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Shervin Rahimpour
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Shervin Rahimpour, MD, FAANS, FCNS

Languages spoken: English, Persian

Clinical Locations

Clinical Neurosciences Center

Salt Lake City
801-585-7575
  • Dr. Shervin Rahimpour is a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia), pain (trigeminal neuralgia, brachial plexus avulsion pain, cancer-related pain), psychiatric disorders (depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette’s syndrome) as well as epilepsy. He has extensive experience in treating these orders with a variety of cutting-edge techniques including: focused ultrasound, asleep deep brain stimulation surgery, robotic surgery, laser ablation, stereo-encephalography, dorsal root entry zone lesioning (DREZ) and minimally invasive treatments for pain including trigeminal rhizotomy, radiosurgery and percutaneous ablations.

    Dr. Rahimpour’s research interests are in improving outcomes for deep brain stimulation in patients with speech and gait impairments. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Colorado. He obtained his residency and fellowship training in stereotactic, functional and epilepsy neurosurgery from Duke University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and photography.

    Specialties:

    Epilepsy surgery

    Movement disorders

    Deep brain stimulation

    Parkinson’s disease

    Essential tremor

    Dystonia

    Trigeminal neuralgia

    Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

    Hemifacial spasm

    Functional neurosurgery

    Brachial plexus avulsion pain

    Cancer-related pain

    Board Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 67 reviews )

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    April 27, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    He seems very knowledgeable and cares a lot.

    April 20, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Shervin Rahpour was as friendly as a person can possibly be and answered my question in a manner I could understand.

    April 15, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I was very pleased with his help in making me feel comfortable with my upcoming brain surgery. He was very thorough in his explanation.

    April 07, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very good explanations

    April 06, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr. Rahimpour was extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. He covered every detail and took time to answer my questions.

    March 24, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    competent

    March 24, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very thorough with me and listened to me.

    March 23, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Doctor R is the best. He definitely cares about his patients.

    February 24, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very understandable and I felt comfortable with the results

  • Dr. Shervin Rahimpour is a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia), pain (trigeminal neuralgia, brachial plexus avulsion pain, cancer-related pain), psychiatric disorders (depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette’s syndrome) as well as epilepsy. He has extensive experience in treating these orders with a variety of cutting-edge techniques including: focused ultrasound, asleep deep brain stimulation surgery, robotic surgery, laser ablation, stereo-encephalography, dorsal root entry zone lesioning (DREZ) and minimally invasive treatments for pain including trigeminal rhizotomy, radiosurgery and percutaneous ablations.

    Dr. Rahimpour’s research interests are in improving outcomes for deep brain stimulation in patients with speech and gait impairments. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Colorado. He obtained his residency and fellowship training in stereotactic, functional and epilepsy neurosurgery from Duke University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and photography.

    Specialties:

    Epilepsy surgery

    Movement disorders

    Deep brain stimulation

    Parkinson’s disease

    Essential tremor

    Dystonia

    Trigeminal neuralgia

    Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

    Hemifacial spasm

    Functional neurosurgery

    Brachial plexus avulsion pain

    Cancer-related pain

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurosurgery -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

