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Ajay K. Wakhloo, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., is an internationally renowned Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Director, Division Neuroimaging and Intervention (NII) in the Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Wakhloo was a tenured Professor of Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Radiology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the University of Mainz, Germany, where he also received a Ph.D. in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders. Dr. Wakhloo completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the City Hospital of Wiesbaden, Medical School, University of Mainz, and continued his training in Radiology at the City Hospital of Wiesbaden as well as the University of Freiburg, Germany. He conducted a Fellowships in Neurosurgy (University of Freiburg) and Endovascular Surgery (SUNY-Buffalo), as well as Research Fellowships in Neurological Surgery (Barrow Neurological Institute) and in Neurosurgery (SUNY-Buffalo).
Dr. Wakhloo has been the recipient of numerous scientific (e.g., Best Computer-assisted Exhibit at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology, many Merit Awards for scientific excellence) and clinical (Best Doctors in America, 2005-2012) awards and honors. He was named a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Stroke Council in 2009. He is a member of The Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS)
American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR), American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Radiology Council (AHA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
The Massachusetts Medical Society, The Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ESNR), and he is a Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
His primary areas of focus include acute stroke therapy, isolation of intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of various endovascular procedures which are now established treatments. Dr. Wakhloo has secured significant research funds from private and federal sources as a principal and co-investigator of large grants.
He has served on numerous Editorial Boards and is a reviewer for more than 15 Medical Journals, has served in wide capacity on several national and international professional societies and is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards for several Pharmaceutical and Device companies.
Dr. Wakhloo has consistently held positions of University and Departmental service, such as Chairman, Department of Radiology Policy Action Committee, Director, Division Neuroimaging and Intervention and Director Clinical Research in Radiology, Director, New England Center for Stroke Research, Department of Radiology which he holds currently at UMASS Medical School.
He has served as a key member of national and international professional societies, through lectures, courses, workshops and symposia. He has, throughout his career, been dedicated to teaching and mentoring faculty, fellows and residents as well as supervising doctoral students and serving as a research adviser to individuals throughout their research careers.
Dr. Wakhloo holds 5 US patents for vascular and neurovascular devices. He has over 500 publications, presentations and abstracts (including 2 books and approximately 200 peer reviewed articles and chapters).