Griffin Baum, MD

PGY-6

Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Education

  • BS, Emory University, 2007
  • MD, Emory University, 2011

Biography

Hometown: Burr Ridge, Illinois

Areas of interest

  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity
  • Degenerative Spinal Disease
  • Quality Improvement
  • Clinical Registries

Future Plans

  • Columbia Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship

Awards/Grants

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society inductee, 2017
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society Best Resident Abstract, 2015
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society Best Resident Abstract, 2014
  • Avery Coonley School Alumni Commencement Speaker, 2014
  • Emory University School of Medicine Cum Laude Graduate, 2011
  • Emory University School of Medicine Evangeline T. Pappageorge Outstanding Student Award, 2011
  • Emory University School of Medicine Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship, 2010-11

Memberships

  • American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurologic Surgeons
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society
  • North American Spine Society

Hobbies 

  • Golf
  • Cooking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Golden Retreivers

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Baum GR, Hooten KG, Lockney DT, Turan N, Pradilla G, Glantz MJ, Harbaugh RE, and Murad GJ.  External Ventricular Drain Placement Practice Variations: Results from a Nationwide Survey. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2017 Jan 13:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.JNS16367.  PMID: 28084912
  • Holland CM, Lovasik BP, Howard BM, Baum GR, Rodts GE Jr., and Refai D.  Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Comprehensive Comparison of Fusion and Complication Rates between Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Beta-Tricalcium Phospate.  World Neurosurgery.  2017 Jan;97:674-683.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.088.  PMID: 27989984
  • Akinduro OO, Baum GR, Howard BM, Pradilla G, Grossberg JA, Rodts GE, and Ahmad FU.  Neurological outcomes following iatrogenic vascular injury during posterior atlanto-axial instrumented fusion. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug 30;150:110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.08.012.  PMID: 27618782.
  • Boulter JH, Lovasik BP, Baum GR, Frerich JM, Allen JW, Grossberg GA, Pradilla G, and Ahmad FU. The Implications of Isolated Transverse Process Fractures: Is Spine Service Consultation Necessary?.  World Neurosurgery.  2016 Aug 17. pii: S1878-8750(16)30693-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.027.  PMID: 27544337.
  • Molloy SS, Ahmad FU, Baum GR, Green BA, and Lebwohl NH. Focal Correction of Severe Fixed Kyphosis with Single Level Posterior Ponte Osteotomy and Interbody Fusion. Cureus 8(6): June 23rd, 2016. e653. DOI 10.7759/cureus.653.  PMID: 27462479.
  • Halani SH, Baum GR, Riley JP, Pradilla G, Refai D, Rodts GE and Ahmad FU.  Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2016 Sep;25(3):285-91. doi: 10.3171/2016.1.SPINE15898.   PMID: 27081708.
  • Baum GR, Turan N, Pradilla G, and Nogueira RG.  Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula as the cause for symptomatic superficial siderosis – A report of two cases treated successfully with endovascular therapy. Surgical Neurology International.  2016 Apr 1;7(Suppl 9):S223-7. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.179577. eCollection 2016.  PMID: 27127712
  • Salehani AA, Baum GR, Howard BM, Holland CM, Nkrumah L, Rodts GE, and Ahmad FU.  Floating thoracic spine after a double, non-contiguous three column spinal fracture. World Neurosurgery.  2016 Jul; 91:670.e7-670.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.082.  PMID: 27058609.
  • Turan N, Baum GR, Holland CM, Henriquez O, and Pradilla G.  Upper Nasopharyngeal Corridor for Transclival Endoscopic-Assisted Access to the Petrous Apex in Patients with Conchal Sphenoidal Anatomy: Application in Cholesterol GranulomasJournal of Neurological Surgery Reports.  2016 Mar;77(1):e017-22. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1567865.  PMID: 26929897.
  • Turan N, Halani SH, Baum GR, Neill SG, and Hadjipanayis CG. Adult Intramedullary Teratoma of the Spinal Cord: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.  World Neurosurgery. 2016 Mar;87:661.e23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.10.053.  PMID: 26546992.

Book Chapters

  • Baum GR, Ahmad FU, Refai D, Spitz S, Miller J, and Rodts GE.  Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion.  In: Resnick D and Wolfla C (ed.) Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 3rd Edition.  Thieme.  2015.
  • Baum GR and Ahmad FU.  Adult Scoliosis. In: Wang MY, Vaccaro A, et al. (ed.). Decision Support in Medicine: Spine Surgery. Clinical Decision Support. 2015.
  • Pradilla G, Baum GR, and Barrow DL.  Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms.  In: Winn R (ed.) Youman’s Neurological Surgery. 2015.
  • Soderstrom KE, Baum G and Kordower JH. Animal Models of Parkinson's Disease. In: Squire LR (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Volume 1, pp. 455-463. Oxford: Academic Press. 2009. 

Abstracts

  • Baum GR, Rindler RS, Oyesiku NM, and Barrow DL.  Welcome to the 21st Century – The Use of Technology and Videoconferencing in the Modern Neurosurgery Training Program.  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Spring Meeting, May 30th, 2016.  Sea Island, GA.
  • Boulter JH, Lovasik BP, Baum GR, Frerich JM, Allen JW, Grossberg GA, Pradilla G, and Ahmad FU. The Implications of Isolated Transverse Process Fractures: Is Spine Service Consultation Necessary?.  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Spring Meeting. May 30th, 2016. Sea Island, GA.
  • Holland CM, Lovasik BP, Howard BM, Baum GR, Rodts GE Jr., and Refai D.  Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Comprehensive Comparison of Fusion and Complication Rates between Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Beta-Tricalcium Phospate.  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Spring Meeting. May 30th, 2016. Sea Island, GA.
  • Halani SH, Baum GR, Riley JP, Pradilla G, Refai D, Rodts GE and Ahmad FU.  Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 30th, 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Baum GR, Lockney DT, Hooten KG, Turan N, Pradilla G, Glantz MJ, Harbaugh RE, and Murad GJ.  External Ventricular Drain Placement Practice Variations: Results from a Nationwide Survey.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 30th, 2016. Chicago, IL.
  • Salehani AA, Baum GR, Howard BM, Holland CM, Nkrumah L, Rodts GE, and Ahmad FU.  Floating thoracic spine after a double, non-contiguous three column spinal fracture. Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. March 19th, 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Akinduro OO, Baum GR, Howard BM, Pradilla G, Grossberg JA, Rodts GE, and Ahmad FU.  Neurological outcomes following iatrogenic vascular injury during posterior atlanto-axial instrumented fusion. Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. March 19th, 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Holland CM, Lovasik BP, Howard BM, Baum GR, Rodts GE Jr., and Refai D.  Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Comprehensive Comparison of Fusion and Complication Rates between Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Beta-Tricalcium Phospate.  Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. March 19th, 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Halani SH, Baum GR, Riley JP, Refai D, and Ahmad FU.  Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting. March 19th, 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Baum GR, Lockney DT, Hooten KG, Turan N, Pradilla G, Glantz MJ, Harbaugh RE, and Murad GJ.  External Ventricular Drain Placement Practice Variations: Results from a Nationwide Survey.  Georgia Neurosurgical Society Fall Meeting. December 5th, 2015. Reynolds Plantation, GA.

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