Peter Nakaji, MD
Peter Nakaji, MD

Peter Nakaji, MD

School of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Neurology (Phoenix)


  • Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Catapano JS, Lee M, Veljanoski D, Whiting AC, Brigeman S, Morgan CD, Labib MA, Ducruet AF,
    Nakaji P. Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm rupture of the anterior cerebral artery after placement of an external
    ventricular drain, treated with clip-wrapping: a case report and review of the literature.
    , Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 161, Issue 7, 1371-1376, 2019
  • Bohl MA, McBryan S, Spear C, Pais D, Preul MC, Wilhelmi B, Yeskel A, Turner JD, Kakarla UK, Nakaji P. Evaluation of a Novel Surgical Skills Training Course: Are Cadavers Still the Gold Standard for Surgical
    Skills Training?
    , World Neurosurgery, Volume 127, 63-71, 2019
  • Cole TS, Jahnke H, Godzik J, Morgan CD, Nakaji P, Little AS. Use of a wrist-mounted device for continuous outpatient physiologic monitoring after transsphenoidal surgery: a pilot study., Pituitary, Volume 22, Issue 2, 156-162, 2019
  • Bohl MA, Zhou JJ, Mooney MA, Repp GJ, Cavallo C, Nakaji P, Chang SW, Turner JD, Kakarla UK. The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: effect of a 3-dimensional-printed spinal osteotomy model on performance of spinal osteotomies by medical students and interns., Journal of Spine Surgery, Volume 5, Issue 1, 58-65, 2019
  • Brachman DG, Youssef E, Dardis CJ, Sanai N, Zabramski JM, Smith KA, Little AS, Shetter AG, Thomas T, McBride HL, Sorensen S, Spetzler RF, Nakaji P. Resection and permanent intracranial brachytherapy using modular, biocompatible cesium-131 implants: results in 20 recurrent, previously irradiated meningiomas., Journal of Neurosurgery, 1-10, 2018
  • Bohl MA, Mooney MA, Repp GJ, Nakaji P, Chang SW, Turner JD, Kakarla UK. The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: Fluoroscopic Analysis of a Synthetic Spine Model Made of Variable 3D-printed Materials and Print Parameters., Spine, Volume 43, Issue 23, e1368-e1375, 2018
  • Belykh E, Carotenuto A, Kalinin AA, Akshulakov SK, Kerimbayev T, Borisov VE, Aliyev MA, Nakaji P, Preul MC, Byvaltsev VA. Surgical Protocol for Infections, Nonhealing Wound Prophylaxis, and Analgesia: Development and Implementation for Posterior Spinal Fusions., World Neurosurgery, Volume 123, 390-401, 2018
  • Catapano JS, Zabramski JM, Baranoski JF, Brigeman S, Morgan CD, Hendricks BK, Mooney MA,
    Albuquerque FC, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. The Prognostic Significance of a Cast Fourth Ventricle in Ruptured Aneurysm Patients With Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT)., Neurosurgery, 2018
  • Belykh E, Patel AA, Miller EJ, Bozkurt B, Yağmurlu K, Woolf EC, Scheck AC, Eschbacher JM, Nakaji P, Preul MC. Probe-based three-dimensional confocal laser endomicroscopy of brain tumors: technical note., Cancer Management and Research, Volume 10, 3109-3123, 2018
  • Cavallo C, Zhao X, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Weiss M, Gandhi S, Belykh E, Tayebi-Meybodi A, Labib MA, Preul MC, Nakaji P. Minimally invasive approaches for the evacuation of intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review., Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, Volume 62, Issue 6, 718-733, 2018
  • Bohl MA, Baranoski JF, Sexton D, Nakaji P, Snyder LA, Kakarla UK, Porter RW. Barrow Innovation Center Case Series: Early Clinical Experience with Novel Surgical Instrument Used To Prevent Intraoperative Spinal Cord Injuries., World Neurosurgery, Volume 120, e573-e579, 2018
  • Belykh E, Miller EJ, Patel AA, Bozkurt B, Yağmurlu K, Robinson TR, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF, Lawton MT, Nelson LY, Seibel EJ, Preul MC. Optical Characterization of Neurosurgical Operating Microscopes: Quantitative Fluorescence and Assessment of PpIX Photobleaching., Scientific Reports, Volume 8, Article Number: 12543, 2018
  • Bozkurt B, Yağmurlu K, Belykh E, Tayebi Meybodi A, Staren MS, Aklinski JL, Preul MC, Grande AW,
    Nakaji P, Lawton MT. Quantitative Anatomic Analysis of the Transcallosal-Transchoroidal Approach and the Transcallosal-Subchoroidal Approach to the Floor of the Third Ventricle: An Anatomic Study., World Neurosurgery, Volume 118, 219-229, 2018
  • Cavallo C, Safavi-Abbasi S, Kalani MYS, Gandhi S, Sun H, Oppenlander ME, Zabramski JM, Nakaji P, Lawton MT, Spetzler RF. Pulmonary Complications After Spontaneous Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Experience from Barrow Neurological Institute., World Neurosurgery, Volume 119, e366-e373, 2018
  • Belykh EG, Zhao X, Cavallo C, Bohl MA, Yagmurlu K, Aklinski JL, Byvaltsev VA, Sanai N, Spetzler RF, Lawton MT, Nakaji P, Preul MC. Laboratory Evaluation of a Robotic Operative Microscope - Visualization Platform for Neurosurgery., Cureus, Volume 10, Issue 7, e3072, 2018
  • Bohl MA, Xu DS, Cavallo C, Paisan GM, Smith KA, Nakaji P. The Barrow Innovation Center Case Series: A Novel 3-Dimensional-Printed Retractor for Use with Electromagnetic Neuronavigation Systems., World Neurosurgery, Volume 116, e1075-e1078, 2018
  • Bohl MA, Xu DS, Daniels L, Chang SW, Nakaji P, Porter RW, Kakarla UK. The Barrow Innovation Center Case Series: Early Clinical Experience with Novel, Low-Cost Techniques for Bone Graft Containment in the Posterolateral Fusion Bed., World Neurosurgery, Volume 116, 285-295, 2018
  • Belykh E, Cavallo C, Gandhi S, Zhao X, Veljanoski D, Izady Yazdanabadi M, Martirosyan NL, Byvaltsev VA, Eschbacher J, Preul MC, Nakaji P. Utilization of intraoperative confocal laser endomicroscopy in brain tumor surgery., Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, Volume 62, Issue 6, 704-717, 2018
  • Belykh E, Miller EJ, Patel AA, Yazdanabadi MI, Martirosyan NL, Yağmurlu K, Bozkurt B, Byvaltsev VA, Eschbacher JM, Nakaji P, Preul MC. Diagnostic Accuracy of a Confocal Laser Endomicroscope for In Vivo Differentiation Between Normal Injured And Tumor Tissue During Fluorescein-Guided Glioma Resection: Laboratory Investigation., World Neurosurgery, Volume 115, e337-e348, 2018