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Nathan Zwagerman MD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurosurgery
Program: Cranial

I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.

Research Experience

  • ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
  • Acromegaly
  • Adenoma, Basophil
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Injuries
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Neurogenic
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Empty Sella Syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Gigantism
  • Glioblastoma
  • Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
  • Hypophysectomy
  • Meningioma
  • Meningitis
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • Pathology, Clinical
  • Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
  • Pituitary Apoplexy
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Pituitary Gland, Intermediate
  • Pituitary Neoplasms
  • Prolactin
  • Prolactinoma
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
  • Publications (55)

  • Comparison of Follow-Up Length-Matched Single-Center Myelomeningocele Postnatal Closure Cohort to the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) Trial Results. (Weaver KJ, McDowell MM, White MD, Tempel ZJ, Zwagerman NT, Deibert CP, Bonfield CM, Johnson S, Greene S) Pediatr Neurosurg 2021 Apr 13:1-10 PMID: 33849030 04/14/2021    
  • Long-term outcomes in the treatment of pediatric skull base chordomas in the endoscopic endonasal era. (McDowell MM, Zwagerman NT, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Tyler-Kabara EC, Gardner PA) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2020 Nov 20:1-10 PMID: 33254137 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100232376 12/01/2020    
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Intra- and Extraconal Orbital Pathologies. (Melder K, Zwagerman N, Gardner PA, Wang EW) J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2020 Aug;81(4):442-449 PMID: 33072484 PMCID: PMC7561460 10/20/2020    
  • Lumbar drains: Practical understanding and application for the otolaryngologist. (Livingston AJ, Laing B, Zwagerman NT, Harris MS) Am J Otolaryngol 2020 Nov - Dec;41(6):102740 PMID: 32979671 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091225239 09/27/2020    
  • Intracranial Capillary Hemangiomas: A Peripartum Presentation and Review of the Literature. (Massman LJ, Conteh F, Cochran EJ, Zwagerman NT) World Neurosurg 2021 Jan;145:220-228 PMID: 32920159 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092451059 09/14/2020    
  • Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia of the Pineal Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. (Retzlaff AA, Arispe K, Cochran EJ, Zwagerman NT) World Neurosurg 2020 Jan;133:308-313 PMID: 31525486 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074631872 09/17/2019       1 Citation
  • Cerebral Trypanosomiasis in an Immunocompromised Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature. (Kaushal M, Shabani S, Cochran EJ, Samra H, Zwagerman NT) World Neurosurg 2019 Sep;129:225-231 PMID: 31176839 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068268422 06/10/2019       2 Citations
  • Delayed Pipeline Embolization of a Ruptured True Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Presenting with Epistaxis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. (Grandhi R, Brasiliense LBC, Williamson R, Zwagerman NT, Sauvageau E, Hanel RA) World Neurosurg 2019 05;125:273-276 PMID: 30716493 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062607082 02/05/2019       3 Citations
  • The anterior (endoscopic endonasal) approach and outcomes for foramen magnum tumors (Zwagerman NT, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA) Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction 1 January 2019:395-402 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085788797 01/01/2019    
  • Does lumbar drainage reduce postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak after endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery? A prospective, randomized controlled trial. (Zwagerman NT, Wang EW, Shin SS, Chang YF, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA) J Neurosurg 2018 10 01:1-7 PMID: 30485224 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072748257 11/30/2018       27 Citations
  • Spheno-Orbital Aneurysmal Bone Cyst in a 10-Month-Old Infant. (Arocho-Quinones EV, Self S, Suchi M, Zwagerman NT, Lew SM) World Neurosurg 2018 Sep;117:371-376 PMID: 30157596 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85050132264 08/31/2018    
