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profileKatharina Eikermann-Haerter, M.D.

TitleClinical Fellow in Radiology (EXT)
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Radiology, Rm. 6403
149 13th Street
Charlestown MA 02129
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2005 - 2007German Research Foundation (DFG)
2006Women’s Health Research Award
2007AHS/ Merck US Human Health Scholarship Award
2007Dies Academicus -Award, University Clinic Essen, Germany
2010 - 2013Scientist development grant (10SDG2610275), AHA
2011Young Investigator Award; “Seymour Diamond Lectureship award”; NHF
2011Harold Wolff-John Graham Award; AAN
2012Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award; MGH
2012Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship Award for Scholars in Medicine; MGH
2014Corrigan Minehan "SPARK" Award; MGH

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  1. Ferrari EJ, Crotty RK, Eikermann-Haerter K, Stone JR. Hereditary multiple exostoses as a novel cause of bilateral popliteal artery aneurysms in the elderly. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2017 Nov - Dec; 31:20-25. PMID: 28818770.
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  2. Chen SP, Qin T, Seidel JL, Zheng Y, Eikermann M, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C, Eikermann-Haerter K. Inhibition of the P2X7-PANX1 complex suppresses spreading depolarization and neuroinflammation. Brain. 2017 Jun 01; 140(6):1643-1656. PMID: 28430869.
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  3. Timm FP, Houle TT, Grabitz SD, Lihn AL, Stokholm JB, Eikermann-Haerter K, Nozari A, Kurth T, Eikermann M. Migraine and risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and hospital readmission: hospital based registry study. BMJ. 2017 Jan 10; 356:i6635. PMID: 28073753.
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  4. Diaz-Gil D, Haerter F, Falcinelli S, Ganapati S, Hettiarachchi GK, Simons JC, Zhang B, Grabitz SD, Moreno Duarte I, Cotten JF, Eikermann-Haerter K, Deng H, Chamberlin NL, Isaacs L, Briken V, Eikermann M. A Novel Strategy to Reverse General Anesthesia by Scavenging with the Acyclic Cucurbit[n]uril-type Molecular Container Calabadion 2. Anesthesiology. 2016 08; 125(2):333-45. PMID: 27341276; PMCID: PMC4955735 [Available on 08/01/17].
  5. Chen SP, Tolner EA, Eikermann-Haerter K. Animal models of monogenic migraine. Cephalalgia. 2016 Jun; 36(7):704-21. PMID: 27154999.
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  6. Chen SP, Ay I, de Morais AL, Qin T, Zheng Y, Sadeghian H, Oka F, Simon B, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Vagus nerve stimulation inhibits cortical spreading depression. Pain. 2016 Apr; 157(4):797-805. PMID: 26645547; PMCID: PMC4943574 [Available on 04/01/17].
  7. von Bornstädt D, Eikermann-Haerter K. Migraine, Chronic Vasculopathies, and Spreading Depolarization. Headache. 2016 Mar; 56(3):580-3. PMID: 26995707.
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  8. Haerter F, Simons JC, Foerster U, Moreno Duarte I, Diaz-Gil D, Ganapati S, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C, Zhang B, Blobner M, Isaacs L, Eikermann M. Comparative Effectiveness of Calabadion and Sugammadex to Reverse Non-depolarizing Neuromuscular-blocking Agents. Anesthesiology. 2015 Dec; 123(6):1337-49. PMID: 26418697.
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  9. Mawet J, Eikermann-Haerter K, Park KY, Helenius J, Daneshmand A, Pearlman L, Avery R, Negro A, Velioglu M, Arsava EM, Ay H, Ayata C. Sensitivity to acute cerebral ischemic injury in migraineurs: A retrospective case-control study. Neurology. 2015 Dec 01; 85(22):1945-9. PMID: 26537055.
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  10. Srinivasan VJ, Yu E, Radhakrishnan H, Can A, Climov M, Leahy C, Ayata C, Eikermann-Haerter K. Micro-heterogeneity of flow in a mouse model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion revealed by longitudinal Doppler optical coherence tomography and angiography. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2015 Oct; 35(10):1552-60. PMID: 26243708; PMCID: PMC4640323 [Available on 10/01/16].
  11. Eikermann-Haerter K, Arbel-Ornath M, Yalcin N, Yu ES, Kuchibhotla KV, Yuzawa I, Hudry E, Willard CR, Climov M, Keles F, Belcher AM, Sengul B, Negro A, Rosen IA, Arreguin A, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Bacskai BJ, Ayata C. Abnormal synaptic Ca(2+) homeostasis and morphology in cortical neurons of familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 mutant mice. Ann Neurol. 2015 Aug; 78(2):193-210. PMID: 26032020; PMCID: PMC4515184.
