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Lana D. Christiano, MD

Lana D. Christiano, MD

Neurosurgeon / Spine Surgeon
Board Certified

Neurosurgery Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Education
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Undergraduate School: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Hospital Affiliation
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Women in Neurological Surgery
  • Committee on Interns and Residents

Additional Information 

Publications 
  • Choudhry OJ, Christiano LD, Singh R, Golden BM, Liu JK.  Bone morphogenic protein-induced inflammatory cyst formation after lumbar fusion causing nerve root compression.  J Neurosurg:  Spine. 16(3) 296-301, 2012.
  • Patel SK, Tomei KL, Christiano LD, Baisre A, Liu JK.  Complete regression of papillary tumor of the pineal region after radiation therapy:  case report and review of the literature.  J Neuroonc.  107(2)427-34, 2012.
  • Tomei K, Christiano LD, Cho E-S, Gandhi CH.  Non-Enhancing Adult Medulloblastoma – Atypical Radiographic Appercance.  Chirurgia 24(3):187-90, 2011.
  • Arnold PM, Christiano LD, Klemp JA, Anderson KK, Nontraumatic Spontaneous Acute Subdural Hematoma in Identical Tennage Twine One Year Apart. Pediatric Emergency Care 27(7) 649-651, 2011.
  • Christiano LD, Singh R, Sukuhl V, Prestigiacomo CJ, Gandhi CG.  Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia:  Visualization of Results in a 3-D Stereoscopic Virtual Reality Environment.  Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 54: 12-15 2011.
  • Liu JK, Christiano LD, Patel SK, Tubbs RS, Eloy JA.  Surgical Nuances for Removal of the Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas with Optic Canal Involvement Using the Endoscopic Endonasal Extended Transsphenoidal Transplanum Transtuberculum Approach.  Neurosurgical Focus 30(5) E2, 2011.
  • Liu JK, Christiano LD, Patel SK, Tubbs RS, Eloy JA.  Surgical Nuances for Removal of Olfactory Groove Meningiomas Using the Endoscopic Endonasal Transcribriform Approach.  Neurosurgical Focus 30(5) E3, 2011.
  • Liu JK, Christiano LD, Patel SK, Eloy JA.  Surgical Nuances for Removal of Retrochiasmatic Craniopharyngioma Using the Endonasal Endoscopic Extended Transsphenoidal Transplanum Transtuberculum Approach.  Neurosurgical Focus 30(4) E14, 2011.
  • Christiano LD, Goldstein IM.  Late Prevertebral Abscess Following Anterior Cervical Fusion.   Spine (Phila PA 1976) 36(12): E798-802, 2011.
  • Christiano LD, Assina R, Goldstein IM.  Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum: A Unique Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Neurosurgical Focus 30(3) E15, 2011.
  • Liu JK, Christiano LD, Gupta G, Carmel PW.  Surgical Nuances for Removal of Retrochiasmatic Craniophryngiomas Using the Transbasal Subfrontal Trans-Lamina Terminalis Approach.  Neurosurgical Focus 28(4) E6 1-9, 2010.
  • Gupta G, Christiano LD, Liu JK. (2010) Jugular Foramen Tumors in Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques.  Elsevier, 2011.
  • Christiano LD, Gandhi CD, Prestigiacomo CJ.  (2010) Physiologic Considerations in Angiography.  Surgical Interventional Neurosurgey.  Thieme, 2011.
  • Gandhi CD, Christiano LD, Eloy JA, Prestigiacomo CJ, Post KD.  The Historical Evolution of Transsphenoidal Surgery:  Facilitation by Technological Advances.  Neurosurgical Focus 27(3) E8 1-8, 2009.
  • Christiano LD, Gupta G, Prestigiacomo CJ, Gandhi CD.  Giant Serpentine Aneurysms. Neurosurgical Focus 26(5) E5 1-11, 2009.
  • Gandhi CD, Christiano LD, Prestigiacomo CJ.  Endovascular Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Neurosurgical Focus 26(3) E2 1-8. 2009.
  • Patel SK, Christiano LD, Eloy JA, Liu JK.  Delayed Postoperative Pituitary Apoplexy After Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection of a Giant Pituitary Macroadenoma.  J Clin Neruosci. 2012 Sept; 19(9): 1296-8.
