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Dr. Akanksha Sharma standing in the institute's hallway
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.

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September 19, 2023

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Leading Neuroscience Activities Across the Nation

by Garni Barkhoudarian

Faculty members from Pacific Neuroscience Institute® Medical Group and PNI Foundation had a strong showing at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual meeting in Washington D.C.  September 9-13, 2023.

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July 20, 2023

Innovations in Brain Tumor Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Daniel F. Kelly, MD, Co-Founder of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, discusses innovations in endoscopic surgery at PNI.

July 19, 2023

Glioblastoma Awareness Day: Confronting the Challenges of a Devastating Brain Tumor

by Brianna Rauchman

Today, July 19, 2023, marks the observance of Glioblastoma Awareness Day. Glioblastoma (GBM) is an infamous form of brain cancer, presenting immense difficulties in its treatment.

rGBM Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results
June 29, 2023

Trial Results Offer Hope for Improved rGBM Survival Outcomes

by Guest Author

Expert neuro-oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Director of Neuro-oncology at Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Chair and Professor of the Department of Translational Neurosciences at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, published the results from a phase 2 clinical trial for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM), offering hope for improved survival outcomes and pushing novel treatment one step closer to FDA approval.

June 28, 2023

Care Partner Series: 7 Ways to Prevent Falls in Your Home

by Guest Author

At the Pacific Brain Health Center, our experts work with our patients to address key factors associated with balance disorders and fall risk. Discover techniques to prevent falls and safely assist loved ones with limited mobility. This is a segment of our "How To" series designed for our families, with a special emphasis on care partners.

Symptoms & Treatment of Brain Tumors
June 8, 2023

Symptoms & Treatment of Brain Tumors

by Brianna Rauchman

Neuro-oncologist, Akanksha Sharma, MD, explains common symptoms of brain tumors and highlights the wide range of medical specialties that provide accessible brain tumor treatments. Plus, discover how Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) supports the brain tumor community.

Akanksha Sharma, MD, gives opening remarks at Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Awareness Day Walk 2023 at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.
Brain Tumor Awareness Day walk at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
Saint John's Cancer Institute at Brain Tumor Awareness Day 2023
Brain Tumor Walk 2023
June 7, 2023

Brain Tumor Awareness Day at PNI

by Amelia Garrison

PNI specialists joined the brain tumor community for a special day of festivities and a walk around Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica on May 31st, 2023.

June 5, 2023

Innovations in Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Tumors

by Daniel F. Kelly

Named among the nation’s top 50 neurology and neurosurgery centers, Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI)'s pituitary experts are at the forefront of research in the advancement of treatment and follow-up care for pituitary diseases. Daniel F. Kelly, MD, MD, Co-Founder of PNI and recipient of the Southern California Super Doctors Distinction for 15 years, discusses innovations in pituitary and brain tumor treatment.

Last updated: June 5th, 2023