Kimon Bekelis, MD

Dr. Bekelis is a board-certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon with subspecialty training in minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery. He additionally specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, and complex spine, and brain operations.

As one of the most prominent, widely published stroke researchers in the country, with several national and international awards, Dr. Bekelis will also serve as the new Chairman of Neurointerventional Services for Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHSLI) and the Director of the highly anticipated Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Excellence in Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (GSHMC). Currently under construction, this multi-million dollar Stroke Center will fill a significant healthcare void in Long Island’s south shore and beyond.

Drawing from extensive experience at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, one of the largest stroke centers in the country, Dr. Bekelis is committed to making the new Stroke and Brain Center at GSHMC a national and international referral center, which will transform stroke care in our region. He is directly involved in the structural planning of this state-of-the-art facility, as well as the recruitment and staffing of highly skilled surgeons, nursing, and technical support staff.

Dr. Bekelis is also the Director of the Population Health Research Institute of New York at CHS and an Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. After finishing his medical school education, he spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as the chief resident, and his fellowship in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, one of the largest stroke centers in the country.

He has been involved in several projects focusing on outcome predictive modeling, resource utilization, regional disparities, diffusion of innovation, intensity of care, workforce allocation, medicolegal issues, and cost. Dr. Bekelis is the author of over 110 peer reviewed journal publications, and 10 book chapters. He has developed two software applications on risk prediction, and has received funding support from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Hitchcock Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. His work has been honored with the Dandy Award, the Scoville award, the Robert Florin award, the Sam Hassenbusch Award, the Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award, the CNS Foundation Innovation Fellowship Award, and the first place of the socioeconomic category at a recent American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting. He recently led the research team that produced the Dartmouth Atlas national report on the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and developed a website highlighting the diffusion of stroke care in the United States. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, currently the top journal in all medical specialties.

Dr. Bekelis is well respected by his peers. He holds multiple leadership positions in several national committees in stroke, and neurosurgery. These include the AANS Development Committee, the Joint Guidelines Committee (which develops guidelines on stroke care among others), the N2QOD (the first national neurosurgery outcomes registry for spinal disorders), the National Quality Forum, and others. While still a resident, he was voted in the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee after national elections, and he was selected as a Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) fellow (the health policy organization of neurosurgery), and subsequently as the fellow to the prestigious AANS/CNS Washington Committee, which focuses on health policy, management, advocacy, and legislative reform. Dr. Bekelis was elected as the 2016 Health Policy Scholar by the American College of Surgeons.

For more information on Dr. Kimon Bekelis visit: kimonbekelis.com

Journal Publications

  1. N. Labropoulos, K. Bekelis, L. Leon. Thrombosis in unusual sites of the lower extremity veins. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2008 May;47(5):1022-7. Epub 2008 Mar 21
  2. K. Bekelis, N. Labropoulos. Reactive hyperemia as a new predictor of cardiovascular events. Are we there yet? Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, 2008 Jun;20(2):224-6
