Neurovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery

This division represents a comprehensive approach to cerebrovascular disease that includes microsurgery, endovascular embolization techniques for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain AVMs using the Gamma Knife and X Knife (LINAC based).

In addition, clinical experience is available in microsurgery for stroke prevention, as well as carotid endarterectomy and balloon angioplasty of the carotid artery if patients are not candidates for open surgical procedures.

Within the past year, over four hundred aneurysms and one hundred forty one brain AVMs were treated, and twelve carotid endarterectomies and forty-nine angioplasty procedures were performed. This represents a larger volume of vascular neurosurgery than all other programs in the Philadelphia region combined.

Our Team

Pascal Jabbour, MD Angela & Richard T. Clark Distinguished Professor; and Division Chief for Neurovascular Surgery & Endovascular Surgery 215-955-7000

Robert Rosenwasser, MD, MBA Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professor in Neurological Surgery
Professor, Radiology

Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Endovascular Surgery & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
Director, Neurosurgery Clerkship Program

M. Reid Gooch, MD Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Vascular Neurological Surgery Division

Richard F. Schmidt, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Hekmat Zarzour, MD Division Chief of Neurosurgery Jefferson New Jersey
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience Thomas Jefferson University Hospital