Faculty Profile

Dr. Reza Yassari, M.D.

Reza Yassari, M.D.

Professor, The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Director, Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program, The Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Interests

Dr. Yassari earned his medical degree from the Vienna School of Medicine in Austria and a Master of Science in Experimental Pathology from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and was a fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Subsequently he was an instructor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Spinal Oncology and Reconstructive and Complex Spine with the Dept. of Neurosurgery. Dr. Yassari specializes in the treatment of complex degenerative, traumatic and neoplastic spine diseases, including intrinsic extradural, intradural and intramedullary spinal cord tumors as well as metastatic spine tumors. Dr. Yassari;s clinical focus is in spinal oncology in collaboration with the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and the Department of Radiation Oncology. He combines his training in minimally invasive surgery and spinal oncology with the existing infrastructure for advanced intraoperative image guidance technology at Montefiore Medical Center to offer innovative, cutting-edge surgical treatment options to patients with all aspects of spine pathologies, in particular metastatic spine disease.

 


Selected Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. YassariR,JahromiB,MacdonaldR.Duralarteriovenousfistulaafter craniotomy for pilocytic astrocytoma in a patient with protein S deficiency. Surg Neurol. 2002 Jul;58(1):59-64; discussion 64. PMID: 12361657
  2. KhodarevNN,YuJ,LabayE,DargaT,BrownCK,MauceriHJ,Yassari R, Gupta N, Weichselbaum RR. Tumor-endothelium interactions in co- culture: coordinated changes of gene expression profiles and phenotypic properties of endothelial cells. J Cell Sci. 2003 Mar 15;116(Pt 6):1013-22. PMID: 12584245
  3. AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,SayamaT,MacdonaldRL.Effectsofa nitric oxide donor on and correlation of changes in cyclic nucleotide levels with experimental vasospasm. Neurosurgery. 2003 Mar;52(3):661-7; discussion 666-7. PMID: 12590692
  4. AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,NikitinaE,Agbaje-WilliamsM, Macdonald RL. Molecular profile of vascular ion channels after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2004 Jan;24(1):75-83. PMID: 14688619
  5. MacdonaldRL,CurryDJ,AiharaY,ZhangZD,JahromiBS,YassariR. Magnesium and experimental vasospasm. J Neurosurg. 2004 Jan;100(1):106-10. PMID: 14743919
  6. YassariR,FrimD.EvaluationandmanagementoftheChiari malformation type 1 for the primary care pediatrician. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2004 Apr;51(2):477-90. Review. PMID: 15062680
  7. YassariR,SayamaT,JahromiBS,AiharaY,StoodleyM,MacdonaldRL. Angiographic, hemodynamic and histological characterization of an arteriovenous fistula in rats. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2004 May;146(5):495- 504. Epub 2004 Mar 25. PMID: 15118887
  8. CallejaR,YassariR,WilkinsonEP,WebbR.Bladderoutflowobstruction caused by prostatic calculi. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Jun 7;4 Suppl 1:46-7. No abstract available. PMID:15349526
  9. FaganLH,FergusonS,YassariR,FrimDM.TheChiaripseudotumor cerebri syndrome: symptom recurrence after decompressive surgery for Chiari malformation type I. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006;42(1):14-9. PMID: 16357496
  10. Musleh W, Yassari R, Hecox K, Kohrman M, Chico M, Frim D. Low incidence of subdural grid-related complications in prolonged pediatric EEG monitoring. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006;42(5):284-7. PMID: 16902339
  11. Yassari R. Miracle surgery for foreign patients. Virtual Mentor. 2008 Apr 1;10(4):206-10. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2008.10.4.ccas3-0804. No abstract available. PMID: 23206909
  12. Jahromi BS, Aihara Y, Ai J, Zhang ZD, Weyer G, Nikitina E, Yassari R, Houamed KM, Macdonald RL. Preserved BK channel function in vasospastic myocytes from a dog model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. J
    Vasc Res. 2008;45(5):402-15. doi: 10.1159/000124864. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PMID: 18401179
  13. Aihara Y, Jahromi BS, Yassari R, Takahashi M, Macdonald RL. Induction
    of housekeeping gene expression after subarachnoid hemorrhage in dogs. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 Jul 15;172(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2008.03.020. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PMID: 18490059
  14. Jahromi BS, Aihara Y, Ai J, Zhang ZD, Weyer G, Nikitina E, Yassari R, Houamed KM, Macdonald RL. Temporal profile of potassium channel dysfunction in cerebrovascular smooth muscle after experimental subarachnoid haemorrhage. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Jul 25;440(1):81-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.05.015. Epub 2008 May 10. PMID: 18547725
  15. Bydon A, Xu R, Conte JV, Gokaslan ZL, Brinker JA, Witham TF, Yassari R. Surgical mystery: where is the missing pituitary rongeur tip? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Aug 1;35(17):E867-72. doi:10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181d85bec. PMID: 20628330
  16. Clarke MJ, Hsu W, Suk I, McCarthy E, Black JH 3rd, Sciubba DM, Bydon A, Yassari R, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Three-level en bloc spondylectomy for chordoma. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jun;68(2 Suppl Operative):325-33; discussion 333. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31821348c9. PMID: 21368699
  17. Aliaga L, Hekman KE, Yassari R, Straus D, Luther G, Chen J, Sampat A, Frim D. A novel scoring system for assessing Chiari malformation type I treatment outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar;70(3):656-64; discussion 664-5. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31823200a6. PMID: 21849925
  18. Callery RJ, Burton E, Sharan A, Yassari R, Goldberg GL. Destructive T10 vertebral lesion leads to diagnosis of metastatic ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep. 2012 Nov 1;4:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.gynor.2012.10.007. eCollection 2012. PMID: 24371659
  19. Clarke MJ, Dasenbrock H, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, McGirt MJ, Hsieh PC, Yassari R, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Posterior-only approach for en bloc sacrectomy: clinical outcomes in 36 consecutive patients. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug;71(2):357-64; discussion 364. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31825d01d4. PMID: 22569060
  20. Sandler AL, Thompson D, Goodrich JT, van Aalst J, Kolatch E, El Khashab M, Nejat F, Cornips E, Mohindra S, Gupta R, Yassari R, Daniels LB 3rd, Biswas A, Abbott R. Infections of the spinal subdural space in children: a series of 11 contemporary cases and review of all published reports. A multinational collaborative effort. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Jan;29(1):105-17. doi: 10.1007/s00381-012-1916-4. Epub 2012 Sep 30. Review. PMID: 23053357

