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Ramon R. Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD

Ramon R. Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Director for Clinical Research, Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Diaz-Arrastia is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Psychiatry Neuro.- Epilepsy
  • Neurology, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Medicine University City 8th Floor 3737 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Diaz-Arrastia is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Wang Kevin K W, Yang Zhihui, Yue John K, Zhang Zhiqun, Winkler Ethan A, Puccio Ava, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Lingsma Hester, Yuh Esther Lim, Mukherjee Pratik, Valadka Alex, Gordon Wayne A, Okonkwo David O, Manley Geoffrey T: Plasma Anti-Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) Autoantibody Levels During the Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury - A TRACK-TBI Pilot Study. Journal of neurotrauma : 2016.

Winkler Ethan A, Yue John K, McAllister Thomas W, Temkin Nancy R, Oh Sam S, Burchard Esteban G, Hu Donglei, Ferguson Adam R, Lingsma Hester F, Burke John F, Sorani Marco D, Rosand Jonathan, Yuh Esther L, Barber Jason, Tarapore Phiroz E, Gardner Raquel C, Sharma Sourabh, Satris Gabriela G, Eng Celeste, Puccio Ava M, Wang Kevin K W, Mukherjee Pratik, Valadka Alex B, Okonkwo David O, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Manley Geoffrey T: COMT Val (158) Met polymorphism is associated with nonverbal cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurogenetics 17 (1): 31-41,2016.

Smitherman Emily, Hernandez Ana, Stavinoha Peter L, Huang Rong, Kernie Steven G, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Miles Darryl K: Predicting Outcome after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury by Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lesion Location and Volume. Journal of neurotrauma 33 (1): 35-48,2016.

Kenney Kimbra, Amyot Franck, Haber Margalit, Pronger Angela, Bogoslovsky Tanya, Moore Carol, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon: Cerebral Vascular Injury in Traumatic Brain Injury. Experimental neurology 275 Pt 3 : 353-66,2016.

Korley Frederick K, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Wu Alan H B, Yue John K, Manley Geoffrey T, Sair Haris I, Van Eyk Jennifer, Everett Allen D, Okonkwo David O, Valadka Alex B, Gordon Wayne A, Maas Andrew I R, Mukherjee Pratik, Yuh Esther L, Lingsma Hester F, Puccio Ava M, Schnyer David M: Circulating Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Has Diagnostic and Prognostic Value in Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of neurotrauma 33 (2): 215-25,2016.

Barber Robert C, Phillips Nicole R, Tilson Jeffrey L, Huebinger Ryan M, Shewale Shantanu J, Koenig Jessica L, Mitchel Jeffrey S, O'Bryant Sid E, Waring Stephen C, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Chasse Scott, Wilhelmsen Kirk C: Can Genetic Analysis of Putative Blood Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers Lead to Identification of Susceptibility Loci? PloS one 10 (12): e0142360,2015.

Gatson Joshua W, Stebbins Cari, Mathews Dana, Harris Thomas S, Madden Christopher, Batjer Hunt, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Minei Joseph P: Evidence of increased brain amyloid in severe TBI survivors at 1, 12, and 24 months after injury: report of 2 cases. Journal of neurosurgery : 1-8,2015.

Buonora John E, Mousseau Michael, Jacobowitz David M, Lazarus Rachel C, Yarnell Angela M, Olsen Cara H, Pollard Harvey B, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Latour Lawrence, Mueller Gregory P: Autoimmune Profiling Reveals Peroxiredoxin 6 as a Candidate Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker. Journal of neurotrauma 32 (22): 1805-14,2015.

Amyot Franck, Arciniegas David B, Brazaitis Michael P, Curley Kenneth C, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Gandjbakhche Amir, Herscovitch Peter, Hinds Sidney R, Manley Geoffrey T, Pacifico Anthony, Razumovsky Alexander, Riley Jason, Salzer Wanda, Shih Robert, Smirniotopoulos James G, Stocker Derek: A Review of the Effectiveness of Neuroimaging Modalities for the Detection of Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of neurotrauma 32 (22): 1693-721,2015.

Olivera Anlys, Lejbman Natasha, Jeromin Andreas, French Louis M, Kim Hyung-Suk, Cashion Ann, Mysliwiec Vincent, Diaz-Arrastia Ramon, Gill Jessica: Peripheral Total Tau in Military Personnel Who Sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries During Deployment. JAMA neurology 72 (10): 1109-16,2015.