  3. V. M. Renard, K. Bekelis, S. G. Ziegler, D. Vick, S. Hertig, B. M. Tyler, K. W. Li, T. Kosztowski, F. G. Legnani, H. Brem, A. Olivi. Local delivery of epirubicin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment against a 9L gliosarcoma model. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2010 Mar;97(1):1-10. Epub 2009 Aug 20
  4. K. Bekelis, O. N. Gottfried, J.P. Wolinsky, Z. L. Gokaslan, I. Omeis. Severe dysphagia secondary to posterior C1-C3 fusion in a patient with traumatic atlantoaxial instability and type III odontoid fracture-a case report and review of the literature. Dysphagia, 2010 Jun;25(2):156-60. Epub 2009 Sep 30
  5. B. Tyler, K. Fowers, K. W. Li, V. M. Renard, J. Caplan, A. Hdeib, R. Grossman, L. Basaldella, K. Bekelis, G. Pradilla, F. Legnani, H. Brem. A thermal gel depot for local delivery of Paclitaxel to treat experimental brain tumors. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2010 Aug;113(2):210-7
  6. D. Hedequist, K. Bekelis, J. Emans, M. R. Proctor. Single stage reduction and stabilization of post-fusion basilar invagination in children with Down’s syndrome. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2010 Feb 15;35(4):E128-33
  7. I. Omeis, K. Bekelis, A. Gregory, M. McGirt, D. Sciubba, A. Bydon, J.P. Wolinsky, Z. Gokaslan, T. Witham. The use of expandable cages in patients undergoing multilevel corpectomies for the treatment of metastatic tumors in the cervical spine. Orthopedics, 2010 Feb 1;33(2):87-92
  8. V. M. Renard, B. M. Tyler, K. Bekelis, S. Brem, K. W. Li, H. Brem. Combination of intracranial temozolomide with intracranial BCNU and radiation improves survival when compared to any treatment alone in a rodent glioma model. Neurosurgery, 2010 Mar;66(3):530-537
  9. N. Labropoulos, P. Nandivada, K. Bekelis. Prevalence and Impact of the Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS). A multi-institutional study. Annals of Surgery, 2010 Jul;252(1):166-70
  10. K. Bekelis, A.C. Duhaime, S. Missios, N. Simmons. Placement of occipital condyle screws for occipitocervical fixation in a pediatric patient with occipitocervical instability secondary to posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 2010 Aug;6(2):171-6
  11. K. Bekelis, C. Solakoglou, O. N. Gottfried, Z. Gokaslan, P. Markopoulos, I. Omeis. Surgical treatment of a case of Salmonella spondylodiscitis in an immunocompetent patient via an extracavitary approach, corpectomy, placement of expandable cage, and posterior instrumentation-a case report and review of the literature. American Journal of Infectious Disease, 6 (2): 44-49, 2010
  12. N. Labropoulos, P. Nandivada, K. Bekelis. Stroke of the posterior cerebral circulation: a meta-analysis. International Angiology, 2011 Apr;30(2):105-14
  13. A. Desai, P. Ball, K. Bekelis, J. Lurie, S. Mirza, T. Tosteson, J. Weinstein. Incidental durotomy does not affect long-term outcomes after first-time lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis. Neurosurgery, 2011 Feb 23. 2011 Jul;69(1):38-44
  14. A. Desai, P. Ball, K. Bekelis, J. Lurie, S. Mirza, T. Tosteson, J. Weinstein. Outcomes after durotomy during lumbar discectomy. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2011 May;14(5):647-53. Epub 2011 Mar 4
  15. K. Bekelis, P. Valdez, K. Erkmen, F. Leblond, A. Kim, B. Wilson, B. Harris, K. Paulsen, D. Roberts. Quantitative and qualitative fluorescence in skull base meningiomas. Neurosurgery Focus, 2011 May;30(5):E8
  16. L. Basaldella, E. Marton, K. Bekelis,P. Longatti. Spontaneous resolution of atraumatic intrauterine ping-pong fractures in newborns delivered by cesarean section. Journal of Child Neurology, 2011 Nov;26(11):1449-51. Epub 2011 Jun 7
  17. K. Bekelis, C. Eskey, K. Erkmen, N. Labropoulos, T. Burdette, M. Stotland, S. Durham. Scalp arteriovenous malformation draining into the superior sagittal sinus associated with a sinus pericranii.  A case report. International Angiology, 2011 Oct;30(5):488-92
  18. A. Desai, P. Ball, K. Bekelis, J. Lurie, S. Mirza, T. Tosteson, J. Weinstein. Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in SPORT: Does Incidental Durotomy Affect Outcome? Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2011 Sep 30. 2012 Mar 1;37(5):406-13
