Current Residents

Endrit Ziu, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgical Resident


Class Year: PGY-3



  • Department of Neurosurgery


Contact Information:

  • Phone: 717-531-1279
  • Fax: 717-531-3828



Medical Doctorate and Doctorate of Philosophy
University of Arkansas for Medical College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR

Neurological Surgery Residency
Penn State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA


Clinical Interests:

Cerebrovascular disease
Intracranial aneurysms
Arteriovenous malformations
Dural Arteriovenous fistulas
Endovascular treatment of neurovascular disease/stroke
Brain tumors


Research Interests:

Cerebrovascular disorders



Book Chapters:
Ziu E, Freyaldenhoven S, and Kilic F. Handbook of Cardiovascular Research: Plasma Serotonin and Platelet Serotonin Transporter: Molecular and Cellular Aspects in Cardiovascular Research. Nova Publishers, 2009 (ISBN: 978-1-60741-792-7).


Journal Articles:
1. Payne R, Bogason E, Anderson B, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E, Davanzo J. Journal club: the impact of body mass index on hospital stay and complications after spinal fusion. Neurosurgery. 2014 Nov;75(5):599-601 PMID:25121794.

2. Ziu E, Hadden C, Li Y, Lowery CL 3rd, Singh P, Ucer SS, Mercado CP, Gu HH, Kilic F. Effect of serotonin on platelet function in cocaine exposed blood. Sci Rep. 2014 Aug 5;4:5945. PMID:25091505.

3. Rohatgi P, Anderson B, Bogason E, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davanzo J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Payne R, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E. Journal club: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused laser interstitial thermal therapy for intracranial lesions: single-institution series. Neurosurgery. 2014 May;74(5):562-4  PMID:24739320.

4. Bogason ET, Anderson B, Brandmeir NJ, Church EW, Cooke J, Davies GM, Hussain N, Patel AS, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E. The epidemiology of admissions of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in the United States. Neurosurgery. 2014 Feb;74(2):227-9. PMID: 24435139.

5. Mercado CP, Byrum S, Beggs ML, Ziu E, Singh P, Raj VR, Haun RS, Kilic F. Impact of elevated plasma serotonin on global gene expression of murine megakaryocytes. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 27;8(8):e72580. PMID: 24013211.

6. Ziu E, Mercado CP, Li Y, Singh P, Ahmed BA, Freyaldenhoven S, Lensing S, Ware J, Kilic F., Down-regulation of the serotonin transporter in hyperactive platelets counteracts the pro-thrombotic effect of serotonin. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012 May; 52(5):1112-21. PMID: 22366712.

7. Freyaldenhoven S, Li Y, Kocabas AM, Ziu E, Ucer S, Ramanagoudr-Bhojappa R, Miller GP, Kilic F. The role of ERP44 on the maturation of serotonin transporter protein. J Biol Chem. 2012 May 18; 287(21):17801-11 PMID: 22451649.

8. Mercado P.C., Ziu E.  Kilic F., Communication between 5-HT and small GTPases.  Current Opinionin Pharmacology 2011, 11:1–6 PMID: 21320798.

9. Ahmed BA, Bukhari IA, Jeffus BC, Harney JT, Thyparambil S, Ziu E, Fraer M, Rusch NJ, Zimniak P, Lupashin V, Tang D, Kilic F. The cellular distribution of serotonin transporter is impeded on serotonin-altered vimentin network. PLoS ONE 2009; 4(3):e4730.Epub 2009 Mar 9. PMID: 19270731.

1. Ziu E. and  Kilic F. "Platelet Activity in Elevated Plasma Serotonin Level"  FASEB J. 2009 23:LB384

2. Ziu E. and Kilic F. "Effect of Sarpogrelate 5HT-2A receptor inhibitor on platelet activity" University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2009-2010, Graduate Student Annual Poster Presentation.

3. Ziu E, Mercado CP, and Kilic F. 2010. The elevated extracellular/intracellular serotonin ratio alters the propensity of platelet aggregation. Poster Presentation, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 2010 Scientific Sessions, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco CA. April 8-10, 2010. 




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