Sam Tavakoli, MD
B.S. Chemical Engineering - Rice University, Houston, TX (2006-2010)
M.D. - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2012-2016)
GCPH - University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX (2010-2012)
Residency - Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (2016-Present)
Clinical Research-The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Neurosurgery, Augusto Parra M.D. San Antonio, TX
Presently working on two projects. One is a case report discussing the complication of parkinsonism secondary to intracranial hypotension base on clincal presentation and radiography. The second project involves designing a registry and protocol for neuromonitoring in patients with TBI and other intracranial pathologies at the University Hospital in San Antonio.
Clinical Research-The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Neurosurgery, Lee Birnbaum M.D. San Antonio, TX
Applied for IRB approval and completed chart review series comparing EDAS and EC-IC bypass as surgical options for patients with conditions refractory to standard management.
Research Assistant-Rice University Chemical Engineering Department, Houston, TX
Designed and constructed micro-channels to study interactions of polymer colloid mixtures.
Research Assistant-University of Houston, Chemical Engineering Department. Houston, TX
Designed and implemented protocols for creating vesicles containing various fluoresced DNA polymers as means for transporting drugs to specifically targeted parts of the cell.
Research Assistant-Baylor College of Medicine Department of Infectious Disease, Houston, TX
Assisted Primary Researcher in the infectious disease lab by producing bacterial cultures with specific plasmid configurations for specific protein production.
Tavakoli S, Birnbaum L, Caron J. Outcomes of Surgical Revascularization in Patients with Occlusive Cerebrovascular Disease: A Case Series [Abstract]. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Sept 26-30, 2015; New Orleans, LA. Abstract ID# 1120
Son, Colin, Samon Tavakoli and Viktor Bartanusz. “No Publication Bias in Industry Funded Clinical Trials of Degenerative Diseases of the Thoracolumbar Spine.” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Accepted: In Press.
Son C, Samples D, Tavakoli S and Rahman M. Short Term Outcomes Amongst Minorities With Acute Subdural Hematomas Originating From Majority-Minority Communities [Abstract]. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; May 2-6, 2015; Washington, D.C. Abstract ID# 31468
Son C, Dengler B, Samples D, Tavakoli S and Rahman M. Short Term Outcomes Following Intra-Hospital Transfer of Patients With Acute Subdural Hematomas [Abstract]. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; May 2-6, 2015; Washington, D.C. Abstract ID# 31466.
Birnbaum L, Tavakoli S, Caron J. Outcomes of Bypass Procedures in Patients with Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease: A Case Series [Abstract]. European Stroke Conference; May 13-14, 2015; Vienna, Austria. Abstract ID# 73.
Amir Amini, Samon Tavakoli, Sibani Lisa Biswal, and Marc Robert. Diffusion In Colloid-Polymer Mixtures: Crossover From One To Two Dimensions. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City.
American Medical Association American Medical Student Association Texas Medical Association American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Awards & Accomplishments
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Neurosurgery Medical Student Award (2015-2016) Loewenstern Fellowship in International Service (2009-2010) Dean’s Honor Roll, University of Houston Fall 2006 Dean’s Honor Roll, Case Western Reserve University