    Sharan AD, Szulc A, Krystal J,
    Yassari R, Laufer I, Bilsky MH. The integration of radiosurgery for the treatment of patients with metastatic spine diseases. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Jul;22(7):447-54. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-07-447. Review. PMID: 24966251
  21. Houten JK, Kobets AJ, Yassari R. A rare case of panspinal Pott disease simulating metastatic disease. Spine J. 2016 Jan 1;16(1):e39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.08.052. Epub 2015 Aug 31. No abstract available.
    PMID: 26334236
  22. Nakhla J, Nasser R, Yassari R, Pasquale D, Altschul D. Ruptured anterior
    spinal artery aneurysm from a herniated cervical disc. A case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Jan 28;7:10. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.175072. eCollection 2016. PMID: 26862449
  23. Kosse A, Nakhla JP, Yassari R, Abramowicz AE, Brook A. Retained needle after cement injection during vertebral augmentation and its management strategy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Feb 18;2016. pii: bcr2015012180. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-012180. PMID: 26891698
  24. Kosse A, Nakhla JP, Yassari R, Abramowicz AE, Brook A. Retained needle after cement injection during vertebral augmentation and its management strategy. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: neurintsurg- 2015-012180.rep. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-012180.rep. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26911334
  25. De la Garza Ramos R, Jain A, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Puvanesarajah V, Hassanzadeh H, Yassari R, Sciubba DM. Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Elective Anterior Cervical Fusion in Patients with Chronic and End-Stage Renal Disease. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov;95:480-485. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.096. Epub 2016 Jun 29. PMID: 27373417
  26. Nasser R, Drazin D, Nakhla J, Al-Khouja L, Brien E, Baron EM, Kim TT, Patrick Johnson J, Yassari R. Resection of spinal column tumors utilizing image-guided navigation: a multicenter analysis. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Aug;41(2):E15. doi: 10.3171/2016.5.FOCUS16136. PMID: 27476839
  27. Gajavelli S, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Yassari R, Weidenheim KM, Graber J. Ollier disease with anaplastic astrocytoma: A review of the literature and a unique case. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Sep 1;7(Suppl 23):S607-11. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.189731. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27656320
  28. Kinon MD, Nasser R, Nakhla J, Desai R, Moreno JR, Yassari R, Bagley CA. Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation: A Review for the Pediatric Emergency Physician. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Oct;32(10):710-716. Review. PMID: 27749670
  29. Altschul D, Kobets A, Nakhla J, Jada A, Nasser R, Kinon MD, Yassari R, Houten J. Postoperative urinary retention in patients undergoing elective spinal surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb;26(2):229-234. doi: 10.3171/2016.8.SPINE151371. Epub 2016 Oct 21. PMID: 27767680
  30. Ashayeri K, Nasser R, Nakhla J, Yassari R. The use of a pedicle screw- cortical screw hybrid system for the surgical treatment of a patient with congenital multilevel spinal non-segmentation defect and spinal column deformity: a technical note. Eur Spine J. 2016 Nov;25(11):3760-3764. Epub 2016 May 2. PMID: 27137999
  31. Kinon MD, Nasser R, Nakhla JP, Adogwa O, Moreno JR, Harowicz M, Verla T, Yassari R, Bagley CA. Predictive parameters for the antecedent development of hip pathology associated with long segment fusions to the pelvis for the treatment of adult spinal deformity. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Oct 20;7:93. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27857857
  32. Nasser R, Nakhla J, Sharif S, Kinon M, Yassari R. Penetrating thoracic spinal cord injury with ice pick extending into the aorta. A technical note and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Nov 9;7(Suppl 28):S763-S766. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27904758.
  33. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Jada A, Sciubba DM, Kinon MD, Yassari R. The Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Timing of Intervention, Inpatient Morbidity, and Mortality After Surgery for Vertebral Column Fractures with Spinal Cord Injury. World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar;99:140-144. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.111. Epub 2016 Nov 30. PMID: 27915066.
  34. Nakhla J, Kobets A, De la Garza Ramos R, Haranhalli N, Gelfand Y, Ammar A, Echt M, Scoco A, Kinon M, Yassari R. Use of Google Glass to Enhance Surgical Education of Neurosurgery Residents: "Proof-of- Concept" Study. World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;98:711-714. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.122. Epub 2016 Dec 3. PMID: 27923752.
  35. Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis TE, Sciubba DM, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Thirty-day readmission and reoperation rates after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion versus those after cervical disc replacement. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Feb;42(2):E6. doi: 10.3171/2016.11.FOCUS16407. PMID: 28142261.
  36. Kinon MD, Nakhla J, Brown K, Bhashyam N, Yassari R. Ultra-delayed lumbar surgical wound hematoma. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Dec 26;7(Suppl 42):S1089-S1091. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.196766. eCollection 2016. PMID: 28144491.
  37. Kobets AJ, Nakhla J, Biswas A, Kinon MD, Yassari R, Abbott IR. Isolated synchondrosis fracture of the atlas presenting as rotatory fixation of the neck: Case report and review of literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Dec 26;7(Suppl 42):S1092-S1095. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.196768. eCollection 2016. PMID: 28144492.
  38. Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Yassari R. Ambiguous subdural collection. Clin Case Rep. 2016 Dec 26;5(2):193-194. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.782. eCollection 2017 Feb. PMID: 28174649.
  39. Haranhalli N, Gelfand Y, Abramowicz AE, Siyez A, Elahi E, Yassari R. Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jun;102:191-199. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.059. Epub 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 2825454
  40. De la Garza Ramos R, Goodwin CR, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Yassari R, Flamm ES, Bydon A, Colby G, Sciubba DM. The Nationwide Burden of Neurological Conditions Requiring Emergency Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 1;81(3):422-431. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx055. PMID: 28327940
  41. Haranhalli N, Nakhla JP, Yassari R, Kinon MD. Radiographic Pearls in the Evaluation of an Extradural Thoracic Meningioma: A Case Report. Cureus. 2017 Feb 15;9(2):e1031. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1031. PMID: 28357163
  42. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Jada A, Bhashyam N, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Volume-Outcome Relationship After 1 and 2 Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep;105:543-548. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.060. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28532909
