New York Medical College - Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Residency Information
New York Medical College Department of Neurosurgery Provides Patient Care and Neurosurgery Medical Residency

Department of Neurosurgery Patient Care Services



Raj Murali, M.D. - Department of Neurosurgery Professor & Chairman

Resume of: Raj Murali, M.D., F.A.C.S.
F.R.C.S.Ed, F.R.C.S.(Eng)., F.R.C.S.C.
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery New York Medical College

Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery New York Medical College

Director of Service, Westchester Medical Center

Director of Neurovascular Surgery, Westchester Medical Center

Education:
Medical School

Madras University, India (1962-1968)
Degree: M.B.B.S.
M.D. - Conferred by State Education Department,
University of State of New York - 1981


Current Positions:
2005 -

Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

2003- Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla and New York, NY; Director of Neurosurgery Service and
Director of Neurovascular Surgery, Westchester Medical Center
1996- Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College

Post Graduate Training:
1967-68

Rotating Internship in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Government General Hospital, Madras, India

1968-71 Senior House Officer and Registrar in General Surgery at Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and Victoria Hospital, Kircaldy, Scotland, U.K.
1971-74 Registrar and Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery at Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, under the Chairmanship of Professor John F. Gillingham
1975-79 Resident in Neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center under the Chairmanship of Joseph Ransohoff, M.D.
1979 Chief Resident at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center

Post Graduate Qualifications:
 

F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh) General Surgery - By examination - 1971|F.R.C.S. (England) General Surgery - By examination - 1971
F.R.C.S. (Canada) Neurosurgery - By examination - 1976


Certification:
1982

American Board of Neurological Surgery

   

Honors:
1982

The Johnston Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student from Madras Medical College, Madras, India, 1968
Guest Examiner, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Best Doctors, New York Magazine, 2006 (10 consecutive years)

   

Hospital Appointments:
 

Director of Neurosurgery Service, Westchester Medical Center, 2003-present
Director of Neurovascular Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, 2003-present
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York, NY, 1996 - 2003
Associate Attending Physician, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, New York, New York, 1979 - present
Associate Attending Physician, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Associate Attending, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY, 1990 - present

   

Academic Appointments:
 

Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, 2005-present
Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, 1998 - 2005
Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, 1992-1998
Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College, 1996 to present
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, New York University, 1988- 1996
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, New York University, 1979-1988


St. Vincent's Hospital Committees:
 

Executive Committee, 1993-2003
Operating Room Committee, 1993-2003


New York Medical College Committees:
 

Chairmen's Committee
LCME Task Force Committee
Search Committee for Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Search Committee for Chairman of Radiology


Westchester Medical Center Committees:
 

Executive Committee
Medical Operations Committee
Materials Acquisition Committee
Operating Room Committee
Operating Room Governance Committee
Cancer Committee
Medical Faculty Health Alliance Executive Committee


National Committees:
  Graduate Education Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1989 -1996
Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Society of Neurological Surgeons

Society Memberships:
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  Member, The Society of Neurological Surgeons
Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Member, County Medical Society, Manhattan, New York
Member, Medical Society of State of New York
Member, New York State Neurosurgical Society
Society Memberships (continued)
Member, New York Society of Neurosurgery
Member, Neurological Society of India
Member, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
Member, Section of Peripheral Nerves and Spine - AANS/CNS
Member, Section of Trauma and Critical Care - AANS/CNS
Member, Section of Tumors - AANS/CNS
Member, Section of Cerebrovascular Diseases – AANS/CNS
Member, Society of Neuro-Oncology
Member, Pituitary Society
Member, North American Skull Base Society

PUBLICATIONS:


Journal Articles
  1. Saaman HA, Murali R: Acute tricuspid valve obstruction following the use of tricuspid ball valve prosthesis. Thorax 25:334-338, 1970.

  2. Saaman HA, Murali R: Intrathoracic goitre. Journal of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 17:45-50, 1972.

  3. Epstein F, Murali R: Pediatric posterior fossa tumors: Hazards of the "preoperative" shunt. Neurosurgery 3:348-350, 1978.