    Education history

    Fellowship Stereotactic and Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery - Duke University Fellow
    Neurosurgery - Duke University Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Colorado School of Medicine M.D.
    Biochemistry - University of Colorado Boulder B.A.
    Undergraduate Mathematics - University of Colorado Boulder B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Gautam D, Venkatraman V, Horns J, Yang LZ, Lee HJ, Kassavetis P, Alshaikh J, Moretti P, Shofty B, Rahimpour S (2024). Demographics of focused ultrasound thalamotomy for essential tremor and trends in deep brain stimulation surgery after its introduction in the USA. BMJ Neurol Open, 6(1), e000582. (Read full article)
    2. Campbell JM, Yost S, Gautam D, Herich A, Botros D, Slaughter M, Chodakiewitz M, Arain A, Peters A, Richards S, Newman B, Johnson B, Rahimpour S, Shofty B (2024). Delays in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy: A cohort study. Epilepsia. (Read full article)
    3. Oden H, Shah LM, Rieke V, Parker DL, Rahimpour S (2024). MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy in the Setting of Aneurysm Clip. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 45(3), 302-304. (Read full article)
    4. Venkatraman V, Futch BG, Bode Padron KJ, Yang LZ, Lee HJ, Seas A, Parente B, Shofty B, Lad SP, Williamson TL, Rahimpour S (2024). Disparities in the treatment of movement disorders using deep brain stimulation. J Neurosurg, 1-11. (Read full article)
    5. Venkatraman V, Futch BG, Bartlett A, Yang LZ, Lee HJ, Shofty B, Parente BA, Lad SP, Williamson TL, Rahimpour S (2023). Disparities in Access to Deep Brain Stimulation and Responsive Neurostimulation Approaches to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy. Neuromodulation. (Read full article)
    6. Duraivel S, Rahimpour S, Chiang CH, Trumpis M, Wang C, Barth K, Harward SC, Lad SP, Friedman AH, Southwell DG, Sinha SR, Viventi J, Cogan GB (2023). High-resolution neural recordings improve the accuracy of speech decoding. Nat Commun, 14(1), 6938. (Read full article)
    7. Caston RM, Smith EH, Davis TS, Singh H, Rahimpour S, Rolston JD (2023). Characterization of spatiotemporal dynamics of binary and graded tonic pain in humans using intracranial recordings. PLoS One, 18(10), e0292808. (Read full article)
    8. Vehar JV, Rahimpour S, Moretti P, Kassavetis P, Alshaikh J, Rolston J, Duff K (2023). Recognition subtests of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status: evidence for a cortical vs. subcortical distinction. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 45(8), 786-797. (Read full article)
    9. Gabay S, Sapir Y, Korn A, Hochberg U, Tellem R, Zegerman A, Brogan SE, Rahimpour S, Shoty B, Strauss I (2024). Optimization of Radiofrequency Needle Placement in Percutaneous Cordotomy Using Electromyography in the Deeply Sedated Patient. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown), 26(1), 22-27. (Read full article)
    10. Caston RM, Campbell JM, Rahimpour S, Moretti P, Alexander MD, Rolston JD (2023). Hemorrhagic Safety of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Tremor without Interruption of Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Therapy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg, 101(5), 314-318. (Read full article)
    11. Barth KJ, Sun J, Chiang CH, Qiao S, Wang C, Rahimpour S, Trumpis M, Duraivel S, Dubey A, Wingel KE, Voinas AE, Ferrentino B, Doyle W, Southwell DG, Haglund MM, Vestal M, Harward SC, Solzbacher F, Devore S, Devinsky O, Friedman D, Pesaran B, Sinha SR, Cogan GB, Blanco J, Viventi J (2023). Flexible, high-resolution cortical arrays with large coverage capture microscale high-frequency oscillations in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia, 64(7), 1910-1924. (Read full article)
    12. Vehar JV, Duff K, Rahimpour S, Dunn D, Ballard DJ, Zorn MS, Moretti P, Rolston J (2024). The cognitive profile of essential tremor on the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status. Clin Neuropsychol, 38(1), 150-163. (Read full article)
    13. Caston RM, Davis TS, Smith EH, Rahimpour S, Rolston JD (2022). A novel thermoelectric device integrated with a psychophysical paradigm to study pain processing in human subjects. J Neurosci Methods, 386, 109780. (Read full article)
