Physicians

Dr. Morteza Shamsnia, M.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE

DATE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1954

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tabriz, Iran

MARITAL
Married: Simin Shamsnia
Children: Sam, February 1982
Lily Naz, December 1983

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), 1991

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG/NCV, Evoked Potentials), (ABEM), 1989

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Evoked Potentials, EEG) (ABCN), 1992

Diplomat in the Subspecialty of Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, March 1992-March 2002

Diplomat, American Board of Sleep Medicine-May 2005 (ABSM)

EDUCATION
High School, Diploma in Natural Science
From Phalavi University High School,
Shiraz, Iran, 1966-1971

M.D., Tehran University School of Medicine,
Tehran, Iran, June 1971-July 1978(certificate includes 7th year as
rotating internship training)

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING
Internship, Rotating Flexible Internal
Medicine, Tehran University Hospitals,
Tehran, Iran, 1978-1979

MILITARY SERVICE
Royal Guard, Military Service
Tehran, Iran, 1978-1979

EXPERIENCE
` Royal College of Surgeons of England
University of London, London, England
Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Basic Medicine Science and Surgeon
March 1980-May 1980

University of Exeter
Postgraduate Medical School
Exeter, England
October 1980-December 1980
Clinical Attachment
Medicine
Child Health
Psychiatry
Pathology
Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Regional Postgraduate Institute for
Medicine and Dentistry
The Medical School, The University
New Castle, England
Department of Medicine
April 1981-August 1981

Chinese Medical and Acupuncture
Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1981-1982

RESIDENCY TRAINING
Neurology, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 1982-1984

Chief Resident, Neurology, University
Of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 1984-1985

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
Neurophysiology Fellow (EEG,EP,Sleep, Epilepsy), Kansas University
Kansas City, Kansas 1985-1986

Neuromuscular Disorders and EMG/ NCV, Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia 1986-1987

MEDICAL SCHOOL AFFILIATION
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana 1987-1997
Director, EMG Laboratory, Department
of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane
University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana July 1987

Co-Director, EEG Laboratory,
Department of Psychiatry & Neurology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana July 1987

Acting Co-Director, Sleep Laboratory,
Department of Psychiatry & Neurology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 1991-December 1991

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION
Attending Neurologist, Tulane Health
Sciences Center New Orleans, LA 1987

Consultant Neurologist, Medical Center
of Louisiana at New Orleans, LA 1987-

Consultant Neurologist, University
Hospital, New Orleans, LA 1987-

Consultant, Sleep Laboratory, Tulane
Medical Center, 1988

Consultant, Lakeside Hospital,
New Orleans, LA 1995

Consultant, Lakeside Hospital
New Orleans, LA 1995

Consultant, Huey P. Long Hospital
Pineville, LA 1995-

EMG Consultant, Huey P. Long Hospital
Pineville, LA 1995-

Consultant, Advanced Neurodiagnostic
Center, Metairie, LA 1996-

EMG Consultant, Advanced Neuro-
diagnostic Center, Metairie, LA 1996-

Consultant, Kindred Hospital (Vencor
Hospital), New Orleans, LA 1998

Consultant, Doctor's Hospital of
Jefferson Metairie, LA (application complete, status pending 2003)

Consultant, East Jefferson General
Hospital Metairie, LA (application complete, status pending 2003)

1. E.C.F.M.G. (# 295-400-6, Jan 1982)
2. E.C.F.M.G. (# 295-400-6, July 1985)
3. VQE (FMGEMS)
4. FLEX (# 1946, June 1982)
5. Alien Registration No.: A042397392

LICENSURE
1. California, Feb 11, 1985(#A41514)
2. Louisiana, June 25, 1987 (#07415R)
3. Texas, Sep 23, 1991(#J0671)

MEMBERSHIP
1. American Medical Association, 1982
2. American Academy of Neurology 1982
3. New Orleans Neurological Society 1988
4. American Association of Electro-diagnostic Medicine, 1989
5. American Board of Sleep Medicine 2002

RESEARCH
1. Investigator in an open cross-over study of the of food on gastric PH and gastric emptying of a Heidelberg Capsule in Parkinson's Disease patients and age matched healthy volunteers. This study was supported by research fund from Merck Sharp. and Dohme Company.