  4. Murali R, Epstein F: Suprasellar arachnoid cyst - diagnosis and treatment. J. Neurosurg. 50:515-518, 1979.

  5. Pinto R, Kircheff I, Butler A, Murali R: Correlation of CT, angiographic and neuropathologic changes in giant aneurysm. Radiology 132:85-92, 1979.

  6. Murali R, Berenstein A, Hirschfeld A: Intraorbital arteriovenous malformation with spontaneous thrombosis. Annals of Ophthalmology, pp. 457-459, April 1981.

  7. Rovit R, Murali R: Management of patients following brain tumor surgery - Part I. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Vol. 3, No. 10, 1981.

  8. Rovit R, Murali R: Management of patients following brain tumor surgery - Part II. Diagnosis and treatment of postoperative complications. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1981.

  9. Murali R, Rovit R, Benjamin MV: Chordoma of the cervical spine. Neurosurgery 9:253-256, 1981.

  10. Martin C, Murali R, Trasi S: Sarcoidosis of the spinal cord review of the role of surgery. J. Neurosurg. 61:981-982, 1984.

  11. Rovit R, Murali R: Hemifacial spasm. Hospital Medicine, pp. 65-71, March 1984.

  12. Rovit R, Murali R, Rosiello A: Management of patients following brain tumor surgery - Part I. Preoperative preparation, general and special postoperative considerations. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Vol. 8, No. 10, 1986.

  13. Rovit R, Murali R, Rosiello A: Management of patients following brain tumor surgery - Part II. Diagnosis and treatment of postoperative complications. Contemporary Neurosurgery, Vol. 8, No. 11, 1986.

  14. McCleary L, Rovit RL, Murali R: Myelopathy secondary to congenital osteopetrosis of the cervical spine. Case report Neurosurgery 20, No. 3, 1987.

  15. Murali R, Rovit R: Cervical spine injury and quadriplegia resulting from "slam dancing." Letter to the editor. New Engl. J. Med. 316:1277, 1987.

  16. Cohen AR, Murali R: Fragments of lipoma ascending to the brain. Surg. Neurol. 31:215-219, 1989.

  17. Garofalo M, Murali R, Halperin I, Magardician K, Moussouris H, Masdeu J: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia with hypothalamic invasion. Cancer 64:1714-1716, 1989.

  18. Murali R: Headaches - Neurosurgical considerations. Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 22:1229-1250, 1989.

  19. Wojak J. Murali R: Primary neuroendocrine (Merkel cell) carcinoma presenting in calvarium. Case report. Neurosurgery 26:137-139, 1990.

  20. Giattini J, Murali R, Cerabona FP: Cervical spine injuries: Diagnosis and management. Orthopedic Rounds 7:1-8, 1991.

  21. Rawanduzy A, Murali R: Cervical spine diastematomyelia in adulthood. Neurosurgery 28:459-461, 1991.

  22. Babu R, Murali R: Arachnoid cyst of the cerebellopontine angle manifesting as contralateral trigeminal neuralgia. Case report. Neurosurgery 28:886-887, 1991.

  23. Honig S, Murali R: Spinal cord claudication from amyloid deposition. J. Rheumatol. 19:1988-1990, 1992.

  24. Murali, R: Neurosurgical Consultations. Topic: Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts. Vol. 3, No. 24, 1992.

  25. Rovit RL, Murali R, Hirschfeld AD: What's new in neurosurgery, 1994. Bull. Amer. College of Surgeons 79: 35-41, 1994.

  26. Shemen L. Galantich P, and Murali R: Malignant Terato carcinosarcoma of the sphenoid sinus. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surgery 12:496-500, 1995.

  27. Murali R, Rovit R.: Are peripheral neurectomies of value in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? An analysis of a series with and without previous radiofrequency gasserian thermal coagulation. J Neurosurg 85:435-437, 1996.

  28. Sander H, Quinto C, Murali R, Chokroverty S.: Needle cervical root stimulation may be complicated by pneumothorax. Amer. Acad. Neurology 48:288, 1997.

