Frank Attenello, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

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Overview

Frank Attenello MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, CA specializing in treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors. He employs multiple surgical modalities to map and preserve neurologic function in tumor surgery including exoscopic subcortical surgery (BrainPath) and laser interstitial thermal therapy. Dr. Attenello performs both cranial surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Dr. Attenello received combined BS/MS degrees in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics from Yale University. He then received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he received the institutional Harvey Cushing Neurosurgery Award and the Ronald L. Bittner national Neuro-oncology research award. His work on glioblastoma and neural stem cells at Johns Hopkins was supported by a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He then completed neurosurgical residency at the University of Southern California, with a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Attenello has authored six neurosurgical book chapters and over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts including articles in Science, BMJ, and Cancer Discovery. He was appointed Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine, and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

Dr. Attenello is also principal investigator of a basic science research laboratory studying epigenetic regulation of glioma chemoresistance as well as role of neural stem cells in brain injury (https://sites.usc.edu/attenellolab/). His laboratory is supported by a NIH K08 Research Career Development Award and several NIH and foundational grants, including generous patient support. In addition, Dr. Attenello directs a clinical outcomes laboratory studying factors associated with improved outcome in patients with neurologic disease, as well as factors driving medical trainee burnout. Using data and experience gained in the laboratory, Dr. Attenello is identifying new therapies for improved patient outcomes.

Publications

  • Postpartum venous thromboembolism readmissions in the United StatesAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 10; 219(4):401. e1-401. e14. . View in PubMed
  • Fragmentation of postpartum readmissions in the United StatesAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 08; 223(2):252. e1-252. e14. . View in PubMed
  • Frailty is a Predictor of Increased Readmissions and Increased Postoperative Complications After Elective Treatment of Unruptured Aneurysms World Neurosurg. 2024 Jan; 181:e882-e896. . View in PubMed
  • Association of carotid endarterectomy at low-volume centers with higher likelihood of major complications and nonroutine discharge J Neurosurg. 2023 Nov 24; 1-12. . View in PubMed
  • Increased time to surgery and worse perioperative outcome in benign brain tumor patients with COVID-19 J Clin Neurosci. 2023 Nov; 117:20-26. . View in PubMed
  • The effect of COVID-19 on treatment and outcomes following ischemic stroke: A national assessment Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2023 Oct; 233:107982. . View in PubMed
  • Myelomeningocele repair at pediatric hospitals: association with routine discharge and shorter hospital stay J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2023 Sep 01; 32(3):376-383. . View in PubMed
  • Mortality following mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic stroke in patients with COVID-19 J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Aug; 32(8):107171. . View in PubMed
  • Carotid artery stenting for asymptomatic stenosis is associated with decreased 30-day readmission at very high volume centers J Clin Neurosci. 2023 Aug; 114:1-8. . View in PubMed
  • Development of multifocal glioblastoma after radiotherapy for craniopharyngioma: illustrative case J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2023 Jun 26; 5(26). . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of preoperative versus postoperative treatment dosimetry plans of single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery for surgically resected brain metastases Neurosurg Focus. 2023 08; 55(2):E9. . View in PubMed
  • Hospital Admissions from the Emergency Department and Subsequent Critical Care Interventions for Influenza during Pregnancy Am J Perinatol. 2023 02; 40(3):326-332. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Awake Microsurgical Resection of a Motor Cortex Glioma With Cortical and Subcortical Motor Mapping, Image Guidance, and Augmented Reality Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2023 03 01; 24(3):e234-e235. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Risk of Tract Seeding Following Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors Neurosurgery. 2023 07 01; 93(1):e3-e4. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Right Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression and Glioneuronal Hamartoma Resection for Trigeminal Neuralgia: 2-Dimensional Operative Video Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2023 10 01; 25(4):e240-e241. . View in PubMed
