Faculty

Demetrios C. Nikas MD

Assistant Professor
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Biographical Info

Clinical Interests

Fellowship:
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Neurosurgery Research
The Neurosurgical Laboratories
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Residency:
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Neurosurgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth Medical School
Lebanon, NH

Internship:
General Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth Medical School
Lebanon, NH

Education

Medical School:
M.D., University of Athens Medical School,
Athens, Greece

Undergraduate:
Varvakios School,
Athens, Greece

Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination

Medical Licensure:
Illinois

Appointments

Clinical:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Hospital:

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital


Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Congenital Spine and Brain Malformations
  • Hydrocephalus – Shunts and Endoscopy
  • Spasticity
  • Chiari malformation


Research Interests

  • Therapies for and Biology of Brain Tumors
  • Photodynamic therapy


Awards/Achievements

  • “Dr. Frederick E.G. Valergakis Graduate Research Grant”, The Hellenic University Club of New York, NY
  • “The Rowland Institute for Science Award”, Cambridge, MA

Selected Publications

  • Eddleman C, Nikas D, Shaibani A, Khan P, Tomita T.  HydroCoil embolization of a ruptured infectious aneurysm in a pediatric patient: case report and review of the literature.  Childs Nerv Syst  2007;23:707-712
  • Nikas DC, Hartov A, Lunn K, Rick K, Paulsen K, Roberts DW.  Coregistered intraoperative ultrasonography in resection of malignant glioma.  Neurosurg Focus2003:14(2)Article 6
  • Nikas DC, Foley LW, Black PM.  Fluorescent imaging in a glioma model in vivo.  Lasers Surg Med 2001;29(1):11-17
  • Joki T, Heese O, Nikas DC, Bello L, Zhang J, Kraeft SK, Seyfried NT, Abe T, Chen LB, Carroll RS, Black PM.  Expression of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in human glioma and in vitro inhibition by a specific COX-2 inhibitor, NS-398.  Cancer Res 2000;60(17):4926-31.
  • Santarius T, Kirsch M, Nikas DC, Imitola J, Black PM.  Molecular analysis of alterations of the p18INK4c gene in human meningiomas.  Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol 2000;26(1):67-75

Selected Chapters:

  • Lollis S, Nikas DC. Entrapment neuropathies of the lower extremities .  In: Schmidek HH, Roberts DW, eds. Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods  and Results.   Philadelphia : Saunders Elsevier, 2006:2311-2317
  • Nikas DC, Ball PA.  Fluids and electrolytes in Neurosurgery.  In: Batjer HH, Loftus CM, eds.  Textbook of Neurological Surgery.  Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003:695-712
  • Nikas DC,  Bello L, Black PM.  Cerebral hemisphere gliomas (adult) – low grade (Astrocytomas and Oligodendrogliomas).  In:  Kaye AH, Black PM, eds.  Operative Neurosurgery.  New York :  Churchill Livingstone, 2000:333-359
  • Nikas DC, Black PM.  Parasagittal and falx meningiomas.  In:  Kaye AH, Black PM, eds.  Operative Neurosurgery.  New York :  Churchill Livingstone, 2000:505-521
Categories: Department of Neurosurgery
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