  29. Das K, Benzil D, Rovit RL, Murali R, Couldwell WJ: Irving S. Cooper (1922-1985): A pioneer in functional neurosurgery. J. Neurosurg. 89:865-873,1998.

  30. Ricante JC, Murali R, Mandell W: Uncomplicated postoperative lipoid meningitis secondary to autologous fat graft necrosis. Clin. Infect. Dis. 30:613-615, 2000.

  31. Das K, Murali R, Linstrom CJ, Couldwell WT: Symptomatic subdural hygroma and temporal lobe edema after translabyrinthine removal of acoustic neuroma. Case report. Skullbase 11:137-142, 2001.

  32. Hahn M, Murali R, Couldwell WT: Tunneled lumbar drain (technical note). J. Neurosurg. 96:1130-1131, 2002.

  33. Das K, Elmogy A, Murali R: Spondyloarthropathy-induced atlantoaxial collapse. Case illustration. J. Neurosurg: Spine 97: 149, 2002.

  34. 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. J. Neurosurg. 97:1432-1435, 2002.

  35. Musunuru K, Hillard VH, Murali R: Widespread central nervous system cavernous malformations associated with café au lait skin lesions. Case report. J. Neurosurg. 99:412-415, 2003.

  36. 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, January 2004.

  37. Ouderkirk JP, Bekhor D, Turett GS, Murali R: Aeromonas meningitis complicating medicinal leech therapy. Clin. Infect. Dis. 38:e36-e37, 2004.

  38. 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.

  39. Murali R, Douyon P, Omeis I: Large anterior skull base lesions presenting with obstructive sleep apnea. Report of two cases and review of the literature. J. Neurosurg. 101:163-166, 2004.

  40. 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. J. Neurotrauma 21:1405-1414, 2004.

  41. 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.

  42. Braca J, Hornyak M, Murali R: Hemifacial spasm in a patient with Marfan syndrome and Chiari I malformation. Case report and review of the literature. J. Neurosurg., 103:552-554, 2005.

  43. Chandy D, Sy R, Aronow WS, Lee W, Maguire G, Murali R: Hyponatremia and cerebrovascular spasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurology India 54(3):247-248, 2006.

  44. Gulati N, Laudet B, Zohrabian VM, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: The antiproliferative effect of Quercetin in cancer cells is mediated via inhibition of the PI3K-Akt/PKB pathway. Anticancer Res. 26(2A):1177-81, 2006.

  45. Gulati AP, Yang YM, Harter D, Mukhopadhyay A, Aggarwal BA, Benzil DL, Whysner J, Albino AP, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Mutant human tumor suppressor p53 modulates the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-kappaB, but not c-Jun N-terminal kinase and activated protein-1. Molecular Carcinogenesis 45:26-37, 2006.

  46. Hunter CL, Pacione D, Hornyak M, Murali R: Giant cell tumor of the spine. Report of two cases with long-term follow-up and a review of the literature. Neurosurgery 59(5):E1142-1143, 2006.

  47. Nagpal J, Jamoona A, Gulati ND, Mohan A, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Revisiting the role of p53 in primary and secondary glioblastomas. Anticancer Res 26(6C):4633-4639, 2006.

  48. Omeis IA, Crupain MJ, Tenner M, and Murali R: Anomalous origin of the middle meningeal artery from the petrous segment of the internal carotid artery associated with multiple cerebrovascular abnormalities. The Internet
    Journal of Radiology 4(2): 2006.

  49. Omeis I, Hillard VH, Braun A, Benzil DL, Murali R, Harter DH: Meningioangiomatosis associated with neurofibromatosis: Report of two cases in a single family and review of the literature. Surgical Neurol. 65:595-603, 2006.

  50. 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 6:337-343, 2007.

  51. Rovit RL, Simon AS, Drew J, Murali R, and Robb J: Neurosurgical experience with malpractice litigation: An analysis of closed claims against neurosurgeons in New York State, 1999 through 2003. J. Neurosurg. 106:1108-1114, 2007.