  • Interhospital transfer of pediatric patients with malignant brain tumor not associated with increased mortality, but safe routine discharge J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2023 02 01; 31(2):124-131. . View in PubMed
  • A cross-sectional study to test equivalence of low- versus intermediate-flip angle dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI measures of relative cerebral blood volume in patients with high-grade gliomas at 15 Tesla field strength. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1156843. . View in PubMed
  • Coronavirus disease-19 is associated with decreased treatment access and worsened outcomes in malignant brain tumor patients Surg Neurol Int. 2023; 14:292. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric patients with malignant brain tumor treated at children’s hospitals: association with fewer unplanned readmissions J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2023 09 01; 32(3):324-331. . View in PubMed
  • Tobacco Use Is Associated With Increased 90-Day Readmission Among Patients Undergoing Surgery for Degenerative Spine Disease Global Spine J. 2022 Jun; 12(5):787-794. . View in PubMed
  • 5-Aminolevulinic acid-enhanced fluorescence-guided treatment of high-grade glioma using angled endoscopic blue light visualization: technical case series with preliminary follow-up J Neurosurg. 2022 Mar 18; 1-9. . View in PubMed
  • Interhospital transfer of patients with malignant brain tumors undergoing resection is associated with routine discharge Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2022 10; 221:107372. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in the Surgical Treatment of Adult Spine Diseases: A Systematic ReviewWorld Neurosurg. 2022 02; 158:290-304. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Neuronal exposure induces neurotransmitter signaling and synaptic mediators in tumors early in brain metastasis Neuro Oncol. 2022 06 01; 24(6):914-924. . View in PubMed
  • The abscopal effect: systematic review in patients with brain and spine metastases Neurooncol Adv. 2022 Jan-Dec; 4(1):vdac132. . View in PubMed
  • Modulating glioblastoma chemotherapy response: Evaluating long non-coding RNA effects on DNA damage response, glioma stem cell function, and hypoxic processes Neurooncol Adv. 2022 Jan-Dec; 4(1):vdac119. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Robotic-Assisted Digital Exoscope for Resection of Cerebral Metastases: A Case Series Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 04 01; 22(4):e177-e178. . View in PubMed
  • Readmissions after ventricular shunting in pediatric patients with hydrocephalus: a Nationwide Readmissions Database analysis J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021 Aug 20; 28(5):553-562. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Infra-Occipital Supra-Tentorial Approach for Resection of Low-Grade Tumor of the Left Lingual Gyrus: 2-Dimensional Operative Video Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Aug 16; 21(3):E263-E264. . View in PubMed
  • Utilization of Discarded Surgical Tissue from Ultrasonic Aspirators to Establish Patient-Derived Metastatic Brain Tumor Cells: A Guide from the Operating Room to the Research Laboratory Curr Protoc. 2021 Jun; 1(6):e140. . View in PubMed
  • Comorbid depression in surgical cancer patients associated with non-routine discharge and readmission Surg Oncol. 2021 Jun; 37:101533. . View in PubMed
  • Risk for postpartum readmissions and associated complications based on maternal age J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 May; 34(9):1375-1381. . View in PubMed
  • Increasing Prevalence of Frailty and Its Association with Readmission and Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients with IBD Dig Dis Sci. 2021 12; 66(12):4178-4190. . View in PubMed
  • In vivo CRISPR screening for novel noncoding RNA functional targets in glioblastoma models J Neurosci Res. 2021 09; 99(9):2029-2045. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating Medicaid expansion benefits for patients with cancer: National Cancer Database analysis and systematic review J Cancer Policy. 2021 09; 29:100292. . View in PubMed
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Gliomas: Scoping Review of Clinical Studies, Patient Outcomes, and Toxicity Profiles World Neurosurg. 2021 07; 151:e682-e692. . View in PubMed
  • A Guide to Annotation of Neurosurgical Intraoperative Video for Machine Learning Analysis and Computer Vision World Neurosurg. 2021 06; 150:26-30. . View in PubMed
  • Postpartum Psychiatric Admissions in the United States Am J Perinatol. 2021 01; 38(2):115-121. . View in PubMed
  • Tobacco Use Is Associated with Readmission within 90 Days after Craniotomy Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 01; 200:106383. . View in PubMed
