Dr. Nikan Khatibi And Healthy Living

Dr. Nikan H. Khatibi




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Dr. Nikan H. Khatibi is a certified medical physician currently completing his residency training in anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor in Science in 2004 followed by earning his Masters in Business Administration in 2005 and Medical Degree in 2009.

During his career, Dr. Khatibi has made medical research one of his top priorities. In college, he worked on antioxidant treatments for diabetic-induced rats at the UCI Dept of Nephrology. In medical school, he took interest in genetics and investigated the role of Complement Factor-H mutations on age-related macular degeneration at the UCI Dept of Ophthalmology. This research earned him the Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Scholarship and Award at ARVO in 2007, which is the top ophthalmic conference in the country. And finally in 2009, Dr. Khatibi joined the Zhang Neurosciences Lab at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he is currently investigating the role of volatile anesthetics as a post-treatment option for treating patients victimized by stroke. He was recently awarded top honors (1st place) at the Western Anesthesia Regional Conference in 2010.

In his spare time, Dr. Khatibi loves to give back to the community – volunteering in many organizations including but not limited to the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and UCI Alumni Association. In the future, Dr. Khatibi would like to continue his public service by taking on a position as a member of the United States Congress.


Scientific Contributions/Publications To Date:


Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Complement Factor H Polymorphism in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Ac-YVAD-CMK Decreases Blood Brain Barrier Degradation by Inhibiting Caspase-1 Activation of Interleukin 1β in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Mouse Model
Translational Stroke Research

Pre-Treatment with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) Reduces Cell Death in Mice subjected to a Surgically Induced Brain Injury (SBI)
Journal of Neurotrauma

Magnesium sulfate Treatment Improves Outcome in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Meta-Analysis Study
Translational Stroke Research

Treatment with Ginsenoside Rb1, a component of Panax Ginseng, Provides Neuroprotection in Rats Subjected to Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-induced brain injury
Current Neurovascular Research

Pre-Treatment with Sc-51089, A Selective Prostaglandin E2 (EP1) Antagonist, Fails to Reduce Brain Edema and Cell Death in Mice subjected to Surgically Induced Brain Injury (sbi)
Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

Arginine Vasopressin V1a Receptor Inhibition Improves Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Induced Brain Injury

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPIs) Prophylaxis and the Risk of Nosocomial Pneumonia in Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke
Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

Vascular Adhesion Protein-1 Inhibition Provides Neuroprotection From Intracerebral Hemorrhage induced brain injury in Mice
Submitted to Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Capsaicin pre-treatment Provides Neurovascular Protection Against Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury In Rats
Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

History of Preclinical Models of Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

ABT-627 Post-Treatment Fails To Improve The effects of Neonatal brain injury IN a Rat Hypoxic-Ischemic model
Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

The Evolving Landscape of Neuroinflammation after Neonatal Hypoxia-Ischemia

Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

SR49059, An Arginine Vasopressin V1a Receptor Inhibitor, Reduces Brain Edema While Improving Neurobehavioral Deficits In An Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke Mice Model

Acta Neurochirurgica – In Press

The Effects of Insulin and Antioxidant Treatments in Diabetically Induced Rats

Journal of Undergraduate Research. 2004 May

Courtesy : Meher Amalsad

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