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

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Neurosurgery

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801 Spruce Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-6700
Fax: 215-829-3605
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

Davis Howard S, Agarwal A, Delgado K, Rodriguez Caceres E, Joshi D, Marcotte P, Ozturk A, Petrov D, Schuster J, Welch W, Malhotra N, Ali Z: "Opioid Disposal Rates After Spine Surgery" Surgical Neurology International Page: 183, September 2021.

Burrell JC, Bhatnagar D, Brown DP, Murthy NS, Dutton J, Browne KD, Laimo FA, Ali ZS, Rosen JM, Kaplan HM, Kohn J, Cullen DK: Tyrosine-derived polycarbonate nerve guidance tubes elicit proregenerative extracellular matrix deposition when used to bridge segmental nerve defects in swine. J Biomed Mater Res A 109(7): 1183-1195, Jul 2021.

Katiyar KS, Burrell JC, Laimo FA, Browne KD, Bianchi JR, Walters A, Ayares DL, Smith DH, Ali ZS, Ledebur HC, Cullen DK: Biomanufacturing of Axon-Based Tissue Engineered Nerve Grafts Using Porcine GalSafe Neurons. Tissue Eng Part A Apr 2021.

Agarwal AK, Lee D, Ali Z, Sennett B, Xiong R, Hemmons J, Spencer E, Abdel-Rahman D, Kleinman R, Lacko H, Horan A, Dooley M, Hume E, Mehta S, Delgado MK: Patient-Reported Opioid Consumption and Pain Intensity After Common Orthopedic and Urologic Surgical Procedures With Use of an Automated Text Messaging System. JAMA Netw Open 4(3), Mar 2021.

Agarwal AK, Ali ZS, Sennett B, Xiong R, Hemmons J, Spencer E, Lacko H, Hume E, Mehta S, Delgado MK: An Automated Text Messaging Program to Inform Postoperative Opioid Prescribing. NEJM Catalyst 2(3), Mar 2021.

Wilson TJ, Hamrick F, Alzahrani S, Dibble CF, Koduri S, Pendleton C, Saleh S, Ali ZS, Mahan MA, Midha R, Ray WZ, Yang LJ, Zager EL, Spinner RJ: Analysis of the effect of intraoperative neuromonitoring during resection of benign nerve sheath tumors on gross-total resection and neurological complications. J Neurosurg 12: 1-10, Feb 2021.

Flanders TM, Ifrach J, Sinha S, Joshi DS, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Pessoa R, Kallan MJ, Fleisher LA, Ashburn MA, Maloney E, Welch WC, Ali ZS: Reduction of Postoperative Opioid Use After Elective Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Using an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program. Pain Med 21(12): 3283-3291, Dec 2020.

Maggiore JC, Burrell JC, Browne KD, Katiyar KS, Laimo FA, Ali ZS, Kaplan HM, Rosen JM, Cullen DK: Tissue engineered axon-based "living scaffolds" promote survival of spinal cord motor neurons following peripheral nerve repair. J Tissue Eng Regen Med 14(12), Dec 2020.

Ifrach J, Basu R, Joshi DS, Flanders TM, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Pessoa R, Kallan MJ, Maloney E, Welch WC, Ali ZS: Efficacy of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathway in Elderly Patients Undergoing Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 197, Oct 2020.

Burrell J, Browne K, Dutton JL, Laimo F, Das S, Brown DP, Roberts S, Petrov D, Ali ZS, Ledebur HC, Rosen JM, Kaplan HM, Wolf JA, Smith DH, Chen I, Cullen KD, : "A Porcine Model of Peripheral Nerve Injury Enabling Ultra-Long Regenerative Distances: Surgical Approach, Recovery Kinetics, and Clinical Relevance" Neurosurgery 87(4): 833-846, Sept 2020.

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