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Mark Dias

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentNeurosurgery
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Phone7175314384

 Overview 
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PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

Physician, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

EDUCATION:

M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1982
Internship, University of Health Centers of Pittsburgh, 1983
Internship, Presbyterian University Hospital
Residency, University of Pittsburgh-University Health Center of Pittsburgh, 1989
Residency, Presbyterian University Hospital
Fellowship, Primary Children's Hospital, The University of Utah, 1991



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  1. Griessenauer CJ, Rizk E, Miller JH, Hendrix P, Tubbs RS, Dias MS, Riemenschneider K, Chern JJ. Pediatric tectal plate gliomas: clinical and radiological progression, MR imaging characteristics, and management of hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 13(1):13-20.
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  2. Dias MS. Pediatric neurosurgery. Author reply. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 12(5):420-1.
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  3. Huang C, Rizk E, Iantosca M, Zaenglein AL, Helm KF, Choudhary AK, Dias MS. Multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with devastating intracranial hemorrhage. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 12(5):517-20.
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  4. Dias MS, Sussman JS, Durham S, Iantosca MR. Perceived benefits and barriers to a career in pediatric neurosurgery: a survey of neurosurgical residents. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 12(5):422-33.
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  5. Bradford R, Choudhary AK, Dias MS. Serial neuroimaging in infants with abusive head trauma: timing abusive injuries. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 12(2):110-9.
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  6. Madhukar M, Maller VG, Choudhary AK, Iantosca MR, Specht CS, Dias MS. Primary intramedullary spinal cord germinoma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 May; 11(5):605-9.
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  7. Bruny JL, Hall BL, Barnhart DC, Billmire DF, Dias MS, Dillon PW, Fisher C, Heiss KF, Hennrikus WL, Ko CY, Moss L, Oldham KT, Richards KE, Shah R, Vinocur CD, Ziegler MM. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a beta phase report. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):74-80.
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  8. Zalatimo O, Ranasinghe M, Dias M, Iantosca M. Treatment of depressed skull fractures in neonates using percutaneous microscrew elevation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 9(6):676-9.
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  9. Madhukar M, Choudhary AK, Boal DK, Dias MS, Iantosca MR. Choroid plexus: normal size criteria on neuroimaging. Surg Radiol Anat. 2012 Dec; 34(10):887-95.
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  10. Laughlin J, Luerssen TG, Dias MS. Prevention and management of positional skull deformities in infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1236-41.
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  11. Choudhary AK, Bradford RK, Dias MS, Moore GJ, Boal DK. Spinal subdural hemorrhage in abusive head trauma: a retrospective study. Radiology. 2012 Jan; 262(1):216-23.
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  12. Dias MS, Shaffer ML, Iantosca MR, Hill KL. Variability among pediatric neurosurgeons in the threshold for ventricular shunting in asymptomatic children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 7(2):134-42.
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  13. Choudhary AK, Jha B, Boal DK, Dias M. Occipital sutures and its variations: the value of 3D-CT and how to differentiate it from fractures using 3D-CT? Surg Radiol Anat. 2010 Nov; 32(9):807-16.
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  14. Rizk E, Dias MS, Verbrugge J, Boop FA. Intracardiac migration of a distal shunt catheter: an unusual complication of ventricular shunts. Report of 2 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jun; 3(6):525-8.
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  15. Samson TD, Dias MS, Boustred AM. Cranial auto graft expansion (CAGE) technique for cranial vault expansion. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Nov; 19(6):1628-30.
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  16. Ashker L, Weinstein JM, Dias M, Kanev P, Nguyen D, Bonsall DJ. Arachnoid cyst causing third cranial nerve palsy manifesting as isolated internal ophthalmoplegia and iris cholinergic supersensitivity. J Neuroophthalmol. 2008 Sep; 28(3):192-7.
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  17. Kesler H, Dias MS, Shaffer M, Rottmund C, Cappos K, Thomas NJ. Demographics of abusive head trauma in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 May; 1(5):351-6.
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  18. Thomas NJ, Shaffer ML, Rzucidlo S, Shirk BJ, Dias MS. Temporal factors and the incidence of physical abuse in young children: decreased nonaccidental trauma during Child Abuse Prevention Month. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Oct; 42(10):1735-9.
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  19. Dias MS. Normal and abnormal development of the spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Jul; 18(3):415-29.
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  20. Arlotti SA, Forbes BJ, Dias MS, Bonsall DJ. Unilateral retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome. J AAPOS. 2007 Apr; 11(2):175-8.
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  21. Kesler H, Dias MS, Kalapos P. Termination of the normal conus medullaris in children: a whole-spine magnetic resonance imaging study. Neurosurg Focus. 2007; 23(2):E7.
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  22. Robertson PL, Muraszko KM, Holmes EJ, Sposto R, Packer RJ, Gajjar A, Dias MS, Allen JC. Incidence and severity of postoperative cerebellar mutism syndrome in children with medulloblastoma: a prospective study by the Children's Oncology Group. J Neurosurg. 2006 Dec; 105(6 Suppl):444-51.
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  23. Dias MS. Neurosurgical causes of scoliosis in patients with myelomeningocele: an evidence-based literature review. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul; 103(1 Suppl):24-35.
