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Faculty Affairs: Faculty Interests Database Fred Rincon

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Neurointensivist, Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Mailing Address Contact Information
909 Walnut, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Phone: 215-955-7000
Fax: 215-503-7007
M.D., Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. Bogota, Colombia, 1996
M,Sc., Columbia University, Epidemiology, 2008
M.B.E., University of Pennsylvania, Bioethics, 2012

Natural of Santander and a graduate of the Colegio El Rosario in Colombia, Dr. Rincon studied Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Bogota. He participated in non-formal post-graduate education in Vascular Biology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey under Robert Hobson II, and then served as a resident in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. After his residency, he was a clinical fellow in Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology under the guidance of Stephan Mayer and Ralph Sacco. During this time, he was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) trainee and was awarded the prestigious SPORTRIAS (Specialized Program on Translational Research in Acute Stroke) educational grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). After his training in Cerebrovascular Diseases he served as a fellow in Critical Care Medicine under the mentorship of R. Phillip Dellinger and Joseph E. Parrillo. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and a Master of Bioethics from the Center of Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania (Anticipated May 2012). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care (ABIM), Neurology (ABPN), Vascular Neurology (ABPN), and Neurocritical Care (UCNS); he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Heart Association; and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Neurocritical Care, and American Academy of Neurology. Among a long list of publications, he is the author or co-author of several original articles, invited reviews and editorials, and a few books. Dr. Rincon is an American Heart Association Clinical Investigator.
Expertise and Research Interests
Critically-ill neurological patient
Stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage
Targeted Temperature Management, Hypothermia
American Heart Association funded research
English, Spanish
  • Schmidt JM, Rincon F, Fernandez A, Connolly S, and Mayer SA. Cerebral infarction associated with acute SAH. Neurocrit Care. 2007; 7(1): p.10-17.
  • Frontera JA, Parra A, Shimbo D, Fernandez A, Schmidt JM, Peter P, Claassen J, Wartenberg KE, Rincon F, Badjatia N, Naidech A, Connolly ES, Mayer SA. Cardiac Arrhythmias after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Risk Factors and Impact on Outcome. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008 Jun 5; 26(1):p.71-78.
  • Rincon F, Dhamoon M, Yeseon M, Paik M, Boden-Alballa, DiTullio M, Homma S, Sacco RL, and Elkind MV. Stroke location and association with fatal cardiac outcomes: The Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS). Stroke 2008 Sep; 39(9): p.2425-31.
  • Starke RM, Komotar RJ, Otten M, Schmidt MJ, Rincon F, Gordon E, Badjatia N, Mayer SA, Connolly ES. Predicting Long Term Outcome in Poor-Grade Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients Utilizing the Glasgow Coma Scale. For: J Clin Neurosci 2008 Nov; 11: p.200-10.
  • Schmidt JM, Wartenberg K, Fernandez A, Claassen J, Rincon F, Connolly S, and Mayer SA. Frequency and clinical impact of asymptomatic cerebral infarction due to vasospasm after SAH. J Neurosurg 2008 Dec;109(6): p.1052-1059.
  • Seder D, Lee K, Rahman C, Rossan-Raghunath N, Fernandez L, Rincon F, Claassen J, Gordon E, Mayer SA, Badjatia N. Safety and feasibility of percutaneous tracheostomy performed by neurointensivists. Neurocrit Care 2009; 9(1): p.40-50.
  • Carrera E, Schmidt JM, Oddo M, Ostapkovich N, Claassen J, Rincon F, Seder D, Gordon E, Lee K, Badjatia N, Mayer SA. Prognostic Value of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound in the Acute Phase of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Cerebrovasc Dis 2009 Apr 24;27(6):579-584.
  • Rincon F, Sacco RL, Boden-Alballa B, Paik M, Elkind, MV. Incidence and risk factors of intracranial atherosclerotic stroke: The Northern Manhattan Stroke Study (NOMASS). Cerebrovasc Dis 2009; 28: p.65-71.
  • Prabhakaran S, Rivolta J, Vieira J, Rincon F, Stillman J, Marshall RS, Chong JY. Warfarin use and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage following intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for ischemic stroke: a single center experience. Arch Neurol 2010 Mar 8; 67(5):559-63.
  • Rincon F, Buitrago M, Fernandez A, Connolly S, Mayer SA, Badjatia N. Predictors of shunt dependent hydrocephalus after SAH. J Neurosurg. 2010 Oct;113(4):774-80.
  • Rincon F, Mayer SA, Rivolta J, Boden-Albala B, Elkind MV, Marshall R, Stillman J, and Chong JY. Impact of delayed transfer of critically-ill stroke patients from the Emergency Department to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Neurocritical Care 2010 Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 75.
  • Seder DB, Schmidt JM, Badjatia N, Fernandez L, Rincon F, Claassen J, Gordon E, Carrera E, Kurtz P, Lee K, Connolly ES ,Mayer SA. Transdermal Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Cigarette Smokers with Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2011; 14(1):p.77-83.
