Aria Fallah, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Titles

Member, CTSI

Assistant Professor In-Residence, Health Policy and Management

Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Email
afallah@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone
Fax Number: 1.310.794.5028
Office Phone Number: 1.310.794.4085
Address

Mailing Address:

Edie & Lew Wasserman Building
300 Stein Plaza, Ste 525
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Dr. Aria Fallah’s expertise and research interests are in Evidence Based Surgery, Clinical Trials, Observational Studies and Meta-Analyses as it relates to clinical and operative Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery. His current research projects include a multi-center, international study to generate and validate a prognostic tool in pediatric hemispherectomy (HOPS Study), comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex in children with medically intractable epilepsy, as well as the development of advanced decision making tools that evaluate individual values and preferences to be incorporated in the pre-operative discussion for children that are being considered for pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Publications

Weil Alexander G, Fallah Aria, Chamiraju Parthasarathi, Ragheb John, Bhatia Sanjiv   Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization with a rigid neuroendoscope in infants with hydrocephalus Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2015; 1-11.
Fallah Aria, Rodgers Shaun D, Weil Alexander G, Vadera Sumeet, Mansouri Alireza, Connolly Mary B, Major Philippe, Ma Tracy, Devinsky Orrin, Weiner Howard L, Gonzalez-Martinez Jorge A, Bingaman William E, Najm Imad, Gupta Ajay, Ragheb John, Bhatia Sanjiv, Steinbok Paul, Witiw Christopher D, Widjaja Elysa, Snead O Carter, Rutka James T   Resective Epilepsy Surgery for Tuberous Sclerosis in Children: Determining Predictors of Seizure Outcomes in a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study Neurosurgery, 2015; 77(4): 517-24.
Fallah Aria, Weil Alexander G, Sur Samir, Miller Ian, Jayakar Prasanna, Morrison Glenn, Bhatia Sanjiv, Ragheb John   Epilepsy surgery related to pediatric brain tumors: Miami Children's Hospital experience Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2015; 77(4): 1-6.
Fallah Aria, Wang Anthony C, Weil Alexander G, Ibrahim George M, Mansouri Alireza, Bhatia Sanjiv   Predictors of Outcome Following Cerebral Aqueductoplasty: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis Neurosurgery, 2015; 77(4): .
Lo Presti Anna, Weil Alexander G, Fallah Aria, Peterson Eric C, Niazi Toba N, Bhatia Sanjiv   Treatment of a cerebral pial arteriovenous fistula in a patient with sickle cell disease-related moyamoya syndrome: case report Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2015; 16(2): 207-11.
Weil Alexander G, Fallah Aria, Bhatia Sanjiv, Ragheb John   Pediatric Neurosurgery in the Developing World: The Haiti Experience The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2015; 26(4): 1061-5.
Ibrahim George M, Morgan Benjamin R, Fallah Aria   A partial least squares analysis of seizure outcomes following resective surgery for tuberous sclerosis complex in children with intractable epilepsy Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2015; 31(2): 181-4.
Mansouri Alireza, Fallah Aria, McAndrews Mary Pat, Cohn Melanie, Mayor Diana, Andrade Danielle, Carlen Peter, Del Campo Jose M, Tai Peter, Wennberg Richard A, Valiante Taufik A   Neurocognitive and Seizure Outcomes of Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy versus Anterior Temporal Lobectomy for Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Epilepsy research and treatment, 2014; 2014(3-4): 306382.
Wang Shelly, Fallah Aria   Optimal management of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex: current and emerging options Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 2014; 10(3-4): 2021-30.
Reddy Deven, Fallah Aria, Petropoulos Jo-Anne, Farrokhyar Forough, Macdonald R Loch, Jichici Draga   Prophylactic magnesium sulfate for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis Neurocritical care, 2014; 21(2): 356-64.
