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Elias B. Rizk

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentNeurosurgery
Address500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Mailbox: EC110
Phone7175311279

 Biography 
 awards and honors
1996 - 1999BS Biology
1999 - 2003Doctor of Medicine
2009 - 2012Masterof Science in Public Health
2005 - 2011Neurosurgery Residency
2011 - 2012Chief Residency in Neurosurgery
2012 - 2013Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

 Overview 
 overview
I am board certified Neurosurgeon who specialized in pediatric and peripheral neurosurgery. My areas of interest entails nerve regeneration, treatment of central and peripheral nervous system tumors and tissue engineering.


 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Brown TJ, Brennan MC, Li M, Church EW, Brandmeir NJ, Rakszawski KL, Patel AS, Rizk EB, Suki D, Sawaya R, Glantz M. Association of the Extent of Resection With Survival in Glioblastoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 1; 2(11):1460-1469.
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  2. Davanzo JR, Christopher Zacko J, Specht CS, Rizk EB. Duplicate filum terminale noted in an adult: a rare finding. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Sep; 25(3):415-7.
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  3. Sieg EP, Payne RA, Hazard S, Rizk E. Evaluating the evidence: is phrenic nerve stimulation a safe and effective tool for decreasing ventilator dependence in patients with high cervical spinal cord injuries and central hypoventilation? Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jun; 32(6):1033-8.
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  4. Tubbs RS, Kirkpatrick CM, Rizk E, Chern JJ, Oskouian RJ, Oakes WJ. Do the cerebellar tonsils move during flexion and extension of the neck in patients with Chiari I malformation? A radiological study with clinical implications. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Mar; 32(3):527-30.
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  5. Liu X, Madhankumar AB, Miller PA, Duck KA, Hafenstein S, Rizk E, Slagle-Webb B, Sheehan JM, Connor JR, Yang QX. MRI contrast agent for targeting glioma: interleukin-13 labeled liposome encapsulating gadolinium-DTPA. Neuro Oncol. 2016 May; 18(5):691-9.
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  6. Bernard S, Loukas M, Rizk E, Oskouian RJ, Delashaw J, Tubbs RS. The human occipital bone: review and update on its embryology and molecular development. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Dec; 31(12):2217-23.
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  7. Akobo S, Rizk E, Loukas M, Chapman JR, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS. The odontoid process: a comprehensive review of its anatomy, embryology, and variations. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Nov; 31(11):2025-34.
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  8. Tubbs RS, Demerdash A, Rizk E, Chapman JR, Oskouian RJ. Complications of transoral and transnasal odontoidectomy: a comprehensive review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jan; 32(1):55-9.
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  9. Davanzo JR, Rizk E. Baclofen overdose from possible intrinsic malfunction of SynchroMed II pump. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 16(2):232-4.
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  10. Lee SY, Slagle-Webb B, Rizk E, Patel A, Miller PA, Sung SS, Connor JR. Characterization of a novel anti-cancer compound for astrocytomas. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e108166.
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  11. Davanzo J, Samson T, Tubbs SR, Rizk E. Bathrocephaly: a case report of a head shape associated with a persistent mendosal suture. Ital J Anat Embryol. 2014; 119(3):263-7.
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  12. Damodaran O, Rizk E, Rodriguez J, Lee G. Cranial nerve assessment: a concise guide to clinical examination. Clin Anat. 2014 Jan; 27(1):25-30.
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  13. Shoja MM, Oyesiku NM, Shokouhi G, Griessenauer CJ, Chern JJ, Rizk EB, Loukas M, Miller JH, Tubbs RS. A comprehensive review with potential significance during skull base and neck operations, Part II: glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, and hypoglossal nerves and cervical spinal nerves 1-4. Clin Anat. 2014 Jan; 27(1):131-44.
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  14. 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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  15. Hendrix P, Griessenauer CJ, Foreman P, Loukas M, Fisher WS, Rizk E, Shoja MM, Tubbs RS. Arterial supply of the lower cranial nerves: a comprehensive review. Clin Anat. 2014 Jan; 27(1):108-17.
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  16. 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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  17. Mian A, Chaudhry I, Huang R, Rizk E, Tubbs RS, Loukas M. Brachial plexus anesthesia: A review of the relevant anatomy, complications, and anatomical variations. Clin Anat. 2014 Mar; 27(2):210-21.
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  18. Rizk E, Adeeb N, Hussein AE, Tubbs RS, Rozzelle CJ, Oakes WJ. Duplicated filum terminale in the absence of split cord malformation: a potential cause of failed detethering procedures. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Apr; 30(4):709-11.
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  19. Miller JH, Garber ST, McCormick DE, Eskandari R, Walker ML, Rizk E, Tubbs RS, Wellons JC. Oberlin transfer and partial radial to axillary nerve neurotization to repair an explosive traumatic injury to the brachial plexus in a child: case report. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Nov; 29(11):2105-9.
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  20. Rizk E, Kelleher JP, Zalatimo O, Reiter T, Harbaugh R, McInerney J, Sheehan J. Nonoperative management of odontoid fractures: a review of 59 cases. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 115(9):1653-6.
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  21. Tubbs RS, Griessenauer C, Rizk E, Shoja MM, Pehler SF, Wellons JC, Conklin MJ. Posterior interosseous nerve palsy in a child associated with recurrent dislocation of the head of the radius. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Apr; 11(4):389-91.
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  22. Rizk E, Chern JJ, Tagayun C, Tubbs RS, Hankinson T, Rozzelle C, Oakes WJ, Blount JP, Wellons JC. Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestration. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug; 29(8):1345-7.
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  23. Rizk E, Awad AJ, Tubbs RS, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA. Dorsal third ventricular cysts revisited. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Dec; 29(12):2271-4.
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  24. Rizk EB, Patel AS, Stetter CM, Chinchilli VM, Cockroft KM. Impact of tracheostomy timing on outcome after severe head injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Dec; 15(3):481-9.
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  25. Ranasinghe MG, Zalatimo O, Rizk E, Specht CS, Reiter GT, Harbaugh RE, Sheehan J. Idiopathic hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Aug; 15(2):195-201.
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  26. Iskandar BJ, Rizk E, Meier B, Hariharan N, Bottiglieri T, Finnell RH, Jarrard DF, Banerjee RV, Skene JH, Nelson A, Patel N, Gherasim C, Simon K, Cook TD, Hogan KJ. Folate regulation of axonal regeneration in the rodent central nervous system through DNA methylation. J Clin Invest. 2010 May; 120(5):1603-16.
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  27. 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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  28. Rizk E, Harbaugh K. The muscular axillary arch: an anatomic study and clinical considerations. Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct; 63(4 Suppl 2):316-9; discussion 319-20.
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  29. Mikati MA, Rizk E, El Dada S, Zeinieh M, Kurdi R, El Hokayem J, Rahmeh A, Koubeissi M, Kobeissi M, Azzam D, Usta J, El Sabban M, Dbaibo G. Programmed cell death in the lithium pilocarpine model: evidence for NMDA receptor and ceramide-mediated mechanisms. Brain Dev. 2008 Sep; 30(8):513-9.
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  30. Rizk EB, El-Bitar MA, Matae GM, Saad K, Mikati MA. Facial nerve palsy with acute otitis media during the first 2 weeks of life. J Child Neurol. 2005 May; 20(5):452-4.
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