Xudong Joshua Li | Spine disorder

Xudong Joshua Li Leading in Spine disorder

Congratulations,Xudong Joshua Li, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Pencis!

Dr. Xudong Joshua Li, born in China 🇨🇳 and a proud U.S. citizen 🇺🇸, is a distinguished professional in Bone and Mineral Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2000, following an M.S. in Orthopaedics from Xi’an Medical University in 1997, and an M.D. in 1995. With a rich academic background, Dr. Li has contributed significantly to the field, embodying excellence in bone health. His journey from Xi’an, China, to becoming a leading expert reflects his commitment to advancing medical knowledge and fostering global collaboration. 🌐🩺


Dr. Xudong Joshua Li, a luminary in Bone and Mineral Research, obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 🎓. Prior to his doctoral studies, he earned an M.S. in Orthopaedics in 1997 and an M.D. in 1995 from Xi’an Medical University 🩺. His academic journey underscores a profound commitment to advancing medical knowledge in the realm of bone health. Dr. Li’s impressive educational background serves as the bedrock for his impactful contributions to the field, reflecting a steadfast dedication to excellence.


Dr. Xudong Joshua Li further honed his expertise through a distinguished academic journey in the United States. From 2016 to 2017, he served as a Spine Fellow at Columbia University in New York, NY, delving into advanced spinal research and treatments 🏥. Prior to that, he completed his Orthopaedic Residency from 2012 to 2016 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, demonstrating a commitment to comprehensive orthopaedic training. Dr. Li’s immersion in orthopaedic research as a fellow from 2011 to 2012 and intern from 2010 to 2011, both at the University of Virginia, showcases his dedication to academic and practical excellence. His extensive postdoctoral fellowship from 1999 to 2003 at the University of Virginia solidifies his longstanding commitment to advancing orthopaedic knowledge and patient care. 🌟


🏆 Dr.Xudong Joshua Li, a distinguished orthopedic surgeon, boasts an impressive array of accolades and recognitions throughout their illustrious career. Their commitment to patient-centric care is exemplified by the University of Virginia Patient Experience Award in 2023 and the prestigious Best Bedside Manner Awards, with an Honorable Mention from OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine in 2019. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li’s scholarly contributions extend beyond clinical practice, as evidenced by their role as a Guest Editor for Seminars in Spine Surgery in 2019. Their dedication to advancing orthopedic knowledge has been recognized with various awards, including the University of Virginia Shen Resident Research Award in 2016 and the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award in 2012. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li has also been a trailblazer in research, earning multiple North American Spine Society Research Awards and the AO Spine North America Young Investigator Research Grant Award in 2009 and 2010. Their exceptional achievements have not gone unnoticed, with numerous Best Paper and Research Grant Awards from esteemed organizations such as the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Virginia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li’s impact extends beyond borders, as exemplified by their selection as an alternate for the AOA 2021 North American Traveling Fellowship. 🌟👨‍⚕️💼

  1. CCR2 monocytes as therapeutic targets for acute disc herniation and radiculopathy in mouse models – Published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, October 5, 2023.
  2. Intervertebral Disc-on-a-ChipMF: A New Model for Mouse Disc Culture via Integrating Mechanical Loading and Dynamic Media Flow – Published in Advanced Materials Technologies, 2023, Volume 8, 2300606.
  3. Effect of Celiac Disease on Outcomes After Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Matched Cohort Study – Published in World Neurosurgery, April 17, 2023 (In Press).
  4. Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Published in Global Spine Journal, January 16, 2023 (Epub ahead of print).
  5. Multichannel impedance cytometry downstream of cell separation by deterministic lateral displacement to quantify macrophage enrichment in heterogeneous samples – Published in Advanced Materials Technology, April 2023, Volume 8, 2370037.
  6. Transient depletion of macrophages alters local inflammatory response at the site of disc herniation in a transgenic mouse model – Published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, July 31, 2023, Volume 31, Issue 7, 894-907.
  7. Reduction and Stabilization of an Extension-Distraction Injury in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report – Published in JBJS Case Connector, October 14, 2022, Volume 12, Issue 4.
  8. Amine functionalized trimetallic nitride endohedral fullerenes: a class of nanoparticle to tackle low back/leg pain – Published in ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2022, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2943-2955.
  9. Single-cell assessment of the modulation of macrophage activation by ex vivo intervertebral discs using impedance cytometry – Published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics, August 15, 2022, Volume 210, 114346.
  10. Cyclic swelling enabled, electrically conductive 3D porous structures for microfluidic urinalysis devices – Published in Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2022, Volume 52, 101631.