  • Eloy JA, Choudhry OJ, Christiano LD, Ajibade DV, Liu JK.  Double Flap Technique for Reconstruction of Anterior Skull Base Defects After Craniofacial Tumor Resection:  Technical Note.  Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Oct. 4.
Presentations 
  • Neurosurgery Grand Grounds June 8, 2011 at UMDNJ:  “My Favorite Cases”
  • Neurosurgery Grand Grounds March 9, 2011 at UMDNJ:  “Ependymoma”
  • Reconstruction of Pterional and Temporal Defects after Frontotemporal and Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy Using Titanium Mesh Imbeded in High-Density Polyethylene:  Cosmetic Results in 50 Patients.  Oral Presentation at the North American Skull Base Society, February 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Neurosurgery Grand Grounds May 12, 2010 at UMDNJ:  “Central Nervous System Lymphoma”
  • Neurosurgery Grand Grounds January 9, 2008 at UMDNJ:  “Traumatic Spinal Injuries”
  • Neurosurgery Grand Rounds June 20, 2012 at Baylor University School of Medicine:  “Orbital Exenteration, the MD Anderson Cancer Center Experience”.
  • Vital Signs TV Show November 2012:  “Neurosurgical Oncology”.
  • Neonatal conference in Charleston WV 2014:  “Congenital Hydrocephalus”.
Abstracts 
  • Christiano LD, Arnaout BA, Adel J, Lie JK. Reconstruction of Pterional and Temporal Defects after Frontotemporal and Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy Using Titanium Mesh Imbeded in High-Density Polyethylene:  Cosmetic Results in 50 Patients.  Abstracts and oral presentation at the North American Skull Base Society, February 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Christiano LD, Ajibade DV, Eloy JA, Liu JK.  Double flap technique for reconstruction of anterior skull base defects after craniofacial tumor resection.  Poster presentation at the North American Skull Base Society, February 2011, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Christiano LD, Arnaout BA, Adel J, Liu JK.  Reconstruction of Pterional and Temporal Defects after Frontotemporal and Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy Using Titanium Mesh Imbeded in High-Density Polyethylene:  Cosmetic Results in 50 Patients. Eposter abstract at the CNS annual meeting, October 2010, San Francisco, CA.
  • Suni R, Barry M, Christiano LD, Jyung RW, Liu JK.  Fast Imaging Employing Steady State Acquisition (FIESTA) sequences for preoperative and postoperative assessment of cerebellopontine angle epidermoid tumors.  Eposter Abstract at the CNS annual meeting, October 2010, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ajibade DV, Christiano LD, Eloy JA, Liu JK.  Double flap technique for reconstruction of anterior skull base defects after craniofacial tumor resection. (American Rhinologic Society); September 2010, Boston, MA.
  • Liu JK, Christiano LD,  Gupta G, Carmel PW.  Surgical Nuances for Removal of Retrochiasmatic Craniopharyngioma Using the Trasbasal Subfrontal Trans-Lamina Terminalis Approach.  36th Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Jan. 29 – Feb. 3, 2010, Snowbird, Utah (oral presentation).
  • Christiano LD, Liu J.  Low shunt infections rate with the use of intraoperavtive intrathecal antibiotics:  Review of prospective database.  Eposter Abstract at the AANS annual meeting, May 2010, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Christiano LD, Yanni DS, Ebersole KC, Assina R, Liu JK.  Bone morphogenic protein induced cyst formation after lumbar fusion causing neural compression.  Eposter Abstract at the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves 2010 Annual Meeting.
  • Yanni DS, Christiano LD, Mammis A, Jethwa PR, Goldstein IM.  Intermediate Term Experience with Tantalum Trabecular Metal Implants in the Cervical Spine. Eposter Abstract at the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves 2010 Annual Meeting.
  • Yanni DS, Christiano LD, Mammis A, Barrese JC, Goldstein IM.  Rates of infection with dynamic stabilization compared to posterior instrumented fusion.  Eposter Abstract at the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves 2010 Annual Meeting.

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