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Curriculum Vitae - Goel

EDUCATION
Neurological Surgery Residency, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, June 2018
MD with distinction, Wayne State University School of Medicine, May 2011
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley,  May 2006.  
Major: Psychology

ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS
2011: Alpha Omega Alpha Membership
2011: Graduation with Distinction, Wayne State University- School of Medicine
2011: Michigan Association of Physicians from India Scholarship 
2011: Distinction in Biomedical Research 2011, Wayne State University- School of Medicine
2011: O.B Weed Scholarship for achieving honors in fourth year
2010: O.B Weed Scholarship for achieving honors in third year
2010: John E. Hauser, MD Scholarship 
2009: Prentis Medical Scholarship for achieving honors in second year
2008-2011: Board of Governor Scholarship at Wayne State University School of Medicine
2006: Psi Chi Honors Society, University of California, Berkeley
2006: Order of Omega Honors Society, University of California, Berkeley
2005: Bronze Award, Delta Gamma fraternity, University of California, Berkeley

Clinical Enfolded Fellowship
Jan 2017- June 2017
Minimally invasive Endoscopic brain and Skull base fellowship
Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, NY,NY

Under Dr Theodore Schwartz’s tutelage, the clinical fellowship focuses on minimally invasive techniques for endoscopic endonasal surgery of the pituitary fossa and cranial base. It emphasizes the operative, peri-operative management as well as follow-up care of patients. It also includes research activities.

Jan 2017- June 2017
Microsurgical Skull base fellowship
Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, NY,NY

Under the tutelage of Dr Bernardo, the fellowship also included an exhaustive course to all approaches to the cranial base using independent cadaveric dissection for rehearsal of complex approaches to the skull base. It also included a teaching role in the ongoing series of skull base and vascular neurosurgery courses offered to a national and international audience.

Research Projects
Principal Investigator: Antonio Bernardo
Development of the Pediatric Cranial Venous System and Its Clinical Relevance: A Comprehensive Multicenter Study
Jan 2017- June 2018

A multicenter retrospective study of postnatal magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and angiography data to develop a model of the gross structural development of the cranial venous system during specific developmental periods in order to identify the formation of common surgical targets including but not limited to the tentorium, cavernous sinus, ophthalmic vein, perivertebral and peribasilar plexuses, and jugular bulb.

Principal Investigator: Michael Levy
July 2016-June 2017
Application of augmented virtual reality in neurosurgical training: Impact on neuroanatomical understanding and surgical education
Objective is to develop a software application for use with an Ipad to allow for the visualization of the cavernous sinus in AR for use in training of neurosurgical residents.

WORK HISTORY

 01/2010- 06/2010   Neurological Research Journal
                                Assistant Editor

Selected twenty papers from one hundred papers submitted by research investigators from Mainland China. These twenty papers were selected to be presented at the 10th Tiantan International Stroke Conference (TISC) June 25-27, 2010, Beijing, China. The selected papers were edited and published in a Special Issue of Neurological Research May 2010. The objective of this special issue was to summarize contemporaneous stroke research in China in 2010.

07/09-05/11      Neurosurgery Research Assistant –Yuchuan Ding, MD, PhD
                        Stroke Research, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

•  Project investigated neuroprotection conferred by alcohol in stroke patients. The project’s goals were to investigate mechanism of alcohol neuroprotection as well as devise an intervention for acute stroke victims using alcohol and delineate the optimal therapeutic dose of alcohol to be used. 

•  Research aimed to elucidate the mechanisms that provide exercise-induced neuroprotection prior to ischemic event in brain tissue. Project focused particularly on the regulation of pro and anti apoptotic proteins by pre ischemic induction of TNF alpha, Heat shock protein and ERK. I also gained experience with the writing and preparing of manuscript drafts to be submitted for publication.

05/08-07/08      Pediatric Neurology Research Assistant – Elliot Sherr, MD, PhD
                        Brain Development Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA

•  Developed project to characterize the native function of TMTC4 protein in order to elucidate its role in Agenesis of Corpus Callosum. Purified TMTC4 specific polyclonal antibody generated in lab in order to study the sub cellular localization of TMTC4 in the brain. Exposed to a broad range of molecular biology techniques (western blot, PCR) and to the basics of cerebral development.

08/03-01/04      Molecular Biology Research Assistant, Sheila McCormick, PhD
                         Plant Gene Expression Center, United States Department of Agriculture, Albany, California

•  Research involved development of an ability to regulate pollen development and pollen pistil interactions in crop plants. Familiar with techniques used to study and analyze molecular interactions that occur during pollen development.

