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  • January 25, 2023
    Preventing Brain Aneurysm Ruptures; Education, Awareness, Research
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  • December 15, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Stacey Wolfe, MD, FAANS
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  • December 07, 2022
    Hancock County Couple Shares ‘One Of A Kind’ Brain Bleed Story
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  • December 06, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ananth K. Vellimana, MD
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  • October 27, 2022
    A Mom Thought Stress and Her Pregnancy Caused Her Devastating Headaches. It Was a Giant Aneurysm
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ben Strickland, MD
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipients: Alfred P. See, PhD and Shivani Rangwala
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Edgar A. Samaniego, MD, MS
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  • October 19, 2022
    Triathlete Achieves Her Goal After Doctor Discovers Brain Aneurysm
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  • October 17, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Tatsat Patel, PhD & Sricharan Veeturi
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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • December 06, 2022
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Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ananth K. Vellimana, MD

Ananth K. Vellimana, MD is originally from Trivandrum, India. He completed medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, and subsequently moved to the US. Dr. Vellimana subsequently completed neurosurgery residency and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at WashU, and a cerebrovascular/skull base surgery fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He is now an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at WashU. 

Among various cerebrovascular diseases, patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a ruptured aneurysm have significant long-term neurological sequelae, and nearly half of them are unable to return to work. This represents a large patient population that is relatively young and ‘disabled’. As a vascular neurosurgeon, Dr. Vellimana feels that there is a critical need to develop a better understanding of the secondary injurious processes that happen in the brain after SAH and lead to this poor outcome and utilize this knowledge to develop better therapeutic strategies. 

Through the research proposed in this grant, he hopes to improve his understanding of the source of immune cells that contribute to inflammatory processes that cause secondary brain injury in patients who have experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a ruptured aneurysm. 

Ananth K. Vellimana is the recipient of the Debbie Feiger Chair of Research for $30,000.



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