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Charles Prestigiacomo, MD
Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program
As Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Prestigiacomo provides attending residents with the highest level of neurosurgical training and teaches them the latest medical techniques. He also directs the Cerebrovascular Center in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Prestigiacomo is renowned for his specialty in cerebrovascular microsurgery (aneurysms, AVM, cavernous malformation, carotid endarterectomy and bypass), endovascular surgery for the treatment of all brain, spinal cord and head/neck pathology (aneurysms, AVM, stroke, tumor, vessel occlusion) and stereotactic radiosurgery for vascular lesions. His research has included topics such as the outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage, mechanisms of cerebral vasospasm, decision analysis and biophysics of aneurysm formation.

During his residency, Dr. Prestigiacomo became interested in the various aspects of cerebrovascular disease. This interest led him to spend one year on the Interventional Neuroradiology/Endovascular Service at Columbia-Presbyterian, studying the numerous techniques by which cerebrovascular disease could be treated from within the vessels of the brain and spinal cord.

After completing his residency in 2000, Dr. Prestigiacomo sought further subspecialized training in Neurointerventional Radiology/Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. During this time, he continued to develop the necessary endovascular skills for the treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord as well as the head and neck.

View the latest article written by Chirag D. Gandhi, MD and Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS here.