Anush Arakelyan

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    Anush Arakelyan, MPH, CCRP, is a Research Coordinator in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She coordinates drug and device clinical trials as well as data collection studies. She also works closely with investigators, which include neurosurgeons and residents on investigator-initiated trials helping with the study start-up and execution. Anush also provides advice on statistical techniques for study design, data collection, and analysis.

    Anush earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she discovered her passion for scientific research while working as a laboratory assistant at the department of neurophysiology. After graduating in 2005, Anush joined the California Clinical Trials at Glendale Adventist Hospital working on Sleep, Depression/Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and other ongoing phase II/III studies at the site. After a year, she joined the Hepatology team at Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center as a research associate to further broaden her clinical research experience.

    In 2007, Anush decided to go back to school while still working part time. She joined the Masters of Public Health program at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with an MPH degree in Biostatistics.

    Anush rejoined the Cedars-Sinai Hepatology team full time again as a research associate II to coordinate trials as well as provide statistical consulting to residents and investigators. She worked closely on several investigator-initiated research projects. After a year of serving on the Hepatology team, Anush decided to pursue her passion in neurosciences and joined the USC Department of Neurosurgery in November of 2010.

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    1. Ayrian E, Sugeir SH, Arakelyan A, Arnaudov D, Hsieh PC, Laney JV, Roffey P, Tran TD, Varner CL, Vu K, Zelman V, Liu JC. Impact of a Perioperative Protocol on Length of ICU and Hospital Stay in Complex Spine Surgery. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Aug 09. PMID: 31403978.
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    2. Wedemeyer MA, Lin M, Fredrickson VL, Arakelyan A, Bradley D, Donoho DA, Hurth KM, Weiss MH, Carmichael JD, Zada G. Recurrent Rathke's Cleft Cysts: Incidence and Surgical Management in a Tertiary Pituitary Center over 2 Decades. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 06 01; 16(6):675-684. PMID: 30247673.
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    3. Xu F, Arakelyan A, Spitzberg A, Green L, Cesar PH, Csere A, Nworie O, Sahai-Srivastava S. Experiences of an outpatient infusion center with intravenous magnesium therapy for status migrainosus. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2019 03; 178:31-35. PMID: 30685601.
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    4. Barkoh K, Ohiorhenuan IE, Lee L, Lucas J, Arakelyan A, Ornelas C, Buser Z, Hsieh P, Acosta F, Liu J, Wang JC, Hah R. The DOWN Questionnaire: A Novel Screening Tool for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Global Spine J. 2019 Sep; 9(6):607-612. PMID: 31448193.
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    5. Tamai K, Chen J, Stone M, Arakelyan A, Paholpak P, Nakamura H, Buser Z, Wang JC. The evaluation of lumbar paraspinal muscle quantity and quality using the Goutallier classification and lumbar indentation value. Eur Spine J. 2018 05; 27(5):1005-1012. PMID: 29396765.
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    6. Frank L. Acosta, MD, Vivek A. Mehta, MD, Anush Arakelyan, MPH, Doniel Drazin, MD, Clarissa Cortland, BA, Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, John C. Liu, MD, Martin H. Pham, MD.A Novel Lumbar Motion Segment Classification to Predict Changes in Segmental Sagittal Alignment After Lateral Interbody Fixation. Global Spine Journal. 2017.
    7. Acosta FL, Mehta VA, Arakelyan A, Drazin D, Cortland C, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Pham MH. A Novel Lumbar Motion Segment Classification to Predict Changes in Segmental Sagittal Alignment After Lateral Interbody Fixation. Global Spine J. 2017 Oct; 7(7):642-647. PMID: 28989843.
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    8. S. Sahai Srivastava, C. Ugurlu, C. Christie, A. Arakelyan.. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Cypriot headache survey: a pilot study of headache prevalence and comorbidities in Cyprus. 2015; 357:167.
    9. Srivastava, S. Sahai, F. Xu, Arakelyan, Anush, O. Nworie, L. Green, A. Csere, K. Khan, and P. H. Cesar.Experiences of an outpatient infusion program of an academic headache center with intravenous magnesium therapy. 2015.
    10. Moazzam AA, Nehrer E, Da Silva SL, Polido JC, Arakelyan A, Habibian M, Krieger MD. The association between dental health and procedures and developing shunt infections in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14(5):508-13. PMID: 25216290.
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    11. Yamini D, Basseri B, Chee GM, Arakelyan A, Enayati P, Tran TT, Poordad F. Tobacco and other factors have a negative impact on quality of life in hepatitis C patients. J Viral Hepat. 2011 Oct; 18(10):714-20. PMID: 20723039.
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    12. David Yamini, Benjamin Basseri, Anush Arakelyan, Pedram Enayati, Tram T. Tran, Grace M. Chee, Fred Poordad .The Natural History of Liver Fibrosis Progression Rate in Hepatitis C Infection. 2010.