Peter E. Konrad, Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Ph.D., VET PHYSIOL & PHARMACOLOGY, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IndianaM.S., VET PHYSIOL & PHARMACOLOGY, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IndianaB.A., Biology & Chemistry, Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois
Office Address
Room T-4224; MCN
Dept of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN 37232
Research Description
Research Keywords
Neurosurgical device implants; motor systems physiology; Parkinson's disease; Epilepsy; Stereotactic Neurosurgery
Fitzpatrick JM, Konrad PE, Nickele C, Cetinkaya E, Kao C. Accuracy of customized miniature stereotactic platforms. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg [print-electronic]. 2005; 83(1): 25-31. PMID: 15821366, PII: 85023, DOI: 10.1159/000085023, ISSN: 1011-6125.

Charles PD, Padaliya BB, Newman WJ, Gill CE, Covington CD, Fang JY, So SA, Tramontana MG, Konrad PE, Davis TL. Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus reduces antiparkinsonian medication costs. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2004 Dec; 10(8): 475-9. PMID: 15542007, PII: S1353802004000963, DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2004.05.006, ISSN: 1353-8020.

Padaliya BB, Davis TL, Newman WJ, Konrad PE, Covington CD, Gill CE, Abramovitch AI, Charles PD. Bilateral globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation therapy for primary generalized dystonia. Tenn Med. 2004 Jul; 97(7): 317-8. PMID: 15359520, ISSN: 1088-6222.

Roberts AG, Graves CR, Konrad PE, Groomes TE, Pfister AA, Damian MM, Charles PD. Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation during pregnancy. Neurology. 2003 Oct 10/28/2003; 61(8): 1156-7. PMID: 14581694, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Song JK, Abou-Khalil B, Konrad PE. Intraventricular monitoring for temporal lobe epilepsy: report on technique and initial results in eight patients. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 2003 May; 74(5): 561-5. PMID: 12700290, PMCID: PMC1738458, ISSN: 0022-3050.

Song JK, Burkey BB, Konrad PE. Lateral approach to a neurenteric cyst of the cervical spine: case presentation and review of surgical technique. Spine. 2003 Feb 2/15/2003; 28(4): E81-5. PMID: 12590225, DOI: 10.1097/01.BRS.0000049225.46912.BA, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Damian M, Davis TL, Konrad PE, Roberts AG, Pfister AA, Charles PD. Deep brain stimulation: a new treatment for Parkinson's disease. Tenn Med. 2003 Jan; 96(1): 33-5. PMID: 12602053, ISSN: 1088-6222.

Garland EM, Anderson JC, Black BK, Kessler RM, Konrad PE, Robertson D. No increased herniation of the cerebellar tonsils in a group of patients with orthostatic intolerance. Clin. Auton. Res. 2002 Dec; 12(6): 472-6. PMID: 12598952, DOI: 10.1007/s10286-002-0051-9, ISSN: 0959-9851.

Warner, JS and Konrad, PE. One centimeter post-traumatic subluxation of the odontoid presenting as chronic daily headaches. American Headache Society Meeting. 2002.

Cmelak AJ, Abou-Khalil B, Konrad PE, Duggan D, Maciunas RJ. Low-dose stereotactic radiosurgery is inadequate for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: a case report. Seizure. 2001 Sep; 10(6): 442-6. PMID: 11701000, PII: S1059-1311(01)90519-9, DOI: 10.1053/seiz.2001.0519, ISSN: 1059-1311.

Shieh, C., Kao, C., Davis, T. and Konrad, P. Evidence for strength-duration curve in humans undergoing thalamic stimulation for tremor control. 7th International Parkinson's Symposium. San Diego, CA. 2001.

PE Konrad and C Kao. Treatment of diffuse central neuropathic pain through the use of cingulum neuromodulation. Neuromodulation: Defining the Future, Cleveland, OH. 2001.

Millan, E, Abou-Khalil, B, Delbeke, D, Konrad, P. Frontal localization of absence seizures demonstrated by ictal positron emission tomography. Epilepsy and Behaviour. 2001; 2: 54-60.

Hartmann, S, Galloway, R and Konrad, P. Intraoperative identification and display of eloquent cortical regions. Proceedings of SPIE: Medical Imaging. 2001; 4319: 126-33.

