Lawrence D. Dickinson, M.D. – Curriculum Vitae

Education

1977-82 B.A., Physics
B.A., Biology
University of California, San Diego
1983-87 M.D.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Postdoctoral Training

1987-88 Intern in Surgery
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1988-94 Resident in Neurosurgery
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1995 Fellow in Cerebrovascular Surgery
University of Florida, Gainesville

Academic, Professional and Hospital Appointments 

1988-94 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan
1995 – 1998 Medical Director, Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit, University of Michigan Medical
2001-present Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Eden  Medical Center
2002-present Committee Member
Alameda-Contra Costa County Professional Liability A Committee

Grant Support

1984 Professional Student Short Term Award
Department of Health and Human Services, #5T35HL07494-05
1990 Atrial natriuretic peptide in hydrocephalus
Principal Investigator
University of Michigan, Department of Surgery
1994 Prevention of venous thrombosis in patients with intracranial neoplasms
Principal Investigator
University of Michigan, Department of Surgery
1995 A pharmacodynamic, dose ranging study of dichloroacetate on serum and CSF lactate concentration in subjects with closed head injury
Principal Investigator
Cypros Pharmaceutical Co., Protocol # DCA-201

Certification and Licensure

1988 State of Michigan Medical License
1988 National Board of Medical Examiners Certification
1994 State of Florida Medical License
1998 State of California Medical License
1998 American Board of Neurological Surgeons Certification

Honors and Awards

1984, 85 Baxter Foundation Award
1984 Professional Student Short Term Award
1985 Academic Rewards for College Scientist Scholarship
1985, 86 California Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship
1987 Alpha Omega Alpha
1991 Resident Award Paper, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
1994 International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism Scholar

Memberships in Professional Societies

1994 American Medical Association
1994 American Association of Neurological Surgeons
1995 Congress of Neurological Surgeons
1995 Michigan State Medical Society
1995 Brain Attack Coalition Faculty
1996 Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery
1996 Resident Registration Chairman, Annual Meeting Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
1997 Advance Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons
1997 Executive Committee, American Brain Injury Consortium
1998 Resident Registration Chairman, Annual Meeting Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
1998 Alameda and Contra Costa County Medical Society
2001 American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
2004 California Association of Neurological Surgeons

Invited Lectures

American College of Surgeons Advance Trauma Life Support Instruction

  1. Head Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nov 11, 1995.
  2. Head & Spine Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feb 17, 1996.
  3. Head & Spine Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nov 23, 1996.
  4. Head Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feb 15, 1997.
  5. Head & Spine Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 28, 1997.
  6. Head Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 20, 1997.
  7. Head & Spine Trauma. ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 18, 1997.
  8. Head & Spine Trauma.  ATLS Student Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 8, 1997.
  9. Head Trauma.  ATLS Student Course, February 21, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998.

Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, California

  1. Critical Care Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Eden Medical Center Friday Noon Conference. September 11, 1998.
  2. Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Eden Medical Center ICU, CCU, ED Nursing Inservice. January 22 & 25, 1999.
  3. Image-Guided Surgical Navigation: A Neurosurgical Perspective. Eden Medical Center Friday Noon Conference. March 19,1999.
  4. Image-Guided Surgery. Eden Medical Center Discharge Planing Luncheon. June 10, 1999.
  5. Minimally Invasive Neurological Surgery Program: Eden Medical Center Foundation Meeting. January 20, 2000.
  6. Advances in Neurosurgery: Eden Medical Center’s Community Medical Forum. April 20, 2000.
  7. Developing the Eden Medical Center Neuroscience Institute. Partner’s in Caring Inaugural Lecture. November 6, 2002.
  8. Management of  Traumatic Brain Injury and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Eden Medical Center Critical Care Education Program, October 14, 2003.
  9. Management of Traumatic Brain Injury and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Eden Medical Center Nursing Neuroscience Course.
  10. Management of Neurovascular disorders. Eden Medical Center Friday Noon Conference. December 10, 2004.
  11. Eden Cancer Program Survey Presentation of Neuro-oncology Program. May 4, 2005
  12. Management of Traumatic Brain Injury and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Eden Medical Center Nursing Neuroscience Course. May 18, 2005

