Roger Hartl, M.D.

Neurological Surgery
Roger Hartl

Roger Härtl, M.D., is a Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of Spinal Surgery and Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center, affiliated with the Brain and Spine Center at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Härtl serves as the Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team.

Dr. Härtl received his MD from the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. In 1994 Dr. Härtl came to the Weill Cornell Medical College as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Surgery and the Brain Trauma Foundation to pursue research in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. He completed another fellowship in Neurocritical Care at the Charite Hospital of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, followed by a surgical internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed his neurosurgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, after which he pursed specialized training in complex spine surgery at the Barrow's Neurological Institute in Phoenix under Dr. Volker Sonntag. In 2004 Dr. Härtl returned to re-join the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His scientific work focuses on the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and the treatment of brain edema and intracranial hypertension in brain-injured patients. He is a leader in the application of evidence-based medicine to neurosurgery and worked with the Brain Trauma Foundation in New York on the development of treatment guidelines for the medical and surgical management of head injury now used nationwide. Together with the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell he is currently working on tissue-engineering techniques for the repair and regeneration of degenerated spinal discs, the most common cause of back and neck pain. Dr. Härtl has lectured and published extensively on the surgical treatment of spine disorders, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Härtl's clinical interest focuses on simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and neurotrauma. He is actively involved in improving neurosurgical care in developing countries as the leader of Weill Cornell's Global Health Neurosurgery initiative in Tanzania. In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl's practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists and physical therapists.

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Dr. Härtl sees patients at two offices:
520 East 70th Street (east of York Avenue)
Starr Pavillion, Room 651
New York, NY 10065

and:
1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street)
Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Please confirm the location of your appointment with your patient coordinator.

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

           

  1. Shin BJ, Njoku IU, Tsiouris AJ, Härtl R; Navigated Guide Tube For The Placement of Mini-Open Pedicle Screws Using Stereotactic 3D Navigation Without The Use of K-Wires. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Nov 30

 

  1. Farahvar A, Gerber LM, Chiu YL, Carney N, Härtl R, Ghajar J; Increased Mortality in Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Treated Without Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. J Neurosurg. 2012 Oct;117(4):729-34. Epub 2012 Aug 17

 

  1. Coburger J, Leng LZ, Rubin DR, Mayaya G, Medel R, Ngayomela I, Ellengala D, Durieux ME, Nicholas J, Härtl R; Multi-Institutional Neurosurgical Training Initiative at a Tertiary Referral Center in Mwanza, Tanzania: Where We Are After 2 Years. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Hofstetter CP, Härtl R; It Takes Two To Tango: Activation of Cortex and Lumbosacral Circuitry Restores Locomotion In Spinal Cord Injury. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Nagineni VV, James AR, Alimi M, Hofstetter C, Shin BJ, Njoku IU, Tsiouris AJ, Härtl R; Silicate-Substituted Calcium Phosphate Ceramic Bone Graft Replacement for Spinal Fusion Procedures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Sep 15;37(20):E1264-72

 

  1. Luther N, Niogi S, Kutner K, Rodeo S, Shetty T, Warren R, Weiss L, Barnes R, Zimmerman R, Tsiouris A, Härtl R; Diffusion Tensor and Susceptibility-weighted Imaging in Concussion Assessment of National Football League Players. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug; 71(2):E558

 

  1. Shin BJ, James AR, Njoku IU, Härtl R; Pedicle Screw Navigation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perforation Risk for Computer-Navigated Versus Freehand Insertion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Aug;17(2):113-22. Epub 2012 Jun 22

 

  1. Seidenwurm DJ, Wippold FJ, Cornelius RS, Angevine PD, Angtuaco EJ, Broderick DF, Brown DC, Davis PC, Garvin CF, Härtl R, Holly L, McConnell CT, Mechtler LL, Smirniotopoulos JG, Waxman AD; ACR Appropriateness Criteria (®) Myelopathy. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 May;9(5):315-24

 

  1. Luther N, Iorgulescu JB, Geannette C, Gebhard H, Saleh T, Tsiouris AJ, Härtl R; Comparison of Navigated versus Non-Navigated Pedicle Screw Placement in 260 Patients and 1434 Screws: Screw Accuracy and the Complexity of Surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Under Review

