Dr Gokaslan’s research currently involves the use of animal models to develop local chemotherapeutic delivery systems for primary and metastatic spinal tumors. In addition, Dr Gokaslan oversees clinical trials assessing the efficacy of surgery and spinal reconstruction for primary and metastatic spinal column tumors.
Zadnik P, Hwang L, Ju D, Groves M, Sui J, Amin A, Witham T, Bydon A, Wolinksy JP, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Demographics and Prognostic Variables for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery for Metastatic Breast Cancer. Submitted Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. September 2012.
Kaloostian PE, Zadnik PL, Karami K, Groves ML, Amin AG, Ju DG, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Larger tumor volumes predict higher mortality and increased local recurrence rates following surgical resection of sacral chordoma: The results of a 10-year study at a single academic institution. Submitted Annals of Oncology November 2012.
Karami K, Zadnik PL, Kaloostian P, Groves ML, Gurakar M, Amin AG, Ju DG, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Bydon A, Gokaslan
ZL, Sciubba DM. Clinical outcomes following surgery for multiple myeloma: results from a decade of experience at a single center. Submitted Neurosurgery November 2012 (submitted).
Zadnik P, Sarabia-Estrada R, Groves M, Molina C, Jackson C, McCarthy E, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Sciubba DM.A novel animal model of human breast cancer metastasis to the spine: a pilot study using intracardiac injection and luciferase-expressing cells. Laboratory investigation. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Accepted November 26, 2012.
Papadimitriou K, Amin AG, Kretzer RM, Sciubba DM, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Baaj AA. Thromboembolic events and spinal surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Dec;19(12):1617-21
Kaloostian PE, Gokaslan ZL. The Current Role of Surgery in Metastatic Spine Disease: A New Era. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012. Nov 13.
Baaj AA, Gokaslan ZL. Venous thromboembolism in spine surgery. World Neurosurg. 2012 Nov;78(5):433.
Dasenbrock HH, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of insurance status on outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases. Cancer. 2012 Oct 1;118(19):4833-41.
Feiz-Erfan I, Fox BD, Nader R, Suki D, Chakrabarti I, Mendel E, Gokaslan ZL, Rao G, Rhines LD. Surgical treatment of sacral metastases: indications and results. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Oct;17(4):285-91.
Bydon M, Papadimitriou K, Witham T, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba D, Gokaslan Z, Bydon A. Treatment of Spinal Synovial Cysts. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep 25.
Clarke MJ, Dasenbrock H, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, McGirt MJ, Hsieh PC, Yassari R, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Posterior-only approach for en bloc sacrectomy: clinical outcomes in 36 consecutive patients. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug;71(2):357-64; discussion 364.
Hsu W, Mohyeldin A, Shah SR, Gokaslan ZL, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Role of cancer stem cells in spine tumors: review of current literature. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul;71(1):117-25. Review.