Mickey Abraham

Title(s)Resident Physician, Neurological Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6223-9610 Additional info
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    Yeshiva University, New York, NYBA05/2015Biology, Philosophy
    Columbia University, New York, NYMS08/2016Philosophy, Bioethics
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJMD04/2020Neuroscience, neuromodulation, bioethics
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    Yeshiva University2013  - 2015Talmudic Studies Scholar
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine2013  - 2014Frontiers in Biomedical Science
    Yeshiva University2012  - 2015Dean's scholarship
    Yeshiva University2013  - 2015Dean's list
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School2016  - 2020Education award scholarship
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School2019  - 2020AOA research award
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School2019  - 2020Weiss & Lambert Medical Student Commendation for Research Contribution

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    Dr. Mickey Ellis Abraham, is a neurosurgeon at the University of California-San Diego, specializing in the surgical treatment of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve disorders. His dedication to clinical and research excellence has positioned him at the forefront of functional and regenerative medicine, securing grants from prestigious bodies like the National Institute of Health. Dr. Abraham's innovative research includes studying neuromodulation technologies for restoration of function after paralysis, leading to several patents pending in neuromodulation technologies, and stem cells in spinal cord injury.

    Dr. Abraham is deeply involved in translational research, particularly in gene and cell delivery techniques using large animal models to set the stage for future clinical trials. His clinical research spans across neurological and spinal cord injury care, including stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury and optimizing clinical outcomes. Dr. Abraham's research on neuromodulation targets and deep brain stimulation further exemplifies his commitment to improving patient outcomes.

    Dr. Abraham's academic achievements include an MD from Rutgers University, where he received multiple scholarship awards, and an MS in Bioethics/Philosophy from Columbia University. His early education was completed at Yeshiva University, where he earned a BA in Biology with distinction. As a prolific researcher, he has published extensively and is an active member of leading neurosurgical societies.

    Dr. Abraham’s blend of clinical excellence, research innovation, and industry acumen make him a pivotal figure in advancing neurological surgery and neurotechnology.

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    A Novel Neuromodulation Device for Treatment of Upper Extremity Weakness
    National Institute of Health, BluePrint MedTech SEEDLING Award (NINDS) Sep 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 3024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Novel Neuromodulation Device for Treatment of Upper Extremity Weakness
    Accelerating Innovation Medicine at UC San Diego Office of Innovation Jun 1, 2022 - May 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Animal Studies of a Peripheral Nerve Interface for Restoration of Motor Control
    UC San Diego Academy of Clinician Scholars Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. High Value Epilepsy Care in the United States: Predictors of Increased Costs and Complications from the National Inpatient Sample Database 2016-2019. World Neurosurg. 2024 Mar 19. Singh R, Zamanian C, Bcharah G, Stonnington H, George DD, Bhandarkar AR, Shahrestani S, Brown N, Abraham ME, Mammis A, Bydon M, Gonda D. PMID: 38514037.
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    2. The Pterional Keyhole Craniotomy Approach: A Historical Perspective. World Neurosurg. 2023 Nov; 179:77-81. Ong V, Brown NJ, Pennington Z, Choi A, Shahrestani S, Sahyouni R, Abraham ME, Loya JJ. PMID: 37429377.
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    3. Utilizing Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury: An Assessment of Clinical Trials from the National ClinicalTrials.gov Database. World Neurosurg. 2023 Jun 21. Abraham ME, Shalom M, Gendreau J, Gold J, Pierzchajlo G, Pierzchajlo N, Chakravarti S, Sahyouni R, Murthy N, Ciacci J. PMID: 37352921.
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    4. Staged Open Cranial Surgery for Primary Intra-axial Neoplasms: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2023 Jul; 175:e167-e173. Bui N, Kuo C, Brown NJ, Dzihic E, Gendreau J, Patel NA, Patel S, Koester SW, Singh R, Abraham ME, Mammis A. PMID: 36924887.
