Mausaminben Hathidara, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

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 neuro-imaging to expand acute ischemic stroke treatment. 

Education & Training

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

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

Mausaminben Hathidara, Saini Vasu, Malik Amer. “Stroke in the Young: a Global Update”. Curr Neurol. Neurosci Rep. 2019 Nov 25;19(11):91. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-1004-1. 

Thiago Carneiro..., Mausaminben Hathidara, Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian. “Intravenous tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with COVID-19”, Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105201 

Mausaminben Hathidara, O’Connor KP, Danala G, Xu C, McCoy TM, Sidorov EV, Zheng B, Bohnstedt BN,Ray Bappaditya. “Predicting Clinical Outcome After Mechanical Thrombectomy: The GADIS (Gender,Age, Diabetes Mellitus History, Infarct Volume, and Sex) Score.” World Neurosurg. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S1878- 8750(19)32967-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.11.127.