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Farhad Bahrassa, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor

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Farhad Bahrassa, MD, FAANS

Research Summary

I am active in clinical research projects especially related to new devices and techniques for endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, brain and spine vascular malformations, and stroke. Additionally I participate in multi-institutional registries and collaborative projects for neurovascular care. These projects range from basic science work to clinical care. Finally, I have an interest in studying neurovascular care at the level of population medicine, healthcare delivery, and emphasizing fiscal responsibility.

Extensive Research Description

Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke With the Penumbra System in Routine Practice: COMPLETE Registry Results

Predictors of Extended Length of Stay Following Treatment of Unruptured Adult Cerebral Aneurysms: A Study of The National Inpatient Sample

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization for Patients with Carotid Stenosis in a Neurosurgical Practice

Thirty- and 90- Day Readmissions after Treatment of Traumatic Subdural Hematoma: A National Trend Analysis.

Factor Xa Inhibitor-Related Intracranial Hemorrhage, Results From a Multicenter, Observational Cohort Receiving Prothrombin Complex Concentrates

Stent-assisted treatment of unruptured and ruptured intracranial aneurysms: Clinical and angiographic outcome

International Neurosurgical Residency Rotations: Who Really Benefits?

Neuroanesthesia in the Vascular Interventional Radiology Suite

Craniotomy Infections: a quality improvement project to establish a policy for reducing craniotomy infections

Propofol Infusion Syndrome: a quality improvement project to establish a criteria for risk assessment and diagnosis of propofol infusion syndrome in traumatic brain injury patients

Nutrition in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients--a quality improvement project to determine nutritional state and needs of severe traumatic brain injury patients

Cervical Spine Clearance Protocol in Comatose Trauma Patients--a quality improvement project to establish a protocol for cervical spine clearance in comatose trauma patients with normal cervical spine imaging

Modified Fragility Index in Patients Undergoing Craniotomy for Subdural Hematoma

Modified Fragility Index in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke

Mechanical Thrombectomy for Patients with Low NIHSS

Mechanical Thrombectomy for Patients Over Age 80

Middle Menigeal Artery Embolization for Chronic Subdural Hematoma

Genetic Sequencing of Endovascular Aneurysm Biopsies

Genetic Sequencing of Thrombus Retrieved During Mechanical Thrombectomy



RAGE Registry


FRED Trial

LVIS Pivotal Study and Trial

MIND Trial

SURF Trial

Neuroform Registry

Enterprise Registry

ASPECTS versus CT Perfusion in Patients with Large Vessel Occlusion

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Decision Tree

Blood Pressure Management in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Thrombectomy


Research Interests

Intracranial Aneurysm; Intracranial Arteriosclerosis; Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations; Cerebral Revascularization; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Moyamoya Disease; Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Carotid Stenosis; Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula; Vasospasm, Intracranial; Intracranial Embolism; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System; Microvascular Decompression Surgery

Public Health Interests

Clinical Trials; Health Care Quality, Efficiency; Health Care Financing; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications