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Rehabilitative Neurosurgery - Dr. Falci Credentials

Craig Hospital physicians at work.

Scott P. Falci, M.D.

CURRENT POSITIONS AND TITLES:

  • Active Neurosurgical Practice. Englewood, Colorado.
  • Chief Neurosurgical Consultant, Craig Hospital. Englewood, Colorado.
  • Neurosurgical Consultant, Scientific Advisory Board, Craig Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research. Englewood, Colorado.
  • Neurosurgical Consultant, Spinalis SCI Research Center. Karolinska Institutet. Stockholm, Sweden.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Medical Staff Physician, Swedish Medical Center. Englewood, Colorado.
  • Medical Staff Physician, Craig Hospital. Englewood, Colorado.
  • Board Certified Diplomate, American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Acorda Award, First Prize. American Spinal Injury Association. April, 1999.
  • L. W. Freeman, M.D. Award. National Spinal Cord Injury Association. August 24, 1998.
  • The Kenneth Shulman Memorial Award. American Association of Neurological
  • Surgeons. Pediatric Section. Resident Competition. 1989.
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Princeton University. Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Magna Cum Laude. Princeton University. Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Manfred Pyka Physics Prize. Princeton University. Princeton, New Jersey.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

  • Neurochemical and Histopathologic Analysis of the Dorsal Root Entry Zone in Spinal
    Cord Injured Patients with Central Deafferentation Pain.
  • Use of Human Embryonic Spinal Cord to Obliterate Posttraumatic Spinal Cord Cysts.
    Development of Human Clinical Trial for Administration of embryonic stem cells in
    Spinal Cord Injury
  • Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Restoration of Neurologic Function in Spinal
    Cord Injured Rats.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Emgård, M, Piao, J...Falci, S et al. Neuroprotective effects of human spinal cord-derived neural precursor cells after transplantation to the injured spinal cord. Journal of Experimental Neurology. Mar 2014. 253: 138-145. DOI: 10.1016/jexpneurol.2013.12.022. Epub 2013 Jan 8.
  • Ellis, A, Wieseler, J, ...Falci, S et al. Systemic Administration of Propentofylline, Ibudilast, and (+)- Naltrexone Each Reverses Mechanical Allodynia in a Novel Rat Model of Central Neuropathic Pain. Journal of Pain. Jan 2014. 9.pil: S1526-500 (14)00020-0 DOI: 10.1016/j.pain/2013.12.007
  • Marklumd, U, Alekseenko, Z...Falci, S et al. Detailed Expression of Regulatory Genes in the Early Developing Human Neural Tube. Stem Cells Dev.2013; 09. DOI: 10.1089/scd.2013.0309.
  • Lammertse, D, Jones, L…Falci, S et al. Autologous incubated macrophage therapy in acute, complete spinal cord injury: results of the phase 2 randomized controlled multicenter trial. Spinal Cord. 2012; 04 DOI 10.1038/sc.2012.39.
  • Wieseler J, Ellis A, Maier SF, Watkins LR, Falci S. Unilateral t13 and l1 dorsal root avulsion: methods for a novel model of central neuropathic pain. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 851: 171-83. 
  • Benison, A, Chumachenko, S…Falci, S. et al. Caudal Granular Insular Cortex Is Sufficient and Necessary for the Long-term Maintenance of Allodynic Behavior in the Rat
  • Attributable to Mononeuropathy. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011;31(17):6317-6328.
    Sundberg, M, Andersson PH…Falci, S. et al. Markers of Pluripotency and Differentiation
    In Human Neural Precursor Cells Derived From Embryonic Stem Cells and CNS
    Tissue. Cell Transplantation. 2011;20(2):177-191.
  • Falci S, Indeck C, et al. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Tethered and Cystic Spinal
    Cords. Spinal Cord Medicine Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., chapter 43. Editor, Lin,
    Vernon. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, 2010.
  • Jones L, Lammertse D…Falci, S. et al. A Phase 2 Autologous Cellular Therapy Trial In
    Patients with Acute, Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Pragmatics, Recruitment and Demographics. Journal of Spinal Cord. 2010.48:798-807.
  • Weiseler J, Ellis A…Falci, S. et al. Below Level Central Pain Induced by Discrete Dorsal
    Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2010;27(9):1697-1707.
  • Falci, S, Indeck, C, et al. Posttraumatic Spinal Cord Tethering and Syringomyelia:
    Surgical Treatment and Long-term Outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine. 2009;11(4):
    445-460.
  • Emgård, M, Holmberg, L…Falci S, et al. Human Neural Precursor Cells Continue to
    Proliferate and Exhibit Low Cell Death After Transplantation to the Injured Rat Spinal Cord. Journal of Brain Research. 2009;(1278)04.12:15-26.
  • Åkesson E, Wolmer-Solberg…Falci S, et al. Human Neural Stem Cells and Astrocytes,
    But Not Neurons, Suppress An Allogeneic Lymphocyte Response. Journal of Stem Cell
    Research. 2008;06.002(1):56-67.
  • Åkesson E, Piao J-H…Falci S, et al. Long-term Culture and Neuronal Survival After
    Intraspinal Transplantation of Human Spinal Cord-Derived Neurospheres.
