Samir B. Lapsiwala

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Samir B. Lapsiwala

Samir B. Lapsiwala

M.D.

Licensure Information: Texas 2008 – # N1377

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgeons – May 2010

Education, Internship & Residency

2005 – 2006
Spine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1999 – 2005
Neurosurgical Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

1998 – 1999
General Surgery Internship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

1994 – 1998
MD: Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine

1990 – 1994
BS: University of California at San Diego
Major: Animal Physiology and Neuroscience
Minor: Psychology

Licensing Examination

March 2002: Neurosurgery Written Boards
Passed for credit PGY-4
Score: 632 (91 %tile)
March 2001: Neurosurgery Written Boards
Passed for practice PGY-3
Score 476
May 1999: USMLE III: Passed
March 1998: USMLE II: Passed
June 1996: USMLE I: Passed
Score 243 (98 %tile)

Honors & Awards

2002: Resident Research Award – Given to one resident who shows commitment to research and publishing
2002: Winner of the Best Poster Award 5th Biennial Satellite Symposium of
AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, Chicago, IL, April 2002
1998: Alpha Omega Alpha graduate
1998: Dean’s Award – Given to one of the top graduating medical students
1994: Outstanding Achievement Award in Biology – Given to the top graduating
student in the department
1994: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
1991 – 1994: Invitation to Revelle Honors Banquet
1991 – 1993: Revelle Provost’s List (8 quarters)
1991 – 1992: University Scholarship – University of California
1990: National Golden Key Honors Society
1990: California Scholastic Federation – Honorary society

Teaching Experience

April 2002: University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant School Winter
1995: Course Chair for Neuroanatomy
Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy Fall
1993 & Winter 1993: Teaching Assistant University of California, San Diego
Department of Biology
Multicellular Life Biology and Cellular Neurobiology
Fall 1992 to Winter 1993: Student Health Advocate University of California, San Diego
Student Health Center

Grants

2003 – 2004: The CNS/DePuy AcroMed Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery
One fellowship ($50,000) is awarded for research in spinal neurosurgery annually.
Project: Comparing biomechanical properties of C1-C2 pedicle screw fixation
techniques with anterior and posterior transarticular screw fixation
Advisors: Dr. Daniel Resnick, Dr. Gregory Trost, Dr. Thomas Zdeblick

Research

2005 – 2006: Biomechanics of rod connectors
Advisor: Robert McLain, MD
Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute
2003 – 2004: Biomechanical study of C1-2 fusion techniques
Advisor: Daniel Resnick, MD
Department of Neurosurgery and Division of Orthopedics
2000 – 2004: Neuro-oncology Laboratory
Advisor: Behnam Badie, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Project: Explored the role of microglia and endothelial cells in glial neoplasms
using rat C6 glioma model
1995 – 1997: Medical Student Research Project
Advisor: Dennis Johnson, MD at Pennsylvania State University School of
Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
Project: Spinal CSF physiology as it relates to Syringomyelia
1992 – 1993: Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Brian at La Jolla Cancer Research Center
Project: The role of T-cell surface molecule LFA-1 and B-cell surface molecule
ICAM-1 in potentiating immune response

Poster Presentations

Lapsiwala S, Nguyen P, Haughton V, Dempsey R. Adjunctive Use of Preoperative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Cerebral AV Malformation Surgery The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX; September 2000.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Nguyen P, and Pyle M. Elevation of the internal auditory canal pressure by vestibular schwannomas. Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 2001.

Lapsiwala S, Resnick D. Anatomic suitability of the C1-2 complex for pedicle screw fixation. The AANS/CNS Joint Section Meeting of Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Tampa, FL, February 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Pyle M. Correlation of Auditory Function to the Internal Auditory Canal Pressure in Patients with Vestibular Schwannomas American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Prabakaran S, Salamat S, MD, PhD, Haughton V, Rowley H, Field A, Schartner J. Low-grade Glioma Invasion Pattern: Correlation of Gene Expression Profile to Radiographic Findings. 5th Biennial Satellite Symposium of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, Chicago, IL, April 2002. Winner of the Best Poster Award

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Schartner JM, Salamat SM, Weichert JP. Novel imaging of intracranial gliomas Using NM404. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2003.
Lapsiwala S, Salamat SM, Badie B. Surgical Management of low grade insular glioma. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA October 2004.

