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Robert Spetzler
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Dr. Robert Spetzler received his MD from Northwestern University and completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF in 1977. In 1980, at Case Western, he received his first major NIH grant-developing a primate stroke model used to test therapeutic treatments for stroke and cerebral ischemia. Since 1983 he is the Chair of Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, an internationally recognized center of excellence, and ais lso its Director since 1985. Contributions include the development of theories on normal perfusion pressure breakthrough and how the size of AMVs is related to their rupture; development of a heuristic grading system of AVMs; advances in the surgical treatment of complex cerebrovascular lesions based on hypothermia, barbiturates, and cardiac arrest; and development of innovative surgical approaches for skull base surgery. To date, he treated close to 5700 aneurysms; published almost 500 articles in refereed journals, 200 chapters, and edited or coauthored numerous books.


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Michael A. Bohl II M.D. Fellow Physician Resident Physician
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

Mark E. Oppenlander
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

Al-Wala Awad
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

HZ

Hasan A. Zaidi
Allergy and Immunology
1 co-publications

Al-Homam Awad
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

AM

Andrew Montoure
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

HZ

Hasan Zaidi None
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

JS

John P. Sheehy M.D.
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

AS

Andrew G. Shetter
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications