Ashwini Dayal Sharan, M.D.
Chair, Information and Technology Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Ashwini Sharan is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, specializing in neurostimulation surgery. Dr. Sharan's expertise includes deep brain stimulation for parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. His other areas of expertise include intrathecal pump implantation for spasticity, cortical and spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain disorders, and vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy.
His sub-specialization in spinal neurosurgery complements his interest in spinal cord injury research, degenerative spinal diseases with and without complex spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive approaches to spinal disorders, reconstructive spinal surgery, spine and spinal tumors, osteomyelitis and epidural infections, among other services.
Dr. Sharan further collaborates with the Jefferson Epilepsy Center on providing surgical treatment for Epilepsy.
His research focuses on establishing MR Safety in patients with implanted neurostimulation systems and using Functional MR Imaging to improve outcomes in Pain and Movement related neurostimulation surgery. He also collaborates with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania on Primary Human Brain Cell Infection and Neuronal Dysfunction in AIDS.
- ISSICON 2004, New Delhi, India March 11-14
- Stryker Nursing Presentation - Basics of Spine Surgery, Philadephia, PA November 15, 2003
- Neurosurgery Grand Rounds - NJ Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ November 19, 2003
- Faculty - Neurostimulation for Pain (MCX), CNS; Denver, CO October 20, 2003
- Luncheon Seminar - DBS for Dystonia, CNS; Denver, CO October 20, 2003
- Motor Cortex Stimulation - INS: Madrid, Spain June 25-27, 2003
- Luncheon Seminar - Deep Brain Stimulation, AANS: Philadelphia, PA September 25th, 2002
- Spine Review - Hands-On 2002, Cleveland, Ohio, May 4-10, 2002
- Advanced Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Symposium, Charleston, South Carolina, June 2-3, 2002
- Pain Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-5, 2002
- Mechanisms of Brain Stimulation. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb 8-10, 2002
Sharan AD. Anterior Odontoid Screw, Pathophysiology of Spasticity, and ITB for Spasticity. ISSICON 2004. New Delhi, INDIA
Sharan AD. Basics of Spine Surgery. Stryker Nursing Symposium. Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2003.
Sharan AD. Neurostimulation for Parkinson�s Disease. Grand Rounds � NJ Neuroscience Institute, JFK Edison, NJ, Nov 2003.
Sharan AD, Rezai AR, Stanton-Hicks M. Pre-Central Stimualtion for Chronic Pain. INS. Madrid, Spain, June 2003.
Sharan AD. DVT and Anticoagulation in Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Injury Conference. Philadelphia, PA May 2003.
Sharan AD, Rezai AR, Hrdlicka GA, Nyenhuis J, Takach J, Ruggieri P, Baker K, Phillips M, Shellock F. UPDATE on MR Safety in Patients with Implanted Neurostimulators: Current knowledge and Future implications. ASSFN. New York, NY, May 2003.
Sharan AD. Spine Trauma. NICU. Philadelphia, PA March 2003.
Sharan A, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Nyenhuis J, Hrdlicka G, Ruggieri P, Tkach J, Shellock F, Rezai F. MRI and Deep Brain Stimulation: Experimental and Clinical Safety. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Philadelphia PA, Oct 2002.
Sharan AD, Rezai AR, Gonzalez-Martinez JA, Finelli D, Nyenhuis JA, Takach J, Rugieri F, Shellock FG, Hrdlicka GA, Stypulkowski P. MRI and Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Experimental Safety Study. Association of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago IL, April 2002.
Sharan A, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Rezai A. Brain Stimulation: Past, Present, and Future. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago IL, April 2002.
Rezai AR, Sharan AD. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Vascular Diseases. Intermediate Neurostimulation and Intrathecal Drug Delivery Workshop and Case Studies in SCS, Memphis, TN March 15-16, 2002
Sharan AD, Harrop JE, Barolat G. Management of Compressive Symptoms caused by Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulation Electrodes. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. San Antonio, TX, September 2000.
Sharan AD, Harrop JE, Sutton LN, Sun PP. Magentic Resonance Spectroscopy of Thalamic Tumors in Children. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. San Antonio, TX, September 2000.
Sharan AD, Ratner J, Rosenwasser R. Incidence of transcranial doppler evidenced cerebral vasospasm in the elderly. AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery. New Orleans, LA, February 2000.
Sharan AD. Clinical Correlation of Spinal Cord Anatomy. Grand Rounds: Medical Students � Neuroanatomy. May 2000. May 19, 1999.
Sharan AD. Clinical Correlation of Upper Brainstem Anatomy. Conference: Medical Students � Neuroanatomy. May 28, 1999.