Nelson Moussazadeh, M.D.

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Nelson Moussazadeh, M.D.

Nelson Moussazadeh, MD, is Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery. He attended Yale College and Harvard Medical School, where he was enrolled in the select Health Sciences and Technology program and completed a Sarnoff Research Fellowship on endothelial physiology at the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center. His clinical and research interests lie in the pathogenesis of and novel treatments for primary and metastatic tumors of the brain, spine, and spinal cord.

As a fourth-year resident, Dr. Moussazadeh was recognized by the Shining Star program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for his exceptional patient care. (More about the Shining Star program.) For his fifth residency year, (2014-15), Dr. Moussazadeh was awarded a one-year fellowship from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) for a project entitled "Genomic Characterization of Spinal Metastases and Paired Primary Tumors to Identify Patterns of Spinal Tropism and Clonal Evolution." (See more about the NREF fellowship.) As a sixth-year resident, Dr. Moussazadeh won a Charlie Kunz Scholar Award (more about that award) and won first prize at the New York Society for Neurosurgery Resident Research Night 2015 for his paper titled "Tissue Tropism in Renal Cell Carcinoma: Genomic Predictors of Spinal & Bony Metastasis."

Dr. Moussazadeh has been awarded two grants from the Chordoma Foundation for research in Dr Brennan's lab (for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016) on chordoma epigenetics and for high-throughput drug discovery; he has also received grant funding from the Moinian Foundation and the Sephardic Heritage Alliance as well as support through a Mentor Award from the American Society for Spine Radiology. He has presented at several national and international conferences, including the annual meetings of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (2014, 2015, and 2016), the American Society of Spine Radiology, and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. He presented his work on chordoma at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); he has also presented abstracts at AANS and CNS meetings.

Dr. Moussazadeh has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters.
See an index of Dr. Moussazadeh's articles on PubMed.
Textbook chapters include:

Moussazadeh N and Mangat H. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. Lange Critical Care. Oropello, Kvetan and Pastores et al. McGraw-Hill: 2017.

Moussazadeh N and Kaplitt MG. Intractable Oncologic Pain. 100 Cases in Neurosurgery. Jandial, Chen and Aizenberg et al. Elsevier: 2016.

Moussazadeh N and Fu KM. Spinal Anatomy. Yeomans Neurological Surgery (7th ed). Winn et al. Elsevier: 2016.

Moussazadeh N and Banu M. Skull Lesions. Common Neurosurgical Conditions in the Pediatric Practice. Greenfield et al. Springer: 2016.

Moussazadeh N and Fu KM. Properties of Biologic Materials. Global Spinal Alignment. Haid, Shaffrey, Youssef and Schwab et al. QMP: 2015.

Moussazadeh N and Souweidane MM. Brain Tumors in the First Two Years of Life. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery (3rd ed). Albright et al. Thieme: 2015.