Meet Our Fellows

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Laura Bakare, MDClass of 2021  
Laura O. Bakare

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine 

Residency: University of Kentucky 

Previous Fellows: Publications and presentations


  • Loggini A, Del Brutto VJ, El Ammar F, Bulwa Z, Saleh Velez, McKoy C, Martinez R, Brorson JR, Goldenberg FD, Ardelt AA. Intracranial hemorrhage in hospitalized patients: an infrequently studied condition with high mortality. Neurocrit Care. 2020. Online ahead of print.
  • El Ammar F, Ardelt AA, Del Brutto VJ, Loggini A, Bulwa Z, Martinez RC, McKoy CJ, Brorson JR, Mansour A, Goldenberg FD. BE-FAST: A sensitive screening tool to identify in-hospital acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020;29:104821.
  • Bulwa Z, Dresser L, Clarke J, Mendelson SJ. Mystery Case: Recurrent cerebral ischemia during pregnancies. Neurology. 2020. Online ahead of print.
  • Loggini A, El Ammar F, Bulwa Z, Saleh Velez F, Kramer C, Lazaridis C, Goldenberg F, Mansour A. Early determinants of prolonged neurointensive care length of stay in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2020. Online ahead of print.
  • Bulwa Z, Saleh Velez FG, Brorson JR, Pinto CB. Ipsilateral nonstenotic carotid disease in minor ischemic stroke: an exploratory analysis of the POINT randomized clinical trial. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020. Online ahead of print.
  • Ilorah, C., Bond, B., Kattah, J.C., & Hassanzadeh, B. An incidental finding of ecchordosis physaliphora in a case of abducens nerve palsy: case report. Neuroophthalmology. 2018, Aug; 42(4): 233-236.
  • Mattei, T.A., Bond, B.J., Goulart, C.R., Sloffer, C.A., Morris, M.J., & Lin, J.J. Performance analysis of the protective effects of bicycle-helmets during impact and crush tests in pediatric skull models. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2012, Dec; 10(6): 490-497.
  • Mattei, T.A., Bond, B.J., Hafner, J.W., Morris, M.J., Travis, J., Hannah, G., Webster, J., & Lin, J.J. Definition and measurement of rider-intrinsic physical attributes influencing all-terrain vehicle safety. Neurosurgery Focus. 2011, Nov; 31(5): 1-9.
  • Mattei, T.A., Bond, B.J., Sambhara, D., Goulart, C.R., & Lin, J.J. Benign extracerebral fluid collection in infancy asa risk factor for the development of de novo intracranial arachnoid cysts. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2013,Dec; 12(6): 555-564.
  • Mattei, T.A., Sambhara, D., Bond, B.J., & Lin, J.J. Clinical outcomes of temporary shunting for infants with cerebral pseudomeningocele. Child’s Nervous System. 2014, Feb; 30(2): 283-291.

Poster Presentations

  • Schachter D, Ferreyra M, Holtz, Ouang B, Lopez G. Assessment of Complications following Decompressive Craniectomy. (Presented at 15th Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting)
  • Schachter MM, Schachter DM, Da Silva IF. Neurologic complications of ARDS. (Presented at 16th Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting)
  • Schachter et al. Rates of Hemorrhage after Acute Stroke Therapies are Not Elevated in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease with or without Hemodialysis. (In submission to International Stroke Conference 2019)
  • Osteraas ND, Schachter DM, Dafer R. Single center experience with endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients presenting with low national institute of health stroke scale scores. (In submission to International Stroke Conference 2019)
Previous Fellows: Where are they now?
  • Marc Lazzaro, Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Shawna Cutting, Associate Professor, Brown University
  • Laurel Cherian, Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Jordan Samuels, Northwest Neurology
  • Jamal Muthana, King Fahad Medical City
  • Bilaal Sirdar, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • Nicholas Osteraas, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Fatmah Al Zahmi, Parkview Hospital Dubai
  • Alejandro Vargas, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Katherine Cheponis, Lehigh Valley Neurology
  • Arpan Shrivastava, Assistant Professor, UPMC
  • Asma Moussaoui, Lafayette General Health
  • Daniel Schacter, Assistant Professor, Emory University
  • Jeremey Kulacz, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Piotr Bzydra, The Neurology Group, Pomona, CA
  • Parneet Grewal, Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Zachary Bulwa, Northshore Neurology
  • Brandon Bond, Vascular Interventional Fellow, Loyola University

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