Todd Trask, MD

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

Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine

Variation in Psoas Muscle Location Relative to the Safe Working Zone for L4/5 Lateral Transpsoas Interbody Fusion: A Morphometric Analysis
Barber, SM, Boghani, Z, Steele, W, Blacklock, JB, Trask, T & Holman, P 2017, World Neurosurgery, vol 107, pp. 396-399. DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.178

Superior Petrosal Vein Sacrifice During Microvascular Decompression: Perioperative Complication Rates and Comparison with Venous Preservation
Liebelt, BD, Barber, SM, Desai, VR, Harper, R, Zhang, J, Parrish, R, Baskin, DS, Trask, T & Britz, GW 2017, World Neurosurgery, vol 104, pp. 788-794. DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.098

Videoexoscopic real-time intraoperative navigation for spinal neurosurgery: a novel co-adaptation of two existing technology platforms, technical note
Huang, M, Barber, SM, Steele, WJ, Boghani, Z, Desai, VR, Britz, GW, West, GA, Trask, TW & Holman, PJ 2017, Journal of Robotic Surgery, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s11701-017-0721-1

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: 10.1093/neuonc/now002

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: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002153

Surgical treatment of epilepsy
Trask, TS 2015, . in Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions. Springer International Publishing, pp. 189-200. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10693-9_18

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: 10.3171/2011.6.SPINE10695

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: 10.1200/JCO.2011.35.5222

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: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e318223ee29

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: 10.1016/S0360-3016(03)01623-7

Management of head trauma
Marik, PE, Varon, J & Trask, T 2002, Chest, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 699-711. DOI: 10.1378/chest.122.2.699

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: 10.1016/S0360-3016(02)02823-7

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: 10.1006/mthe.2000.0030

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: 10.1097/00006123-199706000-00034

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: 10.1097/00005373-199701000-00028

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: 10.1002/jnr.490390417

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.