  • Risk Factors for Cerebral Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Population-Based Study of 8346 Patients World Neurosurg. 2021 01; 145:e233-e241. . View in PubMed
  • Postpartum hemorrhage and risk for postpartum readmission J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Jan; 34(2):187-194. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Early Experience With Virtual and Synchronized Augmented Reality Platform for Preoperative Planning and Intraoperative Navigation: A Case Series Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 10 13; 21(5):E457-E458. . View in PubMed
  • Letter to the EditorScoring change for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. J Neurosurg. 2021 01 22; 134(6):2012-2013. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Virtual Reality Surgical Rehearsal and 2-Dimensional Operative Video of a Paramedian Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach Endoscopic Resection of Pineocytoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 01 13; 20(2):E161-E162. . View in PubMed
  • Readmission with venous thromboembolism after surgical treatment by primary cancer site Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec; 35:268-275. . View in PubMed
  • Rate of Intracranial Hemorrhage After Minor Head Injury Cureus. 2020 Sep 25; 12(9):e10653. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Rates and Outcomes of Readmission to Index vs Non-index Hospitals After Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke Patients Cureus. 2020 Jul 01; 12(7):e8952. . View in PubMed
  • Increased 30-day readmission rate after craniotomy for tumor resection at safety net hospitals in small metropolitan areas J Neurooncol. 2020 May; 148(1):141-154. . View in PubMed
  • Postpartum length of stay and risk for readmission among women with preeclampsia J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Apr; 33(7):1086-1094. . View in PubMed
  • HOTAIRM1, an enhancer lncRNA, promotes glioma proliferation by regulating long-range chromatin interactions within HOXA cluster genes Mol Biol Rep. 2020 Apr; 47(4):2723-2733. . View in PubMed
  • Frequency, predictors, and outcomes of readmission to index versus non-index hospitals after mechanical thrombectomy in patients with ischemic stroke J Neurointerv Surg. 2020 Feb; 12(2):136-141. . View in PubMed
  • Comorbid depression associated with non-routine discharge following craniotomy for low-grade gliomas and benign tumors – a nationwide readmission database analysis Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 11; 162(11):2671-2681. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of readmission after craniotomy for meningioma resection: a nationwide readmission database analysis Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 11; 162(11):2637-2646. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of Comorbid Depression on Surgical Outcomes After Craniotomy for Malignant Brain Tumors: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis World Neurosurg. 2020 10; 142:e458-e473. . View in PubMed
  • Identifying Disparities in Care in Treating Glioblastoma: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Patients Treated at a Safety-net Versus Private Hospital Setting World Neurosurg. 2020 05; 137:e213-e220. . View in PubMed
  • Acute Venous Thromboembolism Risk Highest Within 60 Days After Discharge From the Hospital in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel DiseasesClin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 05; 18(5):1133-1141. e3. . View in PubMed
  • A HOTAIR regulatory element modulates glioma cell sensitivity to temozolomide through long-range regulation of multiple target genes Genome Res. 2020 02; 30(2):155-163. . View in PubMed
  • Circulating Tumor Cells Exhibit Metastatic Tropism and Reveal Brain Metastasis Drivers Cancer Discov. 2020 01; 10(1):86-103. . View in PubMed
  • Risk of Stillbirth after Antepartum Hospitalization for Hypertensive Diseases of Pregnancy Am J Perinatol. 2020 01; 37(1):66-72. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Mini Fronto-Orbital pproach: “Window Opening” Towards the Superomedial Orbit-A Virtual Reality-Planned Anatomic Study Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 09 01; 19(3):E285-E287. . View in PubMed
  • Characterizing Cell Stress and GRP78 in Glioma to Enhance Tumor Treatment Front Oncol. 2020; 10:608911. . View in PubMed
  • Epigenetic modulator inhibition overcomes temozolomide chemoresistance and antagonizes tumor recurrence of glioblastoma J Clin Invest. 2020 11 02; 130(11):5782-5799. . View in PubMed
  • Increased complication and mortality among non-index hospital readmissions after brain tumor resection is associated with low-volume readmitting hospitals J Neurosurg. 2019 Oct 04; 1-13. . View in PubMed
  • Nonindex Readmission After Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Treatment Is Associated with Higher Morbidity and Repeat Readmission World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct; 130:e753-e759. . View in PubMed
