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Hasan Zaidi

Medical Student
The Johns Hopkins University

Hasan Zaidi

Hasan Zaidi is a fourth year medical student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California-Los Angeles in 2005, obtaining a bachelor's of science degree with honors in neuroscience. He was awarded the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Research Fellowship in 2007, focusing his work on the therapeutic application of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSC) for intracranial glioblastoma multiforme. Hasan’s work was one of the selected few to be support by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund in 2008, and he was most recently awarded both the Harvey Cushing Medical Student Research Award by the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery and the Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for excellence in research.

Under the mentorship of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Hasan has published several peer-reviewed articles on the origins of human brain tumor stem cells and the application of human mesenchymal stem cells in neurosurgery. His clinical research in the Quiñones Neuro-Oncology Surgical Outcomes Research Laboratory focuses on investigating disparities in access to neurological care in the United States, publishing these findings in several high tier journals and recently selected to be one of the “Top Ten Abstracts” at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in 2009.

Hasan is currently investigating perioperative variables predicting successful resection of skull base tumors using retrospective databases. He is also working on a series of historical papers highlighting the pioneering efforts of Dr. Harvey Cushing during his early years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital using original case files previously thought lost.


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