  43. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis TE, Sciubba DM, Kinon M, Yassari R. Factors associated with prolonged ventilation and reintubation in adult spinal deformity surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep;43:188-191. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.04.026. Epub 2017 May 24. PMID: 28551313
  44. Nakhla J, de la Garza Ramos R, Bhashyam N, Kobets A, Nasser R, Echt M, Lang G, Navarro-Ramirez R, Jada A, Kinon M, Yassari R. The Impact of Kidney Disease on Acute Tubular Necrosis and Surgical Site Infection After Lumbar Fusion. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep;105:498-502. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.088. Epub 2017 May 25. PMID: 28552699
  45. De la Garza Ramos R, Yassari R. In Reply to A Letter to the Editor regarding "The Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Timing of Intervention, Inpatient Morbidity, and Mortality After Surgery for Vertebral Column Fractures with Spinal Cord Injury." World Neurosurg. 2017 Jun;102:689. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.024. PMID: 28582834
  46. De la Garza-Ramos R, Ramhmdani S, Kosztowski T, Xu R, Yassari R, Witham TF, Bydon A. Prognostic Value of Preoperative Nurick Grade and Time with Symptoms in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy and Gait Impairment. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep;105:314-320. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.166. Epub 2017 Jun 26. PMID: 28602883.
  47. De La Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Bhashyam N, Kinon M, Yassari R. Case-control study of risk factors for surgical site infection after three-column osteotomy for spine deformity. Turk Neurosurg. 2017 Jun 2. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.20372-17.0. PMID: 28656584.
  48. Kinon MD, Scoco A, Farinhas JM, Kobets A, Weidenheim KM, Yassari R, Lasala PA, Graber J. Glioblastoma multiforme presenting with an open ring pattern of enhancement on MR imaging. Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Jun 13;8:106. doi: 10.4103/sni.sni_35_17. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28680725.
  49. Nakhla J, Nasser R, de la Garza Ramos R, Kobets A, Ammar A, Echt M, Gelfand Y, Kinon M, Yassari R. Anterior Lumbar Dural Tear: A Transthecal Route for Primary Closure After Iatrogenic Durotomy. World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov;107:522-525. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.156. Epub 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28823663
  50. Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Jacob J, Echt M, Ammar A, Nasser R, Yassari R, Kinon MD. Impact of body mass index on 30-day outcomes after spinopelvic fixation surgery. Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Aug 9;8:176. doi: 10.4103/sni.sni_115_17. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28868188
  51. Nasser R, Nakhla J, Echt M, De la Garza Ramos R, Kinon MD, Sharan A, Yassari R. Minimally Invasive Separation Surgery with Intraoperative Stereotactic Guidance: A Feasibility Study. World Neurosurg. 2018
    Jan;109:68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.067. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    PMID: 28939543
  52. De la Garza Ramos R, Haranhalli N, Kobets AJ, Nakhla J, Brook AL,
    Yassari R, Flamm ES, Altschul DJ. The Effect of July Admission on Inpatient Morbidity, Mortality, and Discharge Disposition After Endovascular Coiling in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e170-e174. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.126. Epub 2017 Sep 27. PMID: 28962954
  53. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Nasser R, Schulz JF, Purvis TE, Sciubba DM, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Effect of body mass index on surgical outcomes after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Oct;43(4):E5. doi: 10.3171/2017.7.FOCUS17342.PMID: 28965443
  54. Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nasser R, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Minimally invasive transpedicular approach for the treatment of central calcified thoracic disc disease: a technical note. Eur Spine J. 2018 Jul;27(7):1575-1585. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5406-y. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29247397
  55. Haranhalli N, Elahi E, Yassari R. A Reply to Commentaries on "Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons". World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar;111:437-438. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.006. PMID: 29499605
  56. Ammar A, Zarnegar R, Yassari R, Kinon M. Large central lumbar disc herniation causing acute cauda equina syndrome with loss of evoked potentials during prone positioning for surgery. Surg Neurol Int. 2018 Mar 19;9:66. doi: 10.4103/sni.sni_482_17. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29629233
  57. De la Garza-Ramos R, Nakhla J, Gelfand Y, Echt M, Scoco AN, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Predicting critical care unit-level complications after long- segment fusion procedures for adult spinal deformity. J Spine Surg. 2018 Mar;4(1):55-61. doi: 10.21037/jss.2018.03.15. PMID: 29732423
  58. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Echt M, Gelfand Y, Altschul DJ, Cho W, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Vertebral Column Tumor Surgery: A National Investigation. World Neurosurg. World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:e17-e21. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.190. Epub 2018 May 4. PMID: 29733987
  59. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Echt M, Schulz JF, Gomez JA, Cho W, Yassari R. A National Analysis on Predictors of Discharge to Rehabilitation after Corrective Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jun 21. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002758. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29933335
  60. Echt M, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Gelfand Y, Cezayirli P, Holland R, Kinon MD, Yassari R. The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Wound Complications After Single-Level Posterolateral and Interbody Fusion for Spondylolisthesis. World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;116:e824-e829. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.103. Epub 2018 May 23. PMID: 29803058
  61. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Echt M, Gelfand Y, Altschul DJ, Cho W, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Vertebral Column Tumor Surgery: A National Investigation. World Neurosurg. World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:e17-e21. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.190. Epub 2018 May 4. PMID: 29733987
  62. De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Echt M, Gelfand Y, Scoco AN, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmissions and Reoperations After 3-Column Osteotomy for Spinal Deformity. Global Spine J. 2018 Aug;8(5):483-489. doi: 10.1177/2192568217739886. Epub 2018 Apr 26. PMID: 30258754
    De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Ammar AE, Scoco AN, Kinon MD, Yassari R. Trends in the Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A 10-Year Analysis of 54  054 Patients. Int J Spine Surg. 2018 Aug 31;12(4):453-459. doi: 10.14444/5054. eCollection 2018 Aug

