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Liesl Close, MD

Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Willamette University, Salem OR

Hometown: Eugene, OR

“Iowa has given me the opportunity and the tools necessary to pursue my dreams. I felt at home here.  The faculty, staff, and residents are great to work with. Iowa City is a gem.”

Clinical and research interests

  • Trauma
  • Spine

Selected publications

Acute Hydrocephalus Resulting from Neuromyelitis Optica: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Close LN, Zanaty M, Kirby P, Dlouhy BJ.

World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep;129:367-371. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.177. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

PMID: 31200081

Thoracic meningocele and cervical syringomyelia treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

Close LN, Park B, Woodroffe RW, Hitchon PW.

World Neurosurg. 2019 May 29. pii: S1878-8750(19)31481-0. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.204. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31152885

Genome-wide DNA methylation investigation of glucocorticoid exposure within buccal samples.

Braun PR, Tanaka-Sahker M, Chan AC, Jellison SS, Klisares MJ, Hing BW, Shabbir Y, Gaul LN, Nagahama Y, Robles J, Heinzman JT, Sabbagh S, Cramer EM, Duncan GN, Yuki K, Close LN, Dlouhy BJ, Howard MA 3rd, Kawasaki H, Stein KM, Potash JB, Shinozaki G.

Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2019 Jun;73(6):323-330. doi: 10.1111/pcn.12835. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

PMID: 30821055

Genome-wide DNA methylation comparison between live human brain and peripheral tissues within individuals.

Braun PR, Han S, Hing B, Nagahama Y, Gaul LN, Heinzman JT, Grossbach AJ, Close L, Dlouhy BJ, Howard MA 3rd, Kawasaki H, Potash JB, Shinozaki G.

Transl Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 31;9(1):47. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0376-y.

PMID: 30705257

Epigenetics of Delirium and Aging: Potential Role of DNA Methylation Change on Cytokine Genes in Glia and Blood Along With Aging.

Shinozaki G, Braun PR, Hing BWQ, Ratanatharathorn A, Klisares MJ, Duncan GN, Jellison SS, Heinzman JT, Nagahama Y, Close L, Sabbagh S, Dlouhy BJ, Howard MA, Kawasaki H, Cho HR.

Front Aging Neurosci. 2018 Oct 23;10:311. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00311. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 30405391

Volume of Brain Herniation After Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Abode-Iyamah KO, Stoner KE, Close LN, DeVries Watson NA, Flouty OE, Grosland NM, Howard MA 3rd.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e414-e421. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.204. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

PMID: 30257297

Cortical spreading depression as a site of origin for migraine: Role of CGRP.

Close LN, Eftekhari S, Wang M, Charles AC, Russo AF.

Cephalalgia. 2019 Mar;39(3):428-434. doi: 10.1177/0333102418774299. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

PMID: 29695168