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Phillip Donald Kramer, MD


Area of Specialty: Otoneurology, Tinnitus

Professional Appointments: Director of Vestibulo-Ocular Laboratory, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center, Edison.

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange.

Graduate Medical Education: Fellowship in Neuro-otology, the John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995; Residency in Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1993; Internship, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, 1990.

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut.

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and National Board of Medical Examiners.


Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut, Doctor of Medicine, 1985 - 1989; Chapman College, California, BA Computer Science, 1980-1982; Syracuse University, New York, BS Aerospace Engineering, 1974-1977

Professional History:

Department of Neuroscience New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center Seton Hall University Associate Professor of Neurology 1998-Present

Departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Instructor of Neurology 1995 - 1997 Assistant Professor of Neurology 1997- 1998

Otoneurology Fellow The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1993-1995

Neurology Resident University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 1990-1993

Internal Medicine Intern Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 1989 - 1990

Research Assistant for Division of Neurosurgery University of Connecticut School of Medicine 1986 - 1989 Designed experiments, software, and electrical hardware allowing me to build a computer automated test apparatus.

Analytical Systems Engineer Hamilton Standard, Farmington, Connecticut 1984 - 1985 Designed systems and software for the testing of a parallel processor based aircraft digital flight control system.

Solar Engineer, Software Designer KEM Associates Inc., New Haven, Connecticut 1977 - 1979, 1983 - 1984 Created computer programs and procedures for the design of solar heating systems.

Pilot, Squadron Computer Officer, (Captain) USAF 1978 - 1983 1) Pilot T-37, T-38, B-52D/G (2000 hours) 2) Developed computerized B-52 performance data.

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1998), certificate number 45597.

Computer Languages: APL, Basic, FORTRAN, HTML, Javascript, MATLAB, REX, Pascal, Visual Basic, VRML, Z80 assembly.

Honors and Awards: NIDCD Clinical Investigator Development Award - 1995 - 2001; Primary investigator, NIDCD 5 K08 DC00111; NIDCD Research Training Center in Hearing and Balance, - 1993 - 1995; Post-Doctoral Fellow, NIDCD 1 P60 DC00979; Air Force Commendation Medal - for software design B52 performance data - 1983; Graduated Syracuse University cum laude - 1977; Tau Beta Pi - Elected 1977; AFROTC four year college scholarship 1973-1977.

Abstracts and Presentations not otherwise published: RH Simon, R Annulli, P Kramer (1986): Spectral Analysis of Sinusoidal Heat Stimulation. Poster Presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. September.

MH McGrath, F Lau, RH Simon, P Kramer (1987): Skin Graft Adherence with an Adhesive Protein Isolated from the Common Blue Mussel. Abstracts of American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

P Kramer, RH Simon, R Annulli (1987): An Apparatus for the Investigation of Nociceptive Pathways. Poster Presentation. Student Research Day, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut. Farmington, Connecticut.

P Kramer, RH Simon: (1987) Evaluation of Nociceptive Pathways through Very Low Frequency Sinusoidal Heat Stimulation. Presentation without abstract. Research Society of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. London, Ontario, Canada. May.

JE Arle, RH Simon, PD Kramer (1989): Chaos, Dimension, and Evoked Potentials. Presentation with abstract. United States - United Kingdom Neurosurgery Research Society Meeting. London, England.

DS Zee, PD Kramer, M Shelhamer, C Tiliket (1994) Adaptive control of the phase of the vestibuloocular reflex. In: Fuchs AF, Brandt T, B¸ttner U, Zee DS (eds.) Contemporary ocular motor and vestibular research: a tribute to David A. Robinson.

PD Kramer, M Shelhamer, DA Robinson, DS Zee: Crosstalk in Human VOR Gain and Phase Plasticity: How and Why? Presentation with abstract. Binocular Oculomotor Coordination and Plasticity Meeting in Santorini. October, 1994.

M Shelhamer, B Ravina, PD Kramer: Adaptation of the Gain of the Angular Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex when Retinal Slip is Zero. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts (1995), 21:518.

DS Zee, M Shelhamer, PD Kramer, DC Roberts: Adaptation of the Phase of the Linear VOR at Low Frequency. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts (1995), 21:519.

Representative Publications:

Whyte CA, Shivdat-Nanhoe R, and Kramer P. A case of amoxicillin-induced meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 15;46(4):642.

Davis SL, Frohman TC, Crandall CG, Brown MJ, Mills DA, Kramer P.D., St¸ve O, and Frohman EM. Modeling Uhthoff's phenomenon in MS patients with internuclear ophthalmoparesis. Neurology. 2008 Mar 25;70(13 Pt 2):1098-106.

Whyte CA, Kramer P, Rudzinskiy P, and Fouladvand M. Periodic Alternating Nystagmus in HIV-Induced Primary Cerebellar Degeneration. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 2008; 32:67-8.

Kramer, P.D. and Kleiman, D. Dix-Hallpike Maneuver Results are Not Influenced by the Time of Day of the Test. Acta Otolaryngol. 2005 Feb;125(2):145-7.

Frohman, E.M., Kramer, P.D., Zhang, H., Dewey, R.B., Kramer, L., and Frohman, T.C. Benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo in multiple sclerosis:Diagnosis, pathophysiology, and therapeutic techniques. Multiple Sclerosis 2003;9:250-255.

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