Vikram Rao, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California, BerkeleyA.B.05/1999Molecular/Cell Biology (Neurobiology)
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2008 Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2006 Graduate Division
    Massachusetts General Hospital06/2012Neurology residency
    Brigham & Women's Hospital06/2012Neurology residency
    University of California, San Francisco06/2014Epilepsy fellowship
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    University of California, San Francisco2018'Redefining Possible' Award
    Ernest Gallo Foundation2018Distinguished Professorship in Neurology
    American Academy of Neurology2020Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award

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    1. Evidence of state-dependence in the effectiveness of responsive neurostimulation for seizure modulation. Brain Stimul. 2021 Feb 05. PMID: 33556620.
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    2. Operative Technique and Lessons Learned From Surgical Implantation of the NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation® System in 57 Consecutive Patients. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Jan 13; 20(2):E98-E109. Krucoff MO, Wozny TA, Lee AT, Rao VR, Chang EF. PMID: 33074294.
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    3. Cues for seizure timing. Epilepsia. 2021 Feb; 62 Suppl 1:S15-S31. PMID: 32738157.
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    4. Individualizing the definition of seizure clusters based on temporal clustering analysis. Epilepsy Res. 2020 07; 163:106330. Chiang S, Haut SR, Ferastraoaru V, Rao VR, Baud MO, Theodore WH, Moss R, Goldenholz DM. PMID: 32305858.
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    5. Seizure detection devices and health-related quality of life: A patient- and caregiver-centered evaluation. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 04; 105:106963. Chiang S, Moss R, Patel AD, Rao VR. PMID: 32092459.
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    6. Sleep disruption is not observed with brain-responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy. Epilepsia Open. 2020 Jun; 5(2):155-165. Ruoff L, Jarosiewicz B, Zak R, Tcheng TK, Neylan TC, Rao VR. PMID: 32524041.
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    7. Responsive neurostimulation for regional neocortical epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2020 01; 61(1):96-106. Ma BB, Fields MC, Knowlton RC, Chang EF, Szaflarski JP, Marcuse LV, Rao VR. PMID: 31828780.
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    8. Prospective validation study of an epilepsy seizure risk system for outpatient evaluation. Epilepsia. 2020 01; 61(1):29-38. Chiang S, Goldenholz DM, Moss R, Rao VR, Haneef Z, Theodore WH, Kleen JK, Gavvala J, Vannucci M, Stern JM. PMID: 31792970.
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    9. Direct Electrical Stimulation of Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Acutely Improves Mood in Individuals with Symptoms of Depression. Curr Biol. 2018 12 17; 28(24):3893-3902.e4. Rao VR, Sellers KK, Wallace DL, Lee MB, Bijanzadeh M, Sani OG, Yang Y, Shanechi MM, Dawes HE, Chang EF. PMID: 30503621.
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    10. An Amygdala-Hippocampus Subnetwork that Encodes Variation in Human Mood. Cell. 2018 11 29; 175(6):1688-1700.e14. Kirkby LA, Luongo FJ, Lee MB, Nahum M, Van Vleet TM, Rao VR, Dawes HE, Chang EF, Sohal VS. PMID: 30415834.
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    11. Gauging seizure risk. Neurology. 2018 11 20; 91(21):967-973. Baud MO, Rao VR. PMID: 30355701.
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    12. Responsive neurostimulation: Candidates and considerations. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 11; 88:388-395. Ma BB, Rao VR. PMID: 30355456.
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    13. Direct electrical stimulation of human cortex evokes high gamma activity that predicts conscious somatosensory perception. J Neural Eng. 2018 04; 15(2):026015. PMID: 29160232.
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    14. Responsive neurostimulation for treatment of pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2018; 10:21-24. Singhal NS, Numis AL, Lee MB, Chang EF, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI, Rao VR. PMID: 30013930.
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    15. Multi-day rhythms modulate seizure risk in epilepsy. Nat Commun. 2018 01 08; 9(1):88. Baud MO, Kleen JK, Mirro EA, Andrechak JC, King-Stephens D, Chang EF, Rao VR. PMID: 29311566.
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    16. Chronic ambulatory electrocorticography from human speech cortex. Neuroimage. 2017 06; 153:273-282. Rao VR, Leonard MK, Kleen JK, Lucas BA, Mirro EA, Chang EF. PMID: 28396294.
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    17. Epilepsy. Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 31; 25(17):R742-6. PMID: 26325130.
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    18. Clinical approach to posttraumatic epilepsy. Semin Neurol. 2015 Feb; 35(1):57-63. PMID: 25714868.
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    19. Multicentric Castleman's disease with voltage-gated potassium channel antibody-positive limbic encephalitis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2015 Feb 04; 15:4. PMID: 25648431.
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    20. AMPA receptors regulate transcription of the plasticity-related immediate-early gene Arc. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jul; 9(7):887-95. Rao VR, Pintchovski SA, Chin J, Peebles CL, Mitra S, Finkbeiner S. PMID: 16732277.
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    21. Splice variants of the NR1 subunit differentially induce NMDA receptor-dependent gene expression. J Neurosci. 2006 Jan 25; 26(4):1065-76. Bradley J, Carter SR, Rao VR, Wang J, Finkbeiner S. PMID: 16436592.
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    22. Secrets of a secretase: N-cadherin proteolysis regulates CBP function. Cell. 2003 Sep 05; 114(5):533-5. Rao VR, Finkbeiner S. PMID: 13678577.
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