ALEXANDER ROPPER

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Neurosurgery
Address7200 CAMBRIDGE
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
    DivisionSurgery-Plastic Surgery Div


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    1. Verla T, Vedantam A, North RY, Xu DS, Raber MR, Fuentes A, Liou NE, Ropper AE. Surgical Management of Postradiation, Dropped Head Spinal Deformity in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. World Neurosurg. 2021 Jul 07. PMID: 34245881.
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    2. Flores A, Gadot R, Noorbhai I, Hall H, Heck KA, Raper DMS, Xu D, Karas P, Mandel JJ, Ropper AE. S-100-negative, GNA11 mutation-positive intramedullary meningeal melanocytoma of the thoracic spine: A radiographic challenge and histologic anomaly. Surg Neurol Int. 2021; 12:315. PMID: 34345456.
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    3. Gadot R, Gopakumar S, Wagner K, Xu DS, Raper DMS, Burkhardt JK, Ropper AE. Foramen Magnum Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Presenting With Thoracic Myelopathy: Technical Case Report With 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Jun 15; 21(1):E55-E59. PMID: 33825904.
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    4. Do A, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Winocour SJ, Reece EM, Holmes S, Xu DS, Ropper AE, Hansen SL. The Historical Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Spine Reconstruction. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):3-9. PMID: 33994871.
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    5. Verla T, Xu DS, Davis MJ, Reece EM, Kelly M, Nunez M, Winocour SJ, Ropper AE. Failure in Cervical Spinal Fusion and Current Management Modalities. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):10-13. PMID: 33994872.
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    6. Winocour SJ, Xue EY, Bohl MA, Farrokhi F, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Ropper AE, Reece EM. Vascularized Occipital Bone Grafting: Indications, Techniques, Clinical Outcomes, and Alternatives. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):14-19. PMID: 33994873.
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    7. Prablek M, McGinnis J, Winocour SJ, Reece EM, Kakarla UK, Raber M, Ropper AE, Xu DS. Failures in Thoracic Spinal Fusions and Their Management. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):20-24. PMID: 33994874.
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    8. Reece EM, O'Neill RC, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Ropper AE, Bohl M, Xu DS, Winocour SJ. Vascularized Scapular Bone Grafting: Indications, Techniques, Clinical Outcomes, and Alternatives. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):25-30. PMID: 33994875.
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    9. Winocour SJ, Agrawal N, Wagner KM, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Shekher R, Raber MR, Bohl MA, Ropper AE, Reece EM. Vascularized Rib Bone Grafting: Indications, Techniques, and Clinical Outcomes. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):31-36. PMID: 33994876.
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    10. Winocour SJ, Schultz KP, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Bohl M, Ropper AE, Maricevich M, Reece EM. Vascularized Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafting: Indications, Techniques, Clinical Outcomes, and Alternatives. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):37-40. PMID: 33994877.
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    11. Skochdopole AJ, Wagner RD, Davis MJ, Raj S, Winocour SJ, Ropper AE, Xu DS, Bohl MA, Reece EM. Vascularized Bone Grafts in Spinal Reconstruction: An Overview of Nomenclature and Indications. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):50-53. PMID: 33994879.
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    12. Cruz A, Ropper AE, Xu DS, Bohl M, Reece EM, Winocour SJ, Buchanan E, Kaung G. Failure in Lumbar Spinal Fusion and Current Management Modalities. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):54-62. PMID: 33994880.
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    13. Bohl MA, Reece EM, Farrokhi F, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Ropper AE. Vascularized Bone Grafts for Spinal Fusion-Part 3: The Occiput. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Apr 15; 20(5):502-507. PMID: 33609121.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Reece EM, Agrawal N, Wagner KM, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Shekher R, Raber MR, Winocour S, Bohl MA, Ropper AE. Vascularized Bone Grafts for Spinal Fusion-Part 2: The Rib. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Apr 15; 20(5):497-501. PMID: 33609128.
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    15. Reece EM, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Chamata E, Holmes S, Winocour S, Hansen SL, Xu DS, Bohl MA, Ropper AE. Vascularized Bone Grafts for Spinal Fusion-Part 4: The Scapula. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Apr 15; 20(5):508-512. PMID: 33616164.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Reece EM, Davis MJ, Wagner RD, Abu-Ghname A, Cruz A, Kaung G, Verla T, Winocour S, Ropper AE. Vascularized Bone Grafts for Spinal Fusion-Part 1: The Iliac Crest. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 04 15; 20(5):493-496. PMID: 33616183.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Ropper AE. From Anatomic to Genetic Understanding of Developmental Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities. Neurospine. 2020 Dec; 17(4):859-861. PMID: 33401863.
