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Jules M. Nazzaro, MD, FAANS

Professor (with Tenure) & Residency Program Director, Vice Chair of Education
Neurosurgery


Special Interests

Deep Brain Stimulation
Brain Electrode Implantations
Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders and Epilepsy
Neuroanatomy
Neurophysiology
Resident Education
Resident Education Curriculum Development

Education

Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Internship
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Residency
New York University Medical Center, NYC, NY

Fellowship
Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, NY

 

Professional Societies and Affiliations

January 1, 1988 - Present                  Society for Neuroscience

April 1, 1992 - Present                        American Association of Neurological Surgeons

January 1, 1993 - Present                  Congress of Neurological Surgeons

January 1, 2003 - Present                  Movement Disorder Society

March 30, 2004 - Present                   American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

March 30, 2004 - Present                   World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

September 1, 2005 - Present             North American Neuromodulation Society

September 1, 2005 - Present             International Neuromodulation Society

December 14, 2006 - Present            Kansas City Neurology and Neurosurgical Society

June 1, 2007 - Present                        Midwest Neurosurgical Society

Publications and Presentations

A. Articles (Peer-Review Published)

  • Nazzaro J, Gardner EL. GABA antagonism lowers self-stimulation thresholds in the ventral tegmental area. Brain Res. 1980 May;189(1):279-83. PMID: 7363095.
    Seeger TF, Nazzaro JM, Gardner EL. Selective inhibition of mesolimbic behavioral supersensitivity by naloxone. Eur J Pharm. 1980 Aug;65(4):435-8. PMID: 7408948.
  • Nazzaro JM, Seeger TF, Gardner EL. Morphine differentially affects ventral tegmental and substantia nigra brain reward thresholds. Pharm Biochem Behav. 1981 Mar;14(3):325-31. PMID: 7291262.
  • Seeger TF, Carlson KR, Nazzaro JM. Pentobarbital induces a naloxone-reversible decrease in mesolimbic self-stimulation threshold. Pharm Biochem Behav. 1981 Oct;15(4):583-6. PMID: 7291262.
  • Neuwelt EA, Nazzaro JM, Gumerlock MK. Is there a role for biopsy in the treatment of supratentorial high grade glioma? Clin Neurosurg. 1990;36:384-407. PMID: 2403889.
  • Nazzaro JM, Neuwelt EA. The role of surgery in the management of supratentorial intermediate and high-grade astrocytomas in adults. J Neurosurg. 1990 Sep;73(3):331-44. PMID: 2166779.
  • Nazzaro JM, Rosenbaum LC, Pegal MA, Neuwelt EA. A new model of systemic drug rescue based on permeability characteristics of the blood-brain barrier in intracerebral abscess-bearing rats. J Neurosurg. 1991 Mar;74(3):467-74. PMID: 1993912.
  • Nazzaro JM, Shults WT, Neuwelt EA. Neuro-opthalmological function of patients with pineal region tumors approached transtentorially in the semisitting position. J Neurosurg. 1992 May;76(5):746-51. PMID: 1564536.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pegal MA, Neuwelt EA. Further refinement of the Escherichia coli brain abscess model in rat. J Neurosci Methods. 1992 Sep;44(2-3):85-90. PMID: 1474856.
  • Nazzaro JM, Arbit E, Burt M. "Trap door" exposure of the cervico-thoracic junction area. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1994 Feb;80(2):338-41. PMID: 8283277.
  • Nazzaro JM, Craven DE. Successful treatment of postoperative meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae without removal of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene dural graft. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Feb;26(2):516-8. PMID: 9502492.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Pallidotomy: a comparison of responders and nonresponders. Neurosurgery. 2001 Dec;49(6):1481-3. PMID: 11846953.
  • Novak P, Daniluk S, Ellias SA, Nazzaro, JM. Detection of the subthalamic nucleus in microelectrographic recordings in Parkinson's disease using high frequency (>500 Hz) neuronal background. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jan;106(1):175-9. PMID: 17236505.
  • Daniluk S, Davies KG, Novak P, Vu T, Nazzaro JM, Ellias SA. Isolation of the brain-related factor of the error between intended and achieved position of deep brain stimulation electrodes implanted into the subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Neurosurgery. 2009 May;64(5 Suppl 2):374-82. PMID: 19404117.
  • Novak P, Klemp JA, Ridings LW, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Nazzaro JM. Effect of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus upon the contralateral subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson disease. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Sep 29;463(1):12-6. Epub 2009 Jul 16. PMID: 19616068.
  • Daniluk S, Davies K, Ellias SA, Novak P, Nazzaro JM. Assessment of the variability in the anatomical position and size of the subthalamic nucleus among patients with advanced Parkinson's disease, using magnetic resonance imaging. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Feb;152(2):201-10. Epub 2009 Oct 6. PMID: 20374084.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Wetzel LH, Pahwa R. Use of brain MRI after deep brain stimulation hardware implantation. Int J Neurosci. 2010 Mar;120(3):176-83. PMID: 20374084.
