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Kimberly Harbaugh, MD

Kimberly Harbaugh, MD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Team

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications


Harbaugh, K, Patel, NT & Rizk, E 2021, Genetics of Nerve Tumors. in Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Tumors. Springer International Publishing, pp. 17-28.
Mrowczynski, OD, Vasekar, M, Fox, E, Harbaugh, K, Aregawi, D, Pameijer, CR, Zaorsky, N, Payne, R & Rizk, E 2021, 'Spontaneous Hip Dislocation Complicating the Management of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Arising Within a Plexiform Neurofibroma', Cureus, vol. 13, no. 7, e16320.


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.