Suleyman Bilgin | Neurosurgery

Suleyman Bilgin Leading in Neurosurgery

Congratulations,Suleyman Bilgin , on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Pencis!

Dr.Süleyman Bilgin was born in 1978 in Karadeniz Eregli. He completed his primary and secondary education in Burdur. He graduated from Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 2000 as an Electronics and Communications Engineer. He completed his master’s degree in 2003 at Gebze Institute of Technology, Institute Science and Technology, Department of Electronics Engineering, and his doctorate in Sakarya University, Institute of Science, Department of Electrical and Electronics in May 2008. After graduation, he worked at Istanbul Erelsan Ltd. Co. between 2001-2003. Sti. Served as R&D manager. Later, he worked as a lecturer at Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Gölhisar Vocational School between 2004-2009. After completing his doctorate education, he was appointed as a lecturer at Akdeniz University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009. He received the title of associate professor in 2018. Süleyman Bilgin, who is still lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Akdeniz University, has more than thirty articles published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, over fifty papers presented at national and international conferences, and author of four national and international book chapters. He works on artificial intelligence applications, biomedical systems, signal processing, and image processing.

🎓 Educational Journey:

Embarked on an academic odyssey in 2000 with a BsEE from Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Advanced to a MsEE at Gebze Institute of Tech., Kocaeli, crafting a thesis on Wireless Optical Communication via RS-232 in 2004. Delved deeper into research with a Ph.D. at Sakarya University, Turkey, in 2008. Explored the intricacies of Heart Rate Variability using Wavelet Transform and Artificial Neural Networks during a transformative stint at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from Jan 2008 to July 2008. This journey signifies a decade-long pursuit of knowledge, culminating in expertise across electronics and cutting-edge signal analysis. 🌍📚

  1. Publication: 71
    • This indicates the total number of publications.
  2. Citation (WoS – Web of Science): 99
    • The number of times the publications have been cited according to the Web of Science database.
  3. Citation (Scopus): 159
    • The number of times the publications have been cited according to the Scopus database.
  4. Citation (Google Scholar): 369
    • The number of times the publications have been cited according to Google Scholar.
  5. H-Index (WoS): 6
    • The H-Index in Web of Science is a measure of an author’s productivity and impact, calculated based on the number of publications and the number of citations they have received.
  6. H-Index (Scopus): 9
    • The H-Index in Scopus is similar to the H-Index in Web of Science but may differ because Scopus covers a broader range of journals.
  7. H-Index (Google Scholar): 12
    • The H-Index in Google Scholar is another measure of an author’s impact, calculated based on the number of publications and the number of citations they have received, as indexed by Google Scholar.
Work experience

With a distinguished career spanning academia and industry, Dr. Suleyman Bilgin stands as an Associate Professor at Akdeniz University, spearheading the Electrical Electronics Engineering department since 2018. 🎓 Their academic journey showcases a wealth of international experience, including an Assistant Professor role at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences in Finland during April 2011, contributing to the Erasmus Learning Mobility program.

Prior to their current position, Dr.Suleyman Bilgin served as an Assistant Professor at Akdeniz University from 2009 to 2018, leaving an indelible mark on the Electrical Electronics Engineering landscape. 🌐 Their pursuit of knowledge took them to ETH Zurich, where they engaged in groundbreaking research as a Researcher in PhD Electrical Engineering from January 2008 to July 2008.

Before academia beckoned, they honed their skills as an R&D Engineer at Erelsan Co. in Istanbul from 2003 to 2004, infusing practical industry insights into their academic prowess. 🛠️ This seasoned professional also embraced the role of a Lecturer at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University and Suleyman Demirel University, contributing significantly to vocational education between 2004 and 2009.

