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Aninda B. Acharya, MD/MSPH

Aninda B. Acharya, MD/MSPH

Associate Professor of Neurology, Non-tenured, Clinical Educator
Department of Neurology & Psychiatry

 


Neurology
1438 S. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 977-4800


 

Medical School:
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City Kansas
09/01/1992-05/25/1996

Internship:
Intern Year: 07/01/1996-06/30/1997
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas

Graduate School
Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH): 08/01/2004-05/31/2009
School of Public Health
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri

Residency
Neurology Residency:  07/01/1997-06/30/2000
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas

Postgraduate Training:
Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Training in non-invasive brain stimulation: March 7-11, 2011
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship
Cerebrovascular Disease Fellow:  07/01/2000-6/30/2002
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri

Board Certification:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Vascular Neurology 2005

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Diplomate in Neurology 2002, 2012

Abstracts:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Guluma KZ, Liu L, Hemmen TM, Acharya AB, Rapp KS, Raman R, Lyden PD. “Therapeutic hypothermia is associated with a decrease in urine output in acute stroke patients.” Resuscitation. 81 (2010) 1642–1647.

Pan Y, Zhang H, Acharya AB, Cruz-Flores S, Panneton WM. "The effect of heliox   treatment in the rat model of focal transient cerebral ischemia."  Neuroscience Letters 497 (2011) 144-147.

Peer Reviewed Publications-Industry Sponsored

Bath PM, Cotton D, Martin RH, Palesch Y, Yusuf S, Sacco R, Diener HC, Estol C, Roberts R; PRoFESS Study Group, Acharya AB).”Effect of combined aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole versus clopidogrel on functional outcome and recurrence in acute, mild ischemic stroke: PRoFESS subgroup analysis.” Stroke. 2010 Apr;41(4):732-8.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

"Brain stimulation may help patients with aphasia." a review of the article: Baker J, Rorden C, Fridriksson J. "Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat stroke patients with aphasia." Stroke. 2010; 41(6): 1229-1236, for Practical Reviews Neurology June 30, 2010; 15(4).

"Use it or lose it: Intellectual enrichment protects cognition in MS" a review of the article: Sumowski JF, Wylie GR, et al. "Intellectual enrichment lessens the effect of brain atrophy on learning and memory in multiple sclerosis." Neurology 2010; 74: 1942-1945, for Practical Reviews Neurology August 30, 2010; 15(5).

“Nintendo Wii Gaming May Help With Stroke Recovery” a review of the article: Saposnik G, Teasell R, et al. “Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Using Wii Gaming Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial and Proof of Principle” Stroke 2010; 41 (July 24): 1477-1484 for Practical Reviews  Neurology, September 30, 2010: 15(6).

“Novel Interventions Relieve Neuropathic Pain after SCI” a review of the article: Soler MD, Kumru H, et al.  “Effectiveness of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and “Visual Illusion on Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury.” Brain 2010; 133 (September): 2565-2577 for Practical Reviews Neurology, October 30, 2010: 15(7).

“Promising Stroke Rehab—rTMS Plus Motor Training” a review of the article: Koganemaru S, Mima T, et al. “Recovery of Upper-limb Function Due to Enhanced Use-Dependent Plasticity in Chronic Stroke Patients.” Brain 2010; August: epub ahead of print, for Practical Reviews Neurology, October 30, 2010: 15(7).

“PPN is a Potential Target for DBS, and May Be Involved in Voluntary Movement” a review of the article Tsang EW, Hamani C, et al. “Involvement of the Human Pedunculopontine Nucleus Region in Voluntary Movements.” Neurology 2010; 75 (September 14): 950-959 for Practical Reviews Neurology, November 30, 2010: 15(8).

“A New Bedside Test for Apraxia in Patients With Stroke” a review of the article Vanbellingen T, Kersten B, et al. “ A New Bedside Test of Gestures in Stroke: The Apraxia Screen of TULIA (AST).“ J Neurol Neurosurg Psych; 2010;October 9: epub ahead of print for Practical Reviews Neurology, December 30, 2010: 15(9).

“Migraine With Aura Increases Risk of TIA & Mild Stroke” a review of the article Rist PM, Buring JE, et al. “Migraine and Functional Outcome From Ischemic Cerebral Events in Women.” Circulation 2010; 122 (December 14): 2551-2557 for Practical Reviews Neurology, January 30, 2011: 15(10).

“Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Help Motor Recovery After Stroke” a review of the article Lindenberg R, Renga V, et al. “Bihemispheric Brain Stimulation Facilitates Motor Recovery in Chronic Stroke Patients.” Neurology 2010; 75 (December 14): 2176-2184 for Practical Reviews Neurology, February 28, 2011: 15(11).

