Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Vladimir Zelman

Professor Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology Skoltech
Director of Neuroanesthesia, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles (USA). Title Clinical Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Title              Clinical Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

School          Keck School of Medicine of USC

Department              Anesthesiology

Phone          +1 323 409 2212



Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Novosibirsk Medical Institute, USSR, 1958

Doctor of Philosophy, Pediatrics, Non USA University, 1965


Novosibirsk Medical Institute, USSR, 1958 - 1959


Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine, USSR, 1961 - 1962

University of California, Los Angeles, Anesthesia, 1977 - 1979


University of California, Los Angeles, Anesthesia, 1979 - 1980

Professional society memberships:

  • ASA

  • CSA

  • AANS

  • Philippine Society of Anesthesiology

  • Russian Society of Anesthesiology, and Critical Care, HRA

  • American Association of Anesthesia and Critical Care

  • Planetary Society

  • Lik Sell Gamma Knife Society  






  1. Ayrian E, Kaye AD, Varner CL, Guerra C, Vadivelu N, Urman RD, Zelman V, Lumb PD, Rosa G, Bilotta F. Effects of Anesthetic Management on Early Postoperative Recovery, Hemodynamics and Pain After Supratentorial Craniotomy. J Clin Med Res. 2015 Oct; 7(10):731-41..

  2. Strum EM, Zelman V, Szenohradszki J, Reyes ML, McPherson EJ. [Primary and re-arthroplasty of the hip or knee joints in patients 80 years of age and older]. Anesteziol Reanimatol. 2012 May-Jun; (3):4-8..

  3. Krivoshapkin AL, Zelman VL. Neurosurgery in siberia. World Neurosurg. 2012 Feb; 77(2):252-6..

  4. Bilotta F, Doronzio A, Stazi E, Titi L, Zeppa IO, Cianchi A, Rosa G, Paoloni FP, Bergese S, Asouhidou I, Ioannou P, Abramowicz AE, Spinelli A, Delphin E, Ayrian E, Zelman V, Lumb P. Early postoperative cognitive dysfunction and postoperative delirium after anaesthesia with various hypnotics: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial--the PINOCCHIO trial. Trials. 2011; 12:170..

  5. Akshulakov SK, Zelman V. Neurosurgical center in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. World Neurosurg. 2010 Oct-Nov; 74(4-5):425-9..

  6. Zada G, Yu C, Pagnini PG, Khalessi AA, Zelman V, Apuzzo ML. Early decreased tumor volume following fractionated Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for metastatic melanoma and the role of "adaptive radiosurgery": case report. Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 67(2):E512-3..

  7. Zada G, Pagnini PG, Yu C, Erickson KT, Hirschbein J, Zelman V, Apuzzo ML. Long-term outcomes and patterns of tumor progression after gamma knife radiosurgery for benign meningiomas. Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 67(2):322-8; discussion 328-9..

  8. Davidson L, Zada G, Yu C, Petrovich Z, Pagnini PG, Zee CS, Giannotta SL, Zelman V, Apuzzo ML. Delayed toxicity from gamma knife radiosurgery to lesions in and adjacent to the brainstem. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 16(9):1139-47..

  9. Davidson L, Liu CY, Zelman V. Alexander N. Konovalov: neurosurgeon, leader, mentor. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jan; 62(1):249-53; discussion 253-5..

  10. Belzberg H, Shoemaker WC, Wo CC, Nicholls TP, Dang AB, Zelman V, Gruen JP, Berne TV, Demetriades D. Hemodynamic and oxygen transport patterns after head trauma and brain death: implications for management of the organ donor. J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5):1032-42..

  11. Davidson L, Fishback D, Russin JJ, Weiss MH, Yu C, Pagnini PG, Zelman V, Apuzzo ML, Giannotta SL. Postoperative Gamma Knife surgery for benign meningiomas of the cranial base. Neurosurg Focus. 2007; 23(4):E6..

  12. Likhterman LB, Apuzzo M, Zelman VL. [Ethical problems of modern neurosurgery]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2005 Oct-Dec; (4):25-7..

  13. Aho CJ, Liu C, Zelman V, Couldwell WT, Weiss MH. Surgical outcomes in 118 patients with Rathke cleft cysts. J Neurosurg. 2005 Feb; 102(2):189-93..

  14. Kuo JS, Chen JC, Yu C, Zelman V, Giannotta SL, Petrovich Z, MacPherson D, Apuzzo ML. Gamma knife radiosurgery for benign cavernous sinus tumors: quantitative analysis of treatment outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2004 Jun; 54(6):1385-93; discussion 1393-4..

  15. Yu C, Petrovich Z, Apuzzo ML, Zelman V, Giannotta SL. Study of magnetic resonance imaging-based arteriovenous malformation delineation without conventional angiography. Neurosurgery. 2004 May; 54(5):1104-; discussion 1108-10..

