Curriculum Vitae


License and Certification

Doctor of Medicine (35.122276) – State Medical Board of Ohio- September 2013 – Present

MD Training Certification (57.021695) – State Medical Board of Ohio –  October 2012 – June 2013


Education

Resident in Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center – July 2012 – June 2018
Cincinnati, OH
Department of Neurosurgery –
Mayfield Clinic & Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Over 1300 logged surgical cases (through 2017)
Experience with minimally invasive spine, open complex spine, stereotactic radiosurgery with Gamma Knife, endovascular neurosurgery, open vascular, trauma, peripheral nerve, skull-base, tumor, and pediatrics

M.D., Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota – August 2008 – May 2012
Sioux Falls, SD
Student of the Yankton Model Program
Over 1300 logged patient encounters
Over 250 logged surgical cases (most first assist)

B.S., University of South Dakota – September 2004 – May 2008
Vermillion, SD Major: Biology Summa Cum Laude


Professional Appointments & Employment

Instructor of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine


Publications

Vuong SM, Jeong WJ, Morales H, Abruzzo TA. Vascular Diseases of the Spinal Cord: Infarction, Hemorrhage, and Venous Congestive Myelopathy. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2016 Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2016 Oct;37(5):466-81. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2016.05.008. Epub 2016 May 6. PMID: 27616317

Serrone JC, Tackla RD, Gozal YM, Hanseman DJ, Gogela SL, Vuong SM, Kosty JA, Steiner CA, Krueger BM, Grossman AW, Ringer AJ. Aneurysm Growth and De Novo Aneurysms during Aneurysm Surveillance. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 11:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26967775

Vuong SM, Appelwick JE. MRSA Peritonitis Secondary to Perforation of Sigmoid Diverticulitis. S D Med. 2011 Nov;64(11):405, 407, 409. PMID: 22164818

Vuong SM, Holm RP. Does a stereotypical surgical personality exist? S D Med. 2011 May;64(5):172.PMID: 21661343

Scholl JL, Vuong SM, Forster GL. Chronic amphetamine treatment enhances corticotropin-releasing factor-induced serotonin release in the amygdala. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010 Oct 10;644(1-3):80-7. Epub 2010 Jul 23. PMID: 20655906

Vuong SM, Oliver HA, Scholl JL., Oliver KM, and Forster GL. Increased anxiety-like behavior of rats during amphetamine withdrawal is reversed by CRF-2 receptor antagonism. Behavioural Brain Research, 208 (2010) 278–281. PMID: 19958793

Lukkes J, Vuong SM, Scholl JL, Oliver H, Forster GL. Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor antagonism within the dorsal raphe nucleus reduces social anxiety-like behavior after early-life social isolation. J Neurosci. 2009 Aug 12;29(32):9955-60. PMID: 19675229

Forster GL, Pringle RB, Mouw NJ, Vuong SM, Watt MJ, Burke AR, Lowry CA, Summers CH, and Renner KJ. Corticotropin- releasing factor in the dorsal raphe nucleus increases medial prefrontal cortical serotonin via type 2 receptors and median raphe nucleus activity. European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 28, pp. 299–310, 2008 PMID: 18702701


Conference Activity & Presentations

Carroll CP, Tackla RD, Vuong SM, Jeong WJ, Serrone JC, Ringer AJ. (2017). Robotic-Assisted Cerebral Angiography and Intracranial Intervention: initial experience with the Magellan Catheter System. Rapid Fire – oral presentation at 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.  Los Angeles, CA.

Carroll CP, Vuong SM, Fessler RD, Jeong WJ, Tobler WD. (2017). Ambulatory Spine Surgery: Development of a Free-Standing Ambulatory Neurosurgery Center. Electronic poster presentation at 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.  Los Angeles, CA.

Tackla RD, Carroll CP, Jeong WJ, Vuong SM, Serrone JC, Ringer AJ. (2017). Does Daily Aspirin Protect Against Aneurysmal Growth? Digital poster presentation at AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section 2017 Annual Meeting.  Houston, TX.

Vuong SM. (2017). Neurosurgery Department Grand Rounds: CSF Flow Dynamics.  Do we really understand CSF flow?  Department of Neurosurgery & The Mayfield Clinic.  Cincinnati, OH.

Vuong SM, Goto, J, Stottmann, R, Campbell K, Mangano FT. (2016). Genetic Characterization of the progressive hydrocephaly (prh) Mouse Mutant.  Poster presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery.  Orlando, FL.

Serrone JC, Tackla RD, Gozal YM, Hanseman DJ, Gogela SL, Vuong SM, Kosty J, Krueger BM, Grossman AW, Ringer AJ. (2015). Aneurysm growth and de novo aneurysm formation during an aneurysm surveillance protocol. Poster presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. New Orleans, LA.

