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Sarah T. Menacho
( out of 43 reviews )

Sarah T. Menacho, MD, MBA

Languages spoken: English, French

Clinical Locations

Clinical Neurosciences Center

Salt Lake City
801-585-7575
  • Dr. Menacho received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, and after spending two years volunteering at a rural health clinic in Burkina Faso, West Africa, she went on to get her M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Menacho began her Neurosurgical residence training at the University of Utah. During this time, Dr. Menacho completed an enfolded fellowship in Surgical Critical Care also at the University of Utah. After residency, Dr. Menacho went on to complete a Neurosurgical Oncology fellowship specializing in the care of patients with brain tumors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

    Presently, Dr. Menacho is the Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Director of the Neuro Critical Care Unit at the University of Utah. She is triple-board certified in Surgical Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Menacho has a passion for research and an impressive list of publications focused on exploring ways to improve care and outcomes in patients with malignant brain tumors and traumatic brain injuries. When not working, Dr. Menacho enjoys snowboarding, traveling, spending time with her husband and son, and restoring the family's 1970 Chevy Chevelle.

    Reviews

    Board Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surgical Critical Care)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 43 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    March 28, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    very knowledgeable and answered all my questions

    March 25, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I felt that Dr Menacho was kind and caring. She was well educated and spoke clearly and explained things in a way that was easy to understand.

    March 21, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I really appreciate the medical instruction and the friendly support of everyone involved.

    March 15, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very personable.

    February 17, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    She is a knowledgeable, caring, understanding and very pleasant Doctor.

    February 11, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr. Menacho is exceptional. We feel blessed that she came into our lives. Thank you for the great care.

    February 10, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr. Menacho is a wonderful neuro-surgeon and is the best Listener.

    February 09, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    She is very knowledgeable and kind.

    December 30, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Menacho is top notch. She was very concise and direct in answering questions. We got to our appointment early but they took us right in and Dr Menacho came in immediately after the nurse finished taking vitals. It was a very positive experience

  • Dr. Menacho received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, and after spending two years volunteering at a rural health clinic in Burkina Faso, West Africa, she went on to get her M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Menacho began her Neurosurgical residence training at the University of Utah. During this time, Dr. Menacho completed an enfolded fellowship in Surgical Critical Care also at the University of Utah. After residency, Dr. Menacho went on to complete a Neurosurgical Oncology fellowship specializing in the care of patients with brain tumors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

    Presently, Dr. Menacho is the Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Director of the Neuro Critical Care Unit at the University of Utah. She is triple-board certified in Surgical Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Menacho has a passion for research and an impressive list of publications focused on exploring ways to improve care and outcomes in patients with malignant brain tumors and traumatic brain injuries. When not working, Dr. Menacho enjoys snowboarding, traveling, spending time with her husband and son, and restoring the family's 1970 Chevy Chevelle.

    Reviews

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurosurgery -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surgical Critical Care)