  • Early Readmission After Ventricular Shunting in Adults with Hydrocephalus: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug; 128:e38-e50. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of Venous Thromboembolism After Nonemergent Craniotomy: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb; 122:e1102-e1110. . View in PubMed
  • Venous Thromboembolism After Degenerative Spine Surgery: A Nationwide Readmissions Database Analysis World Neurosurg. 2019 05; 125:e165-e174. . View in PubMed
  • Hypertensive Postpartum Admissions Among Women Without a History of Hypertension or Preeclampsia Obstet Gynecol. 2019 04; 133(4):712-719. . View in PubMed
  • Postpartum readmissions among women with opioid use disorder Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2019 03; 1(1):89-98. . View in PubMed
  • Increased Hospital Surgical Volume Reduces Rate of 30- and 90-Day Readmission After Acoustic Neuroma Surgery Neurosurgery. 2019 03 01; 84(3):726-732. . View in PubMed
  • Brainstem Gliomas: New Models Recapitulate Human Disease and Deepen Our Understanding Neurosurgery. 2019 08 01; 85(2):E169-E171. . View in PubMed
  • Characterizing Glioma Genetics Using Cerebrospinal Fluid Neurosurgery. 2019 08 01; 85(2):E196-E197. . View in PubMed
  • Readmission following inpatient stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors J Radiosurg SBRT. 2019; 6(2):101-119. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Clinical Accuracy of Holographic Navigation Using Point-Based Registration on Augmented-Reality Glasses Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 12 01; 17(6):E229-E230. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of Surgical Site Infection After Nonemergent Craniotomy: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec; 120:e440-e452. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment at Safety-Net Hospitals Is Associated with Delays in Coil Embolization in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec; 120:e434-e439. . View in PubMed
  • Safety-Net Hospitals Have Higher Complication and Mortality Rates in the Neurosurgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 119:e284-e293. . View in PubMed
  • Timing and Risk Factors of Postpartum Stroke Obstet Gynecol. 2018 01; 131(1):70-78. . View in PubMed
  • Factors associated with burnout among US neurosurgery residents: a nationwide survey J Neurosurg. 2018 11 01; 129(5):1349-1363. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of 30- and 90-day readmission following craniotomy for malignant brain tumors: analysis of nationwide data J Neurooncol. 2018 Jan; 136(1):87-94. . View in PubMed
  • The effect of NACHRI children’s hospital designation on outcome in pediatric malignant brain tumors J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 20(2):149-157. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of the 2003 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform on Hospital-Acquired Conditions: A National Retrospective Analysis J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr; 9(2):215-221. . View in PubMed
  • Pitfalls of administrative database analysis are evident when assessing the ‘weekend effect’ in stroke Evid Based Med. 2017 03; 22(1):35. . View in PubMed
  • CRISPRi-based genome-scale identification of functional long noncoding RNA loci in human cells Science. 2017 01 06; 355(6320). . View in PubMed
  • Extracranial to intracranial bypass for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms in the pediatric population J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 34:6-10. . View in PubMed
  • Risk factors associated with the surgical management of craniopharyngiomas in pediatric patients: analysis of 1961 patients from a national registry database Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Dec; 41(6):E8. . View in PubMed
  • Prognostic factors of early outcome and discharge status in patients undergoing surgical intervention following traumatic intracranial hemorrhage J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Sep; 31:152-6. . View in PubMed
  • Infection rate correlated with time to repair of open neural tube defects (myelomeningoceles): an institutional and national study Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1675-81. . View in PubMed
  • Single-cell analysis of long non-coding RNAs in the developing human neocortex Genome Biol. 2016 Apr 14; 17:67. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of time to aneurysm treatment following subarachnoid hemorrhage: comparison of patients treated with clipping versus coiling J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Apr; 8(4):373-7. . View in PubMed
  • Cross-Sectional Analysis on Racial and Economic Disparities Affecting Mortality in Preterm Infants with Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus World Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 88:399-410. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in hospitalization of preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus in the United States, 2000-2010 J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):260-9. . View in PubMed
