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

Das S, Browne KD, Laimo FA, Maggiore JC, Hilman MC, Kaisaier H, Aguilar CA, Ali ZS, Mourkioti F, Cullen DK: Pre-innervated tissue-engineered muscle promotes a pro-regenerative microenvironment following volumetric muscle loss. Commun Biol 3: 330, June 2020.

Katiyar KS, Struzyna LA, Morand JP, Burrell JC, Clements B, Laimo FA, Browne KD, Kohn J, Ali Z, Ledebur HC, Smith DH, Cullen DK: Tissue Engineered Axon Tracts Serve as Living Scaffolds to Accelerate Axonal Regeneration and Functional Recovery Following Peripheral Nerve Injury in Rats. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 8: 492, May 2020.

Caplan IF, Sinha S, Osiemo B, McClintock S, Schuster J, Smith, H, Glauser G, Sharma N, Ozturk AK, Ali ZSA, Malhotra NR: The Utility of Cervical Spine Bracing As a Postoperative Adjunct to Multilevel Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Int J Spine Surg 14(2): 151-7, April 2020.

Malhotra N, Zadnik P, Albayer A, Ramayya A, McShane B, Marcotte P, Ali Z, Chen I, M.Burhan J, Saifi C, Schuster J, Jones J, Ozturk A, : "Association of spinal instability due to metastatic disease with increased mortality and an proposed clinical pathway for treatment" Journal of Neurosurgery February 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 2020.

Hitti F, McShane B, Yang A, Rinehart C, Albayar A, Branche M, Yolcu YU, Ali ZS, Schuster J, Ozturk AK: Predictors of Neurological Outcome Following Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma. Cureus 11(12), Dec 2019.

Flanders TM, Joshi DS, Maloney E, Pessoa R, Rupich K, Kallan MJ, Ozturk AK, Malhotra NR, Marcotte PJ, Grady MS, MD, Welch WC, Ali ZS: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Reduces Postoperative Opioid Use in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Spinal Surgery Poster Presentation at The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA October 2019 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Ali ZS: CNS Case of the Month: 28-year old with gunshot wound to right upper extremity The Congress of Neurological Surgeons September 2019.

Glauser G, Ali ZS, Gardiner D, Ramayya AG, Pessoa R, Grady MS, Welch WC, Zager EL, Sim E, Haughey V, Wells B, Restuccia M, Tait G, Fala G, Malhotra NR: Assessing the utility of an IoS application in the perioperative care of spine surgery patients: the NeuroPath Pilot study. Mhealth 5: 40, September 2019.

Ali ZS, Ifrach J, Zager EL: CNS Nexus case: 28-year-old with gunshot wound to right upper extremity The Congress of Neurological Surgeons September 2019.

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