Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Kimberly Harbaugh, MD

Kimberly Harbaugh, MD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Disease Teams:
Central Nervous System Cancer

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Ulnar Nerve
  • Interleukin-13 Receptors
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Skin
  • Doxorubicin
  • Muscles
  • Hypesthesia

Recent Publications


Payne, R, Mrowczynski, OD, Slagle-Webb, B, Bourcier, A, Mau, C, Aregawi, D, Madhankumar, AB, Lee, SY, Harbaugh, K, Connor, J & Rizk, EB 2019, 'MLN8237 treatment in an orthoxenograft murine model for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 130, no. 2, pp. 465-475.
Mrowczynski, OD, Payne, RA, Bourcier, AJ, Mau, CY, Slagle-Webb, B, Shenoy, G, Madhankumar, AB, Abramson, SB, Wolfe, D, Harbaugh, KS, Rizk, EB & Connor, JR 2019, 'Targeting IL-13Ra2 for effective treatment of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in mouse models', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 131, no. 5, pp. 1369-1379.


Payne, RA, Sieg, EP, Patrick, N, Darowish, M, Rizk, E, Langan, S & Harbaugh, K 2018, 'Fracture related ulnar and sciatic nerve transections: a report of two cases and literature review', Child's Nervous System, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 2187-2194.
Madhankumar, AB, Mrowczynski, OD, Slagle-Webb, B, Ravi, V, Bourcier, AJ, Payne, R, Harbaugh, KS, Rizk, E & Connor, JR 2018, 'Tumor targeted delivery of doxorubicin in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors', PloS one, vol. 13, no. 1, e0181529.


Harbaugh, KS 2017, 'Comment', Operative Neurosurgery, vol. 13, no. 3.
Payne, R, Seaman, S, Sieg, E, Langan, S, Harbaugh, K & Rizk, E 2017, 'Evaluating the evidence: is neurolysis or neurectomy a better treatment for meralgia paresthetica?', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 159, no. 5, pp. 931-936.
Payne, R, Nasralah, Z, Sieg, E, Rizk, EB, Glantz, M & Harbaugh, K 2017, 'The angular course of the median nerve in the distal forearm and its anatomical importance in preventing nerve injury in a modern era of carpal tunnel release', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 979-984.


Baker, MJ, Goldstein, AM, Gordon, PL, Harbaugh, KS, Mackley, HB, Glantz, MJ & Drabick, JJ 2016, 'An interstitial deletion within 9p21.3 and extending beyond CDKN2A predisposes to melanoma, neural system tumours and possible haematological malignancies', Journal of medical genetics, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 721-727.
Payne, R, Sieg, E, Fox, E, Harbaugh, K & Rizk, E 2016, 'Management of nerve compression in multiple hereditary exostoses: a report of two cases and review of the literature', Child's Nervous System, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 2453-2458.

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