  52. Smith MD, Scott JM, Murali R, and Sander HW: Minor neck trauma in chronic ankylosing spondylitis: a potentially fatal combination. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 13:81-84, 2007.

  53. Zohrabian VM, Nandu H, gulati N, Khitrov G, Zhao C, Mohan A, DeMattia J, Braun A, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Gene expression profiling of metastatic brain cancer. Oncol. Reports 18:321-328, 2007.

  54. Keuskamp J, Murali R, and Chao KH: High-dose intra-arterial verapamil in the treatment of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J. Neurosurg. 108:458-463, 2008.

  55. Omeis I, Smith D, Kim S, and Murali R: Percutaneous balloon compression for the treatment of recurrent trigeminal neuralgia: Long-term outcome in 29 patients. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 86:259-265, 2008.

  56. Ormond DR, Omeis I, Mohan A, Murali R, and Narayan P: Obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a third ventricular neuroepithelial cyst: case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg: Pediatrics 1:481-484, 2008.

  57. Swanger R, Maldjian TC, Murali R, Tenner M: Three cases of giant cell tumor with unusual imaging features. Clinical Imaging, 32:407-410, 2008.

  58. Omeis I, Neil JA, Murali R, Abrahams J: Treatment of cerebral vasospasm with biocompatible controlled-release systems for intracranial drug delivery. Topic Review. Neurosurgery, 63:1011-1019; discussion 1019-1021, 2008.

  59. Omeis I, Chen W, Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Rozental R, Murali R, Abrahams JM: Prevention of cerebral vasospasm by local delivery of cromakalim with a biodegradable controlled-release system in a rat model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. J. Neurosurg. 110:1015-1020, 2009.

  60. Zohrabian VM, Forzani B, Chau Z, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Rho/ROCK and MAPK signaling pathways are involved in GBM cell migration and proliferation. Anticancer Research, 29:119-123, 2009.

  61. Gulati N, Karsy M, Albert L, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Involvement of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in regulation of glioblastoma multiforme growth and motility. Int. J. Oncol. 35:731-740, 2009.

  62. Murali R, Linstrom C, Jeevan D, Ormond DR: Infections of the temporal bone with special emphasis on the management of temporal encephaloceles: Part I. Contemporary Neurosurgery 31(22) November 1, 2009.

  63. Murali R, Linstrom C, Jeevan D, Ormond DR: Infections of the temporal bone with special emphasis on the management of temporal encephaloceles: Part II. Contemporary Neurosurgery 31(22) November 15, 2009.

  64. Albert L, Karsy M, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Inhibition of mTOR activates the MAPKinase pathway in glioblastoma multiforme. Cancer Genomics and Proteomics, 6:255-262 (September-October), 2009.

Book Chapters
  1. Ransohoff J, Murali R: Cranial meningiomas. In Ransohoff J (ed): Modern Technics in Surgery. Neurosurgery. Mt. Kisco, NY, Futura Publishing Co., 1979.

  2. Rovit RL, Murali R: Injuries of the cranial nerves. In Cooper PR (ed): Head Injury. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1982, pp. 99-114.

  3. Murali R: Tumors of the nervous system. In Nealon TF (ed): Management of the Patient with Cancer, 2nd ed. Philadelphia,W.B. Saunders, 1984, pp. 588-615.

  4. Murali R: Spinal trauma - special problems in patients with preexisting spine disease. In Cooper PR (ed): Management of Posttraumatic Spinal Instability, Neurosurgical Topics. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1990, pp. 173-180.

  5. Murali R: Neurosurgical considerations in headache. In Jacobson A, Donlon W (eds): Headache and Facial Pain. New York, Raven Press, 1990, pp. 245-271.

  6. Murali R: Peripheral nerve injections and avulsions in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. In Rovit RL, Murali R, Jannetta P (eds): Trigeminal Neuralgia. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1990.