2006-2007    Autism Instructor/ Awareness Coordinator – SCERTS Autism Program, San Francisco, CA

•  Developed and implemented comprehensive, practical and functional programs for five kindergartners on autism spectrum disorder using the SCERTS model.  Created unique interventional strategies to meet specific & individualized challenges involved in children’s programs. 

•  Communicated with administrators, parents, regular and special education staff to create appropriate practice programs for a variety of educational settings. 

•  Conceptualized and directed workshops at elementary schools to educate typically developing children on Autism spectrum disorders.

2004-2005    Assistant Election Chair & Polls Coordinator–
                    
Associated Students of University of California

• Conducted 2004 and 2005 ASUC Elections for 30,000 UC Berkeley undergraduates & graduates. Negotiated with several vendors and administrators to overhaul the whole elections process, which resulted in the most successful and efficient elections that the campus had witnessed in the last 4 years. Chief Administrator of the Campaign Finance. Primary liaison between 150 candidates and the Council during both years.

  • Volunteer

2008-2009       WSU SOM Fabric of Society Local Volunteering Program –volunteer activities include Sight Savers Vision Detroit, Sister, Gleaner’s Food Bank, Asian American Community Center Health Screenings, DMC Hospice Program.

  1.     Compassionate Ally Program- Fosters relationships between medical students and hospice patients to provide support and friendship and gain deeper understanding of end of life issues. 2008-2009   Code Blue Medical Student –1st Grade Mentoring Program at Cortland Elementary.

2007-2009     Cass Student run clinic- Coalition of Wayne State students that perform histories and physicals   and provide basic health care to the indigent population of Detroit.

2007- 2008       WSU SOM Humanistic Medicine Volunteering program- Involved in community outreach    serving the underserved populations in the Detroit metropolitan area, including student run free clinics- Cass Clinic, Covenant House, Joy Clinic. Attend regular seminars on topics affecting present day medicine, including Art of medicine classes taught by various physicians. program helps medical students further their knowledge of different forms of Complementary Alternative Medicine such as yoga, tai-chi, healing touch and acupuncture. Shadowed Primary Care Providers who employ complementary and alternative medicine in their practice.

2004-2005    Autism Tutor- Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention Program (CHAI), Oakland, CA Provided early intervention for infants and children aged 0-3 yrs diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder under the supervision of interdisciplinary team. Engaged with children through structured teaching approaches (floor time), developmental play and interactions. Attended weekly seminars given by the CHAI team on different aspects of autism.

2002-2006      SAT tutor- involved in a coalition of UC Berkeley students to provide a free 8-week SAT test prep course SAT to underprivileged high school students in the bay area. Planned activities to motivate students towards a college education by sharing experiences and addressing concerns.

PUBLICATIONS
Ghiam Yamin, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Gunjan Goel, Andrew Sung, Charles Li, Yu-Hsuan A. Chang, Carrie R. McDonald, Nikdokht Farid. CT CoPilot improves sensitivity to change in ventricular volume in patients with shunts and EVDs. American Journal of Neuroradiology. (Submitted)

Jeffrey Steinberg, Vincent Cheung, Gunjan Goel, Jeffrey Pannell, Javan Nation, Alex Khalessi. Vessel-preserving stent-coil reconstruction of an extracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm following tonsillectomy in a pediatric patient: Initial case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  Accepted July14 2016.

Gunjan Goel, Miao Guo, Jamie Ding, Dornbos D 3rd, Ali A, Shenaq M, Murali Guthikonda, Yuchuan Ding.Combined effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-a and Heat Shock Protein (HSP)-70 in Reducing Apoptotic Injury in Hypoxia: A Cell Culture Study. Neuroscience Letters 2010 Oct 15;483(3):162-6. Epub 2010 Aug 4

Fei Wang, Yumin Luo, Feng Ling, Hao Wu, Jian Chen, Feng Yan, Zhongyi He, Gunjan Goel, Xunming JI, Yuchuan Ding. Comparison of Neuroprotective Effects in Ischemic Rats With Different Hypothermia Procedure.Neurological Research 2010 May; 32(4): 378-83

Zwagerman N, Sprague  S, Davis MD, Daniels B, Goel G, Ding Y. Pre-ischemic Exercise Preserves Cerebral Blood Flow during Reperfusion in Stroke. Neurological Research 2010 Jun; 32(5):523-9. Epub 2010 Jan 21

