Christopher P. Deibert, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery


    • BA, Goucher College, 2003
    • MS, Drexel University, 2006
    • MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
    • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017



    • AANS Ronald L Bittner Award for Top Neuro-Oncology Abstract, 2016
    • Arnold P Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, 2009
    • American College of Rheumatology REF/Abbot Fellowship, 2007
    • University of Florida Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2004
    • Goucher College Ashlee DeSanctis Award for Leadership, 2003
    • National Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete, Schuylkill County Chapter, 1999


    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • Congress of Neurological Neurosurgeons 
    • International Stereotactic and Radiosurgery Society
    • National Brain Tumor Society


    • Amankulor, N.M., Kim, J., Deibert, C.P., Tabar, V., Brennan, C., Peck., K.K., Holodny, A.I., Gutin., P.H., Intra-operative MRI in Awake Craniotomies for Glioma Resection. Neurosurgery (Submitted)
    • Deibert, C.P., Kim, W.J. Lotze, M.T., Amankulor, N.A., Autophagy Inhibition as the Next Step in the Treatment of Glioblastoma following the Stupp Era. Cancer Gene Therapy (Accepted)
    • Deibert, C.P., Gandehoke, G.S., Paschel, E.E. Gerszten, P.C. A Longitudinal Cohort Investigation of the Development of Symptomatic Adjacent Level Compression Fractures Following Balloon-Assisted Kyphoplasty in a Series of 726 Patients. Pain Physician (Accepted)
    • Greene, S., Lee, P.S., Deibert, C.P., Tempel, Z.J., Zwagerman, N.T., Bonfield, C, M., Florio, K., Emery, S. The impact of mode of delivery on maternal and infant outcomes in myelomeningocele Obstetrics and Gynecology (Accepted)
    • Zhang, X. Rao, A., Sette, P., Deibert, C.P., Pomerantz, A., Kim, WJ, Kohanbash, G., Chang, Y., Park, Y. Engh, J., Choi, J., Chan, T., Okada, H., Lotze, M., Grandi,.P., Amankulor, N.A., IDH Mutant Gliomas Escape Natural Killer Cell Immune Surveillance by Down Regulation of NKG2D Ligands. NeuroOncology 2016 Apr 25.
    • McDowell MM, Zhu X, Johnson S, Deibert C, Jankowitz B, Pollack IF. Shotgun pellet embolization to the posterior cerebral artery. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jan 11.
    • Foster, K.A., Deibert, C.P., Choi, P, Tyler-Kabara, E., Gardner, P.A., Engh, J. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy as Adjunctive Therapy in the Treatment of Low Pressure Hydrocephalus in Adults, Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Mar 10;7:26.
    • Deibert C.P., Gandhoke GS, Forsythe R, Moossy, JJ. Surgical Site Infection 18 Months Following Intra-Thecal Pump Placement Secondary to an Assymptomatic Bowel Injury. Pain Practice 2015 Sept;15(7):E69-71
    • Chen, S.H, Grandhi, R, Deibert C.P., Jovin, T., Gardner, P.A., Ducruet, A. Coil Herniation Following Intra-arterial Verapamil Infusion for the Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Interven. Neurorad. 2015 Apr;21(2) 184-7
    • Gandhoke G S, Deibert C. P., Paschel E, Gerszten P.C. Safety and Efficacy of Balloon Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures in the Very Elderly. Cureus 6(2): e161. doi:10.7759/cureus.161


    • Deibert, C.P., Engh, J.A. Picroside II as a Novel Inhibitor of Apoptosis after Cerebral Ischemia in Rats. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;77(2):N17
    • Deibert, C.P., Zusmman, B.M., Engh, J.E., Focused Ultrasound with Microbubbles Increases Temozolomide Delivery in U87 Transfected Mice. Neurosurgery. 2015. Apr;76(4);N22-3
    • Deibert C.P. Zussman B. Engh J.A. A Novel Mechanism of Oncogenesis in type 3 and 4 Medulloblastoma. Neurosurgery 2014 Dec; 75(6):N16-7.
    • Zussman, B Deibert, C.P. Engh J.A. A previously unrecognized mechanism for communication between the hematopoietic system and the brain Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4)
    • Foster, KA; Deibert, C.P.; Amankulor NM Topic Review in Neuro-Oncology: Isocitrate Dehyrdogenase Mutant Gliomas AANS Tumor News Spring 2014.

    Oral Presentations

    • IDH Mutant Gliomas Escape Natural Killer Cell Immune Surveillance Through Downregulation of NKG2D Ligands. American Association for Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL 2016 Award: Ronald L Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research
    • The Role of BRAF Status in the Radiosurgical Management of Intracranial Melanoma Metastasis. Southern Neurosurgical Society San Antonio, TX 2016.
    • Down Regulation of NKG2DLs as a Mechanism of Immune Escape in IDH Mutant Gliomas. Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Hershey, PA, 2015
    • Ten Year Hearing Outcomes Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA 2014
    • Avastin for the Treatment of Adverse Radiation Effects Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress Meeting Toronto Canada, Plenary Session, New Ideas. 2013

    Poster Presentations

    • IDH Mutant Astrocytes Escape Natural Killer Cell Mediate Cell Death by entering Autophagy. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington D.C. 2015
    • Adjacent Level Symptomatic Compression Fractures following Balloon Kyphoplasty. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA 2014