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Carlos E. Casas, MD

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Telephone: 
(954) 229-7962
Fax: 
(954) 229-7913
Languages: 
English
Spanish
Specialty/Specialties: 
Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
Yes

Office Hours
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Video
Ask the Doc Segment on NBC 6


Focus Areas
Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


Specialized Training
Comprehensive Spine Surgery
Radiosurgery (Cyberknife)


Internship / Residency / Fellowship
Fellowships, Neurosurgery Spine and Radiosurgery (Cyberknife) - Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D. - Stanford, CA (2012)


Residency, Neurosurgery - Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI (2006-2012)


Internship, General Surgery - Jackson Memorial Hospital / VA Hospital / University of Miami - Miami, FL (2005-2006)


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Neuroregeneration, neuroprotection, cellular transplantation and recovery of function after spinal cord injury - The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. University of Miami School of Medicine - Miami, FL (2001-2005)


Higher Education
Universidad de la Sabana School of Medicine - Medical Doctor Degree (7 year program) - Chia, Colombia (1994-2001)


Professional Associations
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
Florida Medical Association
Instituto Colombiano de Neurociencias


Research
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Neuroregeneration, neuroprotection, cellular transplantation and recovery of function after spinal cord injury - The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. University of Miami School of Medicine - Miami, FL (2001-2005)


Publications
Casas CE, Guest JD: Percutaneous endoscopic cellular transplantation into the lower lumbar spinal cord. Neurosurgery 54 (4): 950-955, 2004.


Casas CE, Herrera LP, Prusmack C, Ruenes G, Guest JD: The effects of epidural hypothermic saline infusion on locomotor outcome and tissue preservation after moderate thoracic spinal cord contusion in rats. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine 2(3): 308-318,2005.


Guest JD, Silbert L, Casas CE: The use of percutaneous endoscopy to place syringopleural or cystoperitoneal CSF shunts. Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine 2(4): 498-504, 2005.


Herrera LP, Casas CE, Bates ML, Guest JD: Ultrastructural study of the primary olfactory pathway in Macaca fascicularis. Journal of Comparative Neurology 488(4): 427-441, 2005.


JD Guest, Herrera L, Margitich I, Oliveria M, Marcillo A, Casas CE: Xenografts of expanded primate olfactory ensheathing glia support transient behavioral recovery that is independent of serotoninergic or corticospinal axonal regeneration in nude rats following spinal cord transaction. Exp. Neurol. 212(2): 261-74, 2008.


Casas CE, Ryu S, Lee I, Rock J: 18Gy Radiosurgery for Spinal Metastasis. Recently submitted to Cancer. (Review in progress).


Casas CE, Lee IY, Abdulhak M: “Open Hood Technique” for End-block Resection of a Sacral Chordoma. Case Report. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine. (Review in progress)


Book Chapter
Adult Neuro-Oncology: A Multidisciplinary, Evidence-Based Approach with Case Studies (Jeyapalan, Kasper, Mahadevan, eds.) Chapter: Brain Metastases – Solitary Metastasis. Carlos Casas, M.D. and Steven Kalkanis, M.D. (Review in progress 2011).


Other Publications, Abstracts and Presentations
Casas CE, Oliveira M, Ibanez M, Marcillo A, Almqvist P and Guest JD: Transplantation of primate olfactory ensheathing glia into the transected spinal cord: cell survival, migration, regeneration, and behavioral outcome, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 829.14, 2001.


Guest JD, Ibanez M, Oliveira M, Marcillo M, Casas CE and Wood P: Harvest of olfactory tissue to produce autologous ensheathing glia transplants in primates and humans, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 829.13. 2001.


Guest JD Margitich I, Oliveira M, Herrera L, Casas CE: Co-cultures of primate and human olfactory ensheathing glia or Schwann cells with adult rodent retina, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 635.17, 2002.


Guest JD, Casas CE, Oliveira M, Ruenes G, Margitich I, Wood P: Human and primate olfactory ensheathing glia derived from olfactory bulb or olfactory epithelium. Progress towards autotransplantation, 3rd Deauville International Conference on Spinal Cord Injury, 2002.


Casas CE, Owen EJ, Oliveira M, Guest JD: Endoscopic cellular transplantation into the conus medullaris, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 852.8, 2002.


Herrera L, Casas CE, Oliveira M, Guest JD: Frame by frame video analysis enhances consistency of BBB locomotor rating scale, J. Neurotrauma, 20:1097, 2003.


Casas CE, Prusmack C, Ruenes G, Herrera L, Guest JD: The effects of epidural cooling on locomotor outcome and tissue preservation after moderate thoracic spinal cord contusion in rats, J. Neurotrauma, 20:1104, 2003.


Casas CE, Prusmack C, Ruenes G, Herrera L, Guest JD: The effects of epidural cooling on locomotor outcome and tissue preservation after moderate thoracic spinal cord contusion in rats, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 76.8, 2003.


Herrera L, Casas CE, Oliveira M, Guest JD: Frame by frame video analysis enhances consistency of BBB locomotor rating scale, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 493.5, 2003.


Guest JD, Corredor R, Herrera L, Margitich I, Kim K, Casas CE: A model to study upper extremity recovery facilitated by cellular transplantation following spinal cord injury in the nonhuman primate, Experimental Neurology, 187(1): 209, 2004.


Herrera LP, Casas CE, Bates M, Guest JD: Ultrasturctural study of the olfactory pathway in Macaca fascicularis, Society of Neuroscience Abstract. 67.1, 2004.


Casas CE, Herrera LP, Corredor R, Margitich I, Kim K, Guest JD: Non-human primate model of autologous transplatation following a stereotaxic electrolytic unilateral lesion of the medullary pyramid, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 184.5, 2004.


Kim K, Casas CE, Corredor R, Margitich I, Guest JD: Primate bone marrow stromal cells enhance neurite outgrowth and neuronal survival of DRG neurons, Society of Neuroscience Abstract 184.12, 2004.


Casas CE, Marcillo A, Levine C, and Guest JD: Spontaneous intraspinal hypothermia after laminectomy in the rat spinal cord, Society of Neuroscience Abstract, 863.6, 2005. Carlos E. Casas., M.D. Pg. 7 of 7.


Guest JD, Casas CE, Herrrera LP, Margitich IR, Bates M, and Sean G, Iron oxide nanoparticle labeling of primate Schwann cells in vitro and following autologous transplantation. Society of Neuroscience Abstract, 455.8, 2005.


Levine C, Herrera LP, Casas CE, Margitich IR, and Guest JD, The olfactory ensheathing cell: the history of a “restorative” cell that remains incompletely defined, Society of Neuroscience Abstract, 18.22, 2005.


Casas CE, Marin H, Sanders W and Kole M: Endovascular Management of Traumatic Neurovascular Injuries, AANS 76th Annual Meeting Chicago, Il, 2008.


Casas CE, YS Mohan, Signorelli F, Rao C, Scheer J, Krishnamurthy S, Elisevich K:Anatomical Perspective in Surgical Treatment of Insular Tumors, AANS 77th Annual Meeting San Diego, CA, 2009.


YS Mohan, Casas CE, Krishnamurthy S: Recognition and Management of difficult Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomies, AANS 77th Annual Meeting San Diego, CA, 2009.


Casas CE, Lee IY, Abdulhak M: “Open Hood Technique” or End-block Resection of a Sacral Chordoma, CNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2010.


Rock J, Ryu S, Casas C, Anderson J, Gates M. Spinal Cord Compression: Is Radiosurgery a reasonable treatment alternative to Surgery? Oral Presentation. CNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2010.

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