Ramani Balu, MD/PhD

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Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Education:
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.
MTR (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neurology
Neurocritical Care
Cardiac Arrest
Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke
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
Electrophysiology
Patch Clamp Methods
Neuroimmunology
Inflammation
Cerebral Autoregulation
Biology of the Neurovascular Unit
Synaptic Plasticity

Selected Publications

Balu R, Abella B: Post cardiac arrest care: five of the most common issues. Neurocritical Care Society Podcast October 2019.

Balu R, Teran F: The importance of neurologic monitoring post-arrest. Penn TTM Academy Podcast June 2019.

Balu R, Moseby-Knappe M: Neurofilament light for neuroprognostication after cardiac arrest. Neurocritical Care Society Podcast May 2019.

Kofke WA, Rajagopalan S, Ayubcha D, Balu R, Cruz-Navarro J, Manatpon P, Mahanna-Gabrielli E: Defining a taxonomy of intracranial hypertension: is ICP more than just a number? Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology 2019.

Forti RM, Favilla CG, Cochran JM, Baker WB, Detre JA, Kasner SE, Mullen MT, Messé SR, Kofke WA, Balu R, Kung D, Pukenas BA, Sedora-Roman NI, Hurst RW, Choudhri OA, Mesquita RC, Yodh AG: Transcranial optical monitoring of cerebral hemodynamics in acute stroke patients during mechanical thrombectomy. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2019.

Baker WB, Balu R, He L, Kavuri VC, Busch DR, Amendolia O, Quattrone F, Frangos S, Maloney-Wilensky E, Abramson K, Mahanna Gabrielli E, Yodh AG, Andrew Kofke W: Continuous non-invasive optical monitoring of cerebral blood flow and oxidative metabolism after acute brain injury. Journal of Cerebral Blood flow and Metabolism 2019.

Shuttleworth CW, Andrew RD, Akbari Y, Ayata C, Balu R, Brennan KC, Boutelle M, Carlson AP, Dreier JP, Fabricius M, Farkas E, Foreman B, Helbok R, Henninger N, Jewell SL, Jones SC, Kirov SA, Lindquist BE, Maciel CB, Okonkwo D, Reinhart KM, Robertson RM, Rosenthal ES, Watanabe T, Hartings JA: Which spreading depolarizations are deleterious to brain tissue? Neurocritical Care 2019.

Milej D, He L, Abdalmalak A, Baker WB, Anazodo UC, Diop M, Dolui S, Kavuri VC, Pavlosky W, Wang L, Balu R, Detre JA, Amendolia O, Quattrone F, Kofke WA, Yodh AG, St Lawrence K: Quantification of cerebral blood flow in adults by contrast-enhanced near infrared spectroscopy: validation against MRI. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2019.

Zhou X, Rasheed I-Y, Abella B, Kofke WA, Balu R: Differential impact of fever and hypothermia on cerebrovascular pressure reactivity. Neurocritical Care Society 2019.

Helbok R, Hartings JA, Schiefecker A, Balança B, Jewel S, Foreman B, Ercole A, Balu R, Ayata C, Ngwenya L, Rosenthal E, Boutelle MG, Farkas E, Dreier JP, Fabricius M, Shuttleworth CW, Carlson A: What should a clinician do when spreading depolarizations are observed in a patient? Neurocritical Care 2019.

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Last updated: 11/01/2019
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