Khalid M Abbed MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgery Spine; Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Director, Spine Tumor Surgery; Co-Director, YNHH Spine Center

Research Interests

Clinical trials; Outcome studies; New technologies and innovations in spine surgery; Minimally invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF); Back surgery vs open TLIF

Current Projects

Current clinical research includes investigations into how to minimize spinal cord injury at the time of trauma to prevent further damage and to enhance recovery.

Research Summary

Clinical trials; Outcome studies; New technologies and innovations in spine surgery; Minimally invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF); back surgery vs open TLIF.

Current clinical research includes investigations into how to minimize spinal cord injury at the time of trauma to prevent further damage and to enhance recovery.


Selected Publications

  • Abbed KM, Lieberman IH. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: Pathoanatomy, Workup , and When to Refer. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
  • Abbed KM, Coumans JV. Cervical Radiculopathy: Pathophysiology, Presentation, and Clinical Evaluation. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan 60(1 Supplement): pp 28-34
  • Abbed KM, Chiocca EA. Surgical Management of Cerebellar Astrocytomas in Schmidek and Sweets (eds): Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, ed 5. Thieme. 2005
  • Abbed KM, Borges LF. Gliomas of the Spine in Black PM, Loeffler JS (eds): Cancer of the Nervous System. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005, pp 605-614
  • Chiocca EA, Abbed, KM, Tatter S, et al. A phase I open-label, dose-escalation, multi-institutional trial of injection with an E1B-Attenuated adenovirus, ONYX-015, into the peritumoral region of recurrent malignant gliomas, in the adjuvant setting. Mol Ther. 2004 Nov10(5): pp 958-66
  • Abbed KM, Ogilvy CS. Intracerebral hematoma from aneurysm rupture. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Oct 1515(4)

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