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Ronald
Sahyouni
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UC Berkeley
1. Molecular and Cell Biology (Neurobiology Emphasis)
2. Psychology
2013
Ron is a medical student at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. He is interested in regenerative medicine, and in particular, the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neuroprosthetics. He authored a book titled "Alzheimer's Disease Decoded: The Past, Present, and Future of Alzheimer's and Dementia." He is also an avid drummer and car enthusiast.
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Research

Dr. Hamid Djalilian, MD and Dr. Harrison W. Lin, MD
A Neuroprosthetic Approach to Facial Reanimation
Dr. Edwin Monuki, MD, PhD
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD
Dr. Brian Cummings, PhD
Dr. Hamid Djalilian, MD, Dr. Harrison W. Lin, MD, John C. Middlebrooks, PhD
Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Rehabilitation
My dissertation research is focused on developing a neuroprosthetic facial reanimation system.
1. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Chen JW, Chang DT, Moshtaghi O, Djalilian HR, Lin HW. Interfacing with the Nervous System: a Review of Current Bioelectric Technologies. Neurosurg. Review. Accepted 10/7/17, In press.
2. *Haidar YM, *Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, et al. Selective recurrent laryngeal nerve stimulation using a penetrating electrode array in the feline model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Accepted 9/21/17, In press. *Co-first author
3. Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Haidar Y, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Resolution of Persistent Post-Stapedotomy Vertigo with Migraine Prophylactic Medication. Otol Neurotol. Accepted 9/8/17, In press.
4. Moshtaghi O, Ghavami Y, Mahboubi H, Sahyouni R, Haidar Y, Ziai K, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Migraine-Related Aural Fullness: A Potential Clinical Entity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Accepted 10/6/17, In press.
5. Sahyouni R, Goshtasbi K, Mahmoodi A, Tran DK, Chen JW. Chronic Subdural Hematoma: a Historical and Clinical Perspective. World Neurosurg. 2017;
6. Sahyouni R, Goshtasbi K, Mahmoodi A, Tran DK, Chen JW. Chronic Subdural Hematoma: a Perspective on Subdural Membranes and Dementia. World Neurosurg. 2017;
7. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Haidar YM, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Vertigo in vestibular schwannoma patients due to underlying comorbidities. Otol Neurotol. 2017;
8. Sahyouni R, Goshtasbi K, Mahmoodi A, Chen JW. A historical recount of chordoma. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. Accepted 7/28/17, In press.
9. Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Moshtaghi O, et al. Selective stimulation of facial muscles following chronic intraneural electrode array implantation and facial nerve injury in the feline model. Otol Neurotol. 2017;38(9):e369-77.
10. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Tran DK, Tran P, Chen JW. Linguistic Validation of Interactive Educational Interventions in Neurologic Trauma. World Neurosurg. 2017; 107:87-93.
11. Sahyouni R, Mahboubi H, Tran P, Roufail JS, Chen JW. Membranectomy in Chronic Subdural Hematoma: a Meta-Analysis. World Neurosurg. 2017; 104:418-429.
12. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Mahmoodi A, et al. Interactive iBook-Based Patient Education in a NeuroTrauma Clinic. Neurosurgery. 2017; nyx095.
13. Sahyouni R, Bhatt J, Djalilian HR, Tang WC, Middlebrooks JC, Lin HW. Selective stimulation of facial muscles with a penetrating electrode array in the feline model. Laryngoscope. 2017; 127(2):460-5.
14. Sahyouni R, Chang DT, Moshtaghi O, Mahmoodi A, Djalilian HR, Lin HW. Functional and Histological Effects of Chronic Neural Electrode Implantation. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2017; 2(2):80-93.
15. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Mahmoodi A, Huang M, Tran DK, Chen JW. Interactive eBooks in educating patients and their families about head injury regardless of age. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2017; 156:41-47.
16. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Rajaii R, et al. Evaluation of an iPhone Otoscope in a Neurotrauma Clinic and as an Adjunct to Neurosurgical Education. Insights Neurosurg. 2016; 1(1):4.
17. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Rajaii R, et al. Assessment of Google Glass as an Adjunct in Neurological Surgery. Surgical Neurology International. 2017; 8:68.
18. Sahyouni R, Gutierrez P. Gold E, Robertson RT, Cummings BJ. The effects of concussion on the blood brain barrier in humans and rodents. Journal of Concussion. 2017; 1:2059700216684518.