    Physiology & Behavior. 2007;(92):60-66.
  • Lammertse D, Dungan D…Falci S, et al. Neuroimaging In Traumatic Spinal Cord
    Injury: An Evidence-Base Review for Clinical Practice and Research. Journal of Spinal
    Cord Medicine. 2007;30(3):205-214.
  • Odeberg J, Wolmer N…Falci S, et al. Late Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Proteins
    Inhibit Differentiation of Human Neural Precursor Cells into Astrocytes. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2007;(85):583-593.
  • Odeberg J, Wolmer N…Falci S, et al. Human Cytomegalovirus Inhibits Neuronal
    Differentiation and Induces Apoptosis in Human Neural Precursor Cells. Journal of Virology. 2006;80(18):8929-8939.
  • Piao J-H, Odeberg J…Falci S, et al. Cellular Composition of Long-Term Human Spinal
    Cord- and Forebrain- derived Neurosphere Cultures. Journal of Neuroscience Research
    2006;(84):471-482.
  • Odeberg J, Piao, J-H….Falci S, et al. Low Immunogenicity of In Vitro-expanded Human
    Neural Precursor Cells Despite High MHC Expression. Journal of Neuroimmunology.
    2005;(161):1-11.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Tethered, Myelomalacic and Cystic Spinal Cords. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2005;17(1):40-45.
  • Falci S, Best L, et al. DREZ Microcoagulation for Central Pain of Spinal Cord Injury:
    Operative Intramedullary Electrophysiologic Guidance and Clinical Outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2002;97(2):193-200.
  • Åkesson E, Holmberg L….Falci S, et al. Solid Human Embryonic Spinal Cord
    Xenografts in Acute and Chronic Spinal Cord Cavities: A Morphological and Functional Studies.
  • Experimental Neurology. 2001;170(2):305-316.
  • Lammertse D, Falci S. Surgical Management of Central Pain in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: The Dorsal Root Entry (DREZ) Procedure. Top Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 2001;7(2):41-50.
  • Åkesson E, Markling L…Falci S, et al. MHC Antigen Expression in Human First
    Trimester Spinal Cord with Implications for Clinical Transplantation Procedures. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2000;1:111(1-2):210-214.
  • Falci S, Best L, et al. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Pain Using A New
    Technique of Intramedullary Electrical Analysis. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.
    1999; Fall,22:39.
  • Falci S, Lammertse D, et al. Surgical Treatment of Syringomyelia and Tethered Spinal
    Cords. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 1999; Fall,22:40.
  • Falci S, Lammertse D, et al. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Cystic and Tethered Spinal Cords. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 1999;Fall;22(3):173-181.
  • Seiger Å, Holtz A, …Falci S. Fetal Spinal Cord Grafting in Man. Journal of Neurologic
    Rehabilitation. 1998; 12(4).
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies. Colorado Neurological Institute
    Review. 1998; Spring.
  • Falci S, Holtz A, et al. Obliteration of Posttraumatic Spinal Cord Cyst with Solid Human
    Embryonic Spinal Cord Grafts: First Clinical Attempt. Journal of Neurotrauma.
    1997;14(11):875-884.
  • Falci S, Lammertse D, et al. Surgical, Imaging, and Evoked Potential Correlated of Spinal Cord and Rootlet Tethering in Posttraumatic Myelopathies [Abstract]. Journal
    of Spinal Cord Medicine. 1995;18:127.
  • Froelich J, Falci S, et al. Assessment of Cord Tethering by Phase Contrast MR CSF/Flow
    Analysis [Abstract]. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 1995;18:127.
  • Falci S, Best L. Surgical Treatment of Central Deafferentation Pain in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury [Abstract]. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 1995;18:154.
  • Falci S, Zwiebel P. Treatment of Refractory Progressive Posttraumatic Cystic
    Myelopathy with a New Technique: Myelocyst-Omental Grafting [Abstract]. Journal of
    Spinal Cord Medicine. 1995;18:154.
  • Falci S, Rosa L. Use of TSRH Instrumentation in the Management of Spinal Metastases
    [Abstract]. Neurosurgery. 1992;30(5):807.
  • Falci S, Silbergeld D, et al. Effect of Debulking Surgery on Survival in Malignant
    Astrocytoma [Abstract]. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry. 1990.
  • Johnson DL, Falci S. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Lumbar Spine Injuries
    Caused by Rear Seat Lap Belts. Neurosurgery. 1990;26(3):434-441.
  • Walsh A, Falci S, et al. Fibrin Glue Facial Nerve Grafting at the Time of Acoustic
    Neuroma Surgery [Abstract]. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry. 1990.
  • Falci S. The Pelvic Nerves Mediating Copulatory and Tail-Pulling Stimuli Which Inhibit
    Behavioral Estrus in Female Golden Hamsters. Senior Thesis. Princeton University. 1979.
  • Falci S. Microwave Absorption in Head Using a Six-shell Spherical Model. A report
    prepared for the National Naval Medical Center Research & Development Command.
    1978.
  • Falci S. Effects of Magnetic Fields on Biological Systems. A report prepared for the
    National Naval Medical Center Research & Development Command. 1978.