Khawar Chaudhry, Ryan Rogers, Miao Guo, Qin Lai, Gunjan Goel, Brandon Liebelt, Alecia Curry, Aaron Carranza, David F. Jimenez, Yuchuan Ding. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) Expression and Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) Activation in Exercise-reduced Neuronal Apoptosis after Stroke. Neuroscience Letters. 2010 Apr 26;474(2):109-14. Epub 2010 Mar 16

Yuchuan Ding, Gunjan Goel. Editorial. Diagnosis and treatment in stroke -A report from the 10th Tiantan International Stroke Conference. Neurological Research 2010 May; 32(4):339

Book Chapters
Goel Gunjan,  Scott Pannell, Khalessi Alex. Intradural internal carotid artery (ICA) fusiform aneurysm. 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery. Elsevier 2016

Goel Gunjan, Sekhasaria Vibhav, Anand Vijay, Schwartz Theodore. Endonasal Endoscopic transplanum/tuberculum approach to tuberculum sella and planum sphenoidale meningiomas. Stamm, Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery: Surgical Anatomy and its Applications, 2nd Edition. Thieme 2017 (In process of publication)

Goel Gunjan, Jeffrey Greenfield, Mark Souwedaine Schwartz Theodore. Transcallosal and Endoscopic Approach to Intraventricular Brain Tumors. Schmidek & Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications Methods, and Results. Elsevier Seventh edition. 2018 (In process of publication)

Oral Presentations
Gunjan Goel, Evins AI, Boschi A, Jones S, Levy M, Stieg PE, Bernardo A. A Comprehensive Multicenter Study on the Development of the Pediatric Cranial Venous System and Its Clinical Relevance. Presented at: The 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery. October 2017; Venice, Italy. (Abstract Accepted for oral presentation)

Gunjan Goel, Andrea Boschi, Alex Evins, Michael Levy, Antonio Bernardo. Development of the Pediatric Cranial Venous System and Its Clinical Relevance: A Comprehensive Multicenter Study. World Congress of Neurosurgery 2017 (Abstract Accepted for oral presentation)

Atlas Shrugged; Traumatic Atlanto-Occipital Dislocation In Children. Advanced Trauma Symposium, San Diego, CA. May 2015  

Abstracts

Gunjan Goel, Evins AI, Boschi A, Jones S, Levy M, Stieg PE, Bernardo A. A Comprehensive Multicenter Study on the Development of the Pediatric Cranial Venous System and Its Clinical Relevance. Presented at: The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. October 2017; Boston, Massachusetts.

Boschi A, Gunjan Goel, Jones S, Stieg PE, Evins AI, Bernardo A. Microsurgical Anatomy of the Posterior Wall of the Cavernous Sinus. Presented at: The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. October 2017; Boston, Massachusetts.

Boschi A, Gunjan Goel, Jones S, Stieg PE, Evins AI, Bernardo A. Microsurgical Anatomy of the Posterior Wall of the Cavernous Sinus. Presented at: The 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery. October 2017; Venice, Italy.

Boschi A, Goel G, Jones S, Stieg PE, Evins AI, Bernardo A. Microsurgical Anatomy of the Posterior Wall of the Cavernous Sinus. Presented at: The 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society. February 2018; Coronado, California.

Gunjan Goel MD; Dandara Carvalho Moreira; Michael L. Levy MD, PhD. Diastematomyelia: Our Experience at Rady's Children's Hospital. Congress of Neurosurgeons 2016.

Gunjan Goel MD; Mark Calayag MD; David D. Gonda MD; Hal S. Meltzer BS, MD; Michael L. Levy MD, PhD. Posteriorly Displaced and Lateralized Components of Craniopharyngiomas in Children: Considerations in Modifying Current Classifications. Congress of Neurosurgeons 2016.

Gunjan Goel MD; Dandara Carvalho Moreira; Mark Calayag MD; Alexander Arash Khalessi MD, MS, FAHA; Michael L. Levy MD, PhD The Role of Pre-operative Three-dimensional Modeling in Optimizing the Treatment of Complex Cerebral Aneurysmal Malformations in Neonates, Infants and Children. Congress of Neurosurgeons 2016.

Gunjan Goel MD;  John Crawford, Mark Calayag MD; David D. Gonda MD; Michael L. Levy MD, PhD Mixed Density Subdural Hematoma May Not be Pathognomonic for Non-accidental Trauma in Infants. Congress of Neurosurgeons 2016.

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