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 activityNeurobiology of Disease.  124:531-543. 2019
    2019 Predictors of Nasoseptal Flap Use After Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Mass ResectionWorld Neurosurgery.  124:e356-e364. 2019
    2019 Long-Term Survival After Transformation of an Adrenocorticotropic Hormone–Secreting Pituitary Macroadenoma to a Silent Corticotroph Pituitary CarcinomaWorld Neurosurgery.  122:417-423. 2019
    2019 Antiplatelet Medication and Operative Subdural Hematomas: A Retrospective Cohort Study Evaluating Reoperation RatesWorld Neurosurgery2019
    2019 Ictogenesis during sEEG evaluation after acute intracranial hemorrhageEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  11:115-119. 2019
    2019 The centromedian nucleus: Anatomy, physiology, and clinical implicationsJournal of Clinical Neuroscience2019
    2018 Letter to the Editor. Atypical pituitary adenomaJournal of Neurosurgery.  129:1657-1659. 2018
    2018 Automated detection of mesial temporal and temporoperisylvian seizures in the anterior thalamic nucleusEpilepsy Research.  146:17-20. 2018
    2018 Porcine small intestine submucosal grafts improve remucosalization and progenitor cell recruitment to sites of upper airway tissue remodelingInternational 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 leaksLaryngoscope.  128:E272. 2018
    2018 Discrepancy Between Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference Discussions and Hospital Quality Metric StandardsWorld Neurosurgery.  115:e105-e110. 2018
    2018 Chronic ambulatory electrocorticography findings preceding sudden death in epilepsyNeurology: Clinical Practice.  8:e1-e3. 2018
    2018 Postoperative radiosurgery for the treatment of metastatic brain tumor: Evaluation of local failure and leptomeningeal diseaseJournal 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 hippocampusEpilepsy and Behavior Case Reports.  10:99-101. 2018
    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 Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy for intact brain metastasesAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  2:564-571. 2017
    2017 Intervention for elevated intracranial pressure improves success rate after repair of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaksLaryngoscope.  127:2011-2016. 2017
    2017 Thirty-day non-seizure outcomes following temporal lobectomy for adult epilepsyClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  160:12-18. 2017
    2017 Changing the surgical dogma in frontal sinus trauma: transnasal endoscopic repairInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:441-449. 2017
    2017 Enlargement of Meckel's cave in patients with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaksInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:421-424. 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 Successful repair of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks improves outcomes in endoscopic skull base surgeryInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:80-86. 2017
    2017 Treatment of racemose neurocysticercosisSurgical Neurology International.  8. 2017
    2016 Primary Sellar Rhabdomyosarcoma Arising in Association with a Pituitary AdenomaInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology.  24:753-756. 2016
    2016 Factors impacting cerebrospinal fluid leak rates in endoscopic sellar surgeryInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  6:1117-1125. 2016
    2016 Statistical modeling of ICEEG features that determine resection planningClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  147:18-23. 2016
    2016 Management Strategies for Skull Base Inverted PapillomaOtolaryngology - 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 GliosarcomaHuman Gene Therapy Clinical Development.  27:69-78. 2016
    2016 Draf III mucosal graft technique: Long-term resultsInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  6:514-517. 2016
    2016 Penetration of an Optic Nerve by a Sellar/Suprasellar Arachnoid CystWorld Neurosurgery.  87:662.e7-662.e11. 2016
    2015 Assessment of driving outcomes after epilepsy surgeryEpilepsy and Behavior.  52:25-30. 2015
    2015 Inaccurate Assessments of Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy Following Nasoseptal Flap ReconstructionJournal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base.  76:385-389. 2015
    2015 Objective assessment of olfaction after transsphenoidal pituitary surgeryAmerican Journal of Rhinology.  29:365-368. 2015
    2015 The use of image-guidance during transsphenoidal pituitary surgery in the United StatesAmerican Journal of Rhinology.  29:215-220. 2015