PRESENTATONS:

  • Falci S., Blackham B. Surgical Treatment of Charcot Joints in the Spinal Cord Injured
    Population
    . Grand Rounds. Craig Hospital. March 21, 2012.
  • Falci S. Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration Research: Translation from Laboratory to Clinical Trial.
    American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project. Denver, Colorado. June 30, 2011.
  • Falci S. Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration Research: Translation from Laboratory to Clinical Trial.
    Embassy of Sweden. Washington D.C. June 4, 2011.
  • Falci S. Spinal Archnopathies and Syringomyelia. Syringomyelia International
    Symposium 2010. Berlin, Germany. December 10, 2010.
  • Falci S. Neurosurgical Strategies for Spinal Cord Restoration. IRSG: Insurance
    Rehabilitation Study Group. Westminster, Colorado. April 22, 2008.
  • Falci S. Rehabilitative Neurosurgery, Post-traumatic Spinal Cord Tethering and
    Syringomyelia. Ground Rounds. University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical
    Campus, Aurora, Colorado. January 29, 2008.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Syringomyelia: Craig Hospital Ten Year
    Experience. American Syringomyelia Alliance Project Conference. Denver, Colorado. July 19-22, 2006.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies and Spinal Cord Injury Pain. Grand Rounds. Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. Englewood, Colorado.
    December 21, 2005.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries. Radio talk show with Thad
    Woodard, M.D., Line One: Your Health Connection. KSKA 91.1 FM, Alaska NPR
    Radio. November 21, 2005.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Below and At-Level Central Pain in Spinal Cord Injury.
    American Paraplegia Society. Las Vegas, NV. September 2, 2003.
  • Falci S. Management of the Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies. American Spinal
    Cord Injury Association 2003. April 4, 2003.
  • Falci S. Regenerative Techniques in Spinal Cord Injury Using Activated Macrophages.
    Colorado Spine Symposium. Westminster, Colorado November 8, 2002.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury Pain. Grand Rounds – University of
    Miami. Miami, Florida. October 31, 2002.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies. Grand Rounds –
    Miami Project. Miami, Florida. October 30, 2002.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury Pain Using a New Technique of
    Intramedullary Electrical Analysis. American Spinal Cord Injury Association
    Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-16, 2000.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and Tethered Spinal Cords.
    Federation of Spine Associations 2000. Orlando, Florida. March 18, 2000.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury Pain Using a New Technique of
    Intramedullary Electrical Analysis. Federations of Spine Associations 2000.
    Orlando, Florida. March 18, 2000.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Syringomyelia and Tethered Spinal Cords.
    American Spinal Injury Association Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. April 19-21, 1999.
  • Falci S. Embryonic Spinal Cord Tissue Transplantation. National Spinal Cord Injury
    Association 50th Anniversary Conference. LaGrange, Illinois. August 24-26, 1998.
  • Falci S. Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Cystic and Tethered Spinal Cords.
    American Paraplegia Society 43rd Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.
    September 2-4, 1997.
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies and Central Deafferentation Pain
    Syndrome. Aging in Spinal Cord Injury. Grand Rounds – University of Colorado
    Health Science Center. Denver, Colorado. January 30, 1996.
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies and Central Deafferentation Pain
    Syndrome –Clinical Updates. Craig Annual Medical Staff Meeting, Craig
    Rehabilitation Hospital. Englewood, Colorado. January 17, 1996.
