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Joseph Ciacci

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentSurgery
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8893
San Diego CA 92103
Phone858-534-4617
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    Dr. Joseph Ciacci has extensive experience with neuro-oncology of the spine and brain. He has completed neuro-oncology fellowships at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ciacci was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 9 years prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego. Dr. Ciacci has been Visiting Professor and has given lectures throughout the United States and Internationally.

    Dr. Ciacci's primary interests are tumors of the spine and brain, complex spinal reconstruction, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Ciacci leads clinics at Moores Cancer Center and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla.


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    1. Curtis E, Martin JR, Gabel B, Sidhu N, Rzesiewicz TK, Mandeville R, Van Gorp S, Leerink M, Tadokoro T, Marsala S, Jamieson C, Marsala M, Ciacci J. A First-in-Human, Phase I Study of Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Jun 01; 22(6):941-950.e6. PMID: 29859175.
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    2. Strnadel J, Carromeu C, Bardy C, Navarro M, Platoshyn O, Glud AN, Marsala S, Kafka J, Miyanohara A, Kato T, Tadokoro T, Hefferan MP, Kamizato K, Yoshizumi T, Juhas S, Juhasova J, Ho CS, Kheradmand T, Chen P, Bohaciakova D, Hruska-Plochan M, Todd AJ, Driscoll SP, Glenn TD, Pfaff SL, Klima J, Ciacci J, Curtis E, Gage FH, Bui J, Yamada K, Muotri AR, Marsala M. Survival of syngeneic and allogeneic iPSC-derived neural precursors after spinal grafting in minipigs. Sci Transl Med. 2018 May 09; 10(440). PMID: 29743351.
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    3. Upadhyayula PS, Yue JK, Yang J, Birk HS, Ciacci J. 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. Upadhyayula PS, Yang J, Yue JK, Ciacci J. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis of the Brainstem as a Clinical Entity. Med Sci (Basel). 2017 Nov 07; 5(4). PMID: 29112137.
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    5. Tadokoro T, Miyanohara A, Navarro M, Kamizato K, Juhas S, Juhasova J, Marsala S, Platoshyn O, Curtis E, Gabel B, Ciacci J, Lukacova N, Bimbova K, Marsala M. Subpial Adeno-associated Virus 9 (AAV9) Vector Delivery in Adult Mice. J Vis Exp. 2017 07 13; (125). PMID: 28745630.
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    6. Yue JK, Upadhyayula PS, Deng H, Sing DC, Ciacci J. Risk factors for 30-day outcomes in elective anterior versus posterior cervical fusion: A matched cohort analysis. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2017 Jul-Sep; 8(3):222-230. PMID: 29021673.
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    7. Upadhyayula PS, Yue JK, Curtis EI, Hoshide R, Ciacci J. A matched cohort comparison of cervical disc arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Evaluating perioperative outcomes. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 43:235-239. PMID: 28511972.
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    8. Wilson B, Curtis E, Hirshman B, Oygar A, Chen K, Gabel BC, Vaida F, Allison DW, Ciacci J. Lateral mass screw stimulation thresholds in posterior cervical instrumentation surgery: a predictor of medial deviation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Mar; 26(3):346-352. PMID: 27935447.
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    9. Upadhyayula PS, Yue JK, Curtis EI, Ciacci J. Elective laminectomy and excision of the thoracic spine neoplasm: an evaluation of early outcomes. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27879953.
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    10. Gabel BC, Curtis EI, Marsala M, Ciacci J. A Review of Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury: Large Animal Models and the Frontier in Humans. World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb; 98:438-443. PMID: 27876663.
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    11. Wilson BR, Tringale KR, Hirshman BR, Zhou T, Umlauf A, Taylor WR, Ciacci J, Carter BS, Chen CC. Depression After Spinal Surgery: A Comparative Analysis of the California Outcomes Database. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Jan; 92(1):88-97. PMID: 27836112.
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    12. Jankowski PP, Bastrom T, Ciacci J, Yaszay B, Levy ML, Newton PO. Intraspinal Pathology Associated With Pediatric Scoliosis: A Ten-year Review Analyzing the Effect of Neurosurgery on Scoliosis Curve Progression. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15; 41(20):1600-1605. PMID: 26967125.
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    13. Miyanohara A, Kamizato K, Juhas S, Juhasova J, Navarro M, Marsala S, Lukacova N, Hruska-Plochan M, Curtis E, Gabel B, Ciacci J, Ahrens ET, Kaspar BK, Cleveland D, Marsala M. Potent spinal parenchymal AAV9-mediated gene delivery by subpial injection in adult rats and pigs. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2016; 3:16046. PMID: 27462649; PMCID: PMC4943453.
    14. Abraham P, Rennert RC, Martin JR, Ciacci J, Taylor W, Resnick D, Kasper E, Chen CC. The role of surgery for treatment of low back pain: insights from the randomized controlled Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trials. Surg Neurol Int. 2016; 7:38. PMID: 27127703; PMCID: PMC4838923.
