Rachel Vassar, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane, #402A
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Stanford UniversityBA06/2012Human Biology, Creative Writing
    Boston University School of MedicineMD05/2017
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    UCSF-Stanford PDC Accelerator2020  - 2021Gold Award

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    I am a Pediatric/Adult Vascular Neurology fellow at UCSF. Through my career, I aim to further our understanding of pediatric stroke and acute brain injury to promote rapid, accurate diagnosis and optimal recovery.

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    1. Mortality and Timing of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Two-Center Retrospective Pediatric Cohort Study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2024 Mar 01; 25(3):241-249. Vassar R, Mehta N, Epps L, Jiang F, Amorim E, Wietstock S. PMID: 37982686.
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    2. Spectrum of Fetal Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage in COL4A1/A2-Related Disorders. Pediatr Neurol. 2023 10; 147:63-67. George E, Vassar R, Mogga A, Li Y, Norton ME, Gano D, Glenn OA. PMID: 37562171.
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    3. Critical congenital heart disease beyond HLHS and TGA: neonatal brain injury and early neurodevelopment. Pediatr Res. 2023 08; 94(2):691-698. Vassar R, Peyvandi S, Gano D, Cox S, Zetino Y, Miller S, McQuillen P. PMID: 36782067; PMCID: PMC10403377.
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    4. Pearls and Oy-sters: Symmetric Numbness and Paresthesia Due to Stroke-like Episode in an Adolescent Male With MELAS. Neurology. 2021 11 23; 97(21):1006-1008. Vassar R, Mehta N. PMID: 34376513.
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    5. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for motor recovery in pediatric neurological conditions: a scoping review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2021 12; 63(12):1394-1401. Yan D, Vassar R. PMID: 34247385.
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    6. Neonatal Brain Microstructure and Machine-Learning-Based Prediction of Early Language Development in Children Born Very Preterm. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 07; 108:86-92. Vassar R, Schadl K, Cahill-Rowley K, Yeom K, Stevenson D, Rose J. PMID: 32279900.
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    7. Prediction of Gait Impairment in Toddlers Born Preterm From Near-Term Brain Microstructure Assessed With DTI, Using Exhaustive Feature Selection and Cross-Validation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019; 13:305. Cahill-Rowley K, Schadl K, Vassar R, Yeom KW, Stevenson DK, Rose J. PMID: 31619977; PMCID: PMC6760000.
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    8. The Association of Prenatal Ultrasonography and Autism Spectrum Disorder-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 08 01; 172(8):786-787. Rosman NP, Abbott J, Vassar R. PMID: 29889936.
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    9. Association of Prenatal Ultrasonography and Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 04 01; 172(4):336-344. Rosman NP, Vassar R, Doros G, DeRosa J, Froman A, DiMauro A, Santiago S, Abbott J. PMID: 29435580; PMCID: PMC5875374.
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    10. Prediction of cognitive and motor development in preterm children using exhaustive feature selection and cross-validation of near-term white matter microstructure. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 17:667-679. Schadl K, Vassar R, Cahill-Rowley K, Yeom KW, Stevenson DK, Rose J. PMID: 29234600; PMCID: PMC5722472.
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    11. Neonatal brain microstructure correlates of neurodevelopment and gait in preterm children 18-22 mo of age: an MRI and DTI study. Pediatr Res. 2015 Dec; 78(6):700-8. Rose J, Cahill-Rowley K, Vassar R, Yeom KW, Stecher X, Stevenson DK, Hintz SR, Barnea-Goraly N. PMID: 26322412.
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    12. Neonatal Biomarkers of Inflammation: Correlates of Early Neurodevelopment and Gait in Very-Low-Birth-Weight Preterm Children. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jan; 33(1):71-8. Rose J, Vassar R, Cahill-Rowley K, Hintz SR, Stevenson DK. PMID: 26212060.
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    13. Movement disorders due to bilirubin toxicity. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Feb; 20(1):20-25. Rose J, Vassar R. PMID: 25524299; PMCID: PMC4388741.
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    14. Identification of neonatal white matter on DTI: influence of more inclusive thresholds for atlas segmentation. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e115426. Vassar RL, Barnea-Goraly N, Rose J. PMID: 25506943; PMCID: PMC4266649.
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    15. Neonatal physiological correlates of near-term brain development on MRI and DTI in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants. Neuroimage Clin. 2014; 5:169-77. Rose J, Vassar R, Cahill-Rowley K, Stecher Guzman X, Hintz SR, Stevenson DK, Barnea-Goraly N. PMID: 25068107; PMCID: PMC4110350.
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    16. Motor systems and postural instability. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 125:237-51. Vassar RL, Rose J. PMID: 25307579.
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    17. Brain microstructural development at near-term age in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants: an atlas-based diffusion imaging study. Neuroimage. 2014 Feb 01; 86:244-56. Rose J, Vassar R, Cahill-Rowley K, Guzman XS, Stevenson DK, Barnea-Goraly N. PMID: 24091089; PMCID: PMC3985290.
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