 

  1. Härtl R, Lam KS, Wang J, Korge A, Kandziora F, Audige L; Worldwide Survey on the Use of Navigation in Spine Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2012 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Uribe JS, Smith WD, Pimenta L, Härtl R, Dakwar E, Modhia UM, Pollock GA, Nagineni V, Smith R, Christian G, Oliveira L, Marchi L, Deviren V; Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach for Symptomatic Thoracic Disc Herniation: Initial Multi-Center Clinical Experience. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Mar; 16(3):264-79. Epub 2011 Dec 16

 

  1. Bowles RD, Gebhard HH, Dyke JP, Ballon DJ, Tomasino A, Cunningham ME, Härtl R, Bonassar LJ; Image-based tissue engineering of a total intervertebral disc implant for restoration of function to the rat lumbar spine. NMR Biomed. 2012 Mar;25(3):443-51. Epub 2011 Mar 8

 

  1. Kim JH, Desai NS, Ricci J, Stieg PE, Rosengart AJ, Härtl R, Fraser JF; Factors contributing to ventriculostomy infection. World Neurosurg. 2012 Jan;77(1):135-40. Epub 2011 Nov 15

 

  1. James AR, Bowles RD, Gebhard HH, Bonassar LJ, Härtl R; Tissue-engineered Total Disc Replacement: Final Outcomes of A Murine Caudal Disc In Vivo Study. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2011 Nov;2(4):25-6

 

  1. Hofstetter CP, Härtl R, Schwartz T; Pituitary Adenomas in Nigeria - Surgical and Societal Challenges. World Neurosurg. 2011 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Kahamba JF, Assey AB, Dempsey RJ, Qureshi MM, Härtl R; The Second African Federation of Neurological Surgeons Course in the East, Central and Southern Africa Region Held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 2011. World Neurosurg. 2011 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Hofstetter CP, James AR, Härtl R; Revision strategies for AxiaLIF. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct;31(4):E17

 

  1. Fourney DR, Dettoria JR, Hall H, Härtl R, McGirt MJ, Daubs MD; A systematic review of clinical pathways for lower back pain and introduction of the Saskatchewan Spine Pathway. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S164-71

 

  1. James A, Laufer I, Parikh K, Nagineni VV, Saleh TO, Härtl R; Lumbar Juxtafacet Cyst Resection: The Facet Sparing Contralateral Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Sep 8 [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Bowles RD, Gebhard HH, Härtl R, Bonassar LJ; Tissue-engineered intervertebral discs produce new matrix, maintain disc height and restore biomechanical function to the rodent spine. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011 Aug 9;108(32):13106-11. Epub 2011 Aug 1

 

  1. Farahvar A, Gerber LM, Chiu YL, Härtl R, Froelich M, Carney N, Ghajar J; Response to intracranial hypertension treatment as a predictor of death in patients with severe brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2011 May;114(5):1471-8

 

  1. Gebhard H, James AR, Bowles RD, Dyke JP, Saleh T, Doty SP, Bonassar LJ, Härtl R; Biological Intervertebral Disc Replacement: An In Vivo Model and Comparison of Two Surgical Techniques To Approach The Rat Caudal Disc. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2011 Feb;2(1):29-35

 

  1. Hofstetter CP, Chou D, Newman CB, Aryan HE, Girardi FP, Härtl R; Posterior approach for thoracolumbar corpectomies with expandable cage placement and circumferential arthrodesis: a multicenter case series of 67 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar; 14(3):388-97. Epub 2011 Jan 14

 

  1. Bowles RD, Gebhard HH, Dyke JP, Ballon DJ, Tomasino A, Cunningham ME, Härtl R, Bonassar LJ; Image-based tissue engineering of a total intervertebral disc implant for restoration of function to the rat lumbar spine. NMR Biomed. 2011 Mar 8

 

  1. Farahvar A, Gerber LM, Chiu YL, Härtl R, Carney N, Ghajar J; Response to intracranial hypertension treatment as a predictor of death in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan 7

 

  1. Leng LZ, Shajari M, Hartl R.: Management of Acute Cervical Compression Fractures in Two Patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Oct 15;35(22):E1248-52

 

  1. Fraser J, Gebhard H, Irie D, Parikh K, Härtl R. Iso-C/3-dimensional neuronavigation versus conventional fluoroscopy for minimally invasive pedicle screw placement in lumbar fusion. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2010 Aug:53 (4):184-90

 

  1. Tomasino A, Parikh K, Koller H, Zink W, Tsiouris AJ, Steinberger J, Härtl R. The vertebral artery and the cervical pedicle: morphometric analysis of a critical neighborhood. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Jul;13(1):52-60.

