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Kimon Bekelis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


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Professional Interests:

Outcomes; Observational Methods; Cerebrovascular Disease; Neurosurgery

Selected Publications:


  • Bekelis K, Gottlieb D, Bovis G, Su Y, Tjoumakaris S, Jabbour P, MacKenzie TA. Unruptured cerebral aneurysm clipping: association of combined open and endovascular expertise with outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Sep 18. pii: neurintsurg-2015-011986. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011986. [Epub ahead of print] (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Coy S, Singer RJ, MacKenzie TA. New York State: Comparison of Treatment Outcomes for Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms Using an Instrumental Variable Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jul 13;4(7). pii: e002190. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002190. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Smith J, Zhou W, MacKenzie TA, Roberts DW, Skinner J, Morden NE. Statins and subarachnoid hemorrhage in Medicare patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms. Int J Stroke. 2015 Jun 29. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12559. [Epub ahead of print] (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Mackenzie TA. The Association of Insurance Status and Race With Transfers of Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury Initially Evaluated at Level III and IV Trauma Centers. Ann Surg. 2015 Jul;262(1):9-15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001239. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Fisher ES, Labropoulos N, Zhou W, Skinner J. Variations in the intensive use of head CT for elderly patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Radiology. 2015 Apr;275(1):188-95. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14141362. Epub 2014 Oct 29. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Mackenzie TA. Prehospital helicopter transport and survival of patients with traumatic brain injury. Ann Surg. 2015 Mar;261(3):579-85. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000672. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Roberts DW, Zhou W, Skinner JS. Fragmentation of care and the use of head computed tomography in patients with ischemic stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):430-6. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000745. Epub 2014 Apr 8. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Missios S, Spinner RJ. Restraints and peripheral nerve injuries in adult victims of motor vehicle crashes. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Jun 15;31(12):1077-82. doi: 10.1089/neu.2013.3281. Epub 2014 Mar 7. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bekelis K, Bakhoum SF, Desai A, Mackenzie TA, Goodney P, Labropoulos N. A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010. Stroke. 2013 Apr;44(4):1085-90. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.674358. Epub 2013 Feb 14. (view details on MedLine)