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Fernando Goldenberg

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Fernando Goldenberg, MD, is a specialist in critical care medicine with sub-specialization in neurocritical care. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of experts working in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU). This team is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with ischemic (low blood flow) and hemorrhagic (blood vessel rupture) stroke and brain aneurysms. He also specializes in the management of critically ill patients with brain tumors, cerebral edema, status epilepticus, as well as patients with severe Guillain-Barre syndrome and respiratory failure associated with myasthenia gravis.

    Dr. Goldenberg is a contributor to a wide range of research investigations related to the care of critically ill neurological patients including the formal diagnosis of brain death.

    Dr. Goldenberg is involved in teaching and administration of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship training program. He also teaches neurology and neurosurgery residents, critical care medicine and anesthesia/critical care fellows, as well as medical students.

    An active speaker, Dr. Goldenberg has lectured on stroke and brain injury treatment at medical meetings in the United States and South America.


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    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OHFellowship06/1997Neurocritical Care
    Hospital Juan A. Fernandez, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaResidency05/1992Internal Medicine
    University of Buenos Aires - UBA, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMD12/1986School of Medicine
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    2019Fellow, Neurocritical Care Society - FNCS
    2019Teacher of the Year, Neurology Department, University fo Chicago
    2018Bucksbaum Institute Senior Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago

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    1. Loggini A, Ammar FE, Awad IA, Lazaridis C, Kramer CL, Kordeck C, McKoy C, Goldenberg FD, Mansour A. Temporal Evolution and Outcomes of Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Hospitalized Patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Jan 04; 30(3):105584. PMID: 33412398.
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    2. Loggini A, Tangonan R, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Kramer CL, Lazaridis C, Goldenberg FD. Neuroendocrine dysfunction in the acute setting of penetrating brain injury: a systematic review. World Neurosurg. 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33346052.
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    3. Polster SP, Carrión-Penagos J, Lyne SB, Goldenberg FD, Mansour A, Ziai W, Carlson AP, Camarata PJ, Caron JL, Harrigan MR, Gregson B, Mendelow AD, Zuccarello M, Hanley DF, Dodd R, Awad IA. Thrombolysis for Evacuation of Intracerebral and Intraventricular Hemorrhage: A Guide to Surgical Protocols With Practical Lessons Learned From the MISTIE and CLEAR Trials. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Dec 15; 20(1):98-108. PMID: 33313847.
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    4. Loggini A, Del Brutto VJ, El Ammar F, Bulwa ZB, Saleh Velez F, McKoy C, Martinez RC, Brorson J, Goldenberg FD, Ardelt AA. Intracranial Hemorrhage in Hospitalized Patients: An Infrequently Studied Condition with High Mortality. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Dec; 33(3):725-731. PMID: 32212038.
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    5. Mansour A, Loggini A, Goldenberg F, Kramer C, Naidech A, El Ammar F, Vasenina V, Castro B, Das P, Horowitz P, Karrison T, Zakrison T, Hampton D, Rogers SO, Lazaridis C. Coagulopathy as a surrogate of severity of injury in penetrating brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33238820.
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    6. Loggini A, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Kramer CL, Goldenberg FD, Lazaridis C. Association between electrolyte levels at presentation and hematoma expansion and outcome in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A systematic review. J Crit Care. 2021 Feb; 61:177-185. PMID: 33181414.
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    7. Mansour A, Loggini A, El Ammar F, Ginat D, Awad IA, Lazaridis C, Kramer C, Vasenina V, Polster SP, Huang A, Olivera Perez H, Das P, Horowitz PM, Zakrison T, Hampton D, Rogers SO, Goldenberg FD. Cerebrovascular Complications in Early Survivors of Civilian Penetrating Brain Injury. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Oct 06. PMID: 33025542.
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    8. Trifan G, Goldenberg FD, Caprio FZ, Biller J, Schneck M, Khaja A, Terna T, Brorson J, Lazaridis C, Bulwa Z, Alvarado Dyer R, Saleh Velez FG, Prabhakaran S, Liotta EM, Batra A, Reish NJ, Ruland S, Teitcher M, Taylor W, De la Pena P, Conners JJ, Grewal PK, Pinna P, Dafer RM, Osteraas ND, DaSilva I, Hall JP, John S, Shafi N, Miller K, Moustafa B, Vargas A, Gorelick PB, Testai FD. Characteristics of a Diverse Cohort of Stroke Patients with SARS-CoV-2 and Outcome by Sex. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Nov; 29(11):105314. PMID: 32951959.
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    9. Platt A, Ammar FE, Collins J, Ramos E, Goldenberg FD. Pseudo-subarachnoid hemorrhage and gadolinium encephalopathy following lumbar epidural steroid injection. Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Oct; 15(10):1935-1938. PMID: 32884607.
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    10. Lazaridis C, Goldenberg FD. Intracranial Pressure in Traumatic Brain Injury: From Thresholds to Heuristics. Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug; 48(8):1210-1213. PMID: 32697493.
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    11. Marot JE, Rebeiz T, Kramer C, McKoy C, Brorson J, Goldenberg F, Liberman AL, Lee SK. WITHDRAWN: Neurological examination, rather than vascular risk factor assessment, serves to distinguish strokes from stroke mimics in a population with high prevalence of vascular risk factors. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jul 18. PMID: 32688035.
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    12. Loggini A, Mansour A, El Ammar F, Lazaridis C, Kramer CL, Bulwa Z, Saleh Velez F, McCoy C, Goldenberg FD. Early Determinants of Neurocritical Care Unit Length of Stay in Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32651738.
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    13. Roberts MK, Stewart KA, Tessore NM, San Roman E, Harris G, Goldenberg FD, Prvu Bettger J. Experiences of Family Caregivers After an Acute Neurological Event. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32346842.
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    14. Lazaridis C, Goldenberg FD. Intracranial Pressure in Traumatic Brain Injury: From Thresholds to Heuristics. Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32345832.
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    15. El Ammar F, Ardelt A, Del Brutto VJ, Loggini A, Bulwa Z, Martinez RC, McKoy CJ, Brorson J, Mansour A, Goldenberg FD. BE-FAST: A Sensitive Screening Tool to Identify In-Hospital Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Jul; 29(7):104821. PMID: 32312632.
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    16. Loggini A, Tangonan R, El Ammar F, Mansour A, Goldenberg FD, Kramer CL, Lazaridis C. The role of amantadine in cognitive recovery early after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Jul; 194:105815. PMID: 32244036.
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    17. Bulwa Z, Del Brutto VJ, Loggini A, Ammar FE, Martinez RC, Christoforidis G, Brorson JR, Ardelt AA, Goldenberg FD. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Patients with In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke: A Case-Control Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 May; 29(5):104692. PMID: 32085938.
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    18. Loggini A, Vasenina VI, Mansour A, Das P, Horowitz PM, Goldenberg FD, Kramer C, Lazaridis C. Management of civilians with penetrating brain injury: A systematic review. J Crit Care. 2020 04; 56:159-166. PMID: 31923862.
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    19. Yuen C, Kamson D, Soliven B, Kramer C, Goldenberg F, Rezania K. Severe Relapse of Vaccine-Induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome After Treatment With Nivolumab. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2019 Jun; 20(4):194-199. PMID: 31135622.
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    20. Del Brutto VJ, Ardelt A, Loggini A, Bulwa Z, El-Ammar F, Martinez RC, Brorson J, Goldenberg F. Clinical Characteristics and Emergent Therapeutic Interventions in Patients Evaluated through the In-hospital Stroke Alert Protocol. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 May; 28(5):1362-1370. PMID: 30846245.