 

  1. Wu RH, Fraser JF, Härtl R. Minimal Access Versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Meta-Analysis of Fusion Rates. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jun 24.

 

  1. Moliterno JA, Knopman J, Parikh K, Cohan JN, Huang QD, Aaker GD, Grivoyannis AD, Patel AR, Härtl R, Boockvar JA: Results and risk factors for recurrence following single-level tubular lumbar microdiscectomy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 June(5):680-6

 

  1. Härtl R.: Comment to the article: Tubular disckectomy vs conventional microdiskectomy for sciatica: A randomized controlled trial. Minimally Invasive Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;53(3):95-6

 

  1. Winkler AS, Tluway A, Slottje D, Schmutzhard E, Härtl R.; The East African Neurosurgical Research Collaboration: The Pattern of Neurosurgical Disorders in Rural Northern Tanzania: A Prospective Hospital-Based Study. World Neurosurg. 2010 Apr;73(4):264-269.

 

  1. Härtl R., Ellengala DB: Neurosurgery and Global Health: Going far and fast, together. World Neurosurg. 2010 Apr;73(4):259-60.

 

  1. Tomasino A, Gebhard H, Parikh K, Wess C, Härtl R. Bioabsorbable instrumentation for single-level cervical degenerative disc disease: a radiological and clinical outcome study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Nov;11(5):529-37.

 

  1. Luther N, Tomasino A, Parikh K, Härtl R. Neuronavigation in the minimally invasive presacral approach for lumbosacral fusion. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2009 Aug;52(4):196-200

 

  1. Tomasino A, Parikh K, Steinberger J, Knopman J, Boockvar J, Härtl R. Tubular microsurgery for lumbar discectomies and laminectomies in obese patients: operative results and outcome. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Aug 15;34(18):E664-72.

 

  1. Gerber LM, Ni Q, Härtl R, Ghajar J. Impact of falls on early mortality from severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Manag Outcomes. 2009 Jul 30;3:9.

 

  1. Froelich M, Ni Q, Wess C, Ougorets I, Härtl R. Continuous hypertonic saline therapy and the occurrence of complications in neurocritically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 2009 Feb 24.

 

  1. Leng LZ, Anand VK, Hartl R, Schwartz TH.Spine. Endonasal endoscopic resection of an os odontoideum to decompress the cervicomedullary junction: a minimal access surgical technique. 2009 Feb 15;34(4):E139-43.

 

  1. Parikh K, Tomasino A, Knopman J, Boockvar J, Härtl R. Operative results and learning curve: microscope-assisted tubular microsurgery for 1- and 2-level discectomies and laminectomies. Neurosurg Focus. 2008;25(2):E14.

 

  1. Härtl R, Gerber LM, Ni Q, Ghajar J: Effect of early nutrition on deaths due to severe traumatic brain injury.J Neurosurg. 2008 Jul;109(1):50-6

 

  1. Laufer I, Greenfield JP, Anand VK, Härtl R, Schwartz TH: Endonasal endoscopic resection of the odontoid process in a nonachondroplastic dwarf with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: feasibility of the approach and utility of the intraoperative Iso-C three-dimensional navigation.J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Apr;8(4):376-80.

 

  1. Luther N, Bilsky MH, Härtl R: Giant cell tumor of the spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2008 Jan;19(1):49-55.

 

  1. Laufer I, Edgar MA, Härtl R: Primary intraosseous paraganglioma of the sacrum: a case report.   Spine J. 2007 Nov-Dec;7(6):733-8.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. XV. Steroids. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S91-5.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. XIV. Hyperventilation. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S87-90.

 

  1.  Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. XIII. Antiseizure prophylaxis. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S83-6.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. XII. Nutrition. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S77-82.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. XI. Anesthetics, analgesics, and sedatives. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S71-6.

 

  1.  Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. I. Blood pressure and oxygenation.J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S7-13.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. X. Brain oxygen monitoring and thresholds. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S65-70.

 

  1.  Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. IX. Cerebral perfusion thresholds. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S59-64.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. VIII. Intracranial pressure thresholds. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S55-8.

 

  1.  Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. VII. Intracranial pressure monitoring technology. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S45-54.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. VI. Indications for intracranial pressure monitoring. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S37-44.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. V. Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S32-6.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. IV. Infection prophylaxis. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S26-31.

 

  1. Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. III. Prophylactic hypothermia. J Neurotrauma. 2007;24 Suppl 1:S21-5.

 

  1.  Bratton SL, Chestnut RM, Ghajar J, McConnell Hammond FF, Harris OA, Härtl R, Manley GT, Nemecek A, Newell DW, Rosenthal G, Schouten J, Shutter L, Timmons SD, Ullman JS, Videtta W, Wilberger JE, Wright DW: Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic

 

  1. Voss HU, Härtl R, Gamache FW, Heier LA, Ballon DJ & Ulug AM: Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, World Spine Journal 2, 140-147 (2007).

 

  1. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL Jr, Härtl R, McCormick PW, Ames CP: Bioabsorbable anterior cervical plating: Initial multicenter clinical and radiographic experience. Spine. 2007 May 1;32(10):1084-8.

 

  1. Fraser JF, Härtl R: Anterior approaches to fusion of the cervical spine: a metaanalysis of fusion rates. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Apr;6(4):298-303.

 

  1. Härtl R: Back to basics, or the evolution of traumatic brain injury management since Scipione Riva-Rocci. Crit Care Med. 2007 Apr;35(4):1196-7

 

  1. Härtl R, Chamberlain RH, Fifield MS, Chou D, Sonntag VK, Crawford NR: Biomechanical comparison of two new atlantoaxial fixation techniques with C1-2 transarticular screw-graft fixation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Oct;5(4):336-42. 

 

  1. Härtl R, Gerber LM, Iacono L, Ni Q, Lyons K, Ghajar J: Direct transport within an organized state trauma system reduces mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2006 Jun;60(6):1250-6

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger JE; Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Author Group. Surgical management of acute subdural hematomas. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S16-24

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger JE; Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Author Group.  Surgical management of acute epidural hematomas. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S7-15;

 

  1. Chou D, Härtl R, Sonntag VK. Conus medullaris syndrome without lower-extremity involvement in L-1 burst fractures: report of four cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Mar;4(3):265-9.

 

  1. Chou D, Larios AE, Chamberlain RH, Fifield MS, Härtl R, Dickman CA, Sonntag VK, Crawford NR. A biomechanical comparison of three anterior thoracolumbar implants after corpectomy: are two screws better than one? J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Mar;4(3):213-8.

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger J; Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Author Group. Surgical management of traumatic parenchymal lesions. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S25-46;

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger J; Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Author Group. Surgical management of posterior fossa mass lesions. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S47-55;

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger J; Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Author Group. Surgical management of depressed cranial fractures. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S56-60;

 

  1. Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Ghajar J, Gordon D, Härtl R, Newell DW, Servadei F, Walters BC, Wilberger JE. Guidelines for the surgical management of traumatic brain injury author group: acknowledgments. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3 Suppl):S2

 

  1. Härtl R, Joshi S, Levine S, Wang M, Sciacca RR: “Pial arterial response to topical verapamil in acute closed cranial windows in rabbits” Anesth Analg. 2005 Apr;100(4):1140-6

 

  1. Fraser J and Härtl R: “Decompressive vraniectomy as a therapeutic option in the treatment of hemispheric stroke” Curr Atheroscler Rep 2005 Jul;7(4):296-304

 

  1. Härtl R and Ougorets, I: “Critical care of neurotrauma” Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2004 Nov;4(6):481-8

 

  1. Berger, S and Härtl R: “Traumatic brain injury and use of hypertonic solutions” in “Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine” 2004

 

  1. Joshi S, Wang M, Härtl R: Retinal discoloration test. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2004 Mar;24 (3):305-8.

