May Anne Kim-Tenser, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressCHP 209 C
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9207
Phone+1 323 442 5710
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    Title(s)Medical Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Keck Hospital of USC

    Title(s)Associate Chair, Neurology, Keck Hospital of USC, Division Chief, Neurocritical Care and Stroke, Director, ICU Neuro Consult Service, USC Arcadia Hospital


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    Dr. Kim is board certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology, and Neurocritical Care. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with stroke and those who are neurocritically ill requiring admission into the neurosciences ICU (ie: GBS, SE, myasthenic crises, SAH, ICH, AVM’s, spinal cord injury).

    Dr. Kim’s research interests include the management of intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke outcome/genetics, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hypothermia, and neuroprotection in stroke.

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    1. Persistent Inequities in Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States: Results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. medRxiv. 2023 Oct 10. Sun P, Zheng L, Lin M, Cen S, Hammond G, Joynt Maddox KE, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Mack W, Towfighi A. PMID: 37873114; PMCID: PMC10592994.
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    2. Circadian variation in stroke onset: Differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and weekdays versus weekends. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Jul; 32(7):107106. Pariona-Vargas F, Mun KT, Lo EH, Starkman S, Sanossian N, Hosseini MB, Stratton S, Eckstein M, Conwit RA, Liebeskind DS, Sharma LK, Rao NM, Shkirkova K, Avila G, Kim-Tenser MA, Saver JL, FAST-MAG Investigators. PMID: 37116446.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Effect of Magnesium on Deterioration and Symptomatic Hemorrhagic Transformation in Cerebral Ischemia: An Ancillary Analysis of the FAST-MAG Trial. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023; 52(5):539-542. Fan S, Jang M, Kim-Tenser M, Shkirkova K, Liebeskind DS, Starkman S, Villablanca JP, Hamilton S, Naidech A, Saver JL, Sanossian N, FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators. PMID: 36599321; PMCID: PMC10627486.
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    4. Prevalence and Predictors of Food Insecurity Among Stroke Survivors in the United States. Stroke. 2022 11; 53(11):3369-3374. Kim-Tenser MA, Ovbiagele B, Markovic D, Towfighi A. PMID: 35862233.
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    5. Beyond the Golden Hour: Treating Acute Stroke in the Platinum 30 Minutes. Stroke. 2022 08; 53(8):2426-2434. Randhawa AS, Pariona-Vargas F, Starkman S, Sanossian N, Liebeskind DS, Avila G, Stratton S, Gornbein J, Sharma L, Restrepo-Jimenez L, Valdes-Sueiras M, Kim-Tenser M, Villablanca P, Conwit R, Hamilton S, Saver JL. PMID: 35545939; PMCID: PMC9329219.
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    6. Perceptions Regarding the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic's Impact on Neurocritical Care Delivery: Results From a Global Survey. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2022 Apr 01; 34(2):209-220. Lele AV, Wahlster S, Alunpipachathai B, Awraris Gebrewold M, Chou SH, Crabtree G, English S, Der-Nigoghossian C, Gagnon DJ, Kim-Tenser M, Karanjia N, Kirkman MA, Lamperti M, Livesay SL, Mejia-Mantilla J, Melmed K, Prabhakar H, Tumino L, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Udy AA, Videtta W, Moheet AM, NCC-COVID Study Collaborators. PMID: 34882104; PMCID: PMC8900891.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Correlates Well with Initial Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022 Apr; 31(4):106348. Farooq S, Shkirkova K, Villablanca P, Sanossian N, Liebeskind DS, Starkman S, Avila G, Sharma L, Kim-Tenser M, Gasparian S, Eckstein M, Conwit R, Hamilton S, Saver JL. PMID: 35152129.
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    8. Association Between Glycemic Gap and In-hospital Outcomes in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:714341. Sun PY, Poblete RA, Nguyen PL, Bulic SF, Kim-Tenser MA, Marehbian J, Cen SY, Emanuel BA. PMID: 34887824; PMCID: PMC8648676.
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    9. Minocycline decreases blood-brain barrier permeability following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. J Neurosurg. 2022 May 01; 136(5):1251-1259. Strickland BA, Barisano G, Abedi A, Shiroishi MS, Cen S, Emanuel B, Bulic S, Kim-Tenser M, Nguyen P, Giannotta SL, Mack W, Russin J. PMID: 35349976.
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    10. Admission glycemic gap in the assessment of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Sep; 208:106871. Dorn AY, Sun PY, Sanossian N, Nguyen PL, Emanuel BA, Kim-Tenser MA, Bulic SF. PMID: 34391085.
