Gary R. Duckwiler, MD

Gary R. Duckwiler, MD

Interventional Neuroradiology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Imaging Center & Interventional Radiology Clinic
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Gary R. Duckwiler is Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the Chief and Fellowship Director of the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, and Co-Director of the HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Center of Excellence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Co-Founder of the UCLA Vascular Birthmark Center.

Dr. Duckwiler received his medical degree, Radiology residency, Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship and Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship at UCLA. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Radiological Sciences since 1989.

Besides his involvement in all aspects of Interventional Neuroradiology/NeuroEndovascular Surgery, he has a particular and longstanding interest in acute stroke treatment, and was deeply involved in the development, trials, and FDA/CMS approval processes for the first cleared stroke device (MERCI device). He also has a deep focus on Aneurysm therapy, and was one of the physicians involved in the first human case of aneurysm detachable coiling. He was prior President of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, prior Board member of the World Federation of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology, and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. He holds certifications by the American Board of Radiology in both Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology and by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in CNS-Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Duckwiler's clinical interests include Interventional Spine Service.




Medical Board Certifications

Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 1996
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1987


UCLA School of Medicine, 1989


UCLA School of Medicine, 1987


Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1984


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1983


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Arteriovenous malformation (avm)
Acute stroke management
Carotid stenosis
Tumor embolization
Intracranial angioplasty
Cerebral aneurysm

In the News

"How did the recent stroke trials change your daily practice?" - UCLA Interventional Neuroradiology

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2022
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021