Konrad, P and Abou-Khalil, B. Endoscopically placed temporal horn electrodes for hippocampal monitoring. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA. 1999.

Konrad, P Gadamsetty, S. Use of image fusion technique to avoid ventriculography for stereotactic target planning. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA. 1999.

Shinomiya, K, Dawson, J, Spengler, D, Konrad, P and Blumenkopf, B. An analysis of the posterior epidural ligament role on the cervical spinal cord. Spine. 1996; 21((18)): 2081-8.

Reuter DG, Tacker WA, Babbs CF, Badylak SF, Voorhees WD, Konrad PE. Preliminary results of deferoxamine and L1 treatment of spinal cord ischemia. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 1995 May; 109(5): 1017-9. PMID: 7739235, PII: S0022-5223(95)70333-0, DOI: 10.1016/S0022-5223(95)70333-0, ISSN: 0022-5223.

Konrad PE, Owen JH, Bridwell KH. Magnetic stimulation of the spine to produce lower extremity EMG responses. Significance of coil position and the presence of bone. Spine. 1994 Dec 12/15/1994; 19(24): 2812-8. PMID: 7899984, ISSN: 0362-2436.

Reuter DG, Tacker WA, Badylak SF, Voorhees WD, Konrad PE. Correlation of motor-evoked potential response to ischemic spinal cord damage. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 1992 Aug; 104(2): 262-72. PMID: 1495288, ISSN: 0022-5223.

Konrad PE, Tacker WA. Pyramidal versus extrapyramidal origins of the motor evoked potential [letter]. Neurosurgery. 1991 Nov; 29(5): 795-6. PMID: 1961417, ISSN: 0148-396X.

Cook JR, Konrad PE, Tacker WA. Amplitude and latency characteristics of spinal cord motor-evoked potentials in dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 1990 Sep; 51(9): 1340-4. PMID: 2396780, ISSN: 0002-9645.

Konrad PE, Tacker WA. Suprathreshold brain stimulation activates non-corticospinal motor evoked potentials in cats. Brain Res. 1990 Jul 7/2/1990; 522(1): 14-29. PMID: 2224506, PII: 0006-8993(90)91572-X, ISSN: 0006-8993.

Dull ST, Konrad PE, Tacker WA. Amplitude and latency characteristics of spinal cord motor evoked potentials in the rat. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1990 Jan; 77(1): 68-76. PMID: 1688787, ISSN: 0013-4694.

Konrad, PE, Tacker, WA, Bourland, JD and Geddes, LA. Implanted pulse sensors for measuring blood pressure continuously using pulse wave velocity. Journal of Clinical Engineering. 1990; 14((6)): 487-91.

Konrad PE, Geddes LA, Tacker WA, Reuter D, Schooler D, Dull S. Existence of a strength-duration curve for spinal cord motor evoked potentials in cats. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1989 Nov; 74(6): 463-8. PMID: 2480227, ISSN: 0013-4694.

Tacker WA, Konrad PE, Dull ST. Direct noninvasive monitoring of spinal cord motor function during thoracic aortic occlusion [letter]. J. Vasc. Surg. 1989 Jan; 9(1): 177-8. PMID: 2911139, PII: 0741-5214(89)90234-6, ISSN: 0741-5214.

Dull, ST, Konrad, PE and Tacker, WA. Amplitude and latency characteristics of spinal cord motor evoked potentials in the rat. Electroencephalography and clinical Neurophysiology. 1989; 77: 68-76.

Konrad, PE, Tacker, WA, Bourland, JD, Geddes, LA and Hood, DL. A new implantable arterial pulse sensor for detection of ventricular fibrillation. Medical Instrumentation. 1988; 22((6)): 304-11.

Konrad PE, Tacker WA, Cook JR, Hood DL. Choice of anesthetics for MEP studies [letter]. Neurosurgery. 1987 Feb; 20(2): 347. PMID: 3561746, ISSN: 0148-396X.

Konrad PE, Tacker WA, Levy WJ, Reedy DP, Cook JR, Geddes LA. Motor evoked potentials in the dog: effects of global ischemia on spinal cord and peripheral nerve signals. Neurosurgery. 1987 Jan; 20(1): 117-24. PMID: 3808251, ISSN: 0148-396X.