Stephen F. Kralik, MD


University of California San FranciscofellowshipNeuroradiology2011
Indiana University Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesresidencyDiagnostic Radiology2009
Indiana University School of Medicinemedical schoolDoctor of Medicine2003
University of Notre DamebachelorsBachelor of Science in Biochemistry1999

Personal Statement

I believe in giving maximum effort to finding the correct answer on every patient’s imaging studies that I encounter on a daily basis and providing the best service to the clinicians who treat these patients.

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in all clinical areas of pediatric neuroradiology, but particularly in implementation of new imaging techniques to improve diagnoses of neurological disorders including functional MRI, MR perfusion and MR Spectroscopy.

Research Interests:

My research interests in pediatric neuroradiology include diagnosis of pediatric brain and spine tumors with advanced imaging techniques such as perfusion and diffusion imaging, and understanding the effects of medical therapy on the brain in these patients. I am also interested in research using advanced imaging techniques in neonates and premature infants to improve our understanding of the brain injuries in these patients.


Organization NameRole
American College of RadiologyMember
American Society of NeuroradiologyMember
Radiological Society of North AmericaMember

Selected Publications

Kralik SF, Taha A, Kamer AP, Cardinal JS, Seltman TA, Ho CY. Diffusion Imaging for Tumor Grading of Supratentorial Brain Tumors in the First Year of Life. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2014 Apr;35(4):815-23.

Kralik SF, Ho CY, Finke W, Buchsbaum JC, Haskins CP, Shih C-S. Radiation Necrosis in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Proton Radiotherapy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2015 Aug;36(8):1572-8.

Kralik SF, Finke W, Wu IC, Hicks RA, Hibbard RA, Ho CY. Radiological Head CT Interpretation Errors in Pediatric Abusive and Non-Abusive Head Trauma Patients. Pediatr Radiol 2017 July; 47(8):942-951.

Kralik SF, Watson GA, Shih C-S, Ho CY, Finke W, Buchsbaum JC. Radiation-Induced Large Vessel Cerebral Vasculopathy in Pediatric Patients with Brain Tumors Treated with Proton Radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2017 July 12.

Kralik SF, Mereniuk TR, Shih C-S, Grignon L, Ho CY, Finke W, Coleman PW, Watson GA, Buchsbaum JC. Radiation Induced Cerebral Microbleeds in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Proton Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 Aug 6.