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Hrayr Shahinian MD, FACS Curriculum Vitae and Experience - Skull Base Institute

 Hrayr Shahinian MD, FACS

Current Appointment
Director, Skull Base Institute
Pituitary Center; Facial Pain, Spasm, and Paralysis Center;
Minimally Invasive Skull Base and Brain Tumor Program

Office Address
Skull Base Institute
8635 West Third Street
Suite 1170W
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 691-8888
Fax: (310) 691-8877
Website:www.skullbaseinstitute.com

The Skull Base Foundation
The Skull Base Foundation is a (501-C-3) non-profit entity dedicated to advancing research in minimally invasive skull base surgical techniques. Research that is currently being conducted in collaboration with Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory under Task Plan 82-11807. The Foundation also serves to provide financial assistance to underprivileged individuals who require skull base surgery.
Website:www.skullbasefoundation.org

Citizenship
The United States of America

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Education and Training
Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellow, Craniofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1994
  • Fellow, Skull Base Surgery, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 1993-1994
  • Fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1991-1993
  • Resident, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 1986-1991
  • Research Associate Department of Surgery The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1985-1986
Degrees
  • Faculty of Medicine, The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; Pritzker Medical School, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1985, Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, Dean's Honor List, Med. I, II, III, IV
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, June 1981, Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Dean's Honor List 1979, 1980, 1981

Certification and Licensure

  • American Board of Surgery, 37731, 1992; Recertified: 2003
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1996
  • Medical License, New York, 184685
  • Medical License, California, A060898

Professional Experience
Previous Appointments

  • Director, Cedars-Sinai Skull Base Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-2004; Co-Director, The Pituitary Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-2004
  • Director, Skull Base Institute, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 1995-1996
  • Co-Director, Skull Base Institute, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 1994-1995
Academic Appointments
  • Chief of Service, Division of Skull Base Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-2004
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery, Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 1994-1996
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery , New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1994-1996
  • Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY, 1994-1996

RESEARCH & CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Grants

  1. In utero alteration of the craniofacial skeleton using a fetal sheep model, IDC grant number: 431-9213J
  2. Regulation of brain glucose metabolism in a sheep model, IDC grant number: 431-9247J
  3. Pituitary cell transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IACUC number: 715
  4. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IACUC number: 801
  5. Endoscopic Cranial Nerve Decompression, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IRB grant number 3222
  6. Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IRB grant number 2824
  7. Fetal Pituitary Transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IACUC number 894
  8. Fetal Pituitary Transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, IACUC number 705
  9. Remote Manipulator with Eyeballs, NASA task plan number 82-11807

Clinical Trials
A prospective, 14-center, six-month, 80-patient study of newly diagnosed or previously untreated patients with acromegaly and a pituitary macroadenoma, randomized to Sandostatin LAR Depot or transsphenoidal surgery.

NASA Space Act Agreement 82-11807
Advanced Miniaturized Robotic Surgical Instruments

Patents

  1. Selective Cerebral Perfusion Device
  2. Remote Manipulator with Eyeballs
  3. Multi-Angle & Rear Viewing Endoscopic Tool (Marvel)
  4. Miniature stereo endoscope with single chip
  5. System, Methods and Apparatus for Cerebral Protection

