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Randall Higashida

Department of Radiology, Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Anesthesiology
Chief Division of Interventional Neurovascular Radiology
UCSF Medical Center, University of California
San Francisco, USA


Dr. Higashida is a Clinical Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Anesthesiology at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. He is the Chief of the Division of Interventional Neurovascular Radiology, one of the leading institutions specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of complex cerebrovascular diseases and stroke. 
He has published over 310 scientific articles on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases and authored over 110 book chapters and 4 textbooks. His articles have appeared in Stroke, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Endovascular Surgery, Lancet, Neurology, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is on 10 scientific editorial boards and serves as a manuscript reviewer for 9 additional journals. He has presented at over 750 scientific and professional meetings around the world. 
Dr. Higashida has served as a member of numerous medical and scientific committees including the Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Task Force Committee, the American Heart Association Stroke Council Research Committee, the American Society of Neuroradiology Executive Committee, and the Society of Neuro Interventional Surgery Executive Committee. He is past President of the Society of Neuro Interventional Surgery, past chairman of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Interventions, a member of the US FDA Neurological Devices Advisory Panel, and was on the oversight committee of the National Institutes of Health trial for carotid artery stenting. 
He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and did his residency and fellowship training at UCLA Medical Center, in Los Angeles, California.

Research Interest:

Interventional Neuroradiology
Endovascular Neurosurgery
Neuro Interventional Surgery
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Neuro Interventional Radiology
Endovascular Treatment of Brain Aneurysms
Interventional Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Carotid Artery Stenting
Intracranial Angioplasty & Stenting
Treatment of Intracranial Arterial Vasospasm