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Tomoko Tanaka

CredentialsDiplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates
States of Arkansas
States of Missouri
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNeurosurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionNeurosurgery Faculty
Address800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 507
Little Rock AR 72202
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0897-8217 Additional info
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    Pediatric Neurosurgery

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    Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA06/2011Neurosurgery Residency
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA07/2004Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, JAPANMD03/1993Medicine
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    1993Valedictorian of Medical School, Kitasato University School of Medicine
    2011 - 2012Top 4 Fellow Project finalist for University of Missouri’s MU Bio design & Innovation Program, University of Missouri
    2017All-Star Faculty Award, University of Missouri, Division of Neurosurgery
    2018 Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Research Funding Award, University of Missouri, Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equality
    2018AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Development Conference Travel Award. Award, Women in Medicine and Medical Science of University Missouri

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         (Tomoko Tanaka)Dec 1, 2019 - Oct 30, 2023
    ACRI
    Spinal Cord Injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Tomoko Taaka)Jan 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    North American Spine Society
    The severity of preoperative A1c and predicting postoperative complications in spine surgery.
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Tomoko Tanaka)Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
    Leda J. Sears Trust Fund Department of Child Health
    MRI finding of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Tomoko Tanaka)Dec 1, 2012 - Oct 30, 2016
    University of Missouri
    Spinal Cord Injury and Gold Nano Medicine.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tanaka T, Bradford T, Litofsky NS. Severity of Preoperative HbA1c and Predicting Postoperative Complications in Spine Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2021 Nov; 155:e770-e777. PMID: 34520868.
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    2. Tanaka T, Young HL, Norozian F, Dalabih A, Glasier CM, Albert GW. Fatal Cerebral Vasospasm following a Haemophilus influenzae Meningitis in a Young Child with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2021; 56(1):90-93. PMID: 33508836.
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    3. Tanaka T, Arnold L, Gabriela Mazuru D, Golzy M, Carr SB, Litofsky NS. Pineal cysts: Does anyone need long-term follow up? J Clin Neurosci. 2021 Jan; 83:146-151. PMID: 33272885.
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    4. Street ME, Muzaffar AR, Tanaka T. A case report: resolution of Chiari I malformation after helmet therapy for deformational brachycephaly. Childs Nerv Syst. 2021 06; 37(6):2121-2124. PMID: 33009608.
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    5. Roider L, Ungerer G, Shock L, Aldridge K, Al-Samarraie M, Tanaka T, Muzaffar A. Increased Incidence of Ophthalmologic Findings in Children With Concurrent Isolated Nonsyndromic Metopic Suture Abnormalities and Deformational Cranial Vault Asymmetry. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 04; 58(4):497-504. PMID: 32929979.
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    6. Sinclair K, Emerson JA, Tanaka T. Atlantoaxial Instability Resulting in Intractable Nausea in a Person with C5 Complete Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report. PM R. 2019 04; 11(4):440-445. PMID: 30779866.
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    7. Applegren ND, Shock LA, Aldridge KJ, Derrick CD, Tanaka T, Baker CL, Muzaffar AR. Relationship of a Metopic Ridge and Anterior Cranial Volume Measured by a Noninvasive Laser Shape Digitizer. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jan; 29(1):76-81. PMID: 29065051.
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    8. Tanaka T, Boddepalli RS, Miller DC, Cao Z, Sindhwani V, Coates JR, Govindarajan R, Litofsky NS. Electrodiagnostic and Advanced Neuroimaging Characterization for Successful Treatment of Spinal Extradural Arachnoid Cyst. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan; 109:298-303. PMID: 29032220.
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    9. Makler V, Goldstein CL, Hoernschemeyer D, Tanaka T. Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia in mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler syndrome) treated with posterior fossa decompression: Case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8:80. PMID: 28607814.
