Abhishek Lunagariya, MD
Abhishek Lunagariya, MD

Abhishek Lunagariya, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Neurology

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr Lunagariya was born and raised in Jamnagar, located in Western coast of India. He went to Medical School at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He moved to US to pursue his interests in physician leadership/ healthcare administration and completed Masters in Healthcare Administration at University of Houston - Texas  Medical Center. Later on he received Neurology training at University of Florida- Gainesville under world renowned Neurologist as Dr Kenneth Heilman and Dr Michael Okun. He received Vascular Neurology training at University of California- San Diego under world renowned Vascular Neurologist- Scientist Dr Justin Zivin, who has been credited for revolutionizing Stroke treatment with invention of tPA. He is a recipient of prestigious "National Institute of Health StrokeNet- SPOTRIAS" funding awarded to very few.

He is board certified in Neurology as well as Vascular Neurology. He has been invited to various national-international conferences to talk about his clinical research/ opinion. He has been also invited for "Neurology on the Hill", a platform to increase awareness of prominent healthcare issues among Senators/ House Representatives. He takes interest in healthcare advocacy and outreach at local as well as national level. He enjoys photography and travelling
 

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Multidisciplinary Approach and Outcomes of Tele-neurology: A Review, Cureus, 11, 2019
  • Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA., N Engl J Med, 379, 215-225, 2018
  • Temporal Arteritis Presenting as an Isolated Bilateral Abducens Nerve Palsy: A Rare Case of a 65-year-old Male, Cureus, 10, 2018
  • Burden of Arrhythmias in Epilepsy Patients: A Nationwide Inpatient Analysis of 1.4 Million Hospitalizations in the United States, Cureus, 9, 2017
  • Symptomatic improvement of traumatic dysgeusia from an occipital nerve block, Neurology India, 63, 259, 2015

Publications

  • Nationwide Differences in Care and Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke, Stroke, 50 Suppl_1, A86 , 2019
  • Beneficial Effects of Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Mortality, Disability, and Burden of Post-Stroke Epilepsy, Stroke Associated Pneumonia, and Major Bleeding among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients-An Outcome Study of Paradoxical Effect, Anals of Neurology, 84, S52-S53, 2018
  • Recent Nationwide Trends in Transcranial Doppler Utilization During Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations, Neurology, 88, 296, 2018
  • Burden Of Recreational And Prescription Drugs Substance Abuse In Epilepsy And Seizure Hospitalizations, Neurology, 88, 240, 2018
  • Time Intervals of Symptomatic Intracereberal Hemorrhage (sICH) after Tissue Plasminogen Activator (rt-PA) Treatment, Neurology, 90 , 241, 2018
  • Recreational Use Of Marijuana and Stroke: A Nationwide Outcome Study, Neurology, 90 , 204, 2018
  • Anticoagulant Use Is Not Associated With Higher Post tPA Hemorrhagic Conversion, Neurology, 90 , 240, 2018
  • Shades of White: Correlation of Hyperacute DWI Intensity With Last Known Well Time, Stroke, 49, 23, 2018
  • Early and Late Vascular Events and Fatality amongst Transient Ischemic Attack Hospitalization, Stroke, 49, 317, 2018
  • Substantial Rise in tPA Utilization for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States Corresponds with Significant Improvement in Outcomes, Stroke, 49, 84, 2018
  • Current Practices and Discharge Outcome of Endovascular Coiling and Clipping Amongst Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients, Stroke, 49 Suppl_1, 4, 2018
  • The Sustained DeyeCOM Sign as a Predictor of Large Vessel Occlusion, Stroke, 49 Suppl_1, 59, 2018
  • Anticoagulant Use is Not Associated With Higher Post tPA Hemorrhagic Conversion, Stroke, 49, 66, 2018
  •  Predictors of Hemorrhagic Conversion with IV tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Stroke, 49, 347, 2018
  • Modifiable Factors are a Major Cause of Non-traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Young Adults, Neurology, 90 15 , 255, 2018
  • Transcranial Doppler Utilization in Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Analysis of Predictors and Outcomes, Neurology, 88, 260, 2017
  • Giant-Cell Arteritis Presenting as Isolated Bilateral CN-VI Palsies: A Rare Case Report of a 65 Year Male, Neurology, 88, 378, 2017
  • Epidemiological Characteristics and Outcomes of Takayasu’s Arteritis in Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization, Stroke, 48, 192, 2017
  • Trends and Outcomes of Intracranial Hemorrhage in HIV Positive Population, Stroke, 48, 217, 2017
  • Sporadic DEPDC-5 Mutation with p. R389H Variant Induced Focal Epilepsy: A Case Report of a 6-Year-Old Child, Anals of Neurology, 82, 60-61, 2017
  • Temporal Trends of Post-Stroke Early Seizures or Epilepsy During Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations and Its Impact on Clinical Outcomes, Neurology, 86 , 062, 2016
  • Effect of Annual Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcomes after Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients, Neurology, 86 16 , 006, 2016
  • Burden and Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Cirrhosis, Neurology, 86, 218, 2016
  • Predictors of In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke During Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalizations, Neurology, 86, 43, 2016
  • Ethical Dilemma: A National Perspective on Utilization of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Status Epilepticus, Neurology, 86, 355, 2016
  • Obesity Paradox in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample Data, Neurology, 86, 008, 2016
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Recent Trend and Predictors, Anals of Neurology, 78, 31-32, 2015
  • Outcomes of Intracranial Hemorrhage Among Bone Marrow Transplantation Hospitalization, Anals of Neurology, 78, 2015
  • Temporal Trend and Predictors of Stroke Associated Pneumonia After Acute Ischemic Stroke, Anals of Neurology, 78, 31, 2015
  • Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy Outcomes Among Obese and Smokers Hospitalized with Acute Ischemic Stroke, Anals of Neurology, 78, 98, 2015
  • A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Urinary Tract Infections Related Re-admissions. Detroit Medical Center QuESST, Other, 2014
  • Brain Volume Changes in Adult Bipolar Depression patients with Lithium Treatment., Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • Primary meningeal melanocytoma of the middle cranial fossa is extremely rare., Neurology India, 63 2, 2015

