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Roham Moftakhar, MD

Specialty:
  • Neurological Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Neurological Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Neurological Surgery
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Neuroendovascular Surgery
  University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center - Cerebrovascular/Skullbase Surgery; Neuroendovascular Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Angiogram, cerebral
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Brain and spinal cysts
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain tumor
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Coil embolization
  • Endovascular/vascular neurosurgery
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Meningioma
  • Sinus and skull base tumors
  • Skull base surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
Research Interests:
  • 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
Languages Spoken:
  • Farsi
Google Map
  • University Neurosurgery
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 855
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 942-6644
  • Fax: (312) 927-2176
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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.

  1. Gyral calcification in an adult masquerading as subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    Corley JA, Kasliwal MK, Moftakhar R
    J Emerg Med
    2015 Jan
    48(1):e19-21.
  2. 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
    :.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
    :.
  5. 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
    :.
  6. 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
    :.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
    :.
  9. 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
    :.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
    :.
  15. 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:.
  16. 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
    :.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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]
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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:.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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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