Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD

Professor and Director
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Cerebrovascular Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Spine Surgery

External Appointments

Neurological Institute Director
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Neurological Surgery Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Wright JM, Huang CL, Sharma R, Manjila S, Dabb B, Bambakidis NC. Cardiac standstill and circulatory flow arrest in surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms: A historical review. Neurosurg Focus 36(4): E10; 2014

Duan Y, Blackham K, Nelson J, Selman W, Bambakidis NC. Analysis of short-term total hospital costs and current primary cost drivers of coiling versus clipping for unruptured intracranial aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg June 2014

Alan N, Seicean A, Seicean S, Selman WR, Bambakidis NC. Impact of age on 30-day postoperative outcome of surgery for ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg April (24); 2014

Xu F, Zhong J, Ray A, Manjila S, Bambakidis NC. Stereotactic radiosurgery with and without embolization for intracranial arteriovenous malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Focus; 37(3): E16; 2014

Bambakidis NC, Cockroft KM, Hirsch JA, Connolly ES, Amin-Hanjani S, Meyers PM, Friedlander RM. The case against a randomized trial of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ARUBA): misinterpretation of a flawed study. Stroke 45(9); 2808-10, 2014

Seicean A, Alan N, Seicean S, Selman WR, Bambakidis NC. Risk associated with preoperative anemia and perioperative blood transfusion in open surgery for intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurg 123(1):91-100, 2015

Zhao J, Xu F, Ren J, Manjila S, Bambakidis NC.  Dural arteriovenous fistulas at the craniocervical junction: a systematic review.  J Neurinterv Surg. (in press – 2015)

Jin Y, Raviv N, Barnett A, Bambakidis NC, Filichia E, Luo Y.  The shh signaling pathway is upregulated in multiple cell types in cortical ischemia and influences the outcome of stroke in an animal model.  PLoS One 10(4):2015

Garg V, Manjila S, Corriveau M, Bambakidis NC, Sunshine JL.  Cervical dural arteriovenous malformation and large epidural venous varices in a rare adult presentation of congenital vascular bone syndrome.  Clin Imaging  39(4):677-81, 2015

Blackham KA, Kim BS, Jung RS, Badve C, Manjila S, Sila CA, Bambakidis NC.  In vivo characterization of carotid neointimal hyperplasia by use of optical coherence tomography: Before and after cutting balloon angioplasty.  J Neuroimaging  (in press – 2015)

Book Chapters

Bambakidis NC, Wilson J, Hu Y, Selman WR. Intraoperative Cerebral Protection. In Youmans (ed.): Neurosurgery 3rd Ed. 2011

Bambakidis NC, Spetzler RF, Dickman CA. Brief overview of surgical approaches to the craniovertebral junction. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:263-265.

Garrett M, Bambakidis NC, Spetzler RF. Stereotactic methods of localization and image-guided surgery. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:266-276.

Dickman CA, Spetzler RF, Sonntag VKH, Bambakidis NC, Apostolides PJ. Transoral approach to the craniovertebral junction. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:277-289.

Bambakidis NC, Megerian CA, Spetzler RF. The far-lateral approach and its variations. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:350-361

Bambakidis NC, Hart DJ, Dickman CA. Posterior atlantoaxial screw fixation. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:493-502.

Bambakidis NC, Hart DJ, Dickman CA. Occipitocervical fixation. In: Bambakidis NC, Dickman CA, Spetzler RJ, Sonntag VKH, eds. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2013:503-513.

Bambakidis NC, Nelson JT, Selman WR. Cerebral protection. In: Aminoff MJ, ed. Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Penn: Elsevier Inc.; 2013. 

Chowdhry SA, Bambakidis NC, Nehamkin S, Selman WR. Specific electrophysiologic monitoring strategies for temporary clip application in cerebrovascular surgery. In: Loftus CM, Biller J, Baron EM, eds. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical Publ; 2014:103 – 113

Ostergard T, Bambakidis NC. Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: ICH for MOC. In: Harbaugh R, Bendok B, Siddiqui A, eds. Maintenance of Certification For Neurological Surgeons (working title). New York, NY: Theime Medical Publishers; 2015. In press.

Bambakidis NC, Smith G, Raviv N. Surgical Management of Petrous Meningiomas. In: Chang S and Veeravagu A, eds. Current Management of Central Nervous System Meningiomas. Nova Publications; 2015. In press.

Education

Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
1997

Residency

Intern, General Surgery
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals
Resident, Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals
Fellow, Spinal Neurosurgery
Barrow Neurological Institute
Fellow, Cerebrovascular Surgery
Barrow Neurological Institute