Nathan M Cross, MD, MS

Nathan M Cross, MD, MS

  • R5 Resident

Education:

  1. Akron General Medical Center
  2. • Resident (Transitional Year): Class of 2011
  3. Case Western Reserve University: School of Medicine
  4. • M.D.: Class of 2010
  5. • M.S. Masters of Anatomy: Class of 2010
  6. Case Western Reserve University: School of Engineering
  7. • B.S. Biomedical Engineering (Computing and Imaging): Class of 2006

Biography:

RESEARCH  PRESENTATIONS

Cross NM, Belle V, Thompson P, Mott E, Gray K, Flask CA, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tracking of Photodynamic Therapy for Glioblastoma multiforme in the Nude Athymic Rat. In: NEOUCOM Resident Research Day. Rootstown, Ohio; May 19, 2011.

Cross NM, Varghai D, Flask CA, Feyes DK, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Optimal gadolinium dose level for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast enhancement of U87-derived tumors in athymic nude rats for the assessment of photodynamic therapy In: SPIE Photonics West: BiOS. San Jose Convention Center, California; 2009.

Cross NM, Varghai D, Spring-Robinson C, Sharma R, Jr. RFM, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Analysis of F18-fluorodeoxy-glucose PET Imaging Data Captured Before and After Pc 4-mediated Photodynamic Therapy of U87 Tumors in the Athymic Nude Rat. In: SPIE Photonics West: BiOS. San Jose Convention Center, California; 2007.

 

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

• Belle V, Anka AA, Cross NM, Thompson P, Mott P, Sharma R, Gray K, Zhang R, Xu Y, Sun J,  Flask CA, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) of photodynamic therapy (PDT) outcome and associated changes in the blood-brain barrier following Pc 4-PDT of Glioma in an athymic nude rat model.  In: Proceedings of SPIE Volume 8207F; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2012. p. 8207F-118.

Cross NM, Varghai D, Flask CA, Feyes DK, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Optimal gadolinium dose level for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast enhancement of U87-derived tumors in athymic nude rats for the assessment of photodynamic therapy. In: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2009. p. 71612Y-10.

• Nour SG, JJ D, S P, JO H, Cross NM, FW A-K, JJ P, JL S, JL D. MRI-Guided Midline Laser Glossectomy in Porcine Models: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy for Reducing Tongue Base Volume. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 16th Scientific Meeting; Toronto, Canada; 2008.

•  Varghai D, Covey K, Sharma R, Cross NM, Feyes DK, Oleinick NL, Flask CA, Dean D. Monitoring Pc 4-mediated photodynamic therapy of U87 tumors with dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the athymic nude rat. In: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2008. p. 68422P-9.

Cross NM, Varghai D, Spring-Robinson C, Sharma R, Muzic JRF, Oleinick NL, Dean D. Analysis of 18F-fluorodeoxy-glucose PET imaging data captured before and after Pc 4-mediated photodynamic therapy of U87 tumors in the athymic nude rat. In: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2007. p. 64242F-8.

Cross NM, Sharma R, Varghai D, Spring-Robinson C, Oleinick NL, Muzic JRF, Dean D. Hardware, Software, and Scanning Issues Encountered during Small Animal Imaging of Photodynamic Therapy in the Athymic Nude Rat. In: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2007. p. 64242K-7.

• Varghai D, Cross NM, Spring-Robinson C, Sharma R, Feyes DK, Ahmad Y, Oleinick NL, Muzic JRF, Dean D. Monitoring Pc 4-mediated photodynamic therapy of U87 tumors with 18F- fluorodeoxy-glucose PET imaging in the Athymic Nude Rat. In: Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III; San Jose, CA, USA: SPIE; 2007. p. 64242G-7.

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

• Dean D, Cross NM, Varghai D, Oleinick N, Flask C. Functional Measures of Therapy based on Radiological Imaging. In: Christoph W. Sensen BH, ed. Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine. Heidelberg: Springer; 2008:427-38.

 

RESEARCH POSTERS

• Belle V, Anka A, Cross NM, Thompson P, Mott E, Sharma R, Gray K, Zhang R, Xu J, Sun J, Flask CA, Oleinick NL. Dynamic Contrast Enhancement-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) for the Verification of Pc 4-PDT Outcome in an Athymic Nude Rat Model. In: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat. Cleveland, OH: July 2011.

• Thompson P, Cross NM, Mott E, Zhang R, Sharma R, Dean D. Coregistered U87 Brain Tumor MRI and Histology in the Athymic Nude Rat. In: Research ShowCase. Cleveland, OH; 2009.

Cross NM, Paul S, Heidenreich J, Derakhshan J, Park JJ, Abdul-Karim F, Saidel GM, Sunshine JL, Duerk JL, Nour SG. Minimally Invasive MR-Guided Laser Ablation of the Tongue Base. In: Research ShowCase. Cleveland, Ohio; 2008.

• Varghai D, Covey K, Sharma R, Cross NM, Feyes DK, Oleinick NL, Flask CA, Sun J, Dean D. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) of Pc 4 Photodynamic Therapy. In: Research ShowCase. Cleveland, OH; 2008.

Cross NM, Sharma R, Varghai D, Spring-Robinson C, Oleinick NL, Jr. RFM, Dean D. Hardware, Software, and Scanning Issues Encountered during Small Animal Imaging of Photodynamic Therapy in the Athymic Nude Rat. In: SPIE Photonics West: BiOS. San Jose, California; 2007.

• Sharma R, Cross NM, Varghai D, Ahmad Y, Spring-Robinson C, Muzic R, Oleinick N, Dean D. F18-FDG PET Imaging of U87-derived Brain Tumor Metabolic Activity in the Athymic Nude Rat In: Research ShowCase. Cleveland, OH; 2006.

 

HOBBIES

Photography (see my website), Hiking, 3D Graphics, Computing