Kenneth Hill, Jr., M.D.

 Dr. Kenneth Hill

Kenneth Hill, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

The Emory Clinic - Marietta
61 Whitcher Street
Suite 4100
Marietta, GA 30060

To make an appointment: 404-778-5770

Dr. Hill graduated from Medical School at Penn State University, where he also completed his residency in Neurological Surgery. His practice is located at The Emory Clinic in Marietta, though he is a member of the Neurosurgery team at Emory University Hospital, recently ranked 12th in its field by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Hill treats patients with cancers and disorders of the brain and spine, including conditions involving the neck and lower back, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.


Areas of Clinical Expertise:

  • Surgical Neuro-oncology
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Lesions on the anterior and posterior skullbase

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Professional Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Penn State University Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

Honors and Awards

  • The Stockmeister Memorial Charitable Fund Scholarship
  • Lincoln’s Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) Program Scholarship
  • 1st in Physics of LASER Program Award
  • 1st overall student in the LASER Program
  • Lincoln University Presidential Scholarship
  • Math Lab Service Award
  • American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award
  • The Floyd C. and Estelle C. Mourning Scholarship
  • The Norman Edward Gaskins Memorial Prize in Organic Chemistry
  • The Joseph Leroy Williams Memorial Prize - awarded to that student in the senior class who has been accepted in a medical school and who has the highest average in chemistry and biology courses
  • The James Bernie Memorial Prize for Inorganic Chemistry
  • The Albert J Neely, III ’42 Scholarship Fund
  • National Dean’s List
  • The Horace Mann Bond – Leslie Pickney Hill Scholarship

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Grants

  • Grace Woodward Grant for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine (7/07-6/08)

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Publications

Sheehan, JM, Douds, GL, Hill, K, Farace, E.  “Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma in Elderly Patients.  Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008 Apri 15; : 18414774.

Hill KL Jr, Lipson AC, Sheehan JM.  “Brain magnetic resonance imaging changes after sorafenib and sunitinib chemotherapy in patients with advanced renal cell and breast carcinoma.” J Neurosurg. 2009 Sep;111(3):497-503.

Dias MS, Shaffer ML, Iantosca MR, Hill KL Jr. Variability among pediatric neurosurgeons in the threshold for ventricular shunting in asymptomatic children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Feb;7(2):134-42.

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Poster Presentations

Hill, K.L., Teleghani, C., Lohman, J., Forney, D., Cockroft, K.  “New Uses of Intraoperative Microdoppler with Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring for Ischemia Evaluation of Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery.”  CNS 53rd Annual Meeting.  Denver, Colorado October 2003.

Sheehan, J., Marupubi, N., Hill, K.L., Farace, E.,  “Neurocognitive Changes in Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumors.”  Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  San Diago, CA, September, 2007.

Hill, K.L., Lipson, A., Sheehan, J.  “Progressive Peritumoral Edema and Increased Enhancement Associated with Sorafenib or Sunitinib Treatment for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma.”  American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  Chicago, IL, April, 2008.

Hill, K.L., Teleghani, C., Lohman, J., Forney, D., Cockroft, K. “New Uses of Intraoperative Microdoppler with Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring for Ischemia Evaluation of Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery.”  The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State University COM, Hershey, PA   2003.

Madhankumar, A., Rizk, E., Hill, K.L., Slagle-Webb, B., Harbaugh, K., Conner, J.  “Targeted Liposomes in the Management of Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors.”  Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting.  July 2008.

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Oral Presentations

Hill, K.L., “Quantitative neurogenesis of hippocampal tissue of developing normal, hypothyroid, and hypothyroid-rehabilitated rats.”  Presented at Summer Research Opportunity Program Concluding Ceremony, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Urbana, IL, August, 1997

Hill, K. L., “The Functional Significance of the ATF/CREB Binding Site Within the HIV-1 LTR in cells of the Nervous System.”  Presented at the Commonwealth/Whitaker Scholars Concluding Ceremony, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.  Hershey, PA, August, 1998

Hill, K.L., Schlosser, B., Beagle, M.  “CME Pediatric Conference – Pediatric Dental Care”  Department of Pediatrics.  York Hospital.  York, PA.  October, 2001.