Publications
Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Michelassi F, Shahinian HK, Ferguson MK: Effects of Leukotrienes B4, C4 and D4 on Rat Mesenteric Microcirculation. Journal of Surgical Research. 1987; 42:475-482.
  2. Ramadan HH, Hamdan US, Samara MA, Shahinian HK: Penetrating Neck Injuries During the Lebanese War: AUBMC Experience Laryngoscope. 1987; 97(8 pt1):975-977.
  3. Shahinian HK, Ferguson MK, Michelassi F: Effects of Histamine and Histamine Receptor Antagonists on Rat Mesenteric Microcirculation. Journal of Surgical Research. 1987; 42:703-707.
  4. Ferguson MK, Shahinian HK, Michelassi F: Lymphatic Smooth Muscle Responses to Leurkotriene, Histamine and Platelet Activating Factor. Journal of Surgical Research. 1988; 44:172-177.
  5. Shahinian HK, Sciadini M, Stinger D, Reynolds V: Tubular Adenoma of the Main Pancreatic Duct. Archives of Surgery. 1992; 12(10):1254-1255.
  6. Biro P, Shahinian HK: Management of Difficult Intubation Caused by Lingual Tonsillar Hyperplasia. Anesth. Analg. 1994; 79:389.
  7. Diasio RB, Lu Z, Zhang R, Shahinian HK: Fluoropyrimidine Catabolism. Cancer Treat Research. 1995; 78:71-93.
  8. Manzione JV, Shahinian HK: Interventional Neuroradiology and Skull Base Surgery. The Radiology Letter. 1995; 1-3.
  9. Shahinian HK, Dornier C, Fisch U: Parapharyngeal Space Tumors: The Infratemporal Fossa Approach. Skull Base Surgery. 1995; 2(5):73-81.
  10. Zhang R, Yan J, Shahinian HK, Amin G, Lu Z, Liu T, Saag MS, Jiang Z, Temsamani J, Martin RR: Pharmacokinetics of an Anti-human Immunodeficiency Virus Antisense Oligodeoxynucleotide Phosphorothioate (GEM 91) in HIV-Infected Subjects. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1995; 58(1):44-53.
  11. Shahinian HK,Jaekle R, Suh RH, Jarrahy R, Aguilar VC, Soojian M: Obstetrical Factors, Governing the Etiopathogenesis of Lamboid Syntosis. Am J. Perinato. 1998; 15(5):281-286.
  12. Shahinian HK, Suh RH, Jarrahy R: Combined Infratemporal Fossa and Transfacial Approach to Excising Massive Tumors. ENT Journal. 1999; 78(5):350-356.
  13. Jarrahy R, Suh R, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: An In Vivo Model for Transnasal Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy. J Lap & Adv Surg Tech. 1999; 9(2):211-219.
  14. Jarrahy R, Suh R, Shahinian HK: Viability and Functionality of Human Fetal Pituitary Cells Transplanted into Hypophysectomized Rats. Skull Base Surgery. 1999; 9(Sup.1):15-16.
  15. Jarrahy R, Young J, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery I: A New Animal Model for Pituitary Surgery. J Invest Surg. 1999; 12:289-294.
  16. Jarrahy R, Young J, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery II: A New Animal Model for Surgery of the Posterior Fossa. J Invest Surg. 1999; 12:335-339.
  17. Levine JP, Bradley JP, Longaker MT, Shahinian HK: Nasal Expansion in the Fetal Lamb: A First Step Toward Management of Cleft Nasal Deformity in Utero. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 1999; 103(3):1-12.
  18. Mathiasen RA, Jarrahy R, Cha ST, Bonert VK, Shahinian HK: Pituitary Lymphoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Pituitary. 1999; 4:283-287.
  19. Bradly JP, Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Rowe NM, Longaker MT: Growth Restriction of Cranial Sutures in the Fetal Lamb Causes Deformational Changes, Not Craniosynostosis. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2000; 105:2416-2423.
  20. Cha ST, Mathiasen RA, Jarrahy R, Suh R, Shahinian HK: Cerebellopontine Angle Metastasis from Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid: Case Report and Literature Review. Surgical Neurology. 2000; 54(4):320-326.
  21. Jarrahy R, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Assessment of the Efficacy of Endoscopy in Pituitary Adenoma Resection. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2000; 126(12):1487-1490.
  22. Jarrahy R, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Endoscope-Assisted Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 2000; 123(3):218-223.
  23. Jarrahy R, Cha ST, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Endoscopic Transglabellar Approach to the Anterior Fossa and Paranasal Sinuses. J Craniofac Surg. 2000; 11(5):412-417.
