Cerebrovascular Disorders

AneurysmSurgical management of cerebrovascular disorders is coordinated through the UCSF Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, a multidisciplinary program at the UCSF Medical Center involving more than 30 specialists including neurosurgeons, neurologists, and interventional neuroradiologists. The Center offers a complete spectrum of therapies to meet individual patient needs with the highest degree of quality, and is accessible at all times to physicians for consultation, referrals, and transfers.

The Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease has become the leading referral center for cerebrovascular disease in the northern California region, caring for more than 300 aneurysm patients and more than 75 arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients annually. UCSF is also designated one of six Centers of Excellence for the treatment of cavernous malformations by the Angioma Alliance. 

Many cerebrovascular disorders can be successfully treated with surgery, eliminating the threat of hemorrhage and the risk of death.  These include:

Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
Vascular Malformations
       • Dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF)
       • Cavernous malformation (cavernous angioma)
Ischemic Disorders
Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders

Activities at the UCSF Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Conference - Wednesdays 12PM
Physicians are invited to attend, present clinical cases, or mail in cases for presentation. Films should be mailed with a brief clinical summary to:
Adib Abla, MD
UCSF Cerebrovascular Disorders [&] Stroke Program
505 Parnassus Avenue, M-780
San Francisco, CA 94143-0112
The Stroke Team will evaluate these cases, respond promptly by phone, and return all films by mail.
Continuing Medical Education Programs
Members of the UCSF Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases are available to present continuing medical education programs. If you are interested in these activities, please contact Adib Abla, MD at adib.abla@ucsf.edu.