A faculty member since 1992, Kevin M. McGrail, MD, FAANS, FACS, has been chair of Neurosurgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University School of Medicine since 2003. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. McGrail received his medical degree from Tufts University in 1983, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Maryland Hospital, followed by a residency in neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While there, Dr. McGrail was also a research fellow in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he received advanced specialized training in complex cranial and spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. McGrail is a national leader in neurosurgery and an active researcher and educator. He has published extensively in numerous peer-reviewed journals and text books, and has served as a past chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons membership committee, and a president of the Washington, DC, Academy of Neurosurgery.
For at least 15 years, Dr. McGrail has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a "Top Doctor."
My goal is to find the correct diagnosis for all of my patients and then provide the most appropriate, individualized therapy to ensure their continued health and well-being.Clinical Areas of Focus
Anaizi AN, Sayah A, Berkowitz F, McGrail K.M.: Bow Hunter's syndrome: The use of dynamic magnetic resonance angiography and intraoperative fluorescent angiography. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014; 20:71–74.
Lee, D. L., Binning, M.F., Shanmugam, V.K., Schmidt, R. H., Couldwell, W.T., Meyer, M., Cupps, T., Douglas, A., McGrail, K.M.: Muslin-Induced Intracranial Vasculopathic Stenosis: A report of two cases. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2012, 114, 63-67.
Thomas, J.A., Watson, V., McGrail, K.M.: Surgical Management of a Paraclinoid Aneurysm Containing a Misplaced Neuroform Microstent. Neurosurgery. 2008, 63, 817-818.
Makuria, A.T., Rushing, E.J., McGrail, K.M., Hartmann, D.P., Azumi, N., Ozdemirli, M.: Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor ( (AT/RT) in Adults: Review of four cases. J. Neurooncol.2008, 88, 321-330.
Voyadzis, J.M., Panicker H, McGrail, K.M.: Kernohan's phenomena resulting from a traumatic left acute subdural hematoma. Applied Radiology Online. 2007, 36.
Huang, M.C., McGrail, K.M. Incidental durotomy in cervical spinal Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2006, 18, 230-234.
Coppa, N.D, Kim, H. J., McGrail, K.M.: Spontaneous resolution of Syringomyelia and Chiari malformation Type I in a patient with cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. Case report. Neurosurg. 2006, 105; 769-761.