Ninh Doan, MD

Neurosurgery Resident, Class of 2018

Ninh Doan, MD

Ninh attended the University of California-Davis, where he obtained a degree in Biochemistry. He then moved to Chicago to attend the medical scientist-training program (MSTP) at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Currently his research is focusing on acid Ceramadise inhibitors. He has received multiple grants up to $120,000 from multiple foundations, including The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information. He is a member of AANS and CNS. He now lives in Milwaukee with his wife, two daughters, and one son.

His interest in neurosurgery includes neuro-trauma, general neurosurgery, spinal surgery, and neuro-oncology.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA (1999-2001)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL (2002-2010)

Publications

Acid ceramidase confers radioresistance to glioblastoma cells. Doan, NB, Nguyen, HS, Al-Gizawiy, MM, Mueller, WM, Sabbadini, RA, Rand, SD, Connelly, JM, Chitambar, CR, Schmainda, KM, Mirza, SP. Oncol. Rep. 2017;38 (4):1932-1940. doi: 10.3892/or.2017.5855. PubMed PMID:28765947 PubMed Central PMC5652937.

Acid ceramidase is a novel drug target for pediatric brain tumors. Doan, NB, Nguyen, HS, Montoure, A, Al-Gizawiy, MM, Mueller, WM, Kurpad, S, Rand, SD, Connelly, JM, Chitambar, CR, Schmainda, KM, Mirza, SP. Oncotarget. 2017;8 (15):24753-24761. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.15800. PubMed PMID:28445970 PubMed Central PMC5421885.

Dysembryoplastic Neuroectodermal Tumor: An Analysis from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, 2004-2013. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S. World Neurosurg. 2017;103 :380-385. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.093. PubMed PMID:28438654 .

Intracranial Subependymoma: A SEER Analysis 2004-2013. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S. World Neurosurg. 2017;101 :599-605. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.019. PubMed PMID:28232153 .

Patients with Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury: A Role for Computed Tomography Angiography of the Head to Evaluate Nontraumatic Causes? Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S. World Neurosurg. 2017;101 :506-508. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.042. PubMed PMID:28213195 .

Extent of T1+C Intensity Is a Predictor of Blood Loss in Resection of Meningioma. Nguyen, HS, Janich, K, Doan, N, Patel, M, Li, L, Mueller, W. World Neurosurg. 2017;101 :69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.01.098. PubMed PMID:28179171 .

Central cord syndrome in a patient with systemic sclerosis and cervical calcinosis: case report and review of literature. Nguyen, HS, Sharma, A, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Maiman, D. Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2016;2 :15029. doi: 10.1038/scsandc.2015.29. PubMed PMID:28053731 PubMed Central PMC5129387.

Intracranial subdural empyema mimicking a recurrent chronic subdural hematoma. Doan, N, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Mountoure, A, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Janich, K, Kurpad, S. J Surg Case Rep. 2016;2016 (9):. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw158. PubMed PMID:27651110 PubMed Central PMC5029463.

Transnasal Penetration of a Ballpoint Pen: Case Report and Review of Literature. Nguyen, HS, Oni-Orisan, A, Doan, N, Mueller, W. World Neurosurg. 2016;96 :611.e1-611.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.021. PubMed PMID:27641266 .

Pure tentorial subdural hematoma from rupture of aneurysm along the transmastoid branches of the occipital artery. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Zaidat, O. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 18):S499-501. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.187490. PubMed PMID:27583173 PubMed Central PMC4982346.

Case Report and Review of Literature of Delayed Acute Subdural Hematoma. Shabani, S, Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Baisden, JL. World Neurosurg. 2016;96 :66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.075. PubMed PMID:27567576 .

Glioblastoma Mimicking Meningioma: Report of 2 Cases. Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Mueller, W. World Neurosurg. 2016;95 :624.e9-624.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.048. PubMed PMID:27565475 .

Traumatic spondyloptosis at the cervico-thoracic junction without neurological deficits. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Lozen, A, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Kurpad, S. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 13):S366-9. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.182548. PubMed PMID:27274411 PubMed Central PMC4879840.

Primary Intracranial Synovial Sarcoma. Patel, M, Li, L, Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Sinson, G, Mueller, W. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2016;2016 :5608315. doi: 10.1155/2016/5608315. PubMed PMID:27247811 PubMed Central PMC4876212.

A rare remarkable recovery in a pediatric patient with the bi-hemispheric, transventricular trajectory craniocerebral gunshot wound. Doan, N, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Montoure, A, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Janich, K, Mueller, W. J Surg Case Rep. 2016;2016 (5):. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw076. PubMed PMID:27165750 PubMed Central PMC4862179.