National Seminars

  1. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. University of Michigan Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 3, 1994.
  2. The early evaluation and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders. Course Director, Michigan Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, November 3-5, 1994.
  3. The history of cerebrovascular surgery. Victor Vaughn Historical Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 16, 1994.
  4. Critical Care Management of Cerebral Ischemia. University of Michigan Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 16, 1995.
  5. Management of acute cerebral ischemia: fibrinolytic therapy and new pharmacologic agents. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Oct 16, 1995.
  6. Advances in critical care management of subarachnoid hemorrhage: hyperdynamic therapy and pharmacologic agents. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Oct 17, 1995.
  7. Computers for Neurosurgeons “Made Easy”: Computers and Critical Care. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Oct 17, 1995.
  8. Surgical Management of Intracranial Aneurysms. University of Michigan Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 22, 1995
  9. Brain Attack! The Emergent Evaluation and Treatment of Stroke. St. Joseph Hospital Grand Rounds, Pontiac, Michigan, May 17, 1996.
  10. New Treatments for Stroke. Health Night Out, University of Michigan Community Outreach, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oct 22, 1996.
  11. Critical Care Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Winter Neuroscience Symposium, Snomass, Colorado, Feb 23, 1997.
  12. Brainstorm: Current Approaches to Head Injuries. Perspectives on Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 7, 1997.
  13. Aneurysms of the Carotid Arteries: The Paraclinoid & Ophthalmic Segments. 65th Annual Meeting of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, Colorado, April 15, 1997.
  14. Brain Attack. Ann Arbor Women’s City Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 23, 1997.
  15. Brain Attack! Emergent management of hemorrhagic stroke. A neurosurgeon’s perspective. Botsford Hospital Resident Teaching Conference, Royal Oak, Michigan, May 7, 1997.
  16. The Acute Management of Head Trauma. St. Joseph Hospital Surgery Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 20, 1997.
  17. Critical Care of the Trauma Patient: Clinical Pathways for the Practicing Surgeon. Neuroprotective Agents in Traumatic Brain Injury.  American College of Surgeons 83rd Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 15, 1997.
  18. Image-Guided Surgery for Cerebrovascular Disease. Applications of Image Guided and Endoscopic Surgery.  Naples, Florida, November 21, 1997.
  19. Model Building Techniques. Applications of Image Guided and Endoscopic Surgery. Phoenix, Arizona, March 27, 1998.
  20. Head Injury. Affiliated Hospital Visiting Program at North Oakland Medical Center, Pontiac General Hospital Division. Pontiac, Michigan, April 6, 1998.
  21. Spinal Cord Injury, Critical Care for the Neurosurgeon. Annual Meeting of American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1998.
  22. Traumatic Brain Injury. Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Crystal Mountain, Michigan, June 19-21, 1998.
  23. Pathophysiology and Critical Care Medical Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Controversies: Spontaneous ICH. Annual Meeting of Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Seattle, Washington, October 7, 1998.
  24. Image-Guided Surgery for Cerebrovascular Disease. Applications of Image Guided and Endoscopic Surgery. Palm Beach, Florida, November 13, 1998.
  25. Image Guided Surgery: Applications for a Busy Practice. Dearborn, Michigan, June 1, 1999.
  26. Instrument Integration and Multi-modality Image Correlation. Advanced Applications in Image Guided Surgery. Carlsbad California, August 13-15, 1999.
  27. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery: The Role of Surgical Navigation. Meeting of the Association of Operating Room Nurses of Alameda County.  Castro Valley, California, September 8, 1999.
  28. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery: The Role of Surgical Navigation. San Leandro Hospital Grand Rounds. San Leandro, California, January 20, 2000.
  29. Technical Tips and Pitfall Avoidance in Intracranial Image-Guided Surgery. Advanced Techniques in Image Guided Brain and Spinal Surgery.  New York, New York, December 15, 2000.
  30. Advances in Treatment of Vascular and Neoplastic Diseases of the Brain. San Ramon Regional Medical Center Grand Rounds. San Ramon, California, October 18, 2001.
  31. Osteoporosis and Vertebral Compression Fractures. Meeting of the Wegner’s Granulomatosis Society of Northern California. San Leandro, California, November 3, 2001.
  32. Cranial Registration and Navigation:Technical Tips for Complication Avoidance, Advanced Techniques in Image Guided Brain and Spinal Surgery. New York, New York, December 16, 2001.
  33. Advances & Emerging Trends in Neurosurgery, Sutter Delta Medical Center Grand Rounds. Antioch, California, October 7, 2003.
  34. Osteoporosis and Vertebral Compression Fractures. San Ramon Regional Medical Center Bone & Joint Fair, San Ramon, California, November 1, 2003.
  35. Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spine Surgery. New Horizons In Spine Surgery & Workers Compensation Reform, San Ramon California, June 23, 2004.
  36. Management of Neurovascular disorders. San Leandro Hospital Noon Conference.  May 17, 2005.

 International Seminars

  1. International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Summer Symposium, Cambridge, England, September, 1994.
  2. Neuroanatomy Workshop for Nurses. Course Director, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Sept 29, 1996.
  3. Advances in critical care management of subarachnoid hemorrhage: Hyperdynamic Therapy and Neuroprotective Drugs. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Sept 29, 1996.