  • Reevaluating the weekend effect on patients with hydrocephalus undergoing operative shunt intervention J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 17(2):156-162. . View in PubMed
  • Uncovering the roles of long noncoding RNAs in neural development and glioma progression Neurosci Lett. 2016 06 20; 625:70-9. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of weekend admission on the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions in patients receiving thoracolumbar fusions J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 22(8):1349-54. . View in PubMed
  • The july effect: an analysis of never events in the nationwide inpatient sample J Hosp Med. 2015 Jul; 10(7):432-8. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Effect of Weekend Admission on the Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Patients Receiving Cervical Fusions World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):58-68. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities in outcomes following pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunt procedures J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 15(6):560-6. . View in PubMed
  • Going Big to Explore the Detail World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):1041-3. . View in PubMed
  • Incidence of “never events” among weekend admissions versus weekday admissions to US hospitals: national analysis BMJ. 2015 Apr 15; 350:h1460. . View in PubMed
  • Theoretical Basis of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Prog Neurol Surg. 2015; 29:20-8. . View in PubMed
  • Health disparities in time to aneurysm clipping/coiling among aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a national study World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1071-6. . View in PubMed
  • Prevention of percutaneous spinal cord stimulation electrode migration: a 15-year experience Neuromodulation. 2014 Oct; 17(7):670-6; discussion 676-7. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of patient age and comorbidities on the occurrence of “never events” in cerebrovascular surgery: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample J Neurosurg. 2014 Sep; 121(3):580-6. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities in incidence of hospital-acquired complications following cerebrovascular procedures Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):43-50. . 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
  • Supplementing the neurosurgical virtuoso: evolution of automation from mythology to operating room adjunct World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):719-29. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to mechanical revascularization procedures for acute ischemic stroke J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Feb; 23(2):327-34. . View in PubMed
  • Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: utilization variances and impact of procedural volume on inpatient mortality J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov; 22(8):1263-9. . View in PubMed
  • Computed tomography for clearance of cervical spine injury in the unevaluable patient World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):405-13. . View in PubMed
  • Minimally invasive posterior atlantoaxial fusion: a cadaveric and clinical feasibility study World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):414-21. . View in PubMed
  • Delayed cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysm caused by absorbable plate following transsphenoidal surgery: case report and review of the literature J Neurol Surg Rep. 2013 Jun; 74(1):10-6. . View in PubMed
  • Stem cells in gliomas Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:63-73. . View in PubMed
  • Chemotherapy for brain tumors with polymer drug delivery Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:339-53. . View in PubMed
  • Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: genetics and pathophysiology Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E6. . View in PubMed
  • Conservative management of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligamentA review. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E2. . View in PubMed
  • Hospital costs associated with shunt infections in patients receiving antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters versus standard shunt catheters Neurosurgery. 2010 Feb; 66(2):284-9; discussion 289. . View in PubMed
  • A modified frontal-nasal-orbital approach to midline lesions of the anterior cranial fossa and skull base: technical note with case illustrations Neurosurg Rev. 2010 Jan; 33(1):63-70. . View in PubMed
  • Pathological upstaging during radical cystectomy is associated with worse recurrence-free survival in patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin-refractory bladder cancer Urology. 2009 Dec; 74(6):1276-80. . View in PubMed
