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Virany Huynh Hillard, M.D. - Department of Neurosurgery Faculty

Resume of: Virany Huynh Hillard, M.D.

EDUCATION:
1991-1995

B.A. in Biological Sciences Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1995-1999 M.D. cum laude New York University, New York, NY
 
Postgraduate Training
1999.2000 Intern in General Surgery, Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College
2000.2005 Resident in Neurosurgery, New York Medical College
2000-2001; 2003-2005 Westchester Medical Center
2001-2002 St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
(Program Directors: William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D.,
2000-2002; Raj Murali, M.D., 2002-2005
2002-2003 Research Fellow, Spinal Cord Injury Laboratory, New York Medical College, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy (Supervisor: Richard Zeman, Ph.D.; Chairman: Joseph Etlinger, Ph.D.)
2005-2006 Spine Fellowship, University of Utah, Department of Neurosurgery
(Supervisor: Ronald I. Apfelbaum, M.D.;
Chairman William T. Couldwell, M.D. Ph.D.)
 
Academic Appointments
2003-2005 Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College
2006-present Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
 
Hospital Appointments
2006-2011 Attending Physician, University of Washington, Seattle
2011-present Attending Physican, Westchester Medical College-Director of Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery.
2011-present Attending Physican, Sound Shore Medical Center
 
Board Certifications
  American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Primary Written Exam Passed 2003
  Board Certified - Neurological Surgery
 

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

1991 Semi-finalist, Westinghouse 50th Science Talent Search Competition.
"Communication in South American opossums" [with Dr. Naomie Poran]
1992 Charles and Eileen Lowe Career Decision Fund Recipient, Summer Research
Fund at University of North Carolina with Dr. Naomie Poran
1997 New York University Research Grant, Research in Neuropathology at University
of British Columbia with Dr. Dorouvini-Zis
1999 Rosenbluth Foundation. Funding for travel in Thailand at Mahidol University
2003 First Prize, New York State Society Resident Research Competition
2004 Synthes Award for Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury
 


Current Licensures

  State of Washington, Physician MD00046585 Date Issued 6/06
NPI 1972547750
  State of New York, Physician 223418 Date Issued 7/01
  USMLE Step III 2001
 


Professional Organizations and Society Memberships

  American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    Joint Section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
    Joint Section of History
American Medical Association
American Medical Women's Association
Seattle Surgical Society [February 2007 – present]
 
Professional and Education Appointments
2004-2005 Instructor, New York Medical College for medical students and residents
2005-2006 Spine Fellowship, University of Utah, teaching Neurosurgical and Orthopedic residents
2006-2011 Assistant Professor, University of Washington
University of Washington Physician Champions-Neurological Surgery
Women and Minorities in Medicine Committee, University of Washington
 
Education Activities
Selected Presentations and Invited Lectures
 
  1. "Vascular malformations of the spine—A review of 4 cases, grading and treatment." Grand Rounds Presentation, Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine Combined Conference, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, October 19, 2001.
  2. "Differential diagnosis of patients presenting with proptosis and grading and treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula." Grand Rounds Presentation, Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine Combined Conference, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, May 31, 2002.
  3. "Treatment of spinal cord injury with X-irradiation and methotrexate." Lab Update, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College, September 20, 2002.
  4. "Tempol, a superoxide dismutase mimic, improves locomotor function and decreases tissue loss after spinal cord injury in the rat." New York State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Hyde Park, NY, May 23, 2003.
    Resident Research Night, New York Society for Neurosurgeons, New York, NY, April, 2003.
    AANS annual meeting, Orlando, FL April 2004.
    Lou DelGuercio Research Day, Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, May 2004.
    NASS annual meeting, Chicago, IL October 2004.
  5. "Tempol and X-irradiation for SCI. Current use with Novalis." Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurology, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, May 2005.
  6. "Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy." Grand Rounds Presentation Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, September 20, 2006
  7. "Review and Update on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty." Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, December 19, 2007.
  8. "Basic Approach to Low Back Pain." - Cardiovascular Disease and Musculoskeletal/Spine : Innovations in Treatment; The Physician Liaison Program, education symposium for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants at William H. Foege Auditorium, University of Washington, March 27, 2008.
  9. "Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine." - Cardiovascular Disease and Musculoskeletal/Spine: Innovations in Treatment; The Physician Liaison Program, education symposium for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants at William H. Foege Auditorium, University of Washington, March 27, 2008.
  10. Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block Response as a Predictor of Surgical Outcome. Abstract, Digital Poster. Hillard V, Sarpong Y. October 24-29, 2009, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  11. "Lumbar Stenosis – Current Treatment and New Advances." Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, August 18, 2010.
  12. "A Critical Review of Major Accomplishments in Spine Care: Breakthroughs in Spine Surgery". 9th Annual Harborview Medical Center Spine Forum, Oct 1-2, 2010. Surgical Lab (Presenter): Disc Arthroplasty.
  13. "Spinal Stabilization, Fusion and Instrumentations: Biomechanics and Techniques." Sunday May 2, 2011. AANS 79th Annual Meeting. Course Faculty.; 2008,2009, 2010.
 
