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Investigator Profile

Uzma Samadani

Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD

Positions
Staff Neurosurgeon, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis VA
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
Education
BA University of Wisconsin-Madison; MD, PhD University of Illinois-Chicago
Contact Information
uzma.samadani@va.gov
Research Interests
My lab's mission statement is to prevent, classify and treat brain and spinal cord injury via the development of objective and algorithmic measures. The current status quo for brain injury is that many injuries are not seen on conventional imaging and are either missed entirely or thought to be exaggerated. The lack of objective measures also contributes to inequity in treatment and outcome for people with brain injury. Objective measures can be physiologic (eye tracking), inform regarding cellular damage (serum markers) or anatomical (imaging). Combining measures can lead to better classification of brain injury, improved ability to test prophylactics and therapeutics, and thus better outcomes. My laboratory also investigates the capacity for epidural spinal cord stimulation to improve outcomes after spinal cord injury in conjunction with other investigators.
Publications
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Neurology & Neurobiology
MeSH Key Words
Brain; Brain Injury, Traumatic; Subdural Hemorrhage; Intracranial Hemorrhage; Concussion; Exercise; Anticoagulation
Professional Networking
Google Scholar
Links
University of Minnesota profile | Website