    Education history

    Graduate Training Business Administration - University of Utah MBA
    Neurosurgical Oncology - MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellow
    Fellowship Surgical Intensive Care Unit - University of Utah Fellow
    Neurosurgery - University of Utah Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Vermont College of Medicine M.D.
    Religion and the Humanities - University of Chicago B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Menacho ST Karsy MA (in press). Giant Epidermoid Cyst of Posterior Fossa. (Epub ahead of print) J Neuropathol Exp Neurol.
    2. Findlay MC, Cole K, Menacho ST (in press). Mitigating Stroke Risk after Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury: Timing is Everything. (Epub ahead of print) World Neurosurg X.
    3. Twitchell S, Findlay M, Nelson JR, Sherrod B, Menacho ST, Dorsey D, Dailey AT, Mazur M (in press). Establishing a Benchmark for Iatrogenic Hemodilution and Blood Transfusion in Long-Segment Spine Fusion Surgery Spine. (Epub ahead of print) Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
    4. Pelah AI, Czosnyka M, Menacho S, Nwachuku E, Hawryluk GWJ (2023). Focal brain oxygen, blood flow, and intracranial pressure measurements in relation to optimal cerebral perfusion pressure. J Neurosurg, 140(5), 1423-1433. (Read full article)
    5. Robinson LJ, Goold E, Cannon DM, Mendez JS, Menacho ST, Mao Q, Liu T (2024). A rare case of an adult primary intracranial sarcoma associated with a DICER1 mutation. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 83(5), 365-369. (Read full article)
    6. Cole KL, Nguyen S, Gelhard S, Hardy J, Cortez J, Nunez JM, Menacho ST, Grandhi R (2023). Factors Associated with Venous Thromboembolism Development in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocrit Care, 40(2), 568-576. (Read full article)
    7. Findlay M, Bauer SZ, Gautam D, Holdaway M, Kim RB, Salah WK, Twitchell S, Menacho ST, Gandhoke GS, Grandhi R (2024). Cost differences between autologous and nonautologous cranioplasty implants: A propensity score-matched value driven outcomes analysis. World Neurosurg X, 22, 100358. (Read full article)
    8. Meyer RM, Grandhi R, Lim DH, Salah WK, McAvoy M, Abecassis ZA, Bonow RH, Walker M, Ghodke BV, Menacho ST, Durfy S, Chesnut RM, Kim LJ, Bell RS, Levitt MR (2024). A comparison of computed tomography angiography and digital subtraction angiography for the diagnosis of penetrating cerebrovascular injury: a prospective multicenter study. J Neurosurg, 1-4. (Read full article)
    9. Findlay MC, Sarriera-Valentin G, Earl ER, Cole KL, Hamrick FA, Baradaran H, Cortez J, Lombardo S, Nunez J, Kilburg C, Grandhi R, Menacho ST (2023). Management Patterns and Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury With Associated Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury. Neurosurgery, 94(2), 340-349. (Read full article)
    10. Rock CB, Weil CR, Rock CB, Gravbrot N, Burt LM, DeCesaris C, Menacho ST, Jensen RL, Shrieve DC, Cannon DM (2024). Patterns of failure after radiosurgery for WHO grade 1 or imaging defined meningiomas: Long-term outcomes and implications for management. J Clin Neurosci, 120, 175-180. (Read full article)
    11. Sivakumar W, Martin N, Menacho ST, DAmico RS, Regli L (2023). Introduction. Developing the foundation for enhanced recovery after cranial surgery. Neurosurg Focus, 55(6), E1. (Read full article)
    12. Botros D, Gautam D, Hamrick FA, Nguyen S, Cortez J, Young JB, Lombardo S, McCrum ML, Menacho ST, Grandhi R (2023). Impact of premorbid oral anticoagulant use on survival in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Neurosurg Focus, 55(4), E2. (Read full article)
    13. Gill AS, Sumsion J, Alt JA, Karsy M, Couldwell WT, Menacho ST (2022). Intraoperative Alcoholization of the Pituitary Gland Does Not Reduce the Recurrence Rate of Growth Hormone Secreting Pituitary Adenomas. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base, 84(2), 164-169. (Read full article)
    14. Cole KL, Findlay MC, Earl E, Sherrod BA, Cutler CB, Nguyen S, Grandhi R, Menacho ST (2023). Understanding the Unique Challenges Faced by Homeless Patients With Acute Traumatic Neurosurgical Injuries. Neurosurgery, 93(2), 292-299. (Read full article)
    15. Hedges A, Findlay MC, Davis GE, Wolfe BM, Hawryluk GWJ, Menacho ST, Ansari S (2023). Levetiracetam dosing for seizure prophylaxis in neurocritical care patients. Brain Inj, 37(10), 1167-1172. (Read full article)
    16. Azab M, Gamboa N, Nadel J, Cutler C, Henson JC, Lucke-Wold B, Panther E, Brandel MG, Khalessi AA, Rennert RC, Menacho ST, Mazur MD, Karsy M (2022). Case Series and Systematic Review of Electronic Scooter Crashes and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. World Neurosurg, 167, e184-e195. (Read full article)
    17. Cole KL, Kurudza E, Rahman M, Kazim SF, Schmidt MH, Bowers CA, Menacho ST (2022). Use of the 5-Factor Modified Frailty Index to Predict Hospital-Acquired Infections and Length of Stay Among Neurotrauma Patients Undergoing Emergent Craniotomy/Craniectomy. World Neurosurg, 164, e1143-e1152. (Read full article)
    18. Anadani M, Qureshi AI, Menacho S, Grandhi R, Yaghi S, Jumaa MA, de Havenon A (2021). Race/ethnicity and response to blood pressure lowering treatment after intracerebral hemorrhage. Eur Stroke J, 6(4), 343-348. (Read full article)
    19. Nguyen S, Kim RB, Cox P, Gamboa NT, Karsy M, Couldwell WT, Menacho ST (2021). Impact of modified Frailty Index-11 (mFI-11) on postoperative complications in patients undergoing transsphenoidal resection of pituitary tumors: Analysis of 2006-2014 ACS-NSQIP database. J Clin Neurosci, 92, 22-26. (Read full article)
    20. Nguyen S, Kim R, Cox P, Karsy M, Gamboa NT, Couldwell WT, Menacho ST (2021). Impact of Modified Frailty Index-11 (mFl-11) On Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Transsphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Tumors: Analysis of 2006-2014 ACS-NSQIP Database. J Clin Neurosci, 92, 22-26.