  7. Murali R: Injuries of the cranial nerves. In Barrow D (ed): Management of Head Injuries. Park Ridge, Illinois, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1992, pp. 109-126.

  8. Rovit RL, Murali R: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia. In Apuzzo MLJ (ed): Brain Surgery: Complications and Avoidance. Churchill, Livingstone, 1993, pp 2153-2164.

  9. Murali R: Management of conus medullaris and cauda equina injuries. In Greenberg J (ed): Handbook of Head and Spine Trauma. Marcel Dekker, 1993, pp. 647-662.

  10. Rovit RL, Murali R, Hirschfeld AD: Assessment and management of facial and cephalic pain. In Tindall G (ed): The Practice of Neurosurgery. Williams and Wilkins, 1996, Vol III, p 3021.

  11. Murali R: Injuries to cranial nerves. In Tindall G (ed): The Practice of Neurosurgery. Williams and Wilkins, 1996, Vol II, p 1503.

  12. Murali R, Masdeu J: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy in gait disorders of aging. In Masdeu JC, Sudarsky L, Wolfson L (eds): Falls and Therapeutic Strategies. New York, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.

  13. Murali R: Technique of peripheral neurectomy for control of trigeminal neuralgia. In Rengachary SS (ed): Neurosurgical Operative Color Atlas. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1997, Vol 7, pp. 99-105.

  14. Murali R, Schaefer SD: Craniofacial resection for carcinoma of ethmoidal sinus. In Schaefer SD (ed): Rhinology and Sinus Disease. Mosby, 1998, pp. 244-252.

  15. Murali R: Trigeminal neuralgia. In Rakel RE, Bope ET (eds): Conn's Current Therapy, 2003, 55th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Science, 2003, pp 1016-1018.

  16. Murali R: Posterior techniques for thoracic disc disorders. In Haher TR, Merola A (eds): Surgical Techniques for the Spine. New York, Thieme, 2003.

ABSTRACTS:
  1. Murali R, Rovit R: Chordomas of the cervical spine. A clinical and radiological review. Abstracts of the 7th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, Munchen. George Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, New York, p. 105, July 12-18, 1981.

  2. Murali R, Hadani M, Rovit RL: Spinal injuries in ankylosing spondylitis. 8th International Congress of Neurological Surgery. Toronto, July 7-13, 1985. Abstract #110, p. 71, 1985.

  3. Murali R, Anand W: Diagnosis and management of nasocranial tumors. International Symposium on Cranial Base Surgery Abstracts, Pittsburgh, p. 55, September 1988.

  4. Murali R, Anand V, Rovit RL: Complications following radical surgery to excise anterior cranial fossa skull base tumor. 58th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Abstracts, p. 455, 1990.

  5. Murali R: Diagnosis and management of nasocranial tumors. In Bhatia R, Bhatia S (Eds): Book of Abstracts, 9th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, New Delhi-India, October 8-13, 1990.

  6. Anand VK, Glasgold M, Murali R: Surgical decisions in the management of C.S.F. rhinorrhea. European Rhinologic Congress, Copenhagen, June 1994.

    Murali R: Are peripheral neurectomies of value in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? Abstract. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Annual Meeting, October 1-6, 1994.

  7. Kosierkiewicz TA, Murali R, Hirschfeld A, Dickson, DW: Matrix metalloproteinase-I in smooth muscle cells in human berry aneurysms. 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Abstracts, p. 23. Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 27-May 2, 1996.

  8. Murali R, Das K, Nwagwu CI, Couldwell WT: Single dose antibiotic prophylaxis for transsphenoidal pituitary tumor surgery. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, 12th World Congress. Abstract p 219. Sydney, Australia, 2001.

  9. Hillard VH, Nwagwu C, Anant A, Murali R, Das K, Chiles BW III: Posterior cervical stabilization/fusion with segmental screw-rod fixation: Technique analysis and results in 41 patients. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, September 21-26, 2002.

  10. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali R: Use of a modified Cloward technique for anterior cervical fusion. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, September 21-26, 2002.