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  24. Downs LA, Thomas NJ, Comito MA, Meier AH, Dias MS. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by an intracranial hemorrhage secondary to an arteriovenous malformation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005 May; 21(5):309-11.
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  25. Dias MS, Smith K, DeGuehery K, Mazur P, Li V, Shaffer ML. Preventing abusive head trauma among infants and young children: a hospital-based, parent education program. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):e470-7.
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  26. Dias MS. Neurosurgical management of myelomeningocele (spina bifida). Pediatr Rev. 2005 Feb; 26(2):50-60; discussion 50-60.
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  27. Dias MS, Lillis KA, Calvo C, Shaha SH, Li V. Management of accidental minor head injuries in children: a prospective outcomes study. J Neurosurg. 2004 Aug; 101(1 Suppl):38-43.
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  28. Dias MS. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2004 Apr; 51(2):271-303.
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  29. Dias MS, Partington M. Embryology of myelomeningocele and anencephaly. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Feb 15; 16(2):E1.
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  30. McLone DG, Dias MS. The Chiari II malformation: cause and impact. Childs Nerv Syst. 2003 Aug; 19(7-8):540-50.
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  31. Nejat F, Dias MS, Eftekhar B, Roodsari NN, Hamidi S. Bilateral retro-auricular dermal sinus tracts with intradural extension. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2003 Jul; 99(1):163-6.
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  32. Dare AO, Dias MS, Li V. Magnetic resonance imaging correlation in pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality. J Neurosurg. 2002 Jul; 97(1 Suppl):33-9.
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  33. Dias MS. Inflicted head injury: future directions and prevention. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2002 Apr; 13(2):247-57.
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  34. Pollina J, Dias MS, Li V, Kachurek D, Arbesman M. Cranial birth injuries in term newborn infants. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2001 Sep; 35(3):113-9.
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  35. Mehkri IA, Awner S, Olitsky SE, Dias MS, Elmer TR. Double vision in a child. Surv Ophthalmol. 1999 Jul-Aug; 44(1):45-51; discussion 51-2.
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  36. Li V, Dias MS. The results of a practice survey on the management of patients with shunted hydrocephalus. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Jun; 30(6):288-95.
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  37. Dias MS, Carnevale F, Li V. Immediate posttraumatic seizures: is routine hospitalization necessary? Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 May; 30(5):232-8.
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  38. Dias MS, Li V, Pollina J. Low-pressure shunt 'malfunction' following lumbar puncture in children with shunted obstructive hydrocephalus. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Mar; 30(3):146-50.
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  39. Dias MS, Li V. Pediatric neurosurgical disease. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1998 Dec; 45(6):1539-78, x.
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  40. Dias MS, Li V, Landi M, Schwend R, Grabb P. The embryogenesis of congenital vertebral dislocation: early embryonic buckling? Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Dec; 29(6):281-9.
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  41. Dias MS, Backstrom J, Falk M, Li V. Serial radiography in the infant shaken impact syndrome. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Aug; 29(2):77-85.
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  42. Dias MS, Azizkhan RG. A novel embryogenetic mechanism for Currarino's triad: inadequate dorsoventral separation of the caudal eminence from hindgut endoderm. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 May; 28(5):223-9.
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  43. Dias MS. Publication patterns of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. Is there support among members for peer-reviewed pediatric neurosurgical journals? Pediatr Neurosurg. 1998 Mar; 28(3):111-20.
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  44. Dias MS, Aronyk KE. A modified lateral decubitus position for surgical approaches to midline posterior fossa lesions: technical note. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1996 Oct; 25(4):210-2; discussion 213.
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  45. Dias MS, Klein DM. Occipital plagiocephaly: deformation or lambdoid synostosis? II. A unifying theory regarding pathogenesis. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1996; 24(2):69-73.
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  46. Dias MS, Klein DM, Backstrom JW. Occipital plagiocephaly: deformation or lambdoid synostosis? I. Morphometric analysis and results of unilateral lambdoid craniectomy. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1996; 24(2):61-8.
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  47. Dias MS, Pang D. Split cord malformations. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1995 Apr; 6(2):339-58.
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  48. Dias MS. Neurovascular emergencies in pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jun; 37(2):337-54.
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  49. Dias MS, McLone DG. Hydrocephalus in the child with dysraphism. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1993 Oct; 4(4):715-26.
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  50. Pang D, Dias MS. Cervical myelomeningoceles. Neurosurgery. 1993 Sep; 33(3):363-72; discussion 372-3.
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  51. Pang D, Dias MS, Ahab-Barmada M. Split cord malformation: Part I: A unified theory of embryogenesis for double spinal cord malformations. Neurosurgery. 1992 Sep; 31(3):451-80.
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  52. Dias MS, Walker ML. The embryogenesis of complex dysraphic malformations: a disorder of gastrulation? Pediatr Neurosurg. 1992; 18(5-6):229-53.
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  53. Dias MS, Albright AL. Management of hydrocephalus complicating childhood posterior fossa tumors. Pediatr Neurosci. 1989; 15(6):283-9; discussion 290.
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