  1. “Determination of Frequency Characteristics of Vibration Signals on Human Face”
    • Project Year: 2019-…
    • Research Project ID: FBA-2019-4404
    • Researcher
  2. “Classification of starvation and toughness based on mobile EEG”
    • Project Year: 2018-…
    • Research Project ID: FBA-2018-4270
    • Project Coordinator
  3. “Development and electrical activities of gelatin-based hydrogel systems by photopolymerization technique”
    • Project Year: 2017-2018
    • Research Project ID: FBA-2017-2463
    • Researcher
  4. “ECG Holter and Heart Rate Variability Analyzer with Channel Options”
    • Project Year: 2016-2017
    • Project Type: TUBITAK Project, 1507 KOBI AR-GE
    • Project Coordinator
  5. “Analysis of Spasticity Mechanisms by Mathematical Models of Muscle, Joint, and Medulla Spinals”
    • Project Year: 2015-2017
    • Project Type: TUBITAK Project, ARDEB 1001
    • Researcher
Fields of Interest

Meet our exceptional individual, a dedicated professional at the intersection of technology and healthcare, wielding expertise in MATLAB and PYTHON coding with finesse. 🚀 With a passion for advancing healthcare, they specialize in Biomedical Signal Processing, seamlessly navigating the complexities of ECG, HRV, EMG, EEG, Gait Signals, and beyond. 🏥 Their prowess extends to Multi-Resolution Signal Processing, unraveling intricate patterns within data, and mastering Time-Frequency Analysis and Spectral Analysis for a comprehensive understanding.

Venturing into the realm of Digital Image Processing, this visionary seamlessly blends technology with medical intricacies, creating innovative solutions. 💻 Deep Learning is their playground, exploring the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to push boundaries and unlock new potentials in healthcare.

But it doesn’t stop there. 🌟 With a keen eye for Biomedical Device Design, they effortlessly merge Embedded Design – both hardware and software – sculpting the future of medical devices. In the world of precision, their mastery extends to lasers and sensors, ensuring the accuracy that healthcare demands. 🛠️ Fuzzy Logic becomes a tool in their arsenal, navigating the nuances of uncertainty with sophistication.

This remarkable individual doesn’t just work; they innovate, design, and revolutionize, bringing cutting-edge technology to the forefront of biomedical advancements. 🌐🔬✨

  1. Güzeler A. C., Bilgin S.
    • Title: First In The Category Of Information, Automation, Software Technologies
    • Event: Antalya Organized Industrial Zone R&D And Innovation Project Market
    • Date: March 2018
  2. Bilgin S.
    • Title: Endurance And Surface Electromyography Power Frequency Analysis Of Paraspinal Muscles In Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain Undergoing Exercise Program
    • Event: 7th Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Congress
    • Date: May 2010
    • Recognition: Congratulations on awards received

These achievements reflect a significant contribution to the fields of Information, Automation, Software Technologies, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, respectively. If there are specific details about the awards won, they would provide more context on the recognition received.

Publication Tops Notes:

Median and Maximum Frequency Analysis of Vibration Signals on Human Face – International Conference on Research in Engineering and Technology, Barcelona, Spain, December 2019

A New System Design for Measuring Vibration Effect in Live Tissues – TIPTEKNO 2019, Aydın, Turkey, October 2019

A Walking and Balance Analysis Based on Pedobarography – ICAIAME 2019, Antalya, Turkey, April 2019

Three-Dimensional Printer Applications in the Health Sector: Current Situation and Future – 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON 3D PRINTING (ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING) TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL INDUSTRY 2018, Antalya, Turkey

Classification of Normal Beat, Atrial Premature Contraction and Ventricular Premature Contraction Based on Discrete Wavelet Transform and Artificial Neural Networks – TIPTEKNO2017, Trabzon, Turkey, October 2017

QRS Complex Detection Algorithm Based on Discrete Wavelet and Hilbert Transform within The ECG Signal Arrhythmia – BİYOMUT 2016 XX. National Meeting of Biomedical Engineering, Izmir, Turkey, November 2016

Naive Bayes Classification of Neurodegenerative Diseases by Using Discrete Wavelet Transform – XIX. National Meeting of Biomedical Engineering BIYOMUT 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2015

Assist Prof Dr Houssein Darwish | Hydrocephalus

Assist Prof Dr Houssein Darwish Leading in Hydrocephalus

Congratulations,Assist Prof Dr Houssein Darwish, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Pencis!