  12. von Bornstädt D, Houben T, Seidel JL, Zheng Y, Dilekoz E, Qin T, Sandow N, Kura S, Eikermann-Haerter K, Endres M, Boas DA, Moskowitz MA, Lo EH, Dreier JP, Woitzik J, Sakadžic S, Ayata C. Supply-demand mismatch transients in susceptible peri-infarct hot zones explain the origins of spreading injury depolarizations. Neuron. 2015 Mar 04; 85(5):1117-31. PMID: 25741731; PMCID: PMC4351476.
  13. Dilekoz E, Houben T, Eikermann-Haerter K, Balkaya M, Lenselink AM, Whalen MJ, Spijker S, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Ayata C. Migraine mutations impair hippocampal learning despite enhanced long-term potentiation. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 25; 35(8):3397-402. PMID: 25716839; PMCID: PMC4339352.
  14. Sakadžic S, Mandeville ET, Gagnon L, Musacchia JJ, Yaseen MA, Yucel MA, Lefebvre J, Lesage F, Dale AM, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C, Srinivasan VJ, Lo EH, Devor A, Boas DA. Large arteriolar component of oxygen delivery implies a safe margin of oxygen supply to cerebral tissue. Nat Commun. 2014 Dec 08; 5:5734. PMID: 25483924; PMCID: PMC4260810.
  15. Eikermann-Haerter K, Lee JH, Yalcin N, Yu ES, Daneshmand A, Wei Y, Zheng Y, Can A, Sengul B, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Ayata C. Migraine prophylaxis, ischemic depolarizations, and stroke outcomes in mice. Stroke. 2015 Jan; 46(1):229-36. PMID: 25424478; PMCID: PMC4276468.
  16. Shyti R, Eikermann-Haerter K, van Heiningen SH, Meijer OC, Ayata C, Joëls M, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Tolner EA. Stress hormone corticosterone enhances susceptibility to cortical spreading depression in familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 mutant mice. Exp Neurol. 2015 Jan; 263:214-20. PMID: 25447936.
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  17. Eikermann-Haerter K. Spreading depolarization may link migraine and stroke. Headache. 2014 Jul-Aug; 54(7):1146-57. PMID: 24913618.
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  18. Srinivasan VJ, Mandeville ET, Can A, Blasi F, Climov M, Daneshmand A, Lee JH, Yu E, Radhakrishnan H, Lo EH, Sakadžic S, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Multiparametric, longitudinal optical coherence tomography imaging reveals acute injury and chronic recovery in experimental ischemic stroke. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e71478. PMID: 23940761; PMCID: PMC3737090.
  19. Hoffmann U, Grosse-Sundrup M, Eikermann-Haerter K, Zaremba S, Ayata C, Zhang B, Ma D, Isaacs L, Eikermann M. Calabadion: A new agent to reverse the effects of benzylisoquinoline and steroidal neuromuscular-blocking agents. Anesthesiology. 2013 Aug; 119(2):317-25. PMID: 23549405.
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  20. Arbel-Ornath M, Hudry E, Eikermann-Haerter K, Hou S, Gregory JL, Zhao L, Betensky RA, Frosch MP, Greenberg SM, Bacskai BJ. Interstitial fluid drainage is impaired in ischemic stroke and Alzheimer's disease mouse models. Acta Neuropathol. 2013 Sep; 126(3):353-64. PMID: 23818064; PMCID: PMC3810119.
  21. Ayata C, Shin HK, Dileköz E, Atochin DN, Kashiwagi S, Eikermann-Haerter K, Huang PL. Hyperlipidemia disrupts cerebrovascular reflexes and worsens ischemic perfusion defect. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Jun; 33(6):954-62. PMID: 23486293; PMCID: PMC3677117.
  22. Eikermann-Haerter K, Negro A, Ayata C. Spreading depression and the clinical correlates of migraine. Rev Neurosci. 2013; 24(4):353-63. PMID: 23907418.
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  23. Hoffmann U, Sukhotinsky I, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Glucose modulation of spreading depression susceptibility. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Feb; 33(2):191-5. PMID: 22968322; PMCID: PMC3564186.
  24. Hoffmann U, Sukhotinsky I, Atalay YB, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Increased glucose availability does not restore prolonged spreading depression durations in hypotensive rats without brain injury. Exp Neurol. 2012 Dec; 238(2):130-2. PMID: 22981452; PMCID: PMC3498578.
  25. Eikermann-Haerter K, Can A, Ayata C. Pharmacological targeting of spreading depression in migraine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 Mar; 12(3):297-306. PMID: 22364328; PMCID: PMC3321647.
