Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Neurological Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Neuroendovascular Surgery
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center - Cerebrovascular/Skullbase Surgery; Neuroendovascular Surgery
Brain and spinal cysts
Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
Sinus and skull base tumors
Skull base surgery
MR imaging to study risk of cerebral aneurysm rupture
Use of neuroprotective drugs in acute stroke
Minimally invasive skullbase and micro neurosurgery
Neuroendovascular device development
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Gyral calcification in an adult masquerading as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Corley JA, Kasliwal MK, Moftakhar R J Emerg Med 2015 Jan 48(1):e19-21. High Cervical Spinal Subdural Hemorrhage as a Harbinger of Craniocervical Arteriovenous Fistula - An Unusual Clinical Presentation. Kasliwal MK, Moftakhar R, O'Toole JE, Lopes DK Spine J 2015 Feb 25 :. The Pipeline Embolization Device for the treatment of posterior circulation fusiform aneurysms: lessons learned at a single institution. Munich SA, Tan LA, Keigher KM, Chen M, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK J. Neurosurg. 2014 Nov 121(5):1077-84. Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents. Tan LA, Sandler V, Todorova-Koteva K, Levine L, Lopes DK, Moftakhar R J Neurointerv Surg 2014 May 8 :. Compressive Optic Neuropathy Secondary to a Lateral Rectus Muscle Dermoid Cyst. Tannan A, Jhaveri M, Moftakhar R, Munich S, Harbhajanka A, Cohen AJ Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 May 14 :. Preliminary in vivo evaluation of a novel intrasaccular cerebral aneurysm occlusion device. Moftakhar R, Xu F, Aagaard-Kienitz B, Consigny DW, Grinde JR, Hart K, Flanagan CE, Crone WC, Masters KS J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Jun 2 :. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt with a rare twist: small-bowel ischemia and necrosis secondary to knotting of peritoneal catheter. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Moftakhar R, Munoz LF J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Jul 4 :1-4. Feasibility and Safety of Pipeline Embolization Device in Patients with Ruptured Carotid Blister Aneurysms. Yoon JW, Siddiqui AH, Dumont TM, Levy EI, Hopkins LN, Lanzino G, Lopes DK, Moftakhar R, Billingsley JT, Welch BG, Boulos AS, Yamamoto J, Tawk RG, Ringer AJ, Hanel RA, Neurosurgery 2014 Jul 3 :. Outcome following intracranial hemorrhage associated with novel oral anticoagulants. Kasliwal MK, Panos NG, Munoz LF, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK, Byrne RW J Clin Neurosci 2014 Jul 24 :. Frameless neuronavigation based only on 3D digital subtraction angiography using surface-based facial registration. Stidd DA, Wewel J, Ghods AJ, Munich S, Serici A, Keigher KM, Theessen H, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK J. Neurosurg. 2014 Jul 18 :1-6. Y-stent-assisted coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms. Tan LA, Johnson AK, Keigher KM, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK Neurosurg Focus 2014 Jul 37(1 Suppl):1. Endovascular transarterial embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformation with ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. Tan LA, Johnson AK, Keigher KM, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK Neurosurg Focus 2014 Jul 37(1 Suppl):1. Retrosigmoid approach for resection of cerebellopontine angle meningioma and decompression of the trigeminal nerve. Tan LA, Gerard CS, Ahuja SK, Moftakhar R Neurosurg Focus 2014 Jan 36(1 Suppl):1. Thromboembolic complications with Pipeline Embolization Device placement: impact of procedure time, number of stents and pre-procedure P2Y12 reaction unit (PRU) value. Tan LA, Keigher KM, Munich SA, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Feb 19 :. Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents. Tan LA, Sandler V, Todorova-Koteva K, Levine L, Lopes DK, Moftakhar R BMJ Case Rep 2014 2014:. Recanalization of acute carotid stent occlusion using Penumbra 4Max aspiration catheter: technical report and review of rescue strategies for acute carotid stent occlusion. Munich S, Moftakhar R, Lopes D J Neurointerv Surg 2013 Oct 22 :. Treatment of a ruptured vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysm using pipeline embolization device. Tan LA, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK. J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2013 2013 Mar 15(1):30-3. doi: 10.7461/jcen.2013.15.1.30. Epub 2013 Mar 31. Solitaire Flow Restoration Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Retrospective Multicenter Analysis of Early Postmarket Experience After FDA Approval. Mokin M, Dumont TM, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Liebman KM, Fessler RD 2nd, To CY, Turner RD 4th, Turk AS, Chaudry MI, Arthur AS, Fox BD, Hanel RA, Tawk RG, Kan P, Gaughen JR Jr, Lanzino G, Lopes DK, Chen M, Moftakhar R, Billingsley JT, Ringer AJ, et al. Neurosurgery. 