Mausaminben Hathidara, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Hathidara is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Vascular Neurologist at UPMC Altoona, who is actively involved in education to residents, physician assistants, stroke education to other providers as well as research. Her clinical and research interests focus on the acute ischemic stroke treatment, secondary stroke prevention, intracerebral hemorrhage. The goal of her research is to understand physiology of brain, using advanced neuroimaging to expand acute ischemic stroke treatment. 

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Vascular Neurology 
  • Residency, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Neurology 
  • MD, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Research: Acute ischemic stroke treatment, Strokes due to large vessel occlusion 
  • Clinical: Minor stroke and TIA, Secondary stroke prevention 
  • Education: Medical students and resident education, acute stroke care education to nurses, ED 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology 
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Vascular Neurology 

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology 
  • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association 
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology 

Selected Recent Publications

Hathidara MY, Saini V, Malik AM. Stroke in the Young: a Global Update. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Nov 25;19(11):91. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-1004-1. PMID: 31768660.

Carneiro T, Dashkoff J, Leung LY, Nobleza COS, Marulanda-Londono E, Hathidara M, Koch S, Sur N, Boske A, Voetsch B, Aboul Nour H, Miller DJ, Daneshmand A, Shulman J, Curiale G, Greer DM, Romero JR, Anand P, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Intravenous tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with COVID-19. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020 Nov;29(11):105201. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105201. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 33066885; PMCID: PMC7383145.

O'Connor KP, Hathidara MY, Danala G, Xu C, McCoy TM, Sidorov EV, Zheng B, Bohnstedt BN, Ray B. Predicting Clinical Outcome After Mechanical Thrombectomy: The GADIS (Gender, Age, Diabetes Mellitus History, Infarct Volume, and Current Smoker [corrected]) Score. World Neurosurg. 2020 Feb;134:e1130-e1142. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.11.127. Epub 2019 Nov 28. Erratum in: World Neurosurg. 2020 Jun;138:606. PMID: 31786382.