Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


Research Experience


Research opportunities are available throughout our hospital and university network. Prospective applicants are encouraged to form mentored relationships with individual investigators with oversight by program leadership. Each fellow does at least one project per year and is guided through the research process by an identified mentor from development of a research question all the way through to manuscript production.  The fellows’ progress is reported at monthly research meetings and this is also a forum to obtain advice from the group of all attendings about specific questions that arise during the research process.

Active Studies

  • MISTIE II-ICES- Minimally Invasive Surgery plus rt-PA for ICH Evacuation; Intraoperative Stereotactic CT Guided Endoscopic Surgery
  • TTM-MIH-Safety and Tolerability of a Protocol of Targeted Temperature Management After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • CLEAR III- Clot Lysis: Evaluating Accelerated Resolution of Intraventricular Hemorrhage Phase III
  • MISTIE III-A phase III, randomized, open-label clinical trial of minimally invasive surgery plus rt-PA in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage
  • PROTECT- Progesterone for the treatment of TBI
  • Vol-based-24 hour Volume-based Feeding Protocol to Enhance the Provision of Enteral Nutrition

Recent Fellow Projects

  • Early predictor for tracheostomy in subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Neurogenic stunned myocardium in status epilepticus
  • Epidemiology of status epilepticus and cardiovascular shock
  • Significance of circulatory shock in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and impact on case-fatality
  • Echocardiographic changes in intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Status epilepticus following cardiac arrest, as an independent predictor of in-hospital case fatality
  • A comparison of outcomes in primary intracerebral hemorrhage patients who require decompressive hemicraniectomy