Dr. Morone received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Indiana University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha. During medical school, Dr. Morone studied placental mesenchymal stem cells and their ability to differentiate into neurons. He began his neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012.
During residency years 4 and 5, Dr. Morone completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI). He is currently the principal investigator of a grant funded by Brain Aneurysm Foundation, and his research focuses on preventing vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage using peptide therapeutics. Prior to this, Dr. Morone received a NIH StrokeNet Grant to study outcomes of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. His other research interests include brain tumor outcomes, big data, and wellness.
Dr. Morone has a strong interest in education and developed a neurosurgery anatomy curriculum, routinely delivering lectures and leading other residents through dissections. Additionally, Dr. Morone developed multiple neurosurgical simulation applications that are currently available on iOS and Android-based devices and are used worldwide. In 2017, he was granted the Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Teaching and Leadership Award.
After residency, Dr. Morone plans to complete a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery with Dr. Harry van Loveren.
During his spare time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family and is an active outdoor enthusiast – pursuing rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, snowboarding and running. He recently ran a 50-mile trail race and enjoys endurance-related activities.