  24. Jarrahy R, Cha ST, Mathiasen RA, Shahinian HK: Congenital Teratoma of the Oropharyngeal Cavity with Intracranial Extension: Case Report and Literature Review. J Craniofac Surg. 2000; 11(2):106-112.
  25. Jarrahy R, Shahinian HK: Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors. Pituitary. 2000; 3(1):1-4.
  26. Maheshwari HG, Prezant TR, Herman-Bonert V, Shahinian HK, Kovacs K, Melmed S: Long-acting Peptidomimergic Control of Gigantism Caused by Pituitary Acidophilic Stem Cell Adenoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000; 85(9):3409-3416.
  27. Shahinian HK: Minimally Invasive Procedure Offering Benefits for Tumor Treatment. Laparoscopic Surgery Update. 2000; 8(11):121-131.
  28. Eby J, Cha ST, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Vascular Decompression of the Facial Nerve for Hemifacial Spasm. Skull Base Surgery. 2001; 11(3):189-197.
  29. Jarrahy R, Cha ST, Shahinian HK: Retained Foreign Body in the Orbit and Cavernous Sinus with Delayed Presentation of Superior Orbital Fissure Syndrome. J Craniofac Surg. 2001; 12(1):82-86.
  30. Mathiasen, RA, Eby JB, Jarrahy R, Marguilies DR, Shahinian HK: A Dedicated Craniofacial and Skull Base Trauma Team Improves Efficiency and Reduces Cost. Journal of Surg Research. 2001; 97(2):138-143.
  31. Cha ST, Eby JB, Katzen JT, Shahinian HK: Trigeminocardiac Reflex: A Unique Case of Recurrent Asystole During Bilateral Trigeminal Sensory Root Rhizotomy. J Craniomaxillofacial Surg. 2002; 14(2):108-111.
  32. Cha ST, Jarrahy R, Yong W, Eby J, Shahinian HK: Rare Symptomatic Presentation of Eccordosis Physaliphora and Unique Endoscope-assisted Surgical Management. Minimally Inv Neurosurg. 2002; 45:36-40.
  33. Jarrahy R, Eby JB, Cha ST, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Vascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve. Minimally Inv Neurosurg. 2002; 45:32-35.
  34. Jarrahy R, Eby J, Shahinian HK: State of the Art: A New Powered Endoscope Holding Arm for Endoscopic Surgery of the Cranial Base. Minimally Inv Neurosurg. 2002; 45:189-192.
  35. Jarrahy R, Cha ST, Berci G, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Vascular Decompression of the Glossopharyngeal Nerve. J Craniofacial Surg. 2002; 13(1):90-95.
  36. Vidal S, Horvath E, Bonert V, Shahinian HK, Kovacs K: Neural Transformation in a Pituitary Corticotroph Adenoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2002; 104:435-440.
  37. Katzen JT, Jarrahy R, Eby JB, Mathiasen RA, Margulies DR, Shahinian HK: Craniofacial and Skull Base Trauma. Journal of Trauma. 2003; 54(5):1026-1034.
  38. Shahinian HK, Eby JB, Ocon M: Fully Endoscopic Excision of Vestibular Schwannomas. Minim Invas Neurosurg. 2004; 47:329-332.
  39. Zhu Y, Shahinian HK, Hakimian B, Bonert V, Lim S, Heaney A: Temodar: Novel Treatment for Pituitary Carcinoma. Case Report. ENDO 2004; New Orleans June 16-19.
  40. Friedman TC, Shahinian HK: Bilateral Cerebral Aneurysms Impinging on the Pituitary. Pituitary. 2005; 7:193-194.
  41. Kabil MS, Jarrahy R, Shahinian HK: The Application of Craniofacial Techniques and Intracranial Endoscopy to Pituitary Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2005; 16(5): 812-818.
  42. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Application of the Supraorbital Endoscopic Approach to Tumors of the Anterior Cranial Base. J Craniofac Surg. 2005; 16(6):1070-1074.
  43. Kabil MS, Eby JB, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Transnasal vs. Transseptal Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. Neurosurg Q. 2005; 15(3):190-196.
  44. Kabil MS, Eby JB, Shahinian HK: Endoscopic Vascular Decompression vs. Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve. Minim Inv Neurosurg. 2005; 207-212.
  45. Patel PM, Shahinian, HK, Friedman TC: Cushing's Disease is Not Necessarily a Progressive and Fatal Disease. Endocrinologist. 2005; 15(6):343-344.
  46. Kabil MS, Eby JB, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Endonasal vs. Transseptal Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2005; 48(6):348-354.
  47. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Bradley JP, O'Hara C, McCormick SA, Yoonah K, Longaker MT: Programmed Healing of Membranous Bone in the Fetal Lamb. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2005; 54(1):79-84.