  • Fisher R, Salanova V, Witt T, Worth R, Henry T, Gross R, Oommen K, Osorio I, Nazzaro J, Labar D, Kaplitt M, Sperling M, Evan E, Neal J, Handforth A, Stern J, DeSalles A, Chung S, Shetter A, Bergen D, Bakay R, Henderson J, French J, Baltuch G, Rosenfeld W, Youkilis A, Marks W, Garcia P, Barbaro N, Fountain N, Bazil C, Goodman R, McKhann G, Babu Krishnamurthy K, Papavassiliou S, Epstein C, Pollard J, Tonder L, Grebin J, Coffey R, Graves N; SANTE Study Group. Electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of thalamus for treatment of refractory epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2010 May;51(5):899-908. Epub 2010 Mar 17. PMID: 20331461.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Honea RA, Mayo MS, Cook-Wiens G, Harsha A, Burns JM, Pahwa R. Head positioning and risk of pneumocephalus, air embolism, and hemorrhage during subthalamic deep brain stimulation surgery. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Dec;152(12):2047-2052. Epub 2010 Sep 23. PMID: 20862499.
  • Deogaonkar M, Nazzaro JM, Machado A, Rezai A. Transient, symptomatic, post-operative, non-infectous hypodensity around the deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jul;18(7):910-5. Epub 2011 May 14. PMID: 21571534.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. The impact of bilateral subthalamic stimulation on non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011 Sept;17(8):606-609. Epub 2011 Jun12. PMID: 21669545.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Ridings, L. The importance of testing deep brain stimulation lead impedances before final lead implantation. Surg Neurol Int. 2011 Sept;2(1):131. Epub 2011 Sep 27. PMID: 22059126.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Long-term benefits in quality of life after unilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation for essential tremor. J Neurosurg. 2012 Jul;117(1):156-61. Epub 2012 April 20. PMID: 22519432.
  • Nazzaro JM, Klemp JA, Brooks WM, Cook-Wiens G, Mayo MS, Van Acker III GM, Lyons KE, and Cheney PD. Deep brain stimulation lead-contact heating during 3T MRI: single- versus dual-channel pulse generator configurations. Int J Neurosci. 2014 Mar;124(3):167-174. Epub 2013 Oct 8. PMID: 24000873.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Pahwa, R. Deep brain stimulation for essential tremor. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013 Oct;116:155-66. PMID: 241112892.
  • Salanova V, Witt T, Worth R, Henry TR, Gross RE, Nazzaro JM, Labar D, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Sandok E, Handforth A, Stern JM, Chung S, Henderson JM, French J, Baltuch G, Rosenfeld WE, Garcia P, Barbaro NM, Fountain NB, Elias WJ, Goodman RR, Pollard JR, Tröster AI, Irwin CP, Lambrecht K, Graves N, Fisher R; For the SANTE Study Group. Long-term efficacy and safety of thalamic stimulation for drug-resistant partial epilepsy. Neurology. 2015 Mar 10;84(10):1017-25. Epub 2015 Feb 6. PMID: 25663221.
  • Messamore WG, Van Acker GM 3rd, Hudson HM, Zhang HY, Kovac A, Nazzaro J, Cheney PD. Cortical effects on ipsilateral hindlimb muscles revealed with stimulus-triggered averaging of EMG activity. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Jul;26(7):3035-51 Epub 2015 Jun 17. PMID: 26088970.
  • Jafari N, Pahwa R, Nazzaro JM, Arnold PM, Lyons KE. MDS-UPDRS to assess non-motor symptoms after STN DBS for Parkinson's disease. Int J Neurosci, 2016 Jan;126(1):25-9. Epub 2015 Aug 18. PMID: 26134878.
  • Smith KA, Pahwa R, Lyons KE, Nazzaro, JM. Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: current status and future outlook. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2016 Aug:6(4):299-317. Epub 2016 Jul 13. PMID: 27409150.
  • Jack MM, Hylton P, Nazzaro JM, Camarata PJ. Letter: Neurosurgical education in a changing healthcare and regulatory environment: A consensus statement from 6 programs. Neurosurgery. 2017 Oct 1;81(4):E45-E46. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx347. PMID: 28934447.
  • Lele AV, Wilson D, Chalise P, Nazzaro J, Krishnamoorthy V, Vavilala MS. Differences in blood pressure by measurement technique in neurocritically ill patients: A technological assessment. J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Jan;47:97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.10.079. Epub 2017 Nov 4. PMID: 29113858.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Symptomatic, non-infectious, non-hemorrhagic edema after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Dec 15;383:42-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.10.003. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29246619.
  • Rumalla K, Smith KA, Follett KA, Nazzaro JM, Arnold PM. Rates, causes, risk factors, and outcomes of readmission following deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: Analysis of the U.S. Nationwide Readmissions Database. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;171:129-134. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.06.013. Epub 2018 Jun 10. PMID: 29909184.

