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Dr. Adam Reig

Dr. Reig

Dr Reig is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He received his bachelor’s degree and his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr Reig also completed a Neuroendovascular fellowship at Vanderbilt. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is married with one child.

Business Address:
Howell Allen Clinic
2011 Murphy Ave.
Suite 301
Nashville, TN 37203

University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
B.S., Basic Biological and Medical Sciences
Graduated cum laude, GPA 4.0 (4.0 scale)
(2001)
University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
B.S., Basic Biological and Medical Sciences
Graduated cum laude, GPA 4.0 (4.0 scale)
(2005)
Residency
-Placed 3rd in CNS SANS challenge, 2009
-Passed American of Board of Neurological Surgery written exam (3 digit score 678, 95th percentile)
-Scored top 25% in the country on ABSITE examination, 2006

Medical School
-American Heart Association Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine: part of the Medical
Student Research Program
-2003 Medical Guild 3rd Year Basic Science Award: based on high academics

Undergraduate
-Four Year Scholar: awarded to outstanding scholars by the Academic Advisory Committee, which
considers GPA, curriculum, academic awards, and honors research
(given to 10 students in the Spring 2002 graduating class)
-Accepted into the Junior Honors Medical Program: a combined (seven year) BS/MD program
intended for 12 students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability and personal
development during their first two academic years
-University Research Scholar: awarded to students by each individual college to pursue fundamental
research and scholarly activities

General Surgery, July 2005 – June 2006
Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN
Neurological Surgery, July 2006 – June 2012
Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN
Neuro-endovascular fellow, July 2008 – June 2010
Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN
Member American Association of Neurological Surgeons (July 2006-present)
Member Congress of Neurological Surgeons (July 2007-present)
Member of American Medical Association-Medical Student section (2001-2005)
Member of American Medical Student Association (2001-2005)
Simon S, Reig A, Reddy P, Hopkins LN, Mericle R. Prospective Randomized Multi-Center
Controlled Trial Comparing Onyx HD500 Liquid Embolic System to Standard Coil Embolization
for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms (Article submitted to Journal of Neurological Surgery)

Simon S, Reig A, Tomycz L, Mericle R. Techniques for Elective Liquid Embolization of Basilar
Tip Aneurysms. (Article submitted to Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery)

Reig A, Parker S, McGirt M. Five level sub-axial cervical vertebrectomy and reconstruction:
Technical Report. (Article submitted to Neurosurgery)

Simon S, Reig A, Archer K, Mericle R. Biomechanical Attributes of Microcatheters used in Liquid
Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery 2012:4(3):211-214.

Lebow R, Adogwa O, Parker S, Reig A, Cheng J, Bydon A, McGirt M. Microdiskectomy improves
pain-associated depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well being in patients with herniated lumbar
disc. Neurosurgery 2012:70(2):306-311.

Forbes J, Reig A, Smith J, Jermakowicz W, Tomycz L, Shay S, Sun D, Wushensky C, Pearson M.
Findings on Pre-Operative MRI of Brain Predict Histopathology in Children with Cerebellar
Neoplasms. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2011:47(1):51-59.

Reig A, Simon S, Neblett W, Mericle R. Eight year follow-up and complete obliteration of a
previously reported complex, neonatal intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula: Case Report. Journal
of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2010:6(6):553-558.

Simon S, Eskioglu E, Reig A, Mericle R. Endovascular treatment of side wall aneurysms using
liquid embolic agent: A U.S. single center prospective trial. Neurosurgery 2010:67(3):855-860.

Reig A, Rajaram R, Simon S, Mericle R. Complete angiographic obliteration of intracranial AVMs
with endovascular embolization: Incomplete nidal opacification is associated with AVM recurrence.
Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery 2010:2:202-207.

Forbes J, Reig A, Tomycz L, Tulipan N. Intracranial Hypertension Caused by a Depressed Skull
Fracture Resulting in Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report of
Treatment with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2010:6(1):23-
28.

Simon S, Reig A, James R, Reddy P, Mericle R. Relative Cost Comparison of Embolic Materials
Used For Treatment of Wide-necked Intracranial Aneurysms. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
2010:2:163-167.

Reig A, Stevenson B, Tulipan N. CT-Based, Fiducial-Free Frameless Stereotaxy for Difficult
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion: Experience in 26 Consecutive Patients. Stereotactic and
Functional Neurosurgery 2010:88(2):75-80.

Reig A, Simon S, Mericle R. Onyx HD 500 for embolization of a pediatric, wide-necked, high
cervical skull base, giant internal carotid artery aneurysm. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
2009:4(5):449-452.

Simon S, Yao T, Rosenbaum B, Reig A, Mericle R. Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia after
palliative embolization of a cerebellopontine angle arteriovenous malformation. Cent Euro J
Neurosurgery. 2009;70:161-163.

