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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Radiology
Phone: 832-824-7237


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

Stephen F. Kralik, MD

Pediatric Neuroradiologist

Assistant Professor, Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Neuroradiology 2011
Indiana University Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences Residency Diagnostic Radiology Residency 2009
Indiana University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2003
University of Notre Dame Bachelors Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry 1999


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 Name Role
American College of Radiology Member
American Society of Neuroradiology Member
Radiological Society of North America Member

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.

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