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Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Aneurysm and AVM Program


The Department of Neurosurgery

Aneurysm and AVM Program

Brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are primarily treated by physician specialists in the UCLA Brain Aneurysm and AVM Program.

Under the innovative leadership of Neil A. Martin, M.D., FAANS, the UCLA Brain Aneurysm and AVM Program is a world leader for the diagnosis, treatment and management of vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord.  UCLA neurovascular surgeons collaborated with colleagues in diagnostic neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, stroke neurology, neurological critical care, stereotactic radiosurgery, and neurological rehabilitation to treat more than 12,000 patients in 15 years.

The program specializes in the management of complex central nervous system vascular disorders, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas, and carotid and intracerebral stenosis.  Clinicians and researchers work closely with the UCLA Stroke Center, the first in Los Angeles County certified by the Joint  ommission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a Primary Stroke Center.

As part of an academic Center of Excellence, the program offers opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge treatments sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The neurovascular team is constantly analyzing results to improve outcomes and works tirelessly to provide the very best quality of care.

Telephone Number
(310) 825-5111 General information and referral

Director Specialty
Martin, Neil MD Neurological Surgery

Arnold, Anthony MD Ophthalmology
Ausman, James MD Neurological Surgery
Bentson, John MD Diagnostic Radiology
De Salles, Antonio MD, PhD Neurological Surgery
Duckwiler, Gary MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Frazee, John MD Neurological Surgery
Gonzalez, Nestor MD Neurological Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Jahan, Reza MD Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Diagnostic Radiology
Saver, Jeffrey MD Neurology
Starkman, Sidney MD Emergency Medicine
Szeder, Viktor MD, PhD Interventional Radiology; Vascular Neurology
Vespa, Paul MD Neurology

Body System Location
Brain and Nerves