Primary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor of the spine in an adult patient. Li, L, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Sharma, A, Maiman, D. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 :27. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.178523. PubMed PMID:27069744 PubMed Central PMC4802991.

Upright magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine: Back pain and radiculopathy. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Shabani, S, Baisden, J, Wolfla, C, Paskoff, G, Shender, B, Stemper, B. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. ;7 (1):31-7. doi: 10.4103/0974-8237.176619. PubMed PMID:27041883 PubMed Central PMC4790145.

Dilemmas surrounding the diagnosis of deep brain stimulation electrode infection without associated wound complications: A series of two cases. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Mueller, W. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 4):S121-4. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.176133. PubMed PMID:26958428 PubMed Central PMC4765243.

Fenestration of bone flap during decompressive craniotomy for subdural hematoma. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Wolfla, C, Pollock, G. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 :16. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.175899. PubMed PMID:26958422 PubMed Central PMC4766810.

Good outcomes in a patient with a Duret hemorrhage from an acute subdural hematoma. Nguyen, HS, Doan, NB, Gelsomino, MJ, Shabani, S, Mueller, WM. Int Med Case Rep J. 2016;9 :15-8. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S95809. PubMed PMID:26869816 PubMed Central PMC4734784.

Fenestration of bone flap during interval autologous cranioplasty. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Wolfla, C, Pollock, G. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 :190. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.172535. PubMed PMID:26759735 PubMed Central PMC4697200.

Marsupialization and distal obliteration of a lumbosacral dural ectasia in a nonsyndromic, adult patient. Nguyen, HS, Lozen, A, Doan, N, Gelsomin, M, Shabani, S, Maiman, D. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. ;6 (4):219-22. doi: 10.4103/0974-8237.167887. PubMed PMID:26692704 PubMed Central PMC4660503.

Coincidence of an anterior cerebral artery aneurysm and a glioblastoma: case report and review of literature. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Mueller, W, Zaidat, OO. Int Med Case Rep J. 2015;8 :295-9. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S93271. PubMed PMID:26648761 PubMed Central PMC4664496.

Lumbar spine endplate fractures: Biomechanical evaluation and clinical considerations through experimental induction of injury. Curry, WH, Pintar, FA, Doan, NB, Nguyen, HS, Eckardt, G, Baisden, JL, Maiman, DJ, Paskoff, GR, Shender, BS, Stemper, BD. J. Orthop. Res. 2016;34 (6):1084-91. doi: 10.1002/jor.23112. PubMed PMID:26610067 .

Granulomatous amebic encephalitis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Doan, N, Rozansky, G, Nguyen, HS, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Mueller, W, Johnson, V. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 (Suppl 18):S459-62. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.166788. PubMed PMID:26539322 PubMed Central PMC4604647.

Co-presentation of a subdural empyema and an infected ventriculoperitoneal shunt in an adult patient: A rare complication with review of literature. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Mueller, W. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 (Suppl 18):S455-8. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.166785. PubMed PMID:26539321 PubMed Central PMC4604643.

Surgical decompression coupled with diagnostic dynamic intraoperative angiography for bow hunter's syndrome. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Eckardt, G, Pollock, G. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 :147. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.165173. PubMed PMID:26487972 PubMed Central PMC4584440.

A completely thrombosed, nongiant middle cerebral artery aneurysm mimicking an intra-axial neoplasm. Nguyen, HS, Doan, N, Eckardt, G, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Brown, WD, Mueller, W, Pollock, G. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 :146. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.164696. PubMed PMID:26425396 PubMed Central PMC4571614.

alpha-Macroglobulins are present in some gram-negative bacteria: characterization of the alpha2-macroglobulin from Escherichia coli. Doan, N, Gettins, PG. J. Biol. Chem. 2008;283 (42):28747-56. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M803127200. PubMed PMID:18697741 PubMed Central PMC2568910.

Human alpha2-macroglobulin is composed of multiple domains, as predicted by homology with complement component C3. Doan, N, Gettins, PG. Biochem. J. 2007;407 (1):23-30. doi: 10.1042/BJ20070764. PubMed PMID:17608619 PubMed Central PMC2267405.

Synthesis and screening of "one-bead one-compound" combinatorial peptide libraries. Lam, KS, Lehman, AL, Song, A, Doan, N, Enstrom, AM, Maxwell, J, Liu, R. Meth. Enzymol. 2003;369 :298-322. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(03)69017-8. PubMed PMID:14722961 .

Hypotonic induction of SGK1 and Na+ transport in A6 cells. Rozansky, DJ, Wang, J, Doan, N, Purdy, T, Faulk, T, Bhargava, A, Dawson, K, Pearce, D. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2002;283 (1):F105-13. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00176.2001. PubMed PMID:12060592 .

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