Fallah Aria, Ibrahim George M, Bernstein Mark   The "SAAFE" neurosurgical sign-out World neurosurgery, 2014; 81(3-4): e21-3.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Macdonald R Loch   Clinical, laboratory, and radiographic predictors of the occurrence of seizures following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage Journal of neurosurgery, 2013; 119(2): 347-52.
Witiw Christopher D, Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Macdonald R Loch   Early predictors of prolonged stay in a critical care unit following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage Neurocritical care, 2013; 18(3): 291-7.
Mansouri Alireza, Fallah Aria, Ibrahim George M, Valiante Taufik A   Predictors of surgical candidacy in 414 epilepsy patients admitted to the EMU The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2013; 40(3): 372-7.
Fallah Aria, Ibrahim George M, Rutka James T   Hemispherectomy: When half is better than the whole. Tuberous sclerosis complex Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 2013; 20(3): 451, 478.
Fallah Aria, Guyatt Gordon H, Snead O Carter, Ebrahim Shanil, Ibrahim George M, Mansouri Alireza, Reddy Deven, Walter Stephen D, Kulkarni Abhaya V, Bhandari Mohit, Banfield Laura, Bhatnagar Neera, Liang Shuli, Teutonico Federica, Liao Jianxiang, Rutka James T   Predictors of seizure outcomes in children with tuberous sclerosis complex and intractable epilepsy undergoing resective epilepsy surgery: an individual participant data meta-analysis PloS one, 2013; 8(2): e53565.
Fallah Aria, Raghavan Lakshmikumar Venkat, Valiante Taufik A   Wearable video display allowing freedom in head positioning for brain mapping The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2013; 40(1): 106-8.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Snead O Carter, Drake James M, Rutka James T, Bernstein Mark   The use of high frequency oscillations to guide neocortical resections in children with medically-intractable epilepsy: how do we ethically apply surgical innovations to patient care? Seizure, 2012; 21(10): 743-7.
Mansouri Alireza, Fallah Aria, Cusimano Michael D, Das Sunit   Vasospasm post pituitary surgery: systematic review and 3 case presentations The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2012; 39(6): 767-73.
Shahideh Mehdi, Fallah Aria, Munoz David G, Loch Macdonald R   Systematic review of primary intracranial glioblastoma multiforme with symptomatic spinal metastases, with two illustrative patients Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 2012; 19(8): 1080-6.
Witiw Christopher D, Fallah Aria, Muller Paul J, Ginsberg Howard J   Surgical treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension secondary to degenerative cervical spine pathology: a case report and literature review European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society, 2012; 21 Suppl 4(8): S422-7.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Albert Gregory W, Withers Teresa, Otsubo Hiroshi, Ochi Ayako, Akiyama Tomoyuki, Donner Elizabeth J, Weiss Shelly, Snead O Carter, Drake James M, Rutka James T   Occipital lobe epilepsy in children: characterization, evaluation and surgical outcomes Epilepsy research, 2012; 99(3): 335-45.
Fehlings Michael G, Fallah Aria   Cervical arthroplasty Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 2012; 16(3): 213-4; discussion 214-5.
Ibrahim George M, Barry Benjamin W, Fallah Aria, Snead O Carter, Drake James M, Rutka James T, Bernstein Mark   Inequities in access to pediatric epilepsy surgery: a bioethical framework Neurosurgical focus, 2012; 32(3): E2.
Fallah Aria, Akl Elie A, Ebrahim Shanil, Ibrahim George M, Mansouri Alireza, Foote Clary J, Zhang Yuqing, Fehlings Michael G   Anterior cervical discectomy with arthroplasty versus arthrodesis for single-level cervical spondylosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis PloS one, 2012; 7(8): e43407.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Carter Snead O, Rutka James T   Changing global trends in seizure outcomes following resective surgery for tuberous sclerosis in children with medically intractable epilepsy Epilepsy research and treatment, 2012; 2012(2): 135364.
Mansouri Alireza, Fallah Aria, Valiante Taufik A   Determining surgical candidacy in temporal lobe epilepsy Epilepsy research and treatment, 2012; 2012(2): 706917.
