Peter J. Morone, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
Department of Neurological Surgery
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
Suite 1506
Clinic Phone
Clinical/Appointment: (615) 322-7417
Fax: (615) 322-7596

Dr. Peter J. Morone, MD, MSCI joins our surgical faculty after having completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Morone’s clinical areas of interest include neurosurgical oncology, skull base neurosurgery and all aspects of complex cranial neurosurgery.


Dr. Morone’s main research interests include neuro-oncology outcomes and delayed cerebral ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is also interested in neuroanatomy and using biostatistics to synthesize information from large datasets. He has received the following research grants:

  • NIH StrokeNet grant: Using Fresh Frozen Plasma, Vitamin K, and Platelets to Stop Intracranial Bleeding in Patients Presenting with Spontaneous & Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation grant: A Cell Permeant Peptide Nanoparticle to Prevent Cerebral Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage​

His recently published articles include: 

  • A Virtual, Three-dimensional Temporal Bone Model and its Educational Value for Neurosurgical Trainees in World Neurosurgery
  • Awake Craniotomy in Glioma Surgery: Is it Necessary? in the Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • A Comparison of the Existing Wellness Programs in Neurosurgery and Institution Champion's Perspectives in Neurosurgery
  • Neck Remnants and the Risk of Aneurysm Rupture After Endovascular Treatment With Coiling or Stent-Assisted Coiling: Much Ado About Nothing? in Neurosurgery​

See Dr. Morone' s publications on PubMed.

Education & Awards

Dr. Morone completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha.

During residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Morone completed an enfolded training in skull base neurosurgery and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. He received the Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Teaching and Leadership Award, and Vanderbilt MSCI Scholarship.

Dr. Morone has a strong interest in education and developed a neurosurgery anatomy curriculum. He routinely delivers lectures and leads other residents through dissections. Additionally, Dr. Morone developed multiple neurosurgical simulation applications that are available on iOS and Android-based devices and are used worldwide.


Dr. Morone is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.