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

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending physician, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending physician, Hospital of the 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
Department: Neurosurgery

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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

Howard SD, Montgomery CT, Xu C, Mansour M, Nguyen J, Ali ZS, Aysola J: Post-Operative Neurosurgery Outcomes by Race/ethnicity among Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) participants. Poster Presentation at the Academy Health Annual Research Conference 2022 Washington, DC June 2022 Notes: Poster Presentation

Agarwal AK, Lee D, Ali Z, Wu Y, Cognilio M, Uritsky T, Delgado MK: Effect of Mailing an At-home Disposal Kit on Unused Opioid Disposal After Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open 5(5), May 2022.

Lee D, Agarwal A, Ali Z, Xiong R, Spencer E, Hemmons J, Delgado MK : Real-time Measurement of Patient Reported Outcomes and Opioid Use Following Urologic Procedures Using Automated Text Messaging J Urology 201: e523, May 2022.

Agarwal AK, Ali ZA, Shofer F, Xiong R, Hemmons J, Spencer E, Abdel-Rahman D, Sennett B, Delgado MK: Testing Digital Methods of Patient-Reported Outcomes Data Collection: Prospective Cluster Randomized Trial to Test SMS Text Messaging and Mobile Surveys. JMIR Form Res 6(3), March 2022.

Burrell JC, Das S, Laimo FA, Katiyar KS, Browne KD, Shultz RB, Tien VJ, Vu PT, Petrov D, Ali ZS, Rosen JM, Cullen KD: Engineered neuronal microtissue provides exogenous axons for delayed nerve fusion and rapid neuromuscular recovery in rats. Bioactive Materials 18: 339-353, March 2022.

Punchak MA, Agarwal AK, Joshi D, Xiong R, Malhotra NR, Marcotte PJ, Ozturk A, Petrov D, Schuster J, Welch W, Delgado KM, Ali Z: Understanding the Natural History of Postoperative Pain and Patient-Reported Opioid Consumption After Elective Spine and Nerve Surgeries With an Automated Text Messaging System. Neurosurgery Jan 2022.

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.

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