Invited Faculty/Courses/Conferences/Panellist

 

  1. “ManagementoftheNeurotraumaPatient”.SynthesTraumaCourse2011. Faculty Member, Palm Beach Garden, July 9-10, 2011.
  2. “PrinciplesofSpinalDisordersforORPersonnel”.AOSpineNorthAmerica Course. Faculty Member, AOSpine, Philadelphia Dec 2, 2011.
  3. “ManagementoftheNeurotraumaPatient”.SynthesTraumaCourse2012. Faculty Member, Pittsburgh, March 30- April 1, 2012.
  4. “OperativeTechniquesForPedicleScrewPlacement”.Medtronic Cadaveric Course. Faculty Member, Montefiore Medical Center, April 21, 2012.
  5. “ThinkBeforeYouLeap,ThereisaTumorBelow.SurgicalManagement of Spinal Tumors.” Future Leaders Workshop: Decision Making & Treatment Options for Spine Tumors, Synthes Course, Faculty Member, New York, May 11, 2013.
  6. “SurgicalTreatmentofIntraduralTumors”.FutureLeadersWorkshop: Surgical Management of Thoracolumbar Spine Tumors, Synthes Course, Faculty Member, New York, Aug 22-23, 2014.
  7. “PrinciplesandTreatmentofSpinalDisordersforResidents”,AOSpine North America Course, Faculty Member, AO Spine, Las Vegas, Jan 23- 24, 2015.
  8. “Cervical Disease Case Discussion”, 5th Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Aug 28-29, 2015.
  9. “MIS Case Discussion”, 6th Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Aug 26-27, 2016.
  10. New York Society for Neurosurgeons: Resident Research Night, 2016. Member of the Jury, New York, July 27th, 2016.
  11. “Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents”, AOSpine North America, Faculty Member, AO Spine, Las Vegas, Jan 13-14, 2017.
  12. New York Society for Neurosurgeons: Resident Research Night, 2017. Member of the Jury, New York, August 17th, 2017.
  13. “Cervical Case Discussion”, 7th Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Sept 22-23, 2017.
  14. “Surgical Revision Strategies”, The Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center Course, Miami, Oct 7th, 2017.
  15. “Minimally Invasive Posterior Approaches”, 8th Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Sept 7-8, 2018.