Peer-Reviewed Publications
 
  1. Hillard VH, Musunuru K, Nwagwu C, Das K, Murali R, Zablow B, Hirschfeld A: Treatment of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm through an anomalous anastomosis from the cavernous internal carotid artery. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery 97:1432-1435, 2002.
  2. Musunuru K, Hillard VH, Murali R: Widespread central nervous system cavernous malformations associated with café-au-lait skin lesions. Journal of Neurosurgery 99:412-415, 2003.
  3. Hillard VH, Shih LL, Chin S, Moorthy CR, Benzil DL: Safety of multiple stereotactic radiosurgery treatments for multiple brain lesions. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 63:271-278, 2003.
  4. Hillard VH, Musunuru K, Zia Z, Hasan I, Hirschfeld A: Long-term management of bilateral metastases of renal cell carcinoma to the choroid plexus. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wein) 145(9):793-7, 2003.
  5. Omeis I, DeMattia JA, Hillard VH, Murali M, Das K: History of instrumentation for stabilization of the subaxial cervical spine. Neurosurgical Focus 16(1): Article 10, 2004. www.aans.org/education/journal/neurosurgical/jan04/16-1-10.pdf.
  6. Hillard VH, Peng H, Zhang Y, Das K, Murali R, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ: Tempol, a nitroxide antioxidant, improves locomotor and histological outcomes after spinal cord contusion in rats. Journal of Neurotrauma 21:1405-1414, 2004.
  7. Hornyak M, Hillard VH, Nwagwu C, Zablow BC, Murali R: Ruptured intrasellar superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm presenting with pure subdural hematoma. Case report. Interventional Radiology 10:55-58, 2004.
  8. Keene JR, Hillard VH, Murali R, Geldzahler G: Intraorbital epidermoid tumors: A case report and a review of the literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 63:1674-1676,2005.
  9. Hillard VH, Apfelbaum RI: Surgical Management of Cervical Myelopathy: Indications and Techniques for Multilevel Cervical Discectomy. Spine J 6(6 Suppl): S242-251, 2006.
  10. Omeis I, Hillard VH, Braun A, Benzil DL, Murali R, Harter DH: Meningioangiomatosis Associated with Neurofibromatosis: Report of 2 Cases in a Single Family and Review of the Literature. Surg Neurol 65:595-603, 2006.
  11. Cutler AR, Siddiqui S, Mohan AL, Hillard VH, Cerabona F, Das K: Comparison of Polyetheretherketone Cages with Femoral Cortical Bone Allograft as a Single-Piece Interbody Spacer in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. J Neurosurg Spine 5(6): 534-539, 2006.
  12. Hillard VH, Liu JK, Kwok A, Schmidt MH: Perineural Spread of Malignant Mesothelioma Resulting in an Intradural Spinal Cord Mass: Case Report. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 81(2): 185-189, 2007
  13. Hillard VH, Peng H, Das K, Murali R, Moorthy CR, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ: Inhibition of X-Irradiation-Enhanced Locomotor Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury by Hyperbaric Oxygen or the Antioxidant Nitroxide Tempol. J Neurosurg Spine 6(4): 337-343, 2007.
  14. Hillard VH, Fassett DR, Finn MA, Apfelbaum RI: The Use of Allograft Bone for Posterior C1-2 Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 11(4): 396-401, 2009
 
