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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Samir Alkabie, MD, MSc

Residency Information

Adult Neurology

PGY-2 Class of 2020

Education And Training

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Internship: SUNY Downstate


Clinical Interests: Multiple sclerosis and neuro-ophthalmology
Research Interests:
Neuroimmunology, blood-brain barrier biology, central nervous system Injury and repair, and retinal optical coherence tomography


Alkabie, S., Basivireddy, J., Zhou, L., Roskams, J., Rieckmann, P., Quandt, J. (2016) “SPARC expression by cerebral microvascular endothelial cells in vitro and its influence on blood-brain barrier properties” J Neuroinflamm [article in press]

Alkabie, S., Boileau, A.J. (2015) "The role of therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic spinal cord injury" World Neurosurgery. PMID: 26433095

Alkabie, S., Singh, D., Hernandez, A., Dumenigo, R. (2015). "The spectrum of psychiatric pathology in a patient with genetically-verified Huntington's disease." Case Rep Psychiatry. PMID: 26451266

Alkabie, S., Bello, B., Martinez, R.F., Geis, W.P., Ballo, M.S. (2015). “Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Origin Presenting as Small Bowel Perforation: A case report and literature review.” J investing Med high Impact Case Rep. 3(1). PMID: 26425638 

Lange, A.P., Sadjadi, R., Zhu, F., Alkabie, S., Costello, F., Traboulsee, A.L. (2013). "Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in NMO patients." J Neuroophthalmol 33(3): 213-219. PMID: 23863782

Lange, A.P., Zhu, A.L., Sayao, R., Alkabie, S., Traboulsee, A.L, Costello, F., Tremlett, H. (2013). "Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in benign multiple sclerosis." Mult Scler 19(10): 1275-1281. PMID: 23401130

Wilkie, M.P., Pamenter, M.E., Alkabie, S., Carapic, D., Shin, D.S., Buck, L.T. (2008). "Evidence of anoxia-induced channel arrest in the brain of the goldfish (Carassius auratus)." Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 148(4): 355-362. PMID: 18620076

Conferences And Abstracts

Alkabie, S. and Boileau, A. (2016) “Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Acute Setting of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury – A Systematic Review” 68th American Academy of Neurology, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Lange, A., Sadjadi, R., Alkabie, S., Traboulsee, A. (2011) "Spectral domain OCT in patients with NMO". North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada and 63rd American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, HI, USA. 

Basivireddy, J., Alkabie S., Zhou, L., Couraud P.O., Romero IA., Weksler, B., Rieckmann, P., Quandt, J. (2010) “SPARC expression and influence on blood-brain barrier properties in an in vitro model using human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells”. EndMS Conference, Whistler, BC, Canada. 

Wilkie, M., Pamenter, M., Shin, D., Skelton, G., Alkabie, S., and Buck, L. (2008). “The role of the NMDA receptor (NMDAr) in the high anoxia-tolerance and ammonia-tolerance of the goldfish (Carassius auratus)”. The International Conference of Comparative Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology and 6th Chinese Comparative Physiology Conference. 148(4):468