  48. Lim S, Shahinian HK, Maya M, Yong W, Heaney PA: Temozolomide: A Novel Treatment for Pituitary Carcinomas. The Lancet Oncology. 2006; 7:518-520.
  49. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: The Endoscopic Supraorbital Approach to Tumors of the Middle Cranial Base. Surgical Neurology. 2006; 66(4):396-401.
  50. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: A Fully Endoscopic Supraorbital Suprafrontal Approach to Frontal and Frontoparietal Convexity/Parasagittal Meningiomas. Neurosurgery Q. 2006; 16(4):177-182.
  51. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK:A Series of 112 Fully Endoscopic Resections of Vestibular Schwannomas. Minim Inv Neurosurg. 2006; 49(6):362-368.
  52. Friedman TC, Zuckerbraun E, Lee ML, Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Dynamic Pituitary MRI has High Sensitivity and Specificity for the Diagnosis of Mild Cushing's Syndrome and Should be Part of the Initial Workup. Horm Metab Res. 2007; 39:451-456.
  53. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Fully Endoscopic Supraorbital Resection of Congenital Middle Cranial Fossa Arachnoid Cysts: Report of 2 Cases. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2007; 43(4):316-322.
  54. Yuen K, Cook D, Sahasranam P, Patel P, Ghods D, Shahinian HK, Friedman T: Prevalence of GH and Other Anterior Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies in Adults with Nonsecreting Pituitary Microadenomas and Normal Serum IGF-1 Levels. Clinical Endocrinology. 2008; 69:292-298.
  55. Manohara H, Liao A, Bae Y, Shahinian H: Multi-Angle and Rear Viewing Endoscopic Tool, (MARVEL). CALTECH Tech Brief NTR #45579.
  56. Manohara H, Bae Y, Shahinian H: Stereo Imaging Miniature Endoscope with Single Chip and Conjugated Multi-Bandpass Filters. CALTECH Tech Brief NTR.
  57. Bae S, Page N, Wrigley C, Mouroulis P, Liao A, Cunningham T, Shahinian HK, Manohara H: Miniature HD Stereo-Endoscope and Smart Tools for Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgeries. NASA Journal, April 14, 2010.
  58. Kowalczyk R, Bae SY, Korniski R, Shahinian HK, Manohara H: Advanced Miniaturized Robotic Surgical Instruments: MARVEL; Multi-Axis Rear Viewing Endoscopic Tool. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tech Brief, July 6, 2010.
  59. Bae SY, Kovniski R, Kowalczyk R, Shahinian HK, Manohara H: 3-D Stereoscopic Endoscope Using Conjugate Multiband Filter Technique. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tech Brief, July 6, 2010.
  60. Bae SY, Manohara H, White V, Shcheglov KV, Shahinian HK: 3D Miniature Endoscope. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tech Brief, June 1, 2010.
  61. Shahinian HK, Ra Y: 527 Fully Endoscopic Resections for Vestibular Schwannomas. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 2011;54:61-67.
  62. Bae SY, Manohara H, White V, Shcheglov KV, Shahinian HK: Stereo Imaging Miniature Endoscope. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tech Brief, June 1, 2011.
  63. Bae SY, Korniski R, Ream A, Shahinian HK, Manohara H: New technique of three-dimensional imaging through a 3-mm single lens camera. Optical Engineering, 2012; 51(2):0211061-0211067.
  64. Shahinian HK, Ra Y: Arachnoid Cyst Treatment Update. National Organization for Rare Disorders, 2012.
Published book chapters
  1. Shahinian HK: Tumors and Surgery of the Skull Base. In: Aston S, Beasley R, Thorne C, Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 5th ed. Boston: Little Brown & Company; Chap 39:459-462; 1997.
  2. Jarrahy R, Shahinian HK: Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors. In: DeGroot LJ, Jameson JL, eds. Endocrinology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. Chap 26:343-353, 2000.
  3. Katzen JT, Eby JB, Evans NE, Shahinian HK: Surgical correction of the acromegalic face. In: Ezzat S, Knutzen R, editors. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. 3rd ed. pp. 117-118, 2001.
  4. Jarrahy R, Eby J, Shahinian HK: : Pituitary Surgery: The Evolution from Open Transcranial to Fully Endoscopic Transnasal Surgery of the Pituitary Gland. In: Ezzat S, Knutzen R, editors. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. 3rd ed. pp. 209-216, 2001.
