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Brian Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS): A Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Apr 04. View in: PubMed

GLP-1 acts on habenular avoidance circuits to control nicotine intake. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Apr 03. View in: PubMed

Variability in Antifungal and Antiviral Use in Hospitalized Children. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Mar 15; 1-4. View in: PubMed

Effect of an Asthma Guideline in 2 Pediatric Emergency Departments and an Urgent Care Center. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Feb 04. View in: PubMed

Clinical Impact of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program at a Children's Hospital. Infect Dis Ther. 2016 Dec 02. View in: PubMed

Rates of ICU Transfers After a Scheduled Night-Shift Interprofessional Huddle. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 6(4):234-42. View in: PubMed

Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children: A Study From the Pediatric Health Information System. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Mar; 62(3):450-2. View in: PubMed

Developing a risk stratification model for predicting future health care use in asthmatic children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jan; 116(1):26-30. View in: PubMed

A Single-Center Experience with the NeuroPace RNS System: A Review of Techniques and Potential Problems. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 84(3):719-26. View in: PubMed

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in freestanding children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):33-9. View in: PubMed

Impairment of the anterior thalamic head direction cell network following administration of the NMDA antagonist MK-801. Brain Res Bull. 2014 Oct; 109:77-87. View in: PubMed

Bidirectional modulation of incubation of cocaine craving by silent synapse-based remodeling of prefrontal cortex to accumbens projections. Neuron. 2014 Sep 17; 83(6):1453-67. View in: PubMed

Recapitulating flesh with silicon and steel: advancements in upper extremity robotic prosthetics. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):730-41. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at freestanding children's hospitals in the United States. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Mar; 35(3):265-71. View in: PubMed

Linezolid use in hospitalized children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan; 33(1):e14-8. View in: PubMed

Increased reprogramming of human fetal hepatocytes compared with adult hepatocytes in feeder-free conditions. Cell Transplant. 2014 Jan; 23(1):27-38. View in: PubMed

Maturation of silent synapses in amygdala-accumbens projection contributes to incubation of cocaine craving. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 16(11):1644-51. View in: PubMed

Exposure to cocaine regulates inhibitory synaptic transmission in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 17; 33(16):6753-8. View in: PubMed

A primer on brain-machine interfaces, concepts, and technology: a key element in the future of functional neurorestoration. World Neurosurg. 2013 Mar-Apr; 79(3-4):457-71. View in: PubMed

Selective presynaptic enhancement of the prefrontal cortex to nucleus accumbens pathway by cocaine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 8; 110(2):713-8. View in: PubMed

Quantum computing: a prime modality in neurosurgery's future. World Neurosurg. 2012 Nov; 78(5):404-8. View in: PubMed

Searching for presynaptic NMDA receptors in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 2011 Dec 14; 31(50):18453-63. View in: PubMed

Cocaine-induced metaplasticity in the nucleus accumbens: silent synapse and beyond. Neuropharmacology. 2011 Dec; 61(7):1060-9. View in: PubMed

A silent synapse-based mechanism for cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 1; 31(22):8163-74. View in: PubMed

Reducing hippocampal cell proliferation in the adult rat does not prevent the acquisition of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Aug 30; 481(1):41-6. View in: PubMed

In vivo cocaine experience generates silent synapses. Neuron. 2009 Jul 16; 63(1):40-7. View in: PubMed

The NMDA antagonist MK-801 disrupts reconsolidation of a cocaine-associated memory for conditioned place preference but not for self-administration in rats. Learn Mem. 2008 Dec; 15(12):857-65. View in: PubMed

Landmark control and updating of self-movement cues are largely maintained in head direction cells after lesions of the posterior parietal cortex. Behav Neurosci. 2008 Aug; 122(4):827-40. View in: PubMed

Homeostatic recovery of downstate-upstate cycling in nucleus accumbens neurons. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Apr 4; 434(3):282-8. View in: PubMed

Specific and sensitive detection of nucleic acids and RNases using gold nanoparticle-RNA-fluorescent dye conjugates. Chem Commun (Camb). 2007 Nov 14; (42):4342-4. View in: PubMed

An elementary school outbreak of varicella attributed to vaccine failure: policy implications. J Infect Dis. 2004 Aug 1; 190(3):477-83. View in: PubMed

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