Saman Shabani, MD

Neurosurgery Resident, Class of 2021

Saman Shabani, MD

Sam grew up in Iran and left the country at the age of 16 due to religious persecution.  He and his family ended up in Los Angeles, where he later attended UCLA for undergraduate training in Psychobiology and graduated with Distinct Honors. Continuing his education, he moved to Long Island, New York, to attended Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree.

He has won numerous awards, including from the Golden Key International Honor Society. He is a member of AANS, CNS, and NAAS.

He has two younger brothers: one is a fourth year medical student at UW-Madison and will be going into ENT, and the other is still in high school. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his fiancé and family and to travel.

His interests in neurosurgery include: complex and minimally invasive spine surgeries, spinal tumors, and brain tumors.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2007-2010)
  • Doctor of Medicine, Stony Brook University, New York, NY (2010-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Golden Key International Honor Society – 2007 – 2010
  • UCLA Honors – 2007 – 2010
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award – 2008

  • Complex Spinal Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeries
  • Spinal and Brain Tumors
  • Spinal Deformities

Management and survival trends for adult patients with malignant gliomas in the setting of multiple primary tumors: a population based analysis. Nguyen, HS, Doan, NB, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Awad, AJ, Kaushal, M, Mortazavi, MM. J. Neurooncol. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-03028-4. PubMed PMID:30397742 .

Irradiation of pediatric glioblastoma cells promotes radioresistance and enhances glioma malignancy via genome-wide transcriptome changes. Alhajala, HS, Nguyen, HS, Shabani, S, Best, B, Kaushal, M, Al-Gizawiy, MM, Erin Ahn, EY, Knipstein, JA, Mirza, S, Schmainda, KM, Chitambar, CR, Doan, NB. Oncotarget. 2018;9 (75):34122-34131. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26137. PubMed PMID:30344926 PubMed Central PMC6183347.

Methotrexate-induced Leukoencephalopathy without Typical Restricted Diffusion on Diffusion-weighted Imaging and the Utility of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Support the Diagnosis. Doan, N, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Doan, H, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Mountoure, A, Janich, K, Chitambar, CR. Asian J Neurosurg. ;13 (3):848-850. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_324_16. PubMed PMID:30283563 PubMed Central PMC6159078.

Glioblastoma in the setting of prior lower grade gliomas - insights from SEER database. Nguyen, HS, Best, B, Doan, NB, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Awad, AJ, Kaushal, M, Mortazavi, MM. Oncotarget. 2018;9 (70):33271-33277. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26014. PubMed PMID:30279958 PubMed Central PMC6161794.

Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program-Based Analysis from 2004 to 2013. Nguyen, HS, Doan, NB, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Awad, AJ, Best, B, Kaushal, M, Mortazavi, MM. World Neurosurg. 2018;118 :e263-e268. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.169. PubMed PMID:29966782 .

Intracranial hemangioblastoma - A SEER-based analysis 2004-2013. Nguyen, HS, Doan, NB, Gelsomino, M, Shabani, S, Awad, AJ, Kaushal, M, Mortazavi, MM. Oncotarget. 2018;9 (46):28009-28015. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.25534. PubMed PMID:29963258 PubMed Central PMC6021332.

Molecular Markers of Therapy-Resistant Glioblastoma and Potential Strategy to Combat Resistance. Nguyen, HS, Shabani, S, Awad, AJ, Kaushal, M, Doan, N. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19 (6):. doi: 10.3390/ijms19061765. PubMed PMID:29899215 PubMed Central PMC6032212.

Safe Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Conjunction with the Integra Camino Bolt for the Drainage of Chronic Subdural Hematoma. Doan, NB, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Doan, H, Montoure, A, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Janich, K. Asian J Neurosurg. ;13 (2):485-486. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_230_16. PubMed PMID:29682068 PubMed Central PMC5898139.

A Rare Extra-Axial Midline Tentorial Adult Medulloblastoma with Dural-Tail Sign Mimicking a Meningioma. Doan, NB, Patel, M, Nguyen, HS, Janich, K, Montoure, A, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M. Asian J Neurosurg. ;13 (2):475-477. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.228563. PubMed PMID:29682065 PubMed Central PMC5898136.

Good Outcomes with the Intraventricular Vancomycin Therapy in a Patient with Ruptured Brain Abscesses. Doan, N, Nguyen, H, Luyuan, L, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Johnson, V. Asian J Neurosurg. ;13 (2):396-399. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.185065. PubMed PMID:29682042 PubMed Central PMC5898113.

A Novel Application of the Integra Camino Bolt for the Drainage of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Technical Note. Doan, NB, Nguyen, H, Janich, K, Montoure, A, Mohit, P, Shabani, S, Gelsomino, M, Mueller, WM, Kurpad, S. Asian J Neurosurg. ;13 (2):380-382. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.228518. PubMed PMID:29682038 PubMed Central PMC5898109.

Molecular Targeting of Acid Ceramidase in Glioblastoma: A Review of Its Role, Potential Treatment, and Challenges. Nguyen, HS, Awad, AJ, Shabani, S, Doan, N. Pharmaceutics. 2018;10 (2):. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics10020045. PubMed PMID:29642535 PubMed Central PMC6027516.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Intraspinal psammomatous melanotic schwannoma not associated with Carney complex: case report. Shabani, S, Fiore, SM, Seidman, R, Davis, RP. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015;23 (2):233-8. doi: 10.3171/2014.11.SPINE13990. PubMed PMID:25978075 .

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Intraspinal Psammomatous Melanotic Schwannoma not Associated with Carney Complex: Case Report and Review of Literature
Presented: 2016 at the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL
Upright MRI Cervical Spine: Neck Pain and Radiculopathy
Presented: 2016 at the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL
Upright MRI of the Lumbar Spine: Back pain and Radiculopathy
Presented: 2016 at the Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, IL
Aortic Root Aneurysm Asymmetry in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (TAAD) Syndrome
Presented: 2008 Aortic Symposium for Thoracic Surgery – New York, NY