Publications and Presentations by Dr. Kaushik Das MD


  1. Ormond DR, Albert L, Das K:,”Polyetheretherketone(PEEK) Rods in Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease A case Series” Journal of Spinal Disorders May 2013
  2. Neil JA, Gillick J, Das K: Surgical treatment of odontoid fractures: a review, Current Orthopedic Practice Vol 23,Nummber3, May/June 2012
  3. Ormond R, Shannon C, Zeman R, Das K, Murali R, Jhnwar-Uniyal M: “Naturally-Occurring Anti-Inflammatory Compound, Curcumin, Enhances Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury. Laboratory investigation”, Journal Of Neurosurgery: Spine May 2012
  4. Jeevan D, Das K: Interspinous process devices for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease Review article, Current Orthopedic Practice Vol 20, Number 3, May/June 2009
  5. Omeis I, Duggal N, Rubano J, Cerabona F, Abrahams J, Fink M, Das K: Surgical Treatment of C2 fractures in the Elderly: A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Vol 22, April 2009
  6. Zohrabian VM, Nandu H, Gulati N, Khitrov G, Zhao C, Mohan A, Demattia J, Braun A, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal, M. Gene expression profiling of metastatic brain cancer.
  7. Oncol Rep. 2007 Aug;18(2):321-8.
  8. Hillard VH, Peng H, Das K, Murali R, Moorthy C, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ: Inhibition of x-irradiation-enhanced locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury by hyperbaric oxygen or the antioxidant nitroxide tempol. J Neurosurg (Spine) Volume 6, April 2007
  9. Cutler A, Siddiqui S, Hillard VH, Mohan A, Cerabona F, Das K: Comparison of polyetherether ketone cages to femoral cortical bone allograft as a single piece interbody spacer in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.  J Neurosurg (Spine)Volume 5, December, 2006
  10. Hillard VH, Peng H, Zhang Y, Das K, Murali, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ: Tempol, a Nitroxide Antioxidant, Improves Locomotor and Histological Outcomes after Spinal Cord Contusion in Rats. Journal of Neurotrauma Vol 21, 2004
  11. Duggal N, Mendiondo, Pares HR, Jhawar BS, Das K, Kenny KJ, Dickman CA: M.D.Anterior Lumbar interbody fusion for failed back surgery syndrome Neurosurgery Vol 54:3, 636-644, March 2004
  12. Omeis I, Demattia JA, Hillard VH, Murali R, Das K “History of instrumentation for stabilization of the subaxial spine” Neurosurgical Focus January 2004
  13. Mohan AL, Das K: “History of surgery for the correction of spinal deformity”. Neurosurgical Focus Vol 14, January 2003
  14. Hillard VH, Musunuru K, Nwagwu CI, Das K, Murali R, Zablow BC, Hirschfeld AD; “Treatment of anterior commincating artery aneurysm through an anomalous anastomosis from the cavernous internal carotid artery.” J Neurosurg Dec; 97(6),1432-35, 2002
  15. Rosenow J, Das K, Rovit R, Couldwell WT: “Irving s. Cooper and his role in intracranial stimulation for movement disorders and epilepsy” Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 78(2):95-112, 2002
  16. Das K, Elmogy A, Murali R: “Atlantoaxial collapse from spondyloarthropathy:.  Case Illustration.” J Neurosurg (Spine) 97:149, 2002
  17. Liu JK, Das K, Weiss M, Laws ER Jr, Couldwell WT: “The history and evolution of transsphenoidal surgery.” J Neurosurg Dec;95(6):1083-96, 2001
  18. Liu JK, Das K: “Posterior fusion of the subaxial cervical spine: Indications and techniques” Neurosurgical Focus 10 (4), April, 2001
  19. Das K, Murali R, Lindstrom CJ, Couldwell WT. “Symptomatic Subdural Hygroma and Temporal Lobe Edema Following Translabyrinthine Removal of Acoustic Neuroma.” Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach 11(2), 137-142, 2001
  20. Das K,  Couldwell WT, Sava G, Taddonio RF. “Anterior Cervical Fusion with Cylindrical Titanium Mesh and Locking Plates: Technical Note.”J Neurosurgery (Spine 1) 94:174-178, 2001 
  21. Das K, Spencer W, Nwagwu CI, Schaeffer S, Couldwell WT. Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Region: Anatomic Comparison of Endonasal-Transsphenoidal, Sublabial Transsphenoidal and Transethmoidal Approaches. Neurological Research 23, 1-4, 2001
  22. Das K, Rosenberg M. “Thoracoscopic Surgery: Historical Perspectives” Neurosurgical Focus 9(4): October, Article 10, 2000
  23. Rosenow J, Das K, Weitzner I, Couldwell WT. “Rupture of a Giant Opthalmic Segment Saccular Aneurysm Associated with Closed Head Injury: Case Illustration” Neurosurgery 46, 1515-1517, 2000
  24. Bartolomei J, Wong J, Awad IA, Dickman, CA, Das K, Kalfas I, Rodts G: “Case Problems Conference: Thoracic Spinal Cord Hernia” Neurosurgery 46, 1408-1415, 2000
  25. Spencer W, Das K, Nwagwu CI, Shaeffer S, Couldwell WT. “Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Region: Anatomic Comparison of Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches.” Laryngoscope 109(5):791-4, 1999
  26. Das K, Rawanduzy A, Couldwell WT. “Posterolateral Approach for Decompression with Anterior and Posterior Fusion: A Less Invasive Surgical Technique for Stabilization of the Thoracic Spine.” Neurosurgical Focus, 4(2), 1998
  27. Das K, Benzil D, Rovit R, Murali R, Couldwell WT. “Irving S. Cooper: A Pioneer in Functional Neurosurgery. A Historical Vignette” J Neurosurgery 89:865-873, 1998
  28. Chiu FC, Barnes EA, Das K, et al. “Characteristics of a Novel kD Subunit of Mammalian Neurofilament.” Neuron (2): 1435-1445, 1989

