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Rupa Juthani
MD

Rupa Juthani
MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
112-05 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Forest Hills

New York (NY)

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Neurological Surgery

Neurological Surgery


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Dr. Juthani is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in tumors of the brain and spine. Dr. Juthani has expertise in a wide range of oncologic conditions including brain metastases, gliomas, pituitary adenomas, and spinal tumors. She uses novel imaging and mapping techniques to maximize safe tumor resection. Dr. Juthani has advanced fellowship training from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with unique expertise in laser surgery, endoscopic surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Juthani sees patients at the main campus on the Upper East Side as well as at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, where she heads a multidisciplinary brain and spine tumor team.

Published In:

New York Rising Stars 2021

About Rupa Juthani

Medical School: Virginia School of Medicine, University of

Graduation Year: 2010

Professional Webpage: https://weillcornell.org/rupa-gopalan-juthani-md

Honors and Awards:

2021 - SuperDoctors Rising Star
2019 - American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award,AANS Annual Meeting
2019 - Medical Student Teaching Award, AANS Medical Student Chapter, Weill Cornell 
2018 - Honors, CRMC Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering/Weil Cornell Medical College
2017 - Best Poster Presentation Award, Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting
2015 - Beez Foundation Research Grant 
2015 - American Medical Association Seed Grant 
2008 - Pathology Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine 
2006 - Phi Beta Kappa 
2005 - Duke University Research Fellowship, Biology Honors Thesis
2002-2005 - Dean’s List (7/7 Semesters), Duke University 
2005 - Psi Chi National Honor Society  (Psychology Honor Society) 
2003 - Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 
2001 - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Summer Research Fellowship

Professional Activity:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
American Medical Association, Member
North American Skull Base Society, Member
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Member

2019 - Present
Director, Neuro-oncology Tumor Board 
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

2020 – Present
Director, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds 
Weill Cornell Medicine

2020-Present
Director, Neuroradiology Conference 
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens 

2020-Present
Cancer Liason Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Cancer Center 

2020-Present
Quality Initiatives Officer, NSQUIP, Division of Neurosurgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens 

2020 - Present
Board Member, Cancer 1IRB
Weill Cornell Medicine 

2020-Current
Member, NYPQ Clinical Cancer Program Committee
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

2019 – Current
Member, Neuro-Oncology Disease Management Team
Weill Cornell Medicine

2019 - Current
LEAD Physician
NewYork Presbyterian 

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Educational Courses
    1.    LEAD Academy, NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia Business School, New York, NY 2019-Current
    2.    Biostatistics Course (STATA), Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY , Jan-Apr 2018
    3.    Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum, Memorial Sloan Kettering/Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center, 2018
    4.    Skull Base Surgery Workshop. North American Skull Base Society. New Orleans, MI June 2016
    5.    Society of Neurological Surgeons Neurosurgical Bootcamp for Neurosurgery Interns. July 2010.
 