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    18. Verla T, Simpson V, Ropper AE. Solitary Fibrous tumor of the lumbar spine mimicking a sequestered disc fragment. Radiol Case Rep. 2021 Mar; 16(3):472-475. PMID: 33363685.
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    19. Verla T, Prablek M, Ropper A, Xu D, Raber M. In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Congenital Fusion of Dens to T3 Vertebra in Klippel-Feil Syndrome". World Neurosurg. 2020 12; 144:315. PMID: 33227859.
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    20. Verla T, North R, Simpson V, Ropper AE. Osteomyelitis-Discitis at the Thoracolumbar Junction and the Development of Postinfectious Spinal Deformity: A Surgical Case Series. Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Aug; 14(4):552-558. PMID: 32986577.
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    21. Gopakumar S, Daou M, Gadot R, Ropper AE, Mandel J. Spinal meningioma in a patient with multiple sclerosis. Surg Neurol Int. 2020; 11:196. PMID: 32754367.
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    22. Verla T, Prablek M, Ropper AE, Xu DS, Raber M. Congenital Fusion of Dens to T3 Vertebra in Klippel-Feil Syndrome. World Neurosurg. 2020 11; 143:18-22. PMID: 32652274.
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    23. Vedantam A, Verla T, Mayer RR, Raber MR, Ropper AE. Use of an Open-Frame Hinged Surgical Table to Restore Segmental Lumbar Lordosis After Posterior Column Osteotomy. Int J Spine Surg. 2020 Jun; 14(3):316-320. PMID: 32699753.
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    24. Gopakumar S, Gadgil N, McDonald MF, Gadot R, Ropper AE. Neurenteric Cyst: Case Report and Operative Video. Cureus. 2020 Jun 20; 12(6):e8714. PMID: 32699709.
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    25. Gopakumar S, Srinivasan VM, Ropper A, Raber M. Cervical Intradural Disc Herniation: Case Report and Operative Video. Cureus. 2020 Apr 04; 12(4):e7537. PMID: 32377485.
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    26. Snyder R, Verla T, Ropper AE. Practical Application of Recent Advances in Diagnostic, Prognostic, and Therapeutic Modalities for Spinal Cord Injury. World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr; 136:330-336. PMID: 31931244.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. North RY, Verla T, Bartlett E, Reece E, Weiner HL, Ropper AE. Giant Symptomatic Meningocele as a Delayed, Adult Complication of Lipomyelomeningocele. World Neurosurg. 2020 Feb; 134:532-535. PMID: 31760189.
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    28. Reece EM, Raghuram AC, Bartlett EL, Lazaro TT, North RY, Bohl MA, Ropper AE. Vascularized Iliac Bone Graft for Complex Closure During Spinal Deformity Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jul; 7(7):e2345. PMID: 31942366.
      Citations: 2     
    29. Han IB, Choi UY, Shin DE, Ropper AE, Choi DS, Ahn TK. Symptomatic posterior fossa and supratentorial subdural hygromas as a rare complication following transarticular screw fixation with posterior wiring for atlantoaxial instability: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jul; 98(28):e14847. PMID: 31305388.
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    30. Han IB, Thakor DK, Ropper AE, Yu D, Wang L, Kabatas S, Zeng X, Kim SW, Zafonte RD, Teng YD. Physical impacts of PLGA scaffolding on hMSCs: Recovery neurobiology insight for implant design to treat spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2019 10; 320:112980. PMID: 31229638.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    31. Chatterjee R, Nascimento FA, Heck KA, Ropper AE, Sabichi AL. Primary Spinal Cord Melanoma - An Uncommon Entity. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 05; 46(3):348-350. PMID: 31084668.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Reece EM, Vedantam A, Lee S, Bhadkamkar M, Kaufman M, Bohl MA, Chang SW, Porter RW, Theodore N, Kakarla UK, Ropper AE. Pedicled, vascularized occipital bone graft to supplement atlantoaxial arthrodesis for the treatment of pseudoarthrosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2020 Apr; 74:205-209. PMID: 31036507.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Karikari I, Ghogawala Z, Ropper AE, Yavin D, Gabr M, Goodwin CR, Abd-El-Barr M, Veeravagu A, Wang MC. Utility of Cervical Collars Following Cervical Fusion Surgery. Does It Improve Fusion Rates or Outcomes? A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec 26. PMID: 30593959.
