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Expert in Neurosurgery/ Complex Spine Surgery

Expert ID: 736159 Missouri, USA

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Expert is an academic neurosurgeon specialized in complex spine/deformity surgery, currently practicing as Assistant Professor at the Division of Neurosurgery at very prestigious university. During the past years, he has had the privilege of teaching and mentoring several residents in their neurosurgical education and research pursuits. Expert has been an active member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) as well as many other international societies such as the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery and the Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery, often speaking as invited guest in their annual meetings . In the mid 2000's, Expert had the privilege of joining the editorial board of The Spine Journal (TSJ), the official journal of the North American Spine Society and the journal with the highest scientific impact in spine care, having been recently promoted to Elite Reviewer status. Expert also serves the North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ), the new open access initiative of the North American Spine Society.

Expert is an active reviewer of several other neurosurgical and biomedical journals including World Neurosurgery, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Journal of Engineering in Medicine: Part H, British Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurological Sciences, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology Progress, Asian Journal of Neurosurgery, Anti-Cancer Drugs and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Expert has also been and ad-hoc reviewer of NEUROSURGERY®, The European Spine Journal, International Journal of Nanomedicine and Pain Medicine. I have also provided expert review services for several scientific funding agencies in the U.S. (including the NIH Panel for Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors) as well as abroad (including the Innovation and Technology Commission/ Hong Kong SAR Government and The Brain Tumor Charity - New Ideas Award/UK).

As a researcher, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed indexed articles, having had the privilege of having his research featured as front cover of NEUROSURGERY® as well as of the Journal of Neurosurgery a few times. According to Google Scholar,* Expert's research has received approximately 1400 citations.

Research: Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Interests: Spine Surgery, Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: St. Louis

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2014 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Oncological Spine Surgery Institution: Ohio State University
Year: 2013 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Complex Spine Surgery Institution: The University of Illinois at Peoria
Year: 2011 Degree: Residency Subject: Neurosurgery Institution: Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba
Year: 2006 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Sao Paulo University Medical School

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Neurosurgery Responsibilities: Performing elective and emergent complex spine surgery, teaching and supervising residents in clinical and surgical duties.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Eastern Maine Medical Center Title: Neurosurgeon Department: Neurosurgery Responsibilities: Performing elective and emergent spine and brain surgery. Coverage of neurosurgery call schedule in a level 2 trauma center

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Societies:
North American Spine Society (NASS)
American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery
Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery
American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons (AANOS)

Board Membership:
The Spine Journal (official journal of North American Spine Society)
North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ)
World Neurosurgery
Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (official journal of Osteoarthritis Research Society International)
Journal of Engineering in Medicine: Part H (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Neurological Sciences (official journal of Italian Neurosurgical Society)
British Journal of Neurosurgery (official journal of British Neurosurgical Society)
Injury Prevention
Yonsei Medical Journal
Licenses / Certifications
Active Medical Licenses:
Maine, New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, State of Parana/ Brazil

Board Certifications:
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
American Board of Clinical Neurological Surgery / AANOS
Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery
Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery
Professional Appointments
External Funding Reviewer:
- National Institute of Health (NIH) - Center for Scientific Review
Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors Panel
- Innovation and Technology Commission/ Hong Kong SAR Government
- The Brain Tumor Charity - New Ideas Award/UK

Ad-hoc Reviewer:
‘ Neurosurgery’
‘ The European Spine Journal’
‘ Royal Society Open Science’
‘ International Journal of Nanomedicine’
‘ Pain Medicine’
‘ Neurological Research’
‘ Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences’
‘ Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine’
‘ Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization’
‘ BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders’
‘ Surgical Neurology International’
‘ Medical Devices: Evidence and Research’
‘ Arquivos Brasileiros de Neuro-Psiquiatria’
‘ OncoTargets and Therapy’
Awards / Recognition
1. North American Spine Society/Spine Line. 20 under 40’s. Best Spine Surgeons.
2. Clinics and Epidemiology of Malignant Meningiomas. (Received Premium of Best Poster in Clinical Session)– X Congress of São Paulo State Neurosurgical Society, São Paulo – Brazil.
3. Primary Brain Lymphomas in Immunocompetent Patients. (Received Premium of Best Poster in Oncology Session) – X Congress of São Paulo State Neurosurgical Society, São Paulo – Brazil.
4. Utility of Awake Craniotomy and Cortical Stimulation during Glioma Surgery. Poster Session. XLVI Congresso Chileno Neurocirugia, (Received Best Case-Report Poster Award)
Medical / Professional
Current Hospital Privileges:
St. Louis University Hospital - St. Louis/MO
Cardinal Glennon Hospital - St. Louis/MO
St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis/MO

2018 - present Neurosurgery Department Assistant Professor St. Louis University St. Louis/MO
2017 - 2018 Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists Associate Eastern Maine Medical Center Neurosurgeon Bangor/ME
2014 - 2016 Brain & Spine Center Associate InvisionHealth Neurosurgeon Buffalo/NY
2013 –2014 Ohio State University Clinical Surgical Spinal Columbus, OH Instructor Oncology
2012 –2013 University of Illinois at Peoria Clinical Complex Spine Peoria, IL Fellow Surgery and Deformity
2011 –2012 University of Illinois at Peoria Research Stem Cell Peoria, IL - Umbilical Cord Stem Fellow Research in Cell Laboratory Gliomas
2011 –2012 University of Illinois at Peoria Clinical Clinical Peoria, IL Fellow Neurosurgery
2010 - 2011 Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba Chief-resident Curitiba, Parana – Brazil and Enfolded fellow (Ricardo Ramina, Chairman) Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery
2009-2010 Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba Enfolded fellow Curitiba, Parana – Brazil Endovascular Neurosurgery
2006 - 2011 Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba Resident Neurological Curitiba, Parana - Brazil Surgery
2004 - 2006 Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Intern General Estadual de São Paulo Surgery/Medicine São Paulo, Brazil
2000 - 2006 Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade M.D.Estadual de São Paulo Graduated ‘Cum Laude’ – Best Curriculum of Medical School São Paulo, Brazil
1998 - 2000 Colegio Positivo Bachelor in Curitiba, Parana/Brazil Science (with Honors)
Publications and Patents Summary
Verified Reviews: 160 (Median: 3, 99th percentile)
Verified Reviews (last 12 months): 56 (Median: 1, 99th percentile)
Review to publication ratio: 1:1 (Median 0.3:1)

Publication metrics:
Publication in web of science: 134
Sum of times cited: 757
H-index: 18
Average citations per item: 5.7
Average citations per year: 24.4
Books edited: 2
Peer reviewed publications: 152
Non-medical articles: 6
Book chapters: 18
Oral Lectures/ Presentations: 19
Abstracts and posters: 32

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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