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    5. Staphylococcus Aureus Swabbing and Decolonization Before Neuromodulation Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuromodulation. 2023 Jul; 26(5):928-937. Patel N, Gold J, Brown NJ, Abraham M, Beyer RS, Yang C, Moore JR, Saunders ST, Shahrestani S, Gendreau J, Mammis A. PMID: 36198512.
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    6. The Use of Psychedelics in the Treatment of Medical Conditions: An Analysis of Currently Registered Psychedelics Studies in the American Drug Trial Registry. Cureus. 2022 Sep; 14(9):e29167. Kurtz JS, Patel NA, Gendreau JL, Yang C, Brown N, Bui N, Picton B, Harris M, Hatter M, Beyer R, Sahyouni R, Diaz-Aguilar LD, Castellanos J, Schuster N, Abraham ME. PMID: 36259015; PMCID: PMC9567237.
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    7. Investigating Deep Brain Stimulation of the Habenula: A Review of Clinical Studies. Neuromodulation. 2023 Feb; 26(2):292-301. Abraham ME, Ong V, Gendreau J, Brown NJ, Choi EH, Shlobin NA, Yang CY, Shahrestani S, Himstead AS, Detchou DK, Patel N, Gold J, Sahyouni R, Diaz-Aguilar LD, Ben-Haim S. PMID: 35840520.
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    8. The Current State of Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors: An Overview of Post-Radiotherapy Neurocognitive Decline and Outcomes. J Pers Med. 2022 Jun 27; 12(7). Major N, Patel NA, Bennett J, Novakovic E, Poloni D, Abraham M, Brown NJ, Gendreau JL, Sahyouni R, Loya J. PMID: 35887547; PMCID: PMC9315742.
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    9. The minimally conscious state: an analysis of current clinical trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Jun; 11(6):2131-2138. Produturi GR, Kurtz JS, Brown NJ, Choi AE, Ibrahim LI, Gendreau J, Shahrestani S, Sahyouni R, Castellanos J, Abraham ME. PMID: 35610197.
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    10. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain and Migraine: A Review. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2022 05; 33(2):379-407. Erosa SC, Moheimani RS, Oswald JC, Castellanos JP, Abraham ME, Schuster NM. PMID: 35526976.
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    11. Stereotactic radiosurgery for cerebellopontine meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Neurosurg. 2023 Apr; 37(2):199-205. Gendreau JL, Sheaffer K, Macdonald N, Craft-Hacherl C, Abraham M, Patel NV, Herschman Y, Lindley JG. PMID: 35475408.
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    12. Characterizing Complications of Intracranial Responsive Neurostimulation Devices for Epilepsy Through a Retrospective Analysis of the Federal MAUDE Database. Neuromodulation. 2022 Feb; 25(2):263-270. Giles TX, Bennett J, Stone CE, Gendreau JL, Abraham M, Mammis A. PMID: 35125145.
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    13. Bony fixation in the era of spinal robotics: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Neurosci. 2022 Mar; 97:62-74. Himstead AS, Shahrestani S, Brown NJ, Produturi G, Shlobin NA, Al Jammal O, Choi EH, Ransom SC, Daniel Diaz-Aguilar L, Sahyouni R, Abraham M, Pham MH. PMID: 35065405.
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    14. Management of pediatric clival chordoma with extension to the craniocervical junction and occipito-cervical fusion: illustrative case. J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2021 Nov 22; 2(21):CASE21434. Liu MA, Gendreau JL, Loya JJ, Brown NJ, Keith A, Sahyouni R, Abraham ME, Gonda D, Levy ML. PMID: 36060426; PMCID: PMC9435547.
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    15. Characterizing internet search patterns for neurologic and neurosurgical conditions following celebrity diagnosis. J Neurosurg Sci. 2023 Aug; 67(4):523-528. Ward MS, Feldman MJ, Ward BN, Ong V, Brown NJ, Shahrestani S, Yi Yang C, Abraham ME, Paskhover B, Nanda A. PMID: 34763394.
