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Abhishek Lunagariya, MD

Assistant Professor

Abhishek Lunagariya

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Abhishek Lunagariya, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr Lunagariya is a Neurologist with additional training/ expertise in Stroke and Vascular Neurology. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine, one of the oldest, reputed medical school in the USA. He received Neurology training at University of Florida- Gainesville under world renowned Neurologists as Dr Kenneth Heilman. Later on he received Vascular Neurology training at a prestigeous University of California- San Diego under world renowned Vascular Neurologist- Scientist Dr Justin Zivin, who has been credited for revolutionizing Stroke treatment with invention of tPA. He is a recipient of prestigious "National Institute of Health StrokeNet- SPOTRIAS" funding awarded to very few. In additional to Neurology, he holds strong interests in physician leadership/ healthcare administration. He graduated Masters in Healthcare Administration wiht honors at University of Houston - Texas Medical Center.   
 
He is double board certified in Neurology as well as Vascular Neurology. He has been invited to various national-international conferences to talk about his clinical research/ opinion. He has been also invited for "Neurology on the Hill", a platform to increase awareness of prominent healthcare issues among Senators/ House Representatives. He takes interest in healthcare advocacy and outreach at local as well as national level. He enjoys photography and travelling.

Research Focus

Hyper- acute Stroke Care
Stroke Epidemiology
Disparities in Stroke Care across the USA 
Stroke prevention
Healthcare advocacy and outreach.

Department

Neurology

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Cureus
    Multidisciplinary Approach and Outcomes of Tele-neurology: A Review
    11 2019
  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA.
    379, p. 215-225 2018
  • Cureus
    Temporal Arteritis Presenting as an Isolated Bilateral Abducens Nerve Palsy: A Rare Case of a 65-year-old Male
    10 2018
  • Cureus
    Burden of Arrhythmias in Epilepsy Patients: A Nationwide Inpatient Analysis of 1.4 Million Hospitalizations in the United States
    9 2017
  • Neurology India
    Symptomatic improvement of traumatic dysgeusia from an occipital nerve block
    63, p. 259 2015