Invited Presentations


YassariR.HSV1Encephalitis:DiagnosisandTreatment.Presentedat the Grand Rounds, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, December 1996.


YassariR.Aforeignbodyinthebladderofa35-year-oldwoman. Presented at the Grand Rounds, Dept. of Urology, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, November 1997.

YassariR.NecrotizingFasciitisafterPercutaneousNephrolithotomy. Presented for the William-Fellowes-Prize 1997, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, October 1997.

YassariR.DetectionofHSVDNAinbraintissuebyinsituPolymerase Chain Reaction. Presented for the Wilhelm-Auerswald-Dissertation-Prize 1997, Austrian Society of Physicians, May 1998.

YassariR.TheRoleofEphrinsinthePathogenesisofArterio-Venous Malformations. 93rd American College of Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, Oct 2007.

YassariR.LowBackPain.JohnsHopkinsBayviewMedicalCenter. Interactive Seminar with prospective patients. Sept 9th, 2010.

YassariR.BackandNeckPain.JohnsHopkinsBayviewMedicalCenter. Interactive Seminar with prospective patients. Nov 11th, 2010.

Yassari, R. Cervical Spondylosis, Disc Herniation, and OPLL. 7th Annual Clinical Meeting Degenerative Disease of the Spine: Diagnosis & Management. Montefiore Medical Center, Nov 7th, 2010.

Yassari,R.SurgicalManagementofCervicalDiscDisease:Anterior Cervical Fusion is the Answer. 7th Annual Clinical Meeting Degenerative Disease of the Spine: Diagnosis & Management. Montefiore Medical Center, Nov 7th,2010.

Yassari, R. Patterns of Metastatic Disease. 7th Annual Clinical Meeting Degenerative Disease of the Spine: Diagnosis & Management. Montefiore Medical Center, Nov 7th, 2010.

Yassari, R. Spinal Disease in Cancer Patients. Oncology Grand Rounds, Montefiore Medical Center, Nov, 11th, 2010.

Yassari, R. “Symposium: Current Techniques in the Management of Spine Tumors: Diagnosis and Overview of Treatment Options.” Panelist, North American Spine Society, 26th Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 5th, 2011.

Yassari, R. “Physiology & Pathophysiology of Intracranial Pressure.” St. Barnabas Hospital Trauma Grand Rounds, Nov 9th, 2012.

Yassari, R. “Recognition & Treatment of Increased Intracranial Pressure.” St. Barnabas Hospital ER Grand Rounds, Dec 12th, 2012.

Yassari R. “Surgical Techniques and Methods for Spinal Surgery”, 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor Neurosurgery, May 19th, 2014.

Yassari, R. “Relief and Rebuilding in Times of Crisis: Refugee and Humanitarian Aid.” Panelist, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium. March 6, 2014.

Yassari R. “Surgical Management of Anterior Fossa & Orbital Roof Defects”, National Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 23th, 2014.