    14. Sun J, Barth K, Qiao S, Chiang CH, Wang C, Rahimpour S, Trumpis M, Duraivel S, Dubey A, Wingel KE, Rachinskiy I, Voinas AE, Ferrentino B, Southwell DG, Haglund MM, Friedman AH, Lad SP, Doyle WK, Solzbacher F, Cogan G, Sinha SR, Devore S, Devinsky O, Friedman D, Pesaran B, Viventi J (2022). Intraoperative microseizure detection using a high-density micro-electrocorticography electrode array. Brain Commun, 4(3), fcac122. (Read full article)
    15. Adil SM, Charalambous LT, Rajkumar S, Seas A, Warman PI, Murphy KR, Rahimpour S, Parente B, Dharmapurikar R, Dunn TW, Lad SP (2022). Machine Learning to Predict Successful Opioid Dose Reduction or Stabilization After Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neurosurgery, 91, 272-279. (Read full article)
    16. Mitchell KT, Schmidt SL, Cooney JW, Grill WM, Peters J, Rahimpour S, Lee HJ, Jung SH, Mantri S, Scott B, Lad SP, Turner DA (2022). Initial Clinical Outcome With Bilateral, Dual-Target Deep Brain Stimulation Trial in Parkinson Disease Using Summit RC + S. Neurosurgery, 91(1), 132-138. (Read full article)
    17. Rahimpour S, Rajkumar S, Hallett M (2021). The Supplementary Motor Complex in Parkinson's Disease. J Mov Disord, 15(1), 21-32. (Read full article)
    18. Adil SM, Calabrese E, Charalambous LT, Cook JJ, Rahimpour S, Atik AF, Cofer GP, Parente BA, Johnson GA, Lad SP, White LE (2021). A high-resolution interactive atlas of the human brainstem using magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroimage, 237, 118135. (Read full article)
    19. Rahimpour S, Gaztanaga W, Yadav AP, Chang SJ, Krucoff MO, Cajigas I, Turner DA, Wang DD (2020). Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease: Invasive and Noninvasive Neuromodulation. Neuromodulation, 24(5), 829-842. (Read full article)
    20. Chiang CH, Wang C, Barth K, Rahimpour S, Trumpis M, Duraivel S, Rachinskiy I, Dubey A, Wingel KE, Wong M, Witham NS, Odell T, Woods V, Bent B, Doyle W, Friedman D, Bihler E, Reiche CF, Southwell DG, Haglund MM, Friedman AH, Lad SP, Devore S, Devinsky O, Solzbacher F, Pesaran B, Cogan G, Viventi J (2021). Flexible, high-resolution thin-film electrodes for human and animal neural research. J Neural Eng, 18(4). (Read full article)
    21. Adil SM, Charalambous LT, Spears CA, Kiyani M, Hodges SE, Yang Z, Lee HJ, Rahimpour S, Parente B, Greene KA, McClellan M, Lad SP (2019). Impact of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Opioid Dose Reduction: A Nationwide Analysis. Neurosurgery, 88(1), 193-201. (Read full article)
    22. Cho J, Rahimpour S, Cutler A, Goodwin CR, Lad SP, Codd P (2020). Enhancing Reality: A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Neuronavigation and Education. World Neurosurg, 139, 186-195. (Read full article)
    23. Muh CR, Chou ND, Rahimpour S, Komisarow JM, Spears TG, Fuchs HE, Serafini S, Grant GA (2019). Cortical stimulation mapping for localization of visual and auditory language in pediatric epilepsy patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 1-10. (Read full article)
    24. Rahimpour S, Haglund MM, Friedman AH, Duffau H (2019). History of awake mapping and speech and language localization: from modules to networks. Neurosurg Focus, 47(3), E4. (Read full article)
    25. Atik AF, Calabrese E, Gramer R, Adil SM, Rahimpour S, Pagadala P, Johnson GA, Lad SP (2019). Structural mapping with fiber tractography of the human cuneate fasciculus at microscopic resolution in cervical region. Neuroimage, 196, 200-206. (Read full article)
    26. Elsamadicy AA, Ren X, Kemeny H, Charalambous L, Sergesketter AR, Rahimpour S, Williamson T, Goodwin CR, Abd-El-Barr MM, Gottfried ON, Xie J, Lad SP (2017). Independent Associations With 30- and 90-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A National Trend Analysis of 144 123 Patients. Neurosurgery, 84(3), 758-767. (Read full article)
    27. Krucoff MO, Miller JP, Saxena T, Bellamkonda R, Rahimpour S, Harward SC, Lad SP, Turner DA (2018). Toward Functional Restoration of the Central Nervous System: A Review of Translational Neuroscience Principles. Neurosurgery, 84(1), 30-40. (Read full article)
    28. Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter A, Ren X, Mohammed Qasim Hussaini S, Laarakker A, Rahimpour S, Ejikeme T, Yang S, Pagadala P, Parente B, Xie J, Lad SP (2017). Drivers and Risk Factors of Unplanned 30-Day Readmission Following Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation. Neuromodulation, 21(1), 87-92. (Read full article)
    29. Krucoff MO, Chan AY, Harward SC, Rahimpour S, Rolston JD, Muh C, Englot DJ (2017). Rates and predictors of success and failure in repeat epilepsy surgery: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Epilepsia, 58(12), 2133-2142. (Read full article)