 

 

Chapters:

  1. Das K, Couldwell WT: Surgical Approaches to the Cevicomedullary Junction, Controversies in Spine Surgery. Vol 2. Zdeblick TA, Benzel EC, Anderson P,  Stillerman CB (eds), June 1999
  2. Das K, Nwagwu CI, Couldwell WT: Historical aspects of surgical management of movement disorders. Cosgrove GR, Coulwell WT (eds): Contemporary Surgical Management of Movement Disorders. St. Louis, Quality Medical Publishing,2000
  3. Das K, Rekate H: Rhizotomy. Aminoff MJ, Daroff RB (eds): Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences  Academic Press, San Diego CA, 2000
  4. Liu JK, Das K, Sonntag VKH: Cervical Spine Fusion, Anterior, Posterior. Aminoff MJ, Daroff RB (eds): Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences  Academic Press, San Diego CA, 2000

 

 

Abstracts:

  1. Ormond R, Shannon C, Zeman R, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal Stem Cell Therapy and Curcumin enhance recovery from moderate or severe spinal cord injury. Society for Neuroscience 2011
  2. Ormond R, Shannon C, Zeman R, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal Recovery from spinal cord injury using stem cell therapy in conjuction with curcumin AANS, Denver, Co. April 2011
  3. Ormond DR, Albert L, Das K “Polyetheretherketone(PEEK) vs Titanium rods in Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease: Retrospective Comparison of Two Cohorts”Poster presentation, AANS, Denver, Co. April 2011
  4. Ormond DR, Albert L, Das K “Polyetheretherketone(PEEK) vs Titanium rods in Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease: Retrospective Comparison of Two Cohorts” Oral Presentation EANS,  Rome October , 2011
  5. Das K, MD, Omeis I, MD, Cerabona F, Abrahams JM, MD: “Surgical Treatment Of C2 Fractures In The Elderly: A Retrospective Analysis” Poster Presentation World Spine Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey July 2007
  6. Hillard VH, Peng H, Das K, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ:”X-Irradiation-Enhanced Locomotor Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury is Inhibited by Hyperbaric Oxygen or the Nitroxide, Tempol” Poster presentation, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2005
  7. Hillard VH, Zhang Y, Das K,  Zeman R, Etlinger J: “Tempol, a superoxide dismutase inhibitor, improves locomotor outcome in spinal cord injury.” Oral presentation North American Spine Society Chicago IL October 2004
  8. Das K, Siddiqui S, Shah A, Hillard VH, Mohan A, Cerabona F: Comparison of polyetherether ketone cages to femoral cortical bone allograft as a single piece interbody spacer in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. North American Spine Society Chicago IL October 2004
  9. Hillard VH, Zhang Y, Das K,  Zeman R, Etlinger J: “Tempol, a superoxide dismutase inhibitor, improves locomotor outcome in spinal cord injury.” Oral presentation American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Orlando FL, May 2004
  10. Das K, Hillard VH, Nwagwu CI, Anant A, Chiles BW III.: Posterior cervical stabilization/fusion using segmental screw-rod fixation: Technique analysis and results in 52 patients. Poster presentation  North American Spine Society, SanDiego CA October 2003
  11. Omeis I, Demattia JA, Hillard VH, Murali R, Das K “History of instrumentation for stabilization of the subaxial spine” Poster Presentation.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, San Diego April 2003
  12. Mohan AL, Hillard VH, Omeis I, Das K “History of instrumentation fro stabilization of the thoracolumbar spine” Poster Presentation.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, San Diego April 2003
  13. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali M : Use of a modified cloward technique for anterior cervical fusion. Poster presentation Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, Sept 2002
  14. Hillard VH, Nwagwu CI, Anant A, Das K, Chiles BW III.: Posterior cervical stabilization/fusion using segmental screw-rod fixation: Technique analysis and results in 41 patients. Poster presentation Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, Sept 2002
