Charles J. Prestigiacomo
Chair & Director of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA
Dr. Charles J. Prestigiacomo is renowned for his specialty in cerebrovascular microsurgery (aneurysms, AVM, cavernous malformation, carotid endarterectomy and bypass), endovascular surgery for the treatment of all brain, spinal cord and head/neck pathology (aneurysms, AVM, stroke, tumor, vessel occlusion) and stereotactic radiosurgery for vascular lesions. His research has included topics such as the outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage, mechanisms of cerebral vasospasm, decision analysis and biophysics of aneurysm formation.
A 1993 graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Prestigiacomo completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Center for Endovascular Surgery.
Dr. Prestigiacomo holds triple appointments as Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Neurology at the New Jersey Medical School. He is Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at University Hospital, Program Director for the Neurosurgical Residency Training Program at the New Jersey Medical School and is a Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Dr. Charles J. Prestigiacomo's research interests include: cerebrovascular microsurgery (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, carotid endarterectomy and bypass), endovascular surgery for the treatment of all brain, spinal cord and head/neck pathology (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke, tumor, vessel occlusion) and stereotactic radiosurgery for vascular lesions