  • Twenty years' experience with myelomeningocele management at a single institution: lessons learned. (Kellogg R, Lee P, Deibert CP, Tempel Z, Zwagerman NT, Bonfield CM, Johnson S, Greene S) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Oct;22(4):439-443 PMID: 30004312 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054497318 07/14/2018       12 Citations
  • Endonasal Suturing of Nasoseptal Flap to Nasopharyngeal Fascia Using the V-Locâ„¢ Wound Closure Device: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. (Zwagerman NT, Geltzeiler MN, Wang EW, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA) Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2019 Feb 01;16(2):40-41 PMID: 29850916 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060033709 06/01/2018       4 Citations
  • Predictors of mortality in children with myelomeningocele and symptomatic Chiari type II malformation. (McDowell MM, Blatt JE, Deibert CP, Zwagerman NT, Tempel ZJ, Greene S) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 06;21(6):587-596 PMID: 29570035 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048232769 03/24/2018       10 Citations
  • Surgical anatomy of the sellar region (Zwagerman NT, Lieber S, Fernandez-Miranda JC) Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques 15 September 2017:145-165 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077993893 09/15/2017    
  • Cavernous sinus compartments from the endoscopic endonasal approach: anatomical considerations and surgical relevance to adenoma surgery. (Fernandez-Miranda JC, Zwagerman NT, Abhinav K, Lieber S, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA) J Neurosurg 2018 08;129(2):430-441 PMID: 28862552 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85051200415 09/02/2017       23 Citations
  • Natural History of Intracranial Absorbable Gelatin Powder. (Zwagerman NT, Agarwal N, Jankowitz BT) World Neurosurg 2017 Aug;104:1044.e5-1044.e6 PMID: 28559063 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85020911734 06/01/2017    
  • Endoscopic endonasal resection of the odontoid process: clinical outcomes in 34 adults. (Zwagerman NT, Tormenti MJ, Tempel ZJ, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA) J Neurosurg 2018 03;128(3):923-931 PMID: 28498058 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85038869198 05/13/2017       8 Citations
  • Juvenile Nasal Angiofibromas: A Comparison of Modern Staging Systems in an Endoscopic Era. (Rowan NR, Zwagerman NT, Heft-Neal ME, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH) J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2017 Feb;78(1):63-67 PMID: 28180045 PMCID: PMC5288123 02/10/2017    
  • Lateral Orbitotomy Approach for Lesions Involving the Middle Fossa: A Retrospective Review of Thirteen Patients. (Chabot JD, Gardner PA, Stefko ST, Zwagerman NT, Fernandez-Miranda JC) Neurosurgery 2017 02 01;80(2):309-322 PMID: 28175869 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85051781594 02/09/2017       16 Citations
  • Endoscopic transnasal skull base surgery: pushing the boundaries. (Zwagerman NT, Zenonos G, Lieber S, Wang WH, Wang EW, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA) J Neurooncol 2016 11;130(2):319-330 PMID: 27766473 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84991753310 11/03/2016       22 Citations
  • Histopathological examination of spine tumors after treatment with radiosurgery. (Zwagerman NT, McDowell MM, Hamilton RL, Monaco EA 3rd, Flickinger JC, Gerszten PC) Neurosurg Focus 2016 Aug;41(2):E14 PMID: 27476838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84984908118 08/02/2016       5 Citations
  • A refractory arachnoid cyst presenting with tremor, expressive dysphasia, and cognitive decline. (Zwagerman NT, Pardini J, Mousavi SH, Friedlander RM) Surg Neurol Int 2016;7(Suppl 15):S431-3 PMID: 27308091 PMCID: PMC4901817 06/17/2016    
  • The impact of mode of delivery on infant neurologic outcomes in myelomeningocele. (Greene S, Lee PS, Deibert CP, Tempel ZJ, Zwagerman NT, Florio K, Bonfield CM, Emery SP) Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 10;215(4):495.e1-495.e11 PMID: 27242203 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978413834 06/01/2016       9 Citations
  • Giant serpentine aneurysm. (Grandhi R, Williamson RW, Zwagerman NT, Hanel RA) BMJ Case Rep 2016 Jan 14;2016 PMID: 26768703 PMCID: PMC4716331 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84959522156 01/16/2016       2 Citations
