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Noojan Kazemi

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNeurosurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionNeurosurgery Faculty
Address501 Jack Stephens Drive
Mail Slot # 507
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-526-7297
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    Noojan Kazemi, MD, FRACS received his Medical Degree from the University of Sydney and completed his neurosurgery residency at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then completed a two-year neurosurgery research fellowhsip at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Following residency, he obtained his fellowship training in complex spine surgery in both the Departments of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery at the University of Washington, followed by a minimally-invasive spine and brain tumor surgery fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington.Dr. Kazemi is board certified through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as spinal disorders and craniocervical distraction injuries. He has also authored several book chapters in major neurosurgery textbooks.His main interests include minimally-invasive surgical approaches to the spine including treatment of deformities and tumor conditions - as well as utilization of the newest techniques in performing peripheral nerve surgeries. His main academic interest lies in the application of evidence-based techniques to the practice of neurosurgery.


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    1. Gunasekaran A, de Los Reyes NKM, Walters J, Kazemi N. Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Surgical Treatment of Spontaneous Cervical Intradural Disc Herniations: A Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct 07. PMID: 29017982.
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    2. Chakhalian D, Gunasekaran A, Gandhi G, Bradley L, Mizell J, Kazemi N. Multidisciplinary surgical treatment of presacral meningocele and teratoma in an adult with Currarino triad. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:77. PMID: 28584680.
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    3. Moisi M, Fisahn C, Tubbs RS, Page J, Rice R, Paulson D, Kazemi N, Hanscom D, Oskouian RJ. Lateral Thoracic Osteoplastic Rib-Sparing Technique Used for Lateral Spine Surgery: Technical Note. Cureus. 2016 Jul 05; 8(7):e668. PMID: 27551648; PMCID: PMC4977224.
    4. Lieber BA, Chiang V, Prabhu AV, Agarwal N, Henry JK, Lin D, Kazemi N, Tabbosha M. Postoperative Complications for Elderly Patients After Single-Level Lumbar Fusions for Spondylolisthesis. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul; 91:149-53. PMID: 27020975.
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    5. Lieber B, Han B, Allen J, Fatterpekar G, Agarwal N, Kazemi N, Zagzag D. Utility of positron emission tomography in schwannomatosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Aug; 30:138-140. PMID: 26960263.
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    6. Lieber B, Han B, Strom RG, Mullin J, Frempong-Boadu AK, Agarwal N, Kazemi N, Tabbosha M. Preoperative Predictors of Spinal Infection within the National Surgical Quality Inpatient Database. World Neurosurg. 2016 May; 89:517-24. PMID: 26748173.
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    7. O Guinn DJ, Serletis D, Kazemi N. Fungal osteomyelitis with vertebral re-ossification. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 19:1-3. PMID: 26692163; PMCID: PMC4756086.
    8. Kazemi N, Crew LK, Tredway TL. The future of spine surgery: New horizons in the treatment of spinal disorders. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4(Suppl 1):S15-21. PMID: 23653885; PMCID: PMC3642747.
    9. Kazemi N, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, Vilela M. Incidence of blunt cerebrovascular injuries associated with craniocervical distraction injuries. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Nov; 3(4):63-4. PMID: 23526914; PMCID: PMC3592769.
    10. Brinkmann BH, Jones DT, Stead M, Kazemi N, O'Brien TJ, So EL, Blumenfeld H, Mullan BP, Worrell GA. Statistical parametric mapping demonstrates asymmetric uptake with Tc-99m ECD and Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT in normal brain. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012 Jan; 32(1):190-8. PMID: 21934696; PMCID: PMC3323300.
    11. Sears WR, Sergides IG, Kazemi N, Smith M, White GJ, Osburg B. Incidence and prevalence of surgery at segments adjacent to a previous posterior lumbar arthrodesis. Spine J. 2011 Jan; 11(1):11-20. PMID: 21168094.
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    12. Kazemi NJ, Worrell GA, Stead SM, Brinkmann BH, Mullan BP, O'Brien TJ, So EL. Ictal SPECT statistical parametric mapping in temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. Neurology. 2010 Jan 05; 74(1):70-6. PMID: 20038775; PMCID: PMC3462472.
    13. Bell ML, Rao S, So EL, Trenerry M, Kazemi N, Stead SM, Cascino G, Marsh R, Meyer FB, Watson RE, Giannini C, Worrell GA. Epilepsy surgery outcomes in temporal lobe epilepsy with a normal MRI. Epilepsia. 2009 Sep; 50(9):2053-60. PMID: 19389144; PMCID: PMC2841514.
    14. Claassen DO, Kazemi N, Zubkov AY, Wijdicks EF, Rabinstein AA. Restarting anticoagulation therapy after warfarin-associated intracerebral hemorrhage. Arch Neurol. 2008 Oct; 65(10):1313-8. PMID: 18852344.
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    15. Kodama K, Kazemi N, Ishii T. Bilateral cerebellopontine angle and multiple supratentorial masses. J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Jul; 13(6):659-60, 707-8. PMID: 16955554.
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    16. Kazemi NJ, Dennien B, Dan NG. Mistaken identity: a case of false positive on CT angiography. J Clin Neurosci. 2002 Jul; 9(4):464-6. PMID: 12217683.
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    17. Worrell GA, So EL, Kazemi J, O'Brien TJ, Mosewich RK, Cascino GD, Meyer FB, Marsh WR. Focal ictal beta discharge on scalp EEG predicts excellent outcome of frontal lobe epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia. 2002 Mar; 43(3):277-82. PMID: 11906513.
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    18. Kazemi NJ, So EL, Mosewich RK, O'Brien TJ, Cascino GD, Trenerry MR, Sharbrough FW. Resection of frontal encephalomalacias for intractable epilepsy: outcome and prognostic factors. Epilepsia. 1997 Jun; 38(6):670-7. PMID: 9186249.
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    19. Butow PN, Kazemi JN, Beeney LJ, Griffin AM, Dunn SM, Tattersall MH. When the diagnosis is cancer: patient communication experiences and preferences. Cancer. 1996 Jun 15; 77(12):2630-7. PMID: 8640715.
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