  15. Harter D, Das S, Das K, Slim M, Benzil DL: Large Consecutive Series of Pediatric Spine Injuries. Oral presentation American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL April 2002
  16. Bartolomei JC., Das K, Crawford, NR, Chamberlain, RH, BSE ,Park, SC, Lynch J,MD,Dickman CA, Sonntag VKH: Cervical pedicle screws/plates or lateral mass screws/plates combined with anterior plating: a biomechanical in vitro study. Oral presentation American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL April 2002
  17. Bartolomei JC, Das K, Crawford, NR., Chamberlain, RH, Park, SC,  Lynch J, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKH: Cervical pedicle screws/plates or lateral mass screws/plates combined with anterior plating: a biomechanical in vitro study oral poster AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Orlando, Fl February 2002
  18. Murali R, Das K, Nwagwu CI, Couldwell WT “Single Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery” poster presentation at Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting, San Diego, CA, Sept 2001
  19. Murali R, Das  K, Nwagwu CI, Couldwell WT “Single Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery” Oral prsentation at World Federation of Neurological Surgeons meeting, Sydney, Australia, Sept 2001
  20. Duggal N, Das K, Mendiondo I, Pare H, Stone K, Dickman CA. “Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Failed Back Surgery” oral presentation at AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Feb, 2001
  21. Das K, Nwagwu C, Rothberg M.  “The History of Thoracoscopic Surgery” accepted as oral presentation American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 2001
  22. Theodore N, MD, Das K, MD, Saba PR, MD, Partovi S, MD and Sonntag VKH, MD. Prospective Analysis of Preoperative Helical CT Angiography for C1-2 Transarticular Screw Placement: A New Technique.  Poster presentation Congress of Neurological Surgeons San Antonio, Tx, Sept., 2000
  23. Das K,  Couldwell WT, Sava G, Taddonio RF. “Anterior Cervical Fusion with Cylindrical Titanium Mesh and Locking Plates: Technical Note.” Oral presentation Current Advances in Spine Surgery: A Spine Fellows Meeting, Miami, FL, Nov., 1999
  24. Das K, Weiss M, Couldwell WT. “The History of Transnasal Surgery for Sellar Lesions” (Poster) American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April, 1999
  25. Das K, Camillo F, Sava G, Couldwell WT, Taddonio RF. “Anterior Cervical Fusion with Cylindrical Titanium Mesh and Locking Plates: Preliminary Results in 38 patients”  Oral presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Post Satellite Meeting Semi-ah-moo Resort Blaine WA, Oct. 1998
  26. Das K, Spencer W, Nwagwu CI, Schaeffer S, Couldwell WT. “Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Region: Anatomic Comparison of Endonasal-Transsphenoidal, Sublabial Transsphenoidal and Transethmoidal Approaches”. Oral poster Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Seattle WA, Oct., 1998
  27. Das K, Benzil D, Rovit R, Murali R, Couldwell WT. “Irving S Cooper: Pioneer in Deep Brain Stimulation,” Oral Poster Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Seattle WA, Oct., 1998
  28. Das K, Spencer W, Nwagwu CI, Schaeffer S, Couldwell WT. “Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Region: Anatomic Comparison of  Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches”. Oral presentation, International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery. Cancun, Mexico, Jan., 1998
  29. Jallo G, Das K, Babu R. “The Use of Three Dimensional CT Reconstruction in the Diagnosis of CSF Leaks.” Oral presentation, International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery. Cancun, Mexico, Jan, 1998
  30. Das K, Benzil D, Rovit R, Murali R, Couldwell WT. “Irving S. Cooper: Pioneerin Functional Neurosurgery. A Historical Vignette.” Poster, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Philadeplphia, PA, April, 1998
  31. Das K, Murali R “Amyloid Deposition in the Ligamentum Flavum in Lumbar Canal Stenosis: A Clinicopathologic Study”. Poster presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Sept., 1997
  32. Todor DR, Das K, Fried A. “Child Abuse and the Neurosurgeon” Poster, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April, 1996

 

 

Presentations and Invited Lectures:

  1. “Lumbar Degenerative Disease: Current Technology and Future Directions” Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurolgy Grand Rounds, New York Medical College Valhalla, NY, Dec 7, 2005
  2. “Lumbar Degenerative Disease: Current Technology and Future Directions” Visiting Professor  Department of Neurosurgery University of Utah, October 19, 2005
  3. “Lumbar Degenerative Disease: Current Technology and Future Directions” Grand Rounds Presentation at The  Institute for Spinal Disorders: Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA,  May 11, 2005
  4. “Evaluation and Treatment of Degenerative Disease of the Spine” Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Community Medicine Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, December 7, 2004
  5. “Lumbar Fusion : Past, Present and Future” Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA, December 2002
  6. “Indications and Techniques for Cervical Spine Surgery”, Grand Rounds Presentation , Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center October 19, 2000
  7. “Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Technique Therapy, Myth or Madness” Grand              Rounds Presentation , Neurosurgery, Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY, Oct 6, 2000
  8. Das K, Sonntag VKH. “Indications for Fusion of the Cervical Spine”.Joint Section Spine and Peripheral Nerve Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Feb, 2000
  9. “Lumbar Fusion : Past, Present and Future” Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurosurgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, December 1999

 

 

Courses:

  1. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, San Diego, CA May 2009( Co-Director)
  2. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, Chicago IL, April 2008(Co-Director)
  3. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, Washington, DC April 2007 ( Co-Director)
  4. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, San Fransisco, CA, April 2006(Co-Director)
  5. “Minimal Access Spine Technology” sponsored by Medtronic, Memphis, TN December 2, 2005 (Faculty)
  6. “Current Techniques in Spinal Surgery” sponsored by EBI/Interpore Cross,  San Diego Ca, April 2005, (Faculty)
  7. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2005 (Co-Director)
  8. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of   Neurological Surgeons meeting, Orlando FL, April 2004 (Co-Director)
  9. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting, San Diego CA April, 2003 (Co-Director)
  10. “Lumbosacral Fusion: Cages, Dowels and Pedicle Screws” Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2002 (Faculty).
  11. “Basics of Spinal Stabilization and Instrumentation” American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting, Chicago, IL April, 2002 (Co-Director)
  12. “Lumbosacral Fusion: Cages, Dowels and Pedicle Screws” Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting, San Diego California, September, 2001 (Faculty)
  13. “Spinal Image Guidance and Cage Instrumentation” (Instructor) Special Course, 26th Annual BNI Symposium, Phoenix ,AZ,  March, 2000

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