  16. Nemirovsky A, Chen L, Zelman V, Jurna I. The antinociceptive effect of the combination of spinal morphine with systemic morphine or buprenorphine. Anesth Analg. 2001 Jul; 93(1):197-203..

  17. Teitelbaum GP, Larsen DW, Zelman V, Lysachev AG, Likhterman LB. A tribute to Dr. Fedor A. Serbinenko, founder of endovascular neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2000 Feb; 46(2):462-9; discussion 469-70..

  18. Lavine SD, Petrovich Z, Cohen-Gadol AA, Masri LS, Morton DL, O'Day SJ, Essner R, Zelman V, Yu C, Luxton G, Apuzzo ML. Gamma knife radiosurgery for metastatic melanoma: an analysis of survival, outcome, and complications. Neurosurgery. 1999 Jan; 44(1):59-64; discussion 64-6..

  19. Kittaka M, Giannotta SL, Zelman V, Correale JD, DeGiorgio CM, Weiss MH, Zlokovic BV. Attenuation of brain injury and reduction of neuron-specific enolase by nicardipine in systemic circulation following focal ischemia and reperfusion in a rat model. J Neurosurg. 1997 Nov; 87(5):731-7..

  20. Linz SM, Charbonnet C, Mikhail MS, Vadehra N, Zelman V, Katz RL, Thangathurai D. Spinal artery syndrome masked by postoperative epidural analgesia. Can J Anaesth. 1997 Nov; 44(11):1178-81..

  21. Thomas JE, Nemirovsky A, Zelman V, Giannotta SL. Rapid reversal of endothelin-1-induced cerebral vasoconstriction by intrathecal administration of nitric oxide donors. Neurosurgery. 1997 Jun; 40(6):1245-9..

  22. Thangathurai D, Charbonnet C, Wo CC, Shoemaker WC, Mikhail MS, Roffey P, Roessler P, Kuchta K, Zelman V, DeMeester TR, Katz R. Intraoperative maintenance of tissue perfusion prevents ARDS. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. New Horiz. 1996 Nov; 4(4):466-74..

  23. Ko D, Heck C, Grafton S, Apuzzo ML, Couldwell WT, Chen T, Day JD, Zelman V, Smith T, DeGiorgio CM. Vagus nerve stimulation activates central nervous system structures in epileptic patients during PET H2(15)O blood flow imaging. Neurosurgery. 1996 Aug; 39(2):426-30; discussion 430-1..

  24. Luxton G, Yu C, Petrovich Z, Zelman V, Zee CS, Machovec DJ, LeMay D, Apuzzo ML. Mechanical malfunction of the Leksell Gamma knife during patient treatment. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1996; 66(1-3):35-40..

  25. LeMay DR, Chen TC, Petrovich Z, Luxton G, Zelman V, See CS, Green J, Apuzzo ML. Gamma unit facility: concept genesis, architectural design and practical realization. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1996; 66(1-3):41-9..

  26. Levy ML, Aranda M, Zelman V, Giannotta SL. Propylene glycol toxicity following continuous etomidate infusion for the control of refractory cerebral edema. Neurosurgery. 1995 Aug; 37(2):363-9; discussion 369-71..

  27. Levy ML, Day JD, Zelman V, Giannotta SL. Cardiac performance enhancement and hypervolemic therapy. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1994 Oct; 5(4):725-39..

  28. Couldwell WT, Giannotta SL, Zelman V, DeGiorgio CM. Life-threatening reactions to propofol. Neurosurgery. 1993 Dec; 33(6):1116-7..

  29. Levy ML, Zelman V, Day J, Giannotta SL. Complications of hypervolemic therapy. J Neurosurg. 1993 Nov; 79(5):798-800..

  30. Levy ML, Rabb CH, Zelman V, Giannotta SL. Cardiac performance enhancement from dobutamine in patients refractory to hypervolemic therapy for cerebral vasospasm. J Neurosurg. 1993 Oct; 79(4):494-9..

  31. Giannotta SL, Oppenheimer JH, Levy ML, Zelman V. Management of intraoperative rupture of aneurysm without hypotension. Neurosurgery. 1991 Apr; 28(4):531-5; discussion 535-6..

  32. Apuzzo ML, Chandrasoma PT, Cohen D, Zee CS, Zelman V. Computed imaging stereotaxy: experience and perspective related to 500 procedures applied to brain masses. Neurosurgery. 1987 Jun; 20(6):930-7..

  33. Giannotta SL, Daniels J, Golde SH, Zelman V, Bayat A. Ruptured intracranial aneurysms during pregnancy. A report of four cases. J Reprod Med. 1986 Feb; 31(2):139-47..

  34. Apuzzo ML, Chandrasoma PT, Zelman V, Giannotta SL, Weiss MH. Computed tomographic guidance stereotaxis in the management of lesions of the third ventricular region. Neurosurgery. 1984 Oct; 15(4):502-8.

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