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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


Newman RE, Bingler MA, Bauer PN, Lee BR, Mann KJ. Rates of ICU Transfers After a Scheduled Night-Shift Interprofessional Huddle. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 6(4):234-42. View in: PubMed

Pant C, Sferra TJ, Lee BR, Cocjin JT, Olyaee M. 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

Hanson JR, Lee BR, Williams DD, Murphy H, Kennedy K, DeLurgio SA, Portnoy J, Reddy M. 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

Lee B, Zubair MN, Marquez YD, Lee DM, Kalayjian LA, Heck CN, Liu CY. 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

Goldman JL, Lee BR, Hersh AL, Yu D, Stach LM, Myers AL, Jackson MA, Day JC, McCulloh RJ, Newland JG. Clinical diagnoses and antimicrobials predictive of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship recommendations: a program evaluation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 36(6):673-80. View in: PubMed

Hersh AL, De Lurgio SA, Thurm C, Lee BR, Weissman SJ, Courter JD, Brogan TV, Shah SS, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Newland JG. Antimicrobial stewardship programs in freestanding children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):33-9. View in: PubMed

Housh AA, Berkowitz LE, Ybarra I, Kim EU, Lee BR, Calton JL. 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

Ma YY, Lee BR, Wang X, Guo C, Liu L, Cui R, Lan Y, Balcita-Pedicino JJ, Wolf ME, Sesack SR, Shaham Y, Schlüter OM, Huang YH, Dong Y. 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

Lee B, Attenello FJ, Liu CY, McLoughlin MP, Apuzzo ML. 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

Newland JG, Gerber JS, Weissman SJ, Shah SS, Turgeon C, Hedican EB, Thurm C, Hall M, Courter J, Brogan TV, Maples H, Lee BR, Hersh AL. 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

Hansel MC, Gramignoli R, Blake W, Davila J, Skvorak K, Dorko K, Tahan V, Lee BR, Tafaleng E, Guzman-Lepe J, Soto-Gutierrez A, Fox IJ, Strom SC. 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

Hersh AL, Lee BR, Hedican EB, Herigon JC, Newland JG. Linezolid use in hospitalized children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan; 33(1):e14-8. View in: PubMed

Lee BR, Ma YY, Huang YH, Wang X, Otaka M, Ishikawa M, Neumann PA, Graziane NM, Brown TE, Suska A, Guo C, Lobo MK, Sesack SR, Wolf ME, Nestler EJ, Shaham Y, Schlüter OM, Dong Y. 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

Otaka M, Ishikawa M, Lee BR, Liu L, Neumann PA, Cui R, Huang YH, Schlüter OM, Dong Y. Exposure to cocaine regulates inhibitory synaptic transmission in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 17; 33(16):6753-8. View in: PubMed

Lee B, Liu CY, Apuzzo ML. 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

Suska A, Lee BR, Huang YH, Dong Y, Schlüter OM. 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

Lee B, Liu CY, Apuzzo ML. Quantum computing: a prime modality in neurosurgery's future. World Neurosurg. 2012 Nov; 78(5):404-8. View in: PubMed

Huang YH, Ishikawa M, Lee BR, Nakanishi N, Schlüter OM, Dong Y. Searching for presynaptic NMDA receptors in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 2011 Dec 14; 31(50):18453-63. View in: PubMed

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

Brown TE, Lee BR, Mu P, Ferguson D, Dietz D, Ohnishi YN, Lin Y, Suska A, Ishikawa M, Huang YH, Shen H, Kalivas PW, Sorg BA, Zukin RS, Nestler EJ, Dong Y, Schlüter OM. A silent synapse-based mechanism for cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 1; 31(22):8163-74. View in: PubMed

Brown TE, Lee BR, Ryu V, Herzog T, Czaja K, Dong Y. 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

Rosser BR, Hatfield LA, Miner MH, Ghiselli ME, Lee BR, Welles SL. Effects of a behavioral intervention to reduce serodiscordant unsafe sex among HIV positive men who have sex with men: the Positive Connections randomized controlled trial study. J Behav Med. 2010 Apr; 33(2):147-58. View in: PubMed

Huang YH, Lin Y, Mu P, Lee BR, Brown TE, Wayman G, Marie H, Liu W, Yan Z, Sorg BA, Schlüter OM, Zukin RS, Dong Y. In vivo cocaine experience generates silent synapses. Neuron. 2009 Jul 16; 63(1):40-7. View in: PubMed

Brown TE, Lee BR, Sorg BA. 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

Calton JL, Turner CS, Cyrenne DL, Lee BR, Taube JS. 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

Lee BR, Mu P, Saal DB, Ulibarri C, Dong Y. Homeostatic recovery of downstate-upstate cycling in nucleus accumbens neurons. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Apr 4; 434(3):282-8. View in: PubMed

Kim JH, Estabrook RA, Braun G, Lee BR, Reich NO. 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

Lee BR, Feaver SL, Miller CA, Hedberg CW, Ehresmann KR. 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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