Peer-reviewed publications
 
    1.    Winston G*, Garton ALA*, Chae J, Odigie ER, Sehgal RY, Rivera MA, Goldberg JA, Hussain I, Juthani RG, Virk M, Pannullo Neurosurgery in COVID-19 Ground Zero: The Weill Cornell Experience.  World Neurosurgery, [epub ahead of print] 2021
    2.    Pannullo SC*, Guadix SW*, Souweidane MM, Juthani R, Baaj A, Dupree T, Strybing K, Henry RF, Linen H, O’Neill J, Stieg PE. COVID-19: A Time Like No Other in (the Department of) Neurological Surgery.  World Neurosurgery, [epub ahead of print] 2021
    3.    Ramos A, Koyfman F, Byrns K, Wu A, Yasen J, Elreda L, Boddu S, Pishanidar S, Allen B, Juthani R. Characterization of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in a diverse cohort of COVID-19 patients. Neurohospitalist; [in press] 2021
    4.    Rivera M, Norman S, Seghal R, Juthani R. Updates on surgical management and advances for brain tumors. Current Oncology Reports [in press] 2021
    5.    Bale T, Sait S, Benhamida J, Haque S, Villafania L, Sill M, Liechty B, Juthani R, et al. Malignant transformation of a polymorphous low grade neuroepithelial tumor of the young (PLNTY) Submitted, Acta Neuropathologica, in press.
    6.    Madajewski B, Chen F, Yoo B, Turker MZ, Ma K, Zhang L, Chen PM, Juthani R, Aragon-Sanabria V, Gonen M, Rudin CM, Weisner U, Bradbury MS, Brennan C. Molecular Engineering of Ultrasmall Silica Nanoparticle-Drug Conjuugates as Lung Cancer Therapeutics. Clin Cancer Res; 2020 (Epub ahead of print)
    7.    Juthani R, Reiner AS, Patel A, Cowan A, Roguski M, Pnageas K, Geer E, Karimi S, Cohen M, Tabar V. Radiographic and clinical outcomes using intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging for transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. J Neurosurgery, 2020 (Epub ahead of print)
    8.    Juthani R, Madajewski B, Yoo B, Zhang L, et al 2020. Ultrasmall Core-Shell Silica Nanoparticles for Precision Drug Delivery in a High-Grade Malignant Brain Tumor Model. Clin Cancer Research. 26(1):147-158.
    9.    Chidambaram S, Winston GM, Knisel JPS, Ramakrishna R, Juthani R, et al. A multidisciplinary team approach to brain and spine stereotactic radiosurgery conferences: A unique, institutional model. World Neurosurg. 131:159-162, 2019.
    10.    Silva D, Sharma M, Juthani R, Meola A, Barnett GH. Magnetic Resonance Thermometry and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am., 28(4):525-533, 2017
    11.    Sharma M, Juthani R, Vogelbaum M. Updated response assessment criteria for high-grade glioma: Beyond the MacDonald criteria. Chin Clin Oncol, 6(4):37, 2017
    12.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma K, Zhang L, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Weisner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Targeted Nanoparticle-based Vehicle for Delivery of Small Molecule Inhibitors to Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors. J Neurosurgery 126(4), A1417-1418, 2017
    13.    Lang M, Silva D, Kshettry V, Woodard T, Sindwani R, Juthani R, Recinos P. Using CISS MRI Sequence to Evaluate Cavernous Sinus Invasion in Pituitary Adenomas. J Neurosurgery Part B: Skull Base, 78(01), S01, A57, 2017
    14.    Perna F, Berman S, Mansilla-Soto J, Hamieh M, Juthani R, Soni R, Eyquem J, Hendrickson R, Brennan C, Sadelain M. Probing the AML Surfaceome for Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) Targets. Blood, 128(22):526
    15.    Silva D, Grabowski M, Juthani R, Sharma M, Angelov L, Vogelbaum M, Chao J, Mohammadi A, Barnett G. Gamma Knife radiosurgery for intracranial hemangioblastomas. J Clin Neurosci, 31:147-51, 2016
    16.    Juthani R, Bilsky M, Vogelbaum M. Current management and treatment modalities for intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Curr Treat Options Oncol, 16(8):39, 2015.
    17.    Lee BS, Juthani RG, Healy AT, Peereboom D, Recinos VM. Hyperosmolar and methotrexate therapy avoiding surgery in the acute presentation of primary CNS lymphoma.Surg Neurol Int;5:S175-80, 2014
    18.    Gopalan R, Schlesinger D, Vance ML, Laws E, Sheehan J. Long-term outcomes after Gamma Knife radiosurgery for patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. Neurosurgery, 69(2): 284-93, 2011
    19.    Gopalan R, Dassoulas K, Rainey J, Sherman JH, Sheehan JP. Evaluation of the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of craniopharyngiomas. Neurosurgical Focus, 24(5): E5, 2008
    20.    Davidson C; Gopalan R, Ahn CS, Chen Q, Mannelli P, Patkar A, Lee TH, Weese GD, Ellinwood EH. Reduction in methamphetamine induced sensitization and reinstatement after combined pergolide plus ondansetron treatment during withdrawal. European Journal of Pharmacology, 565 (1-2):113-8, 2007.
 
Book Chapters
    1.    Silva D, Juthani R, Barnett G. Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy and High Intensity Focus Ultrasound. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. In Press, 2018
    2.    Silva D, Juthani R, Lobo B, Woodard T, Sindwani R, Kshettry V, Recinos P. Planum/Tuberculum Sella Meningiomas: Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches. In Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Surgery, 1st Springer. Evans J et al., ed, In Press, Feb 2018.
    3.    Silva D, Juthani R. Missios S, Barnett G. Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors. In Advances in Brain Cancer for Clinicians and Scientists. Elsevier. Sampson JH, ed. Publication in press, 2018.
    4.    Juthani R, Krishnaney A: Spine Registries. In: Benzel’s Spine Surgery, 4th Philadelphia: Elsevier, Steinmetz MP, Benzel EC [Eds.], 2017.
    5.    Juthani R: Dorsal Thoracic and Lumbar Simple Hook-Rod, Wire, and Wire-Rod Techniques. In Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 4th Churchill Livingstone. Steinmetz M, Benzel EC, ed., 2016.
    6.    Juthani RG, Perin NI:  Traditional Interspinous, Laminar, and Facet Fusion. In Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 4th Churchill Livingstone.  Steinmetz M, Benzel EC, ed., 2016.
 