Dr. Houssein Darwish is a Clinical Instructor of Neurological Surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. As an Attending Neurosurgery Physician from 2015 to 2017, he performed over 200 cases across diverse neurosurgical domains. Dr. Darwish served as an Instructor at Phonecia University’s Public Health Department. His extensive education includes a fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center and residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Darwish received his Doctor of Medicine with honors and a B.S. in Biology with honors from the American University of Beirut.


Current – Dr. Houssein Darwish currently serves as a Clinical Instructor of Neurological Surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, contributing expertise to medical education and patient care.

Dr. Houssein Darwish’s impactful career in neurosurgery is marked by his role as an Attending Neurosurgery Physician from 2015 to 2017. During this period, he significantly contributed to Bikhiazi Medical Group’s Fouad Khoury Hospital, Bahman Hospital, and Rafic Harriri University Hospital. His commitment to excellence is underscored by his successful completion of over 200 cases in diverse neurosurgical domains.

Dr. Houssein Darwish’s multifaceted contributions to both clinical practice and education underscore his dedication to advancing the field of neurosurgery, making a lasting impact on patient care and the training of healthcare professionals.


Dr. Houssein Darwish’s educational journey is a testament to his commitment to neurosurgery excellence. From 2017 to 2017, he underwent specialized training in Deep Brain Stimulation, Open skull base surgery, and Stereotactic surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, guided by Dr. Bahih Adada, Chairman of the Neuroscience Institute. 🧠 In 2014-2015, he furthered his expertise as a Fellow at the University of Virginia Medical Center, delving into Endoscopic Neuroendocrine, nasal, and paranasal skull base, and pituitary surgery under Dr. John Jane Jr. 🏥 Prior, he dedicated years to neurosurgical residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, culminating in a distinguished Doctor of Medicine in 2007 and a B.S. in Biology in 2003. 🌟


Dr. Houssein Darwish’s journey in medicine is a constellation of remarkable achievements, each award reflecting his unwavering commitment and excellence. In 2014, he proudly spoke on behalf of all medical specialties at the American University of Beirut’s annual graduation—a true testament to his outstanding impact.

Elevating his influence, Dr. Darwish assumed the role of Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Lebanon and Middle East Chapter in 2013, demonstrating exemplary leadership within the medical community. The apex of his accolades came in 2012 with the groundbreaking Salim Hoss Award for Medical Professionalism and Humanism—the first of its kind awarded to a resident in the Middle East, truly setting him apart.

Dr. Darwish’s academic brilliance continued in 2006 with the award of M.D. with distinction, and earlier, in 2003, he received his B.S. with distinction. Congratulations abound for Dr. Darwish, 🎉 as these accolades not only acknowledge his individual brilliance but also serve as an inspiration to the entire medical community. 🌟


In July 2017, at the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons, Dr. Houssein Darwish captivated audiences as a Speaker, enlightening them on the intricacies of Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Skull Base Tumors. His impactful contributions continued in June 2014 at the Lebanese Society of Neurological Surgery annual meeting, where he shared insights on EC-IC surgery for Moya-Moya disease.

May 2014 witnessed his engaging presentation at the Lebanese League Against Epilepsy, discussing the Resection of Motor Cortex Cortical Dysplasia. Dr. Darwish’s commitment to advancing medical knowledge extended into February 2014 at the Lebanese League Against Epilepsy, where he delved into the nuances of Functional Hemispheretomy with Motor Sparing Technique.

At the 3rd Kuwaiti-Lebanese Epilepsy meeting in February 2014, Dr. Darwish continued to showcase his expertise. In July 2013, he addressed the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons, focusing on the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Pituitary Tumors.