Yassari R. “Surgical Management of Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors”, 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 20th, 2014.
Yassari R. “Neurosurgical Training in the U.S”, National Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 21st, 2014.
20.Yassari R. “Vertebral Development and Malformation”, 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 20th, 2014.
21.Yassari R. “Chiari Malformation”, 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 20th, 2014.
22.Yassari R. “Surgical Techniques and Methods for Spinal Surgery”, 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 19th, 2014.
23.Yassari R. “Resection Technique Thoracic Chest Wall Tumors with Spinal Involvement.” Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds, Montefiore Medical Center, Aug 11th, 2014.
24.Yassari, R. “L1 Fracture: Diagnosis and Treatment”. AOSpine Course, Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents, Las Vegas, January 23rd, 2015.
25.Yassari, R. “Women’s Health: Rewriting the Goals”. Panelist, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Women and Global Development Forum. Chicago, March 6th, 2015.
26.Yassari, R. “Spinal Tumors: Overview of Treatment Options” 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 12th, 2015.
27.Yassari, R. "Current Concepts in Endovascular Intracranial Emergencies”. Ministry of Health Annual Neuroscience Meeting, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 15th, 2015.
28.Yassari R. “Minimally Invasive Stereotactic Separation Surgery for Resection of Metastatic Spine Lesions: A Feasibility Study”. AOSpine Global Spine Congress 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 21st, 2015.
29.Yassari R. “Mongolia Initiative 2015”. Globus Headquarter, Pennsylvania, Sept 21st, 2015.
30.Yassari, R. “Unusual Imaging Findings in the Patient with Spine Pain: To Treat Or Not To Treat?” 2015 Annual Assembly, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boston, Oct 2nd, 2015.
31.Yassari, R. “Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhages”, Annual Stroke Meeting, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, May 27th, 2016.
32.Yassari, R. “Better Residents, Better Surgeons, Better Hospitals”, Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Neurosurgery, Chicago, July 8th 2016.
33.Yassari R. “Mongolia Mission 2014-2016”. Stryker Headquarter, Long Island, New York, Sept 12th, 2016.
34.Yassari R. “Spinal Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach”. The Powelton Club, Newburgh, New York, September 24th, 2016.
35.Yassari R. “The Future of Surgical Education”. Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, October 28th, 2016.
36.Yassari, R. “Better Residents, Better Surgeons, Better Hospitals”, Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Baltimore, December 15th, 2016.
37.Yassari, R. “Primary Tumors of the Spine: Diagnosis and Treatment”. AOSpine Course, Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents, Las Vegas, January 14th, 2017.
38.Yassari, R. “Hematogenous Infections of the Spine”. AOSpine Course, Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents, Las Vegas, January 14th, 2017.
39.Yassari R. “Innovation in Surgical Education”. Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, New Haven, March 3rd, 2017.
40.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Factors Associated with Prolonged Ventilation and Reintubation in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery”. AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, May 3-6, 2017.
41.Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Jada A, Nasser R, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Yassari R. “30-day Readmission and Reoperation after Single-level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion versus Cervical Disc Replacement”. AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, May 3-6, 2017.
42.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Risk factors for 30-day readmissions and reoperations after three-column osteotomy for complex spinal deformity.” AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, May 3-6, 2017.
43.Yassari R. “Surgical Treatment of Encephalocele”. 3rd University Central Hospital, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Visiting Professor Neurosurgery, May 22nd, 2017.
44.Yassari R. “Data-Driven Resident Education: A New Approach to Standardizing Residency Training”. Grand Rounds, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dept. of Neurosurgery, October 2nd, 2017.
45.Yassari R. “Towards Data-Driven Residency Training: New Venues and Perspectives”. Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Neurosurgery, October 4th, 2017.
46.Yassari R. “Surgical Revision Strategies”, The Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center Course, Miami, October 7th, 2017.
47.De la Garza Ramos R, Nouri A, Nakhla J, Patel S, Kinon M, Cheng J, Yassari R, Fehlings MG. “Best versus Worst Neurological Outcome after Surgery for Cervical Degenerative Myelopathy: An Ambispective Analysis of a Global AOSpine Cohort of Patients”. Spine Summit 2018 - 34th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 14-17, 2018.
48.De la Garza Ramos R, Rahmdani S, Nakhla J, Comair M, Kinon M, Sciubba DM, Yassari R, Bydon A. “T1 versus T2 as Lowest Instrumented Vertebra in Multilevel Posterior Cervicothoracic Fusion: A Multicenter Study”. Spine Summit 2018 - 34th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 14-17, 2018.
49.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Scoco A, Nasser R, Jada A, Kinon M, Yassari R. “The Effect Of Body Mass Index On Surgical Outcomes After Posterior Spinal Fusion For Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
50.Kinon M, Greeley S, Harris JA, Gelfand Y, Yassari R, Patel P, Mirabile B, Bucklen B. “Biomechanical Evaluation Examining the Importance of Posterior Fixation in a Cervical Hybrid Decompression Model using Both Traditional Methods and Zero-Profile Device”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
51.Kinon M, Greeley S, Harris JA, Gelfand Y, Yassari R, Patel P, Mirabile B, Bucklen B. “Do Zero-Profile Devices Affect Long-term Stability in a Cervical Hybrid Decompression Model? A Biomechanical In-Vitro Study”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
52.Rafael De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla JP, Sciubba DM, Yassari R. Iliac screw versus S2 alar-iliac screw fixation in adults: a meta-analysis. 4th International Spinal Deformity Symposium, New York, Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018.


Poster/Abstracts Presentations

YassariR,SayamaT,JahromiBS,AiharaY,MacdonaldRL(2002). “Angiographic, hemodynamic and histological characterization of an arteriovenous fistula in rats”. 9th Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference, May 11, 2002, Chicago, Illinois.
YassariR,SayamaT,JahromiBS,AiharaY,MacdonaldRL(2002). “Angiographic, hemodynamic and histological characterization of an arteriovenous fistula in rats”. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Sept. 21-26, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,SayamaT,MacdonaldRL(2002). Effect of a nitric oxide donor on experimental vasospasm. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Sept. 21-26, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
YassariR,MacdonaldRL,SayamaT,JahromiBS,AiharaY(2003). “Hemodynamic, angiographic and histological features of a rat arteriovenous fistula model”. 6th Joint Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery and the American Society of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 15-19, 2003.
AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,SayamaT,MacdonaldRL(2003). “Effect of a nitric oxide donor on and correlation of changes in cyclic nucleotide levels with experimental vasospasm”. 28th International Stroke Conference, Phoenix, Arizona , Feb. 13-15, 2003.
AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,SayamaT,MacdonaldRL(2003). “Nitric oxide replenishment does not prevent experimental vasospasm: possible block in distal vasorelaxation pathway”. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, California, Apr. 26-May 1, 2003.
JahromiBS,AiharaY,Agbaje-WilliamsM,NikitinaE,WeyerG,RyanD, Yassari R, Macdonald RL (2003). “Potassium channel dysfunction in cerebral vasospasm”. 10th Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 10, 2003.
YassariR,FrimDM,FaganL,YaminiB(2003).IndicationforChiari decompression derived from outcome analysis: a retrospective study of 82 patients.10th Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 10, 2003.
JahromiBS,AiharaY,WeyerGW,Agbaje-WilliamsM,NikitinaE,Yassari R, Macdonald RL (2003). “Potassium channel dysfunction in experimental cerebral vasospasm”. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, California, Apr. 26-May 1, 2003.
10.Jahromi BS, Aihara Y, Agbaje-Williams M, Nikitina E, Weyer GW, Ryan D, Yassari R, Macdonald RL (2003). Kv2.2 Downregulation Following Experimental Cerebral Vasospasm in Dogs. 8th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, Chicago, Illinois, July 10-12, 2003.
11.Jahromi BS, Aihara Y, Agbaje-Williams M, Nikitina E, Weyer GW, Ryan D, Yassari R, Macdonald RL (2003). Voltage-gated potassium channels are downregulated in experimental cerebral vasospasm. 53rd Annual Meeting
of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, Colorado, Oct. 18-23,
2003.
12.Jahromi BS, Aihara Y, Agbaje-Williams M, Nikitina E, Weyer GW, Ryan D,

