L.N. Hopkins, MD

Dr.  Nick Hopkins, who was instrumental in developing the partnership with Toshiba, is the Director of the Center. He also serves as Professor and past Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, Chief of Neurosurgery at Buffalo General Medical Center and the Director and COO of the Jacobs Neurologic Institute. Dr. Hopkins is recognized internationally for his work.

Selected Publications

  1. Hopkins LN, Bakay L: Precentral Cerebellar Vein in Cystic Astrocystomas of the Vermis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 38: 816-818, August 1975.
  2. Hopkins LN, Bakay L, Kinkel WR, Grand W: Demonstration of Transventricular CSF Absorption by Computerized Tomography. Acta Neurochir 39:151-159, 1977.
  3. Grand W, Hopkins LN: The Microsurgical Anatomy of the Basilar Artery Bifurcation. Neurosurgery 1:128-131, September-October 1977.
  4. Grand W, Kinkel WR, Hopkins LN, Glasauer FE: Ring Formation on Computerized Tomography in the Postoperative Patient. Neurosurgery 2:107-109, March-April 1978.
  5. Cares HL, Roberson GH, Grand W, Hopkins LN: A Safe Technique for the Precise Localization of Carotid-Cavernous Fistula During Balloon Obliteration J Neurosurg 49:146-149 July 1978.
  6. Hopkins LN, Grand W: Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass in the Treatment of Aneurysms of the Carotid and Middle Cerebral Artery. Neurosurgery 5:21-31, July 1979.
  7. Hopkins LN, Budny JL, Spetzler RF: Revascularization of the Rostral Brain Stem. Neurosurgery, 10:364-369, March 1982.
  8. Roski RA, Spetzler RF, Hopkins LN: Occipital Artery to Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Bypass for Vertebrobasilar Ischemia. Neurosurgery, 10:44-49, October 1982.
  9. Hopkins LN, Budny JL, Castellani D: Extracranial-Intracranial Arterial Bypass and Basilar Artery Ligation in the Treatment of Giant Basilar Bifurcation Aneurysms. Neurosurgery 13:189-194, August 1983.
  10. Budny JL, Hopkins LN: Ventriculitis Post Metrizamide Lumbar Myelogram. Neurosurgery 17:467-468, September1985.
  11. Hopkins LN, Martin NA, Hadley MN, Spetzler RF, Budny JL, Carter LP: Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency. Part II: Microsurgical Treatment of Intracranial Vertebrobasilar Disease. J Neurosurg 66:662-674, May 1987.
  12. Spetzler RF, Hadley MN, Martin NA, Hopkins LN, Carter LP, and Budny JL: Vertebro-basilar Insufficiency. Part I: Microsurgical Treatment of Extracranial Vertebrobasilar Disease. J Neurosurg 66:648-661, May 1987.
  13. Hopkins LN, Budny JL: Complications of Intracranial Bypass for Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency. J Neurosurg 70:207-211, February 1989.
  14. Gengo FM, Fagan SC, Hopkins LN, Wagner D, Schuster DP: Non-Linear Distribution of Atenolol Between Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid. Pharm Res 6:248-251, March 1989.
  15. Cannella DM, Hopkins LN: Superior Sagittal Sinus Laceration Complicating an Autogenous Calvarial Bone Graft Harvest: Report of a Case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 48:741-743, July 1990.
  16. Gibbons KJ, Hopkins LN, Heros RC: Occlusion of an "Accessory" Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery During Treatment of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. J Neurosurg 74:133-135, January 1991.
  17. Ahuja A, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Carotid Cavernous Fistula and False Aneurysm of the Cavernous Carotid Artery: Complications of Transsphenoidal Surgery. Neurosurgery 31:774-779, October 1992.
  18. Guglielmi G, Vinuela F, Duckwiler G, Dion, J, Lylyk P, Berenstein A, Strother C, Graves V, Halbach V, Nichols D, Hopkins LN, Ferguson R, Sepetka I: Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Circulation Aneurysms by Electrothrombosis Using Electrically Detachable Coils. J Neurosurg 77:515-524, October 1992.
  19. Ahuja A, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Angioplasty for Basilar Artery Atherosclerosis. J Neurosurg 77:941-944, December 1992.
  20. Livingston K, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Intra-arterial Papaverine as an Adjunct to Transluminal Angioplasty for Vasospasm Induced by Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 14:346-347, March-April 1993.
  21. Guterman LR, Standard SC, Ahuja A, Hopkins LN: Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Curr Opin Neurol 6:854-859, December 1993. 
  22. Szikora I, Guterman LR, Wells KM, Hopkins LN: Combined Use of Stents and Coils to Treat Experimental Wide-Necked Carotid Aneurysms: Preliminary Results AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 15:1091-1102, 1994.
  23. Standard SC, Ahuja A, Livingston K, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Endovascular Embolization and Surgical Excision in the Treatment of Cerebellar and Brainstem Hemangioblastomas. Surg Neurol 41:405-410, May 1994.
  24. Standard SC, Chavis TD, Wakhloo AK, Ahuja A, Guterman LR, Hopkins LN: Retrieval of Guglielmi Detachable Coil After Unraveling and Fracture: Case Report and Experimental Results. Neurosurgery 35:994-999, November 1994.
  25. Standard SC, Guterman LR, Chavis TD, Hopkins LN: Delayed Recanalization of a Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation following Angiographic Obliteration with Polyvinyl Alcohol Embolization. Surg Neurol 44:109-113, 1995.
  26. Loftus CM, Hopkins LN: Paradoxical Indications for Carotid Artery Reconstruction. Neurosurgery 36:99-100, January 1995.
  27. Ahuja A, Blatt GL, Guterman LR, Hopkins, LN. Angioplasty for Symptomatic Radiation-Induced Extracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis. Neurosurgery 36:399-403, February 1995.
  28. Wakhloo AK, Tio FO, Lieber BB, Schellhammer F, Graf M, Hopkins LN: Self-Expanding Nitinol Stents in Canine Vertebral Arteries. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 16:1043-1051, May 1995.
  29. Gibbons KJ, Barth AP, Ahuja A, Budny JL, Hopkins LN: Lumbar Diskectomy: Use of an Epidural Morphine Sponge for Postoperative Pain Control. Neurosurgery 36:1131-1136, June 1995.
  30. Standard SC, Ahuja A, Guterman LR, Chavis TD, Gibbons KJ, Barth AP, Hopkins LN: Balloon Test Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery with Hypotensive Challenge. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 16:1453-1458, August 1995.