Research training during fellowship

Washington University NNICU is a world leader in translational research. Fellows have almost limitless opportunities for involvement in research at any level. All fellows receive research mentorship from the ICU faculty including Dr. Michael Diringer, Dr. Rajat Dhar, and Dr. Terrance Kummer. Additionally, they will work directly with faculty to refine their ability to evaluate scientific literature and present their research. Most fellows go on to present their projects at the annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting.

Fellows presenting research


Dhar R, Falcone GJ, Chen Y, Hamzehloo A, Kirsch EP, Noche RB, Roth K, Acosta J, Ruiz A, Phuah CL, Woo D, Gill TM, Sheth KN, Lee JM. Deep Learning for Automated Measurement of Hemorrhage and Perihematomal Edema in Supratentorial Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Stroke. 2020 Feb;51(2):648-651.

Laws L, Lee FKumar ADhar R. Admitting Low-Risk Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage to a Neurological Step-Down Unit Is Safe, Results in Shorter Length of Stay, and Reduces Intensive Care Utilization: A Retrospective Controlled Cohort Study. Neurohospitalist. 2020 Oct;10(4):272-276.

Anadani M, Spiotta A, Alawieh A, Turjman F, Piotin M, Steglich-Arnholm H, Holtmannspötter M, Taschner C, Eiden S, et al. ; TITAN (Thrombectomy In TANdem Lesions) Investigators. Effect of extracranial lesion severity on outcome of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with anterior circulation tandem occlusion: analysis of the TITAN registry. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Oct;11(10):970-974.

Anadani M, Spiotta AM, Alawieh A, Turjman F, Piotin M, Haussen DC, et al. ; TITAN (Thrombectomy In TANdem Lesions) Investigators. Emergent Carotid Stenting Plus Thrombectomy After Thrombolysis in Tandem Strokes: Analysis of the TITAN Registry. Stroke. 2019 Aug;50(8):2250–2252.

Anadani M, Orabi MY, Alawieh A, Goyal N, Alexandrov AV, Petersen N, Kodali S, Maier IL, Psychogios MN, Swisher CB, Inamullah O, Kansagra AP, Giles JA, Wolfe SQ, Singh J, Gory B, De Marini P, Kan P, Nascimento FA, Freire LI, Pandhi A, Mitchell H, Kim JT, Fargen KM, Al Kasab S, Liman J, Rahman S, Allen M, Richard S, Spiotta AM. Blood Pressure and Outcome After Mechanical Thrombectomy With Successful Revascularization. Stroke. 2019 Sep;50(9):2448-2454.

Anadani M, Arthur AS, Alawieh A, et al., Blood pressure reduction and outcome after endovascular therapy with successful reperfusion: a multicenter study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020 Oct;12(10):932-936.

Anadani M, Arthur AS, Tsivgoulis G, Simpson KN, Alawieh A, Orabi Y, Goyal N, Alexandrov AV, et al., Blood Pressure Goals and Clinical Outcomes after Successful Endovascular Therapy: A Multicenter Study. Ann Neurol. 2020 Jun;87(6):830-839.

Anadani M, de Havenon A, Yaghi S, Mehta T, Arora N, Starosciak AK, De Los Rios La Rosa F, Siegler J, Mistry AM, Chitale R, Spiotta AM, Tsivgoulis G, Khatri P, Mistry EA. Blood pressure reduction and outcome after endovascular therapy: a secondary analysis of the BEST study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Aug;13(8):698-702.

Anadani M, Lapergue B, Blanc R, Kyheng M, et al., . Admission Blood Pressure and Outcome of Endovascular Therapy: Secondary Analysis of ASTER Trial. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Dec;29(12):105347

Anadani M, Audibert G, Gory B. Conscious Sedation versus Local Anesthesia During Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Do We Have a Winner? World Neurosurg. 2021 Feb.

Anadani M, Matusevicius M, Tsivgoulis G, Peeters A, Nunes AP, Mancuso M, Roffe C, de Havenon A, Ahmed N. Magnitude of blood pressure change and clinical outcomes after thrombectomy in stroke caused by large artery occlusion. Eur J Neurol. 2021 Jun;28(6):1922-1930.

de Havenon A, Yaghi S, Majersik JJ, Hohmann S, Ney JP, Callaghan B, Anadani M. Acute Coronary Syndrome and Ischemic Stroke Discharges in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stroke. 2021 Jun.

Anadani M, Marnat G, Consoli A, et al., TITAN (Thrombectomy In TANdem lesions) Investigators; Endovascular Treatment in Ischemic Stroke (ETIS) Investigators. Endovascular therapy with or without intravenous thrombolysis in acute stroke with tandem occlusion. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Apr 28.

Anadani M, de Havenon A, Mistry E, Anderson CS. Blood Pressure Management After Endovascular Therapy: An Ongoing Debate. Stroke. 2021 Jun.

Anadani M, Finitsis S, Clarençon F, et al.; ETIS Registry Investigators. Collateral status reperfusion and outcomes after endovascular therapy: insight from the Endovascular Treatment in Ischemic Stroke (ETIS) Registry. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Jun 17.

Allen MLKulik TKeyrouz SGDhar R., Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome as a complication of Induced Hypertension in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Control Study. Neurosurgery, 2019.

Kim AE, Kang P, Bucelli RC, Ferguson CJ, Schmidt RE, Varadhachary AS, Day GS. Autoimmune Encephalitis With Multiple Autoantibodies: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge. Neurologist. 2018 Mar;23(2):55-59.

Kang P, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S, Varadhachary AS. A 42-Year-Old Man with AIDS and Multiple Incomplete Ring Enhancing Lesions. Brain Pathol. 2017 Sep;27(5):697-698.