B. Books and Book Chapters

  • Benjamin V, Nazzaro JM. Medial sphenoid ridge meningiomas, in Rengachary SS, Wilkins RH (eds): Neurosurgical Operative Atlas. Baltimore:Williams and Wilkins, 3(4), 285-297, 1993.
    Nazzaro JM, Neuwelt EA. Neurosurgical treatment considerations for glioblastoma multiforme, in Al-Mefty O, Origitano TC, Harkey HL (eds): Controversies in Neurosurgery. New York:Thieme, 67-69, 1996.
  • Nazzaro JM, Neuwelt EA. Overview of neuro-oncology, in Tindall GT, Cooper PR, Barrow DL (eds): The Practice of Neurosurgery. Baltimore:Williams and Wilkins, 467-476, 1996.
  • Nazzaro JM. Metastatic spinal lesions, in Benzel E (ed): Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management. New York:Churchill Livingston, 679-695, 1999.
  • Nazzaro JM, Neuwelt EA. Escherichia coli brain abscess method in rat, in Zak O, Sande M (eds): Handbook of Animal Models of Infection. New York:Academic Press, 639-646, 1999.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Pahwa, R. Management of essential tremor, in Lozano A, Gildenberg P, Tasker R (eds): Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (2nd Edition). Springer:New York, 1743-1755, 2009.
  • Lyons KE, Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R. Deep Brain Stimulation, in Lyons KE, Pahwa R (eds): Handbook of Parkinson's Disease (5h Edition). Informa Healthcare:New York, 478-495, 2013.