Vuong SM. (2015). Monday Pediatric Neurosurgery Conference: Pediatric Joint Section Hydrocephalus Guidelines. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery. Cincinnati, OH

Gozal YM, York JD, Vuong SM, Patel SK, Look A, Gogela SL, Andaluz NO. (2014). Predictors of radiographic progression of intracranial hemorrhage in mild traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation at the Neurocritical Care Society. Seattle, WA.

Vuong SM. (2014). Neurosurgery Department Grand Rounds: Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke. Is tPA the only viable treatment option? Department of Neurosurgery & The Mayfield Clinic. Cincinnati, OH.

Vuong SM. (2013). Trauma Conference Presentation: C-Spine Clearance. University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery. Cincinnati, OH.

Vuong SM. (2011). Grand Rounds Presentation: Psychosurgery on Addiction: The past, present, and future of neurosurgery for mental disorders. University of Wisconsin, Department of Neurosurgery. Madision, WI.

Vuong SM. (2011). Avera Sacred Heart Hospice. Poster presentation at The Sanford School of Medicine Cultural Colloquium, Yankton Campus. Yankton, SD.

Cowles, D, Vuong, SM. (2011). Dermatologic Emergency: Pediatric Edition. Peer reviewed presentation on Stevens- Johnson Syndrome. Sanford School of Medicine, Yankton Campus. Yankton, SD.

Vuong, SM, Scholl, JS and Forster, GL. (2008). Amphetamine Treatment Increases Neural Response to Stress Hormone. Poster presentation at The University of South Dakota IdeaFest Research Forum. Vermillion, SD.

Vuong, SM, Scholl, JS and Forster, GL. (2007). Changes in a neural stress system as a result of amphetamine treatment. Poster presentation at The University of South Dakota IdeaFest Undergraduate Research Forum. Vermillion, SD.


Courses

AANS/NREF Fundamentals in Spinal Surgery Course for Residents. November 2016. MITIE, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education – Houston, TX

Keck School of Medicine of USC – Approaches to the Skull Base: Senior Neurosurgical Residents Course.  November 2016. DePuy Synthes Laboratory – Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

University of Cincinnati Microvascular Skills Course.  October 2016. Goodyear Skull Base Anatomy Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

DePuy Synthes & Ethicon Spine Lab. August 2016. Mayfield Center for Surgical Innovation – Cincinnati, OH

Zimmer Spine Resident & Fellows Program. July 2016. Mayfield Center for Surgical Innovation – Cincinnati, OH

Cranial Midas Rex Hands-On Workshop. June 2016. Goodyear Skull Base Lab at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

Advanced Midas Rex Hands-On Workshop. March 2016. Goodyear Skull Base Lab at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

The Chicago Review Course in Neurological Surgery. January 2016. The University of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Zimmer Spine Resident & Fellows Program. November 2015. Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center – Cincinnati, OH

9th Annual Ozarks Neurosurgery Education Clinic. October 2015. ONE Clinic and Cox Health – Branson, MO

Medtronic Midas Rex Drill Course. October 2015. Goodyear Skull Base Lab at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Microvascular Skills Course. September 2015. Lab for Surgical Innovation at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

Zimmer Spine Resident & Fellows Program. July 2014. Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center – Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Microvascular Skills Course. April 2014. Lab for Surgical Innovation at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH

Medtronic Midas Rex Drill Course. August 2013. Goodyear Skull Base Lab at the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH Zimmer Spine Resident & Fellows Program. June 2013. Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center – Cincinnati, OH

Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) PGY-1 Boot Camp: Fundamental Skills Course. July 2012. Philadelphia, PA


Awards, Honors, & Grants

Mayfield Education & Research Foundation (MERF) Grant, Awarded January 2016

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, & the Mayfield Clinic

Research Titled: Identification of Molecular Therapeutic Targets in Choroid Plexus using a Novel Mouse Model of Communicating Hydrocephalus.
Awarded $48,000


Research & Teaching Experience

Resident Researcher: July 2016 – June 2017
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Cincinnati, OH
Neuroscience research on congenital hydrocephalus in a mouse model under the supervision of June Goto Nakamura Ph.D. and Francesco Mangano, DO.

Research Technician: January 2006 – July 2010
University of South Dakota. Vermillion, SD
Neuroscience research conducted under the supervision of Gina L. Forster Ph.D.

Emergency Medical Technician Instructor: July 2005 – July 2010
Vermillion/Clay County EMS. Vermillion, SD
NREMT-Basic certification received May 2005, and NREMT-Intermediate 85 received June 2007
Taught EMT-Basic students human anatomy & physiology, vital signs, SAMPLE history taking, pharmacology, respiratory system, cardiac system, and the recognition and treatment of bleeding and shock as an EMT instructor.