  11. Mohan AL, Hillard VH, Omeis I, Murali R, Das K: History of instrumentation for stabilization of the thoracolumbar spine. 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, April 26-May 1, 2003.

  12. Mohan AL, Murali R, Benzil DL: Impact of New York State 405 workforce regulations at one institution. 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, April 26-May 1, 2003.

  13. Hornyak MJ, Hillard VH, Nwagwu C, Zablow B, Murali R: Ruptured intrasellar superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm presenting with pure subdural hematoma and retinal hemorrhage. 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, April 26-May 1, 2003.

  14. Hillard VH, Omeis I, Mohan AL, DeMattia JA, Murali R, Das K: Instrumentation of the cervical spine: A historical review. 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, April 26-May 1, 2003.

  15. DeMattia JA, Jamoona A, Hillard VH, Murali R, Das K: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) using a single piece of femoral cortical bone allograft: Early results and comparison with posterior lumbar interbody fusion. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 5-8, 2003.

  16. Hillard VH, Das K, Murali R, Etlinger JD, Zeman RJ: Combination of X-irradiation and Tempol effect on locomotor recovery in spinal cord injury. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 54th Annual Meeting , San Francisco, October 16-21, 2004.

  17. Rovit RL, Robb J, Simon AS, Drew J, Murali R: Why are neurosurgeons being sued for malpractice? An analysis of closed claims against neurosurgeons in New York State (1999-2003). 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, April 16-21, 2005.

  18. Harter D, Hillard V, Gulati A, Braun A, Melamed M, Benzil D, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: p53 gene in cancer metastasis to the brain. Proc. Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research 46, 2005. Presented in Anaheim, CA, April 16-20, 2005.

  19. Picket G, Duggal N, Hillard V, Murali R, Das K: Long-term radiographic results in treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with posterior decompression and lateral mass screw-rod stabilization. World Spine III: An Interdisciplinary Congress on Spine Care. North American Spine Society, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 31-August 3, 2005.

  20. Jamoona A, Zohrabian VM, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Coordination of tumor suppressor p53 and PI3K/PTEN-Akt-mTOR signaling pathways in glioblastoma multiforme pathogenesis. American Association for Cancer Research. Proc. Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research 47, 2006. Presented at 97th Annual Meeting, 2006.

  21. Zohrabian VM, Jamoona A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Rho GTPase modulates glioblastoma multiforme cell migration via MAPK/ERK and p70S6k signaling pathways. Proc. Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research 47, 2006. Presented at 97th Annual Meeting, 2006.

  22. Hunter CL, Pacione D, Hornyak M, and Murali R: Giant tumor of the cervical spine. 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 2006.

  23. Nagpal J, Jamoona A, Nandu H, Chau Z, Gulati N, Mohan A, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Contribution of PI3K/PTEN-Akt/mTor related signaling pathways in cell growth, migration, and drug resistance of glioblastoma multiforme. Proc. Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research, 48, 98th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 14-18, 2007.

  24. Chau Z, Gulati ND, Nandu H, Nagpal J, Zohrabian VM, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: RhoA/Rho kinase influences glioblastoma multiforme cell migration and proliferation via interaction with TGF-ß and ERK signaling pathways. Proc. Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research, 48, 98th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 14-18, 2007.

  25. Mohan AL, Braun A, Tenner M, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Gene expression analysis of sporadic hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system. Digital poster. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 15-20, 2007.

  26. Jamoona A, Zohrabian VM, Mohan AL, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Targeting dissemination of GBM by multiple molecular pathways. Oral presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 15-20, 2007.

  27. Omeis I, Chen W, Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Rozental R, Murali R, Abrahams J: Local delivery of cromakalim using a biodegradable controlled-release system prevents cerebral vasospasm in a rat subarachnoid hemorrhage model. Select poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 15-20, 2007.

  28. Forzani B, Gulati N, Kharazian M, Jamoona A, Braun A, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: mTORC1 and mTORC2 regulate cell proliferation in glioblastoma multiforme. Poster presentation. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, CA, April 12-16, 2008.

