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Dr. Dhiego Bastos is a Clinical Fellow in Image-guided Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical school training at Federal University of Para, Brazil, and his neurosurgery residency training at State University of Campinas, Brazil, where he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Neurological Sciences and worked as an attending neurosurgeon. He spent three years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with pre-operative brain mapping using Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for the treatment of brain and spine tumors.

Dr. Bastos’s research focuses on advanced techniques to safely treat brain tumors. He is particularly interested in the use of Intraoperative MRI and Intraoperative Ultrasound to guide resection, as well as pre-operative and Intraoperative brain mapping techniques to enhance the understanding of functional anatomy and improve surgical results.

Outside neurosurgery, Dr. Bastos enjoys cooking, reading, playing tennis and traveling through New England.

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Bastos DCA, Rao G, Oliva ICG, Loree JM, Fuentes DT, Stafford RJ, Beechar VB, Weinberg JS, Shah K, Kumar VA, Prabhu SS. Predictors of Local Control of Brain Metastasis Treated With Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy. Neurosurgery. 2020 Jul 1;87(1):112-122. PMID: 31539421.

Bastos DCA, Maldaun MVC, Sawaya R, Suki D, Lang FF, Brown PD, Rao G, Weinberg JS, Prabhu SS. Biological subtypes and survival outcomes in breast cancer patients with brain metastases in the targeted therapy era. Neurooncol Pract. 2018 Aug;5(3):161-169. PMID: 31386016; PMCID: PMC6655427.

Bastos DCA, Everson RG, de Oliveira Santos BF, Habib A, Vega RA, Oro M, Rao G, Li J, Ghia AJ, Bishop AJ, Yeboa DN, Amini B, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE. A comparison of spinal laser interstitial thermotherapy with open surgery for metastatic thoracic epidural spinal cord compression. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Jan 3:1-9. PMID: 31899882.

Bastos DCA, Weinberg J, Kumar VA, Fuentes DT, Stafford J, Li J, Rao G, Prabhu SS. Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy in the treatment of brain metastases and radiation necrosis. Cancer Lett. 2020 Oct 1;489:9-18. PMID: 32504657.

Krivosheya D, Rao G, Tummala S, Kumar V, Suki D, Bastos DCA, Prabhu SS. Impact of Multi-modality Monitoring Using Direct Electrical Stimulation to Determine Corticospinal Tract Shift and Integrity in Tumors using the Intraoperative MRI. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2019 Oct 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1698383. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31659724.

Bastos, D., & Prabhu, S. S. (2017). nTMS motor mapping: Basic principles and clinical use. In Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Neurosurgery (pp. 87-95). Springer International Publishing.

Jiang T, Pellizzer G, Asman P, Bastos D, Bhavsar S, Tummala S, Prabhu S, Ince NF. Power Modulations of ECoG Alpha/Beta and Gamma Bands Correlate With Time-Derivative of Force During Hand Grasp. Front Neurosci. 2020 Feb 14;14:100. PMID: 32116533; PMCID: PMC7033626.

Traylor JI, Bastos DCA, Fuentes D, Muir M, Patel R, Kumar VA, Stafford RJ, Rao G, Prabhu SS. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI in Patients with Brain Metastases Undergoing Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: A Pilot Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):1451-1457. PMID: 31371353; PMCID: PMC704846

Mitchell D, Fahrenholtz S, MacLellan C, Bastos D, Rao G, Prabhu S, Weinberg J, Hazle J, Stafford J, Fuentes D. A heterogeneous tissue model for treatment planning for magnetic resonance-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy. Int J Hyperthermia. 2018 Nov;34(7):943-952. PMID: 29343140.


Department of Neurosurgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hale Building for Transformative Medicine
60 Fenwood Road, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

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