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    21. Martínez RC, Quaynor S, Alkhalifah M, Goldenberg FD. Plateletpheresis: Nonoperative Management of Symptomatic Carotid Thrombosis in a Patient with Reactive Thrombocytosis. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun; 114:126-129. PMID: 29555611.
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    22. Nyquist P, Jichici D, Bautista C, Burns J, Chhangani S, DeFilippis M, Goldenberg FD, Kim K, Liu-DeRyke X, Mack W, Meyer K. Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Neurocritical Care Patients: An Executive Summary of Evidence-Based Guidelines: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Neurocritical Care Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med. 2017 03; 45(3):476-479. PMID: 28085682.
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    23. Nyquist P, Bautista C, Jichici D, Burns J, Chhangani S, DeFilippis M, Goldenberg FD, Kim K, Liu-DeRyke X, Mack W, Meyer K. Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Neurocritical Care Patients: An Evidence-Based Guideline: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Feb; 24(1):47-60. PMID: 26646118.
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    24. Iwuchukwu I, Ardelt A, Cueva W, Reshi R, Goldenberg F, Frank J. Macroglossia associated with brainstem injury. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Feb; 20(1):106-10. PMID: 24002892.
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    25. Shappell CN, Frank JI, Husari K, Sanchez M, Goldenberg F, Ardelt A. Practice variability in brain death determination: a call to action. Neurology. 2013 Dec 03; 81(23):2009-14. PMID: 24198290.
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    26. Piantino JA, Goldenberg FD, Pytel P, Wagner-Weiner L, Ansari SA. Progressive intracranial fusiform aneurysms and T-cell immunodeficiency. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Feb; 48(2):130-4. PMID: 23337006.
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    27. Lukas RV, Goldenberg F, Nicholas MK. Bevacizumab for glioblastoma multiforme after traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Sep; 19(9):1310-1. PMID: 22721885.
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    28. Rezania K, Goldenberg FD, White S. Neuromuscular disorders and acute respiratory failure: diagnosis and management. Neurol Clin. 2012 Feb; 30(1):161-85, viii. PMID: 22284059.
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    29. Back A, Tupper KY, Bai T, Chiranand P, Goldenberg FD, Frank JI, Brorson JR. Ammonia-induced brain swelling and neurotoxicity in an organotypic slice model. Neurol Res. 2011 Dec; 33(10):1100-8. PMID: 22196764.
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    30. Frank J, Goldenberg F, Ardelt A. Brain death: the contemporary neurological imperative. Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov; 39(11):2589; author reply 2589-90. PMID: 22005247.
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    31. Esposito DP, Goldenberg FD, Frank JI, Ardelt AA, Roitberg BZ. Permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in subarachnoid hemorrhage: Influence of physician practice style. Surg Neurol Int. 2011; 2:117. PMID: 21918732.
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    32. Rosengart AJ, Zhu L, Schappeler T, Goldenberg FD. Simple intravenous fluid regimens to control fever in hospitalized stroke patients: a theoretical evaluation. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 16(1):51-5. PMID: 19042131.
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    33. Luxenberg EL, Goldenberg FD, Frank JI, Loch Macdonald R, Rosengart AJ. Locked-in syndrome from rostro-caudal herniation. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Feb; 16(2):333-5. PMID: 19091571.
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    34. Roos RP, Soliven B, Goldenberg F, Badruddin A, Baron JM. An elderly patient with Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis and transient episodes of brainstem dysfunction. Arch Neurol. 2008 Jun; 65(6):821-4. PMID: 18541805.
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    35. Hussain SI, Cordero-Tumangday C, Goldenberg FD, Wollman R, Frank JI, Rosengart AJ. Brainstem ischemia in acute herniation syndrome. J Neurol Sci. 2008 May 15; 268(1-2):190-2. PMID: 18164729.
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    36. Rosen DS, Macdonald RL, Huo D, Goldenberg FD, Novakovic RL, Frank JI, Rosengart AJ. Intraventricular hemorrhage from ruptured aneurysm: clinical characteristics, complications, and outcomes in a large, prospective, multicenter study population. J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug; 107(2):261-5. PMID: 17695378.
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    37. Rosengart AJ, Huo JD, Tolentino J, Novakovic RL, Frank JI, Goldenberg FD, Macdonald RL. Outcome in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage treated with antiepileptic drugs. J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug; 107(2):253-60. PMID: 17695377.
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    38. Araullo ML, Frank JI, Goldenberg FD, Rosengart AJ. Transient bilateral finger tremor after brain death. Neurology. 2007 Apr 17; 68(16):E22. PMID: 17438210.
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    39. Rosen D, Novakovic R, Goldenberg FD, Huo D, Baldwin ME, Frank JI, Rosengart AJ, Macdonald RL. Racial differences in demographics, acute complications, and outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage: a large patient series. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul; 103(1):18-24. PMID: 16121968.
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    40. Refai D, Lee MC, Goldenberg FD, Frank JI. Decompressive hemicraniectomy for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: case report. Neurosurgery. 2005 Apr; 56(4):E872; discussion E871. PMID: 15792531.
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    41. Lo SE, Rosengart AJ, Novakovic RL, Kang UJ, Shah DN, Khan MA, Dalvi A, Goldenberg FD, Macdonald RL, Frank JI. Identification and treatment of cervical and oromandibular dystonia in acutely brain-injured patients. Neurocrit Care. 2005; 3(2):139-45. PMID: 16174883.
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    42. Baldwin ME, Macdonald RL, Huo D, Novakovic RL, Novakovia RL, Goldenberg FD, Frank JI, Rosengart AJ. Early vasospasm on admission angiography in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is a predictor for in-hospital complications and poor outcome. Stroke. 2004 Nov; 35(11):2506-11. PMID: 15472099.
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    43. Quera-Salva MA, Orluc A, Goldenberg F, Guilleminault C. Insomnia and use of hypnotics: study of a French population. Sleep. 1991 Oct; 14(5):386-91. PMID: 1759090.
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