  • The Dynamic Gait Index in Evaluating Patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus for Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion. (Chivukula S, Tempel ZJ, Zwagerman NT, Newman WC, Shin SS, Chen CJ, Gardner PA, McDade EM, Ducruet AF) World Neurosurg 2015 Dec;84(6):1871-6 PMID: 26320865 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84952637653 09/01/2015       9 Citations
  • Vertebral Body Erosion and Subsequent Back Pain Secondary to a Vena Cava Filter. (Newman W, Zwagerman NT, Gerszten PC) Cureus 2015 Feb;7(2):e250 PMID: 26180674 PMCID: PMC4494535 07/17/2015    
  • Pathological response of cavernous malformations following radiosurgery. (Shin SS, Murdoch G, Hamilton RL, Faraji AH, Kano H, Zwagerman NT, Gardner PA, Lunsford LD, Friedlander RM) J Neurosurg 2015 Oct;123(4):938-44 PMID: 26090838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84953344372 06/20/2015       9 Citations
  • Initial experience with the AXERA 2 Femoral Access System in neurovascular procedures. (Grandhi R, Zwagerman NT, Zhang X, Chen SH, Jadhav AP, Jovin T, Jankowitz BT) Interv Neuroradiol 2015 Jun;21(3):412-7 PMID: 26015530 PMCID: PMC4757271 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84930825172 05/28/2015       1 Citation
  • Comparing Angiographic Devascularization with Histologic Penetration after Preoperative Tumor Embolization with Onyx: What Indicates an Effective Procedure? (Grandhi R, Hunnicutt CT, Harrison G, Zwagerman NT, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA, Hartman DJ, Horowitz M) J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2015 Jul;76(4):309-17 PMID: 25594815 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84953848026 01/17/2015       4 Citations
  • Manual aspiration thrombectomy for basilar infarction in the setting of a persistent primitive hypoglossal artery: Case report and review of the literature. (Voronovich Z, Grandhi R, Zwagerman NT, Jadhav AP, Jovin TG) Surg Neurol Int 2014;5:182 PMID: 25593766 PMCID: PMC4287913 01/17/2015    
  • Symptomatic thoracic arachnoid cyst with coexisting tick paralysis: case report and review of the literature. (Foster KA, Zwagerman NT, Ricks C, Greene S) Pediatr Neurosurg 2013;49(6):360-4 PMID: 25531213 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84922281186 12/23/2014       2 Citations
  • Intratumoral Clostridium novyi as a potential treatment for solid necrotic brain tumors. (Zwagerman NT, Friedlander RM, Monaco EA 3rd) Neurosurgery 2014 Dec;75(6):N17-8 PMID: 25406624 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84925865128 11/20/2014       4 Citations
  • Thin-slice T2 MRI imaging predicts vascular pathology in hemifacial spasm: a case-control study. (Sekula RF Jr, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF 4th, Oskin JE, Stevens DR, Zwagerman NT, Grandhi R, Hughes MA) Mov Disord 2014 Sep;29(10):1299-303 PMID: 25044001 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908483916 07/22/2014       16 Citations
  • Histopathological examination of spine metastases after radiosurgery (Zwagerman NT, Clark K, Hamilton R, Monaco EA, Chen S, Flickinger JC, Gerszten PC) Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Spinal Metastasis July 01, 2014:185-199 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84956981591 07/01/2014    
  • Intraosseous Angiolipoma of the Cranium: Case report and review of the literature. (Nguyen L, Zwagerman NT, Grandhi R, McFadden K, Richardson RM) Surg Neurol Int 2014;5:79 PMID: 24949222 PMCID: PMC4061575 06/21/2014    
  • Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery after external ventricular drain placement. (Grandhi R, Zwagerman NT, Lee P, Jovin T, Okonkwo DO) J Neuroimaging 2015 Jan-Feb;25(1):140-1 PMID: 24820423 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84920988801 05/14/2014       4 Citations
  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage with concomitant posterior communicating artery fenestration. (Weiner GM, Grandhi R, Zwagerman NT, Agarwal N, Friedlander RM) Int J Neurosci 2015 Feb;125(2):154-8 PMID: 24761761 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84919629762 04/26/2014       3 Citations
  • The development of Moyamoya syndrome after proton beam therapy. (Zwagerman NT, Foster K, Jakacki R, Khan FH, Yock TI, Greene S) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Aug;61(8):1490-2 PMID: 24501091 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84901981678 02/07/2014       13 Citations