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    16. Correction: Characterizing Complications of Deep Brain Stimulation Devices for the Treatment of Parkinsonian Symptoms Without Tremor: A Federal MAUDE Database Analysis. Cureus. 2021 Aug; 13(8):c46. Bennett J, MacGuire J, Novakovic E, Huynh H, Jones K, Gendreau JL, Mammis A, Abraham ME. PMID: 34422501; PMCID: PMC8370444.
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    17. High Frequency 10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation as a First Line Programming Option for Patients With Chronic Pain: A Retrospective Study and Review of the Current Evidence. Cureus. 2021 Aug; 13(8):e17220. Abraham ME, Gold J, Dondapati A, Sheaffer K, Gendreau JL, Mammis A. PMID: 34540447; PMCID: PMC8442632.
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    18. Characterizing Adverse Events of Cranioplasty Implants After Craniectomy: A Retrospective Review of the Federal Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience Database. Cureus. 2021 Jul; 13(7):e16795. Hacherl CC, Patel NA, Jones K, Ruh NB, Gendreau JL, Abraham ME, Mammis A. PMID: 34513401; PMCID: PMC8405381.
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    19. Timing of Surgical Intervention for Dysphagia in Patients With Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Spine Surg. 2021 07 01; 34(6):220-227. Gendreau JL, Sheaffer K, Bennett J, Abraham M, Patel NV, Herschman Y, Ruh N, Lindley JG. PMID: 33239502.
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    20. Complications associated with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: a MAUDE study. Br J Neurosurg. 2021 Oct; 35(5):625-628. Ward M, Ahmed M, Markosian C, Ezike JZ, Agrawal R, Randhawa K, Liang Z, Abraham M, Paskhover B, Mammis A. PMID: 34151665.
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    21. Differentiating Glioblastomas from Solitary Brain Metastases: An Update on the Current Literature of Advanced Imaging Modalities. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jun 13; 13(12). Fordham AJ, Hacherl CC, Patel N, Jones K, Myers B, Abraham M, Gendreau J. PMID: 34199151; PMCID: PMC8231515.
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    22. Characterizing Complications of Deep Brain Stimulation Devices for the Treatment of Parkinsonian Symptoms Without Tremor: A Federal MAUDE Database Analysis. Cureus. 2021 Jun; 13(6):e15539. Bennett J, MacGuire J, Novakovic E, Huynh H, Jones K, Gendreau JL, Mammis A, Abraham ME. PMID: 34277165; PMCID: PMC8269991.
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    23. Simultaneous Robotic Single-Position Surgery (SR-SPS) with Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Case Series. World Neurosurg. 2021 07; 151:e1036-e1043. Diaz-Aguilar LD, Shah V, Himstead A, Brown NJ, Abraham ME, Pham MH. PMID: 34033960.
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    24. Intrathecal baclofen, selective dorsal rhizotomy, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of spasticity in cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Dec; 44(6):3209-3228. Kudva A, Abraham ME, Gold J, Patel NA, Gendreau JL, Herschman Y, Mammis A. PMID: 33871733.
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    25. Neuromodulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Spinal Cord Stimulation on YouTube: A Content-Quality Analysis of Search Terms. World Neurosurg. 2021 07; 151:e156-e162. Ward M, Abraham ME, Craft-Hacherl C, Nicheporuck A, Ward B, Pashkhover B, Gendreau J, Mammis A. PMID: 33831615.
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    26. Intrathecal and intracerebroventricular dopamine for Parkinson's disease. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 01; 200:106374. Abraham ME, Gold J, Dondapati A, Gendreau J, Mammis A, Herschman Y. PMID: 33290887.
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    27. Surgical Outcomes After Single-Level Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cureus. 2020 Oct 20; 12(10):e11052. Stone CE, Myers BL, Gupta S, Giles TX, Patel NA, Gendreau JL, Abraham ME, Mammis A. PMID: 33224649; PMCID: PMC7676448.
