Kamran Aghayev, MD

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Kamran Aghayev, MD



          •  Neurological Surgery (eligible)

          •  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute - Neuro-Oncology

          •  Hacettepe University Medical School - Neurosurgery
          •  Hacettepe University Medical School - Neurosurgery

          •  Azerbaijan State Medical University - MD

  • Doulgeris JJ, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Aghayev K, Shea T, Lee WE, Hess D, Vrionis FD. Axial rotation mechanics in a cadaveric lumbar spine model: a biomechanical analysis. Spine J. 2014 Jul;14(7):1272-1279. Pubmedid: 24295796.

  • Aghayev K, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Doulgeris JJ, Lee WE, Waddell JK, Vrionis FD. Feasibility and biomechanical performance of a novel transdiscal screw system for one level in non-spondylolisthetic lumbar fusion: an in?vitro investigation. Spine J. 2014 Apr;14(4):705-713. Pubmedid: 24268392.

  • Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Doulgeris JJ, Aghayev K, Lee WE, Laun J, Vrionis FD. In vitro evaluation of a lateral expandable cage and its comparison with a static device for lumbar interbody fusion: a biomechanical investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Apr;20(4):387-395. Pubmedid: 24484306.

  • Aghayev K, Vrionis F. Answer to the Letter to the Editor of C. Mehren et al. entitled "Technical Innovation?" Letter to the Editor regarding the article "Mini-open lateral retroperitoneal lumbar spine approach using psoas muscle retraction technique. Technical report and initi. Eur Spine J. 2014 Apr;23(4):932. Pubmedid: 24390004.

  • Filis AK, Aghayev KV, Doulgeris JJ, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Vrionis FD. Spinal neoplastic instability: biomechanics and current management options. Cancer Control. 2014 Apr;21(2):144-150. Pubmedid: 24667401.

  • Shea TM, Laun J, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Doulgeris JJ, Lee WE, Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Designs and Techniques That Improve the Pullout Strength of Pedicle Screws in Osteoporotic Vertebrae: Current Status. Biomed Res Int. 2014 Mar;2014:748393. Pubmedid: 24724097.

  • Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Doulgeris JJ, Aghayev K, Lee WE, Volkov A, Vrionis FD. Biomechanical analysis of an interspinous fusion device as a stand-alone and as supplemental fixation to posterior expandable interbody cages in the lumbar spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Feb;20(2):209-219. Pubmedid: 24286528.

  • Aghayev K, Doulgeris JJ, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Eleraky M, Lee WE, Vrionis FD. Biomechanical comparison of a two-level anterior discectomy and a one-level corpectomy, combined with fusion and anterior plate reconstruction in the cervical spine. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2014 Jan;29(1):21-25. Pubmedid: 24239024.

  • Papanastassiou ID, Filis A, Aghayev K, Kokkalis ZT, Gerochristou MA, Vrionis FD. Adverse prognostic factors and optimal intervention time for kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty in osteoporotic fractures. Biomed Res Int. 2014 Jan;2014:925683. Pubmedid: 24575417.

  • Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Mini-open lateral retroperitoneal lumbar spine approach using psoas muscle retraction technique. Technical report and initial results on six patients. Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep;22(9):2113-2119. Pubmedid: 23904000. Pmcid: PMC3777064.

  • Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Syringomyelia. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Jul;18(6):664-665. Pubmedid: 23540736.

  • Doulgeris JJ, Aghayev K, Gonzalez-Blohm SA, Del Valle M, Waddell J, Lee WE, Vrionis FD. Comparative analysis of posterior fusion constructs as treatments for middle and posterior column injuries: An in vitro biomechanical investigation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2013 May;28(5):483-489. Pubmedid: 23707137.

  • Papanastassiou ID, Phillips FM, Van Meirhaeghe J, Berenson JR, Andersson GB, Chung G, Small BJ, Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Comparing effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and non-surgical management in a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies. Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;21(9):1826-1843. Pubmedid: 22543412. Pmcid: PMC3459114.

  • Papanastassiou ID, Gerochristou M, Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Defining the indications, types and biomaterials of corpectomy cages in the thoracolumbar spine. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2013 Mar;10(2):269-279. Pubmedid: 23480095.

  • Berker M, Aghayev K, Y?cel T, Hazer DB, Onerci M. Management of cerebrospinal fluid leak during endoscopic pituitary surgery. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2012 Dec;40(4):373-378. Pubmedid: 23265578.

  • Papanastassiou ID, Aghayev K, Berenson JR, Schmidt MH, Vrionis FD. Is vertebral augmentation the right choice for cancer patients with painful vertebral compression fractures?. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Jun;10(6):715-719. Pubmedid: 22679116.

  • Setzer M, Eleraky M, Johnson WM, Aghayev K, Tran ND, Vrionis FD. Biomechanical comparison of anterior cervical spine instrumentation techniques with and without supplemental posterior fusion after different corpectomy and discectomy combinations: Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jun;16(6):579-584. Pubmedid: 22423633.

  • Papanastassiou ID, Aghayev K, Saleh E, Gerochristou M, Vrionis FD. The actual management of tumor and vertebral compression fractures. J Neurosurg Sci. 2012 Jun;56(2):77-86. Pubmedid: 22617170.

  • Aghayev K, Bal E, Rahimli T, Mut M, Balc? S, Vrionis F, Akalan N. Aquaporin-4 expression is not elevated in mild hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2012 Apr;154(4):753-759. Pubmedid: 22146847.

  • Aghayev K, Bal E, Rahimli T, Mut M, Balc? S, Vrionis F, Akalan N. Expression of water channel aquaporin-4 during experimental syringomyelia: laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Oct;15(4):428-432. Pubmedid: 21682559.

  • Aghayev K, Papanastassiou ID, Vrionis F. Role of vertebral augmentation procedures in the management of vertebral compression fractures in cancer patients. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2011 Sep;5(3):222-226. Pubmedid: 21734582.

  • Aghayev K, Vrionis F, Chamberlain MC. Adult intradural primary spinal cord tumors. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Apr;9(4):434-447. Pubmedid: 21464147.

  • Berker M, Aghayev K, Saatci I, Palao?lu S, Onerci M. Overview of vascular complications of pituitary surgery with special emphasis on unexpected abnormality. Pituitary. 2010 Jun;13(2):160-167. Pubmedid: 19728100.

  • Bilginer B, Yavuz K, Agayev K, Akbay A, Ziyal IM. Existence of cotton granuloma after removal of a parasagittal meningioma: clinical and radiological evaluation -a case report-. Kobe J Med Sci. 2007;53(1-2):43-47. Pubmedid: 17582203.

Dr. Kamran Aghayev is a Neurological Surgeon and physician-scientist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.  Clinically, he specializes in minimally invasive and endoscopic brain, skull base, pituitary, and spine surgery.

Dr. Aghayev's cancer research is focused on therapeutic applications of magnetically localized ferromagnetic nanoparticles.  He also has a keen interest in developing new surgical implants and instruments for minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery. He is one of the main scientific collaborators to the ongoing applied research at the Spine Biomechanical Laboratory at Moffitt.

Prior to his current position as a Clinical Instructor, Dr. Aghayev completed a two year fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center with a focus on complex skull base and spinal surgery.

Dr. Aghayev is native Azeri and is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Azerbaijani.


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