Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD

Manuel M. Buitrago Blanco, MD, PhD

Neurology| Neurocritical Care
Primary Location
UCLA Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza 420
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Manuel Buitrago-Blanco is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a Neurologist specialized in Critical Care and neurological emergencies such as brain hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, acute brain trauma, acute spinal cord injury, and acute infectious/inflammatory disorders affecting the nervous system. He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and board certified in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Buitrago-Blanco earned his medical degree from Xaverian University in Colombia, followed by a doctoral research degree in neuroscience from the Max Planck School of Neuroscience at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. He graduated from the Neurology Residency program at Cleveland Clinic and earned a subspecialty degree in Neurosciences Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University.

At UCLA, Dr. Buitrago-Blanco actively collaborates with experts via the Comprehensive Stroke Center, the Trauma Center (Level 1) and the Brain Injury Research Center helping improve the care and treatment of all patients with acute neurological diseases in the Intensive Care Unit

Medical Associations:


Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010


Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2010


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2007


International Max Planck Research Sch., Univ. of Tubingen, Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience, PhD, 2005
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, MD, 2000