Zerris A. Vasilios MD, MPH, MSc, FAANS
Medical Degree, with Distinction Brown University, USA
Masters in Public Health Harvard University, USA
Masters In Neuroscience Brown University, USA
B.A. Brown University, USA
Harvard University, USA
Tufts University, USA
Lahey Clinic, USA
Harvard University, USA Complex Spine Surgery
Brown University, USA Functional and Pain Neurosurgery
McLane Childrens Hospital, USA Paediatric Neurosurgery
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Chairman of Neurosurgery, Hygeia Hospital Greece
- Chairman of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Mitera Children’s Hospital Greece
- Professor of Neurosurgery, European University
- Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cyprus
- Professor of Neurosurgery Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Texas A & M University
- Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Graduate and Specialty Training Harvard University, USA
- Former Chairman Of Neurosurgery Henry Dunant Hospital Greece
- Former Chairman of Pediatric Neurosurgery Iaso Hospital Greece
- Forman Director of Neurosurgery University Medical Center, USA
- Former Director of Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery, Baylor Scott and White Hospital USA
Principal Investigator 450,000 $ Grant. Anaerobic bacteria as Tumor-Targeted Carriers for Oncolitic Cancer Therapy. My project is based and is in cooperation with the university of Nottingham. It sponsors and supervises a PhD student and investigates the efficacy of using bacterial spores as tumor specific carriers for chemotherapeutic and anti-angiogenic factors.
Co-Investigator Evidence Study- Re-operation vs. Spinal Cord Stimulation with Precision SCS System for failed back surgery.
Co-Investigator Medtronic Active Dystonia Therapy HUD – utilized for Parkinson and Psychiatric Disorders
Co-Investigator Infusion Systems- ITD system (intrathecal drug delivery system), Advanced Bionics Inc.
2019 Vasilios A Zerris MD MPH MSc, FAANS. Neurosurgical Review: For Daily Clinical Use and Oral Board Preparation. Thieme. 2019
2012 Vasilios A Zerris MD MPH MSc, Howard Smith MD JD, Gerhard Friehs MD. Texas Jurisprudence Study Guide. Xlibris. 2012
2015 W. Shucart, C. B. Heilman, R. Bhadelia, V. A. Zerris. Masses of the Lateral and Third Ventricles: Pathology, Imaging, and Treatment. In R. H. Wilkins, S. S. Rengachary. Neurosurgery, Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishing
2011 Donoghue JA, Bagley JH, Friehs GM, Zerris VA. Neuroprosthetics. In Winn Ed. Youmans Neurological Surgery, 2011.
- B. Heilman, V. A. Zerris, C. A. David. Operative Approaches to Petroclival Tumors. In A. Nanda ed. Posterior Fossa: Surgical Management. Thieme, New York.
2005 V. A. Zerris, G. M. Friehs, P. Sampath. Surgical Management of Injuries of the Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord. In HH Schmideck, WH Sweet, eds. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2005.
1999 G. M. Friehs, B. C. Walters, V. A. Zerris. Stereotactic Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. In J. K. Krauss, J. Jankovic, R. G. Grossman, eds. Movement Disorders Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
1998 Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression and Behavioral Testing after Striatal Gamma-Knife Lesioning of Hemi-Parkinsonian Rats. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1998
SELECTED ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:
2016 CT-Guided, Ethanol Sympatholysis for Primary Axillary – Palmar Hyperhidrosis
Tsitskani M., Friehs G., Zerris V., Georgiades C.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Dec. 39 (12): 1722 – 1727
2015 The effect of spinal osteotomics on spinal cord tension and dural buckling: a cadaveric study.
Safain MG, Burke SM, Riesenburger RI, Zerris V, Hwang SW. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Apr 17:1-8.
2014 Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the thoracic spine.
Roguski M, Safain MG, Zerris VA, Kryzanski JT, Thomas CB, Magge SN, Riesenburger RI. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1679-85.
2010 Robin BN, Chaput CD, Zeitouni S, Rahm MD, Zerris VA, Sampson HW.
Cytokine-meidated inflammatory reaction following posterior cervical decompression and fusion with BMP. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1; 35(23):E1350-4.
2009 Risenburger RI, Hwag SW, Zerris V, Wu JK, Mahn K, Kilmo Jr P, Mignano J, Thompson CK, Yao KC. “Outcomes Following Single Treatment Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia with Minimum 3 Year Follow-up.” J Neurosurg. 2009 Sep 25.
Heilman CB, Zerris VA. Images in clinical medicine. Combined – system disease. New England Journal of Medicine. 2009 Jun 18; 360(25):2655.
2007 G. M. Friehs, M. C. Park, V. A. Zerris, M. A. Goldman, G. C. Norén, P. Sampath. Stereotactic Radiosurgery For Functional Disorders. Neurosurg Focus. 2007; 23(6):E3. Review
A. Zerris, K. James, C. B. Heilman. Comparison of the mechanical and biologic properties of three bovine derived dural substitutes. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007 Apr 26.
M. Schirmer, V. Zerris, A. M. Malek. Electrocautery-induced ignition of spark showers and self-sustained combustion of onyx ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. Neurosurgery. 2006 Oct; 59(4 Suppl 2):ONS413-8.
2005 Zerris VA, Noren GC, Shucart WA, Rogg J, Friehs GM. Targeting the Cranial Nerve: Microradiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia with CISS and 3D-flash MR Imaging Sequences. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jan; 102 Suppl: 107-10.
Chaves C, Freidberg SR, Lee G, Zerris V, Ries S, Chavali R. Cerebral vasospasm following intracranial hypotension caused by cerebrospinal fluid leak from an incidental lumbar durotomy. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jan; 102(1):152-5
2004 G. M. Friehs, V. A. Zerris, C. L. Ojakangas, M. R. Fellows, John P. Donoghue. Brain-Machine and Brain-Computer Interfaces. Stroke. 2004 Nov; 35(11 Suppl 1):2702-5.
2002 V. A. Zerris, D. Annino, C. B. Heilman. Nasofrontal Dermoid Sinus Cyst: Report of Two Cases. Neurosurgery. 2002 Sep; 51(3): 811-4; discussion 814.
A. Zerris, Z. Zheng, G C. Noren,, A. Sungarian, G. M. Friehs. Radiation and Regeneration: Behavioral Improvement and GDNF Expression after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the 6-OHDA Rodent Model of Hemi-Parkinsonism. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2002; 84:99-105.
B. Heilman, V. A. Zerris. Transient choroid plexus cysts and benign asymmetrical ventricles: a case suggesting a possible link: case report.
Neurosurgery. 2003 Jan; 52(1):213-5.
Rosenberg, V. Zerris, J. Borden. Gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. J Mass Dent Soc. 2001 Fall; 50(3):40-3, 49.
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