  19. K. Bekelis, D. Meiklejohn, S. Missios, B. Harris, S. Saunders, K. Erkmen. Ganglioneuroma of the cerebellopontine angle presenting as internal auditory canal vestibular schwannoma. Skull Base Reports, 2011; 1(2): 089-094. Epub 2011 Apr 11
  20. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, T. Darcey, D. Roberts. Intracranial stereoencephalography of the insula in the evaluation of medically intractable epilepsy. Neurosurgery Focus, 2012 Mar;32(3):E6
  21. K. Bekelis, T. Radwan, A. Desai, D.W. Roberts. Frameless robotically targeted stereotactic brain biopsy: feasibility, diagnostic yield and safety. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012 May;116(5):1002-6. Epub 2012 Mar 9
  22. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, A. Desai, C. Eskey, K. Erkmen. MRI/MRA fusion technique in the operative planning of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery Focus, 2012 May;32(5):E7
  23. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, K. Erkmen. Surgical obliteration of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula with minimally invasive tubular retractor system and use of indocyanine green intraoperative angiography. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2012 Aug;17(2):160-3. Epub 2012 May 25
  24. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, P. Ball, J. Lurie, S. Mirza, T. Tosteson, J. Weinstein. Spine patient outcomes research trial: do outcomes vary across centers for surgery for lumbar disc herniation? Neurosurgery, 2012 Oct;71(4):833-43
  25. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, W. Zhao, P. Ball. Neurosurgeon density is associated with decreased risk of death from motor vehicle crashes in the United States. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012 Sep;117(3):599-603. Epub 2012 Jul 24
  26. K. Bekelis, A. Desai, W. Zhao, D. Gibson, D. Gologorsky, C. Eskey, K. Erkmen. CT angiography: Improving diagnostic yield and cost-effectiveness in the initial evaluation of spontaneous non-subarachnoid intracerebral hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012 Oct;117(4):761-6. Epub 2012 Aug 10
  27. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, V. Thadani, D. Roberts, B. Jobst, A.C. Duhaime, K. Gilbert, T. Darcey, C. Studholme, A. Siegel. Interictal PET and ictal subtraction SPECT: sensitivity in the detection of seizure foci in patients with medically intractable epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2013 Feb;54(2):341-50. Epub 2012 Oct 2
  28. K. Bekelis, T. Radwan, A. Desai, Z. Moses, V. Thadani, B. Jobst, K. Bujarski, T. Darcey, D.W. Roberts. Subdural interhemispheric grid electrodes for intracranial epilepsy monitoring: feasibility, safety and utility. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012 Dec;117(6):1182-8. Epub 2012 Oct 12
  29. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, P. Ball, J. Lurie, S. Mirza, T. Tosteson, J. Weinstein. Outcome variation across centers after surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolesthisis; the SPORT experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2013 Apr 15;38(8):678-91
  30. K. Bekelis, A. Desai, A. Cotlyar, B. Jobst, V. Thadani, K. Bujarski, T. Darcey, D.W. Roberts. Occipitotemporal hippocampal depth electrodes in intracranial epilepsy monitoring: safety and utility. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2013 Feb;118(2):345-52. Epub 2012 Oct 19
  31. A. Desai, K. Bekelis, P. Ball, K. Erkmen. Higher density of specialist neuroscience providers is associated with fewer deaths from stroke in the US population. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2013 Mar;100(4):440-7. Epub 2013 Jan 3
  32. K. Bekelis, Z. Moses, S. Missios, A. Desai, N. Labropoulos. Indications for treatment of recurrent carotid stenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Surgery, 2013 Mar;100(4):440-7. Epub 2013 Jan 3
  33. K. Bekelis, S. Bakhoum, A. Desai, T.A. MacKenzie, P. Goodney, N. Labropoulos. A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010. Stroke, 2013 Apr;44(4):1085-90. Epub 2013 Feb 14
  34. K. Bekelis, S. Bakhoum, A. Desai, T.A. MacKenzie, D.W. Roberts. Outcome prediction in intracranial tumor surgery: the National Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2013 May;113(1):57-64. Epub 2013 Feb 24
