanie; Kelly, Michael; O'Neill, Brent R; Krieger, Mark D; Tamber, Mandeep; Durham, Susan R; Olavarria, Greg; Stone, Scellig S D; Kaufman, Bruce A; Heuer, Gregory G; Bauer, David F; Albert, Gregory; Greenfield, Jeffrey P; Wait, Scott D; Van Poppel, Mark D; Eskandari, Ramin; Mapstone, Timothy; Shimony, Joshua S; Dacey, Ralph G; Smyth, Matthew D; Park, Tae Sung; Limbrick, David D 2019. Radiological and clinical predictors of scoliosis in patients with Chiari malformation type I and spinal cord syrinx from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, , 1-8

Nagaraj, U D; Bierbrauer, K S; Stevenson, C B; Peiro, J L; Lim, F Y; Zhang, B; Kline-Fath, B M 2018. Spinal Imaging Findings of Open Spinal Dysraphisms on Fetal and Postnatal MRI. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 39 10, 1947-1952

Nagaraj, Usha D; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Stevenson, Charles B; Peiro, Jose L; Lim, Foong-Yen; Zhang, Bin; Kline-Fath, Beth M 2018. Myelomeningocele Versus Myelocele on Fetal MR Images: Are There Differences in Brain Findings? AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 211 6, 1376-1380

Patel, Smruti K; Gozal, Yair M; Krueger, Bryan M; Bayley, James C; Moody, Suzanne; Andaluz, Norberto; Falcone, Richard A; Bierbrauer, Karin S 2018. Routine surveillance imaging following mild traumatic brain injury with intracranial hemorrhage may not be necessary. Journal of pediatric surgery, ,

Rosario, Bedda L; Horvat, Christopher M; Wisniewski, Stephen R; Bell, Michael J; Panigrahy, Ashok; Zuccoli, Giulio; Narayanan, Srikala; Balasubramani, Goundappa K; Beers, Sue R; Adelson, P David 2018. Presenting Characteristics Associated With Outcome in Children With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Secondary Analysis From a Randomized, Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Hypothermia. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 19 10, 957-964

Caruso, Michelle C; Daugherty, Margot C; Moody, Suzanne M; Falcone, Richard A; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Geis, Gary L 2017. Lessons learned from administration of high-dose methylprednisolone sodium succinate for acute pediatric spinal cord injuries. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, , 1-8

Nagaraj, U D; Bierbrauer, K S; Zhang, B; Peiro, J L; Kline-Fath, B M 2017. Hindbrain Herniation in Chiari II Malformation on Fetal and Postnatal MRI. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 38 5, 1031-1036

Wang, Lily L; Bierbrauer, Karin S 2017. Congenital and Hereditary Diseases of the Spinal Cord. Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR, 38 2, 105-125

Merhar, S L; Kline-Fath, B M; Nathan, A T; Melton, K R; Bierbrauer, K S 2016. Identification and management of neonatal skull fractures. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, ,

Nagaraj, Usha D; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Peiro, Jose L; Kline-Fath, Beth M 2016. Differentiating Closed Versus Open Spinal Dysraphisms on Fetal MRI. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 207 6, 1316-1323

Nagaraj, U D; Peiro, J L; Bierbrauer, K S; Kline-Fath, B M 2015. Evaluation of Subependymal Gray Matter Heterotopias on Fetal MRI. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, ,

Bixenmann, Ben J; Kline-Fath, Beth M; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Bansal, Danesh 2014. Prenatal and postnatal evaluation for syringomyelia in patients with spinal dysraphism. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 14 3, 316-21

Ostling, Lauren R; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Kuntz, Charles 2012. Outcome, reoperation, and complications in 99 consecutive children operated for tight or fatty filum. World neurosurgery, 77 1, 187-91

Singh, Sukhjinder; Kline-Fath, Beth; Bierbrauer, Karin; Racadio, Judy M; Salisbury, Shelia; Macaluso, Maurizio; Jackson, Elizabeth C; Egelhoff, John C 2012. Comparison of standard, prone and cine MRI in the evaluation of tethered cord. Pediatric radiology, 42 6, 685-91

Air, Ellen L; Yuan, Weihong; Holland, Scott K; Jones, Blaise V; Bierbrauer, Karin; Altaye, Mekibib; Mangano, Francesco T 2010. Longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging parameters in young children with hydrocephalus. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 5 4, 385-91

Hsieh, Patrick C; Ondra, Stephen L; Grande, Andrew W; O'Shaughnessy, Brian A; Bierbrauer, Karin; Crone, Kerry R; Halpin, Ryan J; Suk, Ian; Koski, Tyler R; Gokaslan, Ziya L; Kuntz, Charles 2009. Posterior vertebral column subtraction osteotomy: a novel surgical approach for the treatment of multiple recurrences of tethered cord syndrome. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 10 4, 278-86

Yuan, W; Mangano, F T; Air, E L; Holland, S K; Jones, B V; Altaye, M; Bierbrauer, K 2009. Anisotropic diffusion properties in infants with hydrocephalus: a diffusion tensor imaging study. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 30 9, 1792-8

Vender, John R; Bierbrauer, Karin 2005. Delayed intracranial hypertension and cerebellar tonsillar necrosis associated with a depressed occipital skull fracture compressing the superior sagittal sinus. Case report. Journal of neurosurgery, 103 5 Suppl, 458-61

Needleman, J P; Panitch, H B; Bierbrauer, K S; Schidlow, D V 2000. Chiari type I malformation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric pulmonology, 30 6, 490-2

Weiner, D; Bierbrauer, K 1998. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt obstruction presenting as apnea and bradycardia. Pediatric neurosurgery, 29 1, 52

Geller, E; Yoon, M S; Loiselle, J; Crisci, K L; Bierbrauer, K S 1997. Head injuries in children from plastic hairbeads. Pediatric radiology, 27 10, 790-3

Jallo, J; Nathan, D; Bierbrauer, K; Farber, E 1997. Chordoma: a case report. Surgical neurology, 48 1, 46-8

Kanev, P M; Bierbrauer, K S 1995. Reflections on the natural history of lipomyelomeningocele. Pediatric neurosurgery, 22 3, 137-40

Bierbrauer, K S; Storrs, B B; McLone, D G; Tomita, T; Dauser, R . A prospective, randomized study of shunt function and infections as a function of shunt placement. Pediatric neurosurgery, 16 6, 287-91

Kumar, Nirupama; Bierbrauer, Karin S; Grewal, Harsh . Microlaparoscopic-assisted lumboperitoneal shunt in the lateral position for pseudotumor cerebri in a morbidly obese adolescent. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 10 2, 267-9

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