Christopher Kramer MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology and Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Program Director, NeuroCritical Care Fellowship

Patient Calls: 773-834-4604
Fax: 773-834-4612

Christopher L. Kramer, MD, is a neurologist specializing in neurocritical care and vascular neurology. As a neurointensive care specialist, he offers diagnostic evaluations, advanced monitoring, and individualized treatment plans for adults with severe injuries and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Dr. Kramer is active in clinical research and medical education. In addition to presenting neurocritical care research at national and international conferences, he has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has also reviewed articles for the The Neurologist and the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester MN
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale AZ
  • Internship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale AZ
  • M.D.: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Chicago Medical School
Board Certification
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Neurocritical care
  • Stroke and neurovascular disorders
  • Hemmorrhagic and ischemic stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Cerebral autoregulation (regulation of cerebral blood flow)
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Status epilepticus
  • ICU-acquired weakness
  • Neuromuscular respiratory failure
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Myasthenic crisis
Research Interests
  • Electrophysiology of critical illness neuromyopathy
  • Diaphragm ultrasound in neuromuscular respiratory failure
  • The use of simulation-based education in graduate medical education
  • Dr. Kramer is actively involved in teaching all levels of health care professionals, locally and nationally.
Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neuocritical Care Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Stroke Association
Selected Publications