  29. Alba D, Kharazian M, Nandu H, Braun A, Omeis I, Das K, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Role of p53, MAPK, and NF-kB in metastatic brain tumors. Poster presentation. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, CA, April 12-16, 2008.

  30. Karsy M, Albert L, Ormond DR, Rajdev P, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Neural stem cells in the tumorigenesis of glioblastoma multiforme: identification of signaling pathways. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, Denver, CO, April 18-22, 2009. Poster presentation.

  31. Albert L, Karsy M, Gulati N, Geis MD, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: mTORC1 and mTORC2 involvement in activation of MAPK pathway via a PI3K/AKT-dependent feedback loop influences glioblastoma multiforme dissemination. Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, Denver, CO, April 18-22, 2009. Poster presentation.

  32. Albert L, Karsy M, Farinacci F, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Inhibition of mTOR activates the MAPK pathway in glioblastoma multiforme and provides a ovel basis for treatment. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 24-29, 2009. Poster presentation.

  33. Ormond DR, Karsy M, Alba D, Mohan A, Braun A, Murali M, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Tumor suppressor p53 modulates tumor metastases to the brain: signaling pathways associated with MAPK, NF-kB, and STAT3 in regulation of cancer stem cells.  Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 24-29, 2009. Poster presentation.

  34. Karsy M, Albert L, Farinacci F, Mohan A, Murali M, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme: involvement of cancer stem cells. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, May 1-5, 2010. E-poster presentation.

  35. Mohan AL, Gulati P, McKenna E, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M: Signaling pathways of medulloblastoma. 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-oncology. Vienna, Austria, June 20-23, 2010.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:
  1. Surgical aspects of intracranial aneurysms - section on anesthesiology and resuscitation. New York Academy of Medicine, January 5, 1983.

  2. Intracranial pressure monitoring: Indications, techniques and pitfalls - section on head trauma. Paul R. Cooper, Moderator, Neurosurgery/NYC, December 1983.

  3. Head injury problem cases - Panelist. Paul R. Cooper, Moderator, Neurosurgery/NYC, December 1983.

  4. Surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Videotape session. Neurosurgery/NYC, December 1983.

  5. Management of postoperative infections - Breakfast Seminar, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 1984.

  6. Headache and facial pain in sellar and parasellar lesions. Neuroscience Seminar - African Tour, Kenya, Africa, November 20, 1984.

  7. Lumbar canal stenosis - diagnosis and management. American Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, October 23, 1984.

  8. The problem of low back pain. Mini-symposium, Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, New York, November 30, 1984.

  9. Spinal injuries in ankylosing spondylitis. 8th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, Toronto, Canada, July 8, 1985.

  10. Surgical management of thoracolumbar fractures. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Neurotrauma '85 Seminar, November 2, 1985.

  11. Neurosurgical management of cancer pain. Neurosurgery/NYC 1985, December 9, 1985.

  12. Videotape workshops on operative techniques - Workshop I, aneurysms. Neurosurgery/NYC 1985, December 10, 1985.

  13. Nasocranial tumors. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, New York. October 10, 1986.

  14. Giant internal carotid artery aneurysm. New York Society of Neurosurgery Meeting Case Presentation. October 21, 1986.

  15. Temporal bone fractures - neurosurgical perspectives. New York City Otolaryngology Course 1986. November 8, 1986.

  16. Intracranial aneurysms. Videotape demonstration session. Neurosurgery/NYC 1986. December 9, 1986.

  17. Management of tumors of the paranasal sinus with intracranial extension. New York City/New England Neurosurgery Combined Meeting. October 16, 1987.

  18. Aneurysm Surgery Workshop. 1987 Videotape Demonstration. Neurosurgery/ New York City. December 8, 1987.

  19. An exotic cerebellar lesion. New York Society of Neurosurgery meeting. February 16, 1988.

  20. Diagnosis and management of nasocranial tumors. Symposium on Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh. September 15, 1988.