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    34. Sellin JN, Mayer RR, Hoffman M, Ropper AE. Simultaneous lateral interbody fusion and pedicle screws (SLIPS) with CT-guided navigation. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 12; 175:91-97. PMID: 30384122.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Ropper AE, Huang KT, Ho AL, Wong JM, Nalbach SV, Chi JH. Intraoperative Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak in Extradural Spinal Tumor Surgery. Neurospine. 2018 Dec; 15(4):338-347. PMID: 30531655.
      Citations: 2     
    36. Guest JD, Moore SW, Aimetti AA, Kutikov AB, Santamaria AJ, Hofstetter CP, Ropper AE, Theodore N, Ulich TR, Layer RT. Internal decompression of the acutely contused spinal cord: Differential effects of irrigation only versus biodegradable scaffold implantation. Biomaterials. 2018 12; 185:284-300. PMID: 30265898.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    37. Beechar VB, Zinn PO, Heck KA, Fuller GN, Han I, Patel AJ, Ropper AE. Spinal Epidermoid Tumors: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurospine. 2018 Jun; 15(2):117-122. PMID: 29991240.
      Citations: 7     
    38. Ahn TK, Kim JO, Kim HW, Park HS, Shim JH, Ropper AE, Han IB, Kim NK. 3'-UTR Polymorphisms of MTHFR and TS Associated with Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture Susceptibility in Postmenopausal Women. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Mar 12; 19(3). PMID: 29534533.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Neal MT, Hlubek RJ, Ropper AE, Kakarla UK. A novel duraplasty technique following fenestration of a massive lumbar arachnoid cyst in a patient with scoliosis: technical case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 02; 28(2):181-185. PMID: 29219781.
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    40. Kumar H, Ha DH, Lee EJ, Park JH, Shim JH, Ahn TK, Kim KT, Ropper AE, Sohn S, Kim CH, Thakor DK, Lee SH, Han IB. Safety and tolerability of intradiscal implantation of combined autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and hyaluronic acid in patients with chronic discogenic low back pain: 1-year follow-up of a phase I study. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017 Nov 15; 8(1):262. PMID: 29141662.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    41. Ahn TK, Kim JO, Kumar H, Choi H, Jo MJ, Sohn S, Ropper AE, Kim NK, Han IB. Polymorphisms of miR-146a, miR-149, miR-196a2, and miR-499 are associated with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures in Korean postmenopausal women. J Orthop Res. 2018 01; 36(1):244-253. PMID: 28741852.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Beechar VB, Srinivasan VM, Reznik OE, Sen A, Klisch TJ, Ropper AE, Mandel JJ, Heck KA, Seipel TJ, Patel AJ. Intraventricular Cavernomas of the Third Ventricle: Report of 2 Cases and a Systematic Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep; 105:935-943.e3. PMID: 28648908.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Ropper AE, Ropper AH. Acute Spinal Cord Compression. N Engl J Med. 2017 04 06; 376(14):1358-1369. PMID: 28379788.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Ropper AE, Thakor DK, Han I, Yu D, Zeng X, Anderson JE, Aljuboori Z, Kim SW, Wang H, Sidman RL, Zafonte RD, Teng YD. Defining recovery neurobiology of injured spinal cord by synthetic matrix-assisted hMSC implantation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 01 31; 114(5):E820-E829. PMID: 28096400.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    45. Ropper AE, Zeng X, Haragopal H, Anderson JE, Aljuboori Z, Han I, Abd-El-Barr M, Lee HJ, Sidman RL, Snyder EY, Viapiano MS, Kim SU, Chi JH, Teng YD. Targeted Treatment of Experimental Spinal Cord Glioma With Dual Gene-Engineered Human Neural Stem Cells. Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep; 79(3):481-91. PMID: 26671631.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    46. Theodore N, Hlubek R, Danielson J, Neff K, Vaickus L, Ulich TR, Ropper AE. First Human Implantation of a Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffold for Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Pilot Study for Safety and Feasibility. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 79(2):E305-12. PMID: 27309344.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Lim JJ, Shin DA, Jeon YJ, Kumar H, Sohn S, Min HS, Lee JB, Kuh SU, Kim KN, Kim JO, Kim OJ, Ropper AE, Kim NK, Han IB. Association of miR-146a, miR-149, miR-196a2, and miR-499 Polymorphisms with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Cervical Spine. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0159756. PMID: 27454313.