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    28. Characterizing Complications of Intracranial Responsive Neurostimulation Devices for Epilepsy Through a Retrospective Analysis of the Federal MAUDE Database. Neuromodulation. 2020 Sep 02. Giles TX, Bennett J, Stone CE, Gendreau JL, Abraham M, Mammis A. PMID: 32881224.
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    29. The Current State of Clinical Trials Studying Hydrocephalus: An Analysis of ClinicalTrials.gov. Cureus. 2020 Aug 25; 12(8):e10029. Abraham ME, Povolotskiy R, Gold J, Ward M, Gendreau JL, Mammis A. PMID: 32983722; PMCID: PMC7515805.
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    30. A Retrospective Analysis of the Demographics, Treatment, and Survival Outcomes of Patients with Desmoplastic Nodular Medulloblastoma Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database. Cureus. 2020 Jul 07; 12(7):e9042. Gendreau JL, Gupta S, Giles TX, Stone CE, Abraham ME, Lindley JG. PMID: 32782862; PMCID: PMC7410514.
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    31. Classifying Device-Related Complications Associated With Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps: A MAUDE Study. World Neurosurg. 2020 07; 139:e652-e657. Abraham M, Gold J, Dweck J, Ward M, Gendreau J, Panse N, Holani K, Gupta P, Mammis A. PMID: 32339729.
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    32. Encephalopathy of Unknown Origin in a Baclofen Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr; 136:136-139. Gold J, Zhao K, Abraham M, Behmer Hansen R, Lad M, Mammis A. PMID: 31954899.
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    33. Complications of Palatal Pillar Implants: An analysis of the MAUDE database and literature review. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 Jan - Feb; 41(1):102303. Povolotskiy R, Abraham ME, Leverant AB, Bresler A, Paskhover B. PMID: 31732316.
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    34. Minimally invasive trigeminal ablation in patients with refractory trigeminal neuralgia who are ineligible for intracranial intervention. J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Dec; 70:42-46. Tajali Y, Ward M, Abraham M, Hillen M, Mahmoud O, Herschman Y, Mammis A, Paskhover B. PMID: 31537461.
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    35. The Educational Quality of Neurosurgical Resources on YouTube. World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct; 130:e660-e665. Ward M, Ward B, Abraham M, Nicheporuck A, Elkattawy O, Herschman Y, Mammis A, Liu JK, Paskhover B. PMID: 31276855.
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    36. Risk Factors Associated with Lead Migration Requiring Revision in Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation. World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug; 128:e649-e652. Abraham ME, Potdar A, Ward M, Herschman Y, Mammis A. PMID: 31054337.
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    37. Medscape. Occipital Nerve Stimulation: An Overview. 2019. Abraham ME, Ward M, Herschman Y, Mammis A. Medscape Journal. View Publication.
    38. The role of age in intracerebral hemorrhages. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1867-70. Camacho E, LoPresti MA, Bruce S, Lin D, Abraham M, Appelboom G, Taylor B, McDowell M, DuBois B, Sathe M, Sander Connolly E. PMID: 26375325.
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    39. Influence on morbidity and mortality of neoadjuvant radiation and chemotherapy among cranial malignancy patients in the postoperative setting. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jun; 22(6):998-1001. Hein PN, Lieber B, Bruce E, Taylor B, Appelboom G, Abraham M, Connolly ES. PMID: 25769250.
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    40. Smart wearable body sensors for patient self-assessment and monitoring. Arch Public Health. 2014; 72(1):28. Appelboom G, Camacho E, Abraham ME, Bruce SS, Dumont EL, Zacharia BE, D'Amico R, Slomian J, Reginster JY, Bruyère O, Connolly ES. PMID: 25232478; PMCID: PMC4166023.
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    41. The Role of Age in Intracerebral Hemorrhage: An Intricate Relationship. Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Diseases & Stroke. 2014; 5(1):1022. Camacho EJ, LoPresti MA, Bruce S, Lin D, Abraham ME, Connolly ES. View Publication.