    30. Krucoff MO, Rahimpour S, Slutzky MW, Edgerton VR, Turner DA (2016). Enhancing Nervous System Recovery through Neurobiologics, Neural Interface Training, and Neurorehabilitation. Front Neurosci, 10, 584. (Read full article)
    31. Rahimpour S, Friedman AH, Fukushima T, Zomorodi AR (2016). Microsurgical resection of vestibular schwannomas: complication avoidance. J Neurooncol, 130(2), 367-375. (Read full article)
    32. Rahimpour S, Lad SP (2016). Surgical Options for Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes. Neurosurg Clin N Am, 27(3), 365-70. (Read full article)
    33. Babu R, Komisarow JM, Agarwal VJ, Rahimpour S, Iyer A, Britt D, Karikari IO, Grossi PM, Thomas S, Friedman AH, Adamson C (2015). Glioblastoma in the elderly: the effect of aggressive and modern therapies on survival. J Neurosurg, 124(4), 998-1007. (Read full article)
    34. Han JL, Loriaux DB, Tybout C, Kinon MD, Rahimpour S, Runyon SL, Hopkins TJ, Boortz-Marx RL, Lad SP (2016). Thoracic Nerve Root Entrapment by Intrathecal Catheter Coiling: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pain Physician, 19(3), E499-504. (Read full article)
    35. Xu H, Rahimpour S, Nesvick CL, Zhang X, Ma J, Zhang M, Zhang G, Wang L, Yang C, Hong CS, Germanwala AV, Elder JB, Ray-Chaudhury A, Yao Y, Gilbert MR, Lonser RR, Heiss JD, Brady RO, Mao Y, Qin J, Zhuang Z (2015). Activation of hypoxia signaling induces phenotypic transformation of glioma cells: implications for bevacizumab antiangiogenic therapy. Oncotarget, 6(14), 11882-93. (Read full article)
    36. Yang C, Rahimpour S, Yu AC, Lonser RR, Zhuang Z (2013). Regulation and dysregulation of astrocyte activation and implications in tumor formation. Cell Mol Life Sci, 70(22), 4201-11. (Read full article)
    37. Yang C, Sun MG, Matro J, Huynh TT, Rahimpour S, Prchal JT, Lechan R, Lonser R, Pacak K, Zhuang Z (2013). Novel HIF2A mutations disrupt oxygen sensing, leading to polycythemia, paragangliomas, and somatostatinomas. Blood, 121(13), 2563-6. (Read full article)
    38. Yang C, Rahimpour S, Lu J, Pacak K, Ikejiri B, Brady RO, Zhuang Z (2012). Histone deacetylase inhibitors increase glucocerebrosidase activity in Gaucher disease by modulation of molecular chaperones. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(3), 966-71. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Hunsaker JC, Baker CM, Schmidt RH, Rahimpour S (2022). Hemifacial spasm secondary to Chiari malformation type I: Systematic review with case illustration. [Review]. J Clin Neurosci, 101, 21-25. (Read full article)
    2. Rahimpour S, Zhang SC, Vitek JL, Mitchell KT, Turner DA (2022). Comparative efficacy of surgical approaches to disease modification in Parkinson disease. [Review]. NPJ Parkinsons Dis, 8(1), 33. (Read full article)
    3. Wang TY, Park C, Zhang H, Rahimpour S, Murphy KR, Goodwin CR, Karikari IO, Than KD, Shaffrey CI, Foster N, Abd-El-Barr MM (2021). Management of Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Review of the Literature. [Review]. Front Surg, 8, 698736. (Read full article)
    4. Rahimpour S, Kiyani M, Hodges SE, Turner DA (2021). Deep brain stimulation and electromagnetic interference. [Review]. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 203, 106577. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Rahimpour S, Calakos N, Turner DA, Mitchell KT (2021). Treatment of diaphragmatic dystonia with pallidal deep brain stimulation. BMJ Case Rep, 14(3). (Read full article)
    2. Williamson TL, Cutler A, Cobb MI, Rahimpour S, Butler ER, Harward SC, Cummings TJ, Friedman AH (2020). Autograft-derived spinal cord mass in the cervical spine following transplantation with olfactory mucosa cells for traumatic spinal cord injury: case report. J Neurosurg Spine, 1-5. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Rahimpour S, Cho J, Goodwin CR, Codd P (2020). In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Enhancing Reality: A Systematic Review of Augmented Reality in Neuronavigation and Education". [Letter to the editor]. World Neurosurg, 140, 432. (Read full article)
    2. Pratt D, Mente K, Rahimpour S, Edwards NA, Tinaz S, Berman BD, Hallett M, Ray-Chaudhury A (2016). Diminishing evidence for torsinA-positive neuronal inclusions in DYT1 dystonia. [Letter to the editor]. Acta Neuropathol Commun, 4(1), 85. (Read full article)
    3. Rahimpour S, Turner DA, Lad SP (2015). Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease in elderly individuals—reply. [Letter to the editor]. JAMA Neurol, 72(3), 368. (Read full article)