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    Nancy Hills, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology
    Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-2540

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      UCSF2011Consultant of the Year

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      1. Wintermark M, Hills NK, deVeber GA, Barkovich AJ, Elkind MS, Sear K, Zhu G, Leiva-Salinas C, Hou Q, Dowling MM, Bernard TJ, Friedman NR, Ichord RN, Fullerton HJ. Arteriopathy diagnosis in childhood arterial ischemic stroke: results of the vascular effects of infection in pediatric stroke study. Stroke. 2014 Dec; 45(12):3597-605.
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      2. Hills NK, Sidney S, Fullerton HJ. Timing and number of minor infections as risk factors for childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2014 Sep 2; 83(10):890-7.
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      3. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Rossi A, Abrams G, D'esposito M, Turner G, McKim R, Muir J, Hills N, Kennedy C, Garfinkle J, Murphy M, Binder D, Castelli H. Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):136-46.
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      4. Ornish D, Lin J, Chan JM, Epel E, Kemp C, Weidner G, Marlin R, Frenda SJ, Magbanua MJ, Daubenmier J, Estay I, Hills NK, Chainani-Wu N, Carroll PR, Blackburn EH. Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5-year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Oct; 14(11):1112-20.
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      5. Singhal NS, Hills NK, Sidney S, Fullerton HJ. Role of trauma and infection in childhood hemorrhagic stroke due to vascular lesions. Neurology. 2013 Aug 6; 81(6):581-4.
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      6. Spetzler RF, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC, Zabramski JM, Hills NK, Partovi S, Nakaji P, Wallace RC. Response. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 119(1):141-5.
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      7. Spetzler RF, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC, Zabramski JM, Hills NK, Partovi S, Nakaji P, Wallace RC. The Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial: 3-year results. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 119(1):146-57.
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      8. Mueller S, Sear K, Hills NK, Chettout N, Afghani S, Gastelum E, Haas-Kogan D, Fullerton HJ. Risk of first and recurrent stroke in childhood cancer survivors treated with cranial and cervical radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15; 86(4):643-8.
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      9. Basu S, Yoffe P, Hills N, Lustig RH. The relationship of sugar to population-level diabetes prevalence: an econometric analysis of repeated cross-sectional data. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e57873.
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      10. Lee Char SJ, Hills NK, Lo B, Kirkwood KS. Informed consent for innovative surgery: a survey of patients and surgeons. Surgery. 2013 Apr; 153(4):473-80.
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      11. Hills NK, Johnston SC, Sidney S, Zielinski BA, Fullerton HJ. Recent trauma and acute infection as risk factors for childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Ann Neurol. 2012 Dec; 72(6):850-8.
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      12. Gasper WJ, Owens CD, Kim JM, Hills N, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Thirty-day vein remodeling is predictive of midterm graft patency after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 57(1):9-18.
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      13. Flint AC, Kamel H, Navi BB, Rao VA, Faigeles BS, Conell C, Klingman JG, Hills NK, Nguyen-Huynh M, Cullen SP, Sidney S, Johnston SC. Inpatient statin use predicts improved ischemic stroke discharge disposition. Neurology. 2012 May 22; 78(21):1678-83.
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      14. Aaronson DS, Odisho AY, Hills N, Cress R, Carroll PR, Dudley RA, Cooperberg MR. Proton beam therapy and treatment for localized prostate cancer: if you build it, they will come. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):280-3.
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      15. Nijagal A, Fleck S, Hills NK, Feng S, Tang Q, Kang SM, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie TC. Decreased risk of graft failure with maternal liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb; 12(2):409-19.
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      16. Lowenthal A, Camacho BV, Lowenthal S, Natal-Hernandez L, Liszewski W, Hills NK, Fineman JR, Bernstein HS. Usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide as biomarkers for heart failure in young children with single ventricle congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 15; 109(6):866-72.
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      17. Larsen M, Hills N, Terdiman J. The impact of the quality of colon preparation on follow-up colonoscopy recommendations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Dec; 106(12):2058-62.
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      18. McDougall CG, Spetzler RF, Zabramski JM, Partovi S, Hills NK, Nakaji P, Albuquerque FC. The Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial. J Neurosurg. 2012 Jan; 116(1):135-44.
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      19. Hills NK, Fullerton HJ. Atherosclerotic stroke in children? A public health red flag. Ann Neurol. 2011 Nov; 70(5):675-6.
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      20. Flint AC, Kamel H, Navi BB, Rao VA, Faigeles BS, Conell C, Klingman JG, Sidney S, Hills NK, Sorel M, Cullen SP, Johnston SC. Statin use during ischemic stroke hospitalization is strongly associated with improved poststroke survival. Stroke. 2012 Jan; 43(1):147-54.
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      21. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Abrams G, Castelli H, Rossi A, McKim R, Hills N, D'Esposito M. Rehabilitation of executive functioning with training in attention regulation applied to individually defined goals: a pilot study bridging theory, assessment, and treatment. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2011 Sep-Oct; 26(5):325-38.
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      22. Nakagawa K, Hills NK, Kamel H. The effect of decompressive hemicraniectomy on brain temperature after severe brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Aug; 15(1):101-6.