 

  1. Joshi S, Härtl R, Wang M, Feng L, Hoh D, Sciacca RR, Mangla S: The Acute Cerebrovascular Effects of Intracarotid Adenosine in Nonhuman Primates. Anesth Analg 2003;97:231–7

 

  1. Joshi S, Härtl R, Sun LS, Libow AD, Wang M, Young WL, Pile-Spellman J, Connolly SE, Hirshman CA: Despite In-Vitro Increase in cGMP Concentrations, Intracarotid Nitroprusside Fails to Augment Cerebral blood flow of healthy baboons. Anesthesiology 2003: 98: 412-9

 

  1. Maroon JC, Lovell MR, Norvig ATC, Podell K, Powell JW, Härtl R: Cerebral Concussion in Athletes: Evaluation and neuropsychological Testing. Neurosurgery 47: 659-672, 2000.

 

  1. Bardt TF, Unterberg AW, Härtl R, Kiening KL, Schneider GH and Lanksch WR: Monitoring of brain tissue PO2 in traumatic brain injury: effect of cerebral hypoxia on outcome. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien) 71: 153-6, 1998.

 

  1. Härtl R, Medary MB, Ruge M, Arfors KE and Ghajar J: Early white blood cell dynamics after traumatic brain injury: effects on the cerebral microcirculation. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 17: 1210-20, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R, Medary MB, Ruge M, Arfors KE, Ghahremani F and Ghajar J: Hypertonic/hyperoncotic saline attenuates microcirculatory disturbances after traumatic brain injury. J Trauma 42: S41-7, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R, Bardt TF, Kiening KL, Sarrafzadeh AS, Schneider GH and Unterberg AW: Mannitol decreases ICP but does not improve brain-tissue pO2 in severely head-injured patients with intracranial hypertension. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien) 70: 40-2, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R, Ghajar J, Hochleuthner H and Mauritz W: Hypertonic/hyperoncotic saline reliably reduces ICP in severely head- injured patients with intracranial hypertension. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien) 70: 126-9, 1997.

 

  1. Nolte D, Steinhauser P, Pickelmann S, Berger S, Härtl R and Messmer K: Effects of diaspirin-cross-linked hemoglobin (DCLHb) on local tissue oxygen tension in striated skin muscle: an efficacy study in the hamster. J Lab Clin Med 130: 328-38, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R, Ghajar J, Hochleuthner H and Mauritz W: Treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension in severe traumatic brain injury with repetitive hypertonic/hyperoncotic infusions. Zentralbl Chir 122: 181-5, 1997.

 

  1. Kiening KL, Härtl R, Unterberg AW, Schneider GH, Bardt T and Lanksch WR: Brain tissue pO2-monitoring in comatose patients: implications for therapy. Neurol Res 19: 233-40, 1997.

 

  1. Sarrafzadeh AS, Kiening KL, Bardt TF, Härtl R, Schneider GH and Unterberg AW: [Monitoring cerebral oxygenation: a methodological comparison]. Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 32: S224-30, 1997.

 

  1. Unterberg AW, Kiening KL, Härtl R, Bardt T, Sarrafzadeh AS and Lanksch WR: Multimodal monitoring in patients with head injury: evaluation of the effects of treatment on cerebral oxygenation. J Trauma 42: S32-7, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R, Medary M, Ruge M, Arfors KE and Ghajar J: Blood-brain barrier breakdown occurs early after traumatic brain injury and is not related to white blood cell adherence. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien) 70: 240-2, 1997.

 

  1. Härtl R and Ko K: In utero skull fracture: case report. J Trauma 41: 549-52, 1996.

 

  1. Härtl R, Schurer L, Schmid-Schonbein GW and del Zoppo GJ: Experimental antileukocyte interventions in cerebral ischemia. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 16: 1108-19, 1996.

 

  1. Berger S, Schurer L, Härtl R, Messmer K and Baethmann A: Reduction of post-traumatic intracranial hypertension by hypertonic/hyperoncotic saline/dextran and hypertonic mannitol. Neurosurgery 37: 98-107; discussion 107-8, 1995.

 

  1. Härtl R, Schurer L, Goetz C, Berger S, Rohrich F and Baethmann A: The effect of hypertonic fluid resuscitation on brain edema in rabbits subjected to brain injury and hemorrhagic shock. Shock 3: 274-9, 1995.

