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Kiarash Shahlaie, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Kiarash  Shahlaie

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shahlaie works to minimize the risks of surgery and facilitate rapid recovery by utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including endoscopy and 'keyhole' access surgery. He provides innovative surgical treatment options for patients with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders, as well as patients with certain psychiatric and pain conditions. Dr. Shahlaie closely involves the families and caretakers of patients with severe traumatic brain injury during both the acute and chronic stages of recovery.

Title:

Assistant Professor

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery

Department:

Neurological Surgery

Division:

Neurological Surgery

Address/Phone:

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Neurosurgery Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-4300

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-4300
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

Farsi

Education:

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2001
Ph.D., UC Davis, Davis, California, 2006
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1997

Internships:

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2002

Residency:

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2009

Fellowships:

John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, California, 2010
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2003-2005
UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 2009

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
National Neurotrauma Society (NNS)
Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)

Select Honors and Awards:

Appreciation Award, Medical Student Research & Poster Forum, UCDSOM, 2010

House Staff Professionalism Award, UCD School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2009

UC Davis Medical Center “Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Experience”, 2008

Teaching Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, 2006

Undergraduate Honors Thesis with Highest Honors, 1997

Phi Sigma National Research Honors Society, 1997

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Outstanding Graduating Senior, 1997

Division of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student of the Quarter, 1996

Select Recent Publications:

For a complete list of Dr. Shahlaie's publications, please click here

Lee DJ, Latchaw RE, Dahlin BC, Dong PR, Verro P, Muizelaar JP, Shahlaie K. Antegrade rheolytic thrombectomy and thrombolysis for superior sagittal sinus thrombosis using burr hole access. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Apr 3. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-011087.rep. [Epub ahead of print]

Sarkar K, Keachie K, Nguyen U, Muizelaar JP, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Shahlaie K. Computed tomography characteristics in pediatric versus adult traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Mar;13(3):307-14. doi: 10.3171/2013.12.PEDS13223. Epub 2014 Jan 10.

McLaughlin N, Kelly DF, Prevedello DM, Shahlaie K, Carrau RL, Kassam AB. Endoscopic endonasal management of recurrent petrous apex cholesterol granuloma.  J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2012 Jun;73(3):190-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1312706.

Kerr EE, Shahlaie K, Schrot RJ. Use of the O-arm® for skull base resection in a sphenoorbital meningioma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Aug;20(8):1149-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.08.016. Epub 2013 May 7.

Oladunjoye AO, Schrot RJ, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Muizelaar JP, Shahlaie K. Decompressive craniectomy using gelatin film and future bone flap replacement. Neurosurg. 2013 Apr;118(4):776-82. doi: 10.3171/2013.1.JNS121475. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Lee DJ, Gurkoff GG, Izadi A, Berman RF, Ekstrom AD, Muizelaar JP, Lyeth BG, Shahlaie K. Medial septal nucleus theta frequency deep brain stimulation improves spatial working memory after traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Jan 15;30(2):131-9.

Shahlaie K, Keachie K, Hutchins IM, Rudisill N, Madden LK, Smith KA, Ko KA, Latchaw RE, Muizelaar JP. Risk factors for posttraumatic vasospasm. J Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;115(3):602-11. doi: 10.3171/2011.5.JNS101667. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Shahlaie K, Larson PS, Starr PA. Intraoperative computed tomography for deep brain stimulation surgery: technique and accuracy assessment. Neurosurgery. 2011 Mar;68(1 Suppl Operative):114-24; discussion 124. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31820781bc.

Kerr EE, Borys E, Bobinski M, Shahlaie K. Posterior fossa calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the central nervous system. J Neurosurg. 2013 Apr;118(4):896-902. doi: 10.3171/2013.1.JNS121755. Epub 2013 Feb 8. Review.

Shahlaie K, McLaughlin N, Kassam AB, Kelly DF. The role of outcomes data for assessing the expertise of a pituitary surgeon. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2010 Aug;17(4):369-76. doi: 10.1097/MED.0b013e32833abcba. Review.

To see if Kiarash Shahlaie is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).