In July 2010, at the Lebanese Science Meeting, Dr. Darwish shared insights into Vagal Nerve Stimulation indications and techniques. His continuous contributions spanned from May 2003 to 2014 at the Middle East Medical Assembly, leaving an enduring impact on the medical community. 🗓️👨‍⚕️✨

Research and Book Chapters

Dr. Houssein Darwish’s impactful contributions to research and book chapters underscore his commitment to advancing neurosurgical knowledge. In 2006, his technical lab support was acknowledged in an article published in Fisheries Research. Mastering the technique of coronary arteries perfusion on rats marked his proficiency in 2003-2004.

A pivotal moment came in 2009 when Dr. Darwish contributed to research on deep brain stimulation as a treatment for early-onset pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration, published in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology.

His collaboration with Dr. Bustany’s lab focused on Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL). Noteworthy chapters include “Craniosynostosis Surgical Management” in Neurosurgery Tricks in the Trade (2011) and “Peripheral Nerve Injury: Physical Exam and Diagnosis” (2012). In 2013, he wrote five chapters on operative dictation for various endovascular interventions.

From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Darwish co-authored research articles on topics ranging from intracranial hydatid cysts to lumbar subdural cerebrospinal fluid collection after Chiari malformation Type I decompression. Ongoing projects include the study of the modified far-lateral transatlas approach, trigeminal neuralgia caused by petrous bone endostosis, and the surgical management of CSF leaks.

In 2018, he contributed to the literature on the management of pituitary adenomas through Mononostril Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery. Ongoing research involves the surgical resection of motor cortical dysplasia and a study on the frontal sinus’s anatomical relation to the supra-orbital notch in a Middle Eastern population. Dr. Darwish’s dedication to cutting-edge neurosurgical research is evident, shaping the landscape of his field. 🧠📚🔍


Dr. Houssein Darwish excels in both English and Arabic, demonstrating fluency in speaking, writing, and reading. This linguistic versatility enhances his ability to communicate effectively in diverse settings, ensuring seamless interactions whether engaged in medical discussions, research endeavors, or patient care. 🗣️📝🌐


Dr. Houssein Darwish has secured vital certifications in the medical field, including Basic Life Support (BLS) obtained on June 10, 2014, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) earned on June 20, 2014. These certifications reflect his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of emergency care and life-saving interventions. 🩹🏥

Research Foucs

The research focus of Dr. Houssein Darwish spans various domains within neurosurgery, encompassing areas such as deep brain stimulation, craniosynostosis surgical management, peripheral nerve injury, and operative dictation in endovascular interventions. His ongoing projects delve into topics like intracranial hydatid cysts, lumbar subdural cerebrospinal fluid collection post-Chiari malformation decompression, and the frontal sinus’s anatomical relation to the supra-orbital notch in a Middle Eastern population. In one word, Dr. Darwish’s research can be categorized asNeurosurgery.” 🧠🔬📊

Publications Top Note

Neurosurgical Experience of Beirut Blast in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from a Tertiary Referral Center- 2022

Role of the Neurointerventionalist in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory- 2022

Membranous obstruction of the foramen of magendie: A case report, literature review and recommendations- 2022

Spinal intradural extramedullary granular cell tumor- 2022

Glioblastoma multiforme metastasizing to the skin, a case report and literature review- 2022

Coexisting schwannoma and meningioma simulating a single cerebellopontine angle lesion: Case report and review of the literature- 2021

Frontal Sinus Morphometry in Relation to Surgically Relevant Landmarks in the Middle East Population: Can We Globalize?- 2021

Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to onyx embolization of a right occipital arteriovenous malformation- 2021

Pten r130q papillary tumor of the pineal region (Ptpr) with chromosome 10 loss successfully treated with everolimus: A case report- 2021

CSF leak post-anterior clinoidectomy: Case report and technical nuances- 2020

Mahsa Dolatshahi | Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Mahsa Dolatshahi , Leading Researcher in Pediatric Neurology

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Washington University in Saint Louis, United States.