    21. Khan M, Joyce E, Horn J, Scoville JP, Ravindra V, Menacho ST (2021). Postoperative bowel complications after non-shunt-related neurosurgical procedures: case series and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev, 45(1), 275-283. (Read full article)
    22. Kim RB, Scoville JP, Karsy M, Lim S, Jensen RL, Menacho ST (2021). Work relative value units and perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing brain tumor surgery. Neurosurg Rev, 45, 719-728. (Read full article)
    23. McNally JS, Sakata A, Alexander MD, Dewitt LD, Sonnen JA, Menacho ST, Stoddard GJ, Kim SE, de Havenon AH (2021). Vessel Wall Enhancement on Black-Blood MRI Predicts Acute and Future Stroke in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 42(6), 1038-1045. (Read full article)
    24. Menacho S, Hawryluk G (2021). Failure of an effective physiologic threshold compliance tool to demonstrate benefit in a clinical trial of traumatic brain injury patients. J Clin Neurosci, 88, 113-119. (Read full article)
    25. Menacho ST, Floyd C (2019). Current practices and goals for mean arterial pressure and spinal cord perfusion pressure in acute traumatic spinal cord injury: Defining the gaps in knowledge. J Spinal Cord Med, 44(3), 350-356. (Read full article)
    26. Menacho ST, Grandhi R, Delic A, Anadani M, Ziai WC, Awad IA, Hanley DF, de Havenon A (2020). Impact of Intracranial Pressure Monitor-Guided Therapy on Neurologic Outcome After Spontaneous Nontraumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 30(3), 105540. (Read full article)
    27. Karsy M, Azab MA, Harper J, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Guan J, Eli I, Brock AA, Ormond RD, Hosokawa PW, Gouripeddi R, Butcher R, Cole CD, Menacho ST, Couldwell WT (2019). Evaluation of a D-Dimer Protocol for Detection of Venous Thromboembolism. World Neurosurg, 133, e774-e783. (Read full article)
    28. Karsy M, Guan J, Eli I, Brock AA, Menacho ST, Park MS (2019). The effect of supplementation of vitamin D in neurocritical care patients: RandomizEd Clinical TrIal oF hYpovitaminosis D (RECTIFY). J Neurosurg, 1-10. (Read full article)
    29. Menacho ST, Kalani MYS (2019). Supraorbital Approach to Basal Frontal Lobe for Resection of Brain Metastasis. World Neurosurg, 129, 241. (Read full article)
    30. Sherrod BA, Gamboa NT, Wilkerson C, Wilde H, Azab MA, Karsy M, Jensen RL, Menacho ST (2019). Effect of patient age on glioblastoma perioperative treatment costs: a value driven outcome database analysis. J Neurooncol, 143(3), 465-473. (Read full article)
    31. Garber ST, Karsy M, Kestle JRW, Siddiqi F, Spanos SP, Riva-Cambrin J (2017). Comparing Outcomes and Cost of 3 Surgical Treatments for Sagittal Synostosis: A Retrospective Study Including Procedure-Related Cost Analysis. Neurosurgery, 81(4), 680-687. (Read full article)
    32. Boettcher LB, Menacho ST (2017). The early argument for prefrontal leucotomy: the collision of frontal lobe theory and psychosurgery at the 1935 International Neurological Congress in London. Neurosurg Focus, 43(3), E4. (Read full article)
    33. Garber ST, Khoury L, Bell D, Schomer DF, Janku F, McCutcheon IE (2016). Metastatic Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Mimicking Butterfly Glioblastoma: A Rare Presentation in the Splenium of the Corpus Callosum. World Neurosurg, 95, 621.e13-621.e19. (Read full article)
    34. Garber ST, Hashimoto Y, Weathers SP, Xiu J, Gatalica Z, Verhaak RG, Zhou S, Fuller GN, Khasraw M, de Groot J, Reddy SK, Spetzler D, Heimberger AB (2016). Immune checkpoint blockade as a potential therapeutic target: surveying CNS malignancies. Neuro Oncol, 18(10), 1357-66. (Read full article)
    35. Garber ST, Brockmeyer DL (2016). Management of subaxial cervical instability in very young or small-for-age children using a static single-screw anterior cervical plate: indications, results, and long-term follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine, 24(6), 892-6. (Read full article)
    36. Garber S, McCaffrey J, Quigley EP, MacDonald JD (2016). Bedside Treatment of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Using Radiographic Characteristics to Revisit the Twist Drill. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg, 77(3), 233-8. (Read full article)
    37. Garber S, Hawryluk G (2015). Provision of nutrients after acute spinal cord injury: the implications of feast and famine. Neural Regen Res, 10(7), 1061-2. (Read full article)
    38. Garber ST, Riva-Cambrin JK (2015). Occipital aneurysmal bone cyst rupture following head trauma: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 15(3), 272-5. (Read full article)
    39. Garber ST, Bollo RJ, Riva-Cambrin JK (2013). Pediatric spinal pilomyxoid astrocytoma. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 12(5), 511-6. (Read full article)
    40. Miller JH, Garber ST, McCormick DE, Eskandari R, Walker ML, Rizk E, Tubbs RS, Wellons JC (2013). Oberlin transfer and partial radial to axillary nerve neurotization to repair an explosive traumatic injury to the brachial plexus in a child: case report. Childs Nerv Syst, 29(11), 2105-9. (Read full article)
    41. Garber ST, Riva-Cambrin J, Bishop FS, Brockmeyer DL (2013). Comparing fourth ventricle shunt survival after placement via stereotactic transtentorial and suboccipital approaches. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 11(6), 623-9. (Read full article)
    42. Sivakumar W, Garber ST, Schrock LE, House PA (2013). Recurrent, delayed hemorrhage associated with edoxaban after deep brain stimulation lead placement. Case Rep Neurol Med, 2013, 691840. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Garber ST, Kestle J (2014). Brainstem Tumors. In Berger M, Bernstein M (Eds.), Neuro-Oncology: The Essentials (3rd Edition, Chapter 27). New York: Thieme.

