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Sujit S. Prabhu, M.D., F.R.C.S. (Ed), FAANS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Sujit Prabhu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center and an Adjunct Associate Professorat the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is very active clinically and has published at least 60 articles in peer reviewed journals.   His clinical interests are in the use of multimodality intraoperative monitoring techniques for the resection of brain tumors.  He has extensive experience with the use of the intraoperative MRI (iMRI) as a tool for the maximal safe resection of brain tumors.  He has published extensively on this subject and has advanced electrophysiological techniques in iMRI for tumor resection.  He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences.  He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS) and is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the Society of Neurooncology (SNO).


Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Neurosurgery
1400 Holcombe Blvd., FC7.2000
Unit Number: 442
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 792-2400
Fax: (713) 794-4950

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1984 Government Medical College Bellary, Karnataka, India, MD, Medicine and Surgery

Postgraduate Training

8/2001-12/2002 Clinical Fellowship, Neurosurgical Oncology, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, R. Sawaya, MD
7/1996-6/2001 Resident, Neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, H.F. Young, MD
2/1994-6/1996 Research Fellowship, Division of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, H.F. Young, MD
3/1991-7/1991 Research Fellowship, Neurosurgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, England, Mr. J. Mohan, FRCS
10/1990-1/1991 Senior House Officer, Spinal Injuries, Lodge Moor Hospital, Sheffield, England, Mr. G. Ravichandran, FRCS
3/1989-9/1990 Senior House Officer, Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, England, Mr. W. E. Strachan, FRCS
1/1988-2/1989 Senior House Officer, Orthopedics and Trauma/E.R., Morriston Hospital, Swansea, England, Mr. Dai Jones, FRCS
4/1987-9/1987 Resident Medical Officer, General Surgery, Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, Vinaya Clinic and Nursing Home, Mangalore, India, K. Devaiah, MD
10/1985-10/1986 Senior House Officer, General Surgery, General Surgery, Fr. Muller's Hospital, Mangalore, India, H.W. Furtado, MD
10/1984-9/1985 Intern, Rotating Internship, Fr. Muller's Hospital, Mangalore, India, H.W. Furtado, MD

Board Certifications

11/2007 American Board of Neurological Surgeons
6/1990 F.R.C.S., Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-8/2013

Honors and Awards

2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of Texas Center for Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program
2005 Award of Appreciation, The University of Texas Center for Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hatiboglu MA, Weinberg JS, Suki D, Rao G, Prabhu SS, Shah K, Jackson E, Sawaya R. Impact of intraoperative high-field magnetic resonance imaging-guidance on glioma surgery: A prospective volumetric analysis. Neurosurgery 64(6):1073-81; discussion 1081, 6/2009. PMID: 19487886.
2. Kim SS, McCutcheon IE, Suki D, Weinberg JS, Sawaya R, Lang FF, Ferson D, Heimberger AB, DeMonte F, Prabhu SS. Awake craniotomy for brain tumors near eloquent cortex: Correlation of intraoperative cortical mapping with neurological outcomes in 309 consecutive patients. Neurosurgery 64(5):836-845, 5/2009. PMID: 19404147.
3. Gasco J, Franklin B, Fuller G, Salinas P, Prabhu S. Multifocal epithelioid glioblastoma multiforme mimicking cerebral metastasis: Case report. Neurocirugia (Astur) 20(6):550-4, 2009. PMID: 19967320.
4. Prabhu SS, Levine NB, Rao G, Shah K, Weinberg J. Report of negative diffusion –weighted MR imaging during tumor resections using intraoperative MRI. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 87(5):304-308, 2009. PMID: 19641341.
5. Gasco J, Tummala S, Mahajan NM, Weinberg JS, Prabhu SS. Simultaneous use of functional tractography, neuronavigation-integrated subcortical white matter stimulation and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging in glioma surgery: Technical note. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 87(6):395-398, 2009. PMID: 19907203.
6. Jordan JT, Sun W, Hussain SF, DeAngulo G, Prabhu SS, Heimberger AB. Preferential migration of regulatory T cells mediated by glioma-secreted chemokines can be blocked with chemotherapy. Cancer Immunol Immunother 57(1):123-131, 2008. PMID: 17522861.
7. Golio DI, Prabhu S, Hauk EF, Esmaeli B. Surgical resection of locally advanced granular cell tumor of the orbit. J Craniofac Surg 17(3):594-598, 2006. PMID: 16770206.
8. Wang L, Wei Q, Wang LE, Aldape KD, Cao Y, Okcu MF, Hess KR, El-Zein R, Gilbert MR, Woo SY, Prabhu SS, Fuller GN, Bondy ML. Survival prediction in patients with glioblastoma multiforme by human telomerase genetic variation. J Clin Oncol 24(10):1627-1632, 2006. PMID: 16575014.
9. Chen ZJ, Gillies GT, Broaddus WC, Prabhu SS, Fillmore H, Mitchell RM, Corwin FD, Fatouros PP. A realistic brain tissue phantom for intraparenchymal infusion studies. J Neurosurg 101:314-322, 2004. PMID: 15309925.
10. Prabhu SS, Demonte F. Complete resection of a complex glomus jugulare tumor with extensive venous involvement. Case report. Neurosurg Focus 17:E12, 2004. PMID: 15329027.
11. Prabhu SS, Aldape KD, Bruner JM, Weinberg JS. Cowden disease with Lhermitte-Duclos disease: case report. Can J Neurol Sci 31:542-549, 2004. PMID: 15595264.
12. Maldaun MVC, Suki D, Lang FF, Prabhu SS, Shi W, Fuller GN, Wildrick DM, Sawaya R. Cystic glioblastoma multiforme: Survival outcomes in 22 cases. J Neurosurg 100:61-67, 2004. PMID: 14743913.
13. Prabhu SS, Diaz E, Sturgis EM, Myers JN, Suki D, DeMonte F. Section on tumors: Mahaley Clinical Research Award: Primary sarcomas of the skull base: An analysis of 63 cases. Clin Neurosurg 51:340-342, 2004. PMID: 15571164.
14. Han XY, Weinberg JS, Prabhu SS, Hassenbusch SJ, Fuller GN, Tarrand JJ, Kontoyiannis DP. Fusobacterial brain abscess: a review of five cases and an analysis of possible pathogenesis. J Neurosurg 99:693-700, 2003. PMID: 14567605.
15. Prabhu SS, Aldape KD, Gagel RF, Benjamin RS, Trent JC, McCutcheon IE. Sarcomatous change after sellar irradiation in a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. Can J Neurol Sci 30:378-383, 2003. PMID: 14672272.
16. Fourney DR, Prabhu SS, Cohen ZR, Rhines LD, Gokaslan ZL. Thoracolumbopelvic stabilization for the treatment of instability caused by recurrent myxopapillary ependymoma. J Spinal Disord Tech 16:108-111, 2003. PMID: 12571494.
Other Articles
1. Prabhu SS, Demonte F. Treatment of skull base tumors. Curr Opin Oncol 15:209-212, 2003. PMID: 12778013.

Last updated: 1/9/2014