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    Harjus Birk

    TitleResident Physician
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8893
    CA San Diego 92103
    Emailh1birk@ucsd.edu
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      Howard Hughes Fellowship, San Francisco05/2016Neurosurgery
      UCSF, San FranciscoMD05/2017Medicine
      Stanford University, Palo AltoBS05/2012Neurobiology

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      Neurological Surgery Resident


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      1. Southwell DG, Birk H, Larson PS, Starr PA, Sugrue LP, Auguste KI. Laser ablative therapy of sessile hypothalamic hamartomas in children using interventional MRI: report of 5 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Feb 16; 1-6. PMID: 29451455.
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      2. Winkler EA, Birk H, Burkhardt JK, Chen X, Yue JK, Guo D, Rutledge WC, Lasker GF, Partow C, Tihan T, Chang EF, Su H, Kim H, Walcott BP, Lawton MT. Reductions in brain pericytes are associated with arteriovenous malformation vascular instability. J Neurosurg. 2018 Jan 05; 1-11. PMID: 29303444.
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      3. Upadhyayula PS, Yue JK, Yang J, Birk H, Ciacci JD. The Current State of Rural Neurosurgical Practice: An International Perspective. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Jan-Mar; 9(1):123-131. PMID: 29456356.
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      4. Winkler EA, Burkhardt JK, Rutledge WC, Rick JW, Partow CP, Yue JK, Birk H, Bach AM, Raygor KP, Lawton MT. Reduction of shunt dependency rates following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage by tandem fenestration of the lamina terminalis and membrane of Liliequist during microsurgical aneurysm repair. J Neurosurg. 2017 Dec 15; 1-7. PMID: 29243978.
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      5. Southwell DG, Birk H, Han SJ, Li J, Sall JW, Berger MS. Resection of gliomas deemed inoperable by neurosurgeons based on preoperative imaging studies. J Neurosurg. 2017 Nov 10; 1-9. PMID: 29125414.
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      6. Yue JK, Winkler EA, Rick JW, Deng H, Partow CP, Upadhyayula PS, Birk H, Chan AK, Dhall SS. Update on critical care for acute spinal cord injury in the setting of polytrauma. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov; 43(5):E19. PMID: 29088951.
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      7. Rodríguez-Hernández A, Walcott BP, Birk H, Lawton MT. The Superior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm: A Posterior Circulation Aneurysm with Favorable Microsurgical Outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 01; 80(6):908-916. PMID: 28327921.
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      8. Chan AK, Birk H, Yue JK, Winkler EA, McDermott MW. Bilateral External Ventricular Drain Placement and Intraventricular Irrigation Combined with Concomitant Serial Prone Patient Positioning: A Novel Treatment for Gravity-Dependent Layering in Bacterial Ventriculitis. Cureus. 2017 Apr 18; 9(4):e1175. PMID: 28533993.
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      9. Rutkowski MJ, Birk H, Wood MD, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Ames CP, Gupta N. Metastatic clival chordoma: a case report of multiple extraneural metastases following resection and proton beam radiotherapy in a 5-year old boy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 May; 19(5):531-537. PMID: 28304223.
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      10. Winkler EA, Birk H, Safaee M, Yue JK, Burke JF, Viner JA, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Erratum to: Surgical resection of fourth ventricular ependymomas: case series and technical nuances. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jan; 131(2):423. PMID: 28039568.
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      11. Birk H, Han SJ, Butowski NA. Treatment options for recurrent high-grade gliomas. CNS Oncol. 2017 01; 6(1):61-70. PMID: 28001091.
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      12. Liu SJ, Horlbeck MA, Cho SW, Birk H, Malatesta M, He D, Attenello FJ, Villalta JE, Cho MY, Chen Y, Mandegar MA, Olvera MP, Gilbert LA, Conklin BR, Chang HY, Weissman JS, Lim DA. CRISPRi-based genome-scale identification of functional long noncoding RNA loci in human cells. Science. 2017 01 06; 355(6320). PMID: 27980086.
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      13. Winkler EA, Birk H, Safaee M, Yue JK, Burke JF, Viner JA, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Surgical resection of fourth ventricular ependymomas: case series and technical nuances. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):341-349. PMID: 27778210.
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      14. Birk H, Zygourakis CC, Kliot M. Developing an algorithm for cost-effective, clinically judicious management of peripheral nerve tumors. Surg Neurol Int. 2016; 7:80. PMID: 27625890; PMCID: PMC5009575.
      15. Chan AK, Birk H, Winkler EA, Viner JA, Taylor JW, McDermott MW. Stability of Programmable Shunt Valve Settings with Simultaneous Use of the Optune Transducer Array: A Case Report. Cureus. 2016 Jul 07; 8(7):e675. PMID: 27551653; PMCID: PMC4977218.
      16. Englot DJ, Birk H, Chang EF. Seizure outcomes in nonresective epilepsy surgery: an update. Neurosurg Rev. 2017 Apr; 40(2):181-194. PMID: 27206422.
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      17. Birk H, Han SJ, Rolston JD, Rowland NC, Lau C, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW. Resident-led Implementation of a Standardized Handoff System to Facilitate Transfer of Postoperative Neurosurgical Patients to the ICU. Cureus. 2016 Jan 18; 8(1):e461. PMID: 26929888; PMCID: PMC4762767.
      18. Birk H. United States National Healthcare Policies 2015: An Analysis with Implications for the Future of Medicine. Cureus. 2016 Jan 07; 8(1):e451. PMID: 26918219; PMCID: PMC4744066.
      19. Theologis AA, Tabaraee E, Toogood P, Kennedy A, Birk H, McClellan RT, Pekmezci M. Anterior corpectomy via the mini-open, extreme lateral, transpsoas approach combined with short-segment posterior fixation for single-level traumatic lumbar burst fractures: analysis of health-related quality of life outcomes and patient satisfaction. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1):60-8. PMID: 26431072.
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      20. Winkler EA, Yue JK, Birk H, Robinson CK, Manley GT, Dhall SS, Tarapore PE. Perioperative morbidity and mortality after lumbar trauma in the elderly. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Oct; 39(4):E2. PMID: 26424342.
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      21. Winkler EA, Rowland NC, Yue JK, Birk H, Ozpinar A, Tay B, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, El-Sayed IH. A Tunneled Subcricoid Approach for Anterior Cervical Spine Reoperation: Technical and Safety Results. World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 86:328-35. PMID: 26409079.
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      22. Cage TA, Yuh EL, Hou SW, Birk H, Simon NG, Noss R, Rao A, Chin CT, Kliot M. Visualization of nerve fibers and their relationship to peripheral nerve tumors by diffusion tensor imaging. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Sep; 39(3):E16. PMID: 26323818.
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      23. Han SJ, Englot DJ, Birk H, Molinaro AM, Chang SM, Clarke JL, Prados MD, Taylor JW, Berger MS, Butowski NA. Impact of Timing of Concurrent Chemoradiation for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma: A Critical Review of Current Evidence. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug; 62 Suppl 1:160-5. PMID: 26181937.
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      24. Rosenblum S, Wang N, Smith TN, Pendharkar AV, Chua JY, Birk H, Guzman R. Timing of intra-arterial neural stem cell transplantation after hypoxia-ischemia influences cell engraftment, survival, and differentiation. Stroke. 2012 Jun; 43(6):1624-31. PMID: 22535265.
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