Jeremy Stone, MD

  • Chief Resident

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, three kids and first grandchild, hiking and playing sports.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Vascular/endovascular; tumor; spine.

Professional Organization Membership

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, 2020
  • Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery, 2014
  • Po'okela and Noi'i Award for Outstanding Research, 2014
  • Windsor and Mary Cutting Excellence in the Basic Sciences Award, 2014
  • American College of Physicians Bernard Him Award for Top Performance in Internal Medicine, 2013

Research Activities

Dr. Stone’s recent research interests involve the subspecialties of vascular and endovascular neurosurgery. Current projects include:

Transition of neuroendovascular practice to a radial artery access first strategy. Over the past two decades, the field of interventional cardiology pioneered radial artery access for cardiac angiography and intervention with a preponderance of large prospective, randomized, multicenter studies showing reduced vascular/bleeding complications, improved patient satisfaction, and even an independent mortality benefit compared to the traditional groin/femoral artery access approach. However, neuroendovascular surgeons have been slow to adopt a radial artery access approach for diagnostic and interventional cerebral angiography given a lack of current evidence for safety and efficacy. To address this issue in our field, over the last year, we transitioned our practice to a radial artery access first strategy, prospectively analyzed and published on our early success and overcoming the learning curve, and most recently completed a randomized, prospective, trial comparing radial access to femoral access for diagnostic cerebral angiography. In congruence with the cardiology literature, we found high efficacy, safety, and profoundly improved patient and staff satisfaction with transradial access for neuroendovascular procedures. This exciting development is changing the field of neuroendovascular surgery and is the first published literature of its kind.