C. Published Abstracts

  • Nazzaro JM, Seeger TF, Gardner EL. Differential opiate effects on intracranial self-stimulation thresholds in substantia nigra (A-9) and ventral tegmentum (A-10). Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA, November, 1979. Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 1979;5:658.
  • Nazzaro JM, Seeger TF, Gardner EL. Naloxone blocks phencyclidine's dose-dependent effects on direct brain thresholds. World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, London, England, August, 1980. Proceedings of the World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. London:British Pharmacologic Society, 1980:949.
  • Nazzaro JM, Gardner EL, Bridger WH, Carlson KR, Seeger TF. Pentobarbital induces a naloxone-reversible decrease in mesolimbic self-stimulation thresholds. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA, October, 1981. Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 1981;7:262.
  • Nazzaro JM, Rosenbaum LC, Neuwelt EA. Immunologic characterization of a systemic drug rescue model based on blood-brain barrier differential permeability. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Pheonix, AZ, October, 1989. Soc. Neurosci Abstr. 1989;15:1220.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pegal MA, Neuwelt EA. Antibody exclusion by the blood-brain barrier provides a novel approach for systemic drug rescue. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Chicago, IL, April, 1989. Neurology. 1989;39:312.
  • Nazzaro JM, Benjamin V. Technical aspects in medical sphenoidal ridge meningioma resection. Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Acapulco, Mexico, February, 1992. Skull Base Surg. 1992;2(1):67-68.
  • Nazzaro JM, Benjamin V, Kupersmith M, Warren F. Outcome of visual function following surgery of medial sphenoid ridge meningiomas. Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Scottsdale, AZ, February, 1993. Skull Base Surg 1993;3(Suppl 1):11.
  • Ellias SA, Nazzaro J, Thomas C, Feldman RG. Unilateral MRI/microelectrode guided pallidotomy for Parkinson's disease: results at 3 years. 6th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, June, 2000. Mov Disord. 2000;3:72A.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Do animal models used to study local distribution of polymer-delivered BCNU reflect clinical reality? Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Denver, CO, April, 2002. Neurology 2002;58(Suppl 3):A18.
  • Novak P, Nazzaro J, Ellias SA, Diggin M, Daniluk S. High frequency activity in the substantia nigra reticulata and the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease. 9th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. New Orleans, LA, March, 2005. Mov Disord. 2005;20(Suppl 10):P405.
  • Novak P, Ellias SA, Daniluk S, Nazzaro J. Spectral analysis of the subthalamic nucleus responses to passive movement in Parkinson's disease. 9th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. New Orleans, LA, March, 2005. Mov Disord. 2005;20(Suppl 10):P412.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Novak P, Ellias SA, Bramble DA. Microelectrode localization and intracerebral hemorrhage. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, June, 2006. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007;85:54-55.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Pahwa R. Kansas experience with brain MRI after DBS hardware implantation. 12th International Conference of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Chicago, IL, June, 2008. Mov Disord. 2008;23(Suppl 1):S62-S63.
  • Patel B, Lyons K, Gronseth G, Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R. Effect of disease duration on motor outcomes after bilateral subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson's disease. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April, 2016. Neurology 2016;86(Suppl 16):P3.361.
  • Sharma VD, Patel D, Lyons KE, Nazzaro JM, Pahwa, R. Effects of subthalamic stimulation in elderly patients with Parkinson disease. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA, April, 2017. Neurology 2017;88:16 Supplement: S39.006.

D. Oral Paper Presentations

National and International Paper Presentations

  • Nazzaro JM, Arbit E, Burt M. Method of exposure of the cervico-thoracic junction. Annual Meeting of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tucson, AZ, February, 1993.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Clinical applicability of animal studies on brain penetration of polymer-delivered BCNU. AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Satellite Symposium, Chicago, IL, April, 2002.
  • Onyszchuk G, Lyons K, Pahwa R, Nazzaro JM. Important considerations regarding heating of deep brain stimulation electrodes during 3.0 T MRI. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Vancouver, BC, June, 2008.
  • Nazzaro JM, Klemp JA, Ridings LW, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Novak P. The effect of subthalamic nucleus high frequency stimulation on the contralateral subthalamic nucleus. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, May, 2009.
  • Klemp JA, Onyszchuk G, Nazzaro JM. Considerations regarding heating of deep brain stimulation leads during 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, May, 2009.
  • Nazzaro JM, Brooks WM, Klemp JA. DBS hardware configurations using single or dual channel pulse generators markedly affects 3.0 T MRI DBS lead heating. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, NYC, NY, June, 2010.
  • Gross RE, Witt T, Worth R, Nazzaro J, Kaplitt M, Neal J, DeSalles A, Shetter A, Bakay R, Henderson J, Baltuch G, Youkilis A, Barbaro N, Goodman R, McKhann G, Papavasilliou E, Elias J, Francel P, Grant J, Sharan A, Wilkinson S, Mapstone T, and the SANTE Study Group. Anterior nucleus of thalamus stimulation for epilepsy: issues conducting class I trials of surgical therapies. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, NYC, NY, June, 2010.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Long-term quality of life following unilateral deep brain stimulation for essential tremor. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, San Francisco, CA, June, 2012.