  • Wartenberg KE, Sheth SJ, Michael Schmidt J, Frontera JA, Rincon F, Ostapkovich N, Fernandez L, Badjatia N, Sander Connolly E, Khandji A, Mayer SA.Acute Ischemic Injury on Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging after Poor Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2011; 14(2): p. (doi 10.1007/s12028-010-9488-1)
  • Rincon F, Morino, T, Behrens D, Akbar U, Schorr C, Lee E, Gerber D, Parrillo J, Mirsen T. Outside Hospital Emergency Department transfer is associated with poor outcome after stroke. J Crit Care 2011 Dec;26(6):620-5.
  • Starke R, Komotar R, Hwang B, Rincon F, Kotchetkov I, Mayer SA, Connolly SE. The Role of Fever in Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2011; Dec 19.
  • Rincon F. Emergency Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Incapacitated Patients Who Have No Surrogate Decision Makers. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol 2011;17(6):13351339.
  • Rincon F. Emergency Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Incapacitated Patients Who Have No Surrogate Decision Makers. Continuum (Minneapolis Minn) 2011; 17(6): 13351339.
  • Ooi YC, Dagi TF, Maltenfort M, Rincon F, Vibbert M, Jabbour P, Gonzalez LF, MD, Rosenwasser R, Jallo J. Tight Glycemic Control Reduces Infection and Improves Neurological Outcome in Critically Ill Neurosurgical and Neurological Patients. Neurosurgery June 8th 2012. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e3182631eb4.
  • Rincon F, Vibbert M, Caliguri D, Childs V, Fry R, Urtecho J, Rosenwasser R, and Jallo J. Implementation of a Model of Robotic-Telepresence (RTP) in the Neuro-ICU for Off-hour Rounding: Effect on Critical Care Nursing Team Satisfaction. Neurocrit Care. Aug 2012; 17(1): 97-101.
  • Akbar U, Rincon F, Carran M, Campellone J, Milcarek, M and Burakgazi E. Increased prevalence of temporary cardiac pacing in people with epilepsy. Seizure: European J Epil. June 4th, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2012.05.007
  • Ghosh S, Dey S, Maltenfort M, Vibbert M, Urtecho J, Rincon F, Jallo J. Impact of Hunt-Hess grade on the glycemic status of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. Neurol India 2012 May-Jun;60(3):283-7.
  • Rincon F, Maltenfort M, Ghosh S, Dey S, Vibbert M, Urtecho J, McBride W, Moussouttas M, Bell R, Ratliff J, and Jallo J. Impact of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on Mortality after Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States. Neurosurgery 2012, doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e3182672ae5.
  • Rincon F, Lyden P, Mayer SA. Relationship Between Temperature, Hematoma Growth, and Functional Outcome After Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s12028-012-9779-9.
  • Rincon F, Utkal P, Schorr C, Lee E, Dellinger RP, Parrillo J, Zanotti S. Hyperthermia is an independent predictor of poor hospital outcome in critically-ill neurological patients. Indian J Crit Care 12/2012. Accepted.
  • REVIEWS (* denotes peer reviewed)
  • Rincon F & Mayer SA. Novel therapies for intracerebral hemorrhage. Curr Op Crit Care 2004; 10:94-100.
  • *Rincon F & Louis E. Benefits and risks of pharmacological and surgical treatments for Essential Tremor: Disease Mechanisms and Current Therapy. Expert Opin Drug Saf 2005; 4(5): 899-913.
  • *Mayer SA & Rincon F. Treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage. Lancet Neurol 2005; 4(10): 662-72.
  • Mayer SA & Rincon F. Ultra-Early Hemostatic Therapy for ICH. Semin Hematol. 2006 Jan; 43(1): S70-6.
  • Rincon F & Badjatia N. CNS Infections in the ICU. Curr Treat Op Neurol 2006; 8(2): 135-144.
  • Rincon F, Buitrago M, and Mayer SA. Hemostatic therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage. Curr Athero Rep 2006; 8(4): 304-9.
  • *Rincon F and Mayer SA. Therapeutic Hypothermia for Brain Injury after Cardiac Arrest. Semin Neurol 2006 Sep; 26(4): 387-95.
  • Rincon F, Fernandez A, and Mayer SA. Recombinant factor VIIa for neurological and neurosurgical bleeding emergencies.  Trans Alt Transfus Med 2006; Suppl. 1: p.57-65.
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Neurocritical Care: a distinct discipline? Curr Opin Crit Care 2007 Apr; 13(12): p.115-21.
  • *Rincon F and Sacco RL. Secondary stroke prevention. Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1):p.34-41
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Current therapeutic options for ICH. Curr Treat Op Cardiovasc Med 2008, 10(3): p. 229-240.
  • *Rincon F and Mayer SA. Critical care management of spontaneous ICH. Critical Care 2008, 12(6): p.237-250.
  • *Rincon F and Mayer SA. Intracerebral haemorrhage: getting ready for effective treatment. Curr Opin Neurol 2010, 12(6): p.237-250.
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Clinical Overview. Transl Stroke Res 2012;3(Suppl 1):S10-S24.