Publications

  • Stroke
    Nationwide Differences in Care and Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke
    50 Suppl_1, p. A86 2019
  • Anals of Neurology
    Beneficial Effects of Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Mortality, Disability, and Burden of Post-Stroke Epilepsy, Stroke Associated Pneumonia, and Major Bleeding among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients-An Outcome Study of Paradoxical Effect
    84, p. S52-S53 2018
  • Neurology
    Recent Nationwide Trends in Transcranial Doppler Utilization During Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations
    88, p. 296 2018
  • Neurology
    Burden Of Recreational And Prescription Drugs Substance Abuse In Epilepsy And Seizure Hospitalizations
    88, p. 240 2018
  • Neurology
    Time Intervals of Symptomatic Intracereberal Hemorrhage (sICH) after Tissue Plasminogen Activator (rt-PA) Treatment
    90 , p. 241 2018
  • Neurology
    Recreational Use Of Marijuana and Stroke: A Nationwide Outcome Study
    90 , p. 204 2018
  • Neurology
    Anticoagulant Use Is Not Associated With Higher Post tPA Hemorrhagic Conversion
    90 , p. 240 2018
  • Stroke
    Shades of White: Correlation of Hyperacute DWI Intensity With Last Known Well Time
    49, p. 23 2018
  • Stroke
    Early and Late Vascular Events and Fatality amongst Transient Ischemic Attack Hospitalization
    49, p. 317 2018
  • Stroke
    Substantial Rise in tPA Utilization for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States Corresponds with Significant Improvement in Outcomes
    49, p. 84 2018
  • Stroke
    Current Practices and Discharge Outcome of Endovascular Coiling and Clipping Amongst Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients
    49 Suppl_1, p. 4 2018
  • Stroke
    The Sustained DeyeCOM Sign as a Predictor of Large Vessel Occlusion
    49 Suppl_1, p. 59 2018
  • Stroke
    Anticoagulant Use is Not Associated With Higher Post tPA Hemorrhagic Conversion
    49, p. 66 2018
  • Stroke
     Predictors of Hemorrhagic Conversion with IV tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke
    49, p. 347 2018
  • Neurology
    Modifiable Factors are a Major Cause of Non-traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Young Adults
    90 15 , p. 255 2018
  • Neurology
    Transcranial Doppler Utilization in Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Analysis of Predictors and Outcomes
    88, p. 260 2017
  • Neurology
    Giant-Cell Arteritis Presenting as Isolated Bilateral CN-VI Palsies: A Rare Case Report of a 65 Year Male
    88, p. 378 2017
  • Stroke
    Epidemiological Characteristics and Outcomes of Takayasu’s Arteritis in Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization
    48, p. 192 2017
  • Stroke
    Trends and Outcomes of Intracranial Hemorrhage in HIV Positive Population
    48, p. 217 2017
  • Anals of Neurology
    Sporadic DEPDC-5 Mutation with p. R389H Variant Induced Focal Epilepsy: A Case Report of a 6-Year-Old Child
    82, p. 60-61 2017
  • Neurology
    Temporal Trends of Post-Stroke Early Seizures or Epilepsy During Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations and Its Impact on Clinical Outcomes
    86 , p. 062 2016
  • Neurology
    Effect of Annual Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcomes after Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients
    86 16 , p. 006 2016
  • Neurology
    Burden and Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Cirrhosis
    86, p. 218 2016
  • Neurology
    Predictors of In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke During Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalizations
    86, p. 43 2016
  • Neurology
    Ethical Dilemma: A National Perspective on Utilization of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Status Epilepticus
    86, p. 355 2016
  • Neurology
    Obesity Paradox in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample Data
    86, p. 008 2016
  • Anals of Neurology
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Recent Trend and Predictors
    78, p. 31-32 2015
  • Anals of Neurology
    Outcomes of Intracranial Hemorrhage Among Bone Marrow Transplantation Hospitalization
    78 2015
  • Anals of Neurology
    Temporal Trend and Predictors of Stroke Associated Pneumonia After Acute Ischemic Stroke
    78, p. 31 2015
  • Anals of Neurology
    Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy Outcomes Among Obese and Smokers Hospitalized with Acute Ischemic Stroke
    78, p. 98 2015
  • Other
    A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Urinary Tract Infections Related Re-admissions. Detroit Medical Center QuESST 2014
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
    Brain Volume Changes in Adult Bipolar Depression patients with Lithium Treatment. 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • Neurology India
    Primary meningeal melanocytoma of the middle cranial fossa is extremely rare.
    63 2 2015

Presentations

  • Nationwide Differences in Care And Outcomes Of Acute Ischemic Stroke.Presented at: National Institute of Health (NIH) StrokeNet Trainee Presentation Session. Cincinnati, OH. 2018
  • How to manage Acute Stroke in Pre-hospital Phase: From Basics to Recent Advances.Presented at: San Diego EMS annual meeting. San Diego, CA. 2018
  • Utilization, Outcomes and Safety of IV tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke during pregnancy.Presented at: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting 2018
  • Substantial Rise in tPA Utilization for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States Corresponds with Significant Improvement in Outcomes.Presented at: International Stroke Conference 2018, Los Angeles, CA. 2018
  • Ethical dilemma: A National Perspective on Utilization of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders in Status Epilepticus.Presented at: Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) Annual Meeting 2016, Lake Buena Vista, FL. 2016
  • Obesity Paradox in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample Data.Presented at: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2016
  • Effect of Annual Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcome after Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients:Presented at:  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2016
  • Severe axonal polyneuropathy secondary to Thiamine deficiency post gastric bypass procedure: A care of 36 year old female.Presented at: Neurology Grand-rounds, McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2015
  • Atypical presentation of Myasthenia Gravis in otherwise healthy young female.Atypical presentation of Myasthenia Gravis in otherwise healthy young female.Presented at: Neurology Grand-rounds, McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2014
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) practice to achieve dual accreditation at Texas Heart Institute/ St. Luke’s Episcopal HospitalPresented at: Quality Improvement Grand-rounds: St Luke's Episcopal Hospital; Houston, TX. 2011
  • The Affordable Care Act from a physician's perspective: Will it deliver on the hype?Presented at: The Political Influence on Managed Care Grand-rounds: Dept of Healthcare Administration, Texas Medical Center; Houston, TX. 2010
  • Evolution, Current Practice and Future of Tele Medicine: Review on Challenges and Opportunities.Presented at: Healthcare Information Management Grand-rounds: Dept of Healthcare Administration, Texas Medical Center; Houston, TX. 2010