Local and Regional Paper Presenations

  • Nazzaro JM. Deep brain stimulation. Keynote Speaker. Annual Meeting of the Kansas City Neurology and Neurosurgical Society, KC, KS, December, 2006.
  • Klemp JA, Onyszchuk G, Nazzaro JM. In vivo considerations regarding heating of deep brain stimulation leads during 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging. Annual Resident and Fellow Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2008.
  • Klemp JA, Onyszchuk G, Nazzaro JM. Heating of deep brain stimulation leads during 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neurosurgical Society, Omaha, NE, May, 2009.
  • Klemp JA and Nazzaro JM. Comparison of deep brain stimulation lead-contact heating with different hardware configurations during 3 Tesla MRI. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neurosurgical Society, Kansas City, KS, June, 2011.
  • Nazzaro JM. DBS at KU Med Center, an update. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neurosurgical Society, Kansas City, KS, June, 2011.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Unilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation and long-term quality of life in essential tremor patients. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neurosurgical Society, Omaha, NE, June, 2012.
  • Patel B, Lyons KE, Gronseth G, Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R. Effect of disease duration on bilateral subthalamic stimulation motor outcomes in Parkinson's disease patients. Neurology Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, June, 2015.
  • Miller C, Lyons KE, Arnold P, Pahwa R, Nazzaro JM. Gender differences in presentation and outcomes for patients undergoing deep brain stimulation targeted at the ventral intermediate nucleus for Essential Tremor. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Residents, Postdocs and Fellows Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, May, 2017.
  • Jack MM, Lundy P, Nazzaro JM. What they don't teach you in medical school - An educational program enhancing neurosurgical resident wellness. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neurological Surgery Society, Iowa City, IA, August, 2018.