Yassari R, Macdonald RL (2004). Downregulation of potassium channels contributes to smooth muscle depolarization and contraction in cerebral vasospasm. 29th International Stroke Conference, San Diego, California, Feb. 5-7, 2004.
13.Yassari R, Hsuh W, Sciubba D, Witham T, Bydon A, Gokaslan Z, Wolinsky JP (2010). “The Use of Bone Morphogenic Protein in Cervical Fusion for Cervical Instability: An Outcome Study”. Poster at the 4th AO Spine Fellow Meeting, Banff, Canada, April 2010
14.Clarke M, Suk I, Sciubba D, Witham T, Yassari R, Bydon A, Gokaslan Z, Wolinsky JP (2011). “Cervical Reconstruction Using Lateral Mass Cages”. Poster at the 27th Annual Meeting of AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Phoenix, Arizona, March 9-12, 2011
15.Baxi, N, Yassari R (2013). “Intraoperative O-arm Image Guided Navigation for the Localization and Resection of Spinal Tumors”. Digital Poster at the 2013 AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, March 6 – 9, 2013.
16.Nasser R, Sharan A, Yassari R (2014). “Minimally Invasive Stereotactic Separation Surgery for Resection of Metastatic Spine Lesion: A Feasibility Study”. Digital Poster at the 2014 CNS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 18 – 22, 2014.
17.Legatt, A, Nakhla, J, Weicker, MA, Yassari, R. (2015). “Increased Spinal Canal Compression from Patient Positioning Detected by Intraoperative MEP and SEP Monitoring”. 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Houston, Texas, February 6-8, 2015.
18.Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos, Kinon M, Jada A, Nasser R, Yassari R. “Minimally Invasive Transpedicular Approach for the Treatment of Thoracic Disk Disease: A Technical Note and Comparison to Open Transpedicular Appraoch”. 35th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS), Chicago, Illinois, January 18-20, 2017.
19.Nakhla J, Garza R, Kobets A, Jacob J, Bhashyam N, Gibber M, Garfein E, Yassari R. “A Novel Approach to Training Surgical Residents through Standardization and Individualization: A Proof of Concept Project”. 2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 9-12, 2017.
20.De La Garza Ramos R, Ramhmdani S, Kosztowski T, Xu R, Yassari R, Bydon, “A Prognostic Value of Preoperative Nurick Grade and Time with Symptoms in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy and Gait Impairment”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 22-26, 2017.
21.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Scoco A, Nasser R, Jada A, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Case-control study of risk factors for surgical site infection after three-column osteotomy for complex spine deformity”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 22-26, 2017.
22.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Nasser R, Jada A, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Trends in The Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A 10-year Analysis of 54,054 Patients”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 22-26, 2017.
23.Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos, Kinon M, Jada A, Nasser R, Yassari R. “Impact of kidney disease on acute tubular necrosis and surgical site infection after lumbar fusion”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 22-26, 2017.
24.Haranhalli N, Gelfand Y, Abramowicz A, Siyez A, Elahi E, Yassari R. “Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 22-26, 2017.
25.Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Jacob J, Echt M, Ammar A, Yassari R, Kinon M. “Impact of BMI on 30-day outcomes after spino- pelvic fixation surgery”. 2017 AANS Meeting, Los Angeles, California. April 22-26, 2017.
26.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Kinon M, Yassari R (2017). “Incidence and Factors Associated with Intensive Care Unit-Level Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery”. 2017 AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, Italy, May 3-6, 2017.
27.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Kinon M, Yassari R (2017). “Surgeon Volume Threshold to Reduce Inpatient Morbidity after 1 and 2-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.” 2017 AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, Italy, May 3-6, 2017.
28.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Nasser R, Jada A, Purvis T, Sciubba D, Kinon M, Yassari R (2017). “The Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Timing of Intervention, Inpatient Morbidity, and Mortality after Surgery for Vertebral Column Fractures with Spinal Cord Injury”. 2017 AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, Italy, May 3-6, 2017.
29.Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos R, Kinon M, Jada A, Nasser R, Haranhalli N, Yassari R (2017). “Minimally Invasive Transpedicular Approach For the Treatment of Thoracic Disc Disease: A Technical Note and Comparison to Open Transpedicular Approach”. 2017 AO Global Spine Conference, Milan, Italy, May 3-6, 2017.
30.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Scoco A, Altschul D, Yassari R. (2017). “30-day morbidity and mortality after subdural hematoma evacuation in patients with end-stage renal disease”. 2017 CNS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 7-11, 2017.
31.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Kinon M, Yassari R. (2017). “Predicting critical care unit-level complications after long-segment fusion procedures for adult spinal deformity”. 2017 CNS Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 7-11, 2017.
32.Bhashyam N, De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Kinon M, Udemba A, Yassari R. (2017). “30-Day Outcomes after Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty
in Patients with Pathological Spinal Fractures”. 2017 CNS Meeting,
Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 7-11, 2017.
33.Holland, R, De la Garza Ramos, R, Sabourin, V, Nakhla, J,
Yassari, R.
Incidence of Durotomy in Spine Surgery: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis.” 2018 AANS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 26 – May 2, 2018.
34.Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos R, Echt M, Holland R, Kobets A, Kinon MD, Yassari R. “Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Vertebral Column Tumor Surgery: a National Investigation.” 2018 AANS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 26 – May 2, 2018.
35.Kobets AJ, Ammar A, Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos R, Kinon M, Yassari R, Goodrich JT. Craniofacial Miniplate Internal Fixation in Correction of Congenital Kyphosis in an Infant with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Technical Report”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
36.De la Garza Ramos R, Nakhla J, Bhashyam N, Scoco A, Nasser R, Jada A, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Revision Surgery after T1 versus T2 as Lowest Instrumented Vertebra in Multilevel Posterior Cervico-Thoracic Fusion”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
37.Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos R, Altschul D, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Rare Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery: A National Analysis of 370,410 Elective Cases”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
Nakhla J, Echt M, De la Garza Ramos R, Cezayirli P, Kobets A, Altschul D, Kinon M, Yassari R. “The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Wound Complication after Single Level Posterior Lateral and Interbody Fusion for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
Nakhla J, De la Garza Ramos R, Echt M, Ammar A, Gelfand Y, Kobets A, Kinon M, Yassari R. “Perioperative Complication in Elderly Patient Undergoing Single Level Posterior Lateral and Interbody Fusion for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis”. AO Global Spine Conference, Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.
De la Garza Ramos R, Nouri A, Nakhla J, Echt M, Kinon M, Cheng JS, Fehlings MG, Yassari R. Best versus Worst Neurological Outcome after Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Analysis of A Global AOSpine Cohort of Patients. NASS Spine Across the Sea, Hawaii, June 30-Aug 2, 2018.
Nakhla J, Yassari R, De la Garza R, Nouri Aria, Kobets A, Echt M, Kato S, Fehlings MG, Cheng JS, Yassari R. Improvement vs deterioration of the neck disability index after surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy: An analysis of a global cohort of patients. NASS Spine Across the Sea, Hawaii, June 30-Aug 2, 2018.


