Time: 7:30PM ET
Expert Speaker: Dr. Krystal Tomei
Topic: Chiari I Malformation in Children (A lecture for your children)
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Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Tomei is board certified in neurological surgery and pediatric neurosurgery. Her special interests include congenital spinal disorders, tethered cord and spina bifida; craniosynostosis; pediatric brain tumors; traumatic brain injury in children; and Chiari malformations. She was named to the UH Cleveland Medical Center staff in 2014.
Dr. Tomei earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her doctorate in medicine from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Tomei completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at The Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona.
She has coauthored more than a dozen papers and editorials in medical journals and contributed to several textbook chapters.
Dr. Tomei’s professional memberships include the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics.