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Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH

Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH


Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

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  • Division Chief, Neurological Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tomei is board certified in neurological surgery and pediatric neurosurgery. Her special interests include congenital spinal disorders, tethered cord and spina bifida; craniosynostosis; pediatric brain tumors; traumatic brain injury in children; and Chiari malformations. She was named to the UH Cleveland Medical Center staff in 2014.

Dr. Tomei earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her doctorate in medicine from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Tomei completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at The Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona.

She has coauthored more than a dozen papers and editorials in medical journals and contributed to several textbook chapters.

Dr. Tomei’s professional memberships include the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Anton Fellowship Recipient, 2017
  • AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award, 2017
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2017
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012


  • Chiari Malformations
  • Concussions
  • Congenital Spinal Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Endoscopy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Spine Tumors
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Children


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Office Locations

CMC RBC Zagara Ste 170

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Twinsburg OH, 44087

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


Fellowship | Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurological Surgery - Phoenix Children's Hospital (2013 - 2014)

Residency | Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery - University Hospital (2006 - 2013)

Other Education
Harvard School Of Public Health (2011)

Medical Education
University Of Florida College Of Medicine (2006)

University Of Florida (2002)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Krystal Tomei did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.