2. Co-investigator in Migraine Headaches Study with Dr. Ziegler at Kansas University Medical Center (Effect of Migraine Headaches on EEG, VER, and CSA).

3. Retrospective study of 550 cases demonstrating the relationship of thyroid nodules with thyroid carcinoma at Tehran University.

4. Department study of hemi-neglect syndrome in patients with right parietal lobe lesions at University of Missouri.

5. Active involvement in Department research study-TASS Ticlopidine vs. Aspirin Stoke Study. The epileptogenic potential of intravenous and subcutaneous (Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) in normal male subjects sponsored by Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation.

6. Burroughs-Welcome Co., "A Multicenter, Place-Controlled, Parallel Design Dose-Response Evaluation of the "Safety and Efficacy of Lamotrigine as Add-on Therapy in Outpatients with Partial Seizures" Co-investigator. Performed June 1988 to September 1990.

7. Burroughs-Welcome Co., An open continuation of Lamotrigine study in epileptic outpatients. Performed May 1989 to September 1990.

8. Burroughs-Welcome Co., A multicenter, placebo-
controlled parallel-design, phase III elevation of the safety of Lamotrigine as add-on therapy in outpatients with partial seizures.

9. Abbot Laboratory. Depakoate low and high dose therapy in partial seizures. Study initiated September 1990.

10. Parke- Davis, Protocol # 1014-01, A 24 month, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled, fixed dose, parallel group, multicenter study of Zenarestay (CL-1014), in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.

11. Pfizer, Protocol #078-109, A multicenter, double-blind, Placebo-controlled, parallel group study of the effects of oral Zopolrestat in subjects with peripheral symmetrical diabetic polyneuropathy.

COMMITTEES
Tumor Committee, Charity Hospital of New Orleans, 1990-
Resident Grievance Committee, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1990-
Education Committee, Tulane University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Neurology, 1987-

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
Lecturer, Junior Neurology clinical clerkship, 1987-
Lecturer, Sophomore Neurology course, 1987-
Lecturer, Freshman Neuroscience course 1987-
Lecturer, Junior Neuroscience course, 1999-
Lecturer, Standardized Patient Program, 1988-

OTHER EDUCATIONAL COURSE ACTIVITIES
Neurology for Occupational Therapy Students, 2000-
Neurology Residency Neuromuscular Teaching Program, 1987-
Neurology Fellowship Neuromuscular Teaching Program, 1987-

PUBLICATIONS AND ABSTRACTS:
1. Shamsnia M, Lai CW, Sansone E, Stron A: The Accuracy of EEG Interpretations by EEG Technicians. Journal of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology 1988.

2. Shamsnia M, Gulati AK, Rivner MH: Physiological Demonstration of Functional Innervation of ALS Muscle Transplants into Nude Mice. Journal of Neurology 1987.

3. Lai CW, Shamsnia M: The effect of Eye/Hand Dominance on Topographic Distributions of Visual Evoked Potentials. Journal of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology (International) October 1986

4. Gulati AK, River MH, Shamsnia M, Swift TR, Sohal GS: Growth of skeletal muscle from patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis transplanted into nude mice. Muscle and Nerve Journal. 1988

5. Rivner MH, Shamsnia M, Swift TR, Trefz J, Roesel RA, Carter Al, Yamamura W, Hommes FA: Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (Mitochondrial Encephalomyelopathy and Complex II Deficiency. Neurology 39:693-696, 1989

6. Weisberg LA, Stazio A, Shamsnia M, Elliott D: Nontraumatic Temporal Subcortical Hemorrhage: Clinical-computed tomographic analysis. Neuroradiology 32:137-141, 1990

7. Weisberg LA, Elliott D, Shamsnia M: Lacunar Infarction in Patients with Hypertensive Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Southern Medical Journal 83:1050-1052,1990.

8. Weisberg LA, Stazio A, Elliott D, Shamsnia M: Putaminal Hemorrhage: Clinical-Computed Tomographic Correlations. Neuroradiology 32:200-206,1990.

