Vivianne Tawfik

Professional Education

Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2014)

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2013) CA

Fellowship, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Research (2013)

Internship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (2010) NH

Medical Education: Dartmouth Medical School (2009) NH

Doctor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College (2006)

Bachelor of Science, McGill University (2002)

Delta Opioid Receptors Presynaptically Regulate Cutaneous Mechanosensory Neuron Input to the Spinal Cord Dorsal Horn
Bardoni, R., Tawfik, V. L., Wang, D., Francois, A., Solorzano, C., & Scherrer, G. (2014). Delta Opioid Receptors Presynaptically Regulate Cutaneous Mechanosensory Neuron Input to the Spinal Cord Dorsal Horn. NEURON, 81(6), 1312-1327.

Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain
Carroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., & Curtin, C. (2013). Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain. JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 29(4), 213-222.

Deep Brain Stimulation Results in Local Glutamate and Adenosine Release: Investigation Into the Role of Astrocytes
Tawfik, V. L., Chang, S.-Y., Hitti, F. L., Roberts, D. W., Leiter, J. C., & Lee, K. H. (2010). Deep Brain Stimulation Results in Local Glutamate and Adenosine Release: Investigation Into the Role of Astrocytes. NEUROSURGERY, 67(2), 367-375.

Propentofylline-induced astrocyte modulation leads to alterations in glial glutamate promoter activation following spinal nerve transection
Tawfik, V. L., Regan, M. R., Haenggeli, C., Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., & DeLeo, J. A. (2008). Propentofylline-induced astrocyte modulation leads to alterations in glial glutamate promoter activation following spinal nerve transection. NEUROSCIENCE, 152(4), 1086-1092.

Neuregulin 1 is a pronociceptive cytokine that is regulated by progesterone in the spinal cord: Implications for sex specific pain modulation
LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., & DeLeo, J. A. (2008). Neuregulin 1 is a pronociceptive cytokine that is regulated by progesterone in the spinal cord: Implications for sex specific pain modulation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, 12(1), 94-103.

Intracranial self-stimulation of the dorsal raphe sensitizes psychostimulant locomotion
Boye, S. M., Grant, R. J., & Tawfik, V. L. (2007). Intracranial self-stimulation of the dorsal raphe sensitizes psychostimulant locomotion. BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 121(3), 550-558.

Efficacy of propentofylline, a glial modulating agent, on existing mechanical allodynia following peripheral nerve injury
Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., & DeLeo, J. A. (2007). Efficacy of propentofylline, a glial modulating agent, on existing mechanical allodynia following peripheral nerve injury. BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY, 21(2), 238-246.

Induction of astrocyte differentiation by propentofylline increases glutamate transporter expression in vitro: Heterogeneity of the quiescent phenotype
Tawfik, V. L., LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Bercury, K. K., Nutile-McMenemy, N., Harris, B. T., & DeLeo, J. A. (2006). Induction of astrocyte differentiation by propentofylline increases glutamate transporter expression in vitro: Heterogeneity of the quiescent phenotype. GLIA, 54(3), 193-203.

Differential spinal cord gene expression in rodent models of radicular and neuropathic pain
LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Tanga, F. Y., Spratt, K. F., & DeLeo, J. A. (2006). Differential spinal cord gene expression in rodent models of radicular and neuropathic pain. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 104(6), 1283-1292.

The tetrapartite synapse: Path to CNS sensitization and chronic pain
de Leo, J. A., Tawfik, V. L., & LaCroix-Fralish, M. L. (2006). The tetrapartite synapse: Path to CNS sensitization and chronic pain. PAIN, 122(1-2), 17-21.

Progesterone mediates gonadal hormone differences in tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following L5 nerve root ligation in female rats
Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., & DeLeo, J. A. (2006). Progesterone mediates gonadal hormone differences in tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following L5 nerve root ligation in female rats. NEUROSCIENCE, 138(2), 601-608.

Sex differences in lumbar spinal cord gene expression following experimental lumbar radiculopathy
LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Spratt, K. F., & DeLeo, J. A. (2006). Sex differences in lumbar spinal cord gene expression following experimental lumbar radiculopathy. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE, 30(3), 283-295.

Differential regulation of neuregulin 1 expression by progesterone in astrocytes and neurons
LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., Harris, B. T., & DeLeo, J. A. (2006). Differential regulation of neuregulin 1 expression by progesterone in astrocytes and neurons. NEURON GLIA BIOLOGY, 2, 227-234.

Safety issues concerning the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids.
Ware, M. A., & Tawfik, V. L. (2005). Safety issues concerning the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Pain research & management , 10, 31A-7A.

Transcriptional and translational regulation of glial activation by morphine in a rodent model of neuropathic pain
Tawfik, V. L., Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Nutile-McMeneny, N., & DeLeo, J. A. (2005). Transcriptional and translational regulation of glial activation by morphine in a rodent model of neuropathic pain. JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS, 313(3), 1239-1247.

The organizational and activational effects of sex hormones on tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following lumbar nerve root injury in male and female rats
Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., & DeLeo, J. A. (2005). The organizational and activational effects of sex hormones on tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following lumbar nerve root injury in male and female rats. PAIN, 114(1-2), 71-80.

Neuroimmune activation and neuroinflammation in chronic pain and opioid tolerance/hyperalgesia.
DeLeo, J. A., Tanga, F. Y., & Tawfik, V. L. (2004). Neuroimmune activation and neuroinflammation in chronic pain and opioid tolerance/hyperalgesia. Neuroscientist, 10(1).