    15. McCutcheon BA, Ciacci J, Marcus LP, Noorbakhsh A, Gonda DD, McCafferty R, Taylor W, Chen CC, Carter BS, Chang DC. Thirty-Day Perioperative Outcomes in Spinal Fusion by Specialty Within the NSQIP Database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 15; 40(14):1122-31. PMID: 25202939.
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    16. Gabel BC, Curtis E, Gonda D, Ciacci J. Traumatic L5 Posterolateral Spondyloptosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2015 Jun; 7(6):e277. PMID: 26180701; PMCID: PMC4494538.
    17. Jankowski PP, Crawford JR, Khanna P, Malicki DM, Ciacci J, Levy ML. Pituitary tumor apoplexy in adolescents. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr; 83(4):644-51. PMID: 25527883.
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    18. Steinberg JA, Gonda DD, Muller K, Ciacci J. Endometriosis of the conus medullaris causing cyclic radiculopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov; 21(5):799-804. PMID: 25192376.
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    19. Drummond JC, Ciacci J, Lee RR. Direct pressure on a pseudomeningocele resulting in intraoperative cerebral ischemia. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jul; 61(7):656-9. PMID: 24744102.
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    20. Dolezalova D, Hruska-Plochan M, Bjarkam CR, Sørensen JC, Cunningham M, Weingarten D, Ciacci J, Juhas S, Juhasova J, Motlik J, Hefferan MP, Hazel T, Johe K, Carromeu C, Muotri A, Bui J, Strnadel J, Marsala M. Pig models of neurodegenerative disorders: Utilization in cell replacement-based preclinical safety and efficacy studies. J Comp Neurol. 2014 Aug 15; 522(12):2784-801. PMID: 24610493.
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    21. Bajaj SK, Ciacci J, Kirsch M, Ebersole JD. A single institutional experience of conversion of non-tunneled to tunneled hemodialysis catheters: a comparison to de novo placement. Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Dec; 45(6):1753-9. PMID: 23877664.
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    22. van Gorp S, Leerink M, Kakinohana O, Platoshyn O, Santucci C, Galik J, Joosten EA, Hruska-Plochan M, Goldberg D, Marsala S, Johe K, Ciacci J, Marsala M. Amelioration of motor/sensory dysfunction and spasticity in a rat model of acute lumbar spinal cord injury by human neural stem cell transplantation. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013 May 28; 4(3):57. PMID: 23710605; PMCID: PMC3706882.
    23. Kakinohana O, Juhasova J, Juhas S, Motlik J, Platoshyn O, Galik J, Hefferan M, Yuan SH, Vidal JG, Carson CT, van Gorp S, Goldberg D, Leerink M, Lazar P, Marsala S, Miyanohara A, Keshavarzi S, Ciacci J, Marsala M. Survival and differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursors grafted spinally in spinal ischemia-injured rats or in naive immunosuppressed minipigs: a qualitative and quantitative study. Cell Transplant. 2012; 21(12):2603-19. PMID: 22889456.
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    24. Navarro R, Juhas S, Keshavarzi S, Juhasova J, Motlik J, Johe K, Marsala S, Scadeng M, Lazar P, Tomori Z, Schulteis G, Beattie M, Ciacci J, Marsala M. Chronic spinal compression model in minipigs: a systematic behavioral, qualitative, and quantitative neuropathological study. J Neurotrauma. 2012 Feb 10; 29(3):499-513. PMID: 22029501; PMCID: PMC3278823.
    25. Waters JD, Peran EM, Ciacci J. Malignancies of the spinal cord. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012; 760:101-13. PMID: 23281516.
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    26. Jandial R, Chen MY, Ciacci J. HIF-1a potentiates mesenchymal stem cell mediated osteogenesis by coupling to angiogenesis. Neurosurgery. 2011 Oct; 69(4):N13-4. PMID: 21900801.
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    27. Keshavarzi S, Newman CB, Ciacci J, Aryan HE. Expandable titanium cages for thoracolumbar vertebral body replacement: initial clinical experience and review of the literature. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Mar; 40(3):E35-9. PMID: 21720606.
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    28. Keshavarzi S, Masoumi H, Jankowski P, Macdougall M, Lulic D, Hansen L, Ciacci J. Reluctant hydrocephalus. Neuropathology. 2010 Jun; 30(3):299-301. PMID: 20113401.
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    29. Nath SK, Lawson JD, Simpson DR, Vanderspek L, Wang JZ, Alksne JF, Ciacci J, Mundt AJ, Murphy KT. Single-isocenter frameless intensity-modulated stereotactic radiosurgery for simultaneous treatment of multiple brain metastases: clinical experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Sep 01; 78(1):91-7. PMID: 20096509.
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    30. Urbaniak Hunter K, Yarbrough C, Ciacci J. Stem cells in the treatment of stroke. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 671:105-16. PMID: 20455499.
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    31. Urbaniak Hunter K, Yarbrough C, Ciacci J. Gene- and cell-based approaches for neurodegenerative disease. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 671:117-30. PMID: 20455500.
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    32. Ciacci J, Ho A, Ames CP, Jandial R. Stem cell horizons in intervertebral disc degeneration. Stem Cells Cloning. 2009 Jan 20; 1:31-9. PMID: 24198503; PMCID: PMC3781689.