  • *Rincon F. Anticoagulation and thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke and the role of diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging. Arch Neurol 2004; 61(5): 80.
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Does intracranial pressure monitoring improve outcome after severe traumatic brain injury? Curr Neurol Sc Rep 2006 Nov 6(6): 507-8.
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Does hemicraniectomy improve outcome after massive stroke? For: Curr Neurol Neurosc Rep 2007 Nov (7)6: 511-512.
  • *Rincon F. Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, slow to catch on. Ann Intern Med 2007. http://www.annals.org/cgi/eletters/147/3/171.
  • *Rincon F. Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. Ann Intern Med 2008 March (148)6: p.485.
  • *Rincon F. Preserved cerebral coupling and cerebrovascular reactivity after cardiac arrest: lessons learned in the era if therapeutic hypothermia. Crit Care Med 2010 Jul;38(7):1603-5.
  • *Rincon F. Bedside transcranial sonography: a promising tool for the Neurointensivist. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun;40(6):1969-70.
  • Rincon F, Rodriguez Z, Sanchez A, Leon A, and Gonzalez M. An anomalous insertion fascicle of the Triceps brachii lateral head, as a cause of quadrangular space syndrome. Eur J Anat 2002; 6(3): 167-170.
  • Fernandez A, Rincon F, Mazer SA, and Elkind MA. MRI changes in a patient with migraine attack and Transient Global Amnesia after cardiac catheterization. CNS Spectrums 2005; 10(12): 983-86.
  • *Rincon F, Mocco J, Komotar R, McCormick M, and Olarte M. Chronic myelopathy due to a giant intradural spinal arachnoid cyst after intrathecal injection of phenol, case report. Spine 2007; 8(4): 390-3.
  • Rincon F & Mayer SA. Novel therapies for intracerebral hemorrhage. [Syllabus]. Minneapolis, MN: American Academy of Neurology, 2005.
  • Rincon F, Fernandez A, Mayer SA. Neurological and neurosurgical bleeding emergencies. In: Consultative Hemostasis, 2nd Ed. Craig Kitchens, Barbara Alving, and Craig Kessler, Eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders-Elsevier, 2007.
  • Rincon F & Mayer SA. Management of Spontaneous ICH. In: Stroke and Vascular Neurology: a practical approach, 1st Ed. Carlos Gomez and James D. Geyer, Eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincont Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
  • Rincon F & Mayer S.A. Management of coagulopathy in the NICU. In: Neurocritical Care: a pocket book, 1st. Ed. Jennifer Frontera, Ed. New York, NY: Thieme, 2008.
  • Rincon F and Mayer SA. Overview of Intracerebral Hemorrhage. In: Rose, BD (ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA 2008. In Press.
  • Mayer SA, Rincon F, and Mohr JP. Intracerebral Hemorrhage. In: Merrits Neurology, 12th Edition. Lewis P. Rowland Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincont Williams and Wilkins, 2009.
  • Rincon F, Badjatia N, and Mayer SA. Training, teaching, and education: Core curriculum and competencies for advanced training in Neurocritical Care  The American Way. In: Patient Safety and Quality of Care in Intensive Care Medicine, 2nd Edition. Jean-Daniel Chiche, Rui Moreno, Christian Putensen, Andrew Rhodes (Eds). ESICM 2009.
  • Rincon F & Mayer SA. Management of Vasospasm after SAH. In: Physiopathology of Acute Brain Injury, 1st Edition. Daniel Godoy Ed, Cambridge, UK: Latin American Brain Injury Consortium, 2009. In press.
  • Rincon F & Mayer SA. Intracerebral Hemorrhage. In: Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care, 2nd Edition. Basil Matta and Martin Smith Eds, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Mithil G, Czosnowski, Q, and Rincon F. Bacterial Meningitis. In: The NeuroICU Book, 1st Edition. Kiwon Lee, Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2011. In Press.
  • Yazbeck M, Rincon F, and Mayer SA. Intracerebral Hemorrhage. In: The NeuroICU Book, 1st Edition. Kiwon Lee, Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2011. In Press.
  • Rincon F, Rose J, and Mayer SA. Blood Pressure Control in CNS injury. In: Textbook of Neurointensive Care, 2nd Edition. Layon, Gabrielli, and Friedman, Eds. Philadelphia PA USA: Springer, 2011. In press.
  • Rincon F. Seizures, strokes, and other neurological emergencies. In: Adult Multi-Professional Critical Care Review, 2012 Edition. Chicago, IL: SCCM 2011.
  • Rincon F. Ethical Issues in Critical Care. In: Adult Multi-Professional Critical Care Review, 2012 Edition. Chicago, IL: SCCM 2011.
  • Rincon F. Death by Neurological Criteria in Adults. In: Critical Care Textbook, Parrillo J and Dellinger P Eds, 4th Ed. Philadelphia, PA USA: Elsevier, 2012. In Press.
  • Rincon F and Wright C. Stroke Prevention. In: Prevention Practice in Primary Care. Oxford University Press, 1st Ed. New York, 2012. In press.

Last Updated by Fred Rincon: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:20:18 AM

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