Media Appearances

  1. Sutter Health Presents: Conquering Pain. KPIX-TV San Francisco, California, aired July 15, 1999.
  2. Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries. “Ask the Doctor”  CCC-TV, Martinez California, live broadcast, April 26, 2000.
  3. National Safe Kids Week: Safe Kids Coalition Press Conference, CastroValley California, May 8, 2002.

Chapters in Books

  1. Dickinson LD, Hoff JT: Infectious disease in neurosurgical intensive care.  In Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Edited by BT Andrews. Published by McGraw Hill, 1993.
  2. Dickinson LD:  Acute stroke management update: Thrombolytic and neuroprotective drug trials. In Perspectives in Neurological Surgery, pp 63-75, Edited by MN Hadley. Published by Quality Medical Publishing, 1996.
  3. Dickinson LD, Day AL: Surgical management of the patient with a symptomatic unruptured aneurysm. In Primer on Cerebrovascular Disease, pp186-193, Edited by Caplan, Reis, Siesjo, Weir, Welch. Published by Academic Press, 1997.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals 

  1. Dickinson LD, Farhat SM: Eosinophilic granuloma of the cervical spine. Surgical Neurology 35:57-63, 1991.
  2. Dickinson LD, Betz AL: Attenuated development of ischemic brain edema in vasopressin-deficient rats. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 12(4):681-690, 1992.
  3. Ross DA, Henry TR, Dickinson LD: A percutaneous epidural screw electrode for the recording of intracranial EEG. Neurosurgery 33(2):332-334, 1993.
  4. Dickinson LD, Papadopolous SM, Hoff JT: Neurogenic hypertension related to basilar impression. Journal of Neurosurgery 79:924-928, 1993.
  5. Dickinson LD, Tuite GF, Colon GP, Papadopolous SM:  Vertebral artery dissection related to basilar impression. Neurosurgery 36:835-838, 1995.
  6. Murphy KJ, Bude RO, Dickinson LD, Rubin JM: Use of intravenous contrast material in transcranial sonography. Academic Radiology 4:577-582, 1997.
  7. Colon GP, Quint D, Dickinson LD, Brunberg J, Jamerson K, Hoff JT, Ross DA: Magnetic resonance evaluation of ventrolateral medullary compression in essential hypertension. Journal of Neurosurgery 88:226-231, 1998.
  8. Rodas RA, Fenstermaker RA, Hopkins LN, McKeever PR, Blaivas M, Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM, Hoff JT, Greenberg HS.  Correlation of tumor intraluminal thrombosis with postoperative thrombotic complications in brain tumor patients. Journal of Neurosurgery 89:200-205, 1998.
  9. Dickinson LD, Davis LA, Patel CP, Gupta SK: Enoxaparin increases the incidence of postoperative intracranial hemorrhage when used for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in brain tumor patients. Neurosurgery 43:1074-1081, 1998.
  10. Colon GP, Deveikis JP, Dickinson LD:  Revascularization of occluded internal carotid arteries. The role of vasa vasorum. Neurosurgery 45:634-637, 1999.

Published Abstracts

  1. Dickinson LD, Betz AL: Brain edema and sodium transport following partial ischemia in vasopressin-deficient rats. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 11:S483, 1991.
  2. Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM, Graziano G: Management of thoracolumbar spine fractures. Journal of Spinal Disorders 4(3):381-382, 1991.
  3. Dickinson LD, Farhat SM: Eosinophilic granuloma of the cervical spine.  In 1992 Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery, 341-342, Edited by RD Currier & RM Crowell. Published by Mosby Year Book, 1992.
  4. Dickinson LD:  Building a successful surgical navigation team.  The Navigator 1:1-3, 1999.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

