Max Krucoff, MD


The George Washington University School of Medicine, MD, with distinction, 2013
Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering, BS, cum laude, Biomedical Engineering with minor in Jazz studies, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • NINDS R25 Research Education Grant, 2016-2017
  • Best Researcher, Duke Neurosurgery, 2016
  • Best Researcher, Duke Neurosurgery, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2012
  • Medical Student Scholarship to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 2011
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship, 2010
  • Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant ($20,000) with the Moshier-Lebrun Collective, 2010
  • Best Research Award, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2007
  • Departmental Honors, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2007
  • Top Jazz Ensemble, Northwestern University, 2007
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2005 – present

Research Interests

Brain-machine interfacing; the mind-body connection; neuroplasticity; neuroregeneration; and neurorehabilitation. I am currently doing post-doctoral work in the laboratory of  Dr. Miguel Nicolelis.


Jazz drumset

Journal Articles

 M.O Krucoff, J. Miller, T. Saxena, R. Bellamkonda, S. Rahimpour, S.C. Harward, S.P. Lad, D.A. Turner. “Toward Functional Restoration of the Central Nervous System: A Review of Translational Neuroscience Principles.” Neurosurgery, May 2018.

M.O. Krucoff, A. Chan, S.C. Harward, S. Rahimpour, J. Rolston, C. Muh, D. Englot. “Rates and Predictors of Success and Failure in Repeat Epilepsy Surgery: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.” Epilepsia. December 2017.

B. Swan, L. Gasperson, M.O. Krucoff, W. Grill, D.A. Turner. “Sensory percepts induced by microwire array and DBS microstimulation in human sensory thalamus.” Brain Stimulation. October 2017.

M.O. Krucoff, K. Zhuang, D.B. Macleod, A. Yin, Y.W. Byun, R.J. Manson, D.A. Turner, L. Oliveira, M.A. Lebedev. “A Novel Paraplegia Model in Awake Behaving Macaques.” Journal of Neurophysiology. July 2017.

M.O. Krucoff, S. Cook, O. Adogwa, J. Moreno, S. Yang, J. Xie, A. Firempong, N. Lad, C. Bagley. “Racial, Socioeconomic, and Gender Disparities in the Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Adult Chiari I Malformations.” World Neurosurgery. January 2017.

M.O. Krucoff, S. Rahimpour, M. Slutzky, R. Edgerton, D. Turner. “Enhancing Nervous System Recovery Through Neurobiologics, Neural Interface Training, and Neurorehabilitation.” Frontiers in Neuroscience. December 2016.

M.O. Krucoff, M. Chinn, P. Babington, Z. Litvack. “Controversial neuroendoscopic Monro foraminoplasty in the management of isolated lateral ventricle in an adult.” Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. June 2015.

R. Flint, P. Wang, Z. Wright, C. King, M.O. Krucoff, S. Schuele, J. Rosenow, F. Hsu, C. Liu, J. Lin, M. Sazgar, D. Millett, S. Shaw, Z. Nenadic, A. Do, M. Slutzky. “Extracting kinetic information from human motor cortical signals.” Neuroimage. August 2014.

O. Adogwa, I. Karikari, K. Carr, M.O. Krucoff, D. Ajay, P. Fatemi, E. Perez, J .Cheng, C. Bagley, R. Isaacs. “Spontaneous Epidural Abscess in Patients 50-Years and Older: A 10-Year Institutional Perspective.”  Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Dec 2013.

S. Khalsa, M. Chinn, M.O. Krucoff, and J. Sherman.  “The Role of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in Stable Systemic Disease: A Review of the Literature.”  Acta Neurochirurgica. July 2013.

A. Cherian, M.O. Krucoff, L. Miller. "Motor cortical prediction of EMG: Evidence that a kinetic brain machine interface may be robust across altered movement dynamics."  Journal of Neurophysiology, Aug 2011.

E. Pierstorff, M.O. Krucoff, D. Ho. “Apoptosis Induction and Attenuation of Inflammatory Gene Expression in Murine Macrophages via Multitherapeutic Nanomembranes.” Nanotechnology, July 2008.

Book Chapters

M.O. Krucoff, S.C Harward, S. Rahimpour, K. Dombrowski, E.F. Hauck, S.P. Lad, D.A. Turner. “Integrating Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Approaches to Brain Repair after Stroke.” In Cellular and Molecular Approaches to Regeneration & Repair. Eds. P.A. Lapchak, J.H. Zhang. Springer Nature. 2018.