Specialty Neurological Surgery
Degrees M.D.
Areas of Expertise
  • Brain: Tumor, Trauma, Hydrocephalus, Stroke, Chiari
  • Spine: Tumor, Trauma, Failed Neck/Back Syndrome, Scoliosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certification Board Eligible
Languages English, Spanish, Armenian

Sean William Kaloostian, MD is a Board Eligible Neurological Surgeon. He strives to provide excellent care to his patients to help restore their function and give them the best opportunity to live their life to the fullest.

— HSC

Sean William Kaloostian, MD grew up in Los Angeles in a family of physicians. He attended Providence High School in Burbank after which he matriculated into the University of California, Riverside. He spent three years in college where he triple-majored in Biology, Psychology, and Sociology. In high school and college, he was involved in several community service and volunteer activities. He was eventually rewarded with the honor of being a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

Following his undergraduate years, he was accepted into the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences. Four years later, he graduated from UCLA Medical School with an interest in pursuing cranial and spinal surgery. He completed a one-year internship in general surgery at UCLA, after which he was accepted into UC Irvine for neurological surgery residency. His residency lasted 7 years and he served as Chief resident in his final year. During his medical school years and residency training, he published multiple articles and chapters in addition to writing a series of books with his brother, a neurosurgeon, and his sister, a geriatrician.

After graduating residency, he was hired to join the group at the Haider Spine Center to help perform complex cranial and spinal surgeries including the surgical treatment of hydrocephalus, brain and spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, and spinal deformity and scoliosis.

In his free time, Sean enjoys playing basketball, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, and spending time with his wife and family. His inspiration and motivation come from his mother, whose strength drives him every day.

Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Medicine

University of California, Riverside
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
7-Year Accelerated Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences

Riverside/Los Angeles, California

B.A. Biology,
B.A. Psychology,
B.A. Sociology

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Chief Resident Physician in Neurosurgery

UCI Medical Center

Orange, California

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Rotation

San Antonio Regional Hospital

Upland, California

Enfolded Fellowship in Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery

UCI Medical Center

Orange, California

Pediatric Neurosurgery Rotation

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Orange, California

Neurological Surgery Residency

Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim

Anaheim, California

Neurological Surgery Residency

UCI Medical Center

Orange, California

General Surgery Internship

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section

North American Spine Society (NASS)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Past Educational Activities

UCR Medical School Interview Committee

UC Irvine Quality and Safety Oversight Committee

UC Irvine Critical Care Committee

California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS)

UC Irvine Medical Center Brain Tumor Board (BTB)

UC Irvine Neurological Surgery Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety Conference

UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program Medical Education Committee (MEC)

Orangewood Foundation – Foster and Community Youth Services

Neurotrauma Clinic

Student-Run Health Clinic

Medical Scholars Program

Habitat for Humanity

Hospital Volunteerism

Private Practice

Honors

Chen JW, Paff MR, Abrams-Alexandru D, Kaloostian SW
Decreasing the Cerebral Edema Associated with Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhages: Use of a Minimally Invasive Technique
Acta Neurochir Suppl
2016
121:279-84
doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18497-5 48. PMID: 26463961
Cutler AR, Kaloostian SW, Ishiyama A, Frazee JG
Two-handed Endoscopic-directed Vestibular Nerve Sectioning: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Journal of Neurosurgery
Sept
2012
117(3):507- 13
PMID: 22817903
Ghostine SS, Kaloostian PE, Ordookhanian C, Kaloostian SW, Zarrini P, Kim T, Scibelli S, Clark- Schoeb SJ, Samudrala S, Lauryssen C, Gill AS, Johnson PJ
Improving C1-C2 Complex Fusion Rates: An Alternative Approach
Cureus
Nov 29
2017
9(11)
PMID: 29392099
Kaloostian SW, Vartanian TK, Ordookhanian C, Vartanian T, Kaloostian PE
Concomitant Fibrous Dysplasia with Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Formation within the Skull, Humerus and Rib
Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Jul 21
2018
PMID: 30057744
Kaloostian SW, Vartanian TK, Ordookhanian C, Vartanian T, Kaloostian PE
Recurrent Caterpillar-like Arachnoid Cysts Following Initial Resection: A Unique Presentation of a Disorder Where the Limits of Modern Medicine Are Reached
Cureus
Jan 23
2019
11(1):e3946
doi: 10.7759/cureus.3946. PMID:30937244
Sahyouni R, Rajaii R, Moshtaghi O, Bustillo D, Tran DK, Kaloostian SW, Chen JW
Assessment of Google Glass as an Adjunct in Neurological Surgery
Surgical Neurology International
Apr 26
2017
8:68
PMID: 28540134
Kaloostian SW, Hsu FPK
Neural Plasticity Following Central Nervous System Insults
Journal of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
2014
1(1):1-5
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Neurosurgical Infections Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Neurosurgical Oncology Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Neurosurgical Pathology Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Neurovascular and Neurointerventional Neurosurgery Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Pediatric Neurology Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Pediatric Neurosurgery Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking the USMLE Step 2 CK: First Edition
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking the USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook: First Edition
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking the USMLE Step 3: First Edition
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking the USMLE Step 3 Qbook: First Edition
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
Cracking Trauma Neurosurgery Vignettes
Kaloostian SW, Kaloostian PE, Kaloostian CL
First Printing
2012
Ball BZ, Kaloostian SW, Khalil A
Traumatic Unilateral Cervical Spine Perched Facet
Spine Universe
https://www.spineuniverse.com/professional/case-studies/ball/traumatic-unilateral-cervical-spine-perched-facet
March
2017
Ball BZ, Kaloostian SW, Khalil A
Cervical Spine Multiple Myeloma with Kyphotic Deformity and Cervical Myelopathy
Spine Universe
https://www.spineuniverse.com/professional/case-studies/khalil/cervical-spine- multiple-myeloma-kyphotic-deformity-cervical
May
2017
Sean William Kaloostian
The Effects of Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Academic Performance on Belief in the Paranormal
Undergraduate Upper Division Honors Thesis
University of California, Riverside, Faculty Advisor: Curt Burgess, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology)
2006
Chen JW, Kaloostian SW
Use of Minimally Invasive Techniques Under Austere Circumstances for the Urgent Resection of Subcortical Intracerebral Hemorrhages
12th International Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
March 6-8
2015
poster presentation
Kaloostian SW, Chen JW
Reducing Cerebral Edema from Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhages
Annual California Association of Neurological Surgeons
Newport Beach, CA
January 18
2015
oral presentation