News & Events

News & Events
PNI Press Releases & News Clips

Superdoctors Rising Stars 2017

Dr. Achal S. Achrol named a 2017 Rising Stars SuperDoctor

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Achal Singh Achrol has been selected as a Southern California 2017 Rising Stars Super Doctor. Dr. Achrol is director of neurosurgery and neurocritical care at Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center.

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Dr. Marlon Saria Talks About Things Your Nurse Wishes You Knew

May 18, 2017: Advance practice nurse researcher, Marlon Garzo Saria, PhD, RN, is among the specialists to talk with U.S. News and World Report about 13 Things Your Nurse Wishes You Knew.

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Nativis Voyager System for Glioblastoma Multiforme patients

Drs. Barkoudarian and Kesari publish Nativis trial data

May 18, 2017: Nativis study data to be presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017.
Garni Barkhoudarian, MD and Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, are two of the authors in this feasibility study looking at a non-invasive therapy for use in glioblastoma patients.

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Dr. Melanie Goldfarb provides insights about Parathyroid Disease

May 4, 2017: Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center Endocrine Surgeon, Melanie Goldfarb, MD, FACS, is one of the experts to talk with LiveScience about parathyroid disease.

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Nathan Pierce MD - DAN Certified

Dr. Nathan Pierce Becomes Divers Alert Network Physician

April 14, 2017: Dr. Nathan E. Pierce has received certification to become a Divers Alert Network (DAN) physician. DAN's medical information and emergency assistance services exist to serve the diving community. Congratulations Dr. Pierce!

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Recent PNI Publications


Dr. Santosh Kesari identifies potential target for GBM targeting

April 15, 2017: Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, et al, have published a research study that establishes p65 (an upregulated RNA binding protein, promoting glioma cell migration) as a novel target for therapeutic targeting in GBM.

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JP Langevin Federal Practitioner March 2017

Dr. JP Langevin publishes new Deep Brain Stimulation paper

March 2017: Dr. JP Langevin et al's new paper appears in the March 2017 issue of Federal Practitioner. Deep brain stimulation has been successful in treating Parkinson disease and essential tremor and is now reducing PTSD symptoms in the first patient enrolled in an early-phase safety trial.

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Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb's paper shows second cancers deadlier in young patients

Dr Melanie Goldfarb, MD, FACS, and colleagues publish new study in JAMA Oncology. An expert endocrine surgeon at Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center, Dr. Goldfarb's research looks into the prognosis of younger patients when cancer hits for the second time.

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Dr. Achrol's Research Reveals Cancer Subtypes Using New Approach

Mar 31, 2017: Genetic analysis of cancer types is a focused way to provide personalized care to patients. Achal Singh Achrol, MD's, research paper recently published in BMC Genomics uncovers a finer sub-typing methodology in several cancers that can further enhance how precisely patients are treated.

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restriction spectrum mapping

Dr. Santosh Kesari Moves GBM Treatment Assessment Forward

March 9, 2017: In his recent paper in American Journal of Neuroradiology, Dr. Santosh Kesari and colleagues investigate whether restriction spectrum imaging, an advanced diffusion imaging model, performed after an operation but before radiation therapy, could improve risk stratification in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

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PNI Faculty Educational Events

Apr 26-30, 2017
Dr. Chester Griffiths Presents at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM)

April 26 - 30: Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, is presents at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in San Diego.

International Stroke Conference 2017
Feb 22-24, 2017
International Stroke Conference 2017

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be attending the largest stroke conference in the world and finding out about the latest ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke research.

Nov 17-20, 2016
Society for Neuro-Oncology 21st Annual Meeting

The Annual Scientific Meeting will feature the latest in clinical and research advancements including plenary sessions on the 2016 revision of the WHO Classification of CNS Tumors and a separate session focused on Epigenetics in Brain Tumors. PNI's Dr. Santosh Kesari will present.

Stryker-Trevo Stent Retreiver
Jul 26, 2016
Acute Stroke: Advanced Treatment and Guidelines

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Stroke and Neurovascular Center‬ Director, Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, will be conducting a Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture at Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

To attend, medical personnel may call: 310.673.4660 Ext 7266

Jun 3-7, 2016
ASCO 2016

Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research

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Patient and Community Events

Pituitary Support Group May 2017

Pituitary Disorders Patient Support Group - June 2017

June 24, 2017

Join us for this free support group meeting.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10am - Noon

Health and Wellness Coach, Brian Theiss' topic is, "Why Is Changing Our Bad Habits Imperative To Our Current and Future Health? — Let’s Learn To Make Change Happen!"

RSVP to Sharmyn McGraw: 949-334-3510 |

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CancerLife Study

CancerLife Study

May 4 – December 31, 2017

May 2017: CancerLife and "quality of life" specialist, Marlon Saria, PhD, are pioneering a groundbreaking Quality-of-Life Research study focused on cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment.

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Brain Tumor Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Free Brain Tumor Support Group Meetings

3rd Wednesday of each month: 1 – 2 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Team Conference Room, First Floor

Please call Lind Roberts for details at 310-829-8524

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Stroke Support Group #PNI

Stroke Patient Support Group

May 11, 2017 – December 31, 2020

Ongoing: Stroke Patient Support Group Meetings

Free meetings:
First Friday of each month: 2 – 3 pm

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
4th Floor Conference Room (CSS)

Free valet parking

For more information, please call 310-582-7383 or email us at

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CME Events for Physicians & Medical Staff


Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conference

June 6-6, 2020

Monthly Brain & Pituitary Tumor CME Conferences take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:30-9AM.

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