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    11. A Prehospital Acute Stroke Trial has Only Modest Impact on Enrollment in Concurrent, Post-arrival-Recruiting Stroke Trials. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Nov; 29(11):105200. Johnson-Black P, Wong G, Starkman S, Sanossian N, Sharma L, Kim-Tenser M, Liebeskind D, Restrepo-Jimenez L, Valdes-Sueiras M, Stratton S, Eckstein M, Pratt F, Conwit R, Hamilton S, Guzy J, Grunberg I, Shkirkova K, Hemphill C, Saver J, FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators. PMID: 33066919; PMCID: PMC7573197.
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    12. CT perfusion core and ASPECT score prediction of outcomes in DEFUSE 3. Int J Stroke. 2021 04; 16(3):288-294. Kim-Tenser M, Mlynash M, Lansberg MG, Tenser M, Bulic S, Jagadeesan B, Christensen S, Simpkins A, Albers GW, Marks MP, Heit JJ. PMID: 32233746.
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    13. Quality of Acute Stroke Care at Primary Stroke Centers Before and After Certification in Comparison to Never-Certified Hospitals. Front Neurol. 2019; 10:1396. Shkirkova K, Wang TT, Vartanyan L, Liebeskind DS, Eckstein M, Starkman S, Stratton S, Pratt FD, Hamilton S, Kim-Tenser M, Conwit R, Saver JL, Sanossian N. PMID: 32038463; PMCID: PMC6987385.
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    14. Older Age Is Not Associated with Worse Outcomes Following Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Nov; 28(11):104320. Poblete RA, Zheng L, Arenas M, Vazquez A, Yu D, Emanuel BA, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Mack W. PMID: 31395424.
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    15. Subject Retention in Prehospital Stroke Research Using a Telephone-Based Physician-Investigator Driven Enrollment Method. Cerebrovasc Dis Extra. 2019; 9(2):72-76. Rosell BJ, Shkirkova K, Saver JL, Liebeskind DS, Starkman S, Kim-Tenser M, Eckstein M, Sharma L, Conwit R, Hamilton S, Sanossian N. PMID: 31344699; PMCID: PMC6738216.
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    16. Results From DEFUSE 3: Good Collaterals Are Associated With Reduced Ischemic Core Growth but Not Neurologic Outcome Stroke. 2019 03; 50(3):632-638. de Havenon A, Mlynash M, Kim-Tenser MA, Lansberg MG, Leslie-Mazwi T, Christensen S, McTaggart RA, Alexander M, Albers G, Broderick J, Marks MP, Heit JJ, DEFUSE 3 Investigators. PMID: 30726184; PMCID: PMC6628906.
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    17. Los Angeles Motor Scale to Identify Large Vessel Occlusion: Prehospital Validation and Comparison With Other Screens. Stroke. 2018 03; 49(3):565-572. Noorian AR, Sanossian N, Shkirkova K, Liebeskind DS, Eckstein M, Stratton SJ, Pratt FD, Conwit R, Chatfield F, Sharma LK, Restrepo L, Valdes-Sueiras M, Kim-Tenser M, Starkman S, Saver JL, FAST-MAG Trial Investigators and Coordinators. PMID: 29459391; PMCID: PMC5829024.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    18. Thrombectomy for Stroke at 6 to 16 Hours with Selection by Perfusion Imaging. N Engl J Med. 2018 02 22; 378(8):708-718. Albers GW, Marks MP, Kemp S, Christensen S, Tsai JP, Ortega-Gutierrez S, McTaggart RA, Torbey MT, Kim-Tenser M, Leslie-Mazwi T, Sarraj A, Kasner SE, Ansari SA, Yeatts SD, Hamilton S, Mlynash M, Heit JJ, Zaharchuk G, Kim S, Carrozzella J, Palesch YY, Demchuk AM, Bammer R, Lavori PW, Broderick JP, Lansberg MG, DEFUSE 3 Investigators. PMID: 29364767; PMCID: PMC6590673.
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    19. Minocycline and matrix metalloproteinase inhibition in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: a pilot study. Eur J Neurol. 2017 11; 24(11):1384-1391. Chang JJ, Kim-Tenser M, Emanuel BA, Jones GM, Chapple K, Alikhani A, Sanossian N, Mack WJ, Tsivgoulis G, Alexandrov AV, Pourmotabbed T. PMID: 28929560.
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    20. A Dedicated Spanish Language Line Increases Enrollment of Hispanics Into Prehospital Clinical Research. Stroke. 2017 05; 48(5):1389-1391. Sanossian N, Rosenberg L, Liebeskind DS, Starkman S, Eckstein M, Stratton S, Pratt FD, Hamilton S, Kim-Tenser M, Sharma LK, Restrepo L, Valdes-Suieras M, Conwit R, Saver JL, FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators. PMID: 28389617.
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    21. Impact of the 2003 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform on Hospital-Acquired Conditions: A National Retrospective Analysis. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr; 9(2):215-221. Wen T, Attenello FJ, Cen SY, Khalessi AA, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Giannotta SL, Amar AP, Mack WJ. PMID: 28439356; PMCID: PMC5398152.