Lapsiwala S, Anderson P, Oza A, Resnick D. Comparing biomechanics of four C1-C2 rigid fixative techniques: anterior transarticular, posterior transarticular, C1-C2 pedicle and C2 translaminar screws. Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting. Boston, MA, December 2004.

Oral Presentations

Lapsiwala S, Rusy D, Medow J, Iskandar B. Use of intra-operative monitoring in tethered cord release surgery in children. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA; September 2001.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Schartner, Prabakaran S, Peebles TR, and Vorpahl J. Microglia cyclooxygenase-2 activity in experimental gliomas: possible role in cerebral edema formation. First World Federation of Neuro-oncology Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2001.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Pyle M, Kaemmerle AW. Correlation Between Auditory Function and Internal Auditory Canal Pressure in Vestibular Schwannoma Patients. 13th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Schartner J, Peebles T, Resnick D. Role of microglia in brain edema formation in gliomas. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Nelson L, Sadrzadeh A, Haughton V, Moritz C, Meyerand E. Preoperative mapping of the supplementary motor area in patients with frontal lobe brain tumors. 5th Biennial Satellite Symposium of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, Chicago, IL, April 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Behnam B, Noyes J, Sadrzadeh A. Surgical management of low-grade insular glioma. 5th Biennial Satellite Symposium of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, Chicago, IL, April 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Behnam B. Identification of Gene Expression Profiles That Predict the Invasive Behavior of Low-Grade Oligodendrogliomas. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: September, 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Schartner J, Badie B. Correlation of microglia function and tumor immunogenecity in rodent gliomas. . The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: September, 2002.

Lapsiwala S, McLain Robert Biomechanics of Rod-Connectors. AO Spine Fellows Forum, Banff, Canada: March 2006. (Ranked second place for best presentation)

Published Papers

Lapsiwala S, Pyle G, Kaemmerle A, Badie B. Correlation Between Auditory Function and Internal Auditory Canal Pressure in Vestibular Schwannoma Patients. Journal of Neurosurgery, 96(5):872-6. May 2002 (selected for journal cover illustration).

Lapsiwala S, Resnick D, Trost G. Anatomic suitability of the C1-2 complex for pedicle screw fixation. Spine, 27(14):1494-8. July 2002

Lapsiwala S, Moftakhar R, Badie B. Drug-Induce, Iatrogenic ICH Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 13(3): 299-312, v-vi. July 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Nelson L, Haughton V, Noyes J, Sadrzadeh A, Moritz C, Meyerand E, and Badie B. Preoperative mapping of the supplementary motor area in patients with medial frontal lobe brain tumors. Journal of Neurosurgery, 97(5):1108-14. November 2002.

Lapsiwala S, Badie B, Schartner J, Prabakaran S, Peebles TR, Bartley B, Resnick DK, and Vorpahl J. Microglia cyclooxygenase-2 activity in experimental gliomas: possible role in cerebral edema formation. Clinical Cancer Research, 9(2): 872-7. February 2003.

Lapsiwala S, Iskandar B. Tethered cord syndrome in adults with spina bifida occulta. Neurological Research, 26(7):735-40. October 2004.

Lapsiwala S, Anderson PA, Oza A, Resnick DK. Biomechanical comparison of four C1 to C2 rigid fixative techniques: anterior transarticular, posterior transarticular, C1 to C2 pedicle, and C1 to C2 intralaminar screws. Neurosurgery, 58(3): 516-21. March 2006

Lapsiwala S, Benzel E. Surgical management of cervical myelopathy dealing with the cervical–thoracic junction. The Spine Journal. 6(6): S268-S273. November 2006

Lapsiwala S, Rocque B, Iskandar B. Ventricular shunt tap as a predictor of proximal shunt malfunctionin children: a prospective study. J of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 1(6):439-434. June 2008.

Published Chapters

Lapsiwala S, Trost G. In The Cervical Spine, Fourth Edition. “Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Myelopathy.” Lippincot-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, PA. Benzel E, ed. 2004.

Lapsiwala S, Resnick . In Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, Second Edition. “Surgical Management of Spinal Meninigiomas.” Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, New York, NY. Badie B, ed. 2004.

Book Review

Lapsiwala S. Critical Review of book Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine, 3rd Edition by Scott W. Atlas. Journal of Neurosurgery, 97(6): 1482-3. December 2002.