  35. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie, A. Fischer, N. Labropoulos, C. Eskey. A predictive model of outcomes during cerebral aneurysm coiling. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2014 Jun 1;6(5):342-8
  36. P. Valdez, K. Bekelis, F. Leblond, A. Kim, B. Wilson, B. Harris, K. Paulsen, D.W. Roberts. Quantitative and qualitative fluorescence in intracranial meningiomas. Neurosurgery, 2014 Mar;10 Suppl 1:74-83
  37. K. Bekelis, N. Labropoulos, P. Pappas, A. Gasparis. B-mode estimate of carotid stenosis: Planimetric measurements compliment the velocity estimate of ICA stenosis. International Angiology, 2013 Oct;32(5):506-11
  38. S. Missios, R. Rahmani, K. Bekelis. Spinal cord stimulators: socioeconomic disparities in four US States. Neuromodulation, 2014 Jul;17(5):451-6. Epub 2013 Aug 7
  39. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, D.W. Roberts. Institutional charges and disparities in outpatient brain biopsies in four US States: the State Ambulatory Database (SASD). Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2013 Nov;115(2):277-83
  40. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, N. Labropoulos. Racial and geographic disparities in patients with untreated cerebral aneurysms. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2014 Sep;6(7):556-60. Epub 2013 Aug 22.
  41. S. Missios, K. Bekelis, D.W. Roberts. Neurosurgery in the Byzantine Empire: The Contributions of Paul of Aegina (625-690 AD). Journal of Neurosurgery, Jan;120(1):244-9. Epub 2013 Sep 13
  42. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie, A. Desai, A. Fischer, N. Labropoulos, D. Roberts. Predicting complications during cerebral aneurysm clipping: the National Inpatient Sample 2005-2009. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2014 Mar;120(3):591-8. Epub 2013 Sep 13
  43. K. Bekelis, A. Desai, S. Bakhoum, S. Missios. A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in spinal surgery: the National Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010. The Spine Journal, 2014 Jul 1;14(7):1247-55. Epub 2013 Oct 4
  44. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, G. Kakoulides, R. Rahmani, N. Simmons. Selection of patients for ambulatory lumbar discectomy: results from four US States. The Spine Journal, 2014 Sep 1;14(9):1944-50. Epub 2013 Dec 2
  45. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, R. J. Spinner. Restraints and peripheral nerve injuries in victims of motor vehicle crashes. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2014 Jun 15;31(12):1077-82. Epub 2014 Mar 7
  46. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, C. Eskey, N. Labropoulos. Socioeconomic characteristics of patients undergoing ambulatory diagnostic cerebral angiography in four US States. International Angiology, 2014 Feb;33(1):58-64
  47. K. Bekelis, S. Missios. The association of regional intensity of neurosurgical care with spinal fusion surgery in the United States. European Spine Journal, 2014 Apr;23(4):909-15. Epub 2014 Feb 4
  48. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Transport mode to level I and II trauma centers and survival of pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2014 Jul 15;31(14):1321-8. Epub 2014 May 19
  49. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. The association of unfavorable outcomes with the intensity of neurosurgical care in the United States. PLOS ONE, 2014 Mar 19;9(3):e92057
  50. K. Bekelis, D. Roberts, W. Zhou, J. Skinner. Fragmentation of care and the utilization of head CT in ischemic stroke patients. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2014 May;7(3):430-6. Epub 2014 Apr 8
  51. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie. Pre-hospital helicopter transportation and survival of patients with traumatic brain injury. Annals of Surgery, 2015 Mar;261(3):579-85
  52. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, N. Labropoulos. Cerebral aneurysm coiling: a predictive model of hospitalization cost. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2015 Jul;7(7):543-8. Epub 2014 May 26
  53. S. Missios, K. Bekelis, G. Al-Shyal, P. Rasmussen, G. Barnett. Stereotactic radiosurgery of intracranial arteriovenous malformations and the use of the K-index in determining treatment dose. Neurosurgery Focus, 2014 Sep;37(3):E15