Hill, K.L., Schlosser, B., Beagle, M.  “CME Pediatric Conference – Neonatal Bilirubin/Kernicteris”  Department of Pediatrics.  York Hospital.  York, PA.  October, 2001.

Hill, K.L., Schlosser, B., Beagle, M.  “CME Pediatric Conference – Conversion Disorders in Pediatric Patients”  Department of Pediatrics.  York Hospital.  York, PA.  October, 2001.

Hill, K.L.  “Case Presentation – Recurrent Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in Post-Transplantion Patients.”  Department of General Surgery.  Penn State College of Medicine.  Hershey, PA.  May,  2002.
           
Hill, K.L.  “Case Presentation – Evaluation of End Stage Hepatic Failure.”  Department of General Surgery.  Penn State College of Medicine.  Hershey, PA.  May,  2002.

Hill, K. L., “Surgical Treatment for Mental Disorders.”   Department of Neurological Surgery.  State University of New York -- Upstate.  Syracuse, NY, October, 2002.

Hill, K.L., “Attacking the Sciences: Lincoln University and Beyond.”  2nd Annual Science and Mathematics Conference.  Lincoln University.  Lincoln University, PA.  March, 2007.

Hill, K.L., “Brain Clinical Anatomy: 101.”  Student National Medical Association College Outreach.  Penn State College of Medicine.  Hershey, PA, Feb, 2006.
           
Hill, K.L., “SNMA-Sharing Success.”  Round table discussion.  Penn State College of Medicine.  Hershey, PA, April, 2008.

Hill, K.L., “Primary NPH: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Department of Neurosurgery.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Herhsey, PA, Nov, 2007.

Hill, K.L., “Second Period: Neurosurgery.”  Philadelphia High School for Girls.  Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.

Hill, K.L., “Neurocognitive Changes in Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumors.”  Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society.  Hershey, PA, July, 2007

Hill, K.L., “CT as a Substitute for MRI in the Diagnosis of Mesial Temporal Sclerosis.”  Department of Neurosurgery.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Hershey, PA, May 2008.

Hill, K.L., “Thoracic Disc Disease.”  Multidiscipline Spine Conference.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Hershey, PA, July, 2008.

Hill, K.L., “CT as a Substitute for MRI in the Use for Sub-Saharan Africa.”  Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting.  Herhsey, PA, July, 2008.

Hill, K.L., “CT as a Substitute for MRI in the Diagnosis of MTS in Sub-Saharan Africa.”  Neurosurgical Grand Rounds.  Department of Neurosurgery.  Emory Healthcare.  Atlanta, GA, August 2008.

Hill, K.L., “CC Fistulas.”  Department of Neurosurgery.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Hershey, PA, Dec. 2008.

Hill, K.L., “CT Perfusion”  Department of Neurosurgery.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Hershey, PA, May 2009.

Hill, K.L., “Joint Neuroscience Clinical Case Conference – A novel technique to Diagnose MTS”  Neurology Grand Rounds.  Department of Neurology.  Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Hershey, PA, Sept. 2008.

Hill, K.L.  “Neurosurgery 101: A dream and beyond.”  Hamilton Township High School Columbus, OH, May 2009.

Hill, K.L.  “Resident Case Conference: Neuro-Oncology.”  Department of Neurosurgery.  Emory University.  Atlanta, GA, July 2009.

Hill, K.L.  “Novel Case of Sinonasal Epithelioid Schwannoma with Benign Histopathologic Features.”  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Fall Meeting.  Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2009.

Hill, K.L.  “Update in Metastatic Brain Disease”  Neurosurgery Grand Rounds.  Department of Neurosurgery.  Emory Healthcare.  Atlanta, GA, Dec 2009.

Hill, K.L.  “Neurosurgery: A life of opportunity.”  Hamilton Township High School Columbus, OH, May 2010. 

Hill, K.L.  “A unique case of high grade Rhabdoid Meningioma with CNS metastasis and rapidly progressive clinical course.”  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Spring Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL, May 2010.

Hill, K.L.  “A Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes Following Gross Total Resection of Solitary Brain Metastasis Stratified for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Whole Brain Radiotherapy.”  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Spring Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL, May 2010.

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