Kristen Stabingas, MD - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Pediatric Neurosurgeon 

Dr. Kristen C. Stabingas is a pediatric neurosurgeon within the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute. She earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Stabingas completed her residency in neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she developed a special interest in the treatment of vascular neurosurgical conditions. In addition to neurovascular pathology, her clinical interests include neonatal and pediatric hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord tumors and the management of complex congenital disorders including Chiari malformations and myelomeningocele.  

Dr. Stabingas is board eligible in neurological surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Hydrocephalus Society and Women in Neurosurgery. Her research interests include craniosynostosis, posterior fossa syndrome, and Chiari malformation treatment and outcomes.  Her work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at neurosurgical conferences. 

Dr. Stabingas is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

The Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute is the first and largest clinical pediatric neuroscience program in the world. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment for children with a full spectrum of brain disorders, including brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, brain injuries and other anomalies. No other pediatric neurology-neurosurgery program in the Southeast ranks higher, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” results. Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute balances safety and efficacy to achieve the best possible quality of life for children with a neurological condition. The Brain Institute receives referrals of complex cases from throughout the U.S. and around the world. Many of its greatest successes involve children who could not be helped by other programs, and were referred for the cutting-edge care and research protocols for which the Brain Institute is renowned. 

Mugge, L., Dang, D.D., Stabingas, K., et al (2023). MN1 altered astroblastoma with APC and LRP1B gene mutations: a unique variant in the cervical spine of a pediatric patient. Child's nervous system, 39(5), 1309-1315. View in Pubmed

Kusyk, D.M., Meinert, J., Stabingas, K.C., et al (2022). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Responsive Neurostimulation in Epilepsy. World neurosurgery, 167 (), e70-e78. View in Pubmed

Bathini, A., Kusyk, D.M., Stabingas, K., et al (2022). Cerebral metastases of malignant mesothelioma. Journal of surgical case reports, 2022(2), rjac002. View in Pubmed

Woodhouse, C., Abdel Aziz, K., ..., Stabingas, K., et al (2022). A Rare Third Ventricular Dermoid Cyst in an Adult With Imaging Characteristics Consistent With a Colloid Cyst. Curēus, 14(1), e21172. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Neurosurgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue, ACB #3109
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Children's National Medical Center
Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Medical School - Drexel University College of Medicine

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