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Francis Kralick

Francis Kralick, DO

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Neurosurgery


  • DO - Nova-Southeastern College of Medicine
  • MS in Biomedical Engineering - The Ohio State University
  • BS in Engineering Physics - The Ohio State University

Clinical Background

Francis Kralick, DO, a board-certified neurosurgeon, is the chief of neurosurgery at Hahnemann University Hospital, a Level I trauma center. Dr. Kralick performs a myriad of elective and trauma spine surgeries. His expertise in treating cerebral spinal fluid anomalies is displayed by his surgical experience, as well as in his research. He performs cranial procedures ranging from craniotomies to tumor excisions, in both trauma and elective cases. He maintains outpatient offices in Philadelphia and Jennersville, Pa.

Dr. Kralick was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in 2008. His background in mechanics and engineering has given him an advantage in the technology-rich field of neurosurgery, and particularly in spinal surgery.

During his residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kralick was awarded a national resident achievement award in neurosurgery. After his residency, he was fellowship trained by Dr. Frederick Simeone in complex spinal surgery.



  • Neurosurgery - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kralick joined the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine in 2002, and is now an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He is strongly committed to teaching medical students, residents and surgeons the latest techniques in spinal surgery.


Dr. Kralick's background in engineering has been critical in collaborative translational research with the College of Engineering at Drexel University. He is co-principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health–sponsored grants using innovative MEMS technology for development of intracranial pressure monitors and CSF shunts. This work has yielded many patents, and he has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. 

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.