Hats off to Dr. Mahsa Dolatshahi for clinching the prestigious Best Researcher Award bestowed by Pencis! Your unwavering dedication, groundbreaking research, and scholarly endeavors have undeniably left an indelible mark in your domain. Your steadfast commitment to propelling the frontiers of knowledge is truly praiseworthy. Here’s to your ongoing triumphs in sculpting the trajectory of academia and offering priceless contributions to your field. Bravo on a job well done! 🌟👏


Farzanegan High School, Khorramabad, Iran (2006-2014) 🎓

    • Achieved the first rank in high school 🥇
    • Natural Sciences Diploma 🌿

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2014-2021) 🏥

    • Medical Doctor 🩺
    • Master of Public Health (2017-2021) 🌍

Sending hearty congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments! 🎉 Your dedication and hard work truly shine through. 🌟


2022-Present 🌐

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • NeuroImaging Libraries, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis 🧠💼

2016-2022 🌍

  • Active member and Executive Manager
  • NeuroImaging Network (NIN), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) 💻🌐

2015-2021 🧠

  • Active member
  • Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Program (INRP), Students’ Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) 🎓🔬

2020-2021 🏥

  • Research Associate
  • Iranian Center of Neurological Research, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences 🧪💡

2018-2019 🎓

  • Manager of Research Deputy
  • Students’ Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) 📚🔍

2016-2017 🧠

  • Research Management
  • Neuropsychology Association (NPA), Students’ Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) 🌐🤝

Heartfelt congratulations on your remarkable journey! 🎉 Your dedication to research and education truly stands out.

Honors & Awards
  • 🏆 Winner of the Best Student Researcher Award, Ibn Sina Festival, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran (2022)
  • 🏅 Winner of the Most Active Researcher Prize, Students’ Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran, Iran (2019)
  • 🥉 Bronze Medal in Individual and Group Categories in 11th National Scientific Thinking in National Basic Sciences Olympiad (2019)
  • 📚 11th rank in Basic Sciences Exam amongst National Medical Schools (2017)
  • 🎓 4th rank in Natural Sciences in the Annual National University Entrance Exam (2014)

