Hosniya Zarabi, MD


Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine


  • BS, Stanford University, 2009
  • MD, Chicago Medical School, 2016


Hometown: Hayward, California

Professional Interests

  • Tumor
  • Functional
  • Pediatrics

Future/Career Plans

  • Academics


  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Reserach Fellow, 2014-15
  • Chicago Medical School Summer Research Award, 2012


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons


  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Running
  • Hiking 
  • Basketball


  • Connolly, I.D., Ali, R., Zarabi, H., Vogel, H., Choudhri, O. Solitary fibrous tumors of the spinal cord: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015, Sep; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Ravikumar, V.K., Welsh, D.J., Zarabi, H., Pendharkar, A.V. Neurosyphilis and early 20th century dictators: a case for the Second World War. Social Hisotry of Medicine. 2015, Sep; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Zarabi, H., Feroze, A.H., Choudhri, O., Achrol, A.S., Plowey, E.D., Chang, S.D. Primary melanocytic tumors of the spinal cord: case report and literature review. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Sep; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Ramos, A.D., Andersen, R.E., Liu, S.J., Nowakowski, T.J., Hong, S.J., Gertz, C.C., Salinas, R.D., Zarabi, H., Kriegstein, A.R., Lim, D.A. The long noncoding RNA Pnky regulates neuronal differentiation of embryonic and postnatal neural stem cells. Cell Stem Cell (cover). 2015, Apr; 16(4): 439-447.
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25800779.
  • Tye, K.M., Prakash, R., Kim, S.Y., Fenno, L.E., Grosenick, L., Zarabi, H., Thompson, K.R., Gradinaru, V., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K. Amygdala circuitry mediating reversible and bidirectional control of anxiety. Nature. 2011, Mar; 471(7338): 358-362. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21389985.