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Ramani Balu, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Instructor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Education:
BS (Biology)
Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998.
MSE (Biomedical Engineering)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000.
MD/PhD (Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD))
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York,NY, 2008-2009.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
Fellow in Neurocritical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2014.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN) - Neurology, 2012.
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) - Neurocritical Care, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neurology
Neurocritical Care
Cardiac Arrest
Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Autoimmune Encephalitis
Central Nervous System Infections
Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Medical Diseases

Description of Research Expertise

Cellular Neurophysiology
Systems Neuroscience
Cerebrovascular Physiology
Optical Imaging
Fluorescence Microscopy
Electrophysiology
Patch Clamp Methods
Neuroimmunology
Inflammation
Cerebral Autoregulation
Biology of the Neurovascular Unit
Synaptic Plasticity

Selected Publications

Abdullah KG, Li Y, Agarwal P, Nayak NR, Thawani JP, Balu R, Lucas TH: Long term utility and complication profile of open craniotomy for biopsy in patients with idiopathic encephalitis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 37, 2017 Notes: in press.

Baker WB, Parthasarathy AB, Gannon KP, Kavuri VC, Busch DR, Abramson K, He L, Mesquita RC, Mullen MT, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Licht DJ, Balu R, Kofke WA, Yodh AG: Noninvasive optical monitoring of critical closing pressure and arteriole compliance in human subjects. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2017.

Cruz-Navarro J, Kofke WA, Balu R: Characteristic physiological and neurochemical changes that signal the onset of brain death. Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical Care 2017.

Parthasarathy AB, Gannon KP, Baker WB, Favilla C, Balu R, Kasner SE, Yodh AG, Detre JA, Mullen MT: Dynamic autoregulation of cerebral blood flow measured non-invasively with fast diffuse correlation spectroscopy. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism in review, 2017.

He L, Baker WB, Kavuri VC, Busch DR, Diop M, Milej D, St Lawrence K, Olivia Amendolia, Quattrone F, Frangos S, Maloney-Wilensky E, Mahanna EG, Balu R, Kofke WA, Yodh AG: Noninvasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism with near-infrared light in brain-injured patients. Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical CAre 2017.

Rajagopalan S, Baker W, Mahanna-Gabrielli E, Kofke WA, Balu R: Identifying distinct physiological states after acute brain injury using automated cluster analysis. Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress 2017.

George G, Patel N, Jang C, Wheeler D, Yaddanapudi SS, Dissin J, Balu R, Rangaswami J: Proteinuria Predicts Resistance to Antiplatelet Therapy in Ischemic Stroke. Transl Stroke Res 2017.

Sinha S, Hudgins ED, Schuster J, Balu R: Unraveling the complexities of invasive multi-modality neuromonitoring. Neurosurgical Focus 2017 Notes: Accepted.

Cruz-Navarro J, Kofke WA, Balu R: Physiological and neurochemical changes that signal the onset of brain death. Neurocritical Care Society 2017.

Gill R, Ellis C, McClelland A, Mohan S, Balu R: Outcomes and disease severity in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with atypical imaging findings. Neurocritical Care Society 2017.

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