Ha Son Nguyen, MD

Neurosurgery Resident, Class of 2018

Ha Son Nguyen, MD

Ha was raised in Sacramento, California. He attended the University of California, Davis, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a minor in English. He then went on to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree at Indiana University. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and Congress of Neurological Surgery. His interest in neurosurgery include neuro-trauma, general neurosurgery, and spinal surgery.

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University (2007-2011)

Honors & Awards

  • AOA

  • Neurotrauma
  • Neurooncology

Delayed Retroclival and Cervical Spinal Subdural Hematoma Complicated by Preexisting Chiari Malformation in Adult Trauma Patient. Nguyen, HS, Choi, H, Kurpad, S, Soliman, H. World Neurosurg. 2017;105 :1039.e1-1039.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.114. PubMed PMID:28647656 .

Radiodensity of intraventricular hemorrhage associated with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage may be a negative predictor of outcome. Nguyen, HS, Li, L, Patel, M, Kurpad, S, Mueller, W. J. Neurosurg. 2017; :1-5. doi: 10.3171/2016.11.JNS152839. PubMed PMID:28474990 .

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 .

Extensive Multilevel Split Laminotomy for Debulking a Cervicothoracolumbar Nondysraphic Intramedullary Spinal-Cord Lipoma in a 2-Month-Old Infant. Nguyen, HS, Lew, S. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2017;52 (3):189-194. doi: 10.1159/000459628. PubMed PMID:28329748 .

Traumatic high-grade spondylolisthesis at C7-T1 with no neurological deficits: Case series, literature review, and biomechanical implications. Nguyen, HS, Soliman, H, Kurpad, S. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. ;8 (1):74-78. doi: 10.4103/0974-8237.199880. PubMed PMID:28250641 PubMed Central PMC5324365.

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.

Delayed hydrocephalus associated with traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation: Case report and literature review. Sharma, A, Nguyen, HS, Sharma, A, Lozen, A, Kurpad, S. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 25):S679-S681. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.191076. PubMed PMID:27843685 PubMed Central PMC5054641.

Quantitative estimation of a ratio of intracranial cerebrospinal fluid volume to brain volume based on segmentation of CT images in patients with extra-axial hematoma. Nguyen, HS, Patel, M, Li, L, Kurpad, S, Mueller, W. Neuroradiol J. 2017;30 (1):10-14. doi: 10.1177/1971400916678227. PubMed PMID:27837185 PubMed Central PMC5564336.

Brain metastases from breast cancer during pregnancy. Sharma, A, Nguyen, HS, Lozen, A, Sharma, A, Mueller, W. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 23):S603-6. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.189730. PubMed PMID:27656319 PubMed Central PMC5025954.

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 .

Changing threshold for AIS scores of thoracolumbar compression fractures. Soliman, HM, Nguyen, HS, Banerjee, A, Pintar, F, Yoganandan, N, Kurpad, S, Maiman, D. Traffic Inj Prev. 2016;17 Suppl 1 :11-5. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2016.1198870. PubMed PMID:27586096 .

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 .

To Retain or Remove the Bone Flap During Evacuation of Acute Subdural Hematoma: Factors Associated with Perioperative Brain Edema. Nguyen, HS, Janich, K, Sharma, A, Patel, M, Mueller, W. World Neurosurg. 2016;95 :85-90. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.067. PubMed PMID:27476687 .

Density measurements with computed tomography in patients with extra-axial hematoma can quantitatively estimate a degree of brain compression. Nguyen, HS, Li, L, Patel, M, Mueller, W. Neuroradiol J. 2016;29 (5):372-6. doi: 10.1177/1971400916658795. PubMed PMID:27385774 PubMed Central PMC5032917.

Equestrian-Related Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population. Nguyen, HS, Lew, S. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2016;51 (6):279-283. doi: 10.1159/000446402. PubMed PMID:27322378 .

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.

Intracranial subdural empyema after surgery for lumbar lipomyelomeningocele: A rare complication. Nguyen, HS, Foy, A, Havens, P. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 12):S301-4. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.182388. PubMed PMID:27274400 PubMed Central PMC4879841.