  54. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, N. Labropoulos. Regional intensity of neurosurgical care and integration of aneurysm coiling in the United States. International Angiology, 2014 Oct;33(5):446-54
  55. S. Missios, K. Bekelis, R.J. Spinner. Traumatic peripheral nerve injuries in children: epidemiology and socioeconomics. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 2014 Dec;14(6):688-94. Epub 2014 Oct 10
  56. K. Bekelis, E.S. Fisher, N. Labropoulos, W. Zhou, J. Skinner. Variations in the intensive use of head computed tomography for elderly hemorrhagic stroke patients in leading US hospitals. Radiology, 2015 Apr;275(1):188-95. Epub 2014 Oct 29
  57. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T. MacKenzie, N. Labropoulos, D.W. Roberts. A predictive model of hospitalization cost after cerebral aneurysm clipping. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Mar;8(3):316-22. Epub 2015 Jan 12
  58. S. Missios, K. Bekelis, G. Barnett. Laser induced thermal therapy in neurosurgery. Neurosurgery Focus, 2015 Mar;38(3):E13
  59. K. Bekelis, P. Kalakoti, A. Nanda, S. Missios. A predictive model of unfavorable outcomes after benign intracranial tumor resection. World Neurosurgery, 2015 Jul;84(1):82-9. Epub 2015 Mar 5
  60. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Drivers of hospitalization cost after craniotomies for tumor resection. BMC Health Services Research, 2015 Mar 4;15(1):85
  61. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, K. Wong, T. MacKenzie. The practice of cranial neurosurgery and the malpractice liability environment in the United States. PLOS ONE, 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0121191
  62. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Spine surgery and malpractice liability in the United States. The Spine Journal, 2015 Jul 1;15(7):1602-8. Epub 2015 Mar 31
  63. S. Missios, P. Kalakoti, A. Nanda, K. Bekelis. Craniotomy for glioma resection: a predictive model. World Neurosurgery, 2015 Jun;83(6):957-64. Epub 2015 May 2
  64. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, R.J. Spinner. Falls and peripheral nerve injuries: an age dependent relationship. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2015 Nov;123(5):1223-9. Epub 2015 May 15
  65. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Non-medical factors and the transfer of spine trauma patients initially evaluated at level III and IV trauma centers. The Spine Journal, 2015 Sep 1;15(9):2028-35. Epub 2015 May 19
  66. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T. MacKenzie. The association of race and insurance status with transfers of traumatic brain injury patients initially evaluated at level III and IV trauma centers. Annals of Surgery, 2015 Jul;262(1):9-15
  67. K. Bekelis, J. Smith, W. Zhou, T. MacKenzie, D. Roberts, J. Skinner, N. Morden. Statins and subarachnoid hemorrhage in Medicare patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms. International Journal of Stroke, 2015 Oct;10 Suppl A100:38-45. Epub 2015 Jun 29
  68. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S. Coy, R.J. Singer, T. MacKenzie. New York State: Comparison of treatment outcomes for unruptured cerebral aneurysms using an instrumental variable analysis. JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association, 2015 Jul 13;4(7)
  69. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Derivation and validation of a predictive model of hospitalization cost after spine surgery in the United States. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2015 Oct;22(10):1632-7. Epub 2015 Jul 14
  70. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. The association of insurance status and race with the procedural volume of traumatic brain injury patients. Injury, 2016 Jan;47(1):154-9. Epub 2015 Jul 6
  71. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, A.J. O’Malley, P. Goodney, T. MacKenzie. Surgical clipping versus endovascular coiling for elderly patients presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Sep;8(9):913-8
  72. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S. Coy, R. Rahmani, T. MacKenzie. Surgical clipping versus endovascular intervention for the treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage patients in New York State. PLOS ONE, 10(9):e0137946
