Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Robert Harbaugh, MD

Robert Harbaugh, MD

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Disease Teams:
Central Nervous System Cancer
reh21@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Brain
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformations

Recent Publications

2020

Khan, I, Sivaganesan, A, Archer, KR, Bydon, M, McGirt, MJ, Nian, H, Harrell, FE, Foley, KT, Mummaneni, PV, Bisson, EF, Shaffrey, C, Harbaugh, R, Asher, AL, Devin, CJ, Asher, AL, McGirt, MJ, Devin, CJ, Foley, KT, Sorenson, JM, Briggs, TB, Kremer, A, Griffitt, WE, Bisson, EF, Shaffrey, ME, Shaffrey, C, Fassett, D, Oetting, G, Elowitz, EH & Rumana, C 2020, 'Does Neck Disability Index Correlate with 12-Month Satisfaction after Elective Surgery for Cervical Radiculopathy? Results from a National Spine Registry', Neurosurgery, vol. 86, no. 5, pp. 736-741. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyz231
Harbaugh, RE, Asher, AL, Cockroft, KM, Knightly, J & Narenthiran, G 2020, 'Evolution of the science of practice', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 48, no. 5, e1. https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.2.FOCUS20128
Harbaugh, RE 2020, 'How the science of practice will improve evidence-based care', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 48, no. 5, 202. https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.2.FOCUS202
Rai, P, Oh, S, Shyamkumar, P, Ramasamy, M, Harbaugh, RE & Varadan, VK 2020, 'Nano- bio- textile sensors with mobile wireless platform for wearable health monitoring of neurological and cardiovascular disorders', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 161, no. 2, pp. 3117-3151. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.012402jes
Asher, AL, Knightly, J, Mummaneni, PV, Alvi, MA, McGirt, MJ, Yolcu, YU, Chan, AK, Glassman, SD, Foley, KT, Slotkin, JR, Potts, EA, Shaffrey, ME, Shaffrey, CI, Haid, RW, Fu, KM, Wang, MY, Park, P, Bisson, EF, Harbaugh, RE & Bydon, M 2020, 'Quality outcomes database spine care project 2012-2020: Milestones achieved in a collaborative north American outcomes registry to advance value-based spine care and evolution to the american spine registry', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 48, no. 5, E2. https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.2.FOCUS207
Abbott, AL, Brunser, AM, Giannoukas, A, Harbaugh, RE, Kleinig, T, Lattanzi, S, Poppert, H, Rundek, T, Shahidi, S, Silvestrini, M & Topakian, R 2020, 'Rectifying the misconceptions about current best management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis is not about revising history', Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 765-767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2020.03.020
Asher, AL, Bydon, M & Harbaugh, RE 2020, 'Reflections on the first decade of neurosurgical science of practice: What has been accomplished; What ambitions remain to be fulfilled?', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 48, no. 5, E3. https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.2.FOCUS20147
Abbott, AL, Brunser, AM, Giannoukas, A, Harbaugh, RE, Kleinig, T, Lattanzi, S, Poppert, H, Rundek, T, Shahidi, S, Silvestrini, M & Topakian, R 2020, 'Reply', Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 384-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2020.03.019

2019

Levi, AD, Starke, RM, Komotar, RJ & Harbaugh, RE 2019, 'Activity versus injury: Further defining the risk/benefit ratio in the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 333-334. https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.JNS182102
Pikus, H & Harbaugh, R 2019, 'Commentary on: A risk–benefit assessment strategy to exclude cervical artery dissection in spinal manual therapy: a comprehensive review', Annals of Medicine, vol. 51, no. 5-6, pp. 330-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/07853890.2019.1639807
Abbott, AL, Brunser, AM, Giannoukas, A, Harbaugh, RE, Kleinig, T, Lattanzi, S, Poppert, H, Rundek, T, Shahidi, S, Silvestrini, M & Topakian, R 2020, 'Misconceptions regarding the adequacy of best medical intervention alone for asymptomatic carotid stenosis', Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 257-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.04.490
Sivaganesan, A, Zuckerman, S, Khan, I, Nian, H, Harrell, FE, Pennings, JS, Harbaugh, R, Foley, KT, Bydon, M, Asher, AL, Devin, CJ & Archer, KR 2019, 'Predictive Model for Medical and Surgical Readmissions Following Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A National Study of 33,674 Patients', Spine, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 588-600. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000002883