 

  1. Berger S, Schurer L, Härtl R, Deisbock T, Dautermann C, Murr R, Messmer K and Baethmann A: 7.2% NaCl/10% dextran 60 versus 20% mannitol for treatment of intracranial hypertension. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien) 60: 494-8, 1994.

 

  1. Berger S, Schurer L, Dautermann C, Härtl R, Murr R, Rohrich F and Baethmann A: Hypertonic solutions in treatment of intracranial pressure]. Zentralbl Chir 118: 237-43; discussion 243-4, 1993.

 

  1. Dautermann C, Schurer L, Härtl R, Rohrich F, Baethmann A and Messmer K: Treatment of hemorrhagic hypotension with hypertonic saline/dextran: effects on brain surface oxygen tension in experimentally traumatized brain. Adv Exp Med Biol 317: 731-6, 1992.

 

  1. Schurer L, Dautermann C, Härtl R, Murr R, Berger S, Rohrich F, Messmer K and Baethmann A: Therapy of hemorrhagic shock using small volumes of hypertonic- hyperoncotic NaCl-dextran solution--effects on the brain. Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 27: 209-17, 1992.

 

  1. Schurer L, Dautermann C, Härtl R, Murr R, Berger S, Rohrich F, Messmer K and Baethmann A: Treatment of hemorrhagic hypotension with hypertonic/hyperoncotic solutions: effects on regional cerebral blood flow and brain surface oxygen tension. Eur Surg Res 24: 1-12, 1992.

 

Honors and Awards

Awards

  • Mayfield Basic Science Award  2/2013
    “Tissue-engineered Intervertebral Discs: Long Term Outcome in the Rodent Spine”
    AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves

  • Scientific Paper Award  4/2011
    “Tissue Engineered Total Disc Replacement. Final Outcomes of a Murine Caudal Disc Study”
    AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff, Canada
  • Hans-Joerg Wyss Award  7/2010
    "Biological Disc Replacement"
    World Forum for Spine Research, Montreal Canada         
  • Poster Award, AOSpine International, World Forum For Spine Research  7/2010
    Montréal, Canada
  • 1st Place Poster Presentation  6/2010
    Annual Meeting of the American College of Spine Surgeons,
    Newport Beach, CA
  • Scientific Paper Award 4/2010
    “Biological Disc Replacement”
    AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff, Canada
  • Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review 2/2010
    “50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America”
  • Poster Award 2/2010
    “In vivo Model for Implantation of tissue Engineered Intervertebral Discs in the Rat Tail”
    AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • AOSpine Young Investigator Award 6/2009
    “Bio-tissue-engineering of intervertebral discs”
  • Honorary Medical Officer, Fire Department New York 11/2008
  • Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar in Neurological Surgery 2006
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Research Award 2005
    Cervical Spine Research Society, DTI Imaging of the Cervical Spine
    • Cervical Spine Research Society, DTI Imaging of the Cervical Spine Travel Grant Award 10/1999
    • Japanese Neurosurgical Society, 58th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Neurosurgical Society Resident Research Award 4/1999 "Early experience with coiling of cerebral aneurysms", Allegheny General Hospital
    • Poster Award 11/1995 "Leukocyte activation after transient brain compression: an intravital Microscopy study", Neurotrauma Society, San Diego
    • Poster Award 11/1994 "Posttraumatic CSF enhances ELAM-1 mediated neutrophil adhesion to endothelial cells". Society of Neurotrauma, Miami
    • Favio Columella Award in Neurotraumatology 10/1993 "Reduction of posttraumatic intracranial hypertension by hypertonic/hyperoncotic Saline/Dextran and Mannitol", World Congress of Neurosurgery, Acapulco, Mexico,
    • Travel Award 1992 "Therapy of posttraumatic intracranial hypertension: mannito Vs. hypertonic/hyperoncotic saline/dextran" 5th SALT Meeting, Galveston, Texas
    • Poster Award 1990 "Influence of inhalation and intravenous anesthesia on posttraumatic Brain edema", Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery, Dusseldorf
    • Poster Award 1991 "Hypertonic-hyperoncotic solutions for fluid resuscitation in cerebral Injury and hemorrhagic shock: effects on regional cerebral blood-flow", 8th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure "ICP and Craniospinal Dynamics", Rotterdam