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Credentials

Honors and Awards

The New York State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting Award for the Best Basic Science Research
Podium Presentation, The New York State Neurosurgical Society
2009

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2007

Communities for Excellence in Learning and Leadership for Society Award
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
2004

High Scholarship Student, Top 2% of the Class Award
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
1999 and 2000

The Dexter French Scholarship Award
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
1999 and 2000

The Office of Minority Student Affairs Award for Academic Excellence
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
1999

Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa Society
2000

Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi Society
1999

Golden Key National Honor Society
1999

Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons - CNS
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons - AANS
  • North American Spine Society - NASS
  • Intraoperative Image Society - IOIS
  • American Medical Association - AMA

Hospitals Affiliations:

  • John C. Lincoln North Mountain
  • John C. Lincoln Deer Valley
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak
  • The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center of Paradise Valley

Courses and Workshops:

How to Get Your Proposal Funded Workshop.
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York.
Amherst, NY.
10/2008

The Walter Grand Neuroendoscopy Workshop.
Department of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo.
Buffalo, NY.
08/2008

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).
The 20th Annual International Bethesda Spine Workshop.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spine Courses.
Bethesda, MD.
04/2008

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP).
The 23rd Annual Neuroradiology and the 46th Annual Neuropathology Courses.
Denver, CO.
02/2008

Congress of Neurological Surgeons 3D Surgical Anatomy Course.
St. Louis, MO
08/2010

The Chicago Review Course in Neurological Surgery.
Chicago, IL.
02/2009

Neuroscience N623 – Systems Neuroscience Course.
College of Graduate Studies at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Syracuse, NY.
Fall 2008

The Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) Course. 
Woods Hole, MA.
10/2008

Research and Publications:

Journal Articles:

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Li, Yan M.; Moquin, Ross R. Evaluating the antimicrobial efficacy of copper against the growth of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in vitro. (Manuscript submitted)

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Li, Yan M.; Singla, Amit; Moquin, Ross R. A case series review comparing the rate of revision surgery for malpositioned screws placed manually versus with the O-Arm© image guidance navigation. (Manuscript in submitted)

Cantu, Robert C.; Li, Yan M.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Chin, Lawrence S. Return to play after cervical spine injury in sports. J Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2013 Jan/Feb; 12(1):14-17.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Li, Yan M; Hall, Walter A. Spontaneous acute subdural hematoma as the initial manifestation of chronic myeloid leukemia. J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb;101(3):513-6.

Karimi, Mohsen; Wang, Li Xing; Hammel, James M.; Mascio, Christopher E.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Barner, Elesa W.; Scholz, MD, Thomas D.; Segar, Jeffrey L.; Li, Wei G.; Niles, Scott D.; Caldarone, Christopher A. Neonatal vulnerability to ischemia and reperfusion: Cardioplegic arrest causes greater myocardial apoptosis in neonatal lambs than in mature lambs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb;127(2):490-7.

Podium Talks:

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Singla, Amit; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Moquin, Ross R. The Rate of Revision Surgery for Malpositioned Screws in Spine Surgery with Instrumentation: A Comparison Study Utilizing Intra-Operative O-Arm© Image Guidance Navigation [abstract]. 2nd Intraoperative Imaging Society Annual Meeting; 2009 June 14-17; Istanbul, Turkey. Abstract no. 31.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Kim, Peter D.; Moquin, Ross R. Can the Use of Copper in Complex Spine Surgery with Metal Instrumentation and Fusion Result in a Reduced Risk of Postoperative Infections? Stage One: Efficacy of Copper Against the Growth of Escherichia Coli in Vitro. The New York State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting; 2009 June 5; New Rochelle, NY.

Yusupov, Igor; Blaskiewicz, Donald; Abdulhamid, Mohamed; Kim, Peter; Jennings, Jennifer; Moquin, Ross; Carter, David. Clinical and Radiographic Features of Subdural Hematomas Successfully Treated with Subdural Evacuating Port System [abstract]. 77th AANS Annual Meeting; 2009 May 2 - 6; San Diego, CA.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Kim, Peter D.; Moquin, Ross R. Can the Use of Copper in Complex Spine Surgery with Metal Instrumentation and Fusion Result in a Reduced Risk of Postoperative Infections? Stage One: Efficacy of Copper Against the Growth of Escherichia Coli in Vitro. The Neuroscience Research Day, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Neurosurgery; 2009 March 13; Syracuse, NY.

