Zarina S. Ali, M.D., M.S.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Attending physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending physician, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Penn Nerve Center, Penn Medicine University City
Chief of Neurosurgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Neurosurgery Quality Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Neurosurgery

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3737 Market Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-294-9494
Fax: 215-222-8646
BS (Neuroscience )
University of Rochester, 2004.
MS (Neurobiology and Anatomy)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2007.
MD (Medicine)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Borja AJ, Karsalia R, Chauhan D, Gallagher RS, Malhotra EG, Punchak MA, Jianbo N, McClintock SD, Marcotte PJ, Yoon JW, Ali ZS, Malhotra NR: Association Between Race and Short-Term Outcomes Across 3988 Consecutive Single-Level Spinal Fusions. Neurosurgery Feb 2024.

Agarwal AK, Xiong R, Ebert J, Shofer F, Spencer E, Lee D, Ali Z, Delagado KM: Identifying Patient Characteristics Associated With Opioid Use to Inform Surgical Pain Management. Annals of Surgery Open 4(4), Dec 2023.

Miranda SP, Chauhan D, Nguyen J, Zager EL, Ali ZS: Common Peroneal Nerve Decompression for Slimmer’s Palsy: A Case Series with Intraoperative Stimulation. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting 2023, Washington, DC Sep 2023 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Miranda SP, Sullivan PZ, Albayar A, Ramayya AG, Blue R, Ali ZS, Malhotra N, Marcotte P, Yoon J, Saifi C, Welch WC, Schuster J, Ozturk AK: Preoperative Predictors of Survival in Patients With Spinal Metastatic Disease. International Journal of Spine Surgery 17(4): 557-563, Aug 2023.

Ali ZS, Albayar A, Nguyen J, Gallagher RS, Borja AJ, Kallan MJ, Maloney E, Marcotte PJ, Dematteo RP, Malhotra NR: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery on Patients Undergoing Elective Spine Surgery. Annals of Surgery 278(3): 408-416, June 2023.

Santangelo G, Wathen C, Macaluso D, Dagli MM, Ali ZS, Malhotra NR, Casper DS, Spadola M, Ghenbot Y, Thakkar K, Maze G, Welch WC, Ozturk AK: Comparison of Single-Level Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Radiculopathy. International Journal of Spine Surgery 17(3): 418-425, Jun 2023.

Pisapia JM, Adeclat G, Roberts S, Li YR, Ali Z, Heuer GG, Zager EL: Tumors of the brachial plexus region: A 15-year experience with emphasis on motor and pain outcomes and literature review. Surgical Neurology International 14: 162, May 2023.

Chauhan D, Ahmad HS, Subtirelu R, Mannam S, Turlip R, Byran K, Bathula S, Ghenbot Y, Yang A, Wang M, Basil G, Ali ZS, Yoon JW: Defining the minimal clinically important difference in smartphone-based mobility after spine surgery: correlation of survey questionnaire to mobility data. Journal of Neurosurgery 39(3): 427-423, May 2023.

Miranda SP, Nguyen J, Gu BJ, Ali ZS, Zager EL: Allograft nerve repair to prevent sensorimotor loss after nerve sheath tumor resection. Journal of Neurosurgical Focus: Video 8(1): V16, Jan 2023.

Miranda SP, Nguyen J, Salwi S, Zager EL, Ali ZS: Oberlin transfer for C5-6 palsy after posterior cervical spine surgery. Journal of Neurosurgical Focus: Video 8(1): V5, Jan 2023.

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