Headaches and Pituitary Tumors

26 September 2015

Webinar Description

The webinar, "Headaches and Pituitary Tumors" will discuss the following topics:

The various types and features of headaches associated with pituitary and parasellar tumors Potential mechanisms of headache formation from pituitary and parasellar lesions Probability that pre-operative headaches would improve with surgical resection.
Recognition of red flags that should recognize a headache as an emergency

Presenter Bio

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Garni completed his undergraduate education at UCLA, majoring in Microbiology and Human Genetics. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School, wherein he was the Edgar A. Kahn Neurosurgery Research Fellow. He completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Pituitary Surgery and Neuroendoscopy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Barkhoudarian’s clinical interests are minimally invasive skull-base surgery, pituitary disorders, benign and malignant brain tumor surgery, neuroendoscopy, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and mild to severe head injury / concussion. He is the director of the Brain Tumor Center Skull-Base and Endoscopic Microdissection Laboratory. Dr. Barkhoudarian is involved in a number of clinical and translational research studies, evaluating the genetics, diagnosis, treatment and results of patients with malignant metastatic tumors, meningiomas, chordomas and pituitary tumors. He is also evaluating children as well as active and former NFL athletes with chronic, repetitive concussions and brain injury. He has a special interest in the advancement of technologies for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures.

  • Garni Barkhoudarian, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience /Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center & Pituitary Disorders Program
    Director: Skull-Base and Endoscopic Microdissection Laboratory John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center

Description

Webinar Description

The webinar, "Headaches and Pituitary Tumors" will discuss the following topics:

The various types and features of headaches associated with pituitary and parasellar tumors Potential mechanisms of headache formation from pituitary and parasellar lesions Probability that pre-operative headaches would improve with surgical resection.
Recognition of red flags that should recognize a headache as an emergency

Presenter Bio

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Garni completed his undergraduate education at UCLA, majoring in Microbiology and Human Genetics. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School, wherein he was the Edgar A. Kahn Neurosurgery Research Fellow. He completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Pituitary Surgery and Neuroendoscopy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Barkhoudarian’s clinical interests are minimally invasive skull-base surgery, pituitary disorders, benign and malignant brain tumor surgery, neuroendoscopy, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and mild to severe head injury / concussion. He is the director of the Brain Tumor Center Skull-Base and Endoscopic Microdissection Laboratory. Dr. Barkhoudarian is involved in a number of clinical and translational research studies, evaluating the genetics, diagnosis, treatment and results of patients with malignant metastatic tumors, meningiomas, chordomas and pituitary tumors. He is also evaluating children as well as active and former NFL athletes with chronic, repetitive concussions and brain injury. He has a special interest in the advancement of technologies for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures.

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