Nickalus Khan


University of Tennessee Health Sciences

  • Residency, Department of Neurosurgery

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Doctor of Medicine, with highest honors
  • USMLE Steps 1 - 3 passed

University of Memphis

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.S., Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.S., Biology, Summa Cum Laude
  • Minor, Mathematical Sciences

Awards & Honors

  • Depuy-Synthes Spinal Cord Injury Research Award, AANS National Meeting
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society Best Resident Clinical Research Presentation Award
  • University of Tennessee AΩA Distinguished Graduate Award (1 graduating student)
  • University of Tennessee Faculty Award for Highest Academic Achievement (4.0 GPA)
  • University of Tennessee Award of Excellence in Neurology (1 graduating student)
  • Gold Humanism Medical School Honor Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) as Junior Medical Student
  • Dorothy Snider Scholarship
  • Billy and Sally Gore Scholarship
  • Tennessee Medical Association Scholarship
  • NIH Summer Medical Research Fellowship
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship Award

Professional Experience

Student Academic Support Services Tutor, UTHSC

  • Selected to teach review sessions for first and second-year courses
  • Created Podcast Review Lectures for first and second year medical students
  • Tutored Gross Anatomy Course to approximately 100 first year medical students each Saturday in the Fall Semesters during M2-M4 years.
  • Led summer USMLE review course for second year medical students

CPR Course Instructor, UTHSC

  • Selected to teach CPR course for certification of first and second year medical
  • Students (10 students selected each year)
  • Taught CPR in the local community to firefighters, policemen and nursing students

Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry, University of Memphis

  • Conducted student laboratory sessions for the general chemistry course
  • Graded tests, prepared lecture presentations, and conducted literature reviews

Educational Support System, University of Memphis

  • Led weekly MCAT course for students
  • Tutored Math, Chemistry, Biology and Physics

Professional Memberships

  • ACGME Review Committee for Neurosurgery, Resident Member
  • AANS Candidate Member
  • AANS University of Tennessee Medical Student Chapter Advisor
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member
  • Student Interest Group in Neurosurgery, Vice President and Webmaster
  • Research Reform Committee
  • American Medical Student Association, Member
  • Tennessee Medical Association Member

Publications & Presentations

Khan NR, Foley KT. In Reply: Meta-analysis Does Not Support Lower Complication Rates in Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Neurosurgery. July 2016. PMID: 27471978

Lee RP, Venable GT, Roberts ML, Parikh KA, Taylor DR, Khan N, Michael LM 2nd, Klimo P Jr. Five-Year Institutional Bibliometric Profiles for 119 North American Neurosurgical Residency Programs-An Update. World Neurosurgery. Accepted July 2016. PMID: 27465417

Klimo P Jr, Rossi NB, Khan NR, Jones TL. Response. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Accepted March 2016. PMID: 27358967

Sorenson J, Khan N, Couldwell W, Robertson J. The Rhoton Collection. World Neurosurgery. Accepted June 2016. PMID: 27319307

Khan NR, Smalley Z, Nesvick CL, Lee SL, Michael LM 2nd. The use of lumbar drains in preventing spinal cord injury following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Accepted April 2016. PMID: 27058497

Venable GT, Rossi NB, Morgan Jones G, Khan NR, Smalley ZS, Roberts ML, Klimo P Jr. The Preventable Shunt Revision Rate: a potential quality metric for pediatric shunt surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. PMID: 26966884

Rossi N, Khan NR, Jones T, Lepard J, Mcabee J. Predicting shunt failure in children. Should the shunt revision rate be a quality measurement? Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Accepted March 2017. PMID: 26544083

Choudhri AF, Siddiqui A, Khan NR, Cohen HL. Understanding Bibliometrics Parameters and Analysis. Radiographics 2015;35(3):736-746 (DOI: 10.1148/rg.2015140036). PMID: 25969932.

Taylor DR, Venable GT, Jones GM, Lepard JR, Roberts ML, Saleh N, Sidiqi SK, Moore A, Khan N, Selden NR, Michael LM 2nd, Klimo P Jr. Five-year institutional bibliometric profiles for 103 US neurosurgical residency programs. Journal of Neurosurgery. Accepted September 2016. PMID: 26115470

Befeler AR, Gordon W, Khan NR, Fernandez J, Muhlbauer MS, Sorenson J. Results of delayed follow-up imaging in traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct 16:1-7. PMID: 26473787.

Khan NR*, Patel PG, Sorenson JS. Chemical Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Neurosurgical Patients. An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Tennessee Neurosurgical Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2016.

Khan NR*, Smalley Z, Nesvick CL, Lee SL, Michael LM. The use of lumbar drains in preventing spinal cord injury following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. 66th Annual Southern Neurosurgical Meeting. San Antonio, TX. March 2016.

Khan NR*, Thompson CJ, Decuypere M, Angotti JM, Kalobwe E, Muhlbauer MS, Camillo FX, Klimo PJ. A meta-analysis of surgical site infection rates using intrawound vancomycin powder. Proceedings of the 83nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Washington DC, p. 31 2015.
**Awarded AANS Depuy-Synthes Spinal Cord Injury Award (National Award, 1 per year)

Khan NR*, Tsivgoulis G, Lee SL, Jones GM, Green CS, Katsanos AH, et al. Fibrinolysis for intraventricular hemorrhage: An updated meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature. Proceedings of the 83nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Washington DC, p. 31 2015.

Khan NR*, Goran Lakicevic M.D., Thomas R. Callihan M.D., George Burruss M.D, Kenan Arnautovic, M.D.Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Frontal Sinus Presenting as a Pott Puffy Tumor: Case Report. North American Skull Base Society Meeting. Tampa, FL. February 2015.

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