  • Incidence of symptomatic retethering after surgical management of pediatric tethered cord syndrome with or without duraplasty Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Sep; 25(9):1085-9. . View in PubMed
  • Association of preoperative depression and survival after resection of malignant brain astrocytoma Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar; 71(3):299-303discussion 303. . View in PubMed
  • Gliadel (BCNU) wafer plus concomitant temozolomide therapy after primary resection of glioblastoma multiforme J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar; 110(3):583-8. . View in PubMed
  • Suboccipital decompression for Chiari I malformation: outcome comparison of duraplasty with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene dural substitute versus pericranial autograft Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Feb; 25(2):183-90. . View in PubMed
  • Independent association of extent of resection with survival in patients with malignant brain astrocytoma J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan; 110(1):156-62. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of shunt infection incidence in high-risk subgroups receiving antibiotic-impregnated versus standard shunts Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jan; 25(1):77-83; discussion 85. . View in PubMed
  • Presentation and management of a patient with subcutaneous metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2008 Dec; 5(12):691-4. . View in PubMed
  • Symptom recurrence after suboccipital decompression for pediatric Chiari I malformation: analysis of 256 consecutive cases Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Nov; 24(11):1333-9. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Gliadel (BCNU) wafer in the surgical treatment of malignant glioma: a 10-year institutional experience Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Oct; 15(10):2887-93. . View in PubMed
  • Extent of surgical resection is independently associated with survival in patients with hemispheric infiltrating low-grade gliomas Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct; 63(4):700-7; author reply 707-8. . View in PubMed
  • Relationship of glioblastoma multiforme to the lateral ventricles predicts survival following tumor resection J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep; 89(2):219-24. . View in PubMed
  • Intraoperative ultrasonography as a guide to patient selection for duraplasty after suboccipital decompression in children with Chiari malformation Type I J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 2(1):52-7. . View in PubMed
  • Correlation of hindbrain CSF flow and outcome after surgical decompression for Chiari I malformation Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jul; 24(7):833-40. . View in PubMed
  • Suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation-associated scoliosis: risk factors and time course of deformity progression J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 1(6):456-60. . View in PubMed
  • Outcome of Chiari-associated syringomyelia after hindbrain decompression in children: analysis of 49 consecutive cases Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun; 62(6):1307-13; discussion 1313. . View in PubMed
  • Spinal deformity after resection of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jun; 24(6):735-9. . View in PubMed
  • Endoscopic transcervical odontoidectomy for pediatric basilar invagination and cranial settlingReport of 4 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Apr; 1(4):337-42. . View in PubMed
  • Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with decreased survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytomas Neurosurgery. 2008 08; 63(2):286-91; discussion 291. . View in PubMed
  • Resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children: assessment of long-term motor and sensory deficits J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jan; 1(1):63-7. . View in PubMed
  • Neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jan; 24(1):93-7. . View in PubMed
  • Oligomeric assembly of native-like precursors precedes amyloid formation by beta-2 microglobulin Biochemistry. 2004 Jun 22; 43(24):7808-15. . View in PubMed
  • Cortical synaptic integration in vivo is disrupted by amyloid-beta plaques J Neurosci. 2004 May 12; 24(19):4535-40. . View in PubMed
  • In vitro response of prostaglandin E2 receptor (EP3) in the term pregnant rat uterus and cervix to misoprostol Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2003 Jan; 70(3-4):317-29. . View in PubMed
  • Postoperative surgical site infections in patients undergoing spinal tumor surgery: incidence and risk factors Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 01; 36(17):1410-9. . View in PubMed
  • Intramedullary Cervical Spinal Cord AbscessWorld Neurosurg. 2017 Oct; 106:1049. e1-1049. e2. . View in PubMed