Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Radiology

Professional Education

  • Board Certification, American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (2021)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Neuroradiology (2022)
  • Residency, Stony Brook Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology (2020)
  • Internship, Southampton Hospital (2016)
  • Medical Education, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)

All Publications

  • Medial Temporal Lobe Anatomy. Neuroimaging clinics of North America van Staalduinen, E. K., Zeineh, M. M. 2022; 32 (3): 475-489


    The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is a complex anatomic region encompassing the hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region, and amygdaloid complex. To enable the reader to understand the well-studied regional anatomic relationships and cytoarchitecture that form the basis of functional connectivity, the authors have created a detailed yet approachable anatomic reference for clinicians and scientists, with special attention to MR imaging. They have focused primarily on the hippocampal formation, discussing its gross structural features, anatomic relationships, and subfield anatomy and further discuss hippocampal terminology and development, hippocampal connectivity, normal anatomic variants, clinically relevant disease processes, and automated hippocampal segmentation software.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.nic.2022.04.012

    View details for PubMedID 35843657

  • Editorial for "Anatomical Partition-Based Deep Learning: An Automatic Nasopharyngeal Magnetic Resonance Image Recognition Scheme". Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI van Staalduinen, E. K. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jmri.28119

    View details for PubMedID 35167148

  • Altered sense of self during seizures in the posteromedial cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Parvizi, J., Braga, R. M., Kucyi, A., Veit, M. J., Pinheiro-Chagas, P., Perry, C., Sava-Segal, C., Zeineh, M., van Staalduinen, E. K., Henderson, J. M., Markert, M. 2021; 118 (29)


    The posteromedial cortex (PMC) is known to be a core node of the default mode network. Given its anatomical location and blood supply pattern, the effects of targeted disruption of this part of the brain are largely unknown. Here, we report a rare case of a patient (S19_137) with confirmed seizures originating within the PMC. Intracranial recordings confirmed the onset of seizures in the right dorsal posterior cingulate cortex, adjacent to the marginal sulcus, likely corresponding to Brodmann area 31. Upon the onset of seizures, the patient reported a reproducible sense of self-dissociation-a condition he described as a distorted awareness of the position of his body in space and feeling as if he had temporarily become an outside observer to his own thoughts, his "me" having become a separate entity that was listening to different parts of his brain speak to each other. Importantly, 50-Hz electrical stimulation of the seizure zone and a homotopical region within the contralateral PMC induced a subjectively similar state, reproducibly. We supplement our clinical findings with the definition of the patient's network anatomy at sites of interest using cortico-cortical-evoked potentials, experimental and resting-state electrophysiological connectivity, and individual-level functional imaging. This rare case of patient S19_137 highlights the potential causal importance of the PMC for integrating self-referential information and provides clues for future mechanistic studies of self-dissociation in neuropsychiatric populations.

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.2100522118

    View details for PubMedID 34272280

  • Mammary Lobular Carcinoma-Like Salivary Gland Carcinoma: Report of a Rare Case. Head and neck pathology Lei, L., Van Staalduinen, E., Troxell, M., Ozawa, M. G., Zeineh, M., Berry, G. 2021


    Salivary and mammary glands are both exocrine organs sharing multiple tumorigenic processes. To the best of our knowledge, salivary gland tumors mimicking invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast have not yet been described. Herein, we report a case of a 62-year-old male who presented with progressive facial paralysis. Pathologic examination revealed an ill-defined epithelial neoplasm exhibiting discohesive growth set within an extensively fibrotic stroma. Both perineural and intraneural invasion were present. E-cadherin and p120 immunostaining showed aberrant cytoplasmic expression. Targeted next-generation sequencing detected a frameshift mutation of the CTNNA1 gene as the only known pathogenic variant. The patient was treated with surgical resection, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. Currently, he is alive with disease twenty months after disease onset.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s12105-021-01344-2

    View details for PubMedID 34115320

  • Editorial on "Grading Soft Tissue Involvement in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Using Network and Survival Analyses: A Two-Center Retrospective Study". Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI van Staalduinen, E. K. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jmri.27552

    View details for PubMedID 33594729