CT Hounsfield Units as a Predictor for the Worsening of Traumatic Vertebral Compression Fractures. Nguyen, HS, Soliman, HM, Patel, M, Li, L, Kurpad, S, Maiman, D. World Neurosurg. 2016;93 :50-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.05.069. PubMed PMID:27262645 .

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.

An Unusual Case of Asystole Occurring during Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. Nguyen, HS, Woehlck, H, Pahapill, P. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2016;2016 :8930296. doi: 10.1155/2016/8930296. PubMed PMID:27217962 PubMed Central PMC4863081.

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.

Isolated traumatic retroclival hematoma: case report and review of literature. Nguyen, HS, Shabani, S, Lew, S. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016;32 (9):1749-55. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3098-y. PubMed PMID:27117267 PubMed Central PMC5021739.

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.

Resection of a recurrent cervical internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm after failed endovascular therapy. Nguyen, HS, Oni-Orisan, A, Cochran, J, Pollock, G. Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7 (Suppl 2):S49-52. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.173571. PubMed PMID:26862461 PubMed Central PMC4722514.

Subacute Subdural Hematoma in a Patient with Bilateral DBS Electrodes. Nguyen, HS, Pahapill, PA. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2015;2015 :390727. doi: 10.1155/2015/390727. PubMed PMID:26779357 PubMed Central PMC4686703.

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.

Posterolateral lumbar fusion: Relationship between computed tomography Hounsfield units and symptomatic pseudoarthrosis. Nguyen, HS, Shabani, S, Patel, M, Maiman, D. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 (Suppl 24):S611-4. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.170443. PubMed PMID:26693390 PubMed Central PMC4671137.

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 .

Lumbopelvic parameters and the extent of lumbar fusion. Nguyen, HS, Yoganandan, N, Maiman, D. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6 :164. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.167214. PubMed PMID:26543673 PubMed Central PMC4610068.

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.

Unusual causes of papilledema: Two illustrative cases. Nguyen, HS, Haider, KM, Ackerman, LL. Surg Neurol Int. 2013;4 :60. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.110686. PubMed PMID:23646270 PubMed Central PMC3640228.

Intraventricular baclofen as an alternative to intrathecal baclofen for intractable spasticity or dystonia: outcomes and technical considerations. Turner, M, Nguyen, HS, Cohen-Gadol, AA. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012;10 (4):315-9. doi: 10.3171/2012.6.PEDS11456. PubMed PMID:22861196 .

Anatomic study of the lamina terminalis: neurosurgical relevance in approaching lesions within and around the third ventricle. Tubbs, RS, Nguyen, HS, Loukas, M, Cohen-Gadol, AA. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012;28 (8):1149-56. doi: 10.1007/s00381-012-1831-8. PubMed PMID:22678496 .

Outcomes for clip ligation and hematoma evacuation associated with 102 patients with ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms. Bohnstedt, BN, Nguyen, HS, Kulwin, CG, Shoja, MM, Helbig, GM, Leipzig, TJ, Payner, TD, Cohen-Gadol, AA. World Neurosurg. ;80 (3-4):335-41. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.03.008. PubMed PMID:22465372 .

The medial tentorial artery of Bernasconi-Cassinari: a comprehensive review of its anatomy and neurosurgical importance. Tubbs, RS, Nguyen, HS, Shoja, MM, Benninger, B, Loukas, M, Cohen-Gadol, AA. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011;153 (12):2485-90. doi: 10.1007/s00701-011-1195-y. PubMed PMID:21997380 .

A novel method for stereotactic, endoscope-assisted transtentorial placement of a shunt catheter into symptomatic posterior fossa cysts. Turner, MS, Nguyen, HS, Payner, TD, Cohen-Gadol, AA. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011;8 (1):15-21. doi: 10.3171/2011.4.PEDS10541. PubMed PMID:21721883 .

Spontaneous acute subdural hematoma due to fondaparinux: Report of two cases. Fryburg, K, Nguyen, HS, Cohen-Gadol, AA. Surg Neurol Int. 2011;2 :44. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.79759. PubMed PMID:21660271 PubMed Central PMC3108447.

