Rabih Tawk

Rabih Tawk, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department: Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Business Email: rabih.tawk@jax.ufl.edu

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Subspecialties
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Publications

2021
Carotid In-Stent Stenosis: Cutting Balloon Angioplasty: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 21(3):E240-E241 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opab194. [PMID] 34097735.
2021
Carotid Stenting: Flow Reversal Technique: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 21(2):E111-E112 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opab119. [PMID] 33929024.
2021
Endovascular repair of a common femoral artery puncture after losing access using a vascular closure device.
Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques. 7(3):466-468 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvscit.2021.04.026. [PMID] 34258485.
2021
Influence of glucose levels on clinical outcome after mechanical thrombectomy for large-vessel occlusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017771. [PMID] 34362794.
2021
Intracranial Access: Dural Venous Sinus Stenting: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 21(2):E113-E114 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opab120. [PMID] 33891009.
2021
Intracranial Aneurysms in Patients with Marfan Syndrome: A Multicenter Propensity-Matched Analysis.
World neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.08.065. [PMID] 34425290.
2021
Management of Thromboembolic Complications During Aneurysm Coiling: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 20(5):E348-E349 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opaa480. [PMID] 33571364.
2021
The Use of Antiplatelet Agents and Heparin in the 24-Hour Postintravenous Alteplase Window for Neurointervention.
Neurosurgery. 88(4):746-750 [DOI] 10.1093/neuros/nyaa530. [PMID] 33442725.
2021
Treatment of posterior circulation non-saccular aneurysms with flow diversion versus stent-assisted coiling: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 13(2):159-163 [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-016294. [PMID] 32651184.
2020
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A pilot study for using longitudinal cognitive and neuropsychological testing for functional outcomes.
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 194 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.105941. [PMID] 32480295.
2020
Can Baseline Computed Tomography Scans Be Used to Identify Patients at High Risk of Vision Loss due to Terson Syndrome?
American journal of ophthalmology. 211:217-228 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajo.2019.09.016. [PMID] 31562856.
2020
Elevated Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio is Predictive of Poor Outcomes Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 29(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.104631. [PMID] 31964576.
2020
Endoscopic Transforaminal Transchoroidal Approach to the Third Ventricle for Cystic and Solid Tumors.
World neurosurgery. 134:e453-e459 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.099. [PMID] 31669244.
2020
Extraspinal Vascular Malformation with Retrograde Drainage through a Radicular Vein: Treatment with Percutaneous Transgluteal Embolization.
World neurosurgery. 143:423-427 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.07.224. [PMID] 32777407.
2020
In Reply: Pipeline Embolization Device for Treatment of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysms: A Multicenter Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy.
Neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1093/neuros/nyaa387. [PMID] 32985649.
2020
Interhemispheric Transcallosal Approach for Resection of Choroidal Arteriovenous Malformation: Operative Video.
World neurosurgery. 136 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.12.126. [PMID] 31899394.
2020
Microsurgical Management of Intracranial Aneurysms After Failed Flow Diversion.
World neurosurgery. 134:e16-e28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.08.121. [PMID] 31470147.
2020
Nasal Packing Causing Occlusion of Contralateral Internal Carotid Artery During Control of Pseudoaneurysm Bleed.
World neurosurgery. 138:262-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.132. [PMID] 32142945.
2020
Pipeline Embolization Device for Treatment of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysms: A Multicenter Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy.
Neurosurgery. 87(4):770-778 [DOI] 10.1093/neuros/nyz548. [PMID] 31980826.
2020
Prevalence of Intracranial Aneurysms in Patients with Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Multicenter Experience.
The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc. 29(4):229-236 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0040-1713139. [PMID] 33268973.
2020
Prevalence of Previously Undiagnosed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms: From the Brain and Aortic Aneurysms Study (BAAS).
Neurocritical care. 32(3):796-803 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-019-00828-y. [PMID] 31556002.
2020
Rapidly Resolving and Recurrent Contralateral Subdural Hematoma From Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 29(8) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104872. [PMID] 32434727.
2019
A Multicenter Pilot Study on the Clinical Utility of Computational Modeling for Flow-Diverter Treatment Planning.
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 40(10):1759-1765 [DOI] 10.3174/ajnr.A6222. [PMID] 31558504.
2018
Feasibility, safety, and changes in systolic blood pressure associated with endovascular revascularization of symptomatic and chronically occluded cervical internal carotid artery using a newly suggested radiographic classification of chronically occluded cervical internal carotid artery: pilot study.