    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 In response to simultaneous pericranial and nasoseptal flap reconstruction of anterior skull base defects following endoscopic-assisted craniofacial resectionLaryngoscope.  124. 2014
    2014 Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledemaOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  151:1061-1066. 2014
    2014 Porcine small intestine submucosal grafts for post-tumor resection orbital reconstructionLaryngoscope.  124. 2014
    2014 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak repair: A five-year prospective evaluationLaryngoscope.  124:70-75. 2014
    2014 State of the art epilepsy imaging: An updateClinical Nuclear Medicine.  39:511-526. 2014
    2013 Porcine small intestine submucosal graft for endoscopic skull base reconstructionInternational 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 resectionLaryngoscope.  123:2383-2386. 2013
    2013 Surgical approaches to central skull base and postsurgical imagingSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI.  34:476-489. 2013
    2013 Acetazolamide for high intracranial pressure cerebrospinal fluid leaksInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  3:718-721. 2013
    2013 Evaluating hippocampal internal architecture on MRI: Inter-rater reliability of a proposed scoring systemEpilepsy Research.  106:146-154. 2013
    2013 Rathke cleft cyst: MRI criteria for presumptive diagnosisNeurosciences -Riyadh-.  18:258-263. 2013
    2012 Transnasal endoscopic repair of posterior table fracturesOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  147:1142-1147. 2012
    2012 Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma: Two case reportsJournal of Medical Case Reports.  6. 2012
    2012 Cerebrospinal fluid volume replacement following large endoscopic anterior cranial base resectionInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  2:217-221. 2012
    2012 Changing paradigms in frontal sinus cerebrospinal fluid leak repairInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  2:227-232. 2012
    2012 Treatment strategies for lateral sphenoid sinus recess cerebrospinal fluid leaksArchives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  138:471-478. 2012
    2012 The draf III mucosal grafting technique: A prospective studyOtolaryngology - 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 tumorJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:210-213. 2011
    2011 Frontal sinus skull base defect repair using the pedicled nasoseptal flapOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  145:338-340. 2011
    2011 Juvenile Nasopharyngeal AngiofibromaOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America.  44:989-1004. 2011
    2011 Preference-based quality-of-life measures for neocortical epilepsy surgeryEpilepsia.  52:1018-1020. 2011
    2011 Endoscopic Removal of a Bullet Penetrating the Middle Cranial FossaSkull Base Surgery2011
    2011 Endoscopic resection of intracranial dermoid cystsJournal 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 Coblator™-assisted management of encephalocelesLaryngoscope.  120:2535-2539. 2010
    2010 Radiofrequency coblation decreases blood loss during endoscopic sinonasal and skull base tumor removalORL.  72:38-43. 2010
    2010 Apparent widening gap in access to neuro-oncologic care in the United States: Need for actionArchives of Neurology -Chigago-.  67:1137-1139. 2010
    2009 Effect of epilepsy magnetic source imaging on intracranial electrode placementAnnals of Neurology.  65:716-723. 2009
    2008 Advances in intracranial monitoringNeurosurgical Focus.  25. 2008
    2008 Hitting a moving target: Evolution of a treatment paradigm for atypical meningiomas amid changing diagnostic criteriaNeurosurgical Focus.  24. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: I. Relative predictive value of intracranial electroencephalographyAnnals of Neurology.  64:25-34. 2008
    2008 Functional imaging: II. Prediction of epilepsy surgery outcomeAnnals of Neurology.  64:35-41. 2008
    2007 Necrotizing neurosarcoid: Three cases with varying presentationsClinical Neuropathology.  26:59-67. 2007
    2006 Magnetic source imaging versus intracranial electroencephalogram in epilepsy surgery: A prospective studyAnnals of Neurology.  59:835-842. 2006
    1999 Spinal cord hamartoma: Case reportNeurosurgery.  44:1125-1128. 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

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1999
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristen Riley