Karimi, Mohsen; Wang, Li Xing; Hammel, James M.; Mascio, Christopher E.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Barner, Elesa W.; Scholz, MD, Thomas D.; Segar, Jeffrey L.; Li, Wei G.; Niles, Scott D.; Caldarone, Christopher A. Neonatal vulnerability to ischemia and reperfusion: Cardioplegic arrest causes greater myocardial apoptosis in neonatal lambs than in mature lambs [abstract]. 83rd Annual Meeting of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery; 2003 May 4-7; Boston, MA.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Karimi, Mohsen; Mascio, Christopher E.; Wang, Li Xing; Caldarone, Christopher A. Quantitative measurements of cytochrome c release in cardioplegic, ischemic-reperfused neonatal sheep myocardium [abstract]. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Annual Medical Student Research Day; 2002 September 13; Iowa City, IA.

Abstracts:
Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Kim, Peter D.; Moquin, Ross R. Can the Use of Copper in Spine Surgery with Instrumentation Result in a Reduced Risk of Postoperative Infections? Stage One: Efficacy of Copper Against the Growth of Escherichia Coli in Vitro [abstract]. 24th NASS Annual Meeting; 2009 November 10-14; San Francisco, CA. Abstract no. 22.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Kim, Peter D.; Moquin, Ross R. The Anti-microbial Activity of Copper Against the Growth of Micrococcus Luteus in Vitro: An Investigation for the Potential Use of Copper in Spine Surgery with Instrumentation to Reduce the Risk of Postoperative Infections from Gram Positive Organisms [abstract]. 59th CNS Annual Meeting; 2009 October 24-29; New Orleans, LA. Abstract no. 454.

Singla, Amit; Yusupov, Igor; Padalino, David; Blaskiewicz, Donald; Abdulhamid, Mohamed; Carter, David; Jennings, Jennifer; Jacobsen, Walter; Li, Yan; Kim, Peter. Treatment of Non-Acute Subdural Hematomas with Subdural Evacuating Port System [abstract]. 59th CNS Annual Meeting; 2009 October 24-29; New Orleans, LA. Abstract no. 585.

Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Singla, Amit; Yusupov, Igor R.; Moquin, Ross R. The Use of Intra-Operative O-Arm© and Navigation in Odontoid Screw Placement: Advantages Over Conventional Fluoroscopy [abstract]. 2nd Intraoperative Imaging Society Annual Meeting; 2009 June 14-17; Istanbul, Turkey. Abstract no. 4.

Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Jacobsen, Walter P.; Kim, Peter D.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Murtagh-Schaffer, Catherine; Moquin, Ross R. Intra- Operative Spinal Navigation Using the O-Arm® and StealthStation® Treon® Image Guidance Work-Station: A Technical Note [abstract]. 25th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; 2009 March 11-14; Phoenix, AZ. Abstract no. 476.

Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Jacobsen, Walter P.; Kim, Peter D.; Canute, Gregory W.; Murtagh-Schaffer, Catherine; Moquin, Ross R. O-ARM Assisted Minimally Invasive TLIF with Percutaneous Sextant Pedicle Screw Placement [abstract]. 25th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; 2009 March 11-14; Phoenix, AZ. Abstract no. 474.

Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Jacobsen, Walter P.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Kim, Peter D.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Li, Yan M.; Murtagh-Schaffer, Catherine; Moquin, Ross R. Spinal Wound Infection Avoidance: Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Post-operative Spinal Infections [abstract]. 25th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; 2009 March 11-14; Phoenix, AZ. Abstract no. 452.

Yusupov, Igor R.; Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Moquin, Ross R. Utility of Ceramic Compounds in Spine Surgery [abstract]. 25th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; 2009 March 11-14; Phoenix, AZ. Abstract no. 501.

Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Jacobsen, Walter P.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Murtagh-Schaffer, Catherine; Moquin, Ross. R. O-ARM Assisted Fixation of Type II Odontoid Fractures via the Direct Anterior Approach [abstract]. 25th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; 2009 March 11-14; Phoenix, AZ. Abstract no. 453.

Blaskiewicz, Donald J.; Yusupov, Igor R.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Moquin, Ross R. Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion with Patella Allograft [abstract]. 76th AANS Annual Meeting; 2008 April 26 - May 1; Chicago, IL.

Karimi, Mohsen; Wang, Li Xing; Hammel, James M.; Mascio, Christopher E.; Abdulhamid, Mohamed M.; Barner, Elesa W.; Scholz, MD, Thomas D.; Segar, Jeffrey L.; Li, Wei G.; Niles, Scott D.; Caldarone, Christopher A. Neonatal vulnerability to ischemia and reperfusion: Cardioplegic arrest causes greater myocardial apoptosis in neonatal lambs than in mature lambs [abstract].