  73. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, G. Bovis, S. Tjoumakaris, P. Jabbour, T. MacKenzie. Unruptured cerebral aneurysm clipping: the association of combined open and endovascular expertise on outcomes. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Sep;8(9):977-81
  74. K. Bekelis, M. McGirt, S. Parker, C. Holland, C.J. Devin, T. Atkins, J. Knightly, R. Groman, I. Zyung, A.L. Asher. The present and future of quality measures and public reporting in neurosurgery. Neurosurgery Focus, 2015 Dec;39(6):E3
  75. S. Parker, M. McGirt, K. Bekelis, C. Holland, C.J. Devin, T. Atkins, J. Knightly, R. Groman, I. Zyung, A.L. Asher. The National Neurosurgery Quality & Outcomes Database Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) 2015 Measure Specifications and Rationale. Neurosurgery Focus, 2015 Dec;39(6):E4
  76. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T. MacKenzie. Comparison of outcomes of patients with inpatient or outpatient onset ischemic stroke. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  77. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S., T. MacKenzie. Continuity of care and 30-day readmission for patients evaluated in the emergency room after cerebral aneurysm treatment. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2016 Nov;8(11):1203-1206
  78. K. Bekelis, J. Hamilton, A. Teegarden, C. Tomlinson, R. Kuintzle, N. Simmons, R.J. Singer, D.W. Roberts, M. Kellis, D. Hendrix. MircoRNA and gene expression changes in human cerebral aneurysms. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2016 Dec;125(6):1390-1399
  79. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, N. Labropoulos, Y. Su, A.J. O’Malley, S. Tjoumakaris, P. Jabbour, T. MacKenzie. The impact of hybrid neurosurgeons on the outcomes of endovascular coiling for unruptured cerebral aneurysms in elderly patients. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017 Jan;126(1):29-35
  80. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, K. Newhall, A. Faerber, P. Goodney. Does rapid diffusion of HbA1c testing have an impact on amputation rates? Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2016 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  81. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. How well do subjective Hospital Compare metrics reflect objective outcomes in spine surgery? Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2016 Aug;25(2):264-70
  82. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, N. Labropoulos, G. Bovis, M. Lawton, T. MacKenzie. Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical clipping or endovascular intervention for unruptured cerebral aneurysms. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2017 Mar;9(3):324-328
  83. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Regional disparities in hospitalization charges in patients undergoing craniotomies for brain tumor resection in New York State. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2016 Jun;128(2):365-71
  84. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S. Coy, T.A. MacKenzie. Scope of practice and outcomes of cerebrovascular neurosurgery in children. Child’s Nervous System, 2016 Nov;32(11):2159-2164
  85. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, G. Lanzino, M. Lawton, T. MacKenzie. Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical clipping or endovascular intervention for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017 Mar;126(3):805-810
  86. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, A.J. O’Malley, P. Goodney, M. Lawton, T. MacKenzie. Comparison of clipping and coiling in elderly patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017 Mar;126(3):811-818
  87. K. Newhall, K. Bekelis, B. Suckow, D. Gottlieb, A. Faerber, P. Goodney, J. Skinner. The relationship of regional hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation rate among patients with diabetes. Vascular, 2016 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  88. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Outpatient continuity of care and 30-day readmission after spine surgery. The Spine Journal, 2016 Nov;16(11):1309-1314
  89. K. Bekelis, N. Marth, K. Wong, W. Zhou, J. Birkmeyer, J. Skinner. Primary Stroke Center hospitalization for elderly patients with stroke: implications for case-fatality and travel times. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016 Sep 1;176(9):1361-8