19. *Mahboubi H, *Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, et al. CyberKnife for Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma: A Meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 157(1):7-15. *Co-first author
20. *Moshtaghi O, *Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, et al. Smartphone-Enabled Otoscopy in Neurotology/Otology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 156(3):554-558.*Co-first author
21. Moshtaghi O, Haidar YM, Ghavami Y, et al. Price variation in the most commonly prescribed ear drops in Southern California. Laryngoscope. 2017; 127(8):1780-1784.
22. Moshtaghi O, Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, et al. Wrong-Site Surgery in California, 2007-2014. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 157(1):48-52.
23. Moshtaghi O, Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, et al. Use of interactive iBooks for patient education in otology. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017; 38(2):174-178.
24. Huang M, Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Tran DK, Chen JW. Implementation of an interactive tablet-based educational intervention in the neurotrauma clinic: a 1-year retrospective analysis. Trauma Acute Care. 2017; 2(1):32.
25. Haidar YM, Walia S, Sahyouni R, Ghavami Y, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Auricular Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Ear Canal Coverage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016; 155(6):1061-1064.
26. Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Ghavami Y, Djalilian HR. A Historical Recount: Discovering Menière's Disease and Its Association with Migraine Headaches. Otol Neurotol. 2016; 37(8):1199-203.
Talks:
1. Sahyouni R, Ziai K, Vu K, Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Haidar Y, Ghavami Y, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Neurotology Prescription Data Under Medicare. Oral presentation American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting, September 10-13, 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.
2. Ziai K, Vu K, Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. A Survey on the Sunshine Act for Neurotologists. Oral presentation American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting, September 10-13, 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.
3. Vu K, Ziai K, Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Medical Malpractice and Vestibular Schwannoma. Oral presentation American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting, September 10-13, 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.
4. Mahboubi H, Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Haidar Y, Ghavami Y, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. False Positive Cholesteatomas on Diffusion-Weighted MRI. Oral presentation American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting, September 10-13, 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.
5. Roufail J, Sahyouni R, Hsu PK, Vadera S. Pilot study for evaluating clinical outcome and socioeconomic value of a novel integrative healing services approach to neurosurgery inpatients. Oral presentation at 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, October 7-11, Boston MA, USA.
6. Tran DK, Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Chen JW. Cross-Cultural Efficacy of Interactive Educational Interventions in the NeuroTrauma Setting. Oral presentation at 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 22-26, Los Angeles, CA.
7. Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JC, Lin HW. Selective Stimulation of Facial Muscles following Chronic Intraneural Electrode Array Implantation and Facial Nerve Injury in the Feline Model. Oral presentation and Resident Research Training Award Recipient: ANS Annual Spring Meeting; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
8. Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Selective Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Stimulation Using a Penetrating Electrode Array in the Feline Model. Oral presentation at the 2017 Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. January 19-21, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
9. Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Moshatghi O, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JC, Lin HW. Selective Stimulation of Facial Muscles following Chronic Intraneural Electrode Array Implantation and Facial Nerve Injury in the Feline Model. Oral presentation: Medical Scientist Training Program Annual Retreat; October 28-30 2016; Lake Arrowhead, CA.
10. Bhatt J, Sahyouni R, Chandy Z, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JC, Lin. HW. Selective stimulation of facial muscles with a penetrating intraneural multichannel electrode array in the feline model. Abstract accepted for Oral Presentation at the 2016 Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, January 22-24, 2016, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.
11. Sahyouni R, Martinez-Gutierrez J, Shah S, Ruiz-Valls A, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Glioblastoma Multiforme: Invasion, Migration, and Cognitive Burden in the Geriatric Population. Oral Presentation at national 2017 NIH-funded MSTREAM conference, San Diego, CA.
12. Sahyouni R, Coutts M, Monuki E. Choroid Plexus in Alzheimer’s Disease: Morphological changes & regeneration via stem cell injections. Oral Presentation at the 2014 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and MSTREAM conference, Washington, D.C.

Posters:
13. Mahboubi H, Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Shahbaz H, Djalilian HR. Lymphoma presenting with facial paralysis and cerebellopontine angle mass. Poster to be presented at: Triological Society 2018 combined sections meeting. Janurary 18-20, 2018; Scottsdale, AZ.
14. Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi A, Bagheri K, Shahbaz H, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. An Unusual Case of a Congenital Hypoplastic IAC with Facial Paralysis. Poster to be presented at: Triological Society 2018 combined sections meeting. Janurary 18-20, 2018; Scottsdale, AZ.
15. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Goshtasbi K, Haidar YM, Mahboubi H, Moshtaghi A, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Facial Onset Sensory and Motor Neuropathy Syndrome. Poster to be presented at: Triological Society 2018 combined sections meeting. Janurary 18-20, 2018; Scottsdale, AZ.
16. Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Shahbaz H, Djalilian HR. Diagnosis of a left skull base plasmacytoma with ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of a cervical lymph node. Poster to be presented at: Triological Society 2018 combined sections meeting. Janurary 18-20, 2018; Scottsdale, AZ.
17. Sahyouni R, Hsu PKF, Cadena, G. Comparison of endoscopic and open skull base surgical resection of high-grade esthesioneuroblastoma over the last decade: the UC Irvine experience. Poster presentation at the 22nd annual scientific meeting and education day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology; November 16-19, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA.
18. Sahyouni R, Presacco A, Mahboubi H, Moshtaghi O, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JC, Cummings BJ, Lin HW. Auditory brainstem response changes following repeat mild traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation at: Society for Neuroscience Conference; November 11-15, 2017; Washington, DC, USA.
19. Chen JW, Tobias E, Chen P, Sahyouni R, Tran KT. Innovations in data acquisition for multimodal brain monitoring: a key component of a neurotrauma program. Poster presentation at: National Neurotrauma Society Conference 2017; July 7-12, 2017; Snow Bird, UT, USA.
20. Pendi A, Lee YP, Farhan SA, Acosta FL, Bederman SS, Sahyouni R, Gerrick E, Bhatia N. Infection rates with use of adjunctive intrathecal morphine in posterior instrumented spinal fusion surgery: preliminary findings of a retrospective study. Poster presentation given at: Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting 2017; 2017 Jan 11-14; San Diego, CA, USA.
21. Roufail J, Sahyouni R, Chen JW. CT Radiographic Predictors of Inner Chronic Subdural Membrane(s) and its Impact on Operative Decision Making. Poster presentation at 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 22-26, Los Angeles, CA.
22. Sahyouni R, Kim RC, Chen JW. Elucidation of Dural Lymphatic Architecture in Human Dura via D2-40 Staining. Poster presentation at 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 22-26, Los Angeles, CA.
23. Sahyouni R, Mahboubi H, Roufail J, Tran P, Chen JW. Membranectomy in Chronic Subdural Hematoma: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 22-26, Los Angeles, CA
24. Sahyouni R, Gutierrez P, Gold E, Robertson RT, Cummings BJ. Blood-Brain- Barrier Changes Following Repeat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Poster presentation at 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 22-26, Los Angeles, CA.
25. Haidar YM, Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JC, Lin HW. Dizziness in vestibular schwannoma due to underlying comorbidities. Poster presented at: ANS Annual Spring Meeting; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
26. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Haidar YM, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Congenital Cholesteatomas Originating within the Facial Nerve Canal. Poster presented at: Triological Society 2017 Combined Sections Meeting; January 19-21, 2017; New Orleans, LA.
27. Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. External Canal Cholesteatoma Causing Facial Paralysis. Poster presented at: Triological Society 2017 Combined Sections Meeting; January 19-21, 2017; New Orleans, LA.
28. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Mahboubi H, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Radiosurgery of Glomus Tumors of Temporal Bone: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at: ANS Annual Spring Meeting; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
29. Mahboubi H, Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Ghavami Y, Haidar YM, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Resolution of Post-Stapedotomy Dizziness with Migraine Prophylactic Medication. Poster presented at: AOS Annual Spring Meeting; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
30. Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Moshtaghi O, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Wegener’s Granulomatosis Presenting with Otological Manifestations. Poster presented at: 120th Annual Meeting at COSM; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
31. Haidar YM, Moshtaghi O, Khahera A, Moshtaghi A, Sahyouni R, Ghavami Y, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. The Role of CT Angiography in Temporal Bone Fractures. Poster presented at: 120th Annual Meeting at COSM; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
32. Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Haidar YM, Ziai K, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Two Cases of Unusual Cholesteatomas Involving the Facial Nerve. Poster presented at: 120th Annual Meeting at COSM; April 26-30 2017; San Diego, CA.
33. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Mahmoodi A, Bustillo D, Huang M, Tran DK, Chen JW. Interactive iBook in Patient Education on Head Injury and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 2017 Translational Science meeting in Washington DC, and publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
34. Bhatt J, Sahyouni R, Chandy Z, Djalilian HR, Middlebrooks JW, Lin HW. Intraneural Multichannel Microelectrode Implantation for Facial Nerve Reanimation in a Feline Model of Facial Paralysis. Abstract accepted for Poster presentation at the 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), 15-18 August 2016, in Orlando, Florida.
35. Sahyouni R, Tran DK, Chen JW. The Effects of Subdural Hematoma on Dementia, and a Possible Pathophysiological Mechanism Via Blockage of Dural Lymphatics. Poster Presentation and Abstract: 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). July, 2016. Toronto, Canada.
36. Sahyouni R, Bhatt J, Djalilian H, Middlebrooks JC, Lin HW. Chronic Implantation of Multichannel Intraneural Microelectrodes in a Feline Model of Facial Paralysis. Oral presentation at the 2016 Associated Graduate Students Graduate Research Symposium, in Irvine, California.
37. Ghavami Y, Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Otolaryngology instances of Wrong Site Surgery in California between 2007-2014. Abstract accepted for Oral Presentation at the Triological Society Annual Meeting at COSM to be held May 20-21, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.
38. Sahyouni R, Mahmoodi A, Mahmoodi A, Bustillo D, Huang M, Tran DK, Chen JW. The Efficacy of Interactive iBooks in Patient and Family Education on Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion. Abstract accepted as an Electronic Poster for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-28, 2016, San Diego, Ca.
39. Sahyouni R, Bustillo D, Huang M, Chen JW. Benefit of interactive iBooks in patient education for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and Traumatic Brain Injury. Abstract accepted as an Electronic Poster Presentation for the 84th American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois April 30th – May 4th 2016.
40. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Ghavami Y, Bhatt J, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. iPhone Based Otoscopy. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at the Triological Society Annual Meeting at COSM to be held May 20-21, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.
41. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Chen JW. Assessment of Google Glass as an Adjunct to Neurosurgical Resident Education. Accepted as a Poster Presentation at the 2016 Innovations in Medical Education Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
42. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Huang M, Chen JW. (2016, February). Assessment of an iPhone Otoscope in Medical Education. Accepted as a Poster Presentation at the 2016 Innovations in Medical Education Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
43. Sahyouni R, Moshtaghi O, Ghavami Y, Bhatt J, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Interactive iPad-Based Education for Cochlear Implant Candidates. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at the Triological Society Annual Meeting at COSM to be held May 20-21, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.
44. Ghavami Y, Bhatt J, Ziai K, Moshtaghi O, Sahyouni R, Lin HW, Djalilian HR. Management of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome as Vestibular Migraines. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM) in Chicago, Illinois, May 18-22, 2016.
45. Guendelman MD, Galan C, Gard A, Butler J, Sahyouni R, Tate M, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Childhood maltreatment prospectively predicts impairment in adult women diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the 2013 Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Accolades

NIDCD T32 DC010775 grant awarded by the Center for Hearing Research. Project title: Central auditory processing changes following repeat mild traumatic brain injury.
2017 - UC Irvine School of Medicine Research Travel Award
2017 - T32 Predoctoral Fellowship
2017 - First Place American Association of Neurological Surgeons Trauma and Critical Care Poster Award
2017 - Triological Society Travel Award
2016 - Second Place Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings Poster Award
2016 - Two-Time Recipient of the School of Medicine Research Travel Award
2016 - Two-Time Triological Society Travel Award
2015 - First Place Award for Greatest Start-Up Potential (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2015 - Third Place iBookJam Award Recipient (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2014 - Medical Humanities Consortium Research Award (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2014 - Associated Medical Student Government Student Service Award (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2013 - Butterworth Product Development Competition Finalist (UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science)
2013 - Dean’s Summer Research Grant Award Recipient (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2013 - Dean's Four Year Merit Scholarship (UC Irvine School of Medicine)
2012 - Two Time Leadership Scholarship Recipient (UC Berkeley)
2012 - Khan Academy MCAT Video Competition Winner
2012 - Medical Students’ Sustained Training and Research Experience in Aging and Mental Health (NIH R25 training grant; UCSD)
2012 - UC Davis Surgical Internship Program Fellow
2012 - Dr. Interns Non-Profit Fellowship Award (UC Berkeley)

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