  5. Shahinian HK: The Skull Base. In: Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery. McCarthy J, Galiano R, Boutros S, 1st ed. Pp 176-183, 2006.
  6. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Pituitary Surgery: The Evolution from Open Transcranial to Fully Endoscopic Transnasal Surgery, and Beyond. In: Ezzat S, Knutzen R, editors. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. 4th ed. pp. 252-260, 2006.
  7. Katzen JT, Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Surgical Correction of the Acromegalic Face. In: Ezzat S, Knutzen R, editors. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. 4th ed. pp. 129-132, 2006.
  8. Shahinian HK: Skull Base Surgery. In: Thorne C, Beasley R, Aston S, et al Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 6th ed. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007
  9. Jarrahy R, Shahinian HK: The Evolution from the Open Craniotomy to Fully Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008
  10. Tanman R, Shahinian HK: Anesthetic Considerations in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  11. Friedman T, Shahinian HK: Neuroendocrine Aspects of Skull Base Surgery. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  12. Chapot R, El-Serwi A, Shahinian HK: Interventional Neuroradiology Aspects of Skull Base Surgery. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  13. Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: Instrumentation in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  14. Jarrahy R, Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: The Fully Endoscopic Endonasal Approach. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  15. Jarrahy R, Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: The Fully Endoscopic Transglabellar Approach. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  16. Kabil MS, Jarrahy R, Shahinian HK: The Fully Endoscopic Supraorbital Approach. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  17. Kabil MS, Thill MP, Shahinian HK: The Fully Endoscopic Retrosigmoid Approach. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
  18. Kabil MS, Thill MP, Shahinian HK: The Fully Endoscopic Subtemporal Approach. In: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 2008.
Published Textbooks
  1. Shahinian HK, MD, FACS. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide with Illustrative Cases. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ; 2008(Hardcover); 2010 (Paperback).
  2. Shahinian HK, MD, FACS. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide with Illustrative Cases. Chinese Edition. Science Press, Beijing, China; 2010.
Submitted Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Eby JB, Cha ST, Shahinian HK: Fully endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal pituitary stalk Biop. Submitted to Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  2. Friedman TC, Zuckerbraun E, Daigle K, Shahinian HK and Yanovski JA: "The changing faces of Cushing's syndrome: High Prevalence of Mild and Episodic Hypercortisolism changes the paradigm of diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome." Submitted to NEJM.
  3. Jarrahy R, Katzen JT, Shahinian HK: Staged management of clival chordoma. Submitted to Am J Otol.
  4. Friedman TC, Kabil MS, Shahinian HK: First Case of an Inflammation Restricted to the Pituitary Infundibulum (Infundibulitis). Submitted to Pituitary.
  5. Shahinian HK, Ra Y: Fully Endoscopic Supraorbital Approach for Pituitary Tumors. Submitted to Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. 5th ed.
  6. Korniski R, Bae SY, Shearn M, Manohara H, Shahinian HK: 3D Imaging With A Single-Aperture 3-mm Objective Lens: Concept, Fabrication and Test. Submitted to SPIE., J. Opt Eng.
  7. Shahinian HK, Ra Y: Fully Endoscopic Resection of Pineal Region Tumors. Submitted to Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base Surgery.
  8. Bae SY, Korniski RJ, Choi JM, Shearn M, Bahrami P, Manohara HM, Shahinian HK: Stereoscopic Depth Effect of a Miniature Dual-Aperture Stereo Camera. Submitted to SPIE: J. Opt Eng.