  90. B. Suckow, K. Newhall, K. Bekelis, A. Faerber, D. Gottlieb, B. Nolan, D. Stone, P. Goodney. Hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation rates in blacks, Hispanic, and white Medicare patients. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2016 Oct;36:208-217
  91. K. Bekelis, S. Coy, N. Simmons. Operative duration and risk of surgical site infection in neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery, 2016 Oct;94:551-555.e6
  92. K. Bekelis, I. Connolly, H. Do, O. Choudhri. Operative volume and outcomes of cerebrovascular neurosurgery in children. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 2016 Nov;18(5):623-628
  93. P. Goodney, D. Gottlieb, K. Newhall, K. Bekelis, R. Comi, S. Chaidarun, A. Faerber, T.A. Mackenzie, J. Skinner. Consistency of hemoglobin A1c testing and cardiovascular outcomes in Medicare patients with diabetes. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2016 Aug 10;5(8). pii: e003566
  94. K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, Y. Su, N. Labropoulos, S. Tjoumakaris, P. Jabbour, T.A. MacKenzie. Early physician follow-up and out of hospital outcomes after unruptured cerebral aneurysm treatment in the elderly. World Neurosurgery, 2016 Nov;95:542-547.e1
  95. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S. Coy, J. Johnson. Does ranking of surgeons in a publicly available online platform correlate with objective outcomes? Journal of Neurosurgery, 2016 Nov 11:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  96. K. Bekelis, D. Calnan, N.E. Simmons, T.A. MacKenzie, G. Kakoulides. The association of patient reported outcomes with an immersive preoperative virtual reality experience: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Surgery, 2016 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  97. S. Shrestha, S. Coy, K. Bekelis. Antiplatelets and anticoagulants in the prevention and management of acute ischemic stroke. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2016 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  98. K. Bekelis, R. Rahmani, J. Kim, D. Calnan, T.A. MacKenzie. Association of preoperative falls with adverse outcomes after neurosurgical operations. World Neurosurgery, 2016 Dec 18. pii: S1878-8750(16)31335-3. [Epub ahead of print]
  99. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Emergency Department evaluation and 30-day readmission after craniotomy for brain tumor resection. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017 Jan 6:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  100. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie, S. Tjoumakaris, P. Jabbour. Anesthesia technique and outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Stroke, 2017 Feb;48(2):361-366
  101. K. Bekelis, N. Labropoulos, S. Coy. Risk of venous thromboembolism and operative duration in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. Neurosurgery, 2017 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  102. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, S. Coy, R. Rahmani, T. MacKenzie, T. Asher. Correlation of subjective Hospital Compare metrics with objective outcomes of cranial neurosurgical procedures in New York State. Neurosurgery, 2017 Mar 1;80(3):401-408
  103. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Does scope of practice correlate with the outcomes of craniotomy for tumor resection in children? Acta Neurochirurgica, 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  104. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie. Association of Magnet status with hospitalization outcomes for ischemic stroke patients. JAHA: Journal of American Heart Association, 2017 Apr 18;6(4)
  105. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie, P.M. O’Shaughnessy. Does quality of physicians correlate with patient satisfaction measured by Hospital Compare metrics in New York State?, World Neurosurgery, 2017 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  106. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Association of Hospitalization for Neurosurgical Operations in Magnet Hospitals With Mortality and Length of Stay. Neurosurgery, 2017 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  107. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie. Outcomes of elective cerebral aneurysm treatment performed by attending surgeons after night work. Neurosurgery, 2017 May 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  108. K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie. Access disparities to Magnet hospitals for ischemic stroke patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, in press
