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October 31, 2023

Baby Sienna Gains the Gift of Hearing After Cochlear Implant Surgery

by Brianna Rauchman

Follow five-month-old Sienna's inspiring journey, from profound bilateral hearing loss to transformative cochlear implantation at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI®). Explore the passion and expertise behind PNI's Cochlear Implant Program.

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October 23, 2023

Dr. Akanksha Sharma’s Heartfelt Message for the Brain Tumor Community & Beyond

by Akanksha Sharma

During the ABTA Brain Tumor 5K Walk & Run event, Akanksha Sharma, MD, neuro-oncologist, neurologist, and palliative care specialist at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI ®), delivered a heartfelt message. In her speech, she shed light on the profound impact of brain tumors, the challenges that patients face, and shared inspiring advancements in research.

October 19, 2023

Charting the Brain, in Great Detail | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian & Josh Emerson

by Anthony Effinger

When not practicing world-class neurosurgery, Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian instructs aspiring surgeons at the Neuroanatomical Skills / Microdissection Anatomy Lab. His work there advances minimally invasive surgical techniques and provides training opportunities for neurosurgeons. Josh Emerson, an artist turned medical illustrator, creates intricate anatomical illustrations at PNI, where he collaborates with Dr. Barkhoudarian. Together, they meticulously map the human body's most crucial structures, combining traditional and digital techniques.

October 12, 2023

Uncovering a Medical Mystery: When Your Body Attacks Your Brain  

by Brianna Rauchman

Seized by a mystery medical condition, Jill fell into a year-long coma. Fortunately, Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, adeptly identified the hidden diagnosis responsible for her debilitating symptoms. 

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October 2, 2023

Unilateral Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

by Brianna Rauchman

Discover the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL) with expert insight from an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT ) surgeon. Learn about hearing loss solutions available at Pacific Eye, Ear, and Skull Base Center, including hearing aids, medication and cochlear implants.

Last updated: October 13th, 2023