Presentations

  1. Shahinian HK, Van Buren DH, Richie RE, Nylander Jr. WA, MacDonnell Jr. RC, Johnson HK: Concurrence of histoplasmosis in renal transplant recipients at a single center within endemic area. Presented at the Xth Surgical Infection Society Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, June 1990.
  2. Shahinian HK, Staffenberg D, Glat P, Grossman J, Beasley R: Malignant melanoma of the hand. Fifth International Congress of Hand Surgery, May 1992.
  3. "Lateral Approaches to the Skull Base." Association for Skull Base Surgery, Otology Group. Italy, October 1994.
  4. "Craniofacial Surgery: State of the Art Symposium" New York, NY, March 20-23, 1996.
  5. Shahinian HK, Bradley JP: "Programmed membranous bone healing in the fetal lamb model". The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 1996.
  6. Shahinian HK, Bradley JP, Levine JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Distraction Osteogenesis and Membranous Bone Healing in the Fetal Lamb Model". The Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 1996.
  7. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Bradley JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Programmed membranous bone healing in the fetal lamb model". The Third Annual Thomas Bond Society Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 1996.
  8. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Bradley JP, Siebert J, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "In utero manipulation of the nasal skeleton using a fetal lamb model". The Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 1996.
  9. "Skull Base Surgery." The European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology, France, October 1996.
  10. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Bradley JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Experiments in fetal surgery: In Utero manipulation of the nasal skeleton and programmed membranous bone healing using a fetal lamb model". The 13th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington D.C., October 1996.
  11. "Advances in Surgery". Long Island Surgical Society Meeting, Long Island, NY, November, 1996.
  12. "Tumors & Surgery of the Skull Base". Institute of Reconstructive Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, November 1996.
  13. "Tumors & Surgery of the Skull Base". Surgical Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, June 1997.
  14. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Bradley JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Distraction osteogenesis and membranous bone healing in the fetal lamb model". The Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 1997.
  15. "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery". Surgical Grand Rounds, Northshore University Hospital, Long Island, NY, February 1998.
  16. "Lectureship in Surgical Oncology". Combined Med-Surg Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, May 1998.
  17. "New Techniques in Skull Base Surgery". Annual H. William Scott Jr. Society Meeting, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, May 1998.
  18. "Current Concepts in Skull Base Surgery". Grand Rounds, E.C.C.B. Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, June 1998.
  19. "Skull Base Disorders". Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, October 1998.
  20. Shahinian HK, Bradley JP, Rowe N, Levine JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Cranial suture growth restriction in fetal sheep causes deformational plagiocephaly not craniostnostosis". The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Boston, MA, October 1998.
  21. Shahinian HK, Jarrahy R, "Neuroendocrine Cell Therapy". Cell Therapy Advisory Committee, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, November 1998.
  22. Shahinian HK, Levine JP, Rowe N, Bradley JP, McCarthy JG, Longaker MT: "Cranial suture growth restriction: A model for deformational plagiocephaly". The Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Loma Linda, CA, November 1998.
  23. "Endoscope Assisted Microvascular Decompression". Southern California Seminar on Trigeminal Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association. Los Angeles, CA, January 1999.
  24. "Skull Base Surgery: The Endoscopic Perspective". UCLA Clinical Faculty, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 1999.
  25. "Trigeminal Neuralgia". Orange County Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Orange County, CA, March 1999.
  26. "Current Concepts in Skull Base Surgery". Los Angeles Surgical Society, Los Angeles, CA, April 1999.
  27. "Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery". House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, April 1999.
  28. "Viability and Functionality of Human Fetal Pituitary Cells Transplanted into Hypophysectomized Rats". Annual Congress of the North American Skull Base Society. Chicago, IL, May 1999.
