Robert Kellogg, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Robert Kellogg, MD, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery, as an assistant professor in September of 2020 specializing in pediatric neurosurgery. His clinical and research interests include the comprehensive management of spasticity and movement disorders and craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Kellogg grew up in Connecticut but has spent most of the last decade in the Chicago area. He is married and has two sons. Dr. Kellogg received his medical education from Indiana University School of Medicine and did his internship and residency training in neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Kellogg completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spasticity and movement disorders; EEA/pituitary tumors; back/spine pain; craniofacial/ craniosynostosis; plagiocephaly.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Magee Womens Hospital

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BA, Indiana University, 2005
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Residency, Rush University Medical Center, 2015
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Selected Publications

Khavanin N, Ruge J, Vicari F, Belin E, Kellogg R, Steinberg J. Parasitic Rachipagus Conjoined Twin: Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 22(3):313-316, 2018.

Kellogg R, Lee P, Deibert C, Temple Z, Zwagerman N, Bonfield C, Johnson S, Greene S. Retrospective review of myelomeningocele management at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: a 20 year experience. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 22(4):439-443. 2018.

Kerolus M, Kellogg R, Novo J, Arvanitis L, Byrne R. Pigmented ganglioglioma in a patient with chronic epilepsy and cortical dysplasia. J Clin Neurosci 24:17-21. 2016.

Kellogg RG, Munoz LF. “Repair of Myelomeningocele”, Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques-Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery: 2nd Edition. Fessler RG, Sekhar L, Second eds. Thieme 2016.

Falowski S, DiLorenzo D, Shannon L, Wallace D, Devries J, Kellogg R, Cozzi N, Byrne R. Optimizations and Nuances in Neurosurgical Technique for the Minimization of Complications in Subdural Electrode Placement for Epilepsy Surgery. World Neurosurgery 2015 (Epub).

Mangubat E, Kellogg R, Harris T, Rossi M. On-Demand Pulsatile Intracerebral Delivery of Carisbamate with Closed-Loop Direct Neurostimulation Therapy in an Electrically Induced Self-Sustained Focal-Onset Epilepsy Rat Model. Journal of Neurosurgery 122:1283, 2015.

Tan LA, Kasliwal, MK, Harbhajanka A, Kellogg RG, Arvanitis LD, Munoz LF. Hyperdense sellar mass: An unusual radiological presentation of intracranial dermoid cyst. J Clin Neurosci 22:1208-1210. 2015.

Kellogg R, Straus D, Karmali R, Munoz L, Byrne R.. Impact of therapeutic regimen and clinical presentation on overall survival in CNS lymphoma. Acta Neurochirugica 156(2):355-365, 2014.

Johnson A, Kellogg R, Heiferman D, Lopes D. Stent-Assisted Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms: Immediate, Intermediate, and Long-term Radiographic Results. Neurosurgery 74(3): 286-291, 2014.

andhoke G, Goldschmidt E, Kellogg R, Green S. Encephalocele development from a congenital meningocele. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 20:419-422. 2017.Kellogg R, Fontes R, Lopes D.. Massive cerebral involvement in fat embolism syndrome and intracranial pressure management. Journal of Neurosurgery 119:1263-1270, 2013.

Kellogg R, Straus D, Choi M, Chaudhry T, Diaz A, Munoz L. Stereotactic radiosurgery boost to the resection cavity for cerebral metastases: Report of overall survival, complications, and corticosteroid protocol. Surgical Neurology International 4:S436-442, 2013


Research Activities

Dr. Kellogg is in the process of reviewing UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s experience regarding management of spasticity and dystonia with intrathecal and intraventricular baclofen pumps including complications. Additionally, he is analyzing and will report CHP’s extensive selective dorsal rhizotomy experience. 

Dr. Kellogg is also co-investigator on a multi-center clinical trial to assess the feasibility of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in pediatric brain tumor patients. The goal is to have this trial up and running in early 2022.