  109. P.J. Morone, K. Bekelis, B. Root, R.J. Singer. Development and Validation of a Mobile Device-based External Ventricular Drain Simulator. Operative Neurosurgery, in press
  110. E. Atallah, H. Saad. K. Bekelis, N. Chalouhi, S. Tjoumakaris, D. Hasan, G. Eller, R.H. Rosenwasser, P. Jabbour. The use of alternatives to clopidogrel in pipeline flow diversion. Journal of Neurosurgery, in press
  111. D. Calnan, E. D’Agostino, M. Reynolds, K. Bekelis. Discontinuing anti-epileptic medications in neurosurgical practice. Current Pharmaceutical Design, in press
  112. M.P. Thompson, X. Zhao, K. Bekelis, D. Gottlieb, G.C. Fonarow, P.J. Schulte, Y. Xian, B. Lytle, L.H. Schwamm, E.E. Smith, M.J. Reeves. Regional variation in 30-day ischemic stroke outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries treated in Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Hospitals. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, accepted
  113. S. Missios, K. Bekelis. Access disparities to Magnet hospitals for patients undergoing neurosurgical operations. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, accepted


Book chapters

 

  1. K. Bekelis, S. Parker, M. Bydon, T. Asher. “How to use QOD to improve your practice?”. In “Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery”. Eds D.J. Guillaume and M.A. Hunt, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2017, in press
  2. M. Reynolds, K. Bekelis, S. Tjoumakaris, P. Jabbour R.H. Rosenwasser. “Decision Making in Cerebrovascular Diseases. Chapter: Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Occlusion”. In “Decision Making in Cerebrovascular Diseases”. Eds L. Rangel-Castilla, P. Nakaji, A.H. Siddiqui, R.F. Spetzler, and E.I. Levy, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2017, in press
  3. K. Bekelis, I. Khan, B. Root, R.J. Singer, P.A. Ball. “Principles of Neurocritical Care”. In “Youmans Neurological Surgery Expert Consult”. Eds H.R. Winn, Saunders, 2017 in press
  4. K. Bekelis. “Variation in the Care of Surgical Conditions: Cerebral Aneurysms”. In “A Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare series”. Eds P. Goodney, D. Goodman, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 2014
  5. K. Bekelis, D. Roberts. Adjuvants in the surgical resection of astrocytomas (5ALA and intraoperative MRI). In “Evidence-Based Practice in Neurosurgery”. Eds. A. Quinones-Hinojosa, S. Raza, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2013
  6. T. Garzon-Muvdi, G. Pradilla, K. Bekelis, P. Gailloud, R. Tamargo. Surgical Management of infratentorial arteriovenous malformations. In “Schmidek and Sweet’s operative neurosurgical techniques indications methods and results”. 6th Edition. Eds. A. Quinones-Hinojosa, Saunders, 2012
  7. S. Missios, K. Bekelis, G. Blike, K. Erkmen. Ensuring patient safety in surgery-first do no harm. In “Schmidek and Sweet’s operative neurosurgical techniques indications methods and results”. 6th Edition. Eds. A. Quinones-Hinojosa, Saunders, 2012
  8. K. Erkmen, K. Bekelis, O. Al-Mefty. Primary extramedullary tumors of the craniovertebral junction. In “Surgery of the craniovertebral junction”. Eds. C. Dickman, R. Spetzler, V. Sonntag, N. Bambakidis. Thieme Medical Publishers, 2012
  9. K. Bekelis, N. Labropoulos, M. Griffin, A. Nicolaides. Grading internal carotid stenosis. In “Atherosclerosis – Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation”. Eds. A Nicolaides, K. Beach. E. Kyriakou, C. Pattichis. Springer, 2012
  10. K. Bekelis, N. Labropoulos. Ultrasound in vascular disease- state-of-the-art. In “Ultrasound in clinical diagnosis: From pioneering developments in Lund to global application in medicine”. Eds. B. Eklof, K. Lindstrom, S. Persson. Oxford University Press, 2011
  11. R. J. Spinner, K. Bekelis, K. K. Amrami. Brachial Plexus Tumors. In “Principles and Practices of Neuro-Oncology. A Multidisciplinary Approach”. Eds. MP Mehta, SM Chang, MA Vogelbaum, A Guha. Demos Medical Publishing, 2010