“New AHA Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Stroke” a review of the article Goldstein LB, Bushnell CD, et al. “Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke. A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.” Stroke 2011; 42 (February): 517-584 for Practical Reviews Neurology, February 28, 2011: 15(11).

“Early Mobilization of Stroke Patients May Lead to Faster Recovery” a review of the article Cumming TB, Thrift AG et al. “Very Early Mobilization After Stroke Fast-Tracks Return to Walking. Further Results From the Phase II AVERT Randomized Control Trial.” Stroke 2011; 42 (January): 153-158 for Practical Reviews Neurology, February 28, 2011: 15(11).

“Extinction and Neglect Can Be Related to Differential Neural Substrates” a review of the article Vossel S, Eschenbeck P, et al. “Visual Extinction in Relation to Visuospatial Neglect After Right-Hemispheric Stroke: Quantitative Assessment and Statistical Lesion-Symptom Mapping.” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2011; January 17: epub ahead of print, for Practical Reviews Neurology, March 30, 2011: 15(12).

“Acupuncture Does Not Improve Stroke Recovery” a review of the article Kong JC, Lee MS, et al. “Acupuncture for Functional Recovery After Stroke: A Systematic Review of Sham-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trials.” CMAJ 2010;182 (November 9): 1723-1729 for Practical Reviews Neurology - March 30, 2011: 15(12).

“Changes in Intracortical Excitability After TIA Are Associated With ABCD2 Score” a review of the article Edwards JD, Meehan SK, et al.  “Changes in Intracortical Excitability After Transient Ischemic Attack Are Associated With ABCD2 Score.” Stroke; 2011;42 (March): 728-733 for Practical Reviews Neurology - May 30, 2011: 16 (3).

“Stroke Centers Have Lower Mortality Rates Than Non-Certified Hospitals” a review of the aricle Xian Y, Holloway RG, et al. “Association Between Stroke Center Hospitalization for Acute Ischemic Stroke and Mortality.” JAMA; 2011;305 (January 26): 373-380 for Practical Reviews Neurology - May 30, 2011: 16(3).

“Controlling Hypertension Slows Progression of Brain White Matter Lesions” a review of the article Godin G, Tzourio C, et al. “Antihypertensive Treatment and Change in Blood Pressure Are Associated With the Progression of White Matter Lesion Volumes.” Circulation; 2011;123 (January 25): 266-273 for Practical Reviews Neurology - May 30, 2011:16(3).

“Humanitarian Device Exemption Has Negative Impact on Scientific Discovery, Care” a review of the article Fins JJ, Mayberg HS, et al. “Misuse of the FDA’s Humanitarian Device Exemption in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.” Health Aff (Millwood); 2011; February (30): 302-311 for Practical Reviews Neurology - June 30, 2011:16(4).

Grand Rounds and Institutional Presentations

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Neurology Grand Rounds

"Acute Focal Neurological Deficits" 8/7/2003, 8/30/2004, 8/11/2005, 8/2/2007, 7/29/2010, 7/28/2011, 7/26/2012
"Update on Stroke Rehabiliation" 4/2003
"Stroke Recovery, from Cellular Mechanisms to Clinical Care" 5/2004
"Testosterone before, during, and after a stroke" 3/2005
"Neurorehabilitation Neurosurgery Interface" 3/23/2006
"New Therapeutic Approaches in Stroke Rehabilitation" 2/8/2007
"Post-Stroke Depression" 12/6/2007
"Evaluation and Treatment of Pain after Stroke" 5/7/2009
"History of Neurology: Rene Descartes' Contribution to Neurology" 4/22/2010
“Who first described Chadock’s sign?” 1/10/2013

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
"The Myth of Aspirin Failure" 12/3/2004

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Psychiatry Grand Rounds
"Post-Stroke Depression" 5/20/2008

Research

"A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Randomized Study Comparing the Combined Use of Interferon Beta-1a and Glatiramer Acetate to Either Agent Alone in Patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis." (CombiRx), IRB# 13242, Funding: NIH-NINDS, Grant award: $403,622, 2004-2012,Role: Sub-investigator, Site Principal Investigator: Florian Thomas, MD/PhD

“A multinational, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study, to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of daily oral administration of laquinimod 0.6 mg in subjects with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis." IRB #15212, Funding:  Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd, Grant:  $14,849, 2008-2012, Role: Sub-investigator, Site Principal Investigator: Florian Thomas, MD/PhD

"Stroke Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Database Project", IRB# 13868, Funding: None, 2005 to 2011, Role: Principal Investigator

"Genetics of Stroke Recovery", IRB#16986, Funding: None, August 2010 to 2012, Pilot project being done in conjunction with Washington University School of Medicine (PI: Jin-Moo Lee, MD/PhD), Role: Site Principal Investigatorearch




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