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
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve
  • Interleukin-13 Receptors
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Skin
  • Doxorubicin
  • Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Muscles

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, K 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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