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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
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.
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

Neurocritical Care
Cardiac Arrest
Traumatic Brain Injury
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
Patch Clamp Methods
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.

Weinstein J, Mallela AM, Abella BS, Levine JM, Balu R: Excellent neurologic recovery after prolonged coma in a cardiac arrest patient with multiple poor prognostic indicators. Resuscitation 113: e11-e12, 2017.

Balu R, Weinstein J, Mallela A, Abella BS, Levine JM: Reply to: Accurate neuroprognostication in cardiac arrest survivors: Details matter! Resuscitation 115: e5-e6, 2017.

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.

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.

Rajagopalan S, Balu R, Baker W, Abella B, Kofke WA: Using invasive monitoring of intracranial physiology to guide therapy for patients with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury receiving targeted temperature management. 6th International Hypothermia and Temperature Management Symposium 2016.

Baker W, Parthasarathy AB, Gannon KP, Kavuri V, Mullen MT, Busch DR, Yodh AG, Balu R, Kofke WA: Noninvasive monitoring of critical closing pressure with near-infrared light. Neurocritical Care Society 2016.

Rajagopalan S, Baker W, Young B, Kofke WA, Balu R: Invasive multimodality monitoring of cerebral physiology to guide therapy in hypoxic ischemic brain injury. Neurocritical Care Society 2016.

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