Journal of neurosurgery. 1-10 [DOI] 10.3171/2018.1.JNS172858. [PMID] 29775153.
2018
Microsphere Embolization of Hypervascular Posterior Fossa Tumors.
World neurosurgery. 109:182-187 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.147. [PMID] 28986231.
2018
Nonaneurysmal “Pseudo-Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” Computed Tomography Patterns: Challenges in an Acute Decision-Making Heuristics.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 27(9):2319-2326 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.04.016. [PMID] 29884521.
2017
Analysis of Predictors and Probability of Aneurysm Occlusion in the Internal Carotid Artery After Treatment with Pipeline Embolization Device.
World neurosurgery. 107:641-648 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.099. [PMID] 28844913.
2017
Aneurysms with persistent patency after treatment with the Pipeline Embolization Device.
Journal of neurosurgery. 126(6):1894-1898 [DOI] 10.3171/2016.6.JNS16402. [PMID] 27636182.
2017
Initial Clinical Experience with AView-A Clinical Computational Platform for Intracranial Aneurysm Morphology, Hemodynamics, and Treatment Management.
World neurosurgery. 108:534-542 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.030. [PMID] 28919570.
2017
Mastoid Epidermoid Tumor and Associated Dural Arteriovenous Fistula with Venous Sinus Occlusion.
World neurosurgery. 108:988.e15-988.e20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.047. [PMID] 28830738.
2017
Revascularization of tandem occlusions in acute ischemic stroke: review of the literature and illustrative case.
Neurosurgical focus. 42(4) [DOI] 10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS16521. [PMID] 28366063.
2016
A Reappraisal of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: A Case for Stent-Assisted Embolization.
Neurosurgery. 78(2):200-7 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001161. [PMID] 26645968.
2016
Aneurysm Study of Pipeline in an Observational Registry (ASPIRe).
Interventional neurology. 5(1-2):89-99 [DOI] 10.1159/000446503. [PMID] 27610126.
2016
Letter to the Editor: Dural arteriovenous fistula mimicking Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Journal of neurosurgery. 125(1):231-2 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.12.JNS152840. [PMID] 27104843.
2016
The fate of cranial neuropathy after flow diversion for carotid aneurysms.
Journal of neurosurgery. 124(4):1107-13 [DOI] 10.3171/2015.4.JNS142790. [PMID] 26473786.
2016
The Relationship Between Serum Neuron-Specific Enolase Levels and Severity of Bleeding and Functional Outcomes in Patients With Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Neurosurgery. 78(4):487-91 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001140. [PMID] 26606669.
2015
Influence of body mass index and age on functional outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Neurosurgery. 76(2):136-41 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000588. [PMID] 25549185.
2015
Neurological Changes with Abnormal Brain Reactivity Following Coiling of Cerebral Aneurysm. Possible Reactivity to Endovascular Devices and Material?
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology. 8(3):28-36 [PMID] 26301029.
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2015
Retrograde trans-anterior communicating artery rescue of unopened Pipeline Embolization Device with balloon dilation: complication management.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 7(2) [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-011009.rep. [PMID] 24510421.
2015
Surgical bailout of giant supraclinoid ICA aneurysm following treatment with Pipeline Embolization Device.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 15(3):338-9 [DOI] 10.3171/2014.9.PEDS14456. [PMID] 25559923.
2014
Carotid Stump Syndrome: Case Report and Endovascular Treatment.
Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports. 2(3) [DOI] 10.1177/2324709614548796. [PMID] 26425620.
2014
Feasibility and safety of pipeline embolization device in patients with ruptured carotid blister aneurysms.
Neurosurgery. 75(4):419-29; discussion 429 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000487. [PMID] 24991709.
2014
Retrograde trans-anterior communicating artery rescue of unopened Pipeline Embolization Device with balloon dilation: complication management.
BMJ case reports. 2014 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2013-011009. [PMID] 24469910.
2014
Safety and efficacy of ticagrelor for neuroendovascular procedures. A single center initial experience.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 6(4):320-2 [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010699. [PMID] 23771209.
2014
Transciliary supraorbital approach (eyebrow approach) for resection of retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas: an alternative approach, case series, and literature review.
Journal of neurological surgery. Part A, Central European neurosurgery. 75(5):354-64 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0033-1358609. [PMID] 24897027.
2013
Anticoagulation.
Journal of neurosurgery. 118(2):483-4 [DOI] 10.3171/2012.7.JNS12650. [PMID] 23198798.
2013
Clopidogrel Resistance by P2Y12 Platelet Function Testing in Patients Undergoing Neuroendovascular Procedures: Incidence of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Complications.
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology. 6(1):26-34 [PMID] 23826440.
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2013
Interobserver variability in retreatment decisions of recurrent and residual aneurysms.
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 34(5):1035-9 [DOI] 10.3174/ajnr.A3326. [PMID] 23099500.
2013
Letter to the editor: Herpes encephalitis.
Journal of neurosurgery. 118(6):1385-6 [DOI] 10.3171/2013.2.JNS13216. [PMID] 23621594.
2013
