Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, MD

Roberto Rodriguez Rubio MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology

Director, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory 








Dr. Rodriguez is the director and principal investigator of the Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory. He is a neurosurgeon specializing in neurovascular, white matter, and skull base neuroanatomy. He is trained in creating 3D anatomical volumetric models and virtual neurosurgical simulations. Dr. Rodriguez Rubio oversees the activity of the laboratory and coaches the research fellows.

As a neurosurgical resident at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Fray Antonio Alcalde," he actively participated in Guadalajara's Mission Brain with neurosurgical teams from UCSF and Johns Hopkins. He had the opportunity to attend several cadaveric courses in the United States – further igniting his passion for cadaveric dissections in the hopes of improving results in the operating room. He has an extensive observership experience from countries including the United States, Germany, France, and England.

Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2010: MD, University of Guadalajara
2010-2011: Residency, General Surgery, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara
2011-2016: Residency, Neurological Surgery, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara
2016-2017: Research Fellow, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology, UCSF

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Selected Recent Publications

Tayebi Meybodi A, Benet A, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Lawton MT. Comprehensive Anatomic Assessment of the Pterional, Orbitopterional, and Orbitozygomatic Approaches for Basilar Apex Aneurysm Clipping.Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Dec 21. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx265. [Epub ahead of print].

Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Cross-Wise Counter Clipping of a Dolichoectatic Left Vertebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx083. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28525613.

Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Macrovascular Decompression of Brainstem and Lower Cranial Nerves: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jan 1;14(1):81-82. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx045. PubMed PMID: 29253294.

Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Simultaneous Clipping of a Basilar Apex Aneurysm and Right Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Nov 2. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx227. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106660.

Benet A, Tabani H, Griswold D, Yousef S, Rubio RR, Lawton MT. Supracerebellar-Infratentorial Approach for Resection of Tectal and Thalamic Cavernous Malformations: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun 10. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx135. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28973695.

Meybodi AT, Lawton MT, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Benet A. Contralateral Approach to Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: An Anatomical-Clinical Analysis to Improve Patient Selection. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e274-e280. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.09.160. Epub 2017 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 28987838.

Rubio RR, Lawton MT, Kola O, Tabani H, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Burkhardt JK, El-Sayed I, Benet A. The Middle Temporal Artery: Surgical Anatomy and Exposure for Cerebral Revascularization. World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct 27. pii: S1878-8750(17)31828-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.100. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29111474.

Benet A, Griswold D, Tabani H, Rubio RR, Yousef S, Meybodi AT, Lawton MT. Contralateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach to Medial Frontal Arteriovenous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jan 1;14(1):86. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx065. PubMed PMID: 28521028.

Tayebi Meybodi A, Lawton MT, Rodriguez Rubio R, Yousef S, Guo X, Feng X, Benet A. Internal Maxillary Artery to Upper Posterior Circulation Bypass Using a Superficial Temporal Artery Graft: Surgical Anatomy and Feasibility Assessment.World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov;107:314-321.