    Case Report

    1. Bounajem M, Cole KL, Menacho ST (2021). Rapid Diffuse Leptomeningeal Dissemination of an Anaplastic Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma in an Adult Patient. Cureus, 13(11), e19186. (Read full article)
    2. Sherrod BA, Condie CK, Brock AA, Ledyard H, Menacho ST, Mazur MD (2019). Emergent Reversal of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Permitting Neurosurgical Intervention for Nonhemorrhagic Pathology. World Neurosurg, 135, 38-41. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Robinson, Lorraina Goold, Eric Cannon, Donald Mendez, Joe Menacho, Sarah Mao, Qinwen Liu, Ting (). A rare case of an adult primary intracranial sarcoma associated with a DICER1 mutation, [Letter to the editor]. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol.
    2. Shah A, Downey B, Menacho ST (2019). Viable treatment options for patients with symptomatic radiation necrosis treated with stereotactic radiosurgery and immunotherapy. [Letter to the editor]. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 184, 105444. (Read full article)
    3. Garber ST, Sivakumar W, Schmidt RH (2013). Response. [Letter to the editor]. J Neurosurg, 118(2), 485. (Read full article)
    4. Garber ST, Sivakumar W, Schmidt RH (2013). Response. [Letter to the editor]. J Neurosurg, 118(2), 483. (Read full article)