Shiwei Huang, MD, MS

Resident PGY2, Department of Neurosurgery

Shiwei Huang

Contact Info

MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency in Neurosurgery (first year), Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

MS, Science, Drexel University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies, Sacramento, CA

BS, Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Summary

Dr. Shiwei Huang earned her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and her MS in science from Drexel’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies based in Sacramento, CA. She earned her undergraduate in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Magna Cum Laud.

Dr. Huang built her research skills as an assistant to Jian Shi, PhD; and Lynn Pulliam, PhD, at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she studied the association between miRNA (microRNA) levels and glioblastoma using bioinformatics and confirming her findings with laboratory experiments. Dr. Huang also worked on a study with Robert Berman, PhD, in the Department of Neurological Surgery of the University of California, Davis, to measure calcium level changes following neuronal injuries and to determine the ability of potential pharmacological agents to treat traumatic brain injury.

The first author on four of the five papers Dr. Huang has had published, she has also submitted a book chapter, and given several presentations at medical meetings throughout the country.

While in school, Dr. Huang volunteered at a student-run clinic focused on providing free healthcare and education to the Asian community. She is bilingual, and her passions include the violin, reading, archery, and medical sociology and medical humanity.

Awards & Recognition

  • Axel K. Olsen, MD Neurosurgery Award: Drexel University College of Medicine, May 2018
  • Medical Humanities Award: Drexel University College of Medicine, May 2018
  • Award for Outstanding Community Service: Drexel University College of Medicine, June 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude: University of California, Los Angeles, June 2012

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons July 2018-Present
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Huang built her research skills as an assistant to Jian Shi, PhD; and Lynn Pulliam, PhD, at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she studied the association between miRNA (microRNA) levels and glioblastoma using bioinformatics and confirming her findings with laboratory experiments. Dr. Huang also worked on a study with Robert Berman, PhD, in the Department of Neurological Surgery of the University of California, Davis, to measure calcium level changes following neuronal injuries and to determine the ability of potential pharmacological agents to treat traumatic brain injury.

Publications

Publications

  1. Huang S, Kappel A, Peterson C, Chamiraju P, Rajah G, Moisi M. “Cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Candida albicans in a non-immunocompromised patient: A case report and review of literature.” Surgical Neurology International. 2019 Aug 2;10:151. PMID: 31528486.
  2. Huang S, Ali N, Zhang L, Shi J. “MiRNAs as Biomarkers for Human Glioblastoma: Progress and Potentia,l” Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 2018 Sep;39(9):1405-1413. PMID: 29417946.
  3. Shi J, Huang S. “Predicting and identifying human glioblastoma miRNA targets using RRSM and qPCR methods.” The Grant Medical Journals of Biomed Research, 2(2): 034-040, 2017.
  4. Huang S, Tenney R, Azharuddin M, Gupta M, and Ghali W. “Bactrim-induced Severe Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy.” International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 8: 1-4, 2016. Presented at Drexel Discovery Day, Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2016
  5. Huang S, Azharuddin M, Dy P, Ghali W, and Naseer F. “Symptomatic Celiac Artery Aneurysm Managed with Celiac Plexus Ablation.” International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 8: 1-6, 2016

Book Chapter

Huang S, Kappel A, Halalmeh D, Moisi M. “Techniques of Thoracolumbar Lateral Approach,” Book chapter, submitted. July 2019

Presentations

  1. Shi J, Zhang L, Huang S. “MiRNA as Potential Biomarkers for Human Glioblastoma.” Abstract accepted by International Conference on Biomarkers & Clinical Research, Atlanta, GA, November 27-28, 2017
  2. Azharuddin M, Huang S, Doraiswamy M, Goldberg S, Shah T. “Successful Management in Treatment-Refractory Cisplatin-Induced Hypomagnesemia.” Journal of Investigative Medicine, 65(4), 807-879. Presented at Combined Annual Meeting of Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research and American Federation for Medical Research, Chicago, IL, April 20-21, 2017
  3. Izadi A, Pevzner A, Huang S, Ekstrom AD, Cowen S, Shahlaie K, Gurkoff GG. “Medial temporal lobe epilepsy alters theta oscillations in animals behaving in a spatial recognition memory task.” Poster number 2.079, 2015 American Epilepsy Meeting Program. Presented at the 69th Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. December 4-8, 2015
  4. Berman RF, Huang S, Liew J, Lyeth BG, Tian L, Gurkoff GG. “Calcium and glutamate signaling after TBI visualized in-vitro using gene-encoded molecular sensors GCaMP6 and iGluSnFR.” Journal of Neurotrauma 32 (12):A1-152, 2015. Presented at the 33rd Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, June 28 – July 1, 2015
  5. Huang S, Gurkoff GG, Garajehdaghi R, Tian L, Lyeth B and Berman RF, “Blockade of the N-Type Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Reduces Intracellular Calcium Accumulation Following Injury Visualized Using the Gene-Encoded Calcium Sensor GCaMP6.” Poster number 421.10. 2014 Neuroscience Program, Presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, D.C., Nov. 15-19, 2014.