A method to map the visual cortex during an awake craniotomy. Nguyen, HS, Sundaram, SV, Mosier, KM, Cohen-Gadol, AA. J. Neurosurg. 2011;114 (4):922-6. doi: 10.3171/2010.11.JNS101293. PubMed PMID:21235311 .

Life-saving decompressive craniectomy for diffuse cerebral edema during an episode of new-onset diabetic ketoacidosis: case report and review of the literature. Nguyen, HS, Callahan, JD, Cohen-Gadol, AA. Childs Nerv Syst. 2011;27 (4):657-64. doi: 10.1007/s00381-010-1285-9. PubMed PMID:20857120 .

Migration of a distal shunt catheter into the heart and pulmonary artery: report of a case and review of the literature. Nguyen, HS, Turner, M, Butty, SD, Cohen-Gadol, AA. Childs Nerv Syst. 2010;26 (8):1113-6. doi: 10.1007/s00381-010-1146-6. PubMed PMID:20393848 .

Search PubMed

  • An Unusual and Dramatic Case of Asystole During Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: A Case Report.  International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Conference – 2015
  • Upright MRI Lumbar Spine: A Comparison Among Foraminal, Disc, and Lumbar Alignment Parameters Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients. Congress of Neurological Surgeons – 2015
  • Lumbopelvic Parameters and the Extent of Lumbar Fusion. Congress of Neurological Surgeons – 2015
  • A Completely Thrombosed, Non-Giant Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Mimicking an Intra-axial Neoplasm.  Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology – 2015
  • Coincidence of an Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm and a Glioblastoma: Case Report and Review of Literature. Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology – 2015
  • Surgical Decompression Coupled with Diagnostic Dynamic Intraoperative Angiography for Bow Hunter’s Syndrome. Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology – 2015
  • Resection of a Recurrent Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Failed Endovascular Therapy. Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology – 2015
  • Contrast Enhancement and FLAIR signal along a Deep Brain Stimulation Electrode: 2 Cases. North American Neuromodulation Society – 2015
  • Upright MRI Cervical Spine: Neck Pain and Radiculopathy. AANS / CNS Spine Section – 2016
  • Fenestration of Bone Flap during Decompressive Craniectomy for Subdural Hematoma. International Neurotrauma Society, 12th Symposium – 2016
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Lumbar Spine Endplate Fractures. Orthopaedic Research Society – 2016
  • Central cord syndrome in a patient with systemic sclerosis and cervical calcinosis: case report and review of literature. North American Spine Society 12th Annual Evidence and Technology Spine Summit – 2016
  • The radiodensity of intraventricular hemorrhage associated with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is a negative predictor of outcome.  AANS / CNS Cerebrovascular Section – 2016
  • Are Trends with Computed Tomography Hounsfield Units among Patients with Surgical Epidural Hematoma Suggestive of Intracranial Pressure? American Association of Neurological Surgeons – 2016
  • Fenestration of Bone Flap during Interval Autologous Cranioplasty. American Association of Neurological Surgeons – 2016
  • Good Outcomes in a Patient with a Duret Hemorrhage from an Acute Subdural Hematoma. American Association of Neurological Surgeons – 2016
  • Quantification of cerebrospinal fluid volume through image segmentation: a potential tool to evaluate intracranial pressure. American Association of Neurological Surgeons – 2016
  • Synovial sarcoma with intracranial metastases: a rare association in a series of two patients. EndoWorld – 2016
  • Rare Extra-axial Midline Tentorial Adult Medulloblastoma with the Dural-tail Sign Mimicking a Meningioma: A Case Report. EndoWorld – 2016
  • Upright MRI Lumbar Spine. Lumbar Spine Research Society – 2016
  • A Novel Application of the Integra Camino Bolt for the Drainage of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Technical Note. AANS / CNS Cerebrovascular Section – 2016
  • Progressive bevacizumab induced diffusion-restricted lesions indicate coagulative necrosis surrounded by non-enhancing tumor and are associated with decreased survival in recurrent glioblastoma patients. ASNR – 2016