9. Weisberg LA, Stazio A, Shamsnia M, Elliott D: Nontraumatic Parenchymal Brain Hemorrhages. Medicine 69:277-295,1990.

10. Weisberg LA, Elliott D, Shamsnia M: Lacunar infarction in patients with hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage. Cardiology Digest. Southern Medical Journal 83:(9)1050-1052,1990.

11. Weisberg LA, Shamsnia M, Elliott D. Seizures caused by nontraumatic parenchymal brain hemorrhages. Neurology 41(8):1197-1199,1991.

12. Weisberg La, Elliott D, Shamsnia M. Intraventricular hemorrhage in adults: clinical-computed tomographic correlations. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 15(1):43-51,1991.

13. Weisberg LA, Shamsnia M, Elliott D: Nontraumatic posterior temporal lobe hemorrhage: clinical computed tomographic correlations. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 15(5):355-359,1991.

14. Weisberg LA, Elliott D, Shamsnia M. Massive putaminal-thalamic nontraumatic hemorrhage. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 16(5):353-357,1992.

15. Cros D, Palliyath S, DiMauro S, Ramirez C, Shamsnia M, Wizer B. Respiratory failure revealing mitochondrial myopathy in adults. Chest 101(3):824-828,1992.

16. Lovera J, Shamsnia M: Antiphospholipid Antibody Related Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease of the Central Nervous System, 2002 (in preparation)

17. Willis J, Morello A, Shamsnia M, Davie A, Rice J, Bennett J: Focused Use Treatment of Childhood Hemiparesis: Serial Casting. Pediatrics 2002 (in press)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Shamsnia M, Lai CW, Sansone E, Stong A: "The Accuracy of EEG Interpretations by EEG Technicians". Presented at the American Central EEG. Cedar Rapid. IA, 1986.

Shamsnia M, Gulati AK, Rivner MH: "Physiological Demonstration of Functional Innervation of ALS Muscle Transplants into Nude Mice." Presented at the American Academy of Neurology 39th Annual Meeting, New York, New York.

Shamsnia M, "Meningeal Syndromes and Neurological Complications", Presented at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1984.

Ross W, Shamsnia M, Weisberg LA, Cruz, E: "Acute confusional state as the initial manifestation of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura". American Academy of Neurology, Chicago, 1989.

Shamsnia, M. "Muscle and Nerve Disorders". American Veterinary Society, New Orleans, LA, May 1991.

Shamsnia, M. "Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine,

Psychiatry and Neurology Grand Rounds Series, New Orleans, LA October 1998.

Shamsnia, M. "Back Pain and Neurodiagnostic Tests", Presented at Neuropsychiatry Aspects of Primary Care, New Orleans, LA February, 1999.

Shamsnia, M. "Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine, Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Seminars, New Orleans, LA October 1999.

Shamsnia, M. "Disease of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine, basic Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Seminars, New Orleans, LA November 2000.

Shamsnia, M. "Management and Treatment of Migraine with use of Imitrex", New Orleans, LA October 2001.

Shamsnia, M. "Disease of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine, Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Seminars, New Orleans, LA November 2000.

Shamsnia, M. "Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine, Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Seminars, New Orleans, LA November 2001.

Shamsnia, M. American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists Annual Meeting "Peripheral Nervous System" New Orleans, LA August 2002.

Shamsnia, M. "Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction", Tulane University School of Medicine, Neurology Seminars, New Orleans, LA November 2002.

Shamsnia, M. "Sleep Disorders- Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea", Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Psychiatry and Neurology Grand Round Series, New Orleans, LA January 2003.

Willis J, Morello A, Shamsnia M, Davie A, et al: "Forced Use Treatment of Childhood Hemiparesis: Serial Casting". Child Neurology Society Miami Beach, FL. October 2003.

SPEAKER'S BUREAU
Allergan Pharmaceutical Company
Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical Company

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Medical/Legal Litigation
Reviews, Depositions, Trial Testimony (within continental USA)
Medical Review Panel, 2001.

LANGUAGES
English
Turkish
Farsi
French

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