Presentations
    1.    Norman S, Juthani R. The effects of COVID-19 on neurosurgical patients and future care. Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, November 2020
    2.    Norman S, Juthani R. The effects of COVID-19 on neurosurgical patients and future care. Medical Student Research Symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine, October 2020 
    3.    Seghal R, Singh S, Juthani R. Multi-modal approach to the diagnosis and management of radiation necrosis in malignant brain tumors. Medical Student Research Symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine, October 2020
    4.    Juthani R, Madajewski B, Yoo B, Zhang L, et al. Targeted Ultra-Small Nanoparticles as a Multi-Modal Platform for Enhanced Drug Delivery to Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors. Oral Presentation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA April 13-17.
    5.    Juthani R, Cowan A, Raguski M, Geer E, Cohen M, Tabar V. Long-term outcomes with use of intraoperative MRI for transphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. Oral Presentation. 2019 National Academy of Skull Base Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, Feb 15-17.
    6.    Juthani R, Madejewski B, Zhang, K, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Novel ultra-small nanoparticles as a vehicle for targeted delivery of small molecule Inhibitors to malignant brain tumors. Poster Presentation. NIH U54 CA199081-01 Annual Site Visit, MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines, New York, NY May 2018.
    7.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Novel ultra-small nanoparticles as a vehicle for targeted delivery of small molecule Inhibitors to malignant brain tumors. Poster Presentation. 2017 Society for Neuro-oncology 22nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov 16-19. (Poster Award)
    8.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Novel ultra-small nanoparticles as a vehicle for targeted delivery of small molecule Inhibitors to malignant brain tumors. Poster Presentation. 2017 Society for Neuro-oncology/Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics (SNO/SCIDOT) Joint Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS, San Francisco, CA, Nov 15-16.
    9.    Juthani R, Johnston PC, Hamrahian AH, Hatipoglu B, Kennedy L, Weil RJ. Surgical management of MRI negative Cushing disease. Poster. 2017 CNS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA Oct 9-11.
    10.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Targeted Nanoparticle-based Vehicle for Delivery of Small Molecule Inhibitors to Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors. Oral Presentation. 2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 22-26, 2017
    11.    Juthani R, Carlin S, Zhang Li, Yoo B, Chen P, Ma K, Overholtzer M, Huse J, Benezra M, McDevitt M, Weisner U, Rudin C, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Targeting C’dots for Delivery of Small Molecule Inhibitors. Poster. NIH U54 CA199081-01 Annual Site Visit, MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines, New York, NY April 2017
    12.    Min Lang, Silva D, Juthani R, Woodard T, Sindwani R, Kshettry V, Recinos P. Using CISS MRI sequence to evaluate cavernous sinus invasion of pituitary macroadenomas. Oral Presentation. 27th Annual North American Skull Base Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 3-5, 2017
    13.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Evaluating the blood brain barrier distribution and uptake of targeted nanoparticles in an animal model of glioblastoma. Electronic Poster. 2016 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago IL, April 30-May 4, 2016
    14.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Bradbury M, Brennan C. Nanoparticle-based platform for delivery of small molecule inhibitors to primary and metastatic brain tumors. Society for Neuroncology (SNO)/Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics (SCIDOT) Joint Conference, Oral Presentation, 2015 SNO-SCIDOT Joint Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 18, 2015.
    15.    Juthani R, Yoo B, Ma Kai Z, Carlin S, Huse J, McDevitt M, Overholtzer M, Wiesner U, Brennan C, Bradbury M. Nanoparticle-based vehicles for delivery of small molecule inhibitors to primary and metastatic brain tumors. AANS/CNS Section on Tumor, Oral Presentaiton, 2015 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2, 2015.
    16.    Juthani R, Berman S, Hendrickson R, Sadelain M, Brennan C. Identification of novel antigens for GBM chimeric antigen receptor directed therapy. Electronic Poster, 2015 AANS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2, 2015.
    17.    Sheehan J, Gopalan R, Schlesinger D, Vance ML, Laws E. Long-term Outcomes Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Nonsecretory Pituitary Adenomas. Oral Presentation, 62nd Southern Neurological Society Annual Meeting (SNS), Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2011.
    18.    Gopalan R, Basina B, Khaled MA, Sheehan JP. Long-term Outcomes Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Nonsecretory Pituitary Adenomas. Oral Presentaiton, AANS/CNS Section on Tumor II, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2011.
    19.    Gopalan R, Sansur C, Hamilton DK, Jane JA. Outcome Analysis in surgery for adult Chiari I Malformation with syringomyelia, with or without arachnoid opening and dural graft. Oral Presentation, Plenary Session II,. 2008 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 29th, 2008.
    20.    Davidson C, Gopalan R, Ahn CS, Mannelli P, Patkar A, Weese GD, Lee TH, Ellinwood EH. Bupropion reinstates cocaine seeking behavior in rats. Program No.13/KK23.2006 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Atlanta, GA: Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
    21.    Weese GD, Gopalan R, Chen Q, Lee TH, Ellinwood EH, Davidson C. Attenuation of cocaine reinstatement by combination treatment with pergolide and ondansetron. Program No. 19/LL1. 2006 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Atlanta, GA: Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
    22.    Gopalan R, Ahn CS, Mannelli P, Patkar A, Weese D, Lee TH, Ellinwood EH, Davidson C. Bupropion reinstates cocaine seeking behavior in rats. Poster Session III, Wednesday December 3rd. 2006 2006 Annual Meeting Planner. Hollywood, FL. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2006.
 