2013 2013 Jul 73(1):19-26. Solitaire FR Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Retrospective Multicenter Analysis of Early Postmarket Experience after FDA Approval. Mokin M, Dumont TM, Veznedaroglu E, Binning MJ, Liebman KM, Fessler RD 2nd, To CY, Turner RD 4th, Turk AS, Chaudry MI, Arthur AS, Fox BD, Hanel RA, Tawk RG, Kan P, Gaughen JR Jr, Lanzino G, Lopes DK, Chen M, Moftakhar R, Billingsley JT, Ringer AJ, et al. Neurosurgery. 2013 2013 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] Trans-sphenoidal Approach to the Supraclinoid Internal Carotid Artery for Endovascular Access in a Cadaver. Johnson AK, Holt HK, Serici AJ, Moftakhar R Neurointervention 2013 Feb 8(1):29-33. Application of Novel CO2 Laser-Suction Device. Straus D, Moftakhar R, Fink Y, Patel D, Byrne RW J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2013 Dec 74(6):358-63. Microsurgical anatomy of the transsylvian translimen insula approach to the mediobasal temporal lobe: Technical considerations and case illustration. Straus D, Byrne RW, Sani S, Serici A, Moftakhar R Surg Neurol Int 2013 4:159. Recanalization of acute carotid stent occlusion using Penumbra 4Max aspiration catheter: technical report and review of rescue strategies for acute carotid stent occlusion. Munich S, Moftakhar R, Lopes D BMJ Case Rep 2013 2013:. Clinical, radiological, and genetic similarities between patients with Chiari Type I and Type 0 malformations. Markunas CA, Tubbs RS, Moftakhar R, Ashley-Koch AE, Gregory SG, Oakes WJ, Speer MC, Iskandar BJ J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012 Apr 9(4):372-8. Superselective Wada test for ruptured spontaneous fusiform middle cerebral artery aneurysm: a technical case report. Rajpal S, Moftakhar R, Bauer AM, Turk AS, Niemann DB J Neurointerv Surg 2011 Sep 3(3):237-41. Endoscopically assisted intratumoral embolization of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma using Onyx. Aziz-Sultan MA, Moftakhar R, Wolfe SQ, Elhammady MS, Herman B, Farhat H J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Jun 7(6):600-3. Bilateral orbital vasculature alterations after systemic chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy treatment of advanced retinoblastoma: implications for intraarterial chemotherapy management. Boutrid H, Wolfe SQ, Murray TG, Pina Y, Moftakhar R, Fernandes CE, Reichbach J, Aziz-Sultan MA Retin Cases Brief Rep 2011 5(2):124-7. Safety and efficacy of vascular tumor embolization using Onyx: is angiographic devascularization sufficient? Elhammady MS, Wolfe SQ, Ashour R, Farhat H, Moftakhar R, Lieber BB, Aziz-Sultan MA J. Neurosurg. 2010 May 112(5):1039-45. Intraaneurysmal balloon assistance for navigation across a wide-necked aneurysm. Wolfe SQ, Farhat H, Moftakhar R, Elhammady MS, Aziz-Sultan MA J. Neurosurg. 2010 Jun 112(6):1222-6. Supraselective injection of intraarterial melphalan as the primary treatment for late presentation unilateral multifocal stage Vb retinoblastoma. Aziz HA, Boutrid H, Murray TG, Berrocal A, Wolfe SQ, Pina Y, Dorfman M, Moftakhar R, Fernandes CE, Reichbach J, Aziz-Sultan MA Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2010 Apr 30(4 Suppl):S63-5. Ophthalmic vasculature alterations following systemic chemotherapy and periocular Carboplatin treatment of advanced retinoblastoma. Piña Y, Boutrid H, Murray TG, Wolfe SQ, Schefler AC, Houston SK, Moftakhar R, Fernandes CE, Reichbach J, Aziz HA, Markoe AM, Aziz-Sultan MA J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2010 47 Online:e1-5.
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The first problem that we commonly see in our field is stroke and cerebral aneurysms. We’re able to fix that from within the blood vessel in a minimally invasive way, or we could also fix it by open surgery. As an endovascular/cerebrovascular dual-trained neurosurgeon, it makes me unique that I’m able to unbiasedly recommend to the patient which way is the best way to fix their vascular problem — either by the open surgery or within the blood vessel.
My other subspecialty is base-of-the-skull tumors, complex tumors. With a combination of radiation therapies plus the fact that we have newer technology, we’re able to tackle these challenging tumors and vascular problems in a much more efficient and effective way.
I feel that if you put yourself in the shoe of the patient, their families, and be able to approach it in that perspective, it really makes you connect with that patient. And it really makes you think about what that family is going through.