  1. Dickinson LD, Chui H: Changes in neuronal density of the diagonal band of Broca with aging. University of Southern California Research Forum, Los Angeles, California, March 22, 1985.
  2. Dickinson LD, Betz AL: Brain edema and sodium transport following partial ischemia in vasopressin deficient rats. Edgar A. Kahn Neurosurgical Society Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 16, 1990.
  3. Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM, Graziano GP:  Management of thoracolumbar spine fractures. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves AANS/CNS, Rancho Mirage, California, February 14, 1991.
  4. Dickinson LD, Betz AL:  Brain edema and sodium transport following ischemia in vasopressin deficient rats. Moses Gunn Research Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 23, 1991.
  5. Dickinson LD, Betz AL: Brain edema and sodium transport following partial ischemia in vasopressin deficient rats. XVth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Miami, Florida, June 4, 1991
  6. Dickinson LD, Betz AL, Hoff JT: Vasopressin and brain edema. Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, Shanty Creek, Michigan, June 8, 1991
  7. Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM, Hoff JT: Resolution of essential hypertension following odontoid resection for basilar impression.  Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Miami, Florida, February 5-9, 1992.
  8. Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM: Resolution of long-standing hypertension following transoral resection of the odontoid in a patient with basilar impression. Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons, Harbor Springs, Michigan, June 13, 1992.
  9. Dickinson LD:  Natriuretic peptides. A role in brain water and electrolyte homeostasis. Edgar A. Kahn Neurosurgical Society Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 16, 1992.
  10. Dickinson LD:  Regulation of water and electrolyte homeostasis in central nervous system disease.  Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Macinac Island, Michigan, June 27, 1993.
  11. Asher AL, Stern JD, Dickinson LD, Zimmer JC, Smude BW, Remick DG, Betz AL: Cytokine levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients following subarachnoid hemorrhage: Correlation with CSF hemoglobin levels. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association Of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, California, April 11, 1994.
  12. Rodas RA, Mikhail A, McKeever P, Blaivas M, Dickinson L, Papadopoulos S, Ross D, Junck L, Greenberg HS: Correlation of pathologic findings on intraluminal vascular thrombosis to development of perioperative deep vein thrombosis in brain tumor patients. American Association of Neurology Meeting, 1996
  13. Murphy KJ, Deveikis JP, Jamadar DA, Dickinson LD, Ross DA, Frey KA.  [0-15]H2O Positron Emission Tomography Determination of Cerebral Blood Flow after Intravenous Acetazolamide during Balloon Test Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery.  Annual Meeting of Radiological Society/North America, Chicago, Illinois, December 2, 1996.
  14. Dickinson LD: Reversal of neurological deficit and PET cerebral blood flow deficit following surgical excision of a arteriovenous malformation.  Proof of AVM steel phenomenon?  9th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Peer Review Conference, Jackson, Wyoming, August 1, 1996.
  15. Dickinson LD: Critical care issues in managing the subarachnoid hemorrhage patient. 28th Annual Edgar A. Kahn Scientific Meeting, Ann Arbor, Nov 1, 1996.
  16. Dickinson LD, Barsan WG, Miller LD, Turkel CC: A study of the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic effects of sodium dichloroacetate on serum and CSF lactate concentrations in subjects with traumatic brain injury. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association Of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, April 16, 1997.
  17. Sheinberg M, Wang X, Dickinson L, Zink B:  Early response to hypercapnia following traumatic brain injury.  10th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure, Williamsburg, May 28, 1997.
  18. Dickinson LD, Day AL: Aneurysms of the clinoidal segment of the internal carotid artery. Society of University Neurosurgeons, Ann Arbor, May 31, 1997.
  19. Sheinberg MA, Wang X, Dickinson LD, Zink B. A swine model of traumatic brain injury. Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, Grayling, June 21, 1997.
  20. Harrigan MR, Conley J, Dickinson LD: Influence of seat belt usage and air bags on severity of head injury in motor vehicle crashes. Michigan Association of Neurological urgeons Meeting, Grayling, June 21, 1997.
  21. Dickinson LD: Complication resulting from treatment of superior hypophyseal aneurysms. 10th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Peer Review Conference, Jackson, Wyoming, July, 1997.
  22. Sheinberg MA, Dickinson LD, Zink B. Measurement of rCBF using color-dye labeled microspheres in an immature swine model.  4th International Neurotrauma Symposium, Seoul, Korea, August 27, 1997.
  23. Dickinson LD, Miller LD., Marshall LF, Kelbch C, VanBurkum-Clark M, Barsan WG. Sodium dichloroacetate reduces cerebrospinal fluid lactate in severe traumatic brain injury. 4th International Neurotrauma Symposium, Seoul, Korea, August 28, 1997.
  24. Dickinson LD, Miller LD, Patel CP, Gupta SK.  Low molecular weight heparin for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis is detrimental in patients undergoing surgery for intracranial neoplasm. 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 1, 1997.
  25. Rodas RA, Fenstermaker RA, Hopkins LN, McKeever PR, Blaivas M, Dickinson LD, Papadopoulos SM, Hoff JT, Greenberg HS.  Correlation of tumor intraluminal thrombosis with postoperative thrombotic complications in brain tumor patients. 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 1, 1997.
  26. Dickinson LD, Miller LD., Marshall LF, Kelbch C, VanBurkum-Clark M, Barsan WG, Sodium dichloroacetate crosses the blood-brain barrier and reduces cerebrospinal fluid Lactate in severe traumatic brain injury. 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, October 2, 1997.
  27. Dickinson LD, Miller LD, Patel CP, Gupta SK. Low molecular weight heparin for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis is detrimental in patients undergoing surgery for intracranial neoplasm. Moses Gunn Annual Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, May 28, 1998.
  28. Harrigan MR, Kaur A, Conley J, Sutton RK, Dickinson LD. Restraint use and traumatic brain injury in motor vehicle crashes.  48th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Seattle, WA, October 6, 1998.