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Avinash Mohan, M.D.

Resume of: Avinash Mohan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Full-time Faculty, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery


September 1993 - May 1997 B.A. in Biology and Economics Graduated with honors
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
July 1997 - May 2001 M.D. 
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Internship and Residency:

July 2001 - June 2002 New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Intern in General Surgery
July 2002 - June 2007 Resident in Neurosurgery
July 2006 - June 2007 Chief Resident


July 2007 - June 2008 Children's Memorial Hospital
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery
July 2003 - June 2004 Research Fellow, Skirball Research Institute, NYU School of Medicine 
(Supervisor: Howard Weiner, M.D., Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery)

Honors and Awards:

2004 Best Resident Abstract, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, AANS/CNS Section
on Tumors Biennial Symposium
2004 Second Prize, New York State Neurosurgical Society Resident Competition
2003 - 2004 Resident Delegate for New York State, Council of State Neurosurgical 
2001 International Elective Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
1998 Crile Research Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University School of
1996 Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins
1994 - 1997 Dean's List, The Johns Hopkins University
1996 Alpha Epsilon Delta (national pre-health honor society), The Johns Hopkins
1996 Golden Key National Honor Society

Board Certification:

2004 USMLE Step I, II, III Completed
2005 American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Primary Written Exam Passed

  1. Bowman RM, Mohan AL, Seibly JM, McClone DG: Tethered cord syndrome: A long-term study of 114 patients. Submitted: Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
  2. 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. Oncology Report 18(2): 321-8, 2007.
  3. 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 Research 26:3-9: 2006.
  4. Cutler AR, Siddiqui S, Mohan AL, Hillard VH, Cerabona F, Das K: Comparison of polyetherether ketone cages to femoral cortical allograft as a single piece interbody spacer in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J Neurosurg Spine 5(6): December 2006.
  5. Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Mohan A, Hirschfeld A, Zablow B, Omeis I: Images in Clinical Medicine: Hyperdense MCA sign. The Internet Journal of Radiology 4(2): 2006.
  6. Mokashi A, Mohan AL, Narayan P, Jayabose S: Listless infant in the emergency department. E-Medicine 2005.
  7. Mohan AL, Slim M, Benzil DL: Knife wound to the posterior fossa in a child. Childs Nerv Syst. 21(3):255-8, 2005.
  8. Mohan AL, Das K: History of surgery for the correction of spinal deformity. Neurosurg Focus 14(1): 1-5, 2003.
  9. Couldwell WT, Mohan AL: Enlargement of a vestibular schwannoma after stereotactic radiotherapy. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 144(12): 1319-22, 2002.
  10. Li Q, Kopecky KJ, Mohan A, Willman CL, Appelbaum FR, Weick JK, Issa JP: Estrogen receptor methylation is associated with improved survival in adult acute myeloid leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 5(5): 1077-84, 1999.
  11. Issa JP, Kantarjian H, Mohan A, O'Brien S, Cortes J, Pierce S, Talpaz M: Methylation of the ABL1 promoter in chronic myelogenous leukemia: lack of prognostic significance. Blood 93(6): 2075-80, 1999.
  12. Ahuja N, Li Q, Mohan AL, Baylin SB, Issa JP: Aging and DNA methylation in colorectal mucosa and cancer. Cancer Res 58(23): 5489-94, 1998.
  13. Ahuja N, Mohan AL, Li Qu, Stolker JM, Herman JG, Hamilton St, Baylin SB, Issa JP: 
    Association between CpG island methylation and microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer. Cancer Res 57:3370-3374, 1997.

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Selected Presentations:
  1. Mohan AL, Tomita T: Long term follow-up on CSF Cytology and Arachnoid Biopsy from the Cisterna Magna in Patients with Medulloblastoma. Oral Presentation. International Symposium of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, 2008.
  2. Mohan AL, Seibly JM, McClone DG, Bowman RM: Tethered Cord Syndrome: A Long-term Study of 114 patients. Oral Presentation. AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual Meeting, 2007.
  3. Mohan AL, Turnbull DH, Joyner AL, Weiner HL: Activation of Smoothened induces medulloblastomas in mice. Oral Presentation. AANS/CNS Biennial Section on Tumors, 2004.
  4. Weiner HL, Mohan AL, Pompeiano M, Turnbull DH, Joyner AL: Mutations in the Sonic Hedgehog pathway enhance medulloblastoma induction. Oral Presentation. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2003.
  5. Mohan AL, Murali R, Benzil D: Impact of New York State 405 workforce regulations at one institution. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2003.
  6. Mohan AL, Hillard V, Omeis I, Murali R, Das K: History of instrumentation for stabilization of the thoracolumbar spine. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2003.

Book Chapters:
  1. Mohan AL and Bowman R. Birth Head Trauma. Youmans Neurological Surgery. Submitted 2008
  2. Mohan AL and Tomita T. Optic Pathway and Hypothalamic Gliomas in Children. Youmans Neurological Surgery. Submitted 2008.