In Progress
    1.    Rivera M, Norman S, Seghal R, Juthani R. Updates on surgical management and advances for brain tumors. Current Oncology Reports, in press
    2.    Golub D, Pan P, Liechty B, Slocum C, Bale T, Pisapia D, Juthani R. Polymorphous low-grade neuroepithelial tumor of the young with FGFR3-TACC3 fusion. Submitted, Neurooncology, in review.
    3.    Bale T, Sait S, Benhamida J, Haque S, Villafania L, Sill M, Liechty B, Juthani R, et al. Malignant transformation of a polymorphous low grade neuroepithelial tumor of the young (PLNTY) Submitted, Acta Neuropathologica, in review.
    4.    Norman S, Juthani R. The effects of COVID-19 on neurosurgical patients and future care. In progress.
 
 
Invited lectures
 
    1.    Juthani R. Challenges in Authorship. Neurosurgery Publication Group, Weill Cornell Medicine, September 2020
    2.    Juthani R. Tips and tricks for giving scientific talks. Neurosurgery Publication Group, Weill Cornell Medicine, August 2020
    3.    Juthani R. Neurosurgery 101 for ED Providers. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, May 2020
    4.    Juthani R. Neurosurgery Journal Club – Low Grade Gliomas. Weill Cornell Medicine. May 2020
    5.    Juthani R, Panullo P, Hoffman C. Women in Neurosurgery, Panel, February 2020. Weill Cornell Medicine
    6.    Juthani R. Neuro-oncology at NYPQ: Where we stand. Neuro-oncology DMT, Weill Cornell Medicine, Feb 4, 2020
    7.    Juthani R. NS 101. General Surgery Resident Lecture Series. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, May 2019
    8.    Juthani R. Targeted ultra-small nanoparticles as a dynamic multi-modal drug delivery platform for the treatment of brain tumors. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medicine, April 8, 2019
    9.    Juthani R. Primary Brain Malignancy. Hematology/Oncology Lecture Series, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, October 2018
    10.    Juthani R. Advances in the Management of Brain and Spine Tumors: Re-defining the Role of Surgery. Medicine Grand Rounds, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, October 2018
    11.    Juthani R. Separation Surgery for Spinal Metastases. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, NewYork-Prebyterian Queens, September 2018
    12.    Juthani R. Long-term outcomes with use of intraoperative MRI for transphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, April 2018.
    13.    Juthani R. Surgical management of MRI-negative Cushing’s Disease. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, February 2018.
    14.    Juthani R. Neuroradiology 101. Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioners Lecture Series/Education Day, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, January 2018.
    15.    Juthani R. Post-operative management and considerations following transphenoidal surgery and management of elevated intracranial pressure, Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioners Lecture Series/Education Day, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, January 2018.
    16.    Juthani R. Novel nanoparticle-based platform for drug delivery to the CNS: Current state and upcoming clinical trials. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Oct 2017.
    17.    Juthani R. Nanoparticle based platform for delivery of small molecule inhibitors to primary and metastatic brain tumors. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic. April 2017
    18.    Juthani R. Central Nervous System Tumor Genetics. Cleveland Clinic, Invited Resident Lecture, 2015

Educational Background:

2017-2018 - Neurosurgical Oncology Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

2016-2017 - Neurosurgical Chief Resident
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

2014-2016 - Neurosurgery Research Fellow
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

2010-2016 - Neurosurgical Resident
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

2006-2010
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

2002-2006
Duke University
Durham, NC

1998-2002
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA


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