Krish Vigneswaran, MD

PGY-7

Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Education

  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 2008
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern, 2012

Biography

Areas of Interest

  • Neuro-Oncology

Future Plans

  • Accepted: MD Anderson Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Accepted: Joint Tumor Guidelines Review Committee: YNS/CSNS Delegate (2018-2020)
  • Accepted: Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Socioeconomic Fellow (2017-2019)
  • Starting neuro-oncology elective research
  • Preliminary grant writing and paper writing

Awards/Grants

  • Southern Neurosurgical Society Basic Science Award (2018): $1000
  • NREF/AANS Neurosurgery Research Fellowship (2017-2018): (1 year-$40,000)
  • NIH/NINDS R25 Neurosurgery Research Fellowship Grant (2016-2018): (2 years-$200,000)
  • Grady Memorial Medical Research Symposium: Resident Research Award (2017)
  • Emory University, Department of Neurosurgery Tindal Resident Research Award (2016)
  • American Brain Tumor Association Travel Award: Cold Spring Harbor Brain Tumor Conference (2016)
  • UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2012 Student Leadership Award (2012)
  • Elected to Junior AOA Honor Medical Society (2011)
  • Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Award for Diversity Initiative (2007)
  • Dean’s List; Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Sciences: (2005,2006,2007)
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Vanderbilt University (2007)
  • ODK Honor Society, Vanderbilt University (2007)
  • Young Athenians Honor Society, Vanderbilt University (2007)

Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Editor Dr. Linda Liau

Leadership and Fellowships

  • Socioeconomic Fellow - Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (2017-2018)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Leadership Fellow – Resident Committee (2016-2018)
  • Class President - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2012)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center Six-Year Planning Committee (2008-2012)
  • UT Southwestern Medical School Research and Curriculum Committee (2008-2010)
  • American Medical Association Liaison Committee on Medical Education Student Nominee (2011)
  • UT System Student Advisory Council (2010-2012)
  • President of Young Athenian Honor Society, Vanderbilt University (2006-2007)
  • Founder and President of Multicultural Leadership Council, Vanderbilt University (2007-2008)
  • Chief of Staff, Vanderbilt Student Government Association (2006-2007)

Hobbies

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Running

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Vigneswaran K, Sribnick E, Reisner A, Chern J. Correction of Progressive Severe Cervical Kyphosis in a 21-month-old Patient with NF1: Surgical Technique and Review of Literature. Operative Neurosurgery. 2017 October; opx219, https://doi.org/10.1093/ons/opx219.
  • Vigneswaran K, Keen J, Olson J. Precision Surgery for High-Grade Gliomas in the Era of Personalized Medicine. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2017 May; 39(8): 1-5.
  • Keen J, Vigneswaran K, McCracken J, Olson J. Advancements in the Use of Stereotactic Laser Ablation for High-Grade Gliomas. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2017 June; 39(9):1-6.
  • Vigneswaran K, Neill S, Hadjipaniyas CG. Beyond the World Health Organization grading of infiltrating gliomas: advances in the molecular genetics of glioma classification. Annals of Translational Medicine. 2015 May; 3(7): 95.
  • Elder BD, Vigneswaran K, Athanasiou KA, Kim DH. Biomechanical, Biochemical, and Histological Characterization of Canine Lumbar Facet Joint Cartilage. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2009 Jun; 10(6): 623-628.
  • Rohrbough J, Rushton E, Woodruff E, 3rd, Fergestad T, Vigneswaran K, Broadie K. Presynaptic establishment of the synaptic cleft extracellular matrix is required for post-synaptic differentiation. Genes and Development. 2007 Sep; 21(20): 2607-2628.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

  • Vigneswaran K, Read R, Olson J et al. Characterizing the over-expression of Yki/YAP/TAZ transcription factors in gliomagenesis and a proposed novel treatment of glioblastomas. Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. November 2017.
  • Vigneswaran K, Read R, Olson J et al. MET fusion, amplification, and/or overexpression defines diffusely invasive tumor cells in pediatric and adult glioblastoma. Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. November 2016.
  • Vigneswaran K, Neill S, Mosley C, Rossi M, Olson J, Read R. Utilization of patient derived neurospheres to study pathophysiology and treatment of glioblastoma. Winship Scientific Research & Academic Development Symposium and Poster Session. October 2014
  • Vigneswaran K, Neill S, Mosley C,  Rossi M, Olson J, Read R. Utilization of patient derived neurospheres to study pathophysiology and treatment of glioblastoma. Georgia Neurological Society Winter Session. December 2014.
  • Vigneswaran K, Vasudevan K, Frerich J. Neurosurgery Journal Club: Aminolevulinic Acid-derived Tumor Fluorescence: The Diagnostic Accuracy of Visible Fluorescence Qualities as Corroborated by Spectrometry and Histology and Postoperative Imaging. Published Online: Neurosurgery Oct 2014.
  • Vigneswaran K, Whitworth LA, Samson DS. Staged Radiosurgical Treatment of Large Intracerebral Arteriovenous Malformations: A UT Southwestern Medical Center Clinical Experience. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 2011 Sep

Book Chapters

  • Vigneswaran K, Pradilla G. Tubular Retractors for Intraventricular Tumors. Chapter in Comprehensive Overview of Modern Surgical Approaches to Intrinsic Brain Tumors. Chaichana K and Quinones-Hinojosa A (Eds) Elsevier (Submitted).

Oral and Poster Presentation

  • Vigneswaran K, Read R, Olson J et al. Characterizing the over-expression of Yki/YAP/TAZ transcription factors in gliomagenesis and a proposed novel treatment of glioblastomas. Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. November 2017 (Poster)
  • Vigneswaran K, Read R, Olson J et al. MET fusion, amplification, and/or overexpression defines diffusely invasive tumor cells in pediatric and adult glioblastoma. Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. November 2016 (Poster)
  • Vigneswaran K, Reisner A et al. Is implementation of Guidelines for Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Associated with Improved Outcomes? Experience at a Children's Tertiary Referral Center. Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. November 2016 (Podium Presentation).
  • Vigneswaran K, Neill S, Mosley C, Rossi M, Olson J, Read R. Utilization of patient derived neurospheres to study pathophysiology and treatment of glioblastoma. Georgia Neurological Society Winter Session. December 2014 (Podium Presentation)
  • Vigneswaran K, Neill S, Mosley C, Rossi M, Olson J, Read R. Utilization of patient derived neurospheres to study pathophysiology and treatment of glioblastoma. Winship Scientific Research & Academic Development Symposium and Poster Session. October 2014 (Poster)
  • Welch, B., Nedzi, L., Vigneswaran, K. Controversies in the management of arteriovenous malformations: An argument for embolizing AVMs prior to radiosurgery.. Oral Presentation presented at: Society of Neuro-interventional Surgery 8th Annual Meeting; Colorado Springs, CO. July 2011 (Oral Presentation)
  • Elder BD, Vigneswaran K, Athanasiou KA, Kim DH. Characterization of Canine Lumbar Facet Joint Cartilage. 47th Annual UT Southwestern Medical Student Summer Research Forum; Dallas, TX. January 2009 (Poster)
  • Vigneswaran K, Tandon N. Novel use of Rapid Event Related Design in fMRI analysis of language function in the temporal lobe. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Summer Research Program; Houston, TX. August 2007 (Poster)
  • Singh A, Vigneswaran K, Kwang-Wook C. Role of DV patterning genes in retinal determination and specification pathway in Drosophila eye and its impact on congenital eye defects in Aniridia. 47th Annual Drosophila Research Conference; Houston, TX. March 2006 (Poster)