Karin Bierbrauer

Karin S. Bierbrauer

Affiliate Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery


Medical Degree, University of South Carolina 1984

Research and Practice Interests

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


Research Interests — head injury; biomedical informatics


Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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 ),

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

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

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