Presentations

  • Nationwide Differences in Care And Outcomes Of Acute Ischemic Stroke.
    Presented at: National Institute of Health (NIH) StrokeNet Trainee Presentation Session. Cincinnati, OH., 2018
  • How to manage Acute Stroke in Pre-hospital Phase: From Basics to Recent Advances.
    Presented at: San Diego EMS annual meeting. San Diego, CA., 2018
  • Utilization, Outcomes and Safety of IV tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke during pregnancy.

    Presented at: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Substantial Rise in tPA Utilization for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States Corresponds with Significant Improvement in Outcomes.

    Presented at: International Stroke Conference 2018, Los Angeles, CA., 2018
  • Ethical dilemma: A National Perspective on Utilization of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders in Status Epilepticus.

    Presented at: Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) Annual Meeting 2016, Lake Buena Vista, FL., 2016
  • Obesity Paradox in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample Data.

    Presented at: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada., 2016
  • Effect of Annual Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcome after Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients:

    Presented at:  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016
  • Severe axonal polyneuropathy secondary to Thiamine deficiency post gastric bypass procedure: A care of 36 year old female.

    Presented at: Neurology Grand-rounds, McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., 2015
  • Atypical presentation of Myasthenia Gravis in otherwise healthy young female.Atypical presentation of Myasthenia Gravis in otherwise healthy young female.

    Presented at: Neurology Grand-rounds, McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., 2014
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) practice to achieve dual accreditation at Texas Heart Institute/ St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

    Presented at: Quality Improvement Grand-rounds: St Luke's Episcopal Hospital; Houston, TX., 2011
  • The Affordable Care Act from a physician's perspective: Will it deliver on the hype?

    Presented at: The Political Influence on Managed Care Grand-rounds: Dept of Healthcare Administration, Texas Medical Center; Houston, TX., 2010
  • Evolution, Current Practice and Future of Tele Medicine: Review on Challenges and Opportunities.

    Presented at: Healthcare Information Management Grand-rounds: Dept of Healthcare Administration, Texas Medical Center; Houston, TX., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Acute Stroke Care
    Stroke Epidemiology
    Disparities in Stroke Care across the USA 

Grant Funding Received

  • National Institute of Health (NIH) StrokeNet grant to pursue work in eradication of stroke care disparities in United States.