Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD

Professor and Director
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

External Appointments

Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Program Director, Neurological Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Vice President and Medical Director, Neurological Institute
University Hospitals

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. 2014 Apr;36(4):E10. doi: 10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS13554.

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. 2015 Aug;7(8):614-8. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2014-011249. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

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. 2015 Jun;7(6):431-7. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2014-011135. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

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. 2014 Sep;37(3):E16. doi: 10.3171/2014.6.FOCUS14178.

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. 2014 Sep;45(9):2808-10. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006519. Epub 2014 Jul 31.

Seicean A, Alan N, Seicean S, Selman WR, Bambakidis NC. Risks associated with preoperative anemia and perioperative blood transfusion in open surgery for intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul;123(1):91-100. doi: 10.3171/2014.10.JNS14551. Epub 2015 Apr 10.

Zhao J, Xu F, Ren J, Manjila S, Bambakidis NC. Dural arteriovenous fistulas at the craniocervical junction: a systematic review.  J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Jun;8(6):648-53. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011775. Epub 2015 Jun 3.

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. 2015 Apr 30;10(4):e0124657. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124657. eCollection 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. 2015 Jul-Aug;39(4):677-81. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.01.012. Epub 2015 Jan 20.

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. 2015 Nov-Dec;25(6):1044-6. doi: 10.1111/jon.12223. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

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. New York, NY: Theime Medical Publishers; 2015.

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.

Education

Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
1997

Residency

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