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Bio for Paul Penar, M.D.
Paul Penar, M.D.

Paul Penar, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: Paul.Penar@vtmednet.org
Office Location:
Surgery, Fletcher 5th Floor

Education

M.D., University of Michigan Medical School (1981)
Residency in Neurosurgery, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1982-1987)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2004 - present
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1995 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1988 - 1995
Secondary Faculty, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1996 - present

Publications

Tsen AR, Long PM, Driscoll HE, Davies MT, Teasdale BA, Penar PL, Pendlebury WW, Spees JL, Lawler SE, Viapiano MS, Jaworski DM. Triacetin-based acetate supplementation as a chemotherapeutic adjuvant therapy in glioma. Int J Cancer. 2014 Mar 15;134(6):1300-10.

Garber ST, Penar PL. Treatment of indolent, nonencapsulated cryptococcal meningitis associated with hydrocephalus. Clinics and Practice, 2012 Jan;2(1):1-27.

Dumont TM, Rughani AI, Penar PL, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI, Jewell RP. Increased rate of complications on a neurological surgery service after implementation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour restriction. J Neurosurg 2012;116(3):483-6.

Penar PL, McSherry J. Cortical evoked potentials used for placement of a laminotomy lead array: a case report. Neuromodulation 2011;14(4):326-8;

Murray RD, Penar PL, Filippi CG, Tarasiewicz I. Radiographically distinct variant of pilocytic astrocytoma: a case series. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2011;35(4):495-7.

Rughani AI, Penar PL. Brain Overview. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated February 07,
2011. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1898830-overview.

Rughani AI, Dumont TM, Lu Z, Bongard J, Horgan MA, Penar PL, Tranmer BI. Use of an Artificial Neural Network to Predict Head Injury Outcome J Neurosurg. 2010;113(3):585-90.

Rughani AI, Holmes CE, Penar PL. A Novel Association Between A Chronic Subdural Hematoma and A Fibrinolytic Pathway Defect: Case Report. Neurosurgery. 2009;64(6): E1192; discussion E1192.

Rughani AI, Lin C, Dumont TM, Penar PL, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI.  A case-comparison study of the subdural evacuating port system in treating chronic subdural hematomas. J Neurosurg 2010;113(3):609-14.

Nystoriak MA, Murakami K, Penar PL, Wellman GC. Ca(v)1.2 splice variant with exon 9* is critical for regulation of cerebral artery diameter. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009;297(5):H1820-8. Epub 2009 Aug 28.

Stevens SA, Stimpson J, Lakin WD, Thakore NJ, Penar PL. A model for idiopathic intracranial hypertension and associated pathological ICP wave-forms. IEEE TransBiomed Eng  2008;55(2):388-98.

Dr. Penar's publications on Pubmed.