Todd Trask, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine
, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine

Phase II multicenter study of gene-mediated cytotoxic immunotherapy as adjuvant to surgical resection for newly diagnosed malignant glioma
Wheeler, LA, Manzanera, AG, Bell, SD, Cavaliere, R, McGregor, JM, Grecula, JC, Newton, HB, Lo, SS, Badie, B, Portnow, J, Teh, BS, Trask, TW, Baskin, DS, New, PZ, Aguilar, LK, Aguilar-Cordova, E & Chiocca, EA 2016, Neuro-Oncology, vol 18, no. 8, pp. 1137-1145. DOI:

Simultaneous Scalp, Skull, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplant from a Single Donor
Selber, JC, Chang, EI, Clemens, MW, Gaber, L, Hanasono, MM, Klebuc, M, Skoracki, RJ, Trask, T, Yu, P & Gaber, AO 2016, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 137, no. 6, pp. 1851-1861. DOI:

Surgical treatment of epilepsy
Trask, TS 2015, . in Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions. Springer International Publishing, pp. 189-200. DOI:

White and gray matter integrity and cognitive impairments in patients with epilepsy with and without major depression
Fung, SH , Dulay, M, Havins, WN, Agbayani, KA, Crawley, JT, Waguspack, J, Karmonik, C, Trask, T & Grossman, R 2013, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, vol 19S1.

Spinal extradural arteriovenous fistulas: A clinical and radiological description of different types and their novel treatment with Onyx: Clinical article
Rangel-Castilla, L, Holman, PJ, Krishna, C, Trask, TW, Klucznik, RP & Diaz, OM 2011, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, vol 15, no. 5, pp. 541-549. DOI:

Phase IB study of gene-mediated cytotoxic immunotherapy adjuvant to up-front surgery and intensive timing radiation for malignant glioma
Chiocca, EA, Aguilar, LK, Bell, SD, Kaur, B, Hardcastle, J, Cavaliere, R, McGregor, J, Lo, S, Ray-Chaudhuri, A, Chakravarti, A, Grecula, J, Newton, H, Harris, KS, Grossman, RG, Trask, TW, Baskin, DS, Monterroso, C, Manzanera, AG, Aguilar-Cordova, E & New, PZ 2011, Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol 29, no. 27, pp. 3611-3619. DOI:

Primary intracranial sarcomatoid carcinoma arising from a recurrent/residual epidermoid cyst of the cerebellopontine angle: A case report
Raghunathan, A, Barber, SM, Takei, H, Moisi, MD, Mukherjee, AL, Rivera, AL, Powell, SZ & Trask, TW 2011, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol 35, no. 8, pp. 1238-1243. DOI:

Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia utilizing the BrainLAB novalis system
Zahra, H, Teh, BS, Paulino, AC, Yoshor, D, Trask, T, Baskin, D & Butler, EB 2009, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, vol 8, no. 6, pp. 407-412.

Hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy for primary glioblastoma multiforme
Floyd, NS, Woo, SY, Teh, BS, Prado, C, Mai, WY, Trask, T, Gildenberg, PL, Holoye, P, Augspurger, ME, Carpenter, LS, Lu, HH, Chiu, JK, Grant, WH & Butler, EB 2004, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol 58, no. 3, pp. 721-726. DOI:

Management of head trauma
Marik, PE, Varon, J & Trask, T 2002, Chest, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 699-711. DOI:

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for meningioma
Uy, NW, Woo, SY, Teh, BS, Mai, WY, Carpenter, LS, Chiu, JK, Lu, HH, Gildenberg, P, Trask, T, Grant, WH & Butler, EB 2002, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol 53, no. 5, pp. 1265-1270. DOI:

Phase I Study of Adenoviral Delivery of the HSV-tk Gene and Ganciclovir Administration in Patients with Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumors
Trask, TW, Trask, RP, Aguilar-Cordova, E, Shine, HD, Wyde, PR, Goodman, JC, Hamilton, WJ, Rojas-Martinez, A, Chen, SH, Woo, SLC & Grossman, RG 2000, Molecular Therapy, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 195-203. DOI:

Unusual foreign body causing quadriparesis: Case report
Tomaras, CR, Grundmeyer, RW, Chow, TS & Trask, TW 1997, Neurosurgery, vol 40, no. 6, pp. 1291-1294. DOI:

Locked-in syndrome resulting from cervical spine gunshot wound
Fitzgerald, LF, Simpson, RK & Trask, T 1997, Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol 42, no. 1, pp. 147-149. DOI:

Adenoviral-mediated thymidine kinase gene transfer into the primate brain followed by systemic ganciclovir: Pathologic, radiologic, and molecular studies
Goodman, JC, Trask, TW, Chen, SH, Woo, SLC, Grossman, RG, Carey, KD, Hubbard, GB, Carrier, DA, Rajagopalan, S, Aguilar-Cordova, E & Shine, HD 1996, Human Gene Therapy, vol 7, no. 10, pp. 1241-1250.

Adenovirus-mediated gene therapy of experimental gliomas
Perez-Cruet, MJ, Trask, TW, Chen, SH, Goodman, JC, Woo, SLC, Grossman, RG & Shine, HD 1994, Journal of Neuroscience Research, vol 39, no. 4, pp. 506-511. DOI:

Symptomatic choroid plexus xanthrogranuloma of the lateral ventricle. Case report and brief critical review of xanthogranulomatous lesions of the brain
Hicks, MJ, Albrecht, S, Trask, T, Byrne, ME, Narayan, RK & Goodman, JC 1993, Clinical Neuropathology, vol 12, no. 2, pp. 92-96.

2,4-Dichloro-5-(1-o-carboranylmethyl)-6-methylpyrimidine: A potential synthon for 5-(1-o-carboranylmethyl)pyrimidines
Reynolds, RC, Trask, TW & Sedwick, WD 1991, Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol 56, no. 7, pp. 2391-2395.