Books, Chapters in Books and Review Articles

 

  1. AiharaY,JahromiBS,YassariR,NikitinaE,Agbaje-WilliamsM, Macdonald RL. “Changes in vascular ion channels after subarachnoid haemorrhage”. In: Cerebral Vasospasm. Proc. of the 8th Int. Conference. ed. Macdonald RL. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers; 2008.
  2. JahromiBS,AiharaY,Agbaje-WilliamsM,NikitinaE,WeyerG,RyanD, Yassari R, Macdonald RL. “Potassium channels in experimental cerebral vasospasm”. In: Cerebral Vasospasm. Proc. of the 8th Int. Conference. ed. Macdonald RL. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers; 2008.
  3. DasenbrockHH,YassariR,WithamT.“NeurogenicClaudication: Operative Treatment (Decompression and Fusion)”. In: Evidence-Based Orthopaedics, BMJ 2011.
  4. YassariR,WolinskyJP.“Atlanto-axialInstabilityandStabilization”.In: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Ed 6, Schmidek & Sweet. Elsevier Saunders Publishers; 2012.
  5. YassariR,CarsonB,RigamontiD.“NeurologicComplicationoftheSpine in Achondroplasia”. In: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Ed 6, Schmidek & Sweet. Elsevier Saunders Publishers; 2012.
  6. YassariR,MillerT.“DecisionMakinginSpinalCare”.JNeurointervSurg. Mar 16, 2013.
  7. YassariR,HoutenJK.“SpinalCordAbscess,HemorrhageandTrauma, Disorders of the Spinal Cord”. In: Children, Clinics in Developmental Medicine, Mac Keith Press 2013.
  8. YassariR,NakhlaJ,DeLaGarzaR,LukasR.SpinalEpendymoma”. 2017. Medlink. http://www.medlink.com/article/spinal_ependymoma
  9. NasserR,YassariR,WolinskyJP.“Atlanto-axialInstabilityand Stabilization”. In: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Ed 7, Schmidek & Sweet. Elsevier Saunders Publishers; 2017.
  10. De La Garza R, Groves M, Yassari R. “Neurologic Complication of the Spine in Achondroplasia”. In: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Ed 7, Schmidek & Sweet. Elsevier Saunders Publishers; 2017.
  11. Hamad M, Holland R, Nakhla J, Nepomnyashchaya Y, Yassari R, London, ZN. Hypopituitarism”. 2018. Medlink. http://www.medlink.com/article/hypopituitarism

 

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