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Manish Kumar Aghi, Ph.D., M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Manish Aghi is a neurosurgeon specializing in adult brain tumors at UCSF Medical Center. He cares for patients with a wide range of conditions, including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas, and pituitary adenomas. As principal investigator at the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center, his research interests include glioblastoma angiogenesis, mechanisms of glioblastoma resistance to anti-angiogenic therapy, and experimental glioblastoma therapies like oncolytic viruses.

Aghi earned a medical degree and a doctoral degree in neurosciences from Harvard Medical School and completed a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Society for Neuro-oncology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurologic Surgeons and Pituitary Network Association. Among his honors are the Ronald L. Bittner Award; Preuss Award and Mahaley Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; and the Synthes Skull Base Award and the Integra Foundation Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is an assistant professor in residence in neurological surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543
or (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Harvard Medical School 2000

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurosurgery 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lau D, Magill ST, Aghi MK. Molecularly targeted therapies for recurrent glioblastoma: current and future targets. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Dec; 37(6):E15.
  2. Osorio JA, Aghi MK. Optimizing glioblastoma resection: intraoperative mapping and beyond. CNS Oncol. 2014 Sep; 3(5):359-66.
  3. Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Ostling LR, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Rate and time course of improvement in endocrine function after more than 1000 pituitary operations. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:163-6.
  4. Rolston JD, Han SJ, Cotter JA, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Gangliogliomas of the optic pathway. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 21(12):2244-9.
  5. Gruss CL, Al Komser M, Aghi MK, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, McDermott M, El-Sayed IH. Risk factors for cerebrospinal leak after endoscopic skull base reconstruction with nasoseptal flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 151(3):516-21.
  6. Lau D, Barker FG, Aghi MK. Awards, lectures, and fellowships sponsored by the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. J Neurooncol. 2014 Sep; 119(3):583-91.
  7. Jones PS, Aghi MK, Muzikansky A, Shih HA, Barker FG, Curry WT. Outcomes and patterns of care in adult skull base chordomas from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1490-6.
  8. Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Han SW, Zygourakis CC, Han SJ, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Morbidity of repeat transsphenoidal surgery assessed in more than 1000 operations. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jul; 121(1):67-74.
  9. Jones PS, Aghi MK, Muzikansky A, Shih HA, Barker FG, Curry WT. Outcomes and patterns of care in adult skull base chondrosarcomas from the SEER database. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1497-502.
  10. Burke K, Benet A, Aghi MK, El-Sayed I. Impact of platybasia and anatomic variance on surgical approaches to the craniovertebral junction. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1760-6.
  11. Ivan ME, J Han S, Aghi MK. Tumors of the anterior skull base. Expert Rev Neurother. 2014 Apr; 14(4):425-38.
  12. Safaee M, Sun MZ, Oh T, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Use of thrombin-based hemostatic matrix during meningioma resection: A potential risk factor for perioperative thromboembolic events. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 119:116-20.
  13. Potts MB, Shah JK, Molinaro AM, Blevins LS, Tyrrell JB, Kunwar S, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Aghi MK. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of Cushing's disease. J Neurooncol. 2014 Feb; 116(3):593-600.
  14. Castro BA, Aghi MK. Getting more out of radiation therapy in glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan; 16(1):4-6.
  15. Bloch O, Crane CA, Fuks Y, Kaur R, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Sloan AE, Bruce JN, Parsa AT. Heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 vaccination for recurrent glioblastoma: a phase II, single-arm trial. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan; 16(2):274-9.
  16. Jahangiri A, Aghi MK, Carbonell WS. 1 Integrin: Critical Path to Antiangiogenic Therapy Resistance and Beyond. Cancer Res. 2014 Jan 1; 74(1):3-7.
  17. Jahangiri A, Potts M, Kunwar S, Blevins L, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Extended endoscopic endonasal approach for suprasellar Rathke's cleft cysts. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 May; 21(5):779-85.
  18. Awad AJ, Rowland NC, Mian M, Hiniker A, Tate M, Aghi MK. Etiology, prognosis, and management of secondary pituitary abscesses forming in underlying pituitary adenomas. J Neurooncol. 2014 May; 117(3):469-76.
  19. Ayodele MO, Pekmezci M, Aghi MK, Scott BJ. Headache and focal neurologic deficits in a 37-year-old woman. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Nov 1; 70(11):1445-9.
  20. Han SJ, Rolston JD, Jahangiri A, Aghi MK. Rathke's cleft cysts: review of natural history and surgical outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2014 Apr; 117(2):197-203.

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