Moise Danielpour, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, Neurosurgery
Phone:(310) 423-7900
Fax:(310) 423-0810

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Awards and Activities

Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery2013
guest reviewerCurrent
American Association of Neurological Surgery1998
Tumor Section of the AANS2001
Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of AANS2005
Western Neurosurgical Society2007 - 2009
Society of Neurological Surgeons (senior society)2008
International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgey2008 - 2010
American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery2010

Research Focus

Molecular pathogenesis of pediatric brain tumors as well as the role of ciliogenesis in pediatric tumors
Studying the role of Stumpy, a previously characterized gene that plays a role in ciliogenesis, in pathogenesis of human congenital malformations including congenital hydrocephalus.
Dynamic Cervicomedullary compression and spinal stenosis in patients with achondroplasia.
Immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors. Studying the role of immunotherapy in treatment of pediatric brain tumors

Research Contributions

Demonstrated the presence of dynamic cervicomedullary compression and its contribution to development of hydrocephalus in children with achondroplasia and foramen magnum stenosis.

Current investigations include:

Role of Ciliogenesis in development of pediatric brain tumors.
Role of Stumpy gene in congenital central nervous system malformation and congenital hydrocephalus
Development of progressive ligamentous hypertrophy in acondroplasia

Selected Publications

  1. Danielpour M, Wilcox WR, Alanay Y, Pressman BD, Rimoin DL: Dynamic cervicomedullary cord compression and alterations in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in children with achondroplasia. Report of four cases. J. Neurosurg., 107(6 Suppl): 504-7, 2007
  2. Mamelak AN, Danielpour M, Black KL, Hagike M, Berci G: A high-definition exoscope system for neurosurgery and other microsurgical disciplines: preliminary report. Surgical innovation, 15(1): 38-46, 2008
  3. Conway RL, Danielpour M, Graham JM: Surgical management of cerebellar tonsillar herniation in three patients with macrocephaly-cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. Report of three cases. J. Neurosurg., 106(4 Suppl): 296-301, 2007
  4. Das A, Simmons C, Danielpour M: A congenital brain tumor associated with assisted in vitro fertilization. Case report. J. Neurosurg., 103(5 Suppl): 451-3, 2005
  5. Farmer DL, von Koch CS, Peacock WJ, Danielpour M, Gupta N, Lee H, Harrison MR: In utero repair of myelomeningocele: experimental pathophysiology, initial clinical experience, and outcomes. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 138(8): 872-8, 2003
  6. Danielpour M, von Koch CS, Ojemann SG, Peacock WJ: Disconnective hemispherectomy. Pediatric neurosurgery, 35(4): 169-72, 2001
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