Congratulations on your outstanding achievements! 🌟

  • Clinical Reasoning: Intermediate 🏥 (Practical application of medical knowledge)
  • English Speaking/Writing Skills: Professional 📝🗣️ (Excellent communication proficiency in both spoken and written English)
  • Study Design: High-Intermediate 📚 (Advanced understanding and proficiency in designing research studies)
  • Scientific Writing: High-Intermediate ✍️ (Proficient in crafting scientific papers and reports)
  • Statistical Analysis and Interpretation:
    • SPSS: Intermediate 📊 (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
    • R: Intermediate 📈 (Statistical programming language)
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: High-Intermediate 📖 (Advanced skills in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses)
  • Brain Structural Data Analysis (FreeSurfer): High-Intermediate 🧠 (Expertise in analyzing brain structural data using FreeSurfer)
  • Brain Diffusion Data Processing and Analysis (DTI and DBSI data using FSL): High-Intermediate 🧠 (Proficient in processing and interpreting brain diffusion data)
  • Brain Perfusion Data Processing and Analysis (PCASL data using SPM): Intermediate 🧠 (Competent in processing and analyzing brain perfusion data using SPM)
  • Brain fMRI Data Processing and Analysis (rsfMRI data using FSL): Intermediate 🧠 (Skilled in processing and analyzing brain fMRI data using FSL)
  • Programming:
    • R: Intermediate 🖥️ (Statistical programming language)
    • Python: Basic 🐍 (Foundational knowledge in Python programming)
  • Research Management: Intermediate 📊 (Proficient in managing research projects and teams)
  • Teamwork: Professional 👥 (Highly effective in collaborative work environments)
  1. Mohajer, B., Moradi, K., Guermazi, A., Dolatshahi, M., Roemer, F. W., Ibad, H. A., Parastooei, G., Conaghan, P. G., Zikria, B. A., Wan, M., Cao, X., Lima, J. A. C., & Demehri, S.
    • Title: “Statin use and longitudinal changes in quantitative MRI-based biomarkers of thigh muscle quality: data from Osteoarthritis Initiative.”
    • Published in: Skeletal Radiology (2023, October 16)
    • DOI: Link 🏥📊
  2. Dolatshahi, M., Commean, P. K., Rahmani, F., Liu, J., Lloyd, L., Nguyen, C., Hantler, N., Ly, M., Yu, G., Ippolito, J. E., Sirlin, C., Morris, J. C., Benzinger, T. L. S., & Raji, C. A.
    • Title: “Alzheimer Disease Pathology and Neurodegeneration in Midlife Obesity: A Pilot Study.”
    • Published in: Aging Dis (2023, August 3)
    • DOI: Link 🧠🍏
  3. Dolatshahi, M., Sanjari Moghaddam, H., Saberi, P., Mohammadi, S., & Hadi Aarabi, M.
    • Title: “Central Nervous System Microstructural Alterations in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Studies.”
    • Published in: Diabetes Res Clin Pract (2023, March 31)
    • DOI: Link 🧠🩸
  4. Salehipour, A., Dolatshahi, M., Haghshomar, M., & Amin, J.
    • Title: “The Role of Thyroid Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”
    • Published in: The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (2023, April 1)
    • DOI: Link 🦋🧠
  5. Davoody, S., Goeschl, S., Dolatshahi, M., Davari-Ashtiani, R., Saffarpour, R., Sodeifian, F., & Brand, S.
    • Title: “Relation between ADHD and COVID-19: A Narrative Review to Guide Advancing Clinical Research and Therapy.”
    • Published in: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry (2022, 17(1)) 🧠🌐
  6. Dolatshahi, M., Salehipour, A., Saghazadeh, A., Sanjari Moghaddam, H., Aghamollaii, V., Fotouhi, A., & Tafakhori, A.
    • Title: “Thyroid hormone levels in Alzheimer disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
    • Published in: Endocrine (2022, September 27)
    • DOI: Link 🧠📊
  7. Rashedi, S., Mardani, M., Rafati, A., Khavandi, M. M., Mohammadi, F., Javanshir, S., Sarallah, R., Dolatshahi, M., Sabahi, M., Azadnajafabad, S., Tavolinejad, H., & Rezaei, N.
    • Title: “Circular RNAs as prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers in renal cell carcinoma.”
    • Published in: J Clin Lab Anal (2022, August 21)
    • DOI: Link 🔄🔬
  8. Mohajer, B., Moradi, K., Guermazi, A., Dolatshahi, M., Zikria, B., Najafzadeh, N., Kalyani, R. R., Roemer, F. W., Berenbaum, F., & Demehri, S.
    • Title: “Diabetes-associated thigh muscle degeneration mediates knee osteoarthritis-related outcomes: results from a longitudinal cohort study.”
    • Published in: Eur Radiol (2022, August 11)
    • DOI: Link 🍏🦵
  9. Mohajer, B., Dolatshahi, M., Moradi, K., Najafzadeh, N., Eng, J., Zikria, B., Wan, M., Cao, X., Roemer, F. W., Guermazi, A., & Demehri, S.
    • Title: “Role of Thigh Muscle Changes in Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes: Osteoarthritis Initiative Data.”
    • Published in: Radiology (2022)
    • DOI: Link 🦵📈
  10. Rahimi, R., Dolatshahi, M., Abbasi-Feijani, F., Momtazmanesh, S., Cattarinussi, G., Aarabi, M. H., & Pini, L.
    • Title: “Microstructural white matter alterations associated with migraine headaches: a systematic review of diffusion tensor imaging studies.”
    • Published in: Brain Imaging and Behavior (2022, June 16)
    • DOI: Link 🧠💢 (The first two authors had equal contribution)

Mario Zuccarello | Cerebrovascular | 7691

Prof Mario Zuccarello, Leading Researcher in Cerebrovascular

Professor, University of CincinnatiUnited States

Congratulations, Prof  Mario  Zuccarello, on winning the esteemed Best Review Article Award from Pencis! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!


