Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Riley grew up in Huntsville, AL, attended undergraduate at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed Neurosurgery Residency at UAB and a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England.
    Dr. Riley joined the Neurosurgery faculty in 2004.
    Dr. Riley specializes in non-vascular, cranial neurosurgery including general cranial neurosurgery and:
    Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor and Skull Base surgery
    Adult Epilepsy Surgery
    Brain tumor Surgery
    Radiosurgery- brain and spine
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Human and rodent temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by changes in O-GlcNAc homeostasis that can be reversed to dampen epileptiform activity.Neurobiology of Disease.  124:531-543. 2019
    2018 Letter to the Editor. Atypical pituitary adenoma.Journal of Neurosurgery.  129:1657-1659. 2018
    2018 Long-term survival following transformation of an adrenocorticotropic hormone secreting pituitary macroadenoma to a silent corticotroph pituitary carcinoma: Case report.World Neurosurgery2018
    2018 Automated detection of mesial temporal and temporoperisylvian seizures in the anterior thalamic nucleus.Epilepsy Research.  146:17-20. 2018
    2018 Porcine small intestine submucosal grafts improve remucosalization and progenitor cell recruitment to sites of upper airway tissue remodeling.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  8:1162-1168. 2018
    2018 In Response to In Reference to Intervention for Elevated Intracranial Pressure Improves Success Rate After Repair of Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks.Laryngoscope2018
    2018 Discrepancy Between Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference Discussions and Hospital Quality Metric Standards.World Neurosurgery.  115:e105-e110. 2018
    2018 Chronic ambulatory electrocorticography findings preceding sudden death in epilepsy.Neurology: Clinical Practice.  8:e1-e3. 2018
    2018 Postoperative radiosurgery for the treatment of metastatic brain tumor: Evaluation of local failure and leptomeningeal disease.Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.  49:48-55. 2018
    2018 Auras localized to the temporal lobe disrupt verbal memory and learning - Causal evidence from direct electrical stimulation of the hippocampus.Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  10:99-101. 2018
    2017 Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy for intact brain metastases.Advances in Radiation Oncology.  2:564-571. 2017
    2017 Thirty-day non-seizure outcomes following temporal lobectomy for adult epilepsy.Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  160:12-18. 2017
    2017 Response to: Letter to the Editor regarding "Changing the surgical dogma in frontal sinus trauma: transnasal endoscopic repair".International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:1109-1110. 2017
    2017 Intervention for elevated intracranial pressure improves success rate after repair of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks.Laryngoscope.  127:2011-2016. 2017
    2017 Changing the surgical dogma in frontal sinus trauma: transnasal endoscopic repair.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:441-449. 2017
    2017 Distant brain recurrence in patients with five or more newly diagnosed brain metastases treated with focal stereotactic radiotherapy alone.Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT.  4:255-263. 2017
    2017 Treatment of racemose neurocysticercosis.Surgical Neurology International.  8:168. 2017
    2016 Enlargement of Meckel's cave in patients with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:421-424. 2016
    2016 Primary Sellar Rhabdomyosarcoma Arising in Association With a Pituitary Adenoma.International Journal of Surgical Pathology.  24:753-756. 2016
    2016 Successful repair of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks improves outcomes in endoscopic skull base surgery.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:80-86. 2016
    2016 Factors impacting cerebrospinal fluid leak rates in endoscopic sellar surgery.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  6:1117-1125. 2016
    2016 Statistical modeling of ICEEG features that determine resection planning.Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  147:18-23. 2016
    2016 Management Strategies for Skull Base Inverted Papilloma.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  155:179-183. 2016
    2016 Design of a Phase I Clinical Trial to Evaluate M032, a Genetically Engineered HSV-1 Expressing IL-12, in Patients with Recurrent/Progressive Glioblastoma Multiforme, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, or Gliosarcoma.Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development.  27:69-78. 2016
    2016 Draf III mucosal graft technique: long-term results.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  6:514-517. 2016
    2016 Penetration of an Optic Nerve by a Sellar/Suprasellar Arachnoid Cyst.World Neurosurgery.  87:662.e7-662.11. 2016
    2015 Assessment of driving outcomes after epilepsy surgery.Epilepsy and Behavior.  52:25-30. 2015
    2015 Inaccurate Assessments of Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy Following Nasoseptal Flap Reconstruction.Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base.  76:385-389. 2015
    2015 Objective assessment of olfaction after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.American Journal of Rhinology.  29:365-368. 2015
    2015 The use of image-guidance during transsphenoidal pituitary surgery in the United States.American Journal of Rhinology.  29:215-220. 2015
    2014 Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  151:1061-1066. 2014
    2014 Porcine small intestine submucosal grafts for post-tumor resection orbital reconstruction.Laryngoscope.  124:E219-E223. 2014
    2014 State of the art epilepsy imaging: an update.Clinical Nuclear Medicine.  39:511-523. 2014