  26. Eikermann-Haerter K, Lee JH, Yuzawa I, Liu CH, Zhou Z, Shin HK, Zheng Y, Qin T, Kurth T, Waeber C, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C. Migraine mutations increase stroke vulnerability by facilitating ischemic depolarizations. Circulation. 2012 Jan 17; 125(2):335-45. PMID: 22144569; PMCID: PMC3276214.
  27. Yuzawa I, Sakadžic S, Srinivasan VJ, Shin HK, Eikermann-Haerter K, Boas DA, Ayata C. Cortical spreading depression impairs oxygen delivery and metabolism in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012 Feb; 32(2):376-86. PMID: 22008729; PMCID: PMC3272607.
  28. Sukhotinsky I, Dilekoz E, Wang Y, Qin T, Eikermann-Haerter K, Waeber C, Ayata C. Chronic daily cortical spreading depressions suppress spreading depression susceptibility. Cephalalgia. 2011 Dec; 31(16):1601-8. PMID: 22013142.
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  29. Hoffmann U, Lee JH, Qin T, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Gabapentin reduces infarct volume but does not suppress peri-infarct depolarizations. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Jul; 31(7):1578-82. PMID: 21505480; PMCID: PMC3137475.
  30. Eikermann-Haerter K, Yuzawa I, Qin T, Wang Y, Baek K, Kim YR, Hoffmann U, Dilekoz E, Waeber C, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C. Enhanced subcortical spreading depression in familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 mutant mice. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 13; 31(15):5755-63. PMID: 21490217; PMCID: PMC3135337.
  31. Eikermann-Haerter K, Yuzawa I, Dilekoz E, Joutel A, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C. Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy syndrome mutations increase susceptibility to spreading depression. Ann Neurol. 2011 Feb; 69(2):413-8. PMID: 21387384; PMCID: PMC3058390.
  32. Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Cortical spreading depression and migraine. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2010 May; 10(3):167-73. PMID: 20425031.
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  33. Nozari A, Dilekoz E, Sukhotinsky I, Stein T, Eikermann-Haerter K, Liu C, Wang Y, Frosch MP, Waeber C, Ayata C, Moskowitz MA. Microemboli may link spreading depression, migraine aura, and patent foramen ovale. Ann Neurol. 2010 Feb; 67(2):221-9. PMID: 20225282; PMCID: PMC2921919.
  34. Eikermann-Haerter K, Baum MJ, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C. Androgenic suppression of spreading depression in familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 mutant mice. Ann Neurol. 2009 Oct; 66(4):564-8. PMID: 19847904; PMCID: PMC2783310.
  35. Eikermann-Haerter K, Dileköz E, Kudo C, Savitz SI, Waeber C, Baum MJ, Ferrari MD, van den Maagdenberg AM, Moskowitz MA, Ayata C. Genetic and hormonal factors modulate spreading depression and transient hemiparesis in mouse models of familial hemiplegic migraine type 1. J Clin Invest. 2009 Jan; 119(1):99-109. PMID: 19104150.
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  36. Eikermann-Haerter K, Moskowitz MA. Animal models of migraine headache and aura. Curr Opin Neurol. 2008 Jun; 21(3):294-300. PMID: 18451713.
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  37. Liu CH, You Z, Ren J, Kim YR, Eikermann-Haerter K, Liu PK. Noninvasive delivery of gene targeting probes to live brains for transcription MRI. FASEB J. 2008 Apr; 22(4):1193-203. PMID: 18029447; PMCID: PMC2648863.
  38. Eikermann-Haerter K, Kudo C, Moskowitz MA. Cortical spreading depression and estrogen. Headache. 2007 Sep; 47 Suppl 2:S79-85. PMID: 17850538.
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  39. Gerwig M, Haerter K, Hajjar K, Dimitrova A, Maschke M, Kolb FP, Thilmann AF, Gizewski ER, Timmann D. Trace eyeblink conditioning in human subjects with cerebellar lesions. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar; 170(1):7-21. PMID: 16328300.
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  40. Vry MS, Haerter K, Kastrup O, Gizewski E, Frings M, Maschke M. Vitamine-B12-deficiency causing isolated and partially reversible leukoencephalopathy. J Neurol. 2005 Aug; 252(8):980-2. PMID: 16133733.
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  41. Haerter K, Vroon A, Kavelaars A, Heijnen CJ, Limmroth V, Espinosa E, Schedlowski M, Elsenbruch S. In vitro adrenergic modulation of cellular immune functions in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neuroimmunol. 2004 Jan; 146(1-2):126-32. PMID: 14698854.
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