Mericle R, Reig A, Burry M, Eskioglu E, Firment C, Santra S. Endovascular surgery for proximal
PICA aneurysms: an analysis of Glasgow Outcome Score by Hunt-Hess grades. Neurosurgery.
2006;58:619-625.

Burry M, Reig A, Beierle E, Chen M, Mericle R. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation combined
with endovascular embolization for management of neonatal high-output cardiac failure secondary
to intracranial arteriovenous fistula. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2004;100:197-200.

Reig A, Heaton M. The Effects of Alcohol On the Inferior Olivary Nucleus of the Brainstem and
Climbing Fibers of the Cerebellum. Journal of Undergraduate Research, February 2000.

Reig A, Mericle R. Relative Cost Comparison of Embolic Materials used for Treatment of
Aneurysms. Oral presentation at the Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL,
February 2011.

Mericle R, Simon S, Reig A, Reddy P, Hopkins LN, Ringer A.. Prospective Randomized Multicenter
Controlled Trial Comparing Onyx HD500 Liquid Embolic System to Standard Coil for
Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms. Oral presentation at the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular
Section Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2010.

Reig A, Mericle R. Cost Analysis of Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms. Oral presentation at
the Tennessee Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, August 2009.

Simon S, Reig A, Reddy P, Hopkins LN, Mericle RA. International Randomized, Controlled Trial
Comparing Onyx HD 500 and GDC for Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms. Oral presentation at
the 10th Congress of the World Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology, Montreal, Canada,
July 2009.

Reig A, Simon S, Rajaram R, Mericle R. Complete angiographic obliteration of AVMs using standalone
embolization. Oral presentation at the Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Las
Croabas, Puerto Rico, February 2008.

Reig A, Rajaram R, Mericle R. Complete angiographic obliteration of AVMs using stand-alone
embolization. Oral presentation at the Tennessee Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Nashville,
TN, August 2007.

Burry M, Reig A, Beierle E, Chen M, Mericle R: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation combined
with endovascular embolization for management of neonatal high-output cardiac failure secondary
to intracranial arteriovenous fistula. Oral presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 2003.

Reig A, Mericle R. Endovascular management of PICA aneurysms. Oral presentation at Medical
Student Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, March 2003.

Parker S, Lebow R, Adogwa O, Reig A, Cheng J, McGirt M. Microdiskectomy improves painassociated
depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well being in patients with herniated lumbar disc.
Digital poster presentation at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
in Denver, CO, April 2011.

Durrani A, Reig A, Shay S, Barr F, Summar M, Mericle R. Intravenous Citrulline Safely Crosses
Blood-brain-barrier as Nitric Oxide Intermediate: Possible Treatment Strategy for SAH-induced
Vasospasm. Digital poster presentation at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 2011.

Velez D, Reig A, Tomycz L, Mericle R. Embolization Of A Pial-dural Avm Via Craniotomy To
Access A Large Feeding Artery. Digital poster presentation at the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular
Section Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, February 2011.

Simon S, Reig A, Velez D, Mericle R. Detachment Force Less With Steel-reinforced Catheters
Than Nitanol-reinforced Catheters When Used In Liquid Embolization Of Intracranial Aneurysms.
Digital poster presentation at the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Annual Meeting in Los
Angeles, CA, February 2011.

Reig A, Simon S, Neblett W, Mericle R. Eight-Year Follow-up and Treatment of a Previously
Reported Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Initially Treated in Infancy with Extracorporeal
Membrane Oxygenation: Case Report. Digital poster presentation at the Congress of Neurological
Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2010.

Velez D, Tomycz L, Reig A, Mericle R. Multiple Simultaneous Selective Angiograms to Facilitate
Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms and AVMs. Digital poster presentation at the Congress of
Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2010.

Reig A, Simon S, Yao T, Rosenbaum B, Mericle R. Resolution of TN after embolization of a CP
angle AVM. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Pain Management Meeting, Las
Vegas, NV, September 2010

Reig A, Stevenson C, Tulipan N. Utilization of a Novel, Frameless Stereotactic Technique for
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion: Experience in 26 Consecutive Patients. Digital poster
presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October
2009.

Reig A, James R, Simon S, Mericle R. Cost Analysis of Embolic Material Used For Embolization of
Wide-necked Intracranial Aneurysms. Digital poster presentation at the Congress of Neurological
Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2009.

Lebow R, Sun D, Reig A, Spooner J, Eichholz K. Minimally invasive long-segment percutaneous
lumbar fusion for lumbar spondylosis with associated mild coronal plane deformities. Digital poster
at the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meeting, Orlando, FL,
February 2008