Neurointerventional Radiology

Neurointerventional Radiology, or Neuro IR (NIR), is a subspecialty of the UCSF Department of Radiology where world-renowned physicians develop and perfect new techniques to treat stroke, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other life threatening conditions of the central nervous system through endovascular approaches. 

 Why choose Neurointerventional Radiology at UCSF

  • Accurate image interpretation and diagnosis
  • Patient–centered imaging
  • Endovascular techniques that lower the risk to patients, shorten hospital stays, and hasten patient recovery
  • UCSF angiogram suites are state-of-the-art with the ability to produce highest quality images to evaluate and treat cerebrovascular disorders
  • Advanced procedures regularly performed at UCSF
  • Ongoing development of new diagnostic and endovascular treatments for disorders involving the blood vessels of the brain, head, neck, and spine

Conditions we address

  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
  • Birthmarks and Vascular Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysms:  Ruptured and Unruptured
  • Brain Tumors:  Pre-Operative Embolization
  • Carotid Artery Disease and Stenosis
  • Chronic Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Complex Partial Seizure
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Dissection of Carotid and Vertebral Arteries
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Retinoblastomas
  • Spinal AVMs and Spinal DAVFs
  • Stroke - Acute Ischemic
  • Stroke - Acute Hemorrhagic

Neurointerventional Radiology Services

Who we partner with

  • Patients and their families
  • Researchers from our own and other institutions
  • Donors and other visionaries committed to improving the lives of others
  • Referring colleagues and physicians including:  Neurology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, ENT, Emergency Room, Cardiology
  • Other specialists are welcome to consult and discuss referrals

Who we are

  • Faculty members
  • Neurointerventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellows
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Research staff
  • Medical and graduate students

Neurointerventional Radiology Faculty

Chief of Neurointerventional Radiology
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Associate Professor
Director, Neuro Interventional Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Asst Professor In Residence