Abstracts
 
  1. Jallo G, Fried D, Huynh V, Wisoff J: Transcallosal approach to craniopharyngioma. Poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting, September 1998.
  2. Hillard VH, Shih L, Moorthy B, Benzil D: Safety of multiple stereotactic radiosurgery treatments for multiple brain lesions. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 2001.
  3. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali M: Use of a modified Cloward technique for anterior cervical fusion. Poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 2002.
  4. Hillard VH, Nwagwu CI, Anant A, Das K, Chiles BW III: Posterior cervical stabilization/fusion using segmental screw-rod fixation: Technique analysis and results in 41 patients. Poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 52nd Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 2002.
  5. DeMattia J, Jamoona A, Hillard VH, Das K: Transforaminal interbody fusion with single piece femoral cortical allograft. Technique and results. Poster presentation. AANS/CNS Spine Section meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2003.
  6. Omeis I, Hillard VH, Mohan A, DeMattia J, Das K: Instrumentation of the cervical spine: A Historical Review. Poster presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (History), San Diego, CA, April 2003.
  7. Mohan A, Hillard VH, Omeis I, Das K: History of instrumentation for stabilization of thoracolumbar spine. Poster presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (History), San Diego, CA, April 2003.
  8. DeMattia J, Jamoona A, Hillard VH, Das K: Transforaminal interbody fusionn (TLIF) using a single piece femoral cortical allograft: early results and comparison with posterior interbody fusion (PLIF). Poster presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2003.
  9. Hornyak M, Hillard VH, Murali R: Pure subdural presentation of SAH from hypophyseal artery aneurysm. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2003.
  10. Hillard VH, Nwagwu CI, Anant A, Das K, Chiles BW III: Posterior cervical stabilization/fusion using segmental screw-rod fixation: Technique analysis and results in 51 patients. Poster presentation. North American Spine Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2003.
  11. Hillard VH, Das K, Zeman R, Etlinger J: Tempol, a superoxide dismutase mimic, improves locomotor function and decreases tissue loss after spinal cord injury in the rat. Oral presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (Trauma & Critical Care). Orlando, FL, May 2004.
  12. Siddiqui S, Shah Amy, Hillard VH, Chiles B, Cerabona F, Das K: Comparison of polyetherether ketone cages to femoral cortical bone allograft as a single piece interbody spacer in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. North American Spine Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2004.
  13. Hillard VH, Zeman R, Das K, Zhang Y, Peng H, Etlinger J: Tempol an antioxidant improves locomotor function and decreases tissue loss after spinal cord injury in the rat. North American Spine Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2004.
  14. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali R, Etlinger J, Zeman RJ: Combination of X-irradiation and Tempol effect on locomotor recovery in spinal cord injury. Congress of Neurological Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2004.
  15. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali R, Etlinger J, Zeman RJ: X-irradiation-enhanced locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury is inhibited by hyperbaric oxygen or the Nitroxide, Tempol. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (Spine/Peripheral Nerve), New Orleans, LA, April 2005.
  16. Hillard VH, Dwivedi N, Jamoona A, Meiteles L, Geldzahler G, Murali R. Hypoglossal Facial Anastomosis Using NeuraGen tube: A Case Report and Literature Search. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. 2006 (accepted poster presentation).
  17. Hillard VH, Fassett D, Schmidt M, Apfelbaum RI. The Use of Allograft Bone for Posterior C1-2 Fusion (Revisited). American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Society, Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. 2006 (accepted oral presentation).
 

Submitted Manuscripts:

 

Hillard VH, Dwivedi N, Jamoona A, Meiteles L, Geldzahler G, Murali R. Hypoglossal Facial Anastomosis Using NeuraGen tube: A Case Report and Literature Search. Journal of Neurosurgery. (submitted).

Bhansali A, Hillard VH. Treatment and management of an iatrogenic pulmonary and thoracic aortic injury after posterior screw instrumentation for scoliosis: case report and review of the literature. Acta Neurochirurgica, 2010 submitted.