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neurosurgery

Houston, Texas

A full range of modern neurosurgical specialties and techniques are provided by top BCM neurosurgery specialists.
Department of Neurosurgery
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Shankar P. Gopinath, M.D.

Shankar P. Gopinath, M.D.Associate ProfessorChief of Service, Ben Taub Hospital

Medical School

  • Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India

Internship

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; Baylor College of Medicine

Residency

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Clinical: General neurosurgery and neurotrauma

Professional Associations

  • Joint Section on Spinal Disorders, Congress of Neurosurgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    Society for Neuroscience
    Pituitary Society of America
    Southern Medical Association
    Southern Neurosurgical Society
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Houston Neurological Society
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Contact Information

  • Department of Neurosurgery
    1709 Dryden, Suite 750
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: 713-798-4696
    Fax: 713-798-8063

Selected Publications

  • Bell MJ, Robertson CS, Kochanek PM, Goodman JC, Gopinath SP, Carcillo JA, Clark RS, Marion DW, Mi Z, Jackson EK: Interstitial brain adenosine and xanthine increase during jugular venous oxygen desaturations in humans after traumatic brain injury. Critical Care Medicine 2001; 29:399-404

    Contant CF, Valadka AB, Gopinath SP, Hannay HJ, Robertson CS: Adult respiratory distress syndrome: a complication of induced hypertension after severe head injury. Journal of Neurosurgery 2001; 95:560-568

    Gopinath SP, Valadka AB, Goodman JC, Robertson CS: Extracellular glutamate and aspartate in head injured patients. Acta Neurochir Suppl 2000; 76:437-438

    Valadka AB, Gopinath SP, Mizutani Y, Chacko AG, Robertson CS: Similarities between civilian gunshot wounds to the head and nongunshot head injuries. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care 2000; 48:296-302

    Valadka AB, Gopinath SP, Robertson CS: Midline shift after severe head injury: Pathophysiologic implications. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care 2000; 49:1-10

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