  • 1976              University of Padova, Italy
  • 1976-1980   Resident in Neurosurgery University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • 1984-1985   University of Iowa, Iowa City, Fellowship University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Fellowship
  • 1985-1988   The University Hospital, Cincinnati,
  • 1985-1988   Fellowship

Professional Profiles:

Certification & Licensure

  • 1976 University of Padova, Padova, Italy – MD
  • 1976 Registered Medical Practitioner in Italy
  • 1980 University of Padova, Padova, Italy – Diploma of Specialization in Neurosurgery
  • 1984 Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Sciences (FMGEMS)
  • 1990 Licensed in Ohio


  1. Certificate of Recognition, Vasospasm Scientific Committee: 2013
  2. Clinical MVP Doctor’s Day Award, University Hospital: 2012
  3. Top Doctors in Cincinnati: 2005-2022 Best Doctors in America: 2006-2020
  4. S. News & World Report Top Doctors: 2012
  5. Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine: 2002
  6. Distinguished Physician Award, Kentucky Nurses: 1998
  7. Distinguished Physician Award, Kentucky Nurses: 1996
  8. Research Challenge Award, University of Cincinnati: 1994
  9. Recipient of NATO Fellowship: 1984
  10. Scholar of the Max Planck Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany: 1977
  11. Summa Cum Laude, University of Padova, Italy: 1976

Appointments & Positions

  • 2020-present John M. Tew Endowed Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology
  • 2020-present Director, Brain Tumor Center, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2017-2020 Director, Division of Skull Base Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 2014-2017 Associate Director of Clinical Care UC Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2010-2017 Professor and Frank H. Mayfield Chair for Neurological Surgery Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 2009-2010 Interim Chairman Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 2004-2009 Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 2000-2010 Director, Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 1999-present Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 1998-present Neurosurgeon, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1994-2017 Director, Division of Clinical Trials Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 1993-2017 Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Clinic
  • 1993-present Member, The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team
  • 1990-1999 Associate Professor Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 1990-2009 Chief of Neurosurgery Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1988-1990 Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery Galliera Hospital, Genova, Italy
  • 1985 Instructor in Neurosurgery (Except for Military Service, May 1981-August 1982) University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • 1983 Research Fellow Department of Neurosurgery University of Iowa and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, and University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1982 Clinical Fellow Department of Neurosurgery University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • 1981-1982 Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery Services Military Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • 1980-1982 Instructor in Neurosurgery, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Invited Publications

  • Berger RJ, Zuccarello M, Keller JT: Nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in the rat dura mater. Neuroreport 5:519-521, 1994.
  • Kocaeli H, Zuccarello M: Management of spontaneous intracerebral hematomas: Review of the literature. Neurosurg Q 18(3): 207-215, 2008.
  • Adeoye O, Clark JF, Khatri P, Wagner KR, Zuccarello M, PyneGeithman GJ: Do current animal models of intracerebral hemorrhage mirror the human pathology? Transl Stroke Res 2:17-25, 2011.
  • Mette D, Strunk R, Zuccarello M: Cerebral blood flow measurement in Neurosurgery. Transl Stroke Res 2:152-158, 2011.
  • Andaluz N, Zuccarello M, Dreier J, Hartings JA: The role of cortical spreading depolarizations in delayed cerebral ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Bras Neurocirurg 22(1): 45-53, 2011.


  • Complex Skull Base Approaches [Faculty] Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC: 9/12/2023
  • ICH in Sickle Cell Anemia and Revascularization Techniques (oral) 6th Annual Aspen Conference on Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, Aspen, CO: 7/13/2023
  • Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: How I Do It (oral) Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine: 5/31/2023
  • The Anatomy of the Cavernous Sinus (oral) Techniques and Nuances to the Cavernous Sinus (oral) Advanced Anatomy of the Head & Neck, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH: 2/1/2023
  • Middle Cranial Fossa Approach and its Variations: Surgical Anatomy and Clinical Indications (Oral/Virtual) Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine: 4/6/2022
  • The Anatomy of the Cavernous Sinus (oral) Techniques and Nuances to the Cavernous Sinus (oral) Advanced Anatomy of the Head & Neck, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH: 2/23/2022