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      23. Fullerton HJ, Elkind MS, Barkovich AJ, Glaser C, Glidden D, Hills NK, Leiva-Salinas C, Wintermark M, Deveber GA. The vascular effects of infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) Study. J Child Neurol. 2011 Sep; 26(9):1101-10.
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      24. Kamel H, Johnson DR, Hegde M, Go AS, Sidney S, Sorel M, Hills NK, Johnston SC. Detection of atrial fibrillation after stroke and the risk of recurrent stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012 Nov; 21(8):726-31.
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      25. Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Nycum TJ, Song S, Turner GR, Hills NK, Rome S, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Training of goal-directed attention regulation enhances control over neural processing for individuals with brain injury. Brain. 2011 May; 134(Pt 5):1541-54.
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      26. Shah NA, Hills NK, Waleh N, McCurnin D, Seidner S, Chemtob S, Clyman R. Relationship between circulating platelet counts and ductus arteriosus patency after indomethacin treatment. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):919-923.e1-2.
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      27. Toossi S, Hess CP, Hills NK, Josephson SA. Neurovascular complications of cocaine use at a tertiary stroke center. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 19(4):273-8.
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      28. Johnston SC, Sidney S, Hills NK, Grosvenor D, Klingman JG, Bernstein A, Levin E. Standardized discharge orders after stroke: results of the quality improvement in stroke prevention (QUISP) cluster randomized trial. Ann Neurol. 2010 May; 67(5):579-89.
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      29. Gardner MA, Hills NK, Sidney S, Johnston SC, Fullerton HJ. The 5-year direct medical cost of neonatal and childhood stroke in a population-based cohort. Neurology. 2010 Feb 2; 74(5):372-8.
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      30. Hills NK, Josephson SA, Lyden PD, Johnston SC. Is the NIHSS certification process too lenient? Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009; 27(5):426-32.
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      31. Hills NK, Johnston SC. Trends in usage of alternative antiplatelet therapy after stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke. 2008 Apr; 39(4):1228-32.
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      32. Hills NK, Johnston SC. Why are eligible thrombolysis candidates left untreated? Am J Prev Med. 2006 Dec; 31(6 Suppl 2):S210-6.
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      33. Ovbiagele B, Hills NK, Saver JL, Johnston SC. Are racial differences in antihypertensive responsiveness reflected in usage after stroke? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006 Nov-Dec; 15(6):260-5.
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      34. Ovbiagele B, Hills NK, Saver JL, Johnston SC. Frequency and determinants of pneumonia and urinary tract infection during stroke hospitalization. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006 Sep-Oct; 15(5):209-13.
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      35. Josephson SA, Hills NK, Johnston SC. NIH Stroke Scale reliability in ratings from a large sample of clinicians. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006; 22(5-6):389-95.
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      36. Ovbiagele B, Hills NK, Saver JL, Johnston SC. Lipid assessment and treatment patterns in hospitalized TIA and ischemic stroke patients. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):214-20.
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      37. Hills NK, Johnston SC. Duration of hospital participation in a nationwide stroke registry is associated with improved quality of care. BMC Neurol. 2006; 6:20.
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      38. Ovbiagele B, Hills NK, Saver JL, Johnston SC. Secondary-prevention drug prescription in the very elderly after ischemic stroke or TIA. Neurology. 2006 Feb 14; 66(3):313-8.
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      39. Ovbiagele B, Hills NK, Saver JL, Johnston SC. Antihypertensive medications prescribed at discharge after an acute ischemic cerebrovascular event. Stroke. 2005 Sep; 36(9):1944-7.
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      40. Moscicki AB, Shiboski S, Hills NK, Powell KJ, Jay N, Hanson EN, Miller S, Canjura-Clayton KL, Farhat S, Broering JM, Darragh TM. Regression of low-grade squamous intra-epithelial lesions in young women. Lancet. 2004 Nov 6-12; 364(9446):1678-83.
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      41. Straub DM, Hills NK, Thompson PJ, Moscicki AB. Effects of pro- and anti-tobacco advertising on nonsmoking adolescents' intentions to smoke. J Adolesc Health. 2003 Jan; 32(1):36-43.
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      42. Moscicki AB, Hills N, Shiboski S, Powell K, Jay N, Hanson E, Miller S, Clayton L, Farhat S, Broering J, Darragh T, Palefsky J. Risks for incident human papillomavirus infection and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion development in young females. JAMA. 2001 Jun 20; 285(23):2995-3002.
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      43. Nakagawa M, Stites DP, Patel S, Farhat S, Scott M, Hills NK, Palefsky JM, Moscicki AB. Persistence of human papillomavirus type 16 infection is associated with lack of cytotoxic T lymphocyte response to the E6 antigens. J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug; 182(2):595-8.
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      44. Moscicki AB, Hills NK, Shiboski S, Darragh TM, Jay N, Powell K, Hanson E, Miller SB, Farhat S, Palefsky J. Risk factors for abnormal anal cytology in young heterosexual women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1999 Feb; 8(2):173-8.
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