  • Neuropathology indicates a need for earlier neurorestorative intervention in Parkinson's disease. (Zwagerman NT, Richardson RM) Neurosurgery 2013 Dec;73(6):N14-5 PMID: 24257338 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84889045566 11/22/2013       1 Citation
  • Facial and neck hematoma after carotid artery stenting: an uncommon misadventure in endovascular carotid revascularization. (Grandhi R, Gande A, Zwagerman NT, Jankowitz BT) J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Sep;6(7):e39 PMID: 24071715 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905905945 09/28/2013       2 Citations
  • Facial and neck hematoma after carotid artery stenting: an uncommon misadventure in endovascular carotid revascularization. (Grandhi R, Gande A, Zwagerman NT, Jankowitz BT) BMJ Case Rep 2013 Sep 23;2013 PMID: 24064400 PMCID: PMC3794109 09/26/2013    
  • Inhibitory neuron therapy for epilepsy. (Zwagerman NT, Richardson RM) Neurosurgery 2013 Oct;73(4):N18-9 PMID: 24051716 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84885080229 09/21/2013       2 Citations
  • Facial necrosis after endovascular Onyx-18 embolization for epistaxis. (Grandhi R, Panczykowski D, Zwagerman NT, Gehris R, Villasenor-Park J, Ho J, Grandinetti L, Horowitz M) Surg Neurol Int 2013;4:95 PMID: 23956938 PMCID: PMC3740618 08/21/2013    
  • Onyx embolization of infectious intracranial aneurysms. (Grandhi R, Zwagerman NT, Linares G, Monaco EA 3rd, Jovin T, Horowitz M, Jankowitz BT) J Neurointerv Surg 2014 Jun;6(5):353-6 PMID: 23645573 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84901923117 05/07/2013       14 Citations
  • Perianeursymal cyst development after endovascular treatment of a ruptured giant aneurysm. (Grandhi R, Miller RA, Zwagerman NT, Lunsford LD, Horowitz M) J Neuroimaging 2014 Sep-Oct;24(5):515-7 PMID: 23551854 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908546326 04/05/2013       2 Citations
  • Preischemic exercise reduces brain damage by ameliorating metabolic disorder in ischemia/reperfusion injury. (Dornbos D 3rd, Zwagerman N, Guo M, Ding JY, Peng C, Esmail F, Sikharam C, Geng X, Guthikonda M, Ding Y) J Neurosci Res 2013 Jun;91(6):818-27 PMID: 23553672 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84876475988 04/05/2013       23 Citations
  • Sustained reduction of parkinsonian symptoms after "coordinated reset" neuromodulation. (Zwagerman NT, Turner RS, Richardson RM) Neurosurgery 2013 Apr;72(4):N22-3 PMID: 23511835 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84875847482 03/21/2013    
  • Suppressed excitement for epilepsy gene therapy. (Zwagerman NT, Richardson RM) Neurosurgery 2013 Feb;72(2):N10-1 PMID: 23328653 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84881220031 01/19/2013    
  • Gene therapy for aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. (Zwagerman NT, Richardson RM) Neurosurgery 2012 Oct;71(4):N10-2 PMID: 22989964 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84866864911 09/20/2012       4 Citations
  • Glycerol accumulation in edema formation following diffuse traumatic brain injury. (Ali A, Konakondla S, Zwagerman NT, Peng C, Schafer S, Ding JY, Dornbos D 3rd, Sikharam C, Geng X, Guthikonda M, Kreipke CW, Rafols JA, Ding Y) Neurol Res 2012 Jun;34(5):462-8 PMID: 22450152 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84863790756 03/28/2012       3 Citations
  • Pre-ischemic exercise preserves cerebral blood flow during reperfusion in stroke. (Zwagerman N, Sprague S, Davis MD, Daniels B, Goel G, Ding Y) Neurol Res 2010 Jun;32(5):523-9 PMID: 20092679 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77952855050 01/23/2010       21 Citations
  • Toll-like receptor-4 and cytokine cascade in stroke after exercise. (Zwagerman N, Plumlee C, Guthikonda M, Ding Y) Neurol Res 2010 Mar;32(2):123-6 PMID: 19726014 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77949475533 09/04/2009       30 Citations
  • Exercise pre-conditioning reduces brain inflammation in stroke via tumor necrosis factor-alpha, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity. (Curry A, Guo M, Patel R, Liebelt B, Sprague S, Lai Q, Zwagerman N, Cao FX, Jimenez D, Ding Y) Neurol Res 2010 Sep;32(7):756-62 PMID: 19682410 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77955644654 08/18/2009       23 Citations
  • Research progress in stroke therapy. (Ding Y, Zwagerman NT) Neurol Res 2009 May;31(4):329-30 PMID: 19508812 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67149129956 06/11/2009    
  • Last update: 04/17/2021