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    22. Trends in Ventriculostomy-Associated Infections and Mortality in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Data From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar; 99:599-604. Poblete R, Zheng L, Raghavan R, Cen S, Amar A, Sanossian N, Mack W, Kim-Tenser M. PMID: 28034809.
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    23. Trends in Transient Ischemic Attack Hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 24; 5(9). Ramirez L, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Cen S, Wen G, He S, Mack WJ, Towfighi A. PMID: 27664805; PMCID: PMC5079046.
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    24. Trends in Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 05 11; 5(5). Ramirez L, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Cen S, Wen G, He S, Mack WJ, Towfighi A. PMID: 27169548; PMCID: PMC4889194.
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    25. A Case of Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy Mimicking Brain Death and Review of the Literature. Front Neurol. 2016; 7:63. Ravikumar S, Poysophon P, Poblete R, Kim-Tenser M. PMID: 27199887; PMCID: PMC4844925.
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    26. Trends in the use of pulmonary artery catheterization in the aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage population. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Sep; 31:133-6. Inouye S, Jin D, Cen S, Nguyen P, Renda N, Amar AP, Mack WJ, Kim-Tenser MA. PMID: 27068011.
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    27. Enrollment Yield and Reasons for Screen Failure in a Large Prehospital Stroke Trial. Stroke. 2016 Jan; 47(1):232-5. Kim DH, Saver JL, Starkman S, Liebeskind DS, Ali LK, Restrepo L, Kim-Tenser M, Valdes-Sueiras M, Eckstein M, Pratt F, Stratton S, Hamilton S, Conwit R, Sanossian N, Field Administration of Stroke Therapy–Magnesium (FAST-MAG) Trial Nurse-Coordinators and Investigato. PMID: 26658446; PMCID: PMC4909489.
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    28. Routing Ambulances to Designated Centers Increases Access to Stroke Center Care and Enrollment in Prehospital Research. Stroke. 2015 Oct; 46(10):2886-90. Sanossian N, Liebeskind DS, Eckstein M, Starkman S, Stratton S, Pratt FD, Koenig W, Hamilton S, Kim-Tenser M, Conwit R, Saver JL, FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators. PMID: 26265130; PMCID: PMC4920547.
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    29. Incidence of "never events" among weekend admissions versus weekday admissions to US hospitals: national analysis. BMJ. 2015 Apr 15; 350:h1460. Attenello FJ, Wen T, Cen SY, Ng A, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. PMID: 25876878; PMCID: PMC4398994.
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    30. Evaluation of time to aneurysm treatment following subarachnoid hemorrhage: comparison of patients treated with clipping versus coiling. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Apr; 8(4):373-7. Attenello FJ, Reid P, Wen T, Cen S, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Russin J, Amar A, Giannotta S, Mack WJ, Tenser M. PMID: 25765950.
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    31. Health disparities in time to aneurysm clipping/coiling among aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a national study. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1071-6. Attenello FJ, Wang K, Wen T, Cen SY, Kim-Tenser M, Amar AP, Sanossian N, Giannotta SL, Mack WJ. PMID: 25175276.
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    32. Expansion of U.S. emergency medical service routing for stroke care: 2000-2010. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 15(4):499-503. Hanks N, Wen G, He S, Song S, Saver JL, Cen S, Kim-Tenser M, Mack W, Sanossian N. PMID: 25035758; PMCID: PMC4100858.
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    33. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in incidence of hospital-acquired complications following cerebrovascular procedures. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):43-50. Wen T, Attenello FJ, He S, Cen Y, Kim-Tenser MA, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. PMID: 24662507.
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    34. The impact of patient age and comorbidities on the occurrence of "never events" in cerebrovascular surgery: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Neurosurg. 2014 Sep; 121(3):580-6. Wen T, He S, Attenello F, Cen SY, Kim-Tenser M, Adamczyk P, Amar AP, Sanossian N, Mack WJ. PMID: 24972123.
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    35. Anticoagulation in the setting of intracerebral hemorrhage: controversies in resuming therapy. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):669-70. Kim-Tenser M, Mack WJ. PMID: 23500337.
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    36. Therapeutic hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Jun; 30(6):E17. Groysman LI, Emanuel BA, Kim-Tenser MA, Sung GY, Mack WJ. PMID: 21631218.
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    37. Hemorrhagic stroke in a patient recently started on mixed amphetamine salts. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Oct; 167(10):1277-8. Kapetanovic S, Kim MA. PMID: 20889668.
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    38. Fatal massive cerebral air embolism in a lung transplant patient. Neurocrit Care. 2009 Dec; 11(3):381-3. Samaniego EA, Kim MA, Wijman CA. PMID: 19649748.
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