  • Falci S. Neurosurgical Treatment of Spinal Cord Cysts and Myelopathic Cords. Spinal
    Cord Injuries: Issues and Advances (#322), Contemporary Forums. New Orleans,
    Louisiana. September 10-13, 1995.
  • Falci S. Pain Management Strategies, Neurosurgical Management of SCI Pain. Spinal
    Cord Injuries: Issues and Advances (#322), Contemporary Forums. New Orleans,
    Louisiana. September 10-13. 1995.
  • alci S. Surgical, Imaging, and Evoked Potential Correlates of Spinal Cord and Rootlet
    Tethering in Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies. American Spinal Injury
    Association 21st Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. May 1-3, 1995.
  • Falci S. Assessment of Cord Tethering by Phase Contrast MR CSF/Flow Analysis.
    American Spinal Injury Association 21st Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. May 1-3,
    1995.
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Myelopathies. Spinalis Research Study Group,
    Karolinska Institutet. Stockholm, Sweden. October 1994.
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Cystic Myelopathy and Non-Cystic Myelopathy (PPCM/PPNM). Workshop on Syringomyelia, National Institute of Neurological
    Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health. Washington, D/C. June 20-21,
    1994.
  • Falci S. Research Priorities for Syringomyelia. Workshop on Syringomyelia, National
    Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health.
    Washington, D.C. June 20-21, 1994.
  • Falci S. Neurosurgical Treatment of Post Traumatic Sequelae of Spinal Cord Injury.
    Insurance Rehabilitation Study Group. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 28, 1994.
  • Falci S. Neurosurgical Treatment of Post Traumatic Sequelae of Spinal Cord Injury.
    Craig Rehabilitation Hospital Nursing Symposium. Englewood, Colorado.
    April 21, 1994.
  • Falci S. Non-Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain: Alternative Techniques,
    Surgical Intervention. “Computer-Assisted Dorsal Root Entry Zone Microcoagulation
    in Treatment of Central Deafferentation Pain.” Spinal Cord Injuries: Issues and Advances. San Francisco, California. September 23, 1993.
  • Cilo M, Siebert C, …Falci S. Hemangioblastomas. Clinical Management Issues. Neuro
    Ortho Rounds. Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, Englewood, Colorado. August, 1993.
  • Siebert C, Dreisbach J, Falci S, et al. Imaging of the Spine – Which Tools and When.
    Neuro Ortho Rounds. Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. Englewood. Colorado. August 6,
    1993.
  • Falci S. Progressive Posttraumatic Cystic Myelopathy/Progressive Posttraumatic
    Noncystic Myelopathy (PPCM/PPNM). Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting, Craig
    Rehabilitation Hospital. Englewood, Colorado. July 14, 1993.
  • Falci S. Use of TSRH Instrumentation for Spinal Disorders. Association of Surgical
    Technologist Denver Chapter. Denver, Colorado. June 10, 1993.
  • Falci S. Care of the Patient with Arnold-Chari Malformation. Neurological Workshop.
    Swedish Medical Center – Nursing Education and Research. Englewood, Colorado
    June 2, 1993.
  • Falci S. Computer-Assisted Dorsal Root Entry Zone Microcoagulation for Pain Management. Neuroscience Section, Swedish Medical Center. Englewood, Colorado.
    March 17, 1993.
  • Falci S, Rosa L. Use of TSRH Instrumentation in Treatment of Metastatic Spine Disease.
    Southern Neurological Society. 1992.
  • Falci S, Rosa L. Use of TSRH Instrumentation in Treatment of Metastatic Spine Disease.
    American Association of Neurological Surgery Spine Section. 1992.
  • Falci S, et al. Effect of Debulking Surgery on Survival in Malignant Astrocytoma. Society
    of British Neurological Surgeons. Newcastle, England. 1989
  • Johnson, DL, Falci S. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Lumbar Spine Injuries Caused by Rear Seat Lap Belts. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Section of the
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Phoenix, Arizona. 1989.