  29. "Skull Base and Craniofacial Trauma". 1999 Trauma Symposium, North Shore University Hospital, North Shore Health System. Manhasset, NY, August 1999.
  30. "Skull Base and Craniofacial Trauma". Division of Trauma, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, August 1999.
  31. "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery". Orange County Endocrine Society. Orange County, CA, September 1999.
  32. "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery". St. Jude Heritage Medical Group. Fullerton, CA, September 1999.
  33. "Recent Advances in Pituitary and Acoustic Neuroma Surgery". Surgery Grand Rounds, Placentia Linda Hospital. Placentia, CA, September 1999.
  34. "Endoscopic Microvascular Decompressions". Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group, UCSD Thornton Hospital. San Diego, CA, October 1999.
  35. "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery". Presented at The American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Neurological Surgery Motion Picture Session. San Francisco, CA, October 1999.
  36. "Microsurgery of the Cavernous Sinus". Presented at The American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Plastic Surgery, Motion Picture Session. San Francisco, CA, October 1999.
  37. Fourth Annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium. Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, November 1999.
  38. "Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression". Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA, November 1999.
  39. "Novel Approaches for Surgery of the Skull Base". Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY, November 1999.
  40. "Tumors and Surgery of the Skull Base". Neurofibromatosis, Inc., NF Support Group, San Diego, CA, January 2000.
  41. "Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression Surgery". Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Workshop, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, February 2000.
  42. "Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery: The right stuff or just hype". Surgery Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 2000.
  43. "Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcomes for Tumors and Surgeries of the Skull Base". Case Manager Symposium Day, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, May 2000.
  44. "Endoscopic Vascular Decompression". Sixth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery, Cannes, France, June/July 2000.
  45. "Otoneurologic Endoscopy". Sixth International Conference on Cholesteatoma & Ear Surgery, Cannes, France, July 2000.
  46. "Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Brain Surgery". Lakeside Healthcare. Glendale, CA, September 2000.
  47. "Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors". 7th European Workshop on Pituitary Disease. Oxford, the United Kingdom, September 2000.
  48. Shahinian HK, Eby J, Katzen JT, Jarrahy R: "Fully endoscopic vascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve". The Third National Trig Neural Assoc. Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2000.
  49. "Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Adenomas". Belgian Society of Neurosurgery. Brussels, Belgium, November 2000.
  50. Shahinian HK, Eby J, Mathiasen RA, Jarrahy R, Marguilies DR: "Dedicated craniofacial/skull base trauma team improves efficiency of patient care". Poster Presentation at 34th annual AAS conference, Tampa, FL, November 2000.
  51. "Endoscopic Vascular Decompression Surgery". Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Conference, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, February 2001.
  52. "Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors". Pituitary Patient Conference, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 2001.
  53. "Craniofacial Approaches in Skull Base Surgery". Craniofacial Surgery Faculty Symposium, New York, NY, March/April 2001.
  54. "Endoscopic Craniotomy". Endocrine Grand Rounds, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Los Angeles, CA, September 2001.
  55. "Pituitary Surgery and its Evolution". Endocrine Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 2001.
  56. "New Trends in Treating Benign Brain Tumors". American Brain Tumor Association, We Will Survive Retreat, Big Bear Lake, CA, May/June 2002.
  57. "Novel Surgical Therapies for Cushing's Disease and Acromegaly". Pituitary Support Group, Rancho Mirage, CA, June 2002.
  58. "Advances in Pituitary Surgery". Endocrine Grand Rounds, University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA, November 2002.
  59. "New Techniques for Treating Skull Base Tumors". American Brain Tumor Association, Chicago, IL, July 2003.
