Cathra Halabi, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California, Los AngelesB.S.2003Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2012 Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2016Neurology
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2017Vascular Neurology
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2018NIH StrokeNet Research Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco08/2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF2021Robert B. Layzer Golden Toe Award for Excellence in Neurology Resident Teaching
    UCSF2018Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (T.E.A.C.H.)
    UCSF2018Honorable Mention, Exceptional Physician Award
    UCSF2007Nominee, Chancellor Award for Public Service
    UCSF2007Memory and Aging Center Above and Beyond Award

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    Dr. Halabi is board certified in Neurology and in Vascular Neurology. She is the Neurorecovery Program Chief in the Department of Neurology's Neurovascular Division and the founding director of the UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic. She treats patients hospitalized with neurovascular emergencies such as ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. She also treats patients recovering from acquired neurologic injuries including stroke, concussion, and traumatic brain injury. Her research interests include identifying injury features that are predictive of recovery for improved study design and treatment target identification. She has received teaching awards from medical students and residents, including the Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff and the Robert B. Layzer Golden Toe Award for Excellence in Neurology Resident Teaching.

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    Motor Recovery After Acute Stroke: A Personalized Prognosis
    The Weill Neurohub Next Great Ideas Program Feb 1, 2021 - Feb 1, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    A Biomarker for Concussion and Concussion Recovery in Student Athletes
    Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative Grant Program Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Traumatic Brain Injury BRIDGE data visualization dashboard for the UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Last Mile: Mobility and Transportation Barriers for Individuals with Neurological Impairments from Stroke
    Hyundai America Technical Center Nov 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Medicaid Insurance is a Predictor of Prolonged Hospital Length of Stay After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Stratified National Trauma Data Bank Cohort Analysis of 552 949 Patients. Neurosurgery. 2024 Feb 02. Yue JK, Ramesh R, Krishnan N, Chyall L, Halabi C, Huang MC, Manley GT, Tarapore PE, DiGiorgio AM. PMID: 38305406.
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    2. Headpulse Biometric Measures Following Concussion in Young Adult Athletes. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 08 01; 6(8):e2328633. Halabi C, Norton L, Norton K, Smith WS. PMID: 37566413; PMCID: PMC10422194.
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    3. Inpatient Management of Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack. Neurol Clin. 2022 02; 40(1):33-43. Patrick L, Halabi C. PMID: 34798973.
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    4. Endovascular Biopsy of Vertebrobasilar Aneurysm in Patient With Polyarteritis Nodosa. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:697105. Narsinh KH, Narsinh K, McCoy DB, Sun Z, Halabi C, Meisel K, Tihan T, Chaganti K, Amans MR, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW, Dowd CF, Winkler EA, Abla AA, Nowakowski TJ, Cooke DL. PMID: 34887823; PMCID: PMC8650719.
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    5. How to iGuide: flat panel detector, CT-assisted, minimally invasive evacuation of intracranial hematomas. J Neurointerv Surg. 2022 May; 14(5). Dornbos Iii D, Halabi C, DiNitto J, Mueller K, Fiorella D, Cooke DL, Arthur AS. PMID: 34635580; PMCID: PMC9016242.
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    6. Neurological manifestations of polyarteritis nodosa: a tour of the neuroaxis by case series. BMC Neurol. 2021 May 21; 21(1):205. Halabi C, Williams EK, Morshed RA, Caffarelli M, Anastasiou C, Tihan T, Cooke D, Abla AA, Dowd CF, Shah V, Chung S, Richie MB. PMID: 34020612; PMCID: PMC8138997.
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    7. In: Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine (edited by Josephson SA & Aminoff MJ). Concussion. 2021. Halabi C.
    8. Catastrophic stroke burden in a patient with uncontrolled psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2020 Mar 21; 20(1):106. Fan JM, Solomon DA, López GY, Hofmann JW, Colorado RA, Kim AS, Meisel K, Halabi C. PMID: 32199449; PMCID: PMC7085172.
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    9. In: Warlow’s Stroke: Practical Management (edited by Hankey GJ, Macleod M, Gorelick PB, Chen C, Caprio FZ, & Mattle H). Preventing recurrent stroke and other serious vascular events. 2019. Halabi C, Colorado R, & Meisel K.
    10. NEJM Journal Watch, 2017 April, reviewing Kongbunkiat K et al. Neurology 2017 Feb 14. Should Leukoaraiosis Affect the Decision for Acute Stroke Thrombolysis?. 2017. Halabi C, Kim AS. View Publication.
    11. Baylisascaris procyonis-Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 08; 22(8):1480-4. Langelier C, Reid MJ, Halabi C, Witek N, LaRiviere A, Shah M, Wilson MR, Chin-Hong P, Douglas V, Kazacos KR, Babik JM. PMID: 27434260; PMCID: PMC4982180.
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    12. Seizure types and frequency in patients who "fail" temporal lobectomy for intractable epilepsy. Neurosurgery. 2013 Nov; 73(5):838-44; quiz 844. Englot DJ, Lee AT, Tsai C, Halabi C, Barbaro NM, Auguste KI, Garcia PA, Chang EF. PMID: 23892416.
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    13. Patterns of striatal degeneration in frontotemporal dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Jan-Mar; 27(1):74-83. Halabi C, Halabi A, Dean DL, Wang PN, Boxer AL, Trojanowski JQ, Dearmond SJ, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Seeley WW. PMID: 22367382; PMCID: PMC3389579.
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    14. Longitudinal rates of lobar atrophy in frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2010 Jan-Mar; 24(1):43-8. Krueger CE, Dean DL, Rosen HJ, Halabi C, Weiner M, Miller BL, Kramer JH. PMID: 19571735; PMCID: PMC2837112.
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    15. Distinct MRI atrophy patterns in autopsy-proven Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2007 Dec-2008 Jan; 22(6):474-88. Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Kim EJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rascovsky K, Pagliaro TA, Allison SC, Halabi C, Kramer JH, Johnson JK, Weiner MW, Forman MS, Trojanowski JQ, Dearmond SJ, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. PMID: 18166607; PMCID: PMC2443731.
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    16. Discriminant validity and neuroanatomical correlates of rule monitoring in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2008 Mar 07; 46(4):1081-7. Carey CL, Woods SP, Damon J, Halabi C, Dean D, Delis DC, Miller BL, Kramer JH. PMID: 18093623.
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    17. Patterns of MRI atrophy in tau positive and ubiquitin positive frontotemporal lobar degeneration. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 78(12):1375-8. Kim EJ, Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Halabi C, Shu H, Weiner MW, DeArmond SJ, Trojanowski JQ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. PMID: 17615169; PMCID: PMC2095621.
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    18. Magnetic resonance imaging correlates of set shifting. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2007 May; 13(3):386-92. Kramer JH, Quitania L, Dean D, Neuhaus J, Rosen HJ, Halabi C, Weiner MW, Magnotta VA, Delis DC, Miller BL. PMID: 17445286; PMCID: PMC2443737.
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