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Christopher Kramer

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Christopher L. Kramer, MD received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and graduated medical school from the Chicago Medical School. He completed his Neurology residency and fellowship in Neurocritical Care at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Minnesota, respectively. He is board certified in Neurology, Neurocritical Care, and Neurosonology. Dr. Kramer joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as a member of the neurocritical care and acute stroke teams since 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor and the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Kramer is a productive academician with several peer-reviewed publications, numerous internal and external leadership positions, journal responsibilities, and educational endeavors. He is committed to providing high-quality evidence-based individualized and compassionate care to all patients suffering from acute stoke and other ailments commonly encountered both inside and outside of the neurointensive care unit.


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    University of Illinois, Urbana/ChampaignB.S.12/2004Biology
    Chicago Medical School, North ChicagoM.D.06/2009Medicine
    Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ06/2013Neurology
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN06/2015Neurocritical Care
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    2017 - 2019Associate Junior Faculty Scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute, University of Chicago
    2013Manfred Muenter Award, Mayo Clinic
    2019Outstanding Service Award, University of Chicago
    2019 - 2020MERITS Fellowship , University of Chicago

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    1. Loggini A, Mansour A, El Ammar F, Tangonan R, Kramer CL, Goldenberg FD, Lazaridis C. Inversion of T Waves on Admission is Associated with Mortality in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Jun; 30(6):105776. PMID: 33839377.
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    2. Loggini A, Mansour A, El Ammar F, Lazaridis C, Kramer CL, Bulwa Z, Saleh Velez F, McCoy C, Goldenberg FD. Early Determinants of Neurocritical Care Unit Length of Stay in Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2021 04; 34(2):485-491. PMID: 32651738.
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    3. Loggini A, El Ammar F, Darzi AJ, Mansour A, Kramer CL, Goldenberg FD, Lazaridis C. Effect of desmopressin on hematoma expansion in antiplatelet-associated intracerebral hemorrhage: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Neurosci. 2021 Apr; 86:116-121. PMID: 33775314.
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    4. Loggini A, Ammar FE, Awad IA, Lazaridis C, Kramer CL, Kordeck C, McKoy C, Goldenberg FD, Mansour A. Temporal Evolution and Outcomes of Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Hospitalized Patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar; 30(3):105584. PMID: 33412398.
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    5. Loggini A, Tangonan R, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Kramer CL, Lazaridis C, Goldenberg FD. Neuroendocrine Dysfunction in the Acute Setting of Penetrating Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2021 03; 147:172-180.e1. PMID: 33346052.
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    6. Loggini A, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Kramer CL, Goldenberg FD, Lazaridis C. Association between electrolyte levels at presentation and hematoma expansion and outcome in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A systematic review. J Crit Care. 2021 Feb; 61:177-185. PMID: 33181414.
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    7. Loggini A, Tangonan R, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Goldenberg FD, Kramer CL, Lazaridis C. The role of amantadine in cognitive recovery early after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 07; 194:105815. PMID: 32244036.
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    8. Chakraborty T, Kramer CL, Wijdicks EFM, Rabinstein AA. Dysautonomia in Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Prevalence, Clinical Spectrum, and Outcomes. Neurocrit Care. 2020 02; 32(1):113-120. PMID: 31297663.
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    9. Loggini A, Martinez RC, Kramer CL. Cerebral Herniation from Hyperammonemic Cerebral Edema: A Potentially Reversible Neurological Emergency. Neurocrit Care. 2019 06; 30(3):681-685. PMID: 29998429.
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    10. Kramer CL. Vascular Disorders of the Spinal Cord. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2018 04; 24(2, Spinal Cord Disorders):407-426. PMID: 29613893.
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    11. Kramer CL. Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness. Neurol Clin. 2017 Nov; 35(4):723-736. PMID: 28962810.
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    12. Kramer CL, Boon AJ, Harper CM, Goodman BP. Compound muscle action potential duration in critical illness neuromyopathy. Muscle Nerve. 2018 03; 57(3):395-400. PMID: 28646510.
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    13. Kramer CL, Pegoli M, Mandrekar J, Lanzino G, Rabinstein AA. Refining the Association of Fever with Functional Outcome in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2017 02; 26(1):41-47. PMID: 27418103.
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    14. Kramer CL, Wetzel DR, Wijdicks EF. Devastating Delayed Leukoencephalopathy Associated with Bath Salt Inhalation. Neurocrit Care. 2016 06; 24(3):454-8. PMID: 26666544.
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    15. Singh TD, Kramer CL, Mandrekar J, Lanzino G, Rabinstein AA. Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: Risk of Progression and Development of Symptoms. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015; 40(5-6):236-43. PMID: 26484542.
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    16. Scharf EL, Kramer CL, Rabinstein AA. Hemorrhage or Ischemia? The Importance of 'Spotting' it Right. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Aug; 23(1):113-5. PMID: 25650013.
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    17. Gallo de Moraes A, Patel PA, Mahal E, Kramer CL, Diaz Soto JC, Moua T. Acute fever and seizure in a patient with recent atrial fibrillation ablation. Heart Lung. 2015 Jul-Aug; 44(4):314-6. PMID: 26021546.
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    18. Kramer CL, McCullough M, Wijdicks EF. Teaching video neuroimages: how to unmask respiratory strength confounded by facial diplegia. Neurology. 2015 Feb 24; 84(8):e57-8. PMID: 25713119.
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    19. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Festic E, Kramer CL, Freeman WD. Effect of prolonged therapeutic hypothermia on intracranial pressure, organ function, and hospital outcomes among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Dec; 21(3):451-61. PMID: 24865270.
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    20. Capampangan DJ, Lee-Ianotti JK, Riordan KC, Kramer CL. Teaching neuroImages: Hyperdense posterior cerebral artery sign. Neurology. 2014 Nov 11; 83(20):e180-1. PMID: 25385834.
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    21. Kramer CL, Rabinstein AA, Wijdicks EF, Hocker SE. Neurologist versus machine: is the pupillometer better than the naked eye in detecting pupillary reactivity. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct; 21(2):309-11. PMID: 24865269.
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    22. Kramer CL, Wijdicks EF. Central neurogenic hyperventilation. Neurology. 2014 Jul 22; 83(4):376. PMID: 25049304.
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