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Peter H. Maughan, MD


  • 1997 B.A., Cum Laude, Brigham Young University, A-41 ASB, Provo, UT 84602
  • 2000-2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • 2002 M.D., University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Post-Doctoral Training

  • 2002-2003 Surgical Intern, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • 2003-06/2009 Neurosurgical Resident, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
  • Dr. D. Rees and Eleanor T. Jensen Scholarship
  • Salt Lake County Medical Alliance Scholarship
  • James A. Bush Memorial Research Award, 2000
  • University of Utah School of Medicine Interview Committee, 2001-2002
  • Excellence in Research Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, 1999
  • Summer Research Fellowship Award, University of Utah School of Medicine, 1998
  • Four-Year Trustees Scholarship, Brigham Young University
  • Office of Research and Creative Activities Research Award, Brigham Young University, 1997
  • Most Outstanding Player Award, Brigham Young University Rugby Team, 1997
  • Team Captain, Brigham Young University Rugby Team, 1996, 1997
  • Eagle Scout

Publications and Research Interests

  • Papers
    • DD Busath, C Thulin, RW Hendershot, L Phillips, PH Maughan, C Cole, N Bingham, S Morrison, L Baird, RJ Hendershot, M Cotton and T Cross. 1998. Noncontact dipole effects on channel permeation. I. Experiment with (5F-Indole)Trp13 gramicidin A channels. Biophysical Journal 75:2830-2844
    • RH Schmidt, KJ Sholten, PH Maughan. 1999. Timecourse for recovery of water maze performance and central cholinergic innervation after fluid percussion injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 16(12):1139-1147
    • RH Schmidt, KJ Sholten, PH Maughan. 2000. Cognitive impairments and neurochemical analysis in rats after brain injury with the impact acceleration model. Journal of Neurotrauma 17(12):1129-1140
    • PH Maughan, KJ Sholten, RH Schmidt. 2000. Recovery in aged vs. young rats after brain injury with the impact acceleration injury model. Journal of Neurotrauma 17(12):1141-1154
    • EM Horn, PH Maughan, LF Gonzalez, SM Papadopoulos. 2004. Innovative internal fixation for cervical spine fractures. Clinical Neurosurgery. 52:311-4
    • PH Maughan, EM Horn, N Theodore, I Feiz-Erfan, VK Sonntag. 2005. Avulsion fracture of the foramen magnum treated with occiput-to-C1 fusion: technical case report. Neurosurgery 57(3):E600
    • P Nakaji, PH Maughan, WL White, WA King, C Teo. 2005. Endoscopic-assisted transsphenoidal surgery: operative techniques. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 8:193-197
    • VR Deshmukh, PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. 2006. Resolution of hemifacial spasm after surgical obliteration of a tentorial arteriovenous fistula: case report. Neurosurgery 58(1):E202
    • LJ Kim, PH Maughan, R Evans. 2006. Case Report: Hemangioblastoma of the cerebellum in an octogenarian. BNI Quarterly 22(3):7-9
    • UK Kakarla, PH Maughan, VR Deshmukh, RF Spetzler. 2007. Giant, partially thrombosed aneurysm develops after remote angiographically negative subarachnoid hemorrhage: case report. Neurosurgery 60(3):E572
    • PH Maughan, SW Chang, NC Bambakidis. 2007, Case Report: Management of a Cervical Spine Infection. BNI Quarterly 23(1):20-22
    • SW Chang, UK Kakarla, PH Maughan, J DeSanto, D Fox, N Theadore, CA Dickman, S Papadopoulos, VKH Sonntag. 2010. Four-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate fixation: radiolographic and clinical results. Neurosurgery 66(4): 639-647
  • Abstracts
    • PH Maughan, KJ Sholten, RH Schmidt. 1999. An examination of central cholinergic innervation and cognitive function after traumatic brain injury with the impact acceleration model in aged vs. young rats. Journal of Investigative Medicine 47(2):58A
    • RH Schmidt, KJ Sholten, PH Maughan. 1999. Experimental head injury in aged rats – effect on cognition and forebrain cholinergic markers. Journal of Neurotrauma 16(10):1008, K2
    • PH Maughan, DF Owens, RDG McKay. 2001. Neuron Survival is Dependent on Synapse Formation and the Activity-Dependent Release of BDNF and NT-3. HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Scientific Presentation Program D7
    • PH Maughan, LF Gonzalez, SR Petersen. 2003. Atlanto-occipital dislocation: Two survivors and a review. Western Trauma Association Meeting. 100. February, 2003
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: RR Lonser, EH Oldfield. 2005. Microsurgical resection of spinal cord hemangioblastomas. Neurosurgery 57(4 Supplment):372-6
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: T Mathiesen, I Peredo, G Edner et al. 2007. Neuronavigation for arteriovenous malformation surgery by intraoperative three-dimensional ultrasound angiography. Neurosurgery 60(2 Supplement):345-51
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: L Stejskal, F Kramár, et al. 2007. Experience of 500 cases of neurophysiological monitoring in carotid endarterectomy. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007; 149(7):681-8; discussion 689. Epub 2007 Jun 22.
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: RA Kockro, A Stadie, et al. 2007. A collaborative virtual reality environment for neurosurgical planning and training. Operative Neurosurgery 61(2): ONS 379-391.
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: Zadar, et al. 2010. Deep bypass to the distal posterior circulation: anatomical and clinical comparision of pretemporal and subtemporal approaches. Neurosurgery 66(Number 1): 92-101
    • PH Maughan, RF Spetzler. Comments on: O Celik, M Niemela, R Romani, et al. 2010. Inappropriate application of yasargil aneurysm clips: a new observation and technical remark. Neurosurgery 66(Supplement to Number 3): 84-87
  • Comments / Presentations
    • Frank Tyler Annual Research Symposium, October, 1999, Deer Valley, UT
    • Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research, Carmel, CA, January 1999
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Scientific Presentation Program May, 2001, Bethesda, MD
    • Western Trauma Association, February, 2003, Snowbird, UT
    • Gus Eckhardt Lectureship, Shannon Health Trauma Symposium February 28, 2004, San Angelo, TX
    • Update on Spinal Cord Injury, Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Education Conference, October 12, 2005, Phoenix, AZ
    • Barrow Neurological Institute Neurotrauma Symposium: Traumatic Brain Injury. January 18, 2008.
    • St Joseph’s Hospital Trauma Symposium: Spine Imaging and Trauma. February 11, 2008