New therapies for unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Neurologic clinics. 31(3):737-47 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2013.03.011. [PMID] 23896502.
2013
Relative and attributable diabetes risk associated with hyperuricemia in US veterans with gout.
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians. 106(8):721-9 [DOI] 10.1093/qjmed/hct093. [PMID] 23620537.
2013
Solitaire Flow Restoration thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke: retrospective multicenter analysis of early postmarket experience after FDA approval.
Neurosurgery. 73(1):19-25; discussion 25 [DOI] 10.1227/01.neu.0000429859.96652.57. [PMID] 23719060.
2012
Endovascular treatment of ruptured paraclinoid aneurysms: results, complications, and follow-up.
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 33(4):632-7 [DOI] 10.3174/ajnr.A2825. [PMID] 22173755.
2012
The contralateral transcingulate approach: operative technique and results with vascular lesions.
Neurosurgery. 71(1 Suppl Operative):4-13; discussion 13 [DOI] 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318246a7f8. [PMID] 22186844.
2011
Endovascular treatment of patients with intracranial stenosis with moyamoya-type collaterals.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 3(4):369-74 [DOI] 10.1136/jnis.2011.004754. [PMID] 21990471.
2011
Medical therapy for ischemic stroke: review of intravenous and intra-arterial treatment options.
World neurosurgery. 76(6 Suppl):S9-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.05.048. [PMID] 22182278.
2011
Stent-assisted coiling treatment of pediatric traumatic pseudoaneurysm resulting from tumor surgery.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 47(6):442-8 [DOI] 10.1159/000339353. [PMID] 22777182.
2011
Use of the outreach distal access catheter as an intracranial platform facilitates coil embolization of select intracranial aneurysms: technical note.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 3(2):172-6 [DOI] 10.1136/jnis.2010.002535. [PMID] 21990813.
2011
Utility of pharmacologic provocative neurological testing before embolization of occipital lobe arteriovenous malformations.
World neurosurgery. 76(3-4):276-81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.02.037. [PMID] 21986424.
2010
Coiling of ruptured aneurysms followed by evacuation of hematoma.
World neurosurgery. 74(6):626-31 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.06.051. [PMID] 21492630.
2009
Endovascular intervention for acute thromboembolic stroke in young patients: an ideal population for aggressive intervention?
Journal of neurosurgery. 110(1):30-4 [DOI] 10.3171/2008.4.17510. [PMID] 18821835.
2009
Rapidly successive, symptomatic, bilateral, spontaneous vertebral artery dissections: treatment with stent reconstruction.
Surgical neurology. 72(3):300-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surneu.2008.02.029. [PMID] 18514287.
2006
Surgical decompression and coil removal for the recovery of vision after coiling and proximal occlusion of a clinoidal segment aneurysm: technical case report.
Neurosurgery. 58(6) [PMID] 16723875.
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2005
Melanotic schwannoma with drop metastases to the caudal spine and high expression of CD117 (c-kit).
Journal of neuro-oncology. 71(2):151-6 [PMID] 15690131.
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2005
Stereotactic gamma knife surgery for trigeminal neuralgia: detailed analysis of treatment response.
Journal of neurosurgery. 102(3):442-9 [PMID] 15796377.
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2005
The prophylactic use of inferior vena cava filters in patients undergoing high-risk spinal surgery.
Annals of vascular surgery. 19(3):442-7 [PMID] 15864473.
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2004
Prophylactic placement of an inferior vena cava filter in high-risk patients undergoing spinal reconstruction.
Neurosurgical focus. 17(4) [PMID] 15633992.
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2004
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: surgical technique and results in 24 patients.
Neurosurgery. 54(2):368-74; discussion 374 [PMID] 14744283.
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2003
Isolated dissections and dissecting aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery: topic and literature review.
Neurosurgical review. 26(3):180-7 [PMID] 12845546.
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2002
Hypersegmentation, Klippel-Feil syndrome, and hemivertebra in a scoliotic patient.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 195(4):570-1 [PMID] 12375764.
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2002
Spontaneous disappearance of vein of galen malformation and posterior fossa venous pouch.
Acta neurochirurgica. 144(11):1225-31 [PMID] 12434180.
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2002
Trapping and revascularization for a dissecting aneurysm of the proximal posteroinferior cerebellar artery: technical case report and review of the literature.
Neurosurgery. 51(1):258-62; discussion 262 [PMID] 12182429.
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2001
Intramuscular myxoma causing lumbar radiculopathy. Case report and review of the literature.
Journal of neurosurgery. 95(2 Suppl):260-3 [PMID] 11599850.
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Education

Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
2007-2010 · State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York
Surgery Residency
2004-2009 · State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York
Oncologic Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Fellowship
2003-2004 · Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
Doctor of Medicine
1993-2001 · The Lebanese University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

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