E. Poster Presenations

National and International Poster Presentations

  • Nazzaro JM, Gardner EL. Picrotoxin induces lowering of self-stimulation thresholds in the ventral tegmental area. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA, January, 1980.
  • Nazzaro JM, Shults WT, Neuwelt EA. Neuro-ophthalmologic function of patient with pineal region legions approached transtentorially. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Seattle, WA, October, 1988.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pegal MA, Neuwelt EA. Differential permeability characteristics of the blood-brain barrier in intracerebral lesions as the basis for a new model of systemic drug rescue. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington, D.C., April, 1989.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pegal MA, Neuwelt EA. Intracerebral Escherichia Coli abscess production in the rat. Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, Seattle, WA, April, 1991.
  • Nazzaro JM, Ellias S, Daniluk S. The effect of unilateral pallidotomy on gait, postural stability, and on/off fluctuations in PD. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, April, 2001.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Critical analysis of the indirect method used to calculate polymer-delivered BCNU brain concentrations up to 5 cm from the implant site. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL, April, 2002.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Analysis of potential factors affecting MRI-related heating of deep brain stimulation system. Quadrennial Meeting of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. New York, NY, June, 2003.
  • Nazzaro JM. Deep brain stimulation extension wire implantation: complication avoidance. Quadrennial Meeting of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. New York, NY, June, 2003.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Critical analysis of the stereotactic trajectory for deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, October 2003.
  • Daniluk S, Nazzaro JM. Unresolved safety issues regarding MRI scanning in patients with deep brain stimulators. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, October, 2003.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Deep brain stimulation lead fixation. Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, Amelia Island, FL, February, 2004.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation and the substantia nigra. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, April, 2004.
  • Ellias SA, Nazzaro J. Catatonia catalepsy. 8th International Movement Disorders Congress, Rome, Italy, June, 2004.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Novak P, Ellias SA, Bramble DA. Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage and microelectrode-guided STN DBS. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, October, 2004.
  • Nazzaro JM, Novak P, Ellias SA. The utility of postoperative CT/MRI-fusion method to verify STN DBS lead placement. Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, San Diego, CA, April, 2005.
  • Daniluk S, Nazzaro JM, Vu T, Novak P, Ellias SA. Consistency found in the error between chosen and achieved STN DBS lead positioning using preoperative MR/postoperative CT fusion. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA, October, 2005.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Vu T, Novak P, Ellias SA. The utility of MRI-alone versus MRI/CT intensity-matched fusion for stereotactic planning and confirmation of STN DBS lead placement. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA, October, 2005.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Novak P, Ellias SA, Bramble DA. Microelectrode localization and intracerebral hemorrhage. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, June, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Novak P, Ellias SA. Important experimental variables when investigating MRI-induced DBS lead heating. Annual Meeting of Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October, 2006
  • Nazzaro JM, Bramble DA, Novak P, Ellias SA, Daniluk S. Avoidance of intracerebral hemorrhage in microelectrode-guided movement disorders surgery. Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, Chicago, IL, October, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. MRI-induced DBS electrode heating: important laboratory variables. Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, Chicago, IL, October, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S, Bramble DA, Novak P, Ellias SA. Intracerebral complication avoidance in microelectrode guided movement disorders surgery. Annual Meeting of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Montreux, Switzerland, October, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM, Daniluk S. Stereotactic head ring to MRI fixation device. Annual Meeting of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Montreux, Switzerland, October, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM. Potential role of the substantia nigra and the nigrostriatal pathway in the clinical effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease patients. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA, October, 2006.
  • Nazzaro JM, Haynes NG, Ridings L, Grant JA. Multiple simultaneous microelectrode runs via fixed trajectory arrays in deep brain stimulation surgery. Consideration of the brain structures involved. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September, 2007.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons K, Ridings LW, Haynes NG, Grant JA, Pahwa R. Variability in microelectrode length. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, IL, April, 2008.
  • Nazzaro JM, Haynes NG, Lyons K, Pahwa R. Head positioning during DBS surgery. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Vancouver, BC, June, 2008.
  • Haynes NG, Lyons K, Pahwa R, Nazzaro JM. DBS lead placement in the setting of ventriculomegaly, signal artifact and anatomic distortions. Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Vancouver, BC, June, 2008.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons K, Ridings L, Haynes NG, Engelhart A, Pahwa R. Variability in microelectrode impedances. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, September, 2008.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons K, Pahwa R. Kansas Experience with body MRI in DBS patients. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, September, 2008.
  • Daniluk S, Davies KG, Ellias S, Novak P, Nazzaro JM. Assessment of the variability in the anatomical position and size of the subthalamic nucleus among patients with advanced Parkinson's disease, using magnetic resonance imaging. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, September, 2008
  • Haynes NG, Klemp J, Nazzaro JM, Grant JA. Cranial expansion by calvarial thinning as a treatment for high intracranial pressure slit ventricle syndrome. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Spokane, WA, December, 2008.
  • Kelly B, Seecharan D, Roop L, McClain E, Delzell J, Tsue T, Nazzaro J. Application of a two service apprenticeship model in neurosurgery: effects on index case logs, work hours, and patient continuity of follow-up care. Annual Meeting of the American College of Graduate Medical Education, Nashville, TN, March, 2011.
  • Lele A, M.D, Wilson D, M.D, Chalise P, Thomas-Dodson S, Walsh C, Nazzaro J. Blood pressure measurement in neurocritical care patients. A cross sectional study. Annual Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society, San Francisco, CA, October, 2013.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Short circuit involving programmed DBS electrodes causes potentially reversible neurostimulator voltage depletion. Technical note. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, April, 2014.
  • Soliman HM, Seecharan DJ, Zhang H, Edwards IJ, McNeal DW, Morecraft RJ, Darling WG, Ge J, Stilwell-Morecraft KS, Nudo RJ, Nazzaro JM, Arnold PM, Cheney PD. Recovery of forelimb motor function following complete lesions of rostral motor cortex in macaque monkeys. Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA, October, 2014.
  • Nazzaro JM, Pahwa R, Lyons KE. Delayed symptomatic brain edema following DBS lead implantation for Parkinson's disease. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Los Angelis, CA, April, 2017.
  • Miller C, Lyons KE, Nazzaro J, Arnold P, Pahwa R. Gender differences in presentation and outcomes for patients undergoing DBS for Essential Tremor. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Los Angelis, CA, April, 2017.
  • Mingbunjerdsuk P, Hegazy M, Ulloa C, Camarata P, Nazzaro J, Leever J. Seizure freedom solely with resection of sphenoid wing temporal encephalocele in patient with proven independent hippocampal seizures. 10th International Epilepsy Colloquium, Miami, FL, June, 2017.
  • Alonso-Labori E, Landazuri P, Camarata P, Pearson C, Hammond N, Nazzaro J, Ulloa C, Uysal U. The renewal of an urban epilepsy surgery program. American Epilepsy Society, Washington D.C. December 1-5, 2017.

