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Ramani Balu, MD/PhD

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
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York,NY, 2008-2009.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
Fellow in Neurocritical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2014.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN) - Neurology, 2012.
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) - Neurocritical Care, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neurocritical Care
Cardiac Arrest
Traumatic Brain Injury
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
Patch Clamp Methods
Cerebral Autoregulation
Biology of the Neurovascular Unit
Synaptic Plasticity

Selected Publications

Balu R, Kim J: Epileptiform activity following TBI predicts later epilepsy. Neurocritical Care Society Podcast August 2018.

Balu R, Oddo M: Early prediction of coma recovery after cardiac arrest with blinded pupillometry. Neurocritical Care Society Podcast April 2018.

Balu R, Siegler J: Teaching through clinical cases: the unconscious patient. BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast February 2018.

Balu R, Izzy S: Revisiting grade 3 diffuse axonal injury. Neurocritical Care Society Podcast February 2018.

He L, Baker WB, Milej D, Kavuri VC, Mesquita RC, Busch DR, Abramson K, Jiang JY, Diop M, St Lawrence K, Amendolia O, Quattrone F, Balu R, Kofke WA, Yodh AG: Noninvasive continuous optical monitoring of absolute cerebral blood flow in critically ill adults. Neurophotonics 5, 2018.

Parthasarathy AB, Gannon KP, Baker WB, Favilla C, Balu R, Kasner SE, Yodh AG, Detre JA, Mullen MT: Dynamic autoregulation of cerebral blood flow measured non-invasively with fast diffuse correlation spectroscopy. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2018.

Balu R, McCracken L, Lancaster E, Graus F, Dalmau J, Titulaer MJ: A score that predicts one-year functional status in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis patients. Neurology 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Ellis CA, McClelland AC, Mohan S, Kuo E, Kasner SE, Zhang C, Khankhanian P, Balu R: Cerebrospinal fluid in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: implications of elevated protein and pleocytosis The Neurohospitalist 2018.

Busch DR, Balu R, Baker WB, Guo W, He L, Diop M, Milej D, Kavuri V, Amendolia O, St Lawrence K, Yodh AG, Kofke WA: Detection of brain hypoxia based on noninvasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow with diffuse correlation spectroscopy. Neurocritical Care 2018.

George G, Patel N, Jang C, Wheeler D, Yaddanapudi SS, Dissin J, Balu R, Rangaswami J: Proteinuria Predicts Resistance to Antiplatelet Therapy in Ischemic Stroke. Transl Stroke Res 2018.

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