Razik Roshan, Fallah Aria, Sandroussi Charbel, Wei Alice C, McGilvray Ian D   Dissecting pseudoaneurysm of the proper hepatic artery repaired by primary anastomosis: a case report Case reports in surgery, 2012; 2012(2): 804919.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Shahideh Mehdi, Tabori Uri, Rutka James T   Primary Ewing's sarcoma affecting the central nervous system: a review and proposed prognostic considerations Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 2012; 19(2): 203-9.
Torres Cristina V, Fallah Aria, Ibrahim George M, Cheshier Samuel, Otsubo Hiroshi, Ochi Ayako, Chuang Sylvester, Snead O Carter, Holowka Stephanie, Rutka James T   The role of magnetoencephalography in children undergoing hemispherectomy Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2011; 8(6): 575-83.
Ibrahim George M, Fallah Aria, Snead O Carter, Elliott Irene, Drake James M, Bernstein Mark, Rutka James T   Ethical issues in surgical decision making concerning children with medically intractable epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2011; 22(2): 154-7.
Witiw Christopher D, Fallah Aria, Radovanovic Ivan, Wallace M Christopher   Sacral intradural arteriovenous fistula treated indirectly by transection of the filum terminale: technical case report Neurosurgery, 2011; 69(3): E780-4; discussion E784.
Fehlings Michael G, Fallah Aria   Perioperative steroids in spine surgery Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 2010; 13(6): 743-4; discussion 744.
Fallah Aria, Ebrahim Shanil, Haji Faizal, Gillis Christopher, Girgis Fady, Howe Kathryn, Ibrahim George M, Radic Julia, Shahideh Mehdi, Wallace M Christopher   Surgical activity of first-year Canadian neurosurgical residents The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2010; 37(6): 855-60.
Fallah Aria, Fehlings Michael G   Congenital ventral thoracic spinal cord herniation The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2010; 37(2): 271-2.
Fallah Aria, Banglawala Sarfaraz, Ebrahim Shanil, Paulseth John E, Jha Neilank K   Case Series: tumefactive demyelinating lesions: a diagnostic challenge Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie, 2010; 53(1): 69-70.
Fallah Aria, Massicotte Eric M, Fehlings Michael G, Lewis Stephen J, Rampersaud Yoga Raja, Ebrahim Shanil, Bernstein Mark   Admission and acute complication rate for outpatient lumbar microdiscectomy The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2010; 37(1): 49-53.
Ebrahim Shanil, Bance Sheena, Fallah Aria   Issue of hair shaving in Sikh patients undergoing a neurosurgical procedure The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2009; 36(6): 793-4.
Patel Nikita, Fallah Aria, Provias John, Jha Neilank K   Cerebellar liponeurocytoma Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie, 2009; 52(4): E117-E119.
Fallah Aria, Banglawala Sarfaraz M, Provias John, Jha Neilank K   Extra-axial medulloblastoma in the cerebellopontine angle Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie, 2009; 52(4): E101-E102.
Fallah Aria, Ebrahim Shanil, Englesakis Marina, Bernstein Mark   Do subspecialized neurosurgeons experience higher complication rates for nonsubspecialty emergent surgery? Surgical neurology, 2009; 72(1): 98-9.
Jha Neilank K, Ebrahim Shanil, Fallah Aria, Cenic Aleksa, De Villiers Rocco A   Pin-site epidural hematoma in an adult case of chronic hydrocephalus with associated thinning of the cranium British journal of neurosurgery, 2009; 23(2): 211-2.
Fallah Aria, RamachandranNair Rajesh   Does photoparoxysmal response in children represent provoked seizure? Evidence from simultaneous motor task during EEG Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 2009; 111(2): 147-50.
Fallah Aria, Raut Abhishek, Rebello Ryan, Reddy Kesava   Congenital dermal sinus and cyst in adulthood The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2009; 36(1): 114-6.
Sarangapani Aparna, Fallah Aria, Provias John, Jha Neilank K   Atypical presentation of spinal tuberculosis Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie, 2008; 51(6): E121.
Fallah Aria, Grochmal Joey, Lu Jian-Qiang, DiFrancesco Lisa M, Khalil Moosa, Clark Arthur W, Midha Rajiv   Nodular fasciitis presenting in the obturator nerve and gracilis muscle The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 2008; 35(1): 111-4.
Crevier Louis, Fallah Aria, Jha Neilank, Hollenberg Robert D   Ventricular catheter tack-down screw Pediatric neurosurgery, 2008; 44(4): 302-3.