Irene Say, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
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    Georgetown UniversityBS
    University of California, San Diego School of MedicineMD
    Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical SchoolNeurosurgery Residency
    University of California, IrvineOrthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship
    University of California, Los AngelesNeurosurgery Spine Fellowship
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    American Association of Neurological Surgeons2017AANS Neurosurgery "Top Gun" Minimally Invasive Tumor Resection
    Rutgers University, Graduate Medical Education2018Resident Recognition Award for Resident Wellness
    University of Massachusetts, Memorial Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council2022Doctors' Day Recognition for Outstanding Clinical Care
    American Board of Neurological Surgery2023Board Certification, Diplomate

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    Dr. Irene Say is a neurosurgeon who cares for patients with diseases of the spine, including traumatic, cancer-related and degenerative spine disorders. She specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, with a focus on techniques that preserve the ability to move, neuronavigation (computer-assisted neurosurgery) and robotic surgery (computer-assisted systems that enhance precision and control).

    Say's research focuses on developing minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques as well as best practices and guidelines to improve neurosurgical care. She is a recipient of the Carl Akins Risk Management Grant, which supports her study of spinal cord emergencies.

    Say earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurosurgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the University of California, Irvine and a fellowship in spinal neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Say serves as director of spine neurosurgery at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. The excellence of her patient care has been recognized by UMass Health System's Patient and Family Advisory Councils. She is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Cervical Spine Research Society.

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    1. Methylprednisolone following Minimally-invasive Lumbar Decompression: A Large Prospective Single-institution Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2023 Apr 24. Florence TJ, Say I, Rivera J, Kim J, Li G, Lu DC. PMID: 37093030.
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    2. Machine learning predicts improvement of functional outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients after inpatient rehabilitation. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022; 3:1005168. Say I, Chen YE, Sun MZ, Li JJ, Lu DC. PMID: 36211830; PMCID: PMC9535093.
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    3. Neurosurgical Management of Interspinous Device Complications: A Case Series. Front Surg. 2022; 9:841134. Florence TJ, Say I, Patel KS, Unterberger A, Laiwalla A, Vivas AC, Lu DC. PMID: 35372480; PMCID: PMC8965756.
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    4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in High School Football Players: Brain and Cervical Spine. Neurotrauma Rep. 2022; 3(1):129-138. Yu HJ, Wadi L, Say I, Paganini-Hill A, Chow D, Jafari AH, Farhan SD, Del Sol SR, Mobayed O, Alvarez A, Hasso A, Li SS, Do H, Berkeley D, Lee YP, Su LM, Rosen C, Fisher M. PMID: 35403100; PMCID: PMC8985528.
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    5. Underutilization of advanced presurgical studies and high rates of vagus nerve stimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy: a single-center experience and recommendations. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022 02; 164(2):565-573. Solli E, Colwell NA, Markosian C, Johal AS, Houston R, Iqbal MO, Say I, Petrsoric JI, Tomycz LD. PMID: 34773497.
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    6. A novel endoscope-assisted technique for lateral lumbar interbody fusion: feasibility study, technical note, and operative video. J Neurosurg Spine. 2021 Jun 25; 35(3):292-298. Say I, Niu T, Thum JA, Archie MM, Chen DC, Lu DC. PMID: 34171832.
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    7. Microsurgical Clip Ligation of an Unruptured Azygos Bifurcation Aneurysm Indented by the Falx Cerebri: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Sep 01; 19(3):E294. Taylor BES, Say I, Patel P, Tomycz LD. PMID: 31930321.
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    8. Gender differences in NIH grant funding in neurological surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2020 Oct; 80:43-49. Silva NA, Cerasiello SY, Herendeen JS, Sotayo A, Say I, Mazzola CA, Liu JK, Eloy JA. PMID: 33099365.
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    9. Mechanical failure of the Mobi-C implant for artificial cervical disc replacement: report of 4 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Jul 31; 33(6):727-733. DiCesare JAT, Tucker AM, Say I, Patel K, Lanman TH, Coufal FJ, Millard J, Deckey JE, Shetgeri S, McBride DQ. PMID: 32736353.
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    10. Deciphering the surgical treatment gap for drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE): A literature review. Epilepsia. 2020 07; 61(7):1352-1364. Solli E, Colwell NA, Say I, Houston R, Johal AS, Pak J, Tomycz L. PMID: 32558937.
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    11. Endoscopic Fourth Ventriculostomy: Suboccipital Transaqueductal Approach for Fenestration of Isolated Fourth Ventricle: Case Report and Technical Note. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep; 129:440-444. Say I, Dodson V, Tomycz L, Mazzola C. PMID: 31203068.
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    12. Traumatic Occipitocervical Distraction Injuries in Children: A Systematic Review. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2019; 54(2):75-84. Hale AT, Say I, Shah S, Dewan MC, Anderson RCE, Tomycz LD. PMID: 30844793.
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    13. Effect of Bone Flap Surface Area on Outcomes in Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 119:e922-e927. Reid P, Say I, Shah S, Tolia S, Musku S, Prestigiacomo C, Gandhi CD. PMID: 30099188.
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