Current Residents

Ephraim Church, M.D.

Neurosurgical Resident

 

Class Year: PGY-5

 

Department/Institute/Center(s):

  • Department of Neurosurgery

 

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 717-531-1279
  • Fax: 717-531-3858

 

Education:

Medical Doctorate
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
2011

Neurological Surgery Residency
Penn State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA
2011-present

 

Clinical Interests:

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
Neurosurgical oncology
General neurosurgery
 

 

Research Interests:

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
Neurosurgical oncology
Functional neurosurgery
Evidence based medicine
Medical ethics
 

 

Publications:

Book Chapters:
Church EW, Rizk E, Sheehan JM: Resection of solitary brain metastases. In J Sheehan and P. Gerszten (Eds.): Controversies in stereotactic radiosurgery. Thieme, 2014.

Halpern CH, Church E, Wolf JA, Bale TL, Stunkard AJ, Jaggi JL, Grady MS, Wadden T, Baltuch GH: Neurosurgery in the treatment of obesity. In P. Vinai (Ed.): Pathways to obesity and main roads to recovery. Nova Science Publishers Incorporated, 2011.


Original papers:
1. Church EW, Halpern CH, Faught R, Balmuri U, Attiah M, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Posterior cervical foraminotomy for radiculopathy: Symptomatic and functional outcomes in a large cohort with long-term follow-up. Surg Neurol Int. 5(Suppl 15):S536-43, 2014.

2. 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. 75(5):599-601, 2014.

3. Anderson BL, Bogason E, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davanzo J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O. Journal club: National variability in intracranial pressure monitoring and craniotomy for children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery. 75(2):191-3, 2014.

4. 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. 74(5):562-4, 2014.

5. Bogason E, Anderson B, Brandmeir NJ, Church EW, Cooke J, Davanzo J, Davies GM, Patel AS, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E. Journal club:  The epidemiology of admissions of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in the United States. Neurosurgery. 74(2):227-9, 2014.

6. Church EW, Anderson B, Bogason E, Brandmeir NJ, Cooke J, Davies GM, Kainth K, Kelleher J, Patel AS, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O. Journal club: the impact of provider volume on the outcomes after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Neurosurgery. 72(2):E314-7, 2013.

7. Whitmore RG, Urban C, Church E, Ruckenstein M, Stein SC, Lee JY. Decision analysis of treatment options for vestibular schwannoma. J Neurosurg. 114(2):400-13, 2011.

8. Kilpatrick M, Church E, Danish S, Stiefel M, Jaggi J, Halpern C, Kerr M, Maloney E, Robinson M, Lucki I, Krizman-Grenda E, Baltuch G. Intracerebral microdialysis during deep brain stimulation surgery. J Neurosci Methods. 190(1):106-11, 2010.

9. Lee JY, Chen HI, Urban C, Hojat A, Church E, Xie SX, Farrar JT. Development of and psychometric testing for the Brief Pain Inventory-Facial in patients with facial pain syndromes. J Neurosurg. 113(3):516-23, 2010.

10. Bauman JA, Church E, Halpern CH, Danish SF, Zaghloul KA, Jaggi JL, Stein SC, Baltuch GH. Subcutaneous heparin for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in deep brain stimulation surgery: evidence from a decision analysis. Neurosurgery. 65(2):276-80, 2009.

11. Connolly PJ, Kilpatrick M, Jaggi JL, Church E, Baltuch GH. Feasibility of an operational standardized checklist for movement disorder surgery. A pilot study. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 87(2):94-100, 2009.

Oral Abstracts:
1. Patel AS, Brong K, Church EW, Cockroft KM, Drew PJ. A novel model for studying cortical microvasculature after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Hershey, PA. July 13, 2013.

2. Faught R, Church E, Halpern CH, Balmuri U, Attiah M, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Stein SC, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy: Symptomatic, functional and quality of life outcomes in 1085 cases with long-term follow-up. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL. March 9, 2012.

3. Church E, Kilpatrick MR, Halpern CH, Robinson MB, Lucki I, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Intracerebral microdialysis during  deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA. May 6, 2009.

4. Whitmore RG, Lega BC, Heuer GG, Urban C, Church E, Ruckenstein M, Lee JY, Stein S. Decision analysis of treatment options for vestibular schwannoma. International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, Seoul, South Korea. June 10, 2009.

5. Connolly PJ, Church E, Kilpatrick MR, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Use of an operational standardized checklist for movement disorder surgery. Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Sedona, Arizona. September 12, 2008.

6. Bauman JA, Church E, Halpern CH, Danish SF, Zaglougl KA, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Subcutaneous heparin for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in deep brain stimulation surgery. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June, 2008.

7. Kilpatrick MR, Church E, Halpern CH, Robinson MB, Lucki I, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Intracerebral microdialysis during deep brain stimulation. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 3, 2008.

Poster Abstracts:
1. Church EW, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Hussain NS, Glantz MJ, Harbaugh RE. Cervical manipulation does not cause carotid and vertebral artery dissection. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Washington DC. May 2-6, 2015.

2. Church EW, Davies GM, Gaiteri D, McInerney J. A wound revision strategy for deep brain stimulation surgical site infection. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Washington DC. May 31-June 3, 2014.

3. Davies GM, Church EW, McInerney J. Povidone. Use of povidone-iodine solution for irrigation during deep brain stimulation surgery. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Washington DC. May 31-June 3, 2014.

4. Church EW, Huang C, Zalatimo O, Villanueva P. Minicraniotomy for chronic subdural hematoma. Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Hershey, PA. July 20-21, 2012.

5. Church E, Faught R, Halpern CH, Balmuri U, Attiah M, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Stein SC, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Long-term quality of life in patients undergoing posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Miami, FL. April 16-18, 2012.

6. Church E, Faught R, Halpern CH, Balmuri U, Attiah M, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy: Symptomatic and functional outcomes in 1085 cases with long-term follow-up. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Washington, DC. October 1-6, 2011.

7. Kramer DR, Church E, Halpern CH, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Error minimization after one year of checklist use for DBS procedures. American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, New York, NY. June 13-17, 2010.

8. Urban C, Chen I, Hojat A, Church E, Lee JYK. Measurement of pain severity using validated outcome scales in typical versus atypical trigeminal neuralgia. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL. September 20-25, 2008.

 

 

 

Ephraim Church, M.D.

 

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