Local and Regional Poster Presentations

  • Klemp JA, Onyszchuk G, Nazzaro JM. In vitro heating of deep brain stimulation leads during 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2008.
  • Nazzaro JM, Onyszchuk G, Brooks WM, Mayo MS, Cook-Wiens G, Klemp JA. In vivo deep brain stimulation electrode heating during 3T MRI. Base configuration characterization. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2009.
  • Nazzaro JM, Onyszchuk G, Mayo MS, Brooks WM, Cook-Wiens G, Klemp JA. Deep brain stimulation hardware configurations affect brain electrode heating during 3T MRI. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2009.
  • Nazzaro JM, Klemp JA, Ridings LW, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Novak P. The effect of subthalamic nucleus high frequency stimulation on the contralateral subthalamic nucleus in human. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2009.
  • Kelly B, Seecharan D, Roop L, McClain E, Delzell J, Tsue T, Nazzaro J. Application of a two service apprenticeship model in neurosurgery: effects on index case logs, work hours, and patient continuity of follow-up care. Annual Residents, Postdocs and Fellows Research Day, KUMC, KS, KC, May, 2011.
  • Nazzaro JM, Lyons KE, Pahwa R. The impact of bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, November, 2011.
  • Nazzaro JM, Klemp JA, Brooks WM, Cook-Wiens G, Mayo MS, Van Acker III GM, Lyons KE, and Cheney PD. Single- versus dual-channel deep brain stimulation lead-contact heating during 3T MRI. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, October, 2013.
  • Lele A, Wilson D, Thomas-Dodson S, Nazzaro J, Chalise P. Blood pressure measurement in neurocritical care patients. A cross sectional study. Annual Faculty Research Day, KUMC, Kansas City, KS, October, 2013.
  • Soliman HM, Seecharan DJ, Zhang H, Edwards IJ, McNeal DW, Morecraft RJ, Darling WG, Ge J, Stilwell-Morecraft KS, Nudo RJ, Nazzaro JM, Arnold PM, Cheney PD. Recovery of forelimb motor function following complete lesions of rostral motor cortex in macaque monkeys. Annual Residents, Postdocs and Fellows Research Day, KUMC, KS, KC, May, 2014.
  • Jack MM, Yekzaman BR, Gattozzi DA, Gorup J, Nazzaro JM. Intraoperative computerized monitoring of patients during deep brain stimulation surgery. Annual Residents, Postdocs, and Fellows Research Forum, Kansas City, KS, April 2018.

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Last modified: Mar 21, 2019

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