Kang P, Bucelli RC, Ferguson CJ, Corbo JC, Kim AH, Day GS. Teaching NeuroImages: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation presenting with isolated leptomeningitis. Neurology. 2017 Aug 8;89(6).

Laurido-Soto O, Brier MR, Simon LE, McCullough A, Bucelli RC, Day GS. Patient characteristics and outcome associations in AMPA receptor encephalitis. J Neurol. 2019 Feb;266(2):450-460. doi: 10.1007/s00415-018-9153-8.

Khanmohammadi S, Laurido-Soto O, Eisenman LN, Kummer TT, Ching S. Intrinsic network reactivity differentiates levels of consciousness in comatose patients. Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Nov;129(11):2296-2305.

Albertson AJKummer TT. Bilateral Bowhunter’s Syndrome Mimicking a Classic Seizure Semiology., Neurocritical Care, 2018.

Khanmaohammadi S, Laurido-Soto O, Eisenman LN, Kummer TT, Ching S., Intrinsic Network Reactivity Differentiates Levels of Consciousness in Comatose Patients., Clinical Neurophysiology, 2018.

Kang P, Bucelli R. Reversible Rhombencephalitis in Neuro-Behçet’s Disease. Neurohospitalist. 2017 Jul;7(3):148-149.

Kafashan M, Ryu S, Hargis MJLaurido-Soto ORoberts DE, Thontakudi A, Eisenman L, Kummer TT, Ching S. EEG dynamical correlates of focal and diffuse causes of coma. BMC Neurol. 2017 Nov 15;17(1):197.

Lewis A, Sen R, Hill TC, James H, Lin J, Bhamra H, Martirosyan N, Pacione D. Antibiotic prophylaxis for subdural and subgaleal drains. J Neurosurg. 2017 Mar;126(3):908-912.

Kang P, de Bruin GS, Wang LH, Ward BA, Ances BM, Lim MM, Bucelli RC. Sleep Pathology in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jul 15.

Kang P, Raya A, Zipfel GJ, Dhar R. Factors Associated with Acute and Chronic Hydrocephalus in Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Feb;24(1):104-9.

Dhar R, Yuan K, Kulik T, Chen Y, Heitsch L, An H, Ford A, Lee JM. CSF Volumetric Analysis for Quantification of Cerebral Edema After Hemispheric Infarction. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Jun;24(3):420-7.

Reyes MM, Munigala S, Church EL, Kulik TBKeyrouz SG, Zipfel GJ, Warren DK. Comparing External Ventricular Drains-Related Ventriculitis Surveillance Definitions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 May;38(5):574-579.

Kumar A, Cage A, Dhar R. Dialysis-induced worsening of cerebral edema in intracranial hemorrhage: a case series and clinical perspective. Neurocrit Care 2014; epub.

Raya A, Diringer MN. Treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Crit Care Clin 2014; 30: 719-33.

Raya A, Zipfel GJ, Diringer MN, Dacey RG Jr, Derdeyn CP, Rich KM, Chicoine MR, Dhar R. Pattern not volume of bleeding predicts angiographic vasospasm in nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke 2014; 45: 265-7.

Brown RKumar ADhar RSampson TR, Diringer MN. The relationship between delayed infarcts and angiographic vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2013; 72: 702-7.

Kumar ABrown RDhar RSampson T, Derdeyn CP, Moran CJ, Diringer MN. Early vs. delayed cerebral infarction after aneurysm repair after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2013; 73: 617-23.

Dhar RCotton C, Coleman J, Brockmeier D, Kappel D, Marklin G, Wright R. Comparison of high- and low-dose corticosteroid regimens for organ donor management. J Crit Care 2013; 28(1):111.e1-7.

Kumar A, Keyrouz SG, Willie JT, Dhar R. Reversible obstructive hydrocephalus from hypertensive encephalopathy. Neurocrit Care 2012; 16: 433-9.

Human T, Onuoha A, Diringer M, Dhar R. Response to a bolus of conivaptan in patients with acute hyponatremia after brain injury. J Crit Care 2012; 27: 745.

Scalfani MTDhar R, Zazulia AR, Videen TO, Diringer MN. Effect of osmotic agents on regional cerebral blood flow in traumatic brain injury. J Crit Care 2012; 27: 526.

Dhar RScalfani MT, Blackburn S, Zazulia AR, Videen T, Diringer M. Relationship between angiographic vasospasm and regional hypoperfusion in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke 2012; 43: 1788-94.

Dhar RScalfani MT, Zazulia AR, Videen TO, Derdeyn CP, Diringer MN. Comparison of induced hypertension, fluid bolus, and blood transfusion to augment cerebral oxygen delivery after subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 2012; 116(3):648-56.

Brown RDhar R. Subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Clin Outcomes Manag 2011; 18: 223-37.

Sampson TRDhar R, Zipfel GJ. Cerebral infarction following a seizure in a patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage complicated by delayed cerebral ischemia. Surg Neurol Int 2011; 2: 14.

Sampson TRDhar R, Diringer MN. Factors associated with the development of anemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2010; 12: 4-9.

Corry JJDhar R, Murphy T, Diringer MN. Hypothermia for refractory status epilepticus. Neurocrit Care 2008; 9: 189-97.

Keyrouz SDhar R, Axelrod Y. Call-Fleming syndrome and organsmic cephalgia. Headache 2008; 48: 967-71.

Dhar R, Diringer MN. The burden of the systemic inflammatory response predicts vasospasm and outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2008; 8: 404-412.