Karin Muraszko, M.D.

Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Pediatrics
Professor, Plastic Surgery


Karin Muraszko, M.D., grew up in New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. She then continued to Columbia University in New York where she received her medical degree and completed her residency training in Neurological Surgery and completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery.

Following her training at Columbia, Dr. Muraszko was a researcher at the National Institutes for Health for two years before joining the team at the University of Michigan. From 2005 to 2022, Dr. Muraszko served as the head the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. She was the first woman to chair an academic neurosurgery department in the United States.

Dr. Muraszko specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) along with several pediatric professional associations. Her research interests include Immunotoxin therapy for brain tumors, the biology of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine and hydrocephalus.

Dr. Muraszko lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric brain tumors, central nervous system (CNS) tumors, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele, craniofacial anomalies, chiari malformations, spasticity and cerebral palsy, tethered cord syndrome, vascular anomalies, pediatric brain and spine injury, refractory epilepsy, congenital brain and spinal cord anomalies.


Medical School

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1981


Neurosurgery, New York Presbyterian Medical Center (Weill Cornell Medical Center), 1988

Professional Organizations

F.A.C.S., Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Published Articles or Reviews

A list of Dr. Muraszko's recent publications is located here.