2018

Anderson, BL, Rohatgi, P & Harbaugh, RE 2018, Achieving success in quality reporting. in Quality Spine Care: Healthcare Systems, Quality Reporting, and Risk Adjustment. Springer International Publishing, pp. 385-395. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97990-8_24
Harbaugh, RE 2018, 'Artificial neural networks for neurosurgical diagnosis, prognosis, and management', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 45, no. 5, E3. https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.FOCUS17773
Meadowcroft, M, Cooper, TK, Rupprecht, S, Wright, TC, Neely, EE, Ferenci, M, Kang, W, Yang, Q, Harbaugh, R, Connor, J & McInerney, J 2018, 'Gamma Knife radiosurgery of saccular aneurysms in a rabbit model', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 129, no. 6, pp. 1530-1540. https://doi.org/10.3171/2017.6.JNS17722
Asher, AL, Devin, CJ, Harbaugh, RE & Bydon, M 2018, 'Predictive analytics in medicine', Neurosurgical focus, vol. 45, no. 5, E1. https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.FOCUS18441.
Zoccoli, C, Li, CF, Black, D, Smith, DB, Sheehan, J, Harbaugh, RE & Glantz, M 2019, 'The Honest Palm Sign: Detecting Incomplete Effort on Physical Examination', World neurosurgery, vol. 122, pp. e1354-e1358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.047

2017

Kim, DH, Duco, B, Wolterman, D, Stokes, C, Brace, R, Solomon, RA, Barbaro, N, Westmark, R, Macdougall, D, Bean, J, O'Leary, J, Moayeri, N, Dacey, RG, Berger, MS & Harbaugh, R 2017, 'A review and survey of neurosurgeon-hospital relationships: Evolution and options', Clinical neurosurgery, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. S10-S18. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyw171
Baum, GR, Hooten, KG, Lockney, DT, Fargen, KM, Turan, N, Pradilla, G, Murad, GJA, Harbaugh, RE & Glantz, M 2017, 'External ventricular drain practice variations: Results from a nationwide survey', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 127, no. 5, pp. 1190-1197. https://doi.org/10.3171/2016.9.JNS16367
Kim, DH, Dacey, RG, Zipfel, GJ, Berger, MS, McDermott, M, Barbaro, NM, Shapiro, SA, Solomon, RA, Harbaugh, R & Day, AL 2017, 'In reply: Neurosurgical education in a changing healthcare and regulatory environment: A consensus statement from 6 programs', Clinical neurosurgery, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. E47. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyx348
Workshop Participants 2017, 'Launching Effectiveness Research to Guide Practice in Neurosurgery: A National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke Workshop Report', Clinical Neurosurgery, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 505-514. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyw133
Kim, DH, Dacey, RG, Zipfel, GJ, Berger, MS, McDermott, M, Barbaro, NM, Shapiro, SA, Solomon, RA, Harbaugh, R & Day, AL 2017, 'Neurosurgical education in a changing healthcare and regulatory environment: A consensus statement from 6 programs', Clinical neurosurgery, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. S75-S82. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyw146
Abbott, AL, Silvestrini, M, Topakian, R, Golledge, J, Brunser, AM, de Borst, GJ, Harbaugh, RE, Doubal, FN, Rundek, T, Thapar, A, Davies, AH, Kam, A & Wardlaw, JM 2017, 'Optimizing the definitions of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and infarction for research and application in clinical practice', Frontiers in Neurology, vol. 8, no. OCT, 537. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2017.00537
Day, AL, Siddiqui, AH, Meyers, PM, Jovin, TG, Derdeyn, CP, Hoh, BL, Riina, H, Linfante, I, Zaidat, O, Turk, A, Howington, JU, Mocco, J, Ringer, AJ, Veznedaroglu, E, Khalessi, AA, Levy, EI, Woo, H, Harbaugh, R & Giannotta, S 2017, 'Training Standards in Neuroendovascular Surgery: Program Accreditation and Practitioner Certification', Stroke, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 2318-2325. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016560

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