    2014 In response to simultaneous pericranial and nasoseptal flap reconstruction of anterior skull base defects following endoscopic-assisted craniofacial resection.Laryngoscope.  124:E150. 2014
    2014 Smell sparing unilateral intracranial dermoid resection.Allergy and Rhinology.  5:39-40. 2014
    2014 Contralateral brachial plexus palsy and Horner syndrome following vestibular schwannoma resection: A complication of patient positioningInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery.  1:35-37. 2014
    2014 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak repair: a five-year prospective evaluation.Laryngoscope.  124:70-75. 2014
    2013 Porcine small intestine submucosal graft for endoscopic skull base reconstruction.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  3:928-932. 2013
    2013 Simultaneous pericranial and nasoseptal flap reconstruction of anterior skull base defects following endoscopic-assisted craniofacial resection.Laryngoscope.  123:2383-2386. 2013
    2013 Surgical approaches to central skull base and postsurgical imaging.Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI.  34:476-489. 2013
    2013 Acetazolamide for high intracranial pressure cerebrospinal fluid leaks.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  3:718-721. 2013
    2013 Evaluating hippocampal internal architecture on MRI: inter-rater reliability of a proposed scoring system.Epilepsy Research.  106:146-154. 2013
    2013 Rathke cleft cyst. MRI criteria for presumptive diagnosis.Neurosciences -Riyadh-.  18:258-263. 2013
    2012 Transnasal endoscopic repair of posterior table fractures.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  147:1142-1147. 2012
    2012 Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma: two case reports.Journal of Medical Case Reports.  6:251. 2012
    2012 Cerebrospinal fluid volume replacement following large endoscopic anterior cranial base resection.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  2:217-221. 2012
    2012 Changing paradigms in frontal sinus cerebrospinal fluid leak repair.International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  2:227-232. 2012
    2012 Treatment strategies for lateral sphenoid sinus recess cerebrospinal fluid leaks.Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  138:471-478. 2012
    2012 The Draf III mucosal grafting technique: a prospective study.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  146:664-668. 2012
    2012 Optic nerve hemangioblastoma: a case report.Case Reports in Pathology.  2012:915408. 2012
    2011 Radiation-induced ocular motor cranial nerve palsies in patients with pituitary tumor.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:210-213. 2011
    2011 Frontal sinus skull base defect repair using the pedicled nasoseptal flap.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  145:338-340. 2011
    2011 Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.  44:989-ix. 2011
    2011 Endoscopic removal of a bullet penetrating the middle cranial fossa.Skull Base Reports.  1:47-50. 2011
    2011 Preference-based quality-of-life measures for neocortical epilepsy surgery.Epilepsia.  52:1018-1020. 2011
    2011 Endoscopic resection of intracranial dermoid cysts.Journal of Laryngology and Otology.  125:423-427. 2011
    2011 Meningioma interdigitated with primary central nervous system B-cell lymphoma: A case report and literature review.Surgical Neurology International.  2:181. 2011
    2010 Endoscopic Coblatorâ„¢-assisted management of encephaloceles.Laryngoscope.  120:2535-2539. 2010
    2010 Apparent widening gap in access to neuro-oncologic care in the United States: need for action.Archives of Neurology -Chigago-.  67:1137-1139. 2010
    2010 Radiofrequency coblation decreases blood loss during endoscopic sinonasal and skull base tumor removal.ORL.  72:38-43. 2010
    2009 Effect of epilepsy magnetic source imaging on intracranial electrode placement.Annals of Neurology.  65:716-723. 2009
    2008 Advances in intracranial monitoring.Neurosurgical Focus.  25:E18. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: I. Relative predictive value of intracranial electroencephalography.Annals of Neurology.  64:25-34. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: II. Prediction of epilepsy surgery outcome.Annals of Neurology.  64:35-41. 2008
    2008 Hitting a moving target: evolution of a treatment paradigm for atypical meningiomas amid changing diagnostic criteria.Neurosurgical Focus.  24:E3. 2008
    2007 Necrotizing neurosarcoid: three cases with varying presentations.Clinical Neuropathology.  26:59-67. 2007
    2006 Magnetic source imaging versus intracranial electroencephalogram in epilepsy surgery: a prospective study.Annals of Neurology.  59:835-842. 2006
    1999 Spinal cord hamartoma: case report.Neurosurgery.  44:1125-1127. 1999

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Pituitary abscess: An uncommon condition requiring multidisciplinary care.  423-431. 2017
    2013 Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency.  47-54. 2013

    Teaching Activities

  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-413V - VISITING ELECTIVE IN NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 96-413 - NEUROSURGERY MS3 ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 96-413 - NEUROSURGERY MS3 ELECTIVE (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-413 - NEUROSURGERY SELECTIVE (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • STP10463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-413 - NEUROSURGERY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 95-413 - NEUROSURGERY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 95-413 - NEUROSURGERY SELECTIVE (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 10-463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 10-463 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413E - NEUROSURGERY CAREER ELECTIVE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 10-463 - INTRO TO NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 80-413 - NEUROSURGERY (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1999
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristen Riley
  • Blazerid

  • kriley