  60. "The Evolution of Pituitary Surgery and Fetal Pituitary Cell Transplantation". Endocrine Grand Rounds, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, December 2003.
  61. "Surgical Approach to Pituitary Problems." Pituitary Support Group, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, February 2004.
  62. "Minimal Invasive Skull Base Surgery; Fact or Fantasy?" Orofacial Pain Conference UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, May 2004.
  63. "The Surgical Management of Facial Pain". The Facial Pain Conference, UCSD, San Diego, CA, June 2004.
  64. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery in and around the Sella: An Overview". Endocrine Clinical Conference, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Los Angeles, CA, February 2005.
  65. "Pituitary MRI Imaging" Endocrine Grand Rounds, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, May 2006.
  66. "Introduction to Skull Base Surgery" Surgery Grand Rounds, Brotman Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, May, 2006.
  67. "Round-Table on Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery", Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, August 2006.
  68. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "Fully Endoscopic Sellar and Parasellar Surgery". The 8th Asian Oceanian Skull Base Surgery Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2006.
  69. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "Fully Endoscopic Resection of Vestibular Schwannomas". The 8th Asian Oceanian Skull Base Surgery Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2006.
  70. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Extended Endoscopic Supraorbital Keyhole Approach". The 8th Asian Oceanian Skull Base Surgery Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2006.
  71. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Fully Endoscopic Transnasal Approach". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - Second World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  72. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Fully Endoscopic Transglabellar Approach". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - Second World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  73. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Fully Endoscopic Supraorbital Approach". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - Second World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  74. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Fully Endoscopic Retrosigmoid Approach". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - Second World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  75. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "The Fully Endoscopic Subtemporal Approach". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - Second World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  76. Shahinian HK, Kabil MS "Introduction to Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery". "Neuroendoscopy 2007" - The 2nd World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, Paris-Versailles, France, May 2007.
  77. "Fully Endoscopic Resection of Vestibular Schwannomas". The 5th International Conference on Vestibular Schwannomas and Other CPA Lesions, Barcelona, Spain, June 2007.
  78. "Fully Endoscopic Resection of Vestibular Schwannomas". The 2007 Annual Medical Staff Meeting at Brotman Medical Center, Culver City, CA, November 2007.
  79. "Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery", The Armenian American Nurses Association, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA, September 2009.
  80. "Skull Base Surgery: A Personal Journey", The 70th Annual Oration, Nashville Surgical Society, Nashville, TN, March 2011.
  81. "NASA-JPL/SBI Collaboration: When Brain Surgeons Need Rocket Scientists", NASA Technology Day, United States Congress, Washington D.C., March 2011.
  82. Shahinian HK, "Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Journey of Innovation", Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, May 2011.

RECOGNITION

Awards

  • Bachelor of Science with Distinction, 1981
  • Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, 1985
  • Thomas E. Brittingham Housestaff Teaching Award, 1990
  • Thomas E. Brittingham Housestaff Teaching Award, 1991
  • J. William Hillman Teaching Award, 1991
  • Harwell Wilson Award for Excellence as a Surgical Resident, 1991
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Innovation Award, 2008
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Innovation Award, 2011
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Board Award, 2012

Professional Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1984
  • H William Scott, Jr. Society, 1991
  • JM Converse Society, 1993
  • American College of Surgeons, 1996




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