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    10. Tanaka T, Harris CJ, Barnett SS, Litofsky NS. A Successful Treatment of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy with Choroid Plexus Cauterization for Hydrocephalus in Walker-Warburg Syndrome. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2016; 2016:7627289. PMID: 28116189.
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    11. Tanaka T, Litofsky NS. Anti-epileptic drugs in pediatric traumatic brain injury. Expert Rev Neurother. 2016 10; 16(10):1229-34. PMID: 27292776.
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    12. McEwan TW, Martin AL, Tanaka T, Aldridge K, Muzaffar AR. Evaluating Children With Metopic Craniosynostosis: The Cephalic Width-Intercoronal Distance Ratio. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016 07; 53(4):e95-e100. PMID: 26090786.
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    13. Jayarao M, Sohl K, Tanaka T. Chiari malformation I and autism spectrum disorder: an underrecognized coexistence. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 15(1):96-100. PMID: 25396704.
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    14. Litofsky NS, Farooqui A, Tanaka T, Norregaard T. Use of the Electronic Health Record to Track Continuity of Care in Neurological Surgery Residency. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Sep; 6(3):507-11. PMID: 26279776.
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    15. Lee J, Tanaka T, Westgate S, Nanda A, Cress M, Litofsky NS. Hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery in a large bilateral thalamic and Basal Ganglia arteriovenous malformation. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013; 2013:631028. PMID: 24307961.
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    16. Spurgeon AN, Cress MC, Gabor O, Ding QQ, Tanaka T, Miller DC. Oncogenic brain metazoan parasite infection. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013; 2013:263718. PMID: 24151568.
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    17. Miller BA, Tanaka T, Ioachimescu AG, Vincentelli C, Appin CL, Oyesiku NM. Transformation of a Silent Adrencorticotrophic Pituitary Tumor Into Central Nervous System Melanoma. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2013 Apr-Jun; 1(2):2324709613494008. PMID: 26425577.
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    18. Tanaka T, Olson JJ. Case study: brain abscess without an obvious source of infection. J Med Assoc Ga. 2011; 100(2):25. PMID: 21919405.
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    19. Hui FK, Tumialán LM, Tanaka T, Cawley CM, Zhang YJ. Clinical differences between angiographically negative, diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage and perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2009; 11(1):64-70. PMID: 19277905.
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    20. Tanaka T, Ling BC, Rubinstein JH, Crone KR. Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome in children with tethered spinal cord. J Neurosurg. 2006 Oct; 105(4 Suppl):261-4. PMID: 17328274.
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    21. Levine NB, Tanaka T, Jones BV, Crone KR. Minimally invasive management of a traumatic artery aneurysm resulting from shaken baby syndrome. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2004 May-Jun; 40(3):128-31. PMID: 15367803.
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    22. Utsuki S, Kawano N, Oka H, Tanaka T, Suwa T, Fujii K. Cerebral germinoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells: feasibility of predicting prognosis using the serum hCG level. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1999; 141(9):975-7; discussion 977-8. PMID: 10526079.
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    23. Oka H, Kawano N, Tanaka T, Utsuki S, Kobayashi I, Maezawa H, Fujii K. Long-term functional outcome of suprasellar germinomas: usefulness and limitations of radiotherapy. J Neurooncol. 1998 Nov; 40(2):185-90. PMID: 9892101.
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    24. Tanaka T, Oka H, Kawano N, Kobayashi I, Saegusa H, Fujii K. Juvenile symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1998 Sep; 38(9):578-81. PMID: 9805905.
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    25. Tanaka T, Yamazaki Y, Mii K, Suwa T, Yada K. Syringomyelia with basilar impression in osteogenesis imperfecta. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1996; 138(7):888-9. PMID: 8869720.
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    26. Akiyama H, Misu Y, Yoshida T, Tanaka T, Endo M, Soma K. CT of subarachnoid hemorrhage with subhyaloid hemorrhage. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1995 Mar-Apr; 19(2):327-9. PMID: 7890868.
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