Rachid Assina, M.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery

 973-972-6323    assinara@njms.rutgers.edu

Dr. Rachid Assina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery in 2013 at the Spine Institute of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. After medical school training, Dr. Assina completed his internship in General Surgery/Neurosurgery at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His residency was completed in Neurosurgery at UMDNJ/Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School where he was chief resident.


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Direct Midline Posterior Corpectomy and Fusion of a Lumbar Burst Fracture with Retrospondyloptosis.
World Neurosurgery, March 2017.

Prevalence of asymptomatic incidental aneurysms: a review of 2,685 computed .
World Neurosurgery, December 2014.

First report of major vascular injury due to lateral transpsoas approach leading to fatality.
Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine, November 2014.

Titanium mesh-assisted dural tenting for an expansile suboccipital cranioplasty in the treatment of Chiari 1 malformation.
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience,
  September 2014.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: a rare cause of cerebellar edema and atypical mass effect. A case report.
The Neuroradiology Journal, June 2014.

The history of brain retractors throughout the development of neurological surgery.
Neurosurgery Focus,
 April 2014.

The history of craniotomy for headache treatment.
Neurosurgery Focus, April 2014.

Treatment of a supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor using magnetic resonance-guided laser-induced thermal therapy.
Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, November 2011.

Ossification of the ligamentum flavum: a unique report of a Hispanic woman.
Neurosurgery Focus, March 2011.

Activated autologous macrophage implantation in a large-animal model of spinal cord injury.
Neurosurgery Focus, 2008.

The effects of intrathecal hypotension on tissue perfusion and pathophysiological outcome after acute spinal cord injury.
Neurosurgery Focus, 2008.

Prospective serial proton MR spectroscopic assessment of response to tamoxifen for recurrent malignant glioma.
Journal of Neurooncology, October 2008.

Neurosurgical implications of mannitol accumulation within a meningioma and its peritumoral region demonstrated by magnetic resonance spectroscopy: case report.
Journal of Neurosurgery, May 2008.

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