  21. Name this tumor - giant cell/aneurysmal bone cyst of spine. Murali R, Wojak J. Neurosurgery/New York City. November 21, 1988.

  22. A case of Merkel cell tumor of skull. New York Society of Neurosurgery. January 17, 1989.

  23. Diagnosis and management of nasocranial tumors. Murali, R. 9th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, New Delhi, India. October 8-13, 1989.

  24. An unusual cause for cervical radiculopathy - a case of cervical spine diastematomyelia. New York Society of Neurosurgery. November 21, 1989.

  25. Complications following radical surgery to excise anterior cranial fossa skull base tumor. Murali R, Anand V, Rovit, RL. Poster presentation at American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Nashville, 1990.

  26. Multiple cerebral lesions due to demyelination - Schilder's disease. New York Society of Neurosurgery, Curiosity Night. November 20, 1990.

  27. Pitfalls of anterior cervical spine surgery. Breakfast Seminar Panelist, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans. April 22, 1991.

  28. Tumors of Peripheral Nerves. New York Medical College Grand Rounds, November 1993.

  29. Indications and types of surgery in the management of Pott's Paraplegia. Neurosurgery, New York, Annual Meeting, Dec 1993.

  30. "An unusual skull base lesion" - Presented at New York Society of Neurosurgery. October 1995.

  31. Spontaneous CSF Rhinorrhea - Presented at New York Society of Neurosurgery. December 1996.

  32. Diagnosis and management of paranasal sinus tumors with intracranial extension. Grand Rounds Lecture at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, February, 1997.

  33. Tumors of Anterior Cranial Fossa and Paranasal Sinuses. Grand Rounds, New York Medical College/Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center. June 1997.

  34. Giant cerebral aneurysm. Presented at New York Society of Neurosurgery. October 1997.

  35. Amyloid deposition of ligamentum flavum in lumbar canal stenosis. Poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, October 1997.

  36. Tumors of the Peripheral Nerve. Grand Rounds at North Shore University Hospital. June 26, 1998.

  37. Peripheral procedures in the management of trigeminal neuralgia. Grand Rounds, New York Medical College, June 1999.

  38. Tumors of the Peripheral nerves and plexuses. Rosenow J.M and Murali R, Poster presentation, Congress of Neurological surgeons, Annual meeting, 1999.

  39. Single dose antibiotic prophylaxis for transsphenoidal surgery. World Federation of Neurosurgeons, Sydney, Australia, September 2001.

  40. Antibiotic prophylaxis for transsphenoidal surgery. Poster presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October 2001.

Clinical Research:
  1. Cooperative study of intracranial aneurysms and acute subarachnoid hemorrhage. Aneurysm Registry. Charlottesville, Virginia.
    Randomized placebo controlled study of nicardipine in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. 1987-1989.

    Co-Investigator.

    Published as: A randomized controlled trial of high dose intravenous nicardipine in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Haley E.C. Kassel N.F., Torner J.C. J.Neurosurgery 78:537-547, 1993.

  2. Cooperative study of intracranial aneurysms and acute subarachnoid hemorrhage. Aneurysm Registry. Charlottesville, Virginia.
    The comparison of two doses of nicardipine in subarachnoid hemorrhage. 1989-1991.

    Co-investigator.

    Published as: A randomized trial of two doses of nicardipine in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. A report of cooperative aneurysm study. Haley E.C. Kassel N.F., Torner J.C. et al J. Neurosurgery 80:788-796, 1994.

  3. Lumbar disc surgery: Results of the Prospective Lumbar Discectomy Study of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 1991.

    Participant.

    Published as: Abramovitz JN, Neff SR: Lumbar disc surgery. Results of the prospective lumbar discectomy study of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of the AANS and CNS. Neurosurgery 29:301-308, 1991.

    Co-investigator

  4. The Efficacy and safety of CERESTAT as a neuroprotective following severe traumatic brain injury@- a multinational, multicenter, randomized, placebo- controlled, study of the ability of aptiganel HCI to improve the functional outcome in severe brain injury patients.

    Principal Investigator, 1997.