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Kumar H, Ropper AE, Lee SH, Han I. Propitious Therapeutic Modulators to Prevent Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury. Mol Neurobiol. 2017 07; 54(5):3578-3590. PMID: 27194298.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    49. Han I, Ropper AE, Konya D, Kabatas S, Toktas Z, Aljuboori Z, Zeng X, Chi JH, Zafonte R, Teng YD. Biological approaches to treating intervertebral disk degeneration: devising stem cell therapies. Cell Transplant. 2015; 24(11):2197-208. PMID: 26223943.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Ropper AE, Zeng X, Anderson JE, Yu D, Han I, Haragopal H, Teng YD. An efficient device to experimentally model compression injury of mammalian spinal cord. Exp Neurol. 2015 Sep; 271:515-23. PMID: 26210871.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    51. Ropper AE, Neal MT, Theodore N. Acute management of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury. Pract Neurol. 2015 Aug; 15(4):266-72. PMID: 25986457.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Kim SH, Chung YS, Ropper AE, Min KH, Ahn TK, Won KS, Shin DA, Han IB. Bone loss of the superior adjacent vertebral body immediately posterior to the anterior flange of Bryan cervical disc. Eur Spine J. 2015 Dec; 24(12):2872-9. PMID: 25787945.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Haragopal H, Yu D, Zeng X, Kim SW, Han IB, Ropper AE, Anderson JE, Teng YD. Stemness enhancement of human neural stem cells following bone marrow MSC coculture. Cell Transplant. 2015; 24(4):645-59. PMID: 25719952.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    54. Chin DK, Han IB, Ropper AE, Jeon YJ, Kim DH, Kim YS, Park Y, Teng YD, Kim NK, Kuh SU. Association of VKORC1-1639G>A polymorphism with susceptibility to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine: a Korean study. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Oct; 155(10):1937-42. PMID: 23732872.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Yu D, Thakor DK, Han I, Ropper AE, Haragopal H, Sidman RL, Zafonte R, Schachter SC, Teng YD. Alleviation of chronic pain following rat spinal cord compression injury with multimodal actions of huperzine A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb 19; 110(8):E746-55. PMID: 23386718.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    56. Ropper AE, Nalbach SV, Groff MW. Vascular complications from anterior lumbar spine surgery. World Neurosurg. 2013 May-Jun; 79(5-6):666-8. PMID: 23247025.
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    57. Han IB, Ropper AE, Teng YD, Ryoo YH, Kim O. Bladder and bowel dysfunction following small-volume epidural blood patch for spontaneous intracranial hypotension. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 20(2):325-8. PMID: 23219831.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Ropper AE, Groff MW. Bone morphogenetic protein and complications in spinal fusion surgery. World Neurosurg. 2013 Jul-Aug; 80(1-2):66-8. PMID: 23111228.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. Nalbach SV, Ropper AE, Dunn IF, Gormley WB. Craniectomy-associated Progressive Extra-Axial Collections with Treated Hydrocephalus (CAPECTH): redefining a common complication of decompressive craniectomy. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Sep; 19(9):1222-7. PMID: 22727206.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Ropper AE, Gross BA, Du R. Surgical treatment of Type I spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 May; 32(5):E3. PMID: 22537129.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Han IB, Kim OJ, Ropper AE, Kim HS, Cho YK, Teng YD, Kim NK. Association between kinase insert domain-containing receptor gene polymorphisms and silent brain infarction: a Korean study. J Neurol Sci. 2012 Jul 15; 318(1-2):85-9. PMID: 22520092.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Ropper AE, Nalbach SV, Lin N, Dunn IF, Gormley WB. Resolution of extra-axial collections after decompressive craniectomy for ischemic stroke. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 19(2):231-4. PMID: 22197539.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. Ropper AE, Groff MW. Cervical spine reconstruction in cases of compromised bone quality. World Neurosurg. 2012 Jul; 78(1-2):85-7. PMID: 22381296.
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    64. Ropper AE, Chi JH. A disarticulating spinal lesion. Bacterial abscess. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Aug; 18(8):1107, 1144. PMID: 21905296.
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