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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-1750


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Houston, TX 77030

Cristina Trandafir, MD

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Fellowship Clinical Neurophysiology 2017
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Residency Child Neurology 2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Residency Pediatrics 2013
C. Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1997


My specialty is in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures and epilepsy. I enjoy educating and helping patients and their families choose the right strategies and treatments for seizure control. I believe that involving patients and families in the decision-making process is crucial for a successful outcome.

Clinical Interests:

Drug-resistant epilepsy

Epilepsy surgery

Autoimmune epilepsy


Research Interests:


Autoimmune epilepsy


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Member
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Member
Child Neurology Society (CNS) Member

Selected Publications

Trandafir CC, Pouliot WA, Dudek FE, Ekstrand JJ. Co-administration of subtherapeutic diazepam enhances neuroprotective effect of COX-2 inhibitor, NS-398, after lithium pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus. Neuroscience 2015 Jan 22;284:601-610. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.10.021. Epub 2014 Oct 18. PMID: 25453777; PMCID: PMC4326254.

Ji X, Wang A, Trandafir CC, Kurahashi K. Influence of experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage on nicotine-induced contraction of the rat basilar artery in relation to arachidonic acid metabolites signaling pathway. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Oct;22(7):951-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.12.001. Epub 2011 Dec 29. PMID: 22209310.

Ji X, Trandafir CC, Wang A, Kurahashi K. Effects of the experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage on the eicosanoid receptors in nicotine-induced contraction of the rat basilar artery. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov;22(8):1258-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2012.07.007. Epub 2012 Aug 14. PMID: 22898587.

Trandafir CC, Nishihashi T, Ji X, Wang A, Kurahashi K. Cysteinyl leukotrienes and leukotriene B mediate vasoconstriction to arginine vasopressin in rat basilar artery. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2005 Dec;32(12):1027-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1681.2005.04300.x. PMID: 16445567.

Trandafir CC, Nishihashi T, Wang A, Murakami S, Ji X, Kurahashi K. Participation of vasopressin in the development of cerebral vasospasm in a rat model of subarachnoid haemorrhage. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2004 Apr;31(4):261-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1681.2004.03986.x. PMID: 15053824.

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