GARY CIMENT is an expert in Neurological and surgical Anatomy

My expertise is in human anatomy as it applies to surgical and neurological cases. I am currently a Professor (tenured) in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). Over my 30 year career at OHSU, I have directed the courses in anatomy and neuroanatomy for the medical students, medical residents, and physicians. I have been the recipient of numerous teaching awards that attest to my effectiveness and “likeability” as a communicator.

As an expert witness, I’ve consulted for both defendants and plaintiffs (about 50:50), and have been certified to testify in Oregon and California Courts.

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Neurological Anatomy

Neurosurgical Complications • Cerebrovascular Anatomy (Arteries and Veins)• Peripheral Nerve Damage • Brain and Spinal Cord • Brachial Plexus Injuries • Nervous System Trauma

Surgical Anatomy

Head and Neck Anatomy • Forearm and Hand Anatomy • Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Anatomy • Leg and Foot Anatomy

Teaching Experience and Awards

Excellence in Teaching

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards from the medical students at OHSU:    1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards from the graduate  students at OHSU:   1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. 

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching award from the Allied Healthstudents at OHSU:     1999, 2000.

Oregon Health & Science University

Course Director, Neuroanatomy — Taught to first year medical school class, as well as graduate students in the Neuroscience Program (1986-1993).  Supervised other faculty and neurosurgical resident physicians.

Course Director, Neuroscience course — Taught to the second year medical school class at OHSU, the first year physician assistant class, as well as neuropsychology students from Pacific University (1996-2012).  Supervised other science and clinical faculty, as well as neurology and neurosurgery resident physicians.

Course Director, Gross Anatomy, Imaging and Embryology — Taught to the first year medical school class, first year physician assistant class, first year radiation therapy class, at OHSU (2000-2015).  Supervised other science and clinical faculty, as well as neurology and neurosurgery resident physicians.

Post-Doctoral Employment

•   PROFESSOR, CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (TENURED, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, 2010-2015).

•   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (TENURED, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, 1991-2010).

•   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CELL BIOLOGY & ANATOMY (TENURE-TRACK, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, 1985-1991).

•   POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, BIOLOGY (UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 1979-1985).

Book Chapters and Review Articles:

  • Morrison, R., Sherman, L. and Ciment, G. (1993). Antisense oligonucleotides suppress basic fibroblastgrowth factor expression in glioma cell lines and primary cultures of neural crest cells.6/10/16 Page 10In: Neuroprotocols, Vol. 2 (K. Kosik, editor). Academic Press, New York. pp.51-58.
  • Eckenstein, F.P., Kuzis, K., Nishi, R., Woodward, W.R., Meshul, C., Sherman, L. and Ciment, G. (1993).Cellular distribution, subcellular localization and possible functions of basic and acidic fibroblastgrowth factors. Biochemical Pharmacology 47: 103-110
  • Stocker, K.M., Baizer, L. and Ciment, G. (1992). GAP-43 in non-neuronal cells of the embryonic chicklimb: Clues to function. In: GAP-43 — Perspectives on its Biological Functions and itsExpression in Non-Neuronal Cells (G. Ciment, editor). Gordon & Breach, London, pp. 53-62.
  • Sherman, L., Stocker, K.M., Rees, S., Morrison, R.S., and Ciment, G. (1991). Expression of MultipleForms of bFGF in Early Avian Embryos and their possible Role in Neural Crest Cell Committment. In:The Fibroblast Growth Factor Family (A. Baird, M. Klagsburn, editors). Annals of the New YorkAcademy of Sciences, Vol. 638, p. 470-473.

Publications:

  • DeSouza, S., Nordstrom, L.A., and Ciment, G. (1997). Role of the bZIP transcription factor IREBF1 inthe NGF-induction of stromelysin-1 (transin) gene expression in PC12 cells. Journal of MolecularNeuroscience 8: 243-255.
  • Guo, C.S., Wehre-Haller, B., Rossi, J. and Ciment, G. (1997). Autocrine regulation of neural crest cell development by Steel Factor. Developmental Biology 183: 61-69.
  • Baskar, J.F., Smith, P.O., Ciment, G., Hoffman, S., Tucker, C., Tenney, D.J., Coberg-Poley, A.M.,Nelson, J. and Ghazal, P. (1996). Developmental analysis of the cytomegalovirus enhancer intransgenic animals. Journal of Virology 70: 3215-3226.
  • Stocker, K.M., Baizer, L., Coston, T., Sherman, L. and Ciment, G. (1995). Regulated expression ofneurofibromin in migrating neural crest cells of avian embryos.Journal of Neurobiology 27: 535-552
  • Nordstrom, L.A., Lochner, Yeung, W. and Ciment, G. (1995) The metalloproteinase stromelysin-1(transin) mediates PC12 cell growth cone invasiveness through basal laminae.Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 6: 56-68