Jeremy Stone, MD

PGY-5 Resident


Jeremy Stone

Contact

412-647-6777

Biography

Jeremy Stone, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2014.

He completed his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University, attaining magna cum laude honors with dual degrees in biology and psychology. A native of Hawaii, Dr. Stone returned home to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine to pursue his medical degree. He was recognized as a leader in his class, taking on the role of president of the American Medical Association Chapter and serving as delegate to the Hawaii Medical Association. He also led many community service outreach projects. Dr. Stone’s academic achievement was acknowledged with election into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Stone’s research interests include vascular neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury systems-based improvement, evaluation of surgical outcomes in spinal deformity, and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease. He began enfolded endovascular fellowship training in July of 2018.

Outside of the hospital and research lab, Dr. Stone enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, hiking and playing sports.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Vascular; tumor; spine.

Professional Organization Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa

Education & Training

BS, Biology, Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, 2009
MD, University of Hawaii, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • UPMC Medical Education LEAP Award for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 2017
  • Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery, 2014 
  • Po’okela Noi’i Award for Outstanding Research, 2014 
  • Windsor and Mary Cutting Excellence in the Basic Sciences Award, 2014 
  • American College of Physicians Bernard Yim Award for Top Performance in Internal Medicine, 2013

Research Activities

Dr. Stone’s research interests involve the subspecialties of vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncolgy tumor surgery, and skullbase neurosurgery. 

His current projects include a Copeland Grant-funded project involving the implementation of novel evidence-based protocols for external ventricular drain placement and use of antibiotic coated external ventricular drain catheters. This ongoing project involves a prospective quality improvement initiative evaluating the impact of implementing a standardized protocol in the neurological cerebrovascular intensive care unit for external ventricular drain placement and cerebrospinal fluid sampling. By standardizing parameters such as use of peri-procedural antibiotics, head shave, wash, prep, and now utilization of antibiotic coated catheters, we hope to improve external ventricular drain-associated infection rates. His preliminary data—which is now published—shows over a 50% reduction in infection rates after implementation of the protocol.