Secondary Appointments


  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, 1990
  • Ph.D. Neurobiology, Case Western Reserve University

Research Summary

Awards and Honors


Hsu DP, Sandhu G, Yarmohammadi H, Sunshine JL. Intra-arterial stroke therapy: recanalization strategies, patient selection and imaging. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2011 May;21(2):379-90, xi. PubMed PMID: 21640305.

Lazzaro MA, Zaidat OO, Issa MA, Gilkeson RC, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Husain S, Suarez JI. Stroke severity predicted by aortic atheroma detected by ultra-fast and cardiac-gated chest tomography. Front Neurol. 2011 Mar 21;2:18. PubMed PMID: 21472030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3066465.

Parikh PT, Sandhu GS, Blackham KA, Coffey MD, Hsu D, Liu K, Jesberger J, Griswold M, Sunshine JL. Evaluation of image quality of a 32-channel versus a 12-channel head coil at 1.5T for MR imaging of the brain. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Feb;32(2):365-73. Epub 2010 Dec 16. PubMed PMID: 21163877.

Derakhshan JJ, Griswold MA, Nour SG, Sunshine JL, Duerk JL. Characterization and reduction of saturation banding in multiplanar coherent and incoherent steady-state imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2010 May;63(5):1415-21. PubMed PMID: 20432314.

Derakhshan JJ, Griswold MA, Sunshine JL, Duerk JL. Halting the effects of flow enhancement with effective intermittent zeugmatographic encoding (HEFEWEIZEN) in SSFP. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 May;29(5):1163-74. PubMed PMID: 19388106.

Pundik S, McWilliams-Dunnigan L, Blackham KL, Kirchner HL, Sundararajan S, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Selman WR, Landis DM, Suarez JI. Older age does not increase risk of hemorrhagic complications after intravenous and/or intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008 Sep;17(5):266-72. PubMed PMID: 18755405.

Heidenreich JO, Hsu D, Wang G, Jesberger JA, Tarr RW, Zaidat OO, Sunshine JL. Magnetic resonance imaging results can affect therapy decisions in hyperacute stroke care. Acta Radiol. 2008 Jun;49(5):550-7. PubMed PMID: 18568542.

Wolfe T, Suarez JI, Tarr RW, Welter E, Landis D, Sunshine JL, Zaidat OO. Comparison of combined venous and arterial thrombolysis with primary arterial therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008 May-Jun;17(3):121-8. PubMed PMID: 18436152.

Bookwalter CA, Griswold MA, Sunshine JL, Duerk JL. Analysis of signal-to-noise behavior in Cartesian continuous sampling sequences: predictions and experimental validation of opportunities for improved image SNR. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Oct;58(4):819-24. PubMed PMID: 17899601.

Jesberger JA, Rafie N, Duerk JL, Sunshine JL, Mendez M, Remick SC, Lewin JS. Model-free parameters from dynamic contrast-enhanced-MRI: sensitivity to EES volume fraction and bolus timing. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Sep;24(3):586-94. PubMed PMID: 16892197.

Zaidat OO, Suarez JI, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Alexander MJ, Smith TP, Enterline DS, Selman WR, Landis DM. Thrombolytic therapy of acute ischemic stroke: correlation of angiographic recanalization with clinical outcome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Apr;26(4):880-4. PubMed PMID: 15814938.

Leigh R, Zaidat OO, Suri MF, Lynch G, Sundararajan S, Sunshine JL, Tarr R, Selman W, Landis DM, Suarez JI. Predictors of hyperacute clinical worsening in ischemic stroke patients receiving thrombolytic therapy. Stroke. 2004 Aug;35(8):1903-7. Epub 2004 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 15178819.

Ubogu EE, Verrees MA, Sunshine JL, Zaidat OO. Clinical and radiological features of symptomatic cerebral perfusion failure due to carotid artery occlusion surgically corrected by extracranialintracranial bypass surgery. J Neurol. 2004 May;251(5):613-6. PubMed PMID: 15164199.

Sunshine JL. CT, MR imaging, and MR angiography in the evaluation of patients with acute stroke. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Jan;15(1 Pt 2):S47-55. Review. PubMed PMID: 15101515.

Zaidat OO, Zahuranec DB, Ubogu EE, Fernandes-Filho JA, Suárez JI, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Mirarchi S, Nour SG, Selman WR, Landis DM. Asymptomatic middle cerebral artery stenosis diagnosed by magnetic resonance angiography. Neuroradiology. 2004 Jan;46(1):49-53. Epub 2003 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 14655032.

Latchaw RE, Yonas H, Hunter GJ, Yuh WT, Ueda T, Sorensen AG, Sunshine JL, Biller J, Wechsler L, Higashida R, Hademenos G; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology of the American Heart Association. Guidelines and recommendations for perfusion imaging in cerebral ischemia: A scientific statement for healthcare professionals by the writing group on perfusion imaging, from the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology of the American Heart Association. Stroke. 2003 Apr;34(4):1084-104. PubMed PMID: 12677088.

Zaidat OO, Suarez JI, Santillan C, Sunshine JL, Tarr RW, Paras VH, Selman WR, Landis DM. Response to intra-arterial and combined intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy in patients with distal internal carotid artery occlusion. Stroke. 2002 Jul;33(7):1821-6. PubMed PMID: 12105360.

Suarez JI, Zaidat OO, Sunshine JL, Tarr R, Selman WR, Landis DM. Endovascular administration after intravenous infusion of thrombolytic agents for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic strokes. Neurosurgery. 2002 Feb;50(2):251-9; discussion 259-60. PubMed PMID: 11844259.

Sunshine JL. Transient ischemic attacks: added specificity from modern MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2002 Jan;23(1):4-5. PubMed PMID: 11827867.

Bambakidis NC, Sunshine JL, Faulhaber PF, Tarr RW, Selman WR, Ratcheson RA. Functional evaluation of arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 2001 Nov 15;11(5):e2. Review. PubMed PMID: 16466234.


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