David Barba

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0973
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. David Barba joined the neurosurgical faculty at UCSD in 1988. His areas of special expertise include brain tumors, acoustic neuromas, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Barba is the neurosurgical consultant for the stereotactic radiosurgery program at UCSD. In addition, Dr. Barba assumes primary responsibility for performing surgical procedures to provide relief for patients suffering from tremor disorders.

    Dr. Barba earned his medical degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He completed his residency training at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Barba spent a period of time as a research fellow in microsurgical techniques for cerebral aneurysms and the posterior fossa at the Shinshu University in Matasumoto, Japan. Dr. Barba was also the EC-IC Bypass fellow at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Dr. Barba spent two years as a research fellow at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Dr. Barba has been invited as distinguished lecturer or panelist at over 50 meetings and conferences. He is also a member of numerous scientific and professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and the Research Society of Neurological Surgeons.

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    1. Hermiz J, Rogers N, Kaestner E, Ganji M, Cleary DR, Carter B, Barba D, Dayeh S, Halgren E, Gilja V. Sub-millimeter ECoG pitch in human enables higher fidelity cognitive neural state estimation. Neuroimage. 2018 Apr 17. PMID: 29678760.
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    2. Rafii MS, Tuszynski MH, Thomas RG, Barba D, Brewer JB, Rissman RA, Siffert J, Aisen PS. Adeno-Associated Viral Vector (Serotype 2)-Nerve Growth Factor for Patients With Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Mar 26. PMID: 29582053.
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    3. Tuszynski MH, Yang JH, Barba D, U HS, Bakay RA, Pay MM, Masliah E, Conner JM, Kobalka P, Roy S, Nagahara AH. Nerve Growth Factor Gene Therapy: Activation of Neuronal Responses in Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Oct; 72(10):1139-47. PMID: 26302439; PMCID: PMC4944824.
    4. Lerman IR, Chen JL, Hiller D, Souzdalnitski D, Sheean G, Wallace M, Barba D. Novel High-Frequency Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Treatment of Refractory Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Brief Technical Note. Neuromodulation. 2015 Aug; 18(6):487-93; discussion 493. PMID: 25832898.
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    5. Paolini P, Pick D, Lapira J, Sannino G, Pasqualini L, Ludka C, Sprague LJ, Zhang X, Bartolotta EA, Vazquez-Hidalgo E, Barba D, Bazan C, Hardiman G. Developmental and extracellular matrix-remodeling processes in rosiglitazone-exposed neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Pharmacogenomics. 2014 Apr; 15(6):759-74. PMID: 24897284.
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    6. Rafii MS, Baumann TL, Bakay RA, Ostrove JM, Siffert J, Fleisher AS, Herzog CD, Barba D, Pay M, Salmon DP, Chu Y, Kordower JH, Bishop K, Keator D, Potkin S, Bartus RT. A phase1 study of stereotactic gene delivery of AAV2-NGF for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Sep; 10(5):571-81. PMID: 24411134.
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    7. Jankowski PP, Lessig S, Nguyen AD, Barba D. Delayed